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Tom Brady, Michael Vick lead 2011 Pro Bowl rosters

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick have been chosen as the AFC and NFC starters in this year’s Pro Bowl, the NFL has announced.

The backup Pro Bowl quarterbacks are Phillip Rivers and Peyton Manning for the AFC, and Matt Ryan and Drew Brees for the NFC. We’re sure we’ll hear from many Packers fans complaining that Aaron Rodgers was snubbed.

Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jaguars is the starting AFC running back, with Atlanta’s Michael Turner as the starter for the NFC. The starting receivers are Houston’s Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne of the Colts, Detroit’s Calvin Johnson and Roddy White of the Falcons.

Among the other notable names are Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, an NFC starter as a rookie.

The Falcons had the most Pro Bowlers of any team, with seven. The Patriots were next with six. Surprisingly, the Cowboys had five Pro Bowlers — which matches the number of wins they’ve had this season. The Seahawks, who still have a chance of making the playoffs, have no Pro Bowlers.

Full rosters are below.

AFC
Quarterback
* Tom Brady, New England
Philip Rivers, San Diego
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis

Running back
* Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville
Arian Foster, Houston
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

Fullback
* Vonta Leach, Houston

Wide receiver
* Andre Johnson, Houston
* Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
Brandon Lloyd, Denver
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City

Tight end
* Antonio Gates, San Diego
Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville

Tackle
* Jake Long, Miami
* Joe Thomas, Cleveland
D’Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets

Guard
* Kris Dielman, San Diego
* Logan Mankins, New England
Brian Waters, Kansas City

Center
* Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets
Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh

Defensive end
* Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis
* Robert Mathis, Indianapolis
Jason Babin, Tennessee

Interior linemen
* Haloti Ngata, Baltimore
* Vince Wilfork, New England
Richard Seymour, Oakland

Outside linebacker
* James Harrison, Pittsburgh
* Cameron Wake, Miami
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore

Inside/midde linebacker
* Ray Lewis, Baltimore
Jerod Mayo, New England

Cornerback
* Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland
* Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets
Devin McCourty, New England

Free safety
* Ed Reed, Baltimore
Brandon Meriweather, New England

Strong safety
* Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh

Punter
Shane Lechler, Oakland

Placekicker
Billy Cundiff, Baltimore

Kick returner
Marc Mariani, Tennessee

Special teamer
Montell Owens, Jacksonville

NFC
Quarterback
* Michael Vick, Philadelphia
Matt Ryan, Atlanta
Drew Brees, New Orleans

Running back
* Michael Turner, Atlanta
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Steven Jackson, St. Louis

Fullback
* Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta

Wide receiver
* Roddy White, Atlanta
* Calvin Johnson, Detroit
DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia
Greg Jennings, Green Bay

Tight end
* Jason Witten, Dallas
Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

Tackle
* Jason Peters, Philadelphia
* Jordan Gross, Carolina
Chad Clifton, Green Bay

Guard
* Jahri Evans, New Orleans
*Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants
Carl Nicks, New Orleans

Center
* Andre Gurode, Dallas
Shaun O’Hara, N.Y. Giants

Defensive end
* Julius Peppers, Chicago
* John Abraham, Atlanta
Justin Tuck, N.Y. Giants

Interior linemen
* Ndamukong Suh, Detroit
* Jay Ratliff, Dallas
Justin Smith, San Francisco

Outside linebacker
* Clay Matthews, Green Bay
* DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
Lance Briggs, Chicago

Inside/midde linebacker
* Patrick Willis, San Francisco
Brian Urlacher, Chicago

Cornerback
* Asante Samuel, Philadelphia
* Charles Woodson, Green Bay
DeAngelo Hall, Washington

Free safety
* Nick Collins, Green Bay
Antrel Rolle, N.Y. Giants

Strong safety
* Adrian Wilson, Arizona

Punter
Mat McBriar, Dallas

Placekicker
David Akers, Philadelphia

Kick returner
Devin Hester, Chicago

Special teamer
Eric Weems, Atlanta

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75 Responses to “Tom Brady, Michael Vick lead 2011 Pro Bowl rosters”
  1. jaggedmark says: Dec 28, 2010 7:00 PM

    The Lions have 2 starters. Holy Crap!

  2. packattack1967 says: Dec 28, 2010 7:07 PM

    Arod over Brees should have been a no brainer.

