PFT: Pro Bowl announcement thread

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    O'Hara makes it to Miami, too

    Posted by Mike Florio on December 29, 2009 5:47 PM ET
    The New York Giants won't be going to the Super Bowl this year, but at least one of the team's players will make the trek to Miami for the Pro Bowl.

    Per a league source, center Shaun O'Hara has been named as a reserve to the NFC team.

    This is O'Hara's second career Pro Bowl; he also made it in 2008.

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    McKinnie makes it to Pro Bowl for the Vikings

    Posted by Mike Florio on December 29, 2009 5:39 PM ET
    With less than 90 minutes to go before the NFL pulls the sheet off this year's Pro Bowl rosters, word is trickling out as to some of the potential participants.

    We previously heard that Joe Thomas and Josh Cribbs of the Browns will make it. Per Kevin Seifert of, Vikings tackle Bryant McKinnie has disclosed, Twitter style, that he'll be a starter in the game.

    Of course, McKinnie shouldn't want to be a starter in the game. If he is, it means that the Vikings won't be playing in the game that follows the Pro Bowl by a week.

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    Two Browns will make it to the Pro Bowl

    Posted by Mike Florio on December 29, 2009 5:04 PM ET
    Despite a season of extreme disappointment, Browns fans have at least one reason to feel good.

    Actually, two of them.

    Per a league source, left tackle Joe Thomas has been named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster for the third time in three NFL seasons.

    Also, receiver Josh Cribbs will make his second Pro Bowl appearance. He previously made it onto the roster in 2007.

    Now if the Browns could only get a few more players like these two, they might be able to turn things around.

    The Pro Bowl rosters officially will be unveiled at 7:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, on NFL Network.
  2. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    How the hell does Bryant McKinnie make it? He's been so bad he was actually benched a couple of times. Guys been a turnstile.
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Popularity > playing ability
  4. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    NFC is weak when it comes to OT.
  5. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Ya, that is messed up to say the least.
  6. zeroburrito

    zeroburrito Well-Known Member

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    ravens with 5. wow.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Dockett, Fitzgerald: Pro Bowl starters

    December, 29, 2009 Dec 29
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    By Mike Sando

    Cardinals teammates Darnell Dockett and Larry Fitzgerald used their Twitter accounts recently to say they have been named Pro Bowl starters for the NFC.

    Dockett weighs in here. Fitzgerald makes his announcement here.

    The NFL plans to announce full rosters in the next couple hours.

    With Dockett starting, that means at least one member of the Williams Wall in Minnesota did not get the call as a starter.

    This is a big deal for Dockett. He is deserving, too, with 7.0 sacks, an interception and consistently disruptive play. Think he'll mention the honor during future contract negotiations?

    Diehl, Smith also make it to Pro Bowl

    Posted by Mike Florio on December 29, 2009 6:18 PM ET
    Joining center Shaun O'Hara at the Pro Bowl will be two of his Giants teammates.

    Per a league source, left tackle David Diehl and receiver Steve Smith have been named as alternates to the 2009 Pro Bowl.

    The official release of the teams is coming at 7:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
  8. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Ratliff should be a starter over Dockett IMO.
  9. 7footer

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    Dockett is a beast, no doubt...But I'm sorry, he's playing at a JV level compared to Ratliff. Ratliff should be the starter without question, he's the best NT in the entire league, not just the NFC.
  10. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Apparently, Florio doesn't know what it means to be an alternate.
  11. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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  12. Yeagermeister

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    NFLN's scroll was all jacked up. They had Bigg listed in the AFC, Ware's name spelled wrong, and the NFC T's were the AFC T's. :laugh2:
  13. percyhoward

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    Wonder if Pereira's in charge of that too.
  14. WoodysGirl

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    Your AFC Pro Bowl team

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 29, 2009 7:04 PM ET

    The official Pro Bowl rosters are out, so let's break them down by conference, starting with the AFC.

    We'll list the position, the players that made it with the starters first, and any random comment that comes to mind. Feel free to skip the comments.

    Quarterbacks: Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, and Tom Brady made it. Ben Roethlisberger has a good argument that he deserved the final spot.

    Running backs: Chris Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Ray Rice are in. Great picks because they are all versatile. Cedric Benson's injury ultimately cost him a chance.

    Wide Receivers: Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Brandon Marshall, and Wes Welker made the team. Randy Moss has something else to be grumpy about. Although Vincent Jackson may have a bigger beef.

    Tight ends: Dallas Clark and Antonio Gates. This is amazingly Clark's first Pro Bowl. He should send Chiefs head honcho Scott Pioli and a thank you note for trading Tony Gonzalez to the NFC.

    Tackle: Jake Long, Ryan Clady, and Joe Thomas. There are other deserving players like D'Brickashaw Ferguson, but it's hard to argue with this trio.

    Guard: Logan Mankins, Alan Faneca, and Kris Dielman. Faneca has become the poster boy for making the Pro Bowl on reputation rather than production.

    Center: Nick Mangold and Jeff Saturday. Mangold could be the Pro Bowl starter for a long time.

