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Midseason All-Pro Team
Posted: Wednesday November 03, 1999 03:11 PM
In the Nov. 8 issue of Sports Illustrated, senior writer Peter King assesses the 1999 NFL campaign at its halfway mark. Here are some pieces of his midseason report, including his postseason predictions.
Three months ago most of America hadn't heard of Kurt Warner. Today, at least in the eyes of 25 pro personnel directors and scouts polled by SI, the Rams' quarterback is the MVP of the first half of the '99 season. "He may be a Cinderella story, but he's for real," says St. Louis offensive coordinator Mike Martz. The most interesting selection, though, was the panel's top executive of the half season: former Redskins general manager Charley Casserly, who was removed from his position by new Washington owner Daniel Snyder in July. Casserly put a solid nucleus in place -- Washington is 5-2 -- and positioned the Skins for long-term success, with three first-round picks in 2000.
| OFFENSE |
| WR Marvin Harrison, Colts|| 22 1/2|
| WR Isaac Bruce, Rams|| 20|
| TE Tony Gonzalez, Chiefs ||11 1/2|
| T Tony Boselli, Jaguars|| 17|
| T Orlando Pace, Rams|| 13|
| G Larry Allen, Cowboys|| 24|
| G Adam Timmerman, Rams|| 8|
| C Dermontti Dawson, Steelers ||10|
| QB Kurt Warner, Rams ||18 1/2|
| RB Marshall Faulk, Rams ||10 1/2|
| FB Charles Way, Giants ||2|
| DEFENSE |
| DE Tony Brackens, Jaguars ||14|
| DE Michael Strahan, Giants ||12|
| DT Warren Sapp, Bucs ||24|
| DT Darrell Russell, Raiders|| 6|
| LB Junior Seau, Chargers ||21|
| LB Ray Lewis, Ravens ||14 1/2|
| LB Derrick Brooks, Bucs||9|
| CB Ty Law, Patriots|| 10|
| CB Charles Woodson, Raiders ||7|
| FS Keith Lyle, Rams|| 7|
| SS Lawyer Milloy, Patriots ||8 1/2|
| SPECIAL TEAMS |
| K Olindo Mare, Dolphins ||19|
| P Mitch Berger, Vikings|| 12|
| KR Tony Horne, Rams ||11|
| PR Charlie Rogers, Seahawks|| 9|
| HONORS |
| MVP: Warner ||14|
| Coach: Dick Vermeil, Rams|| 15 1/2|
| Executive: Casserly ||8|
| Offensive rookie: Edgerrin James, RB, Colts ||20|
| Defensive rookie: Champ Bailey, CB, Redskins|| 19|
Issue date: November 8, 1999
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