NFL Pro Bowlers DeMarcus Ware, Clay Matthews and Wes Welker have decided to encourage the conversation about adult diapers as they’re pitchmen for Depend Real Fit briefs.
Michael Vick will start for the NFC in the Jan. 30 Pro Bowl in Honolulu as he was selected in a leaguewide vote by NFL players, coaches and fans.Besides Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles had DeSean Jackson, tackle Jason Peters, cornerback Asante Samuel and placekicker David Akers selected
Atlanta, which leads the NFC with a 12-3 record, had the most Pro Bowlers with seven, including quarterback Matt Ryan, receiver Roddy White and defensive end John Abraham, tight end Tony Gonzalez, fullback Ovie Mughelli, running back Michael Turner and special teamer Eric Weems.
New England (13-2), the AFC leader, had six Pro Bowlers, led by quarterback Tom Brady, the league’s top passer who will make his sixth trip to the game, Devin McCourty; guard Logan Mankins, who missed a portion of the season in a contract dispute; linebacker Jerod Mayo; safety Brandon Merriweather; and nose tackle Vince Wilfork.
Starting for the NFC with Vick will be White and Detroit’s Calvin Johnson at wide receiver, Dallas TE Jason Witten, Atlanta’s Turner and Mughelli in the backfield, Peters and Carolina’s Jordan Gross at tackle, the Giants’ Chris Snee and Saints’ Jahri Evans at guard, and Dallas center Andre Gurode.
On defense for the NFC will be ends Julius Peppers of Chicago and Abraham, tackles Suh and Jay Ratliff of Dallas, linebackers Clay Matthews of Green Bay, DeMarcus Ware of Dallas and Patrick Willis of San Francisco, cornerbacks Samuel and Charles Woodson of Green Bay, and safeties Nick Collins of Green Bay and Adrian Wilson of Arizona.
The NFC punter is Dallas Mat McBriar, while Chicago’s Devin Hester is the kick returner.
Backup quarterbacks for the NFC are Ryan and Drew Brees.
Joining Brady on the AFC’s starting offense will be WRs Reggie Wayne of Indianapolis and Andre Johnson of Houston, TE Antonio Gates of San Diego, Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew and Houston fullback Vonta Leach, tackles Joe Thomas of Cleveland and Jake Long of Miami, guards Mankins and Kris Dielman of San Diego, and Jets center Nick Mangold.
The AFC starting defense features Indianapolis ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, Wilfork and Baltimore tackle Haloti Ngata, linebackers Ray Lewis of Baltimore, James Harrison of Pittsburgh and Cameron Wake of Miami, cornerbacks Darrelle Revis of the Jets and Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha, and safeties Troy Polamalu of Pittsburgh and Ed Reed of Baltimore.
Baltimore’s Billy Cundiff is the placekicker, Oakland’s Shane Lechler the punter, Mariani the kick returner and Montell Owens of Jacksonville the special teamer.
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning made his 11th Pro Bowl as a backup to Brady and San Diego’s Philip Rivers is the other AFC quarterback.
Baltimore, Green Bay and Dallas also had five players voted in Tuesday.
Four rookies were chosen, with DT Ndamukong Suh of Detroit a starter for the NFC. Cornerback Devin McCourty of New England, kick returner Marc Mariani of Tennessee and center Maurkice Pouncey of Pittsburgh made the AFC squad.
Altogether, there were seven first-timers on the NFC squad, 14 newcomers for the AFC.
The only teams not represented were Buffalo, Cincinnati, Seattle and Tampa Bay.
I’ll continue to ride an elevator in a two story building.
Mike Mccarthy has already lost twice to Brett Favre this season and his Green Bay Packers have been beaten by a win less Tampa Bay Buccaneers team but his problems don’t stop there as the Dallas Cowboys and DeMarcus Ware come into town.
That’s cause his offensive line has been able to keep quarterback Aaron Rodgers off his back which they have been able to do a total of three times all season. Rodgers has been sacked a league high 37 times this year in part because he is playing behind an offensive line that is battling injuries and he holds the ball way o long.
Rodgers 37 sacks is more than half way to the all time record of 76 by David Carr in 2002 for one quarterback. The Cleveland Browns are the only team yet to register a single sack on Rodgers but the Packers don’t play them this weekend. After a slow start to this season, Ware has picked up the pace and recorded 5 sacks. This would be a great game for Ware to get back on last year sack pace of 20 sacks.
I’m rolling the dice with 3 sacks for Ware and 5 for Dallas on Sunday, how many you got?
There was no question the DeMarcus deal would have gotten done and he would be a Dallas Cowboy for the prime of his years, if you thought otherwise your not very update on how Jerry Jones does business. He loves stars and he loves his Cowboys. Ware is that quintessential defensive star and that made Jones gave him a little extra memento, besides the $78 million deal he had just signed. It was the last dollar of the deal that gave Ware a chuckle and a bit more of admiration for his boss.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has always had an eye for recognizing superstars in the NFL and has done everything possible to get and keep them. Ware on of the best defensive players in the league becomes the latest superstar to get a big payday from Jones.
Linebacker DeMarcus Ware has agreed to a six-year contract extension that Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports is worth nearly $13 million per season and almost $40 million in guaranteed money. The contract ensures that the 27-year-old Ware will play for the Cowboys, who selected him with the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, through the prime years of his career.
Ware led the league with 20 sacks last season, after starting slowly this season while playing with a stress fracture in his left foot, he has four sacks this season. Ware has never missed a game in his five-year NFL career.
Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said of Ware, “I’ve been lucky to be around a lot of good ones. He’s at the top of the class, and it doesn’t take long to call the roll. He’s an all-around player, and he plays the run well, too. That’s what you really like about him.”
When you hear the world fracture, your mind naturally doesn’t think all is fine, how could it be when you are using a word that means: a break, rupture, or crack, especially in bone or cartilage. That’s the word being tossed around at Valley Ranch today as Wade Phillips revealed that Marion Barber and DeMarcus Ware have fractures.
Every Cowboy practiced on Wednesday but coach Wade Phillips said Marion Barber suffered a fractured left thumb against Kansas City and DeMarcus Ware has a stress fracture in his foot. Phillips said both players will start Sunday against Atlanta.
Phillips said Barber complained of soreness after the Chiefs game but practiced without trouble during the bye week. He had an MRI after he complained of soreness on Monday that revealed the fracture. Barber is right handed so Phillips does not believe carrying the ball or catching the ball will be much of an issue.
Wade can go all car salesmen on me but I’m not buying. The Barber news is a little more optimistic but the Ware news is fighting for all Cowboy fans especially when you look at the production coming from Ware so far. My fat gut says he’s already been playing on it for a few games and it’s hampered him.
Is it me or has it look as if Ware has been a step behind on all of his quarterback hits this season?