  3. bartpkelly says: Dec 28, 2010 7:07 PM

    Seahawks don’t have any worthy players except Earl Thomas

  4. jfibertkc says: Dec 28, 2010 7:09 PM

    I can’t believe Cassel or tamba hali didn’t make it this year.

  5. kuuuuuhn says: Dec 28, 2010 7:12 PM

    WTF!! Where is Rodgers! Brees has 21 INT’s. 21!! Also, explain how Calvin starting over Jennings or DeSean makes sense. Good thing no one plays in, cares about or watched the Pro Bowl..

    GO PACK

  6. luvbrew says: Dec 28, 2010 7:17 PM

    Aaron Rodgers not there shows why nobody cares cause its joke!!!! But no problems, he won’t be playing anyways cause he’ll have an important game the following week!!!

  7. nockinon7sdoor says: Dec 28, 2010 7:20 PM

    Interesting that the Chargers, currently with the number one defense in the NFL, did not have any defensive players v0ted into the pro-bowl.

  8. mustbenugs says: Dec 28, 2010 7:20 PM

    Jamal Charles not starting at running back is blasphemy, his YPG is way too insane not to be.

  9. macjacmccoy says: Dec 28, 2010 7:22 PM

    I think Lesean deserves to be a pro bowler more then Desean.

  10. calloustongue says: Dec 28, 2010 7:31 PM

    Of course Rodgers got snubbed. His numbers are far superior to Vick and Ryan and he has 1/2 the picks that Brees has.

    He also lost his #1 target and starting RB. And yet, he has the Packers contending for the playoffs and looking to possibly shake things up.

    What a sham.

    Also, Tramon Williams has far outplayed Woodson this year. Just goes to show you the Pro Bowl don’t mean squat.

  11. shiv1623 says: Dec 28, 2010 7:32 PM

    too many cowboys…

    Good to see Matty Ice in there, been really impressed by him.

    Overall, good call on most

  12. themotherfinglions says: Dec 28, 2010 7:34 PM

    you packer fans are dbags, Rodgers will not be playing in the superbowl btw, but he’ll probably make it as a sub when one of the top 3 ARE playing in the superbowl. Rodgers didn’t make the original team because their are clearly 3 better QB’s and he is not a fan favorite.

    Oh and the dude asking why Calvin’s stating, take a look at his stats and then remember he’s had 3 different QB’s this year so stfu :)

  13. bleedsoe9mm says: Dec 28, 2010 7:34 PM

    as a pats fan i think brandon meriweather making th PB is a complete joke . how do coaches and players let this happen ?

  14. steeltownpride says: Dec 28, 2010 7:36 PM

    Lawrence Timmons got shafted …. Lewis gets there by his past not his present .

  15. jethro007 says: Dec 28, 2010 7:39 PM

    No Aaron Rogers
    No Champ Bailey

  16. sarge says: Dec 28, 2010 7:40 PM

    WHO CARES?! Get me some Brettfar news and a Mr. Pibb and a bag of Funyons, pronto.

  17. ratedrsuperstar1331 says: Dec 28, 2010 7:44 PM

    No Chris Long or James Laurinaitis? And Peyton Manning over Matt Cassel? Disappointed for Lesean McCoy, too. Oh well, major props for Vick, Steven Jackson, and the criminally underrated Brandon Lloyd

  18. tim1999 says: Dec 28, 2010 7:47 PM

    I’m a Patriots fan and I think the selection of Brandon Meriweather is a total joke. He’s not even the best safety on the Patriots. Pat Chung has had a better year…by FAR. Hopefully this will help Belichick get a high draft choice for Meri, a guy who makes big hits on little plays but never impacts a game with a great play on the ball. Ever!

  19. ninjapleazee says: Dec 28, 2010 7:50 PM

    Revis going to the Pro Bowl is a joke.

  20. importantpftcomment says: Dec 28, 2010 7:50 PM

    Rodgers not being on the team is pretty simple actually. Fan voting counts for 1/3 of the total votes. There are many that cheer for him that are unable to find the on button on the computer, let alone figure out how to vote using one!

    Yes Brees has more INT’s than Rodgers, but you must also realize that he has 5 more TD’s and almost 800 more yards passing.

    Karen Rodgers was not overlooked in the voting, he was completely ignored!

