Pro Bowl 2011
December 29, 2010 by staff
Pro Bowl 2011, Michael Vick’s comeback season has impressed throughout the NFL, not only in Philadelphia.The Eagles’ quarterback, who sat on two seasons while serving a federal sentence for fighting dogs, will start for the NFC in the Pro Bowl in Honolulu Jan. 30. Vick was selected in a vote by leaguewide NFL players, coaches and made three Pro Bowls fans.Vick with Atlanta before he was suspended by the league and served time in prison for leading a network of fights dogs. This season he has gone from a rarely used backup for NFC passing leader, the catalyst for a dynamic offense in Philadelphia. Besides Vick, the Eagles had four other players selected.Atlanta, leading the NFC with a record of 12-3, has the most Pro Bowlers with seven, including quarterback Matt Ryan, Roddy White and a receiver defensive end John Abraham.
New England (13-2), the AFC leader, had six Pro Bowl, led by QB Tom Brady pass in the league who will make his sixth game trip – to provide the Patriots are not the Super Bowl. The match will be played on Sunday before the championship game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.Baltimore, Green Bay and Dallas also had five players voted Tuesday.Four rookies were selected with DT Ndamukong Suh Detroit an entry for the NFC. Cornerback Devin McCourty New England returner Marc Mariani Tennessee and Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey is the AFC team.
“It’s a great honor, obviously being a rookie and get my feet wet in the NFL,” said Suh. “I can not expect anything else … it will only make me want to work harder to return. ”
In total, there were seven entrants in the NFC team, 14 new entrants to the teams not only were represented AFC.The Buffalo, Cincinnati, Seattle and Tampa Bay.Also chosen among the Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson were, fighting against Jason Peters, cornerback Asante Samuel and placekicker David Akers. Philadelphia played Minnesota on Tuesday night and Vick was not available before the game at any comment.
The Falcons were other tight end Tony Gonzalez, fullback Ovie Mughelli, running back Michael Turner and special teamer Eric Brady Weems.Joining the Patriots will be in Honolulu McCourty; guard Logan Mankins, who missed a part of the season in a contract dispute; linebacker Jerod Mayo, Brandon Merriweather security, and the nose facing Vince Wilfork.Starting for the NFC will be white with Vick and Calvin Johnson to Detroit wide receiver, Dallas TE Jason Witten, Turner Atlanta Mughelli and in the backfield, Peters and Caroline Jordan Gross to tackle, the Giants’ Chris Snee and Toussaint Jahre Evans at guard, center Andre Gurode, Dallas.
On defense of the NFC will end Julius Peppers of Chicago and Abraham, tackles Jay Ratliff and Suh Dallas linebackers Clay Matthews of Green Bay, DeMarcus Ware of Dallas and Patrick Willis, San Francisco, cornerbacks Samuel and Charles Woodson Green Bay safety Nick Collins and Green Bay and Adrian Wilson Arizona.The NFC punter is Dallas’ Mat McBriar, while Devin Hester is Chicago quarterback returner.Backup blow for the NFC and Drew Ryan Brees. “First, it’s an honor just to be in conversation to be a Pro Bowl player, but to two years away, I’m really happy and grateful for the opportunity,” said Matthews. “I hope we will be busy at the time.”
Join Brady’s offensive from the AFC will WRs Reggie Wayne and Andre Johnson of Indianapolis, Houston, TE Antonio Gates, San Diego, Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew Houston and fullback Will Leach , tackles Joe Thomas of Cleveland and Miami Jake Long, Kris Dielman guards Mankins and San Diego and the Jets center Nick Mangold.The AFC from the characteristics of defense Indianapolis ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, and Wilfork Challah Ngata Baltimore tackle, linebackers Ray Lewis of Baltimore, James Harrison of Pittsburgh and Cameron Wake of Miami cornerback Darrelle Revis of the Jets and Oakland Nnamdi Asomugha, and safeties Troy Polamalu and Ed Reed of Pittsburgh, Baltimore.
Baltimore Billy Cundiff is the placekicker, Shane Lechler Oakland the punter, kickoff returns and Mariani Montell Owens of Jacksonville teamer. Colts QB Peyton Manning Force made his 11th Pro Bowl as a backup to Brady. He joined Brett Favre as the quarterfinals only selected for at least 11 games.San Diego Philip Rivers is the quarterback other AFC. “Wow, No. 12 feels like No. 1,” Lewis said. “I tell my teammates that I will undergo training to be a player in the Pro Bowl this season, and I focus again bore fruit this season. Never gets old. “
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