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12-30-2009, 03:26 PM

Big Ben, teammates, selected Pro Bowl alternates
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was not voted to the Pro Bowl but there is a good chance he will play in the game, and possibly a few more of his teammates will join him.

Roethlisberger along with linebacker LaMarr Woodley and tight end Heath Miller all were selected as first alternates at their positions for the AFC team in the Jan. 31 game in Miami.

Each would join the squad if one player at their positions bows out and since no player from the AFC team in the Super Bowl will play in the Pro Bowl, there is a good possibility one or all could join teammates James Harrison and Casey Hampton who have been named to the all-star squad.

The quarterbacks on the AFC Pro Bowl team are Peyton Manning of No. 1 playoff seed Indianapolis, Philip Rivers of No. 2 seed San Diego and Tom Brady of AFC East champion New England.

The tight ends are Dallas Clark of Indianapolis and Antonio Gates of San Diego. The outside linebackers are Harrison, Elvis Dumervil of Denver and Brian Cushing of Houston.

There's also the likelihood that many of the players on the losing team in the AFC championship game on July 24 might bow out of the Pro Bowl game the following Sunday.

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12-30-2009, 03:53 PM
I wonder how far off Santonio was? If Ben, Heath, and Woodley were all first alternates, might Tone perhaps be a second alternate?

He did not rest on his laurels after a Super Bowl MVP performance with an incredible game-winning catch that is forever etched in our minds. His 1243 receiving yards are 3rd in the NFL this season.

Andre Johnson, Wes Welker, Reggie Wayne, and Brandon Marshall got in as the AFC wideouts.

I'd imagine that Randy Moss wasn't too far off their voting pace. Vincent Jackson should be in the discussion, as should our own Hines Ward.

12-30-2009, 04:15 PM
Tone has played extremely well MOST of the season.

He still at times has inexplicable drops and does not fight or come back to the ball often enough , see 2 or 3 of Ben's picks this year.

Iron Shiek
12-30-2009, 04:17 PM
Why the hel! isn't Tyrone Carter an alternate?! :wft


12-30-2009, 04:53 PM
Hey, maybe Ben will be working that weekend too!

12-30-2009, 05:05 PM
Hey, maybe Ben will be working that weekend too!

I'd love nothing more than for Peyton, Brady, and Rivers to play in the Pro Bowl, with Ben also in Miami, but busy preparing for a more important game...