2010 NFL Pro Bowl Offense Voting Guide: Athletes Only, No Celebrities Allowed!

Game DayDogContributor IINovember 23, 2010

2010 NFL Pro Bowl Offense Voting Guide: Athletes Only, No Celebrities Allowed!

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    HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 09:  The NFL shield logo on the goal post during play between the Baltimore Ravens and the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on November 9, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    The Pro Bowl and other All-Star events have become jokes in respective sports. Veterans didn't want to make the trip and risk getting injured. The game has seemingly lost it's appeal to everyone except the die-hard fans. Fans like us that get excited seeing Adrian Peterson and Michael Turner in the backfield at the same time.

    To save the NFL Pro Bowl, this community needs to flood the ballot box and elect players to the pro bowl based on two criteria.

    1. On The Field Performance

    2. Youth

    Presenting the players you must vote for to make the NFL Pro Bowl the best event possible.

Why Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Or Drew Brees Should Not Be In The NFL Pro Bowl

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 21:  David Garrard #9  of the Jacksonville Jaguars passes during a game agaisnt the Cleveland Browns at EverBank Field on November 21, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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    Sorry to disappoint you and I'm sure they appreciate the votes but the reality will be that these teams get deep into the playoffs and decline the Pro Bowl invitation anyway. It's like voting for a President, that doesn't want to move to Washington DC. Why bother? This year vote for :

    NFC - Josh Freeman, Sam Bradford

    AFC - Ryan Fitzpatrick, Joe Flacco

    Alternatives : Michael Vick, Phillip Rivers, Shaun Hill, Jon Kitna

    My favorite Dark Horse candidate is Tarvaris Jackson. Nobody has handled QB controversy better in the last three seasons. When most players demand to start or be traded, he has handled Minnesota's Favre-mania with class. 

Peyton Hillis and LeGarrette Blount Should Lead Pro Bowl Running Back Balloting

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    CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Tailback Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns runs away from David Harris #52 of the New York Jets at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    Running Backs

    It's never easy to select running backs, they get the stardom while the offensive line does the dirty work. This year shouldn't be about sweeps and tosses to the outside. If the pro bowl is going to be played properly, we need backs that will take it up the middle.

    NFC - Ryan Torain, LeGarrette Blount,

    AFC - Peyton Hillis, Arian Foster

    I discount points for players with celebrity status, but LaDainian Tomlinson has been playing lights out and has earned his pro bowl votes.

    Alternative votes: LaDainian Tomlinson, Danny Woodhead, Ahmad Bradshaw, Steven Jackson, Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden

Fans Speak Up: Dez Bryant and Danny Amendola Deserve More Pro Bowl Votes

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    FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 26:  Danny Amendola #16 of the St. Louis Rams runs through a drill during warmups before the game against the New England Patriots on August 26, 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    Wide Receiver

    Sticking with our goal of putting fresh faces into the Pro Bowl, these selections shouldn't surprise you.

    NFC  - Danny Amendola, Dez Bryant, Mike Williams (Tampa Bay), DeSean Jackson

    AFC - Steve Johnson, Louis Murphy, Mike Wallace, Dexter McCluster

    Alternatives : Golden Tate, Demaryius Thomas, David Gettis

Tony Moeaki Left Off The Ballot & Can Marcedes Lewis Start In The NFL Pro Bowl?

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 22:  Tight end Marcedes Lewis #89 of the Jacksonville Jaguars  catches a pass against the Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on November 22, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  Jacksonville defeated Buffalo 18-15.  (Ph
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    This sucks but you can only add one fullback representative for the NFC and AFC. So I will take liberty and place them with the tight ends.


    Mike Sellers and Mike Tolbert

    Tight Ends

    NFC - Vernon Davis, Brandon Pettigrew

    AFC - Marcedes Lewis, Zach Miller (Raiders)

    Alternatives: Based on performance, we must mention Antonio Gates and Aaron Hernandez are also Pro Bowl worthy.

NFL Pro Bowl Balloting Destroys Big Game Potential

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 14:  Center Casey Wiegman #62 of the Kansas City Chiefs snaps the ball as the Chiefs offensive line takes on the defensive line of the Denver Bronco at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defe
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    The NFL wants you to select the best tackles, the best guards and the best center. The problem with this strategy is that offensive line is rarely based on individual performances. If there's one area that emphasizes team play it's your five offensive linemen. Teams with a poor offensive line can't open holes for the running backs or pass protect long enough to get the ball down field.

    In the sake of providing the best possible game, these positions should be nominated in as a unit. Statistically, the Colts, Giants and Patriots lead the league with the lowest amount of sacks allowed. They will probably have deep playoff runs, so our following suggestions are:

    NFC - St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings & Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    AFC - Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns & Miami Dolphins

    Coming soon. The Defense & Special Team Selections.