01-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Re: Pro Bowl "Appearances" question
Originally Posted by brdmaverick
When rating a player's career as it winds down, sometimes a number that is brought up is Super Bowl appearance/nominations.
For the sake of technicalities, does it count towards a player's Pro Bowl stats is a player plays as a replacement?
If so, do all of those asked to be an injury replacement get a Pro Bowl stat as well, even if they don't play?
I believe one year it got 7 quarterbacks deep before they got 3 players to play.
In that case, did a 16 team conference have 7 QBs that could claim they made the Pro Bowl that year?
The rule has generally been you're consider a Pro Bowler if (A) you are one of the initial invitees
—e.g., Brady and McCourty—whether you play or not, or (B) you actually play in the game.
So, for example, Matt Cassel becomes a Pro Bowler if
he plays. If he declines, then he isn't.
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