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DaneMcCloud
12-18-2007, 01:49 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/385/story/408896.html

Gonzalez, Allen named to Pro Bowl
By KENT BABB
The Kansas City Star

Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen and tight end Tony Gonzalez were named today to this year's Pro Bowl. It will be Allen's first appearance on the roster and Gonzalez's ninth consecutive appearance.

"For Tony to keep a streak like that, that's hard to do in today's NFL," coach Herm Edwards said.

Gonzalez has made the Pro Bowl in all but two of his 11 seasons, all of which have been with the Chiefs. He has a team-high 82 catches for 971 yards and five touchdowns.

Edwards said he also is impressed with Allen's selection. The fourth-year end from Idaho State was a fourth-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. He is tied for sixth in the NFL this season with 11.5 sacks.

"He came in here and made himself a Pro Bowl player," Edwards said. "I don't even think he was on the ballot last year. With this year, not even having a real good record this year and not winning a lot of games, I think his play kind of demonstrates who he is and sets him apart."

It is, however, the fewest number of Chiefs to make the Pro Bowl since guard Will Shields was the team's only representative in 1998.

jspchief
12-18-2007, 01:50 PM
Grats to Allen for getting some well deserved recognition.

dirk digler
12-18-2007, 01:51 PM
Allen sucks /Mecca

Sure-Oz
12-18-2007, 01:54 PM
allen will get PAID, Dan Williams money is in order!

FAX
12-18-2007, 01:55 PM
I sincerely hope that Mr. Mecca doesn't demand a recount.

FAX

HemiEd
12-18-2007, 01:55 PM
The only two that deserved it.

StcChief
12-18-2007, 01:55 PM
And Jared with 2 less games. He needs a few more sacks in Det/NYJ to retake the lead in AFC

Rooster
12-18-2007, 01:56 PM
Allen sucks /Mecca

ROFL ROFL


Great news Allen and Gonzo.

Frankie
12-18-2007, 01:59 PM
DJ? Was he left out?

hawkchief
12-18-2007, 02:01 PM
DJ deserved it. He got hosed.

unothadeal
12-18-2007, 02:03 PM
DJ? Was he left out?
Don't worry. There's still the 9 other Chiefs who they just didn't write an article about.

talastan
12-18-2007, 02:03 PM
Thought DJ deserved the nod this year. Congrats to Tony and Jared...Can't wait to hear how bad Allen is going to bend Carl over this offseason.

Short Leash Hootie
12-18-2007, 02:04 PM
DJ deserved it. He got hosed.
why? I agree, he's awesome...but our team sucked and his numbers weren't stand-out whatsoever...and it's not like anyone watches our abysmal team...shit, CBS won't even put us on TV...

It's going to take a playoff caliber team for him to get any exposure...and it didn't help that our defense fell apart after the first half of the season.

DJ and Allen ended up being the only two players that were worth a damn.

unothadeal
12-18-2007, 02:05 PM
Gonzo not a starter.

dirk digler
12-18-2007, 02:07 PM
DJ not making it is not a surprise there is alot of good LB's in the AFC

Thig Lyfe
12-18-2007, 02:07 PM
No love for Colquitt?

unothadeal
12-18-2007, 02:07 PM
Allen a starter.

the Talking Can
12-18-2007, 02:09 PM
there are lots of good LBs, you have to have some crazy numbers usually.....

the Talking Can
12-18-2007, 02:12 PM
DJ is ranked 43 in tackles with 85 combined...he was the lowest of our 3 LBs...

rookie patrick willis has 143 combined...amazing

the Talking Can
12-18-2007, 02:13 PM
DJ is ranked 43 in tackles with 85 combined...he was the lowest of our 3 LBs...

rookie patrick willis has 143 combined...amazing

DJ has a long ways to go to be being a consistent force...

smittysbar
12-18-2007, 02:13 PM
No love for Colquitt?

Team MVP

Sure-Oz
12-18-2007, 02:15 PM
DJ has a long ways to go to be being a consistent force...
agreed, i thought he'd have a HUGE impact when we drafted him. He has been hit or miss for the most part.

Psyko Tek
12-18-2007, 02:16 PM
No love for Colquitt?

that is sorta surprising


A faider punter got in?

more practice than even us

dirk digler
12-18-2007, 02:17 PM
If I had to guess Merriman, DeMeco Ryans, Vrabel, James Harrison would make it

Fruit Ninja
12-18-2007, 02:19 PM
No love for Colquitt? Not while Lechler is around. That dude is the best punter in the NFL i think.



