Daily Archives: December 28, 2011
Mike Tomlin has showed in the past he isn’t interested in resting players in a regular-season finale, no matter the playoff situation.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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The Steelers had four players named as starters on the 2012 AFC Pro Bowl team, and one as a back-up.
Brown had a great year as a receiver, but he was named to the Pro Bowl team as a kick returner.
It marks the first year since 2006 the Steelers did not have an outside linebacker named to the team.
While neither Polamalu nor Wallace are seen as surprise starters, Pouncey is somewhat of a surprise. The Steelers running game has dropped off a bit from where it was last year. Pouncey has had several different players lining up at both guard positions throughout the year, and he has been the Steelers’ best run and pass defender.
Roethlisberger and Brady are joined by San Diego’s Phillip Rivers.
Cleveland’s Joe Thomas, Miami’s Jake Long and New York’s D’Brickashaw Ferguson are the offensive tackles. Marshal Yanda (Baltimore), Brian Waters (New England) and Logan Mankins (New England) are the offensive guards for the AFC.
Pouncey is joined by New York’s Nick Mangold at the center position.
On the defensive side of the ball are some familiar names in the AFC.
At defensive end, Indianapolis’ Dwight Freeney and New England’s Andre Carter joined Denver’s Elvis Dumervil. Baltimore’s Haloti Ngata, New England’s Vince Wilfork and Oakland’s Richard Seymour are the defensive tackles.
The inside linebackers are Baltimore’s Ray Lewis and Kansas City’s Derrick Johnson.
Source: Behind the Steel Curtain