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Another Raider lands in the Pro Bowl

The Oakland Raiders, despite only five wins in 2009, now have three Pro Bowlers.

Joining cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and punter Shane Lechler is long snapper Jon Condo.

Condo apparently isn’t replacing anyone who was injured; it’s possible that none of the players named to the roster would be comfortable snapping for placekicks and punts.  We’re trying to get the details as to how Condo landed on the team.

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32 Responses to “Another Raider lands in the Pro Bowl”
  1. bumkz says: Jan 19, 2010 7:44 PM

    Jamarcus didnt make the team? Or is he just the 34th alternate

  2. JohnnyWaddProd. says: Jan 19, 2010 7:46 PM

    Should be 4…..Janikowski.

  3. 1nationraidernation says: Jan 19, 2010 7:46 PM

    Condo representing the nation.

  4. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 19, 2010 7:48 PM

    Good for Jon. Dude does a hell of a job, game in and game out.

  5. bwisnasky says: Jan 19, 2010 7:49 PM

    Sad fact is Nate Kaeding is kicking for the AFC, when Janikowski, only had 3 misses all year, from 45, 54 and 57 and he also made a 61 yard field goal. Talk about being screwed out of the probowl.

  6. WilsonFisk says: Jan 19, 2010 7:54 PM

    Probably the same way DeOssie made it last year…

  7. po knows football says: Jan 19, 2010 7:55 PM

    the coaches choose their own long snapper for the pro-bowl every year.. seriously do you even like football florio? maybe you should stick to posting videos of your autistic son drumming or making lame seinfeld jokes and let the people who actually know the sport post the stories.

  8. Elvin Tibideaux says: Jan 19, 2010 7:56 PM

    Same thing happened when Brian Moorman went for the Bills… the LS got to roll with.
    Not sure if that’s the case every year, or just in situations where no one can long snap.
    That was the Pro Bowl where he got his clock cleaned by Sean Taylor

  9. FunkFootball.Blogspot.com says: Jan 19, 2010 7:58 PM

    It’s only a matter of time before Kaeding backs out and Janikowski (rightfully) goes as well.

  10. cnelson13 says: Jan 19, 2010 8:00 PM

    “How Condo landed on the team?” Nobody votes on long snappers, and they ALWAYS bring them in. Condo makes the most sense because his punter is in the game.

  11. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 19, 2010 8:00 PM

    Nnamdi was no doubt the best CB at a time, but really how do we know he is still top notch anymore if teams don’t throw his way? We’ll never know I guess if people go off of the past.

  12. cnelson13 says: Jan 19, 2010 8:01 PM

    Also, Norv Turner is coaching the AFC squad, and he’s the one that chooses Condo. He probably chose him because of Lechler, and because he’s seen him as a division rival’s coach.

  13. Bob S. says: Jan 19, 2010 8:01 PM

    Raiders kicker should also be there especially after that triple choke job of Kaeding.

  14. swervinmervin says: Jan 19, 2010 8:02 PM

    I thought this was going to say Janikowski made the team. He got hosed majorly. He missed 3 kicks all season (45, 57, 67). 2 out of his 3 were from 57 and 67?!?! The dude is a stud. And he it a 62 yarder in 10 degree weather in Cleveland in December. Kaeding is a bum. Jano shouldve gotten the nod.

  15. jungleman53 says: Jan 19, 2010 8:07 PM

    Eat Shit Florio!

  16. silverb65 says: Jan 19, 2010 8:10 PM

    Expected to see Jano’s invitation!!
    Signed: Charger Fans!

  17. TheFALZ says: Jan 19, 2010 8:13 PM

    sweet report! can’t wait to find out why.
    standing by

  18. dallascowboyssix says: Jan 19, 2010 8:15 PM

    The details are that the head coach of each pro bowl team selects one player not voted on his roster. Usually, they pick a long snapper. Until this year, coaches usually brought along their own snapper. Now it’s a rule they can’t.
    Florio, what do you really know about football other than what you read other writers write about?
    If you could be any more tilted for the Redskins and against the Cowboys you’d be an actual Indian. Kill yourself.

  19. jzimmpa says: Jan 19, 2010 8:18 PM

    Florio,
    Each coach of the Pro Bowl teams have 1 open slot to pick a “Need Player”. This is usually given to long snappers and since Shane is the punter, I would asume he suggested to the coaching staff that they use his snapper.
    2010 “Need Players”:
    AFC: Jon Condo, LS Raiders
    NFC:
    (couldnt find out who, please let us know)
    2009:
    AFC: Ryan Pontbriand, LS Browns
    NFC: Zak DeOssie, LS Giants
    2008:
    AFC:Ryan Pontbriand, LS Browns
    NFC:Ethan Albright, LS Redskins
    2007:
    AFC: David Binn, LS Chargers
    NFC: Dave Moore, TE/LS Buccs

  20. Merriman's Dealer says: Jan 19, 2010 8:24 PM

    *****dallascowboyssix says: January 19, 2010 8:15 PM
    Florio, what do you really know about football other than what you read other writers write about?
    If you could be any more tilted for the Redskins and against the Cowboys you’d be an actual Indian. Kill yourself.******
    HAHAHA. A thousand times, HA!

  21. valrich79 says: Jan 19, 2010 8:38 PM

    Thats right boy the raiders are savages… even the long snapper is a beast.

  22. comment_submission_error says: Jan 19, 2010 8:41 PM

    JaMarcus was the 33rd rated passer in the league this season. That’s quite an accomplishment in a 32 team league. As for Condo, he’s been solid. I don’t recall him making a mistake all season. Of course, I don’t recall what I ate for breakfast this morning.

  23. valrich79 says: Jan 19, 2010 8:44 PM

    Thats right boy the raiders are savages… even the long snapper is a beast.

  24. dlmcc0909 says: Jan 19, 2010 9:18 PM

    It makes sense for the punter to bring in his long snapper for the Pro Bowl. Its not exactly a position anyone would feel snubbed by if they didnt make it anyway

  25. Tim says: Jan 19, 2010 9:20 PM

    It was a 61 yard FG, and yes, he got shafted. But no one got the shaft worse than L. Polite.

  26. Occam says: Jan 19, 2010 9:26 PM

    “Until this year, coaches usually brought along their own snapper.”
    I know a joke that begins like that……..

  27. dave says: Jan 19, 2010 9:38 PM

    i have a feelin jank will be there soon, can’t imagine nate wanting to go to the probowl after the turd he just delivered

  28. INVAIDUH says: Jan 19, 2010 9:38 PM

    Ill take it.

  29. ispysomething7 says: Jan 19, 2010 10:57 PM

    Raiders special teamers rock! Maybe all the Raiders are Special!

  30. Tdk24 says: Jan 19, 2010 11:21 PM

    They better add Jano as well!

  31. dave says: Jan 20, 2010 7:00 AM

    on second thought, hopefully nate goes, and the afc lets chad do all the kicking
    f seabass lol

  32. Ray Guy says: Jan 20, 2010 11:04 AM

    “Afc is down by 2 points with 3 seconds left. They’re bringing in Kaeding to attempt a 30 yard field goal for the win…..”
    LOL.
    Go Seabass-the rightful pro bowl kicker!

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