December 31, 2009

Orakpo To Pro Bowl

Brian Orakpo was selected to his first pro bowl in his rookie year on Tuesday.

That's probably the best news I've heard all year from the 'Skins camp.

As bad as 2009 has been, Orakpo is a bright spot for the future. I was very worried about his transition especially with him learning to play LB, but it worked out.

I think we learned that he isn't yet a starting caliber LB. In fact, I think the 'Skins should just abandon that idea, get a real SAM 'backer, and go with Orakpo at DE. He's an absolute monster rushing the passer, and has shown an ability against the run too.

However, I really felt Andre Carter should have been given a spot at DE.

Carter had 11 sacks, but still was terrific against the run. Despite being a smaller DE, he was still able to seal his edge consistently, and could also work his way down the line of scrimmage to stop the ballcarrier.

Matt Mosley from ESPN's NFC East blog thought Carter deserved one too. I would have replaced Julius Peppers with Carter.


3rdStoneFromTheSun said...

happy new year

Jack said...

you too man. hopefully this one will be better!