  21. axltcu says: Dec 28, 2010 7:50 PM

    Rob Gronkowski should be in the Pro Bowl

  22. all4patriots says: Dec 28, 2010 7:52 PM

    Cassel deserved it over Manning.

    7.8 points higher in passer rating, higher yards per attempt, less than one-third the interceptions, only 4 fewer TDs with 221 fewer attempts

    reputation alone gets Manning in

  23. paulienuts says: Dec 28, 2010 7:55 PM

    So much for the Pro Bowl. Vick over Brees? Are you kidding me? Vick has only completed 208 passes to Brees’ 426! Brees has 4424 yards to Vick’s 2755. Brees beats Vick in EVERY stat except rating because of Brees INTs. Brees is a future HOFer. Forget about his INTs because if Farve is a first rounder with the league’s most INTs…ever, then Brees is certainly in the conversation.

    Vick? He can’t put together a whole season without getting arrested, benched or hurt. He’s just NOT the QB Brees is in 2010.

  24. mrgroovesd says: Dec 28, 2010 7:56 PM

    nockinon7sdoor: I hear you but I think the loses that happened overlooked what the defense did. Also I think being the #1 defense had to do more with the whole defense doing their job and not one person.

    IMO, I think Shawn Phillips should have went. he was a beast on the field.

  25. macjacmccoy says: Dec 28, 2010 7:58 PM

    Lesean McCoy was probably the biggest snub in the NFC. Look at the stats he had a more productive year then 2 out of 3 of the NFC pro bowl running backs.

    Peterson-1149-rush yards 4.7-avg 11-td 332-rec yards 1-td 1481- all purpose 12-tds

    McCoy-1.036-rush yards 5.3-avg 7-td 551-rec yards 2-td 1587-all purpose 9-tds

    Turner-1304-rush yards 4.1-avg 11-td 85-rec yards 0-td 1389 all purpose 11-tds

    Jackson-1196-rush yards 3.7-avg 6-td 344-rec yards 0-td 1540-all purpose 6-tds

    McCoy has more yards and a better average then all 3 of the players that made the probowl and only 3 tds off the lead. And this is all with 1 less game then the 3 players because Turner,Peterson,and Jackson stats for week 16 have already been counted and McCoy hasnt played yet.

    If thats not a miscarraige of voting I dont know what is. Sean Payton dobetter add him thats all I know. It really doesnt matter though bc the Eagles player will be busy the week of the pro-bowl practicing.

  26. shystieee says: Dec 28, 2010 7:58 PM

    “We’re sure we’ll hear from many Packers fans complaining that Aaron Rodgers was snubbed.”

    Wow, instead of ripping the Packer fans, make a case that he didn’t deserve it…… Didn’t know that you wore Purple or Blue Mr. Smith.

  27. nfl4ever says: Dec 28, 2010 8:00 PM

    Give me a break! Cassel > Manning, at least for this year.

  28. sarahpalinhater says: Dec 28, 2010 8:05 PM

    Roethlisberger is more deserving then Cassell, or the two they took in Rivers and especially Manning. As well as Mike Wallace over both WR’s…Ridiculous, but thats the way it is.

  29. deeowens11 says: Dec 28, 2010 8:09 PM

    McFadden is a snub as is Jacoby Ford in the AFC kick return spot. RAIDERS!!!!

  30. dcpatfan says: Dec 28, 2010 8:29 PM

    I really dont want to seem greedy, but I really have a problem with Fergueson over Matt Light this year.

  31. j0esixpack says: Dec 28, 2010 8:31 PM

    Brady should be a lock for MVP.

    Sure, I know Vick is the “feel good” story of 2010, and I understand why. Former convicted and jailed animal abuser makes good. What’s not to like about that?

    But look at the Patriots and how many rookies and first time starters comprise the team. TE, CB, OL, numerous Defensive positions.. on paper this team should be looking at 10-6 given the tough season schedule including the Steelers, Ravens, Bears, etc..

    Oh yeah, they traded away their whinning deep threat hall of fame wide receiver too… a controversial move unseen on the Patriots since Belichick traded away Lawyer Milloy at the start of 2003 (how’d that work out for them again?)

    Although all the rookies and first time starters deserve credit for stepping up to the plate, buying into Belichick, Brady’s taken his skills and leadership to a new level. I think his injury introduced the concept to him that he’s actually mortal and he’s now intent on making every game and season count to gather as many SB rings as possible.

