Chargers Antwan Barnes Named to 2011 All-Joe Team

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 18, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker

Here is a little description on the requirements of making it onto the All-Joe Team:

Our Joes are not average or even sloppy, but rather unheralded, unloved and, sometimes, underpaid since the one prerequisite for being an All-Joe is that you cannot have a Pro Bowl on your résumé. USA Today

For the 2011 All-Joe Team, San Diego Chargers LB Antwan Barnes  was selected as one of the Outside Linebackers. Barnes had 9 sacks in the final 10 games of the season and was one of the few players on the Chargers that could put pressure on the opposing quarterback.

Last season, Mike Tolbert and Quentin Jammer were named to the roster for their efforts. Hopefully Antwan will be given more opportunities to get after the quarterback and hopefully we can get more playmakers with him on the field. For some reason, Travis LaGirl kept getting the starting nod over Barnes, but it didn’t stop Barnes from having a pretty good season.

Congrats to Antwan Barnes