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WhoDat!656 12-22-2011 04:27 AM

Saints sending at least 2 players to Pro Bowl
 
New Orleans Saints to send at least two players to the 2012 Pro Bowl

UK_WhoDat 12-22-2011 05:33 AM

Thx for the link WhoDat!656.

A favour please. Can you also print he start of the story as well. Someimes I am on poor internet set-ups (yeah my faut I know)...

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New Orleans Saints to send at least two players to the 2012 Pro Bowl - AUTHOR: Keith Null

The results are in and the votes have been tallied for the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl, and the New Orleans Saints will send at least two players to Hawaii.

Tight end Jimmy Graham was the leading voted getter at his position in the NFC. He received 725,612 votes after posting a season where he has so far caught 87 passes for 1,171 yards and nine touchdowns.

Graham was drafted in the third round last year after playing only one season of football at the University of Miami, transferring from the school’s basketball team.

He spent most of last season learning the game behind veteran tight end’s Jeremy Shockey and David Thomas. But Shockey would injure himself late in the season allowing Graham tp step into the starting lineup where he caught five touchdowns over the Saints last three games.

His emergence allowed the Saints to part ways with an oft injured Jeremy Shockey in the off-season. Graham was awarded the permanent starting role and he has yet to look back while emerging as one of the leagues best young talents.

Strong safety Roman Harper also topped his position in voting for the NFC, garnering 147,542 votes — not a surprise considering he leads the league in sacks for a safety with 7.5.

Harper has enjoyed tremendous success since Gregg Williams took over the defense in 2009 as he played his role as a blitzing, in the box style safety to perfection.

Since 2009 he has averaged 96 tackles and 4 sacks a season. He has earned a reputation in the league as one of it’s fiercest defenders, and according to some teams perhaps it’s dirtiest.

Quarterback Drew Brees received the third highest amount of votes – behind only Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers — at his position after netting nearly 1.2 million votes.

There where others Saints players that received a fair share of attentions too as center Brian De La Puente, full back Jed Collins, and guard Jahri Evans finished in the top five at their respective positions.

homerj07 12-22-2011 04:10 PM

Should be more than 2

halloween 65 12-22-2011 04:27 PM

I"m going to tell the people that are the head of the pro-bowl that no Saints player will be attending that game because they will be playing in the Super Bowl and to contact their replacements. I don't think any of us will mind.. I know I want!!

RockyMountainSaint 12-22-2011 05:28 PM

I have had a window open on the ballot page for the last month.

I always proceeded whatever I was surfing for by voting for each Saint at least once.

That's a couple of hundred votes, easy!

Danno 12-22-2011 06:17 PM

Remember all the posts about replacing Harper, and how he'd be "exposed" all season?

Combining my Louisiana and Alabama upbringing...

Where Yaw-At?

papz 12-22-2011 06:24 PM

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Strong safety Roman Harper also topped his position in voting for the NFC, garnering 147,542 votes — not a surprise considering he leads the league in sacks for a safety with 7.5.
I believe Adrian Wilson owns the record and I think Harper is on the verge of breaking it.

gandhi1007 12-22-2011 06:28 PM

Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, & Roman Harper should all be locks! BrianDe La Puenta, Carl Nicks, J'Hari Evans, & yes.....Jabari Greer should all be strong considerations as well.

You know what's really sad though......Brees is breaking all of these major NFL passing records, yet Rodgers & Brady have more Pro Bowl votes. How shady is that. It's just like in 2009, when he had better stats & won the Super Bowl.....yet Manning won the league MVP. The man gets no respect!

gandhi1007 12-22-2011 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 359179)
Remember all the posts about replacing Harper, and how he'd be "exposed" all season?

Combining my Louisiana and Alabama upbringing...

Where Yaw-At?

I couldn't agree more. ;-)

Danno 12-22-2011 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by papz (Post 359184)
I believe Adrian Wilson owns the record and I think Harper is on the verge of breaking it.

Wilson set the record with 8, Harper at 7-1/2 needs 1/2 sack to tie it.

Get after it Neck!!!


I am surprised that Polamalu hasn't broken or tied that record as much as he blitzes.


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