    There really should be no question about MVP

  32. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 28, 2010 8:31 PM

    Manning is having a probowl type year? Really?

  33. grogansheroes says: Dec 28, 2010 8:35 PM

    Meriweather on the all dope team maybe. He is the third best safety on the PATS. There are always snubs, but to put this guy on the team makes the voting lose all credibility, if in fact there ever was any. Also Lewis and Manning do not deserve it, just getting in for their name. Talk about Manning, he threw 11 interceptions in three games this year including FOUR pick sixes!! That is a pro bowler?? It is even worse than Meriweather!

  34. grogansheroes says: Dec 28, 2010 8:37 PM

    Also, where’s Brint??

  35. emperorzero says: Dec 28, 2010 8:38 PM

    As a Packers fan I find it ahrd to argue with Brees and Ryan making the Pro Bowl. Ryan is on a phenomenal team and Brees is one of the three best quarterbacks in the game. Calvin Johnson is Megatron – anyone who cna make Drew Stanton look capable (and I actually like Drew Stanton) is a pro bowler. Plus…anyone who watches the Pro Bowl should probably be downloading or streaming porn. It would be time better spent.

  36. connie73 says: Dec 28, 2010 8:50 PM

    Why was Big Ben not in there??????OOOOhe is going to get the MVP of the bathroom. Good job Ben. When his name is not in the mix of anything I am delighted.
    Start your talking about me I love it

  37. shorttracknews says: Dec 28, 2010 8:52 PM

    Really sarahpalinhater, Big Ben??? Hard to vote in a guy who missed 1/4 of the season.

  38. shecklesmckenzie says: Dec 28, 2010 8:55 PM

    @sarahpalinhater: They probably didn’t chose Ben because he is an (accused) rapist. And he missed 4 games.

  39. bigike55 says: Dec 28, 2010 9:00 PM

    Kick returner Marc Mariani, Tennessee really has anyone seen what Jacoby Ford had done this year?

  40. browniebuck says: Dec 28, 2010 9:27 PM

    Peyton Hillis? This guy has had the season that he has had with NO other offensive weapon to speak of…1,638 total yards, 13 TDs, 60 catches? There HAS to be a spot for him on this list.

    @paulienuts…Vick has only played in 13 games (12 if you take away the Washington game where he got hurt…11 if you take away week 1 when he didn’t start) while Brees has played in all 16 thus far. Vick has 28+ touchdowns (total) and only 5 INTs. Brees has HAD to pass the ball as they have had a ridiculous number of injuries to their RBs…not to mention that is what their offense is designed to be…pass first, run second. Brees has only had 3 games all year where he HASN’T thrown a pick…Vick has 7 such games (in fewer games played).

    If you don’t see that Vick has had a more dominant year than Brees…you need to take off your “homer glasses”. Remember…Brees threw 2 touchdown passes…TO THE BROWNS!!!

  41. kelvinmchale says: Dec 28, 2010 9:27 PM

    Manning can be Brady’s waterboy in Hawaii.

  42. backindasaddle says: Dec 28, 2010 9:32 PM

    Merryweather is a knucklehead. He was in hot water with BB earlier in the year because he didn’t have his head screwed on properly. He’s definately not the best safety on the Pats and really, I would consider him 3rd behind both Chung and Sanders. I think the Pro Bowl has a lot to do with name recognition and how “flashy” some guys are.

    No way that Peyton Manning should be in. He’s had a crappy year and threw a bunch of interceptions and his team lost multiple games because of it. Manning getting in is a disgrace and exposes the fraudulence in the system. Same for Lewis…just a “big name” based on past greatness. I really wish that wouldn’t happen. There are so many deserving guys that get snubbed.

  43. normswifevera says: Dec 28, 2010 9:33 PM

    Not going to get into “this guy is better than that guy”, but I don’t think there’s a player in either conference that was snubbed worse than Tamba Hali.

    Everyone looks at sacks (Hali has 12), but check out his pressures and hurries. Nobody has been after the QB like Hali this year.

  44. mezanine10 says: Dec 28, 2010 9:41 PM

    Half these guys won’t even play in the game. Pro Bowl rosters mean nothing. The AP All-Pro teams will released soon. That’s what counts.

