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There were really no surprises here except that middle linebacker Ray Lewis was left off the team. He didn't earn a spot, but name recognition usually is worth another year or two for a top-caliber player on the downside. Jonathan Odgen deserved the recognition because he has re-established himself as one of the top (if not the best) left tackles in the league. Both Terrell Suggs and Adalius Thomas earned their spots. Suggs has gotten better every year, and is actually starting to whip up on some of the better tackles in the league.

Neither Ed Reed or Chris McAlister deserved to be on the team. Both are living on past reputations even though McAlister has played reasonably well for most of the season. Reed has been a no-show for most of the year. Bart Scott should have been on the team, but this is his first year getting any recognition at all. If he plays well next season, he'll get named to the team. Defensive end Trevor Pryce was slighted, but he started off slow. The rest earned what they got.

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It's amazing that anyone thought the Ravens would have 12 players named. Where do we get that kind of stuff from?

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