Spring 2017 All-Gridiron Team

Spring 2017 All-Gridiron Team

By Sean Dochney

 

QB

First Team

Chris Angelini – Warewolves

67.1 Completion %, 2,679 yards, 38 TDs, 8 interceptions, 12.8 yards/attempt, QB Rating 133.83

The Commissioner had a big year as he led the Warewolves to an undefeated regular season.  He would lead the league in QB Rating (133.83), yards (2,679) and yards per attempt (12.8).  He would be second in the league in TDs with 38, and he did all this with a completion percentage of 67.1.  He also threw 8 interceptions on the year, which he will need to limit for the Wolves to make a run at the championship.  Chris threw for over 300 yards in 6 out of the 8 games for the Wolves.  His biggest game came in Week 4 in the 46-28 win against the Money Team.  He would complete 21 of his 26 passes for 440 yards, 6 TDs, and 1 interception in that game.

 

Second Team

Sean Collins – Rabid Squirrels

70.8 Completion %, 2,261 yards, 34 TDs, 7 interceptions, QB Rating 124.71

Sean Collins had a big year as he led the Squirrels to a playoff berth with a 4-4 record.  He was leading the league for most of the year in QB Rating, but a few interceptions dropped him down to 3rd in the league with a rating of 124.71.  He was also third in the league in yards with 2,261, as well as TDs with 34.   He was 2nd in the league with a 70.8 completion percentage.  He did throw 7 interceptions on the year, 5 of which came in his last 3 games.  Sean will need to play like he did in the first half of the season if the Squirrels have hopes of upsetting the Warewolves and advancing to their first ever JSGFFL Championship game.  Collins’ biggest game came in the season finale to clinch a playoff spot against the Money Team in the 38-35 victory.  Sean completed 40 of his 45 passes for 389 yards, 6 TDs, and 1 interception.

 

WR

First Team

Shane Capone – Warewolves

37 receptions, 827 yards, 13 TDs

Shane is the most dynamic player in the JSGFFL today, and the Warewolves would not have been able to go undefeated without their MVP.  Shane led the league in yard with 827, and was tied in TDs with 13.  Shane’s 37 catches were also good for 2nd most in the league.  His 827 yards were 160 yards more than the next closest receiver.  This is more impressive when you realize Shane missed a game this year, and had an outside shot at 1,000 yards if he played in all the games.  Capone gets it done on defense as well, his 4 interceptions were good enough to be tied for 2nd in the league, and he returned 2 of those picks for TDs.  His biggest game came in the Week 7 victory against the Woodchucks.  He would have 8 catches for 184 yards and 4 TDs in the victory.

 

Second Team

Mike O’Neill – Shockers

53 receptions, 667 yards, 8 TDs

Saint Mike O’Neill had himself a big season for the Shockers this year.  He would end up having the most catches in the league with 53, 16 more than Shane Capone.  He would finish 2nd in yards with 667, and would be tied for 4th in TDs with 8.  The Shockers have the best receiving corps in the league with O’Neill, Barbiere, and Snead as the 3 biggest options for the Gufflslinger.  Giuffre will miss the first round of the playoffs, but the elite receivers and defense can pick up the slack without their starting QB.  O’Neill’s biggest game came in the Week 7 win against the Red Jaguars.  Saint Mike had 7 catches for 133 yards and 3 TDs.

 

Third Team

Charlie Barbiere – Shockers

35 receptions, 607 yards, 13 TDs

Charlie Barbiere also had a monster season for the Shockers.  He was tied for the league lead in TDs with 13.  He also was 3rd in the league in both receptions and yards with his 35 catches for 607 yards.  He will have to continue rolling with a new QB in the first round as the Shockers may be an underdog for the first time ever in the JSGFFL.  Charlie’s top game came back in Week 1 when the Shockers blew out Strangers with Candy.  He had 6 catches for 147 yards and 3 TDs that day.

 

Honorable Mention

Paul Wickwire – Clam Slammers

28 receptions, 575 yards, 9 TDs (played 2 games at QB)

Paul Wickwire gets an honorable mention for receivers mainly because how great of a year he had even while he was forced to play QB for the Slammers in 2 games.  Wickwire would finish the year with 28 catches for 575 yards and 9 TDs.  His best game came in the tie against the Woodchucks in Week 7 when he had 6 catches for 145 yards and 2 TDs.

 

Defense

First Team

Bill Budd – Rabid Squirrels

5 interceptions, 4 Sacks, 1 TD

Budd was a menace on defense all year for the Squirrels.  He led the league in interceptions with 5, and returned 1 for a TD.  He showed his versatility on defense with his 4 sacks, which was tied for 3rd in the league.  He will be a key component in the first round of the playoffs as the Squirrels will look to upset the undefeated Warewolves.

 

Second Team

Steve Soletto – Shockers

12 sacks

Steve Soletto is the all-time career sack leader of the JSGFFL, and he led the league again in sacks this year.  This season he had 12 sacks in the 8-game season.  He recorded half of his sacks in a single game, when he had 6 against the Red Jaguars in Week 7.  The pass rush will be critical if the Shockers want to get into the championship game without their QB in Week 1.

 

Third Team

Kevin Kastner – Woodchucks

8 sacks

Kevin Kastner had a very good year for the 3rd seeded Woodchucks.  He had 8 sacks on the season and was constantly in the backfield making QBs uncomfortable.  This will be critical in the First-Round matchup with the Shockers, who will no doubt have an inexperienced QB in the absence of Joe Giuffre.  Kastner did record 2 sacks in the Week 5 loss to the Shockers.

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