Quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick are two of six current or former Patriots who were named to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the years 2000-2009.
The team, announced at the Pro Bowl Sunday, also includes receiver Randy Moss, defensive lineman Richard Seymour, defensive back Ty Law and kicker Adam Vinatieri.
The team was chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The rest of the team, according to the Associated Press:
Coaches: Bill Belichick, Tony Dungy
Quarterbacks: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning
Running backs: Shaun Alexander, Jamal Lewis, Edgerrin James, LaDainian Tomlinson.
Fullback: Lorenzo Neal
Receivers: Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens
Tight ends: Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez.
Offensive linemen: Walter Jones, Jonathan Ogden, Orlando Pace, Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson, Will Shields, Olin Kreutz and Kevin Mawae, Willie Roaf, Larry Allen.
Linebackers: Ray Lewis, Derrick Brooks, Joey Porter, Zach Thomas, Brian Urlacher, DeMarcus Ware.
Defensive ends: Julius Peppers, Michael Strahan, Jason Taylor, Dwight Freeney
Defensive tackles: La’Roi Glover, Richard Seymour, Kevin Williams, Warren Sapp.
Secondary: Ronde Barber, Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Charles Woodson, Brian Dawkins, Troy Polamalu, Ed Reed, Darren Sharper.
Kickers: David Akers, Adam Vinatieri
Punters: Shane Lechler, Brian Moorman.
Kick returners: Devin Hester, Joshua Cribbs, Dante Hall