  45. polamaulyou says: Dec 28, 2010 9:43 PM

    Woodley, farrior, and especially timmons should have made it. Mike wallace got snubbed too. Had big ben played the 1st four games he’d be the best qb and still get snubbed.

  46. secdominance says: Dec 28, 2010 9:56 PM

    Half of these guys won’t even play so we’ll have even more Pro Bowlers in a few weeks

  47. claymath52 says: Dec 28, 2010 10:01 PM

    “We’re sure we’ll hear from many Packers fans complaining that Aaron Rodgers was snubbed.”

    Or you could just log on to ESPN and see the big picture that says SNUBBED.

    BTW, whats up with you guys hating on Pack fans today? First talking about blind optimism now to pro bowl…. Oh I forgot, you leader is butt buddys with PA.

  48. claymath52 says: Dec 28, 2010 10:07 PM

    sarahpalinhater says:
    Dec 28, 2010 8:05 PM
    Roethlisberger is more deserving then Cassell, or the two they took in Rivers and especially Manning. As well as Mike Wallace over both WR’s…Ridiculous, but thats the way it is.

    Really??? Your alias is Sarah Palin Hater???? And you like Big Ben??? How many games did he miss??? For what??? I know little about Sarah Palin but after your comments I think I probably like her.

  49. moochzilla says: Dec 28, 2010 10:33 PM

    Figure 3 NFC QB’s bail on the game because they’re in the playoffs.

    Then 4 more NFC QB’s bail on it because it’s a joke game no veteran with any level of pride would want to play in.

    That means McNabb could still make the game, and the Eagles pick goes up to a 3rd.

  50. bricketh says: Dec 28, 2010 10:53 PM

    As a Pats fan, I also have an issue with Meriweather, but also Mankins (as much as I like him). How does a guy who holds out for more than half a year make the pro bowl?? Also think Gronk should have had it over Gates. Not often that can happen, but think this is the year for it.

    I love the Mayo, Wilfork and McCourty selections. Brady was a lock. I agree Manning made it on name this time, and Cassel was the better choice this year; but Manning has had a tough time with his team being so beaten up and young, and they still lead their division.

    As for receiver, Welker has been great, even without Moss (and coming off his injury), but who could you drop? Nobody I can think of.

  51. Deb says: Dec 28, 2010 10:55 PM

    Would like to have seen Mike Wallace and Lawrence Timmons get a mention.

    @importantpftcomment …

    Karen Rodgers? Are you three? Good grief.

  52. footballcoach17 says: Dec 28, 2010 11:18 PM

    Clearly, Brees should be the starter. Vick has won nothing. Brady no doubt MVP.

  53. deweyaxewound says: Dec 28, 2010 11:49 PM

    Jacoby Ford is CLEARLY the best and most dangerous return man in the AFC.

    That’s the worst snub as far as I’m concerned.

    (I say this as a Bears fan, by the way–lest anyone just think I’m just plugging for my own team. Truth is, I plug for fun. And because it’s the right thing to do. Plugging).

  54. Lisa (VikesPrincess) says: Dec 29, 2010 12:03 AM

    Oh it’s fun to watch the Packer fans melt down over this. My co-blogger (a Packer fan) actually said that Rodgers wasn’t the starter because he was concussed for a week (out of sight, out of mind). LOL Hilarious.

    I’ve never seen so many whiners in my life. Couldn’t happen to a more appropriate fan base.

  55. bucforever says: Dec 29, 2010 12:05 AM

    AGAIN no love for the Bucs! Wait I’m sorry. Most of them are on IR anyway.

  56. thelondonsillynannys says: Dec 29, 2010 12:56 AM

    Agree with bucs. Maybe Barrett Ruud? Ad you have to believe had Aqib Talib not gotten hurt he would have made it. And no love for Ike Taylor or Lawrence Timmons; Tramon Williams up in Green Bay.

  57. cynicalvision says: Dec 29, 2010 1:21 AM

    Biggest snubbs:

    Aqib Talib
    Aaron Rodgers
    Peyton Hillis
    Chris Long

  58. worstwebsiteever says: Dec 29, 2010 2:01 AM

    bricketh says:
    Dec 28, 2010 10:53 PM
    “As a Pats fan … Also think Gronk should have had it over Gates.”

    LOL. Are you effing serious?
    Of all players at all skill positions, Gates has the biggest gap between himself and the 2nd best TE in the league.

