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Rodgers named Pro Football Weekly’s MVP, Cobb makes All-Rookie Team

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 16, 2012 – 12:36 pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been named Pro Football Weekly’s Most Valuable Player for the 2011 NFL season. He also made the publication’s annual All-NFL Team as the lone quarterback. WR/KR Randall Cobb was honored as the All-Rookie Team kickoff returner. The awards are voted on by Pro Football Weekly, along with the Professional Football Writers of America.

Here is the full list of honors:

2011 All-NFL Team

Aaron Rodgers / Packers

Running backs
Maurice Jones-Drew / Jaguars
LeSean McCoy / Eagles

Wide receivers
Calvin Johnson / Lions
Wes Welker / Patriots

Tight end
Rob Gronkowski / Patriots

Maurkice Pouncey / Steelers

Offensive Guards
Jahri Evans / Saints
Carl Nicks / Saints

Offensive Tackles
Jason Peters / Eagles
Joe Thomas / Browns

Defensive ends
Jared Allen / Vikings
Jason Pierre-Paul / Giants

Defensive tackles
Haloti Ngata / Ravens
Justin Smith / 49ers

Outside linebackers
DeMarcus Ware / Cowboys
Terrell Suggs / Ravens

Inside linebacker
Patrick Willis / 49ers

Darrelle Revis / Jets
Johnathan Joseph / Texans

Troy Polamalu / Steelers
Eric Weddle / Chargers

David Akers / 49ers

Andy Lee / 49ers

Punt returner
Patrick Peterson / Cardinals

Kickoff returner
Joe McKnight / Jets

Matthew Slater / Patriots

Most Valuable Player — Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
Defensive MVP — Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs
Coach of the Year — 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh
Rookie of the Year — Panthers QB Cam Newton
Offensive Rookie of the Year — Panthers QB Cam Newton
Defensive Rookie of the Year — 49ers OLB Aldon Smith
Most Improved Player of the Year — Giants WR Victor Cruz
Comeback Player of the Year — Lions QB Matthew Stafford
Executive of the Year — 49ers GM Trent Baalke
Assistant Coach of the Year — Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips
Golden Toe (Best Placekicker or Punter)  — 49ers PK David Akers/49ers P Andy Lee (co-winners)

2011 All-rookie Team

Cam Newton / Panthers

Running backs
DeMarco Murray / Cowboys
Roy Helu / Redskins

Wide receivers
A.J. Green / Bengals
Julio Jones / Falcons

Tight end
Kyle Rudolph / Vikings

Mike Pouncey / Dolphins

Offensive Guards
Stefen Wisniewski / Raiders
Danny Watkins / Eagles

Offensive Tackles
Tyron Smith / Cowboys
Nate Solder / Patriots

Defensive ends
J.J. Watt / Texans
Jabaal Sheard / Browns

Defensive tackles
Marcell Dareus / Bills
Phil Taylor / Browns

Aldon Smith / 49ers
Von Miller / Broncos
Ryan Kerrigan / Redskins

Patrick Peterson / Cardinals
Richard Sherman / Seahawks

Chris Conte / Bears
Chris Harris / Broncos

Dan Bailey / Cowboys

Matt Bosher / Falcons

Punt returner
Patrick Peterson / Cardinals

Kickoff returner
Randall Cobb / Packers

Special teamer
Akeem Dent / Falcons

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21 Responses to “Rodgers named Pro Football Weekly’s MVP, Cobb makes All-Rookie Team”

  1. By The Ditka on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    DISCOUNT DOUBLECHECK!!! How bout some deep fried kraut!!!

  2. By Lance Vombardee on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Go back to making commercials, dancing QB, at least when the Vikings were 15-1, they won one playoff game, so much for your arrogant season.

  3. By BIG CHEESE on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ditka, I noticed you were too worried during the season about the Pack’s success to offer any imput on this site, but now that the Packers fell you come out like the cockroach you are. It’s obvious your more concerned with the Packers losing than you are with the Bears winning. Now I know I was right about your Dad abusing you as a child while the Packers were beating the Bears on TV. Meds anyone?