Gratz to Tony and Jared.

the Talking Can
12-18-2007, 02:19 PM
agreed, i thought he'd have a HUGE impact when we drafted him. He has been hit or miss for the most part.

yup

there are lots of young LBs with better #s:

Hawk
Demeco Ryans
Williams
E.J. henderson
Greenway
Dansby
Tatupu
etc...


I thought he would be better at this point, for sure. He really isn't even close to deserving a pro bowl...

BigRock
12-18-2007, 02:19 PM
I saw a post where someone compared DJ's stats this year to the Merryman's. DJ has him beaten in every category except sacks.

Orange Cameltoe
12-18-2007, 02:22 PM
Not while Lechler is around. That dude is the best punter in the NFL i think.

Lechler is overrated. Check out his NET punting average sometime. He punts it a long ways, but teams consistently get healthy returns on his kicks.

dtebbe
12-18-2007, 02:23 PM
At this point Carl is probably hoping he will get fired. Jared Allen is going to assrape him in a way he can't imagine. Carl is probably actually happy that he's no longer leading the league in sacks.

DT

the Talking Can
12-18-2007, 02:24 PM
I saw a post where someone compared DJ's stats this year to the Merryman's. DJ has him beaten in every category except sacks.

merriman is tied for first with 11.5 sacks, and most people would say he's having a "down" year..

Sure-Oz
12-18-2007, 02:25 PM
yup

there are lots of young LBs with better #s:

Hawk
Demeco Ryans
Williams
E.J. henderson
Greenway
Dansby
Tatupu
etc...


I thought he would be better at this point, for sure. He really isn't even close to deserving a pro bowl...
i agree, he shows up here and there but he is not in on ever play. I want a LB that just blows it up and is around the ball almost every play. He has nice plays here and there but he needs to get better.

Demonpenz
12-18-2007, 02:26 PM
I like the way DJ chops players down. It is like his signature move. I havne't seen anyone else just chop a player down every time with no more yards. That maybe why he whiffs sometimes too i guess

Cochise
12-18-2007, 02:37 PM
Lechler gets it every year. (Or however you spell the Fade's punter's name)

ChiefsFan4Life
12-18-2007, 02:38 PM
Looks like T-Rich made it - if that is true, I am happy for him

dirk digler
12-18-2007, 02:39 PM
Looks like T-Rich made it - if that is true, I am happy for him

Great move by the Chiefs............................NOT

:banghead:

philfree
12-18-2007, 02:42 PM
Great move by the Chiefs............................NOT

:banghead:

I know it doesn't fit the youth movement but T-Rich is a free agent this year and I wish we'd bring him back and let him retire as a Chief. He'd solve our FB problem. We can draft one in the laste rounds as well.

PhilFree:arrow:

Pestilence
12-18-2007, 02:46 PM
Carl: Look at my avatar.....and PAY THE MAN!

rtmike
12-18-2007, 02:49 PM
Is there a list out there of the players who made it? I looked on ESPN & Fox's site to no avail.

Thanks in advance.

Mr. Laz
12-18-2007, 02:50 PM
DJ? Was he left out?
made some good plays but missed too many tackles.


if he has another good year he will get it next year

Frosty
12-18-2007, 02:52 PM
Is there a list out there of the players who made it? I looked on ESPN & Fox's site to no avail.

Thanks in advance.

http://www.nfl.com/probowl/story;jsessionid=36C2AEEA2C7A23855CFD53DDD0C75ED0?id=09000d5d8053b226&template=without-video&confirm=true

dirk digler
12-18-2007, 02:56 PM
I wonder if Mecca will now admit that Allen is elite since he is the AFC starter over the great Jason Taylor

The Rick
12-18-2007, 03:03 PM
Glad to see Allen make it, but I thought players who serve a suspension in a given year aren't eligible for the Pro Bowl that year.

Take a look at this excerpt from a recent Peter King article:

Miami defensive end Jason Taylor, the most outspoken anti-Merriman voice last year, wound up winning the DPOY award handily. But in response to the out-cry over Merriman, the NFL changed its policies and barred any player from making a Pro Bowl appearance in the same season in which he served a league suspension.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/don_banks/12/18/belichick/index.html

philfree
12-18-2007, 03:05 PM
Glad to see Allen make it, but I thought players who serve a suspension in a given year aren't eligible for the Pro Bowl that year.

Take a look at this excerpt from a recent Peter King article:


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/don_banks/12/18/belichick/index.html

I think it's just being suspended for roids.

PhilFree:arrow:

TEX
12-18-2007, 03:05 PM
I know it doesn't fit the youth movement but T-Rich is a free agent this year and I wish we'd bring him back and let him retire as a Chief. He'd solve our FB problem. We can draft one in the laste rounds as well.

