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Three Steelers Get Nods for the Pro Bowl

The NFL’s annual game that no one cares about, the Pro Bowl, will showcase three Steelers (that is until about 3-4 more make it after players start to drop out), as the team will have two starters on defense, and one reserve on offense.

The two starters on defense will be James Harrison at OLB, and Troy Polamalu at Strong Safety. The reserve on offense will be rookie center Maurkice Pouncey.

A couple players that also deserved strong looks include running back Rashard Mendenhall (who could make it for injured Jag RB Maurice Jones-Drew), wide out Mike Wallace (who could replace banged up Texans WR Andre Johnson), and possibly fellow OLB LaMarr Woodley.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. DrGeorge

    December 29, 2010 at 10:28 am

    That Pouncey made it as a rookie underscores what a fabulous athlete he is at Center. Steelers fans knew he was that good, but I’m a bit surprised the rest recognized it too. Congratulations to all three: Pouncey, Harrison, and Polamalu. And let’s hope none of them gets to play in the Pro Bowl because of another pressing engagement.

  2. George H

    December 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    It must of been hard to keep Wallace off the roster…

    • DrGeorge

      December 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm

      Yes, George H, I too was surprised he didn’t make it, but as Matt says in his article, it seems likely he will make it later when other WRs drop out. His value to the Steelers is immense, but the Pro Bowl selection is based heavily on stats. Although his numbers are outstanding,the voters thought others more impressive. Ben has so many quality targets that no one receiver is going to amass fabulous yards. Considering the system he’s in and the competition for the ball, Wallace was as deserving as any receiver. But in years past, Ward was also unfairly omitted for similar reasons. The same is true for H. Miller, who is far more than a receiver, but gets no credit for his other contributions to the team.

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