    Defensive end: Robert Mathis, Dwight Freeney, and Mario Williams make it. I wouldn't argue if the two Colts were the All Pro starters.

    Interior Lineman: Haloti Ngata, Vince Wilfork, and Casey Hampton. Shaun Rogers should have made it, even with his injury.

    Outside Linebacker: Elvis Dumervil, James Harrison, and Brian Cushing. An amazing accomplishment by the rookie from Houston and well deserve.

    Inside Linebacker: Ray Lewis and DeMeco Ryans.

    Cornerback: Darrelle Revis, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Champ Bailey. A Bengal should have gone over Bailey! We'd say Jonathan Joseph.

    Free safety: Ed Reed, Jairus Byrd.

    Strong safety: Brian Dawkins. No argument with the safety picks.

    Punter: Shane Lechler

    Placekicker: Nate Kaeding

    Kick Returner: Josh Cribbs

    Special Teamer: Kassim Osgood.

    Five Ravens make Pro Bowl

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 29, 2009 6:58 PM ET
    The NFL Network has the official announcement of the 2009 Pro Bowl team coming up at 7ET.

    But reports of the players who made the team continue to leak out, this one by former PFT scribe Aaron Wilson.

    Five Ravens made the team: linebacker Ray Lewis, safety Ed Reed, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, and fullback Le'Ron McClain. All four are expected to start.

    For Lewis, it's a deserving nod to his late-career resurgence. Ngata is a dominating force whose impact often doesn't show up in the box score, so it's good to see him rewarded.

    On the John Harbaugh radio show, Wilson says that Ben Grubbs, Terrell Suggs, Matt Birk and Tom Zbikowski were announced as alternates
  15. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Same way we had 13 in '07...
  16. punit328

    punit328 Active Member

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    so how does this work? If we make the Super Bowl, do our players have to sit out by rule or is it their own choice?
  17. jcdavey

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    by rule......yes
  18. ThreeSportStar80

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    I can't believe Miles Austin isn't a starter!
  19. WoodysGirl

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    NFC Pro Bowl squad includes eight Vikings

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 29, 2009 7:51 PM ET
    The good news for the Vikings: Eight of their players made the Pro Bowl.

    The bad news: The way the team is playing right now, all eight should be available to play in Miami a week before the Super Bowl.

    Here's the NFC team, starters first, with assorted comments. We tackled the AFC earlier.

    QB: Drew Brees, Brett Favre, and Aaron Rodgers are in. You know the NFC is loaded with quarterbacks when Eli Manning is a fourth alternate during a career season. Tony Romo, Kurt Warner, and Donovan McNabb all had great years too.

    RB: Adrian Peterson, Steven Jackson, and DeAngelo Williams. It's difficult to make the Pro Bowl as a running back on a one-win team, so kudos to Jackson. Frank Gore and Ryan Grant were left off the team for Williams.

    WR: Larry Fitzgerald, DeSean Jackson, Sidney Rice, and Miles Austin. Both Austin and Rice never had a season with more than 400 yards before this one. Both Steve Smiths, Marques Colston, and Roddy White are not amused.

    TE: Vernon Davis and Jason Witten. Davis' breakout season kept Tony Gonzalez off the team. Brent Celek and Kellen Winslow also performed well in a big year for tight ends.

    Tackle: Jason Peters, Bryant McKinnie, and Jon Stinchcomb. Not a great year for left tackles, but the starters are still a surprise. McKennie's pick seems particularly insane. Stinchcomb has come a long way in his career.

    Guard: Steve Hutchinson, Jahri Evans, and Leonard Davis. Evans is deserving, and it wouldn't have been a surprise to see his teammate EA Matchup favorite Carl Nicks make the team.

    Center: Andre Gurode and Shaun O'Hara.

    Defensive end: Jared Allen, Julius Peppers, and Trent Cole. Will Smith, Justin Tuck, and Andre Carter also had big years, but hard to argue with these choices.

    Interior Linemen: Kevin Williams, Darnell Dockett, and Jay Ratliff. Albert Haynesworth and Pat Williams were left home. Aubrayo Franklin of the 49ers was a big snub.

    Outside linebacker: DeMarcus Ware, Lance Briggs, and Brian Orakpo. Vinny Cerrato did something right before he left.

    Inside linebacker: Patrick Willis and Jonathan Vilma. A long way from first to second. Nick Barnett also had a nice season for Green Bay.

    Cornerback: Charles Woodson, Asante Samuel, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. No Antoine Winfield here. We suspect the Eagles would take Sheldon Brown over Samuel if they had to choose.

    Free safety: Darren Sharper and Nick Collins.

    Strong safety: Adrian Wilson. Pro Bowl honors are overdue for Wilson, although his best days came before the Cardinals were any good.

    Kicker: David Akers. A great comeback season after some down years on field goals.

    Punter: Andy Lee

    Kick returner: DeSean Jackson (So does he get paid twice for the game?)

    Special teamer: Heath Farwell

    No Falcons, Bucs, Seahawks, or Lions were used in the making of this Pro Bowl team.
  20. NIBGoldenchild

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    London Fletcher snubbed once again.

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