    Have you even looked at their stats? Not even comparable. Gates dominates Gronk in every category and has started 1 of the last 5 games.

  59. packerbacker12 says: Dec 29, 2010 2:17 AM

    “I’ve never seen so many whiners in my life. Couldn’t happen to a more appropriate fan base.”

    …coming from someone part of a fanbase who whined for weeks about the bad calls in the first Viking/Packer matchup.

    Typical hypocrite Viking ‘fan’. It’s no wonder everyone in the NFL hates you guys. All of you are unintelligent, fairweather dimwits.

  60. lostdupree says: Dec 29, 2010 2:18 AM

    This might not be from this year but this was the first thing I thought of when i saw Revis going to the pro bowl.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyPtJF-IgPc

  61. CKL says: Dec 29, 2010 2:26 AM

    #
    bricketh says: Dec 28, 2010 10:53 PM

    As a Pats fan, I also have an issue with Meriweather, but also Mankins (as much as I like him). How does a guy who holds out for more than half a year make the pro bowl?? Also think Gronk should have had it over Gates. Not often that can happen, but think this is the year for it.

    I love the Mayo, Wilfork and McCourty selections. Brady was a lock. I agree Manning made it on name this time, and Cassel was the better choice this year; but Manning has had a tough time with his team being so beaten up and young, and they still lead their division.

    As for receiver, Welker has been great, even without Moss (and coming off his injury), but who could you drop? Nobody I can think of.
    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    As a Pats fan also I concur with most of this. Welker to me has had a bit of a rocky year. More drops this year than I can remember his ever having. Love the dude madly and wouldn’t trade him for anyone, but he didn’t deserve the PB this year. Comeback player though? Ok by me. I agree with the other Pats fans ere…Meriweather isn’t even the best safety on his team. That one’s a loller. Was very happy to see the actual best defenders on the Pats make it though with Mayo, Wilfork, and McCourty.

    Brady will bow out and I hope they pick Cassel to replace him. Your point on Manning I don’t agree with. I thought Brady had a tough year last year and didn’t deserve the PB despite how his stats looked and he had much more to overcome.

    Snubs:
    Hillis (people forget how great he is receiving)
    Rodgers
    Cassel

  62. crise40g says: Dec 29, 2010 3:58 AM

    Run DMC>MJD

  63. kennyrogerschicken says: Dec 29, 2010 5:20 AM

    Lisa (VikesPrincess) –

    Nobody cares what the bitter Viking fans have to say, so feel free to go away until next year. The Pro Bowl is a joke and always will be.

  64. kennyrogerschicken says: Dec 29, 2010 5:24 AM

    themotherfinglions –

    Hey Lions fan – you’re talking a whole lot of trash for being a fan of a 5-10 team. Reminds me of another up and coming team from last year : the 49ers. Good luck next year moron.

  65. robzar says: Dec 29, 2010 8:41 AM

    There is only one “Bowl” game that Patriots players care about being in, and that one is played in February. Only losers from loser teams really care about who plays or not plays in the Pro Bowl.

  66. psousa1 says: Dec 29, 2010 9:09 AM

    Brandon Merriweather may not even be with the team next season. He might have one pick, but no forced fumbles and no fumble recoveries! He gets burned badly or leaves a teammate out to dry every other game. He is the most maddeningly incosisitent player on the Patriots. The one ‘positive’ he does bring to the table is he has such a rep as a headhunter there are quite a few drops, by opposing receivers, over the middle.

  67. shallowfan says: Dec 29, 2010 9:21 AM

    “There is only one “Bowl” game that Patriots players care about being in, and that one is played in February. Only losers from loser teams really care about who plays or not plays in the Pro Bowl.”

    This is true for the most part, but you do know that a lot of players have bonuses built into their contracts if they make it to the pro bowl…and don’t tell me there isn’t a player who made the pro bowl that doesn’t care about the $$$.

    That being said, the pro bowl is a popularity contest, just like anything ppl vote for. They vote for the biggest name, not necessarily the best player.

  68. cjjetsfan says: Dec 29, 2010 9:57 AM

    While I’m an unabashed Patriots hater, does it make sense that the 27th ranked defense in yards allowed, including 16th ranked against the rush and 30th ranked against the pass, has 4 pro bowlers? I get the fact that they are up at the top in turnovers and their opponents run/pass ratio is skewed because they often have to come from behind, but does anyone believe that their are most pro bowlers on the Patriots defense then there are on the Steelers (2), Chargers (0), Dolphins (1), or even the Jets (1). If they have so many dominant players, why are they ranked 27th in yards allowed per play?

