Pats announce their 2000's Decade Team


The New England Patriots Hall of Fame committee, which consists of Patriots alumni, reporters and staff, selected their 2000′s Decade Team. Most of the names are no-brainers but it does include a list of players that, in their prime, I think could take just about any team. It’s an impressive list and if you’re a Pats fan, you can’t help but get a little nostalgic after we’ve been treated to such a memorable and historic decade. I created my 2000′s Decade Team on January 1st of this year and you can check that out by clicking here.

Here’s the Patriots “Official” 2ooo Decade Team:

OFFENSE
OT Nick Kaczur
OT Matt Light
G Joe Andruzzi (I chose Stephen Neal)
G Logan Mankins
C Dan Koppen
TE Daniel Graham
WR Troy Brown (I went with two WR’s on my offense but included Brown as my return man)
WR Randy Moss
WR Wes Welker
QB Tom Brady
RB Corey Dillon (I went with two RB’s on my offense and Kevin Faulk was included)

DEFENSE
DE Richard Seymour
DE Ty Warren
NT Vince Wilfork
OLB Willie McGinest
OLB Mike Vrabel
ILB Tedy Bruschi
ILB Roman Phifer (I chose Ted Johnson)
CB Ty Law
CB Asante Samuel
S Rodney Harrison
S Lawyer Milloy

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Adam Vinatieri
P Josh Miller (I chose Chris Hanson)
Ret Kevin Faulk (I went with Troy Brown here, but Faulk was included with my RB’s)
SpT Larry Izzo (I didn’t include this position on my team)

My team and the Pats’ team aren’t all too different. I flip-flopped where Kevin Faulk and Troy Brown were, but they were on my roster. I went with Neal over Andruzzi at guard due to just athletic ability, but Andruzzi did have a larger role in the championships. I picked Ted Johnson over Roman Phifer because I always thought of Phifer as a sub guy, whereas Johnson was a tough run-stuffer on first and second down and was one of the more physical linebackers on the team. It’s always fun to put these together and I’d be interested to see if anyone would choose someone else besides who is on this (or my) roster.

OFFENSE

POS FIRST LAST NAME
OT Nick Kaczur
OT Matt Light
G Joe Andruzzi
G Logan Mankins
C Dan Koppen
TE Daniel Graham
WR Troy Brown
WR Randy Moss
WR Wes Welker
QB Tom Brady
RB Corey Dillon


DEFENSE

POS FIRST LAST NAME
DE Richard Seymour
DE Ty Warren
NT Vince Wilfork
OLB Willie McGinest
OLB Mike Vrabel
ILB Tedy Bruschi
ILB Roman Phifer
CB Ty Law
CB Asante Samuel
S Rodney Harrison
S Lawyer Milloy


SPECIAL TEAMS

POS FIRST LAST NAME
K Adam Vinatieri
P Josh Miller
Ret Kevin Faulk
SpT Larry Izzo


HEAD COACH

POS FIRST LAST NAME
HC Bill Belichick

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