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Raiders shut out of Pro Football Focus All Pro First team

While we await the AP All Pro team announcement, other outlets are releasing theirs. Wednesday it was the NFLPA who put out theirs as voted on by the players themselves. On that team, both Maxx Crosby and AJ Cole were first teamers. Thursday it was Pro Football Focus’s turn. And suffice to say, they don’t agree with the players.

Neither Maxx Crosby nor AJ Cole made the PFF All Pro squad. Meaning no Raiders made the team at all. Though Crosby was named second team.

Making the squad at EDGE over Crosby were Myles Garrett and Micah Parsons. Let’s compare some numbers, shall we.

Player

Sacks

QB Hits

Pressures

TFL

Tkls

Pen

Maxx Crosby

14.5

31

94

23**

90*

6

Myles Garrett

14

30

86

17

42

11

Micah Parsons

14

33

103**

18

64

7

*Led all EDGE
**Led the league

Crosby outdid the other two in four of six key statistics — including sacks — and led the league in tackles for loss.

But, you know, grades.

Making the squad over Cole was Bradley Pinion and Bryan Anger. That’s because Cole was not named first or second team. To the numbers!

Player

Avg

Net avg

Long

IN 20

TB

AJ Cole

50.4

45.1*

83*

34

6

Bradley Pinion

47

41.5

66

17

3

Bryan Anger

51.4

44.9

63

27

2

*Led the league

This has to be some kind of joke, right? Bradley Pinion had one of the worst average and net averages in the NFL among full time punters and didn’t hold the lead over Cole or Anger in any meaningful statistic. Cole, on the other hand, led the league in two categories and had literally twice as many punts inside the 20 on the same number of punts as Pinion (75).

Sure. That makes perfect sense.

Story originally appeared on Raiders Wire