    The pro bowl should mean something but has become a popularity contest joke. One thing I agree with Brady – the only award worth anything anymore is a super bowl ring.

  69. 1historian says: Dec 29, 2010 9:59 AM

    Brady’s last 2 games – nothing special against GB but he/they won – they won ugly, which is GOOD.

    Against Buffalo – boooring. 34-3. (I know Buffalo has the weakest run D in the league but 217 yards is 217 yards.)

    He took care of business, nothing spectacular because nothing spectacular was called for. Keep your cards close to your chest, no turnovers – 319 & counting for Brady, none for the team in the last 7 games – an NFL record.

    2-0, nailed down home field thru the conference championship and a 1st round bye. Boring I know but that’s my kind of boring.

    Vick – besides 10 spectacular minutes against a giants team that seems to have tanked, what has he done in the last 2 games, coming down the stretch, when it COUNTS?

    nada

    Granted he seemed slow and beat up last night but them’s the breaks.

  70. bricketh says: Dec 29, 2010 10:02 AM

    @worstwebsiteever

    You’re right, I hadn’t looked at the stats. I knew Gates had missed a lot of time this year, and assumed it translated into a much weaker stat sheet, but it’s much better than my fringe observations had given credit for. I knew Gronk didn’t have great numbers, but he has been solid in both the run and pass game. He also has the second most TDs among TEs, whcih is great in general, but especially for a rook… I didn’t realize Gates had 10, though, and guess I should have figured since he has been Rivers’ only real target for most of the year.

    @CKL

    As for the Manning this year vs. Brady last year, Brady had a great statistical year last year, but I don’t think he was as impressive then as he has been this year, as his leadership has shown up this year. Manning hasn’t been stellar this year, especially in that stretch of 3 games with 11 picks, but he has almost single-handedly kept his team in the division lead (though, playing in a weak division during a down year helps). One of Brady’s best seasons, in my opinion, was 2006, when he had no receivers to speak of. Manning is going through that now. While it’s not always pretty, he’s getting it done. That said, it sickens me that I feel that way, as I can’t stand the Mannings!

  71. bordner says: Dec 29, 2010 10:40 AM

    The welcome lack of Queens on the roster this year is an indication of the type of fairweather “fan”base they have. Lose a few games and they completely disappear (not that I’m complaining though).

    Last year, all we heard from them was how awesome they were at every position and how all we had to do was look at the Pro Bowl roster for proof. This year, after most of their “fans” bailed on the team somewhere around loss #4 or 5, no one was around to stuff the ballot box for them.

  72. raiderinpa says: Dec 29, 2010 10:46 AM

    deeowens11 says:
    Dec 28, 2010 8:09 PM
    McFadden is a snub as is Jacoby Ford in the AFC kick return spot. RAIDERS!!!!
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    Worth posting again….

  73. lombardishomecoming says: Dec 29, 2010 11:02 AM

    Jay Ratliff: 29 tackles, 4.0 sacks

    BJ Raji: 63 tackles 8.5 sacks

    Can somebody please explain this to me?

    There shouldn’t be a pro bowl if it doesn’t honor the best at each position, simple as that.

  74. nygiantstones says: Dec 29, 2010 12:25 PM

    Stupid Cowboy fans. Its a disgrace even one of your players made the Pro Bowl. What a complete sham of a team you have.

  75. NFLJunkie says: Dec 29, 2010 5:13 PM

    raiderinpa says:
    Dec 29, 2010 10:46 AM
    deeowens11 says:
    Dec 28, 2010 8:09 PM
    McFadden is a snub as is Jacoby Ford in the AFC kick return spot. RAIDERS!!!!
    ———————————
    Worth posting again….

    Tell Jacoby Ford to start working on his punt returns. Then he could be more versatile and return punts, too (like Marc Mariani), have touchdowns as both a kick returner and a punt returner (like Mariani, the only player in the NFL this year to do that), and lead the AFC in punt return average for those with a minimum number of returns (like Mariani).

    Ford didn’t even have as good a kick return average as Mariani.

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