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    Pat Kirwan listed Darrelle Revis twice. One right after another. I mean, I know they spent 3 minutes picking the guys whose name they heard the most this year but man, even if you look through it in 4 seconds that stands out.
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    Link?

    5 Pro Bowlers sounds like a decent haul for the Pats.

    Mayo will give me fits for years to come.
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    Great haul, IMO.. We would have had more, if there were less injuries on this team.

    I think Wes Welker will be a regular player on the pro bowl circuit. He has been the most impressive player for NE this year, apart from Cassell as QB. Moss has also been really good and I hope he has great catches in the next two games, which are crucial for our playoff chances.

    11 - 5 (I think that's where we'll be).. I hope the Ravens choke as also the Dolphins in their next games. Dallas is playing really well now, on offense as well as defense.
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    I'm sure this will sound totally homerific ...but how is Wes Welker not on every one of those guys lists?
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    I can't argue with Manning/Cutler/Rivers at QB, but how does Roethliberger get a vote as the top QB while Pennington doesn't get on a single ballot? And the LaDainian Tomlinson gets a #2 vote at RB? Is that a lifetime achievement award vote?

    But those votes at WR are a total joke. They got it right with Andre Johnson being one or two on every vote, but Wes Welker should be among the top four on every ballot also. I have no idea how Houshmandzadeh makes the list this year, and Moss does not deserve a higher ranking than Johnson this season. And at tight end - a position where blocking is at least as important as receiving - it looks like the writers did zero research and simply voted on total yardage.
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    lol, a colt reciever HAS to go tot he pro bowl, and hence reggie wayne

    even though welker has like 30 more catches, and slightly more yards, and only 3 less tds then reggie...
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    You can pretty much pencil in Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall, and Reggie Wayne for 3 of the 4 WR spots in the AFC. The 4th spot will be between Wes Welker, Randy Moss, T.J Houshmandzadeh, and Hines Ward. I have this sick feeling in my stomach that Ward is going to be picked as the 4th guy, because even though he's statistically inferior to the aformentioned receivers, "Oh, he's such a tough player, he blocks, he likes to hit, he's always smiling, where would the Steelers be without him, blah blah blah".

    It will be an injustice if Welker doesn't get in. Moss is better than Wayne, but ALP's logic is likely to prevail here.
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    Yea pretty good list although there are some pretty out there picks...LT at #2RB... Are you kidding?

    Anyway noticed Seymour gote 1 vote for #3DE.
    Wilfork also got 2 votes for #3 DT. That I can agree with.

    As for the NFC:

    No way Eli Manning should be unanimous, let alone going to the Pro Bowl... no picks for Rodgers? He Ryan and McNabb should all go there before Manning.
    I have no idea how anyone ever picks Steve Smith over Greg Jennings (which 3/5 of those guys did).
    Tommie Harris over Jay Ratliff at DT is a joke.
    Lol @ Asanti Samuel
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    Because he's not a "name" yet. Pro Bowl voting is half performance and half reputation.
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    I fixed your post. ;)
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    Hines Ward? TJ Houshmandzadeh? Joe Thomas? Kris Dielman? Kyle Vanden Bosch??? Champ Bailey????

    Some weird picks on those ballots. Champ Bailey has played only 7 games for crying out loud!
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    see above ur post
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    Yeah, tells you something about the integrity of NFL.com's writers. Probably big Bowling fans.
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    But these are ballots of people like Gil Brandt and Pat Kirwan! I can understand my dad who watches 3 games a year picking Champ Bailey, but Pat Kirwan?
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    Here is how I would assign the Pro Bowl (note, these are not the actual selections, just my picks, and I used the NFL.com writers picks as reference so take it for what it's worth):

    AFC

    Offense

    QB: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
    QB: Jay Cutler, Denver
    QB: Philip Rivers, San Diego
    RB: Thomas Jones, New York
    RB: Chris Johnson, Tennessee
    RB: Steve Slaton, Houston
    FB: Tony Richardson, New York
    WR: Andre Johnson, Houston
    WR: Brandon Marshall, Denver

