Monday, December 28, 2009
AFC West Pro Bowl primer
By Bill Williamson
The Pro Bowl teams will be announced Tuesday.
The following is a look at the some of the players from the AFC West who have a chance to make the team:
Brandon Marshall WR: Marshall became one of five players in NFL history to post three straight years of 100-plus catches.
Ryan Clady LT: Clady should have made it as a rookie. Perhaps he will get the nod after a strong second season.
Elvis Dumervil LB: Dumervil is Denver’s single-season sack leader with 17.
Champ Bailey CB: Bailey keeps on keeping on.
Brian Dawkins S: Dawkins became the heart and soul of the Broncos in his first season in Denver.
D.J. Williams LB: He’ll get some consideration, but may be a long shot.
Dustin Colquitt P: He is having a solid season, but his competition is very stiff.
Zach Miller TE: Miller is becoming one of the best tight ends in the game.
Kirk Morrison LB: Morrison has his faults but his big tackle numbers are impressive.
Nnamdi Asomugha CB: Asomugha is the best in the business. He’s a shoo-in.
Shane Lechler P: Lechler should nab another Pro Bowl bid.
Sebastian Janikowski K: His 61-yard field goal at Cleveland is another reminder of Janikowski’s big leg.
Philip Rivers QB: If Rivers isn’t a Pro Bowl pick this year, when will he be?
Antonio Gates TE: This is perhaps Gates’ best season in a special career.
Vincent Jackson WR: Jackson is one of the best big-play receivers in the game.
Kris Dielman G: He’s a steady hand on a battered line.
Quentin Jammer CB: Jammer is one of the more underrated CBs in the league.
Darren Sproles KR: Sproles is great, but Cleveland’s Josh Cribbs deserves the spot.
Nate Kaeding K: Kaeding is the most reliable kicker in the game.
Mike Scifres P: Scifres and Lechler are the Manning and Brady of their craft.
Kassim Osgood ST: Osgood is a special-teams gem.