The sunny skies of Honolulu, the relief that all the pressures of the regular season have ended at last, Bill Belichick in a Hawaiian shirt...
Even with the start of the NFL season still months away (assuming it even starts on time), it just never feels too early to talk about the only breezy, light-hearted event that exists in football: the Pro Bowl.
Last season, the Browns wound up with two Pro Bowlers and one second alternate on their roster. Given that the team went 5-11 and is expected to do much better this year, it may be reasonable to hope more of Cleveland's roster members earn this designation after the 2011 season.
Of course, it's early to start predicting just who those players might be with any sort of certainty, but there's no harm in having a little fun with it before the 2011 season gets rolling.
Following are six players on the Browns roster who could have a legitimate shot at the Pro Bowl after the team's 2011 campaign.
Please feel free to share any nominations of other Browns you think might make the trip to Hawaii next winter in the comments below!