first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Fitzgerald was one of only four players to land on Sando’slist for the fourth straight year, joining Rams runningback Steven Jackson and defensive end Justin Smith andlinebacker Patrick Willis of San Francisco.The other offensive member was left guard Daryn Colledge,who beat out three others for the mention. Sando’s explanation:Arizona’s Daryn Colledge edged out the 49ers’Mike Iupati at left guard. Colledge, as a seasonedveteran, was more consistent. Iupati was outstanding onhis best plays. Colledge, signed from Green Bay in freeagency, upped the standard for the position. I thought hewas strong as a run blocker in particular.On the defensive sideof the ball, there were two Cardinals as well.Defensive end Calais Campbell got the nod, as did middlelinebacker Daryl Washington. Campbell led the team with 8sacks and knocked down 11 passes, while Washington rankedfourth in the division with 106 total tackles.And on specialteams, it was no surprise that Sando gave the nod torecord-setting Cardinals punt returner Patrick Peterson asthe kick returner. Peterson tied an NFL record with fourpunt returns for touchdowns, and amassed the 2nd-most puntreturn yards in a single season in league history. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The Arizona Cardinals aren’t headed to the playoffsdespite going 7-2 over their last nine games, but today,five players received “honors” from NFC Westblogger Mike Sando of ESPN.For the fourth straight year, Sando named his All-NFC West Offensiveteam, and for the fourth straight year wide receiverLarry Fitzgerald was on it. Fitzgerald didn’t have abanner year as far as number of catches, but he did makethe most of the ones he caught. The Pro Bowler had 80receptions for 1,411 yards and eight touchdowns. Comments   Share   last_img