David Garrard is going to the Pro Bowl? Heh, heh, heh. OK ...
The NFL named 14 roster substitutes to the Pro Bowl because this year's exhibition takes place a week before the Super Bowl instead of after. All of the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints who'd been selected for the Pro Bowl needed to be replaced.
Among the alternates was Miami Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell, the team's lone representative in its home stadium because tackle Jake Long pulled out. Bell will go instead of Colts safety Antoine Bethea, who was an injury replacement for Troy Polamalu.
Bell had a far better season than the rest of the Dolphins' secondary. The Dolphins pass defense routinely gave up big plays and ranked 24th in pass defense.
But he might have been Miami's defensive MVP. He made a team-high 113 tackles. He recorded three interceptions and 1.5 sacks.