    WR: Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
    WR: Wes Welker, New England
    TE: Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City
    TE: Dallas Clark, Indianapolis
    T: Michael Roos, Tennessee
    T: Ryan Clady, Denver

    T: Joe Thomas, Cleveland
    G: Logan Mankins, New England
    G: Alan Faneca, New York

    G: Ben Grubbs, Baltimore
    C: Kevin Mawae, Tennessee
    C: Nick Mangold, New York

    Defense & Special Teams

    DE: Mario Williams, Houston
    DE: Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis

    DE: Aaron Smith, Pittsburgh
    DT: Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee
    DT: Kris Jenkins, New York

    DT: Vince Wilfork, New England
    OLB: James Harrison, Pittsburgh
    OLB: Joey Porter, Miami

    OLB: Terrell Suggs, Baltimore
    ILB: Ray Lewis, Baltimore
    ILB: Jerod Mayo, New England
    CB: Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland
    CB: Courtland Finnegan, Tennessee

    CB: Darrelle Revis, New York
    FS: Ed Reed, Baltimore
    SS: Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh
    SS: Chris Hope, Tennessee
    K: Stephen Gostkowski, New England
    P: Shane Lechler, Oakland
    KR: Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland
    ST: George Wilson, Buffalo


    NFC

    Offense

    QB: Kurt Warner, Arizona
    QB: Drew Brees, New Orleans
    QB: Eli Manning, New York
    RB: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
    RB: Michael Turner, Atlanta
    RB: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina
    FB: B.J. Askew, Tampa Bay
    WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
    WR: Anquan Boldin, Arizona

    WR: Roddy White, Atlanta
    WR: Calvin Johnson, Detroit
    TE: Chris Cooley, Washington
    TE: Jason Witten, Dallas
    T: Flozell Adams, Dallas
    T: Jammal Brown, New Orleans

    T: Jordan Gross, Carolina
    G: Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota
    G: Chris Snee, New York

    G: Leonard Davis, Dallas
    C: Shaun O'Hara, New York
    C: Casey Rabach, Washington

    Defense & Special Teams

    DE: Julius Peppers, Carolina
    DE: Justin Tuck, New York

    DE: John Abraham, Atlanta
    DT: Kevin Williams, Minnesota
    DT: Darnell Dockett, Arizona

    DT: Tommie Harris, Chicago
    OLB: Demarcus Ware, Dallas
    OLB: Lance Briggs, Chicago

    OLB: Karlos Dansby, Arizona
    ILB: Patrick Willis, San Francisco
    ILB: Jon Beason, Carolina
    CB: Charles Woodson, Green Bay
    CB: Antoine Winfield, Minnesota

    CB: Chris Gamble, Carolina
    FS: Nick Collins, Green Bay
    SS: Adrian Wilson, Arizona
    SS: Quintin Mikell, Philadelphia
    K: Ryan Longwell, Minnesota
    P: Andy Lee, San Francisco
    KR: Clifton Smith, Tampa Bay
    ST: Richard Marshall, Carolina
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    Joe Thomas should be a Pro Bowler.

    LaDainian Tomlinson, Damien Woody, Jeff Saturday, Domata Peko, Rashean Mathis, Keith Brooking, Flozell Adams, Chad Clifton, Matt Birk, Casey Rabach, Fred Robbins, Terance Newman and Quinten Mikell are all also total WTF picks
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    Last year he definitely should have been, but he's been spectacularly average every time I've seen him this year. Maybe I've just caught his bad games.

    You're right though, I shouldn't have put his selection on the same level as some of the others.
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    Tampa Bay's Derrick Brooks made it, and he's another guy there solely on reputation. I saw a couple of their games and he's definitely lost a step or two. Ironically the Bucs had another LB that's not a 'name' player that got left off but should have been named to the Pro Bowl, Barrett Ruud.
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