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Pro Bowl replacements for SB players announced

Posted on: January 24, 2011 12:23 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Posted by Andy Benoit

Last season the NFL decided to move the Pro Bowl from the week after the Super Bowl to the week before the Super Bowl. The idea was to take the utterly irrelevant All-Star event and make it just regularly irrelevant. It’s been an alright ploy, though a consequence is players from the competing Super Bowl teams cannot compete.

Thus, the league had to replace all of the Steeler and Packer players on the roster. So who did they tap?
 
For the Packers:

CB Tramon Williams replaced by Antoine Winfield

CB Charles Woodson replaced by Brent Grimes

FS Nick Collins replaced by Roman Harper

OLB Clay Matthews replaced by Brian Orakpo

WR Greg Jennings replaced by Larry Fitzgerald

LT Chad Clifton replaced by Donald Penn


For the Steelers:

OLB James Harrison replaced by Tamba Hali

S Troy Polamalu replaced by Eric Berry

C Maurkice Pouncey replaced by Jeff Saturday

DE Brett Keisel replaced by Randy Starks

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Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2011 2:14 pm
 

Pro Bowl replacements for SB players announced

I don't even bother watching it anymore. 



Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Pro Bowl replacements for SB players announced

The Pro Bowl's a joke - rigged system, forced alignments, no blitzes, and a couple dozen replacement players every year over the course of the weeks leading up to it.   They should just vote an all-Pro team, mail the guys a check and be done with it.  The game means nothing anyway....and there really isn't a good way to make it relevant.  



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Pro Bowl replacements for SB players announced

The only way I might watch it is if it's 3 months after the SB.  And that's more because I wouldn't have seen any football for months.  I watched 1 or 2 when I was a lot younger, and haven't bothered ever since.  I usually forget it's even on.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2011 11:10 am
 

Pro Bowl replacements for SB players announced

one reason to not have a pro bowl...robert edwards. meaningless event on the beach, ripped his knee so bad they almost amputated it. i know he made a comeback YEARS later, but that guy was never the same. and i think he still owns an NFL record, started his career by scoring a TD in his fisrt seven or eight games.



Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Pro Bowl replacements for SB players announced

People complain because it makes them feel good. I see a LOT of satisfied people here.How about this? Take all the know-it-alls and malcontents from this site, and let THEM bash thier heads together. Great fun. Can't wait to see Snapper sit on Chefs salad, or however that h()m() spells his name. But he'd prolly like that.



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 10:45 pm
 

Pro Bowl replacements for SB players announced

Yeah, the Pro Bowl is the one Pro sport that least lends itself to an "All-Star" game.  It's even worse since it was moved to the week before the Super bowl. Last year they had to replace over 20 players I think. this year it's only 10.  The voting is pretty much a joke anyway, most guys get in on reputation.   Go Pack!!!!!



Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 8:12 pm
 

Pro Bowl replacements for SB players announced

I may be the only one, but I love the Pro-Bowl.  I like seeing the stars get out there and have a good time playing with and against one another in a playful atmosphere.  I think it's interesting and entertaining, and I also think it's a great move putting it a week before the superbowl.  The two-weeks of re-hashed analysis and story-mining grates on my NFL-loving nerves.  The Pro-Bowl should ease that wonderfully.  Just wanted one of the non-haters to be heard.



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Pro Bowl replacements for SB players announced

Agreed!  A big waste of time and even more so, a week before the SuperBowl.  I am an avid football fan, and I don't even watch the Pro Bowl Game.  That says something!!   Plus, I always hated seeing a player injured in this "non event".


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