Twice as nice? Not if you're Rodney Hudson. The Raiders center was snubbed not once, but twice from accolades for his stellar 2018 season.
It was just last month that Hudson's streak of two straight Pro Bowl appearances came to an end. To start 2019, he received more rough news after the Raiders' 4-12 season.
Hudson was nowhere to be seen when the AP NFL All-Pro Team was announced on Friday. Not on the first team. Not on the second team. And Pro Football Focus has a big problem with that.
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Derek Carr was sacked 51 times in 2018, the third-most by a quarterback in the NFL. Hudson is the last man you can blame for the that. As in the very last.
Playing in all 16 games for the third straight year, Hudson didn't allow one sack this season. In fact, he has allowed only three combined sacks and quarterback hits the past three seasons. For his dominant effort, he was PFF's highest-graded pass-protecting center.
If the Raiders want to turn things around in 2019, they'll have to keep Carr upright more often, something they never have to worry about with their trusted center.