Coaching Staff, Luck, Overton and Mathis to represent Colts in 2014 Pro Bowl

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      Here I am, sitting in a beach chair with my frilly little drink accompanied by it’