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01-28-2011, 03:02 PM
AFC and NFC Pro Bowl Roster Snubs:
Aaron Rodgers, Matt Cassel and More
By Larry Brown December 28, 2010

The 2011 Pro Bowl rosters were released Tuesday and there were some players left off the team that deserve a spot. Overall, the voters (a combination of fans, coaches, and players) did a pretty good job identifying the players who deserve to be on the roster. But of course there were some head-scratching selections, and a few close calls that we would like to address.

We realize that half the players will pull out of the game because of injury, lack of desire, or because theyíre in the Super Bowl, but we still need to do this so people understand who really deserves to be in the game. Without further ado Ö

AFC QB: Matt Cassel over Peyton Manning. Iím not saying Peyton shouldnít be there as an alternate, but the reality is he hasnít had a great season and Cassel has outplayed him. Peytonís 17 interceptions are my biggest issue while Cassel only has thrown five.

NFC QB: Aaron Rodgers over Matt Ryan. Ryan has enjoyed a strong season and has led Atlanta to the top record in the NFC, but Rodgers has been slightly better and more directly responsible for his teamís success than Ryan. Rodgers has done it all this year without a running game. Actually, he has been Green Bayís running game.

NFC TE: Vernon Davis over Tony Gonzalez. I love Tony, and he gets in on reputation, but he simply is not the same game-changer he used to be. Vernon Davis isnít the strongest blocker around, but he makes big plays in the passing game, and has done so despite having weak quarterback play.

AFC G: Ryan Lilja over Logan Mankins. I canít in good faith put a player into the Pro Bowl who only has played in eight games this season. On the other hand, Lilja has managed the right side of the line thatís helped generate the most productive rushing attack in the NFL.

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01-31-2011, 10:12 AM