Penn, Freeman, Winslow Get Consolation Prize

December 29th, 2010

To nobody’s surprise no Buccaneers were named to the Pro Bowl squad, which was unveiled last night. But that doesn’t mean you won’t see any of them playing meaningless football a week before the Super Bowl.

Donald Penn, Kellen Winslow and Josh Freeman were named alternates for the NFC team. So if one of the Pro Bowlers bails on the game, then they’ll fill in at the respective position.

Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Michael Vick made the NFC squad in front of Freeman, so it’s a good chance Freeman will go to Hawaii. It’s likely that one of the quarterbacks will be going to the Super Bowl, which means they’ll skip Pro Bowl.

While Joe wouldn’t want to see Freeman get hurt, playing in the Pro Bowl can only help his confidence and maturation, and earn him even more respect from his teammates. 

Joe, who hasn’t watched a Pro Bowl in ages, might even tune in for that.

21 Responses to “Penn, Freeman, Winslow Get Consolation Prize”

  1. Beescreamer Says:

    lol, was thinking the same thing, I haven’t watched the pro bowl in years, but if Freeman was in, I would be more likely to tune in.

  2. big007hed Says:

    I last watched the pro bowl when clifton smith went….. If any of them go I will watch the game!!!!

  3. Dave Says:

    Freeman and Penn will end up going because of the guys ahead of them and their playoff schedule. Not sure about K2 because Witten is the guy. K2 needs to rest the knees anyway.

    Is Talib and alternate? Should be.

  4. Dave Says:

    By the way, I don’t watch it either. Personally, I like the idea of having it in the SB city the weekend before the SB. Not sure if they plan on doing that some more or not.

  5. Just Frank Says:

    Last time I watched the pro-bowl the bucs had 5 starters in it. Guess what year that was?

  6. Hunter Says:

    @JOE: I still haven’t heard what level of alternates they are. (1st-4th) I say that because I imagine Aaron Rodgers would be ahead of Freeman.

  7. McBuc Says:

    Says something about the QB play in the NFC South.

  8. Theodore Says:

    It’s likely Brees, Ryan or Vick will make the Super Bowl? Come on, Joe, keep the faith!

  9. James Pearls Says:

    @Joe: How many alternates are there for each position? If one of either Brees, Ryan, or Vick doesn’t go, does that mean Freeman automatically gets the nod? Pretty cool if so

  10. oar Says:

    Last time I watched the Pro-Bowl, the NFL didn’t cancel games for snow!
    Thanks Joe Webb for spanking Vick and his Beagles!

  11. oar Says:

    Well, it’s back in Hawaii, so they can have a decent vacation too!

  12. Travis Says:

    A Rodg is the #1 qb alternate, so 2 QB’s will need to backout for Freeman to get in.

  13. JD Says:

    I agree with Dave. Put it in the SB city. Stop with this Hawaii nonsense.

    Dave Says:

    December 29th, 2010 at 11:00 am
    Personally, I like the idea of having it in the SB city the weekend before the SB.

  14. Derf Says:

    With the ProBowl I like the idea of having it the weekend before the Super Bowl and according to the ratings last year it will STAY that way.

    As for location of the ProBowl unfortunately Hawaii will likely retain their grasp on the game. I think that it should be held in the host city but most host cities have a difficult time with hotel reservations anyway. In addition you’ll get more NFL players wanting to go to Hawaii rather than NY or FL.

    I think the ProBowl should be ‘touch’ football or flag football and maybe you’d have more of the players actually participating. Heck morph the ProBowl with the Victoria Secret’s football game – talk about a ratings boost!

  15. alan thomas Says:

    im positive that i heard it’s in dallas the weekend before the superbowl. works for me. i like the idea of the season ending for good when the last play of the superbowl takes place. donald penn should be starting. those that pay attention know it’s true.

  16. Patrick Says:

    There’s two players that should’ve been in no question. K2 and Aqib Talib. Tony Gonzalez went and his stats weren’t as good as K2. Charles Woodson went and he only had 2 interceptions all year!

    Talib had 6 interceptions, and he’s missed a big chunk of the year. No excuse for him not getting voted in. Hell, if Woodson can make then Ronde deserved to make it too.

  17. Oahubuc Says:

    It’s 15 minutes away from me and I’m not going. No Bucs= I don’t go near it.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Okay, since I live in Hawaii, I have to give my biased opinion on the Pro Bowl being in Hawaii. FIrst of all, you have no idea how important that game is to our economy. Where it is no big deal to the average NFL fan no matter where it is played (let’s be honest, the game sucks), it means the world to us out here. People here truly look forward to it, as if the game really matters. Hawaii has no favorite team, so it is the perfect place. Not to mention the fact that the players love it in Hawaii, especially since they get the entire Ihilani Resort to themselves and their family. Be honest people, it doesn’t matter where the game is played, you are not going to watch it regardless, so why take it away from us?

  19. lakeland bob Says:

    Hawaiian Buc-Are you a haole or a local?I was stationed there many years ago and the locals could not stand anyone from the mainland.Just curious since you are obviously a huge Buc fan.

  20. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Lakeland Bob,

    I am a haole, but I have lived here for over 20 years now (minus a couple years in college). I moved here from Florida, and I moved to Tampa for college, hence me being a huge Bucs fan. It seems like the longer I’ve been away, the bigger fan I am. I’ve been to more games since I moved back to Hawaii then when I was in college (of course not having any money in college contributes to that). To be honest, I have seen very little of what you encountered, but I have heard of many people that have had similar experiences. I personally have been treated very well by local people, and I really love the culture here. I think in the past there has been some issues between locals and the military, but I think things tend to be a lot better lately.

  21. lakeland bob Says:

    Good to hear it was a military issue.Sure miss that pakalolo-mahalo bro.