December 29, 2009

Notes: Who will join Brees in the Pro Bowl?

We will find out in a couple hours on the NFL Network's prime time announcement show.

QB Drew Brees is a sure lock for the NFC in the Pro Bowl, gathering the second most public votes of all players behind Peyton Manning. QB Brett Favre was a close third. Public voting counts as 1/3 of the deciding factor for Pro Bowl rosters, with the Player vote and the Coaches vote also making up 1/3.

Safety Darren Sharper and his league-lead tying nine interceptions is the most likely non-Brees to make the Pro Bowl from the Saints' roster. DE Will Smith and his 13.0 sacks, good for third in the league merits strong consideration. In our opinion, Jonathan Vilma, Jahri Evans, and Marques Colston also have a shot.

Notes: In less positive news, key defensive end Bobby McCray was arrested and released last night under suspicion of DUI. He was released without bond after refusing to take a breathalyzer test. In Louisiana, refusing such a test while under suspicion of driving under the influence results in a one year suspension of driver's license. McCray was also cited for speeding, no registration and careless operation... Newly-named Benson Tower, adjacent to the Superdome, has a mention in the Wall Street Journal about its troubled run since Katrina, and the business dealings that made it part of the Saints' new long term financial plan with the state of Louisiana... Bucs RB Cadillac Williams has 184 total yards of offense against the Saints in two games this year, and is likely deserving of the league's Comeback Player of the Year award... The University of Cincinnati Bearcats are practicing at the Saints' Metairie facility this week in preparation for the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl. The Florida Gators, their opponents, are practicing in the Superdome itself...

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