The Sporting News is really starting to re-establish themselves as a very strong, insightful alternative to the mindless droning we get from other major media outlets. Their only blemish is they continue to employ this schmuck. But, despite having Mr. Florio stinking up their content, the site and magazine are very informative sources for NFL content.
If you look at their list, it is very impressive. The one name I'd personally scratch off is Randy Moss. I'd dump him in favor of Hines Ward or Torry Holt. Moss has been too inconsistent and (to put it mildly) lazy to dominate at his position for ten years. Meanwhile, guys like Ward and Holt are consistent year in and out, regardless of the QB or the system their teams run.
But, that's really nit-picking. The list is pretty spot on. SN also listed Peyton as the NFL Athlete of the Decade. Bravo to the editors at SN. It's nice to see a media company actually report and list content that seems to be backed up by real knowledge and insight, and not some silly corporate agenda (See ESPNBoston.com).
SN NFL All-Decade Team
K Adam Vinatieri
P Shane Lechler
KR Dante Hall
PR Devin Hester