Cowboys Wade Phillips, Chargers Norv Turner Set To Coach Pro Bowl Teams

Ryan CookFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2010

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 03:  San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner looks on from the sideline against the Washington Redskins at Qualcomm Stadium on January 3, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Redskins 23-20.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Today the NFL announced that current coaches Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys, and Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers have been chosen to represent the NFC and AFC in this years Pro Bowl being played in Miami.

Both coaches are set to bring their entire coaching staff, and look to post a win for their respective sides. 

Phillips and Turner made early exits out of the postseason today, with the Cowboys and Chargers losing in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Although the Pro Bowl is often a bust that gains less and less viewers each year, a match up to watch is how Norv Turner works with Peyton Manning, and how Wade Phillips intends on working with Drew Brees.

Ironically enough, both Wade Phillips and Norv Turner's teams could have been playing these two quarterbacks in a weeks time.  At the moment though, many NFL fans are criticising the NFL's decision, claiming that Phillips and Turner "choked" and that Brad Childress and Jim Caldwell would have been a better decision.

As relaxed as the Pro Bowl normally is, there could be some heated rivalries going into this one.  Due to it being played prior to the Super Bowl, depending on next weeks playoff outcome, several players could find themselves staring across the line of scrimmage into the eyes of a soon to be Super Bowl opponent.