  4. By The Ditka on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Big Cheese, The Ditka was consumed with watching Da Bears fall off the face of the NFL earth as a result of numerous season ending injuries. Whether it be a preseason loss, postseason loss, or ANYWHERE in between, The Ditka always enjoys a Packer loss. Remember kids, The Ditka owns you!! Enough talk, let’s eat. Cheese curds and gravy!!! It’s whats for dinner.

  5. By BIG CHEESE on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    I think we’ll be talking next season Ditka. Three strong teams in the NFC North next year. Electroconvulsive therapy anybody?

  6. By montanapackfan on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    Nicely put Big Cheese

    Hey Ditka…where ya been all year Bear loser…isn’t it interesting that all the loser teams fans unite here to talk smack when most of their teams didn’t even make the show.

    @ Vance Vombardai (AKA Dunce Dumbardi)

    How many NFL Championships and SB’s have the Viks won.

    Roll on Green Roll on

  7. By montanapackfan on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply


    Sounds more like you were mulling over excuses for your sorry ” bearcubs” lousy season. That is the difference really…true character always rises to the top…you are like gas which always finds the lowest elevation.

    Roll on Green Roll on

  8. By BIG CHEESE on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Montana, MrReality (my brother) makes a good point. All the haters on these blogs since we fell yesterday are in more shock than Packer fans are. It’s a compliment to the Packers and Packer Nation. The team will fix things in the off season and the Pack will be back, more intense than ever next season. As sad as it was to witness what happened against the Giants, I’m still proud of the Packers and their accomplishments the past two seasons. I’ve lived and breathed the Green Bay Packers since the 60’s and will continue to do so. Go Pack Go.. but for now, I have to support my son who is a 49ers fan. Keep rollin Montana…

  9. By purple08 on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    This comment is not directed at the real Packer fans but at the fools who come to the Vikings blog and rub salt in our wounds….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH! How’s that championship belt coming along there Aaron? To the rest of you…Good Luck next year!!

  10. By montanapackfan on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    Back to Fundamentals

    Big Cheese.
    Couldn’t agree more my friend, it’s hard to describe all the feelings really that whirled through my head Sunday during and post game. It was especially hard seeing the fans here beating down the players and organization…some of which could be justified I suppose. I was not surprised by the other NFL team’s fan beat-down, I expected that.

    When you assess the year we had going 15-1 then 0-1 for the playoffs, it is a very stark contrast; almost as if we stopped believing, believed we couldn’t be beat, or just plain didn’t give our best. During the regular season we didn’t block or tackle well…how many times did we see the no-wrap tackles from Sunday during the regular season? There is a laundry list of what-ifs, should- have-done that’s, bad decisions and plenty of blame to go around. When the gun sounds though it’s a team loss, top to bottom and blame should be left alone like a bad habit.

    It is time to heal now by discussing solutions and watching film from not only the Giants loss…but throughout the entire season including our super bowl season where we got it right. Though I kept it to myself, I wondered how long we could mask our defensive gaps while scoring enough to make the difference. How much blame is on the defense when they kept us in games this year by creating turnovers? The only game we lost was to KC when we didn’t create any…and then the Giants Sunday where the differential was skewed heavy in the Giants favor by their defense.

    I read an article yesterday (Milwaukie Journal I think) where a sports writer called our season a total failure. I cannot bring myself to leap that far but I know I sure hope we never find ourselves in this situation again. I trust the players, staff, and organization feel much the same. Green Bay will be a different team next year…for the better or worse remains to be proved.

