All defense, no offense. That was the story of the 2012 Arizona Cardinals. After the season is over and postseason awards are being doled out, this has been the trend. The trend continues with Pro Football Focus, who has released their All-Division teams.
For the NFC West, PF honors four players on the Arizona Cardinals defense. They would be defensive end Calais Campbell, safety Kerry Rhodes and Patrick Peterson.
Campbell, according to PFF's grading system, was rated higher than 49ers standout lineman Justin Smith.
Peterson was recognized with Seattle's Richard Sherman, and was described as "one of the few cornerbacks in the league who could man up with any receiver and not be made to pay for it."
Rhodes was described as having his best season this year with his four interceptions and six passes broken up.
The one guy that is gone is linebacker Daryl Washington, who was second team All-Pro this year. What kept him off this list were his 18 missed tackles, so Seattle's Bobby Wagner and Patrick Willis were named at inside linebacker instead.
Should Washington have been on that list? You certainly can make the argument, but at the same time, there is quite the group of linebackers in the division.
Of the players listed, did PF get it right? Should Campbell have been recognized in the place of Justin Smith? Should Washington been on the squad? What about Peterson? Did he take the place of another player like Tarell Brown?
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