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Pro Football Weekly names Brady MVP, Belichick coach of year

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  January 17, 2011 05:36 PM

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Pro Football Weekly magazine, along with the Professional Football Writers of America, today named its 2010 award winners, all-pro, and all-rookie teams.

The Patriots' Tom Brady, expected to win his second Associated Press most valuable player award, was voted the league MVP by the PFW and PFWA, and was also named all-NFL.

Coach Bill Belichick was named NFL coach of the year.

Linebacker Jerod Mayo joins Brady on the all-NFL team, and they were the only Pats on that exclusive list.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, cornerback Devin McCourty, and punter Zoltan Mesko were named to the publication's all-rookie team.

Former Patriots' personnel head Scott Pioli, now the general manager of the Chiefs, was chosen executive of the year.

Here is the full PFW/PFWA all-NFL squad:

Offense
QB Tom Brady, Patriots
RB Arian Foster, Texans
RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
WR Roddy White, Falcons
WR Reggie Wayne, Colts
TE Jason Witten, Cowboys
C Nick Mangold, Jets
OG Jahri Evans, Saints
OG Chris Snee, Giants
OT Joe Thomas, Browns
OT Jake Long, Dolphins

Defense
DE Julius Peppers, Bears
DE Justin Tuck, Giants
DT Haloti Ngata, Ravens
DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions
OLB Clay Matthews, Packers
OLB James Harrison, Steelers
MLB Jerod Mayo, Patriots
CB Asante Samuel, Eagles
CB Darrelle Revis, Jets
S Troy Polamalu, Steelers
S Ed Reed, Ravens

Specialists
PK Billy Cundiff, Ravens
P Shane Lechler, Raiders
PR Devin Hester, Bears
KR Leon Washington, Seahawks
ST Eric Weems, Falcons

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