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Cam Newton and other Pro Bowl roster additions

Posted on: January 23, 2012 2:04 pm
Edited on: January 23, 2012 3:38 pm
NewtonBy Josh Katzowitz

Now that the Patriots and Giants officially are heading to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, that means nobody from New England and New York will be flying to Honolulu this week for the Pro Bowl.

Which means we get tons of additions and deletions to the roster!

Here’s the list so far.

-Panthers standout rookie quarterback Cam Newton will replace Eli Manning on the NFC roster. As you well know, Newton threw for 4,051 yards passing, the most ever by a rookie quarterback in NFL history while recording 21 touchdowns and posting an 84.5 quarterback rating. Newton also rushed for 14 scores, the most ever by an NFL quarterback.

-Bears defensive end Julius Peppers will take over for New York’s Jason Pierre-Paul. This is Peppers’ seventh Pro Bowl appearance, and it’s the first time since Richard Dent in the mid-1980s that a Chicago defensive end has made the roster in back-to-back seasons.

-Jets guard Brandon Moore will replace New England’s Brian Waters on the AFC roster. This is Moore’s first Pro Bowl selection. Ravens guard Ben Grubbs will take over for Logan Mankins.

-Bad news for Tim Tebow. According to Pro Football Talk, Ben Roethlisberger “definitely” is attending the Pro Bowl festivities, meaning Tebow, the second alternate, will be staying home this week (and maybe going on tour with Brad Paisley instead).

-As the Cincinnati Enquirer reports, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton replaces Tom Brady, tight end Jermaine Gresham replaces Rob Gronkowski and defensive tackle Geno Atkins replaces Vince Wilfork.

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Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 3:52 pm

Cam Newton and other Pro Bowl roster additions

This is total crap!!  As soon as the Giants knocked off the 49ers I was like...yes...Matthew Stafford is going to the Pro Bowl.  Now I read this and believe this is a slap in the face to him and the whole Detroit Lions organization.  This young man stayed healthy all year and led the Lions back to the playoffs after more than a decade of basically being in the basement and the laughing stock of the NFL.  What a crock!!!

Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 3:48 pm

Cam Newton and other Pro Bowl roster additions

Probably because Stafford is a jerk. And the Pro Bowl is for the players people want to see not the players who necessarily put up the stats. There is a difference. Besides, Cam Newton, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees had awesome seasons too. They earned it just as much given their own circumstances. Just congratulate them and move on.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 3:47 pm

Cam Newton and other Pro Bowl roster additions

I can  see how Cam is over Stafford...Who is more exciting?I wonder???

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 3:40 pm

Cam Newton and other Pro Bowl roster additions

I agree with you Skllet.   How can Newton jump over Stafford?  What reasoning can there be?  How can Newton jump over Stafford, Ryan or even Romo?  Newton's stats are not as good as any of those players.   I don't think anyone can show a good reason for this.

Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 3:18 pm

Cam Newton and other Pro Bowl roster additions

Cant believe Stafford is not going to the pro bowl. I understand it was close between him and Manning, but I thought for sure he would get the bid now that Manning is in the SB. One of 5 QB's ever to throw for over 5,000 yds in a season, and he is not even good enough to be a replacement, what a joke!

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2012 3:10 pm

Cam Newton and other Pro Bowl roster additions

All the "add-ons" to the Pro Bowl should have an asterisk by their name and referred as such in the future.  Not doing so diminishes the players who actually earned the distinction.  But the NFL seemingly is not concerned with that as is the so-called accomplishent of 1000 yd rushers. Question: do PB bonuses in a player's contract kick-in IF he is added as a replacement?

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