With one year left in the decade, ESPN.com could be flagged for a false start for having an "All-Decade" week.
Yet it's still nice to take a step back and consider some of the dominant players of the last nine seasons.
On Monday, ESPN.com had its All-Decade defensive team and no Patriot was part of the club. A strong case could be made for Richard Seymour over Kris Jenkins (Seymour is an end in the 3-4 defense, although he is better characterized as a tackle based on his responsibilities).
Today, the All-Decade offensive team is unveiled and the lone Patriot is quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady's three Super Bowl championships gave him the edge over Peyton Manning by ESPN.com decision-makers.