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Pro Bowl needs to replace 14 guys, at least

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With the Super Bowl teams locked and loaded, the NFL will have to replace the 14 players from the Broncos and Panthers who won’t be going to Hawaii.

From Denver, cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib and linebackers Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware must be replaced. From Carolina, quarterback Cam Newton, running back Jonathan Stewart, tight end Greg Olsen, center Ryan Kalil, guard Trai Turner, fullback Mike Tolbert, linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis, defensive tackle Kawann Short, and cornerback Josh Norman.

Already, the Colts have announced that Vontae Davis will replace Harris. That leaves only 13 more announcements to be made.

And that doesn’t include the Patriots or Cardinals players who were healthy enough to play on Sunday but who will be too injured to play a week from now. Not that we blame them; why would anyone want to risk injury in a meaningless exhibition?

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29 Responses to “Pro Bowl needs to replace 14 guys, at least”
  1. remstar10 says: Jan 24, 2016 11:32 PM

    Scrap the pro bowl and just make an all star team, give them a high five and call it a day

  2. thekyle1591 says: Jan 24, 2016 11:33 PM

    1 Brandon Scherff please

  3. bjwbrown2011 says: Jan 24, 2016 11:42 PM

    No chance Brady shows up to Hawaii.

  4. watermelon1 says: Jan 24, 2016 11:58 PM

    Tyrod Taylor!

  5. wiscobear says: Jan 25, 2016 12:02 AM

    Here we are upon the time of year when everyone who doesn’t care about the Pro Bowl spends copious amounts of time complaining about it.

  6. thenoshows says: Jan 25, 2016 12:04 AM

    Haven’t really watched the. Pro bowl since about 2003

  7. phillysports1 says: Jan 25, 2016 12:07 AM

    Malcom Jenkins.

  8. buffalowned says: Jan 25, 2016 12:11 AM

    Virtual certain Brady sits out and decent chance Palmer does too. Same for Dalton or Brees if they’re selected. It’d be nice to see Tyrod Taylor in there over a guy with more passing yards but less efficiency. Tyrod was 7th in passer rating, 7th in qbr, ran for 550 yards and went 8-6 as a starter. He shouldn’t be too far down the alternate list.

  9. xenova1 says: Jan 25, 2016 12:14 AM

    There should be a Super Bowl Jr. instead of the Pro Bowl for the two teams that lose the conference championship. NE vs. Ari. would be a good game and bring more money to the money depraved NFL

  10. Frum Slum says: Jan 25, 2016 12:15 AM

    I would like the pro bowl to turn into a skills challenge type event. That way they still get to compete without the risk of injury.

  11. therealraider says: Jan 25, 2016 12:26 AM

    They should have the National Champion College team play the NFL All-Stars in the Pro-Bowl.

  12. tjacks7 says: Jan 25, 2016 1:08 AM

    They should get rid of the pro bowl and make the worst NFL team play the college football national champions.

  13. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 25, 2016 1:34 AM

    Harrison Smith will be one of the replacements.

  14. coltzfan166 says: Jan 25, 2016 2:33 AM

    Brady will claim injury. Bruised ego

  15. daaabears says: Jan 25, 2016 4:47 AM

    This is another reason why the Pro Bowl should be played AFTER the Super Bowl, to give all the Super Bowl participants the chance to play.

    Another reason is that it gives us one last game that isn’t too exciting at all, to end the season. A game that kinda lets you down…instead of ending the season with all the hype and excitement of the Super Bowl.

  16. vikingdoode says: Jan 25, 2016 6:06 AM

    then it’s NOT a Pro Bowl

    New name Kinda Like Pro Bowl

  17. dapollock69 says: Jan 25, 2016 6:57 AM

    Robert Edwards prefers the safety of the pro bowl over a terrifying game of ‘tug of war.’

  18. edukator4 says: Jan 25, 2016 7:19 AM

    richie incognito to replace turner. unless he’s already replaced someone, i dont follow who the replacements are that closely

  19. cafetero1075 says: Jan 25, 2016 7:49 AM

    The worst part, players like Brent Grimes who had a horrible year made it just on past glory. He gets another undeserving notch. When you look at HOF players now you have to look at 1st and 2nd team all pro only.

  20. bosco264 says: Jan 25, 2016 7:53 AM

    Chris Berman needs another Hawaiian shirt.

  21. kevinoc63 says: Jan 25, 2016 8:10 AM

    The mere existence of the Pro Bowl, is a testament to how important it is for the owners to squeeze every last dollar out of its fans. Anybody who watches this crapathon is an idiot.

  22. mane1979 says: Jan 25, 2016 8:18 AM

    Delanie Walker. That is all.

  23. georgeremus says: Jan 25, 2016 8:39 AM

    haha…Brady wouldn’t lower himself and attend this game

  24. kcflake says: Jan 25, 2016 9:20 AM

    KC Chiefs Linebacker Derrick Johnson should be the #1 pick for the one of the open pro bowl linebacker spots. DJ should have gotten it anyway. he is THE MAN.

  25. bornahawker says: Jan 25, 2016 9:21 AM

    Pro Bowl is a joke!

  26. j huber says: Jan 25, 2016 9:53 AM

    Hey, wait a minute. We already saw the Superbowl, between the NC Pretenders and Arizona Cardinals. None of that AFC trash is qualified to play. Game over before it began.

  27. frostymugobeer says: Jan 25, 2016 9:55 AM

    I used to enjoy watching the pro bowl as a sort of “farewell” to the season .
    Now that it is played before the SB it seems to have become more of a joke’

  28. vicvinegar00 says: Jan 25, 2016 11:02 AM

    Will any of the actual pro bowlers take the field? Or is it going to be entirely replacements ? W

  29. jgedgar70 says: Jan 25, 2016 12:52 PM

    If I were Emperor, here’s what I would do with this game – and the entire NFL schedule:

    1) Play the Pro Bowl Sundays before Thanksgiving. Every team plays every week until Pro Bowl week.

    2) The weekend before Thanksgiving, no NFL games. Return all the traditional college rivalry games (‘Bama-Auburn, Ohio St-Michigan, etc.) to that weekend – some on Saturday, some on Sunday, so us football addicts still have something to watch.

    3) Thanksgiving weekend – 3 games on Thanksgiving, 2 on Friday, 2 on Saturday, 8 on Sunday and 1 on Monday.

    4) Return to AFC vs. NFC format.

    So every team gets a 2-week bye after about 11 games, no 6-7 week period of a few teams on bye each week, the NFL all-star game is in the middle of the season like the other sports, and maybe we get a better contest.

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