By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 9:13 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders free safety Michael Huff, scheduled for free agency whenever a labor agreement is reached, probably won’t be putting “second team, All-Pro, 2010” on his list of accomplishments.
Huff indeed got a single vote out of the panel of 50 to finish in a seven-way tie to be the second safety on the second team. The first team safeties were (surprise!) Troy Polamalu of Pittsburgh and Ed Reed of Baltimore. Green Bay’s Nick Harris finished behind Polamalu and Reed and was the first pick of the second team.
Other safeties that got one vote were Antrel Rolle (Giants), Eric Weddle (Chargers), Malcolm Jenkins (Saints), Quintin Mikell (Eagles), Chris Harris (Bears), Michael Griffin (Titans) and Darren Sharper (Saints).
(For what it’s worth, Sharper, after a magnificent season last year when the Saints won the Super Bowl, played in eight games, started one, had 16 tackles and one pass defensed. And got a vote. Compared to that, Huff looks like Larry Wilson.)
Huff got the same amount of All-Pro votes as Marcel Reece, who tied for sixth among fullbacks, and fewer votes than Sebastian Janikowski (four votes, third among place kickers) and Jacoby Ford (two votes, 3rd among kick returners).
Despite having gross and net yardage figures that were less than Cowboys’ punter Mat McBriar, Shane Lechler had 34 of 50 first place votes. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was the leading vote-getter among cornerbacks, being named on 20 ballots.
The Raiders slipped the name of offensive coordinator Al Saunders into the coaching roster on Raiders.com without an announcement.
Still listed are line coach Jim Michalczik and quarterbacks coach Paul Hackett, although my understanding is neither will be back. Michalczik will return to Jeff Tedford’s staff at Cal. According to the Twitter account of David White of the Chronicle, wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal, running backs coach Kelly Skipper and tight ends coach Adam Henry were all with Hue Jackson’s contingent in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl, a pretty good indication they will be retained.