The Pro Bowl teams for the AFC and NFC were announced this week, and as you might imagine, no one from the Rams’ two-win team made the NFC squad. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Rams won’t have a representative, however. St. Louis did have three players named as alternates to the squad, and it seems likely that at least one, if not more, will be in Hawaii. The three guys are the ones you would probably guess: Chris Long, Steven Jackson and James Laurinaitis.
I know I’m biased, but there’s no doubt in my mind that Long and Laurinaitis should both be on the team. Long had an absolutely masterful year, and Laurinaitis had a better year than Brian Urlacher, who made the squad ahead of him. I understand that you don’t get the same kind of consideration when your team is possibly the worst in the league, but it still sucks for those guys.
As far as SJ39 goes, I don’t know if he has as much of a case as the other two. He has had a very nice season, but with his lack of touchdowns it would be hard to convince anyone he should be in over the guys who were picked. That’s not to knock Steven, because it’s not his fault he hasn’t been in the end zone. That’s just how it is.