B-Dawk, Akers Make NFL’s All-Decade Team

Safety, kicker named as decade's best at respective positions

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    B-Dawk will always wear green in Eagles' fans eyes.

    Eagles legend Brian Dawkins’ crushing hits and winning attitude were recognized when news leaked Wednesday that he was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team.

    Too bad us Eagles fans can’t be there to really appreciate our guy getting named to the team since he spent the last year of the 2000s playing in orange in Denver instead of green in Philly.

    B-Dawk is gone but another All-Decade NFLer isn’t.

    Placekicker David Akers will also be named to the All-Decade team when it’s officially announced Sunday night, according to the Eagles.

    Akers, who is in Miami for the NFC in his fifth Pro-Bowl this weekend, was humbled by the honor.

    "It is obviously a huge honor just to be have that length of time to be able to be looked at in that high regard is surreal to me,” he said.

    He also made sure to give some dap to the snappers and holders he has had along the way.

    “I couldn't have done it without the Mike Bartrums, the Koy Detmers, the Jon Dorenboses, the Sav Roccas and great offensive lines and coaches helping me along the way. The Eagles have always believed in me and I am truly grateful for that."

    The honor was a huge deal for the 11-year kicker of the Birds considering the competition. "Mr. Consistency" Akers beat out "Mr. Clutch" Adam Vinatieri and "Mr. Study" Matt Stover.

    B-Dawk was also honored ahead of guys like Adrian Wilson, Troy Polamalu, and Ed Reed.

    The significance of making the All-Decade team wasn’t lost on Dawk.

    “This is a tremendous honor for me to be recognized as one of the best out of all the safeties who have played in the NFL this decade. To know I’ve been able to do the things I’ve been able to do, with the help of my teammates, to earn a spot on the league’s All-Decade team means a lot,” Dawkins said.

    The official announcement of the entire NFL All-Decade team will be made Sunday before the Pro-Bowl.