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Griffin knee injury could land Brees in Pro Bowl

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There could be a postseason, after all, for Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

With his team out of the playoffs and Brees omitted from the NFC Pro Bowl roster, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune points out that Brees could be saying “aloha” to Hawaii now that Robert Griffin III has another knee injury.

Brees was named an alternate for the NFC team, but as Holder points out it wasn’t clear whether he’s the first alternate.

The other two NFC quarterbacks are Matt Ryan of the Falcons and Aaron Rodgers of the Packers.  If either of their teams qualify for the Super Bowl, another replacement will be needed.

Brees provided one of the only interesting moments in last year’s game, when he tried to drop kick an extra point.

I can’t remember if it was good.  I can remember that watching the game wasn’t.

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27 Responses to “Griffin knee injury could land Brees in Pro Bowl”
  1. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Jan 7, 2013 3:57 PM

    We laugh at you.

  2. dj121191 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:00 PM

    5100 yards and 43 tds usually gets you into the pro bowl without help

    Drew Brees probably wants an explanation

  3. franktherat96 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:01 PM

    Brees missed the drop kick, but it was fun to watch the attempt.

  4. blacknole08 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:01 PM

    Or… Russell Wilson. He should get some consideration too.

    Not saying his team will be out of it by then but he’s looked better than Brees this year.

  5. murphintampa says: Jan 7, 2013 4:01 PM

    Brees angrily took to twitter, saying, “I’ve not yet been shown any evidence that this Washington quarterback was injured on the play in question.”

  6. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jan 7, 2013 4:03 PM

    Looked better than Brees?? I guess he did have a down year. 5100 yards passing and 43 touchdowns. That’s all.

  7. purplegreenandgold says: Jan 7, 2013 4:07 PM

    The other two NFC quarterbacks are Matt Ryan of the Falcons and Aaron Rodgers of the Packers. If either of their teams qualify for the Super Bowl, another replacement will be needed.
    ======================================
    Then its matt ryan…

  8. ike1973 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:10 PM

    I’m pretty sure Stafford is an alternate too.

  9. stevemdlthn says: Jan 7, 2013 4:14 PM

    I hope he declines…… Can’t wait until Goodell sets foot in the big easy…..

  10. 4thqtrsaint says: Jan 7, 2013 4:15 PM

    I love Drew Brees. I could care less if he makes the Pro Bowl or not. Of course, I could care less if they had one.

  11. rtant2013 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:30 PM

    Wilson looked better then Brees this year? That made me literally laugh out loud, Brees only had a 1000+ yds and 20+ more touchdowns then Wilson, but yeah Wilson definitely looked better in that 27th ranked passing attack.

  12. blacknole08 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:31 PM

    @johnclaytonsponytail,

    Unlike last year, alot of Brees yards came when they were trailing. They didn’t blow out teams in the dome either like they did last year, where Brees would have 300+ in 3 qtrs with a 3 TD lead. Brees also lost games for his team — his 2 pick 6s against SF cost them the game.

    And they had the worst defense in the league. So of course the pass yards will pile up when you are trailing.

  13. deepbacksidedig says: Jan 7, 2013 4:33 PM

    WEEI just reported RGIII has a torn ACL and PCL
    will be out 14-18 months.
    not a misprint, 14-18 months.
    Really feel bad for the kid.
    Right now I am ready to hang Shanahan, especially considering Doc Andrews statement that he never was allowed to look at the kid.
    On top of that, just watching RG, it was obvious he couldn’t do it.
    Totally disgraceful.

  14. vancouvernfl says: Jan 7, 2013 4:37 PM

    the pro bowl is awesome

    -said no one ever

  15. Ponder This says: Jan 7, 2013 4:43 PM

    The way players opt out of the Pro Bowl, they might get all the way down to Joe Webb before they fill out the roster.

  16. insanelomein2 says: Jan 7, 2013 4:46 PM

    The Pro Bowl is by far the worst pro sporting event on the planet.

  17. rg3andout says: Jan 7, 2013 4:54 PM

    probowl is overated, nobody wants to play in it anymore!!!

  18. mrphootball says: Jan 7, 2013 5:01 PM

    Way to screw us over shanahan!!

  19. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jan 7, 2013 5:31 PM

    Blacknole… So if he’s trailing in the game he’s stat hoarding but if he’s up 2 TDs in the 4th he’s stat hoarding?? It’s doesn’t go both ways. He carried the team on his back without a head coach and despite them leading the league in drops. He did try too hard at times and made some mistakes trying to cover up for the defense. You have to give credit where credits due.

  20. blacknole08 says: Jan 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    I’m not saying he stat pads — he’s Drew Brees. But his numbers were more impressive last season when the Saints were blowing out teams.

    And he cost his team some games too this year.

  21. Ponder This says: Jan 7, 2013 5:45 PM

    deepbacksidedig says:Jan 7, 2013 4:33 PM

    WEEI just reported RGIII has a torn ACL and PCL
    will be out 14-18 months.
    _______

    Obviously a radio bit. They reeled you in.

  22. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jan 7, 2013 5:50 PM

    I’ll agree to disagree my friend. People are so used to him putting up big numbers it’s easy to look him over. Especially on a bad year.

  23. divious24 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:16 PM

    Not a torn but partially torn acl n lcl but either way it’s bad news for a great young player I hope for the best recovery news because I’m a cowboy fan but want Washington to be @ it’s best for the season

  24. noring4youstill says: Jan 7, 2013 8:13 PM

    Matt Ryan come on down!

  25. 13arod says: Jan 7, 2013 8:18 PM

    tebow i think could make it if he is listed as an altrentite

  26. ceschatz says: Jan 7, 2013 10:43 PM

    Drew Brees should have been the first pick to begin with

  27. vtopa says: Jan 8, 2013 12:20 AM

    What a joke that Brees isn’t ahead of this kid (and please shut up about Wilson). 5,100 yards and 43 TDs. He’s BETTER than Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady and BOTH Mannings. There, I said it. Its ridiculous that he’s constantly not mentioned in the top 3 QBs. He holds more records than all three of these guys. If you were going to build a team around a QB these days, you’d pick Brees.

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