    While watching the other playoff teams one had to admire the game plans that the winning teams brought to the field. Belichick throwing tight-end Hernandez in to run, dink-and-dunk short passes, then having Brady punt the ball…the element up surprise was impressive.
    Watching SF tackle and the way they hit reminded me of the toughness of the Packers in the 60’s. Some soul searching, re-dedication, and focus is in order starting now…not in April when training camp starts. Basics first: fundamentals…let’s tackle and block well. As Vince said “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It s courage that counts.”

    Roll on Green Roll on

  11. By BIG CHEESE on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    Excellent observations and comments Montana. I believe this off-season will be a productive one. Best stated by the Great Lombardi “When you win you get a feeling of exhilaration. When you lose you get a feeling of resolution. You resolve to never lose again”… Go Pack Go!

  12. By Cali on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    The Pack will be back, dick-a. This team is primed to be in the playoffs for years to come, so another shot at the title isn’t far fetched!! So sit back and soak it up this season, dick-head. Next season you’ll hide out like you did this season. Oh, hey montana and BIG CHEESE!! GO PACK GO!!

  13. By montanapackfan on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    Cali as always you make me laugh.Big Cheese I do think we will resolve the issues and never let a game slip away like Sunday. That is not to diminish the Giants effort in any way…they came to play. The death of Philbin’s son (God rest his soul) in the end weighed more heavily on the team than what was conveyed outwardly by the players and staff and most likely still does.

    I look forward to chatting with you guys in the off season and can’t wait till fall.

    Roll on Green Roll on

  14. By Love A-Rod and teammates. on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    Packer fans need to stop “licking their wounds.” I agree that I was also disappointed in the Packers loss too, but this season was not a total loss and as A-Rod and other
    Christians on the team would say when they really think about it, “It was not God’s Will that we win it this year.” The Pack will be back They will assess their failures and address them during the “off season.”

    Packer fans have no patience and that was evidenced when we experienced the Brett Favre saga and Packer fans SCREAMING for the firing of TT and even Coach McCarthy when they traded away Brett Favre without giving Aaron a chance. It was a real credit to A-Rod for the character and great attitude that he displayed throughout this whole BF saga. Because of his attitude, we now have the best qb in the league. Thank God for a GREAT Season!! We will be back next year. Go Pack Go for the Future!!

  15. By hippster on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    you packer fans are really thin skinned ,nothing better than watching the pack fall like that ,if not for your hometown refs keeping you in the game with those lameass calls, you all didnt stand a chance period,time for all of you to go back to occupying and try to recall your GOV shame on you people in wis ,hope your state goes broke.if you do don;t ask the rest of the states to bail you out,

  16. By BIG CHEESE on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    hippster, funny name, sounds like a character out of a really bad movie from the 1960’s. Funny guy. You are so jealous of the Packers you can’t stand yourself. So happy I’m not you. You should change your handle to the Joker, seeing as you’re a joke and all. And even if the State goes broke, at least they’ll own the winningest team in the history of the NFL…Eat your heart out baby! Go Pack Go….. getting 14 next season.

  17. By hippster on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    what good is owning a team if you can;t turn the lights on? you still have to live with 15 and 1 and done.big cheese funny name are you limbuger or are you colby jack,ill bet your swiss, full of holes

  18. By BIG CHEESE on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    Come on hippy, don’t be so thin-skinned.

  19. By hippster on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    AH BIG SWISS hippys protest, occupy,and hang out in WIS,i hang out at your local elk herds and some of the worlds finest waters fishing,hippys don’t hunt or fish they look for hand outs

  20. By Love A-Rod and teammates. on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks, Jim, NYG fan. I am really glad that you enjoyed your time at Lambeau field and you found the Pack fans very congenial. They interviewed a lady who was a NYG fan and she said that she felt bad for the Packer fans because they were so nice.
    Congrats to the Giants and I hope that they go all the way!!! Most of the time, it is not the team with the best record that wins the SB, but the hottest team and the one that wants it the most. That could very likely be the NYG.

  21. By BIG CHEESE on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    You got long doo-doo.. I hope the 49ers beat you down… and I believe they will..

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