PhilFree:arrow:

Never should have let him go. Anyway, he looked great last night blocking near the goal line. Reminded me of what we once had. He always will be one of my favorite players.

Frazod
12-18-2007, 03:10 PM
What - no Drummond? What an outrage. :D

Rooster
12-18-2007, 03:12 PM
When was the last time KC didn't send at least one o-lineman to the pro-bowl?

Ari ümlaüt
12-18-2007, 03:20 PM
Wow. Huard didn't make it? Dude got HOSED!! Where is the justice!?!?!?

Phobia
12-18-2007, 04:05 PM
The only two that deserved it.
Colquitt? :shrug:

HemiEd
12-18-2007, 04:07 PM
Colquitt? :shrug:

Damn, you are right! My Bad!

Mecca
12-18-2007, 04:22 PM
I wonder if Mecca will now admit that Allen is elite since he is the AFC starter over the great Jason Taylor

Uh I said he was going to make it.......Now it takes more than 1 pro bowl appearance to be a top 4-5 player at your position...

And now don't take that like I said he sucks, seems people enjoy doing that.

dirk digler
12-18-2007, 04:25 PM
Uh I said he was going to make it.......Now it takes more than 1 pro bowl appearance to be a top 4-5 player at your position...

And now don't take that like I said he sucks, seems people enjoy doing that.

Just say it. he is an elite DE now.

Mecca
12-18-2007, 04:27 PM
Just say it. he is an elite DE now.

Do you think Mario Williams is an elite DE.....

Aaron Schobel made it a bunch of times, I don't think he's an elite end.

unothadeal
12-18-2007, 04:30 PM
Do you think Mario Williams is an elite DE.....

Aaron Schobel made it a bunch of times, I don't think he's an elite end.
I'm pretty sure Schobel was in your top 5 before

FAX
12-18-2007, 04:31 PM
God.

FAX

unothadeal
12-18-2007, 04:32 PM
God.

FAX
He got snubbed.

dirk digler
12-18-2007, 04:33 PM
Do you think Mario Williams is an elite DE.....

Aaron Schobel made it a bunch of times, I don't think he's an elite end.

Mario didn't make it.

Schobel no but I consider Kampman an elite DE now

Mecca
12-18-2007, 04:33 PM
I'm pretty sure Schobel was in your top 5 before

No he wasn't he was one of the guys I compared Allen to.

Mecca
12-18-2007, 04:34 PM
Mario didn't make it.

Schobel no but I consider Kampman an elite DE now

Well Williams has more sacks than Allen does at this point...the fact that Williams didn't make it is still weird to me.

unothadeal
12-18-2007, 04:35 PM
No he wasn't he was one of the guys I compared Allen to.
Yeah you have.

I'm sure you've posted it many times before, but can you list your Top 5 DE's

dirk digler
12-18-2007, 04:36 PM
Well Williams has more sacks than Allen does at this point...the fact that Williams didn't make it is still weird to me.

He has 1.5 sacks more than Jared and has played 2 games more.

I think it is fair to say Allen would have more then him if he played in the first 2 games

unothadeal
12-18-2007, 04:36 PM
Well Williams has more sacks than Allen does at this point...the fact that Williams didn't make it is still weird to me.
He only had 9.5 sacks when fan voting ended.

Mecca
12-18-2007, 04:37 PM
Yeah you have.

I'm sure you've posted it many times before, but can you list your Top 5 DE's

Yes and when I do that list......I've generally put Schobel, Kampman and Allen right together, Mario Williams has moved into that list now also..

There's really no shame in being compared to Aaron Schobel he's getting older now so he's to start declining. But in his hey day he was never a top 3 guy at his position but he made the pro bowl a few times and had some 15 sack years and is/was a damn good player.

Mecca
12-18-2007, 04:39 PM
He has 1.5 sacks more than Jared and has played 2 games more.

I think it is fair to say Allen would have more then him if he played in the first 2 games

Well I guess that would depend if they were like these past 2 games. I don't have any issue with Allen other than he needs to be a little more consistent.

Micjones
12-18-2007, 05:09 PM
I was hoping Derrick Johnson would make the Pro Bowl this year. He's had that type of season.

But congrats to Allen and Gonzo.

Smell My Dump
02-04-2008, 09:17 PM
The Pro Bowl is this Sunday. We get to watch Gonzalez and Allen again. HIP, HIP, HOO-RAY!!!

Rooster
02-06-2008, 03:30 PM
I bet October is in a bikini right now in Hawaii. :drool:

blueballs
02-06-2008, 03:34 PM
Gonzo was over used this season
like LJ was last season
next season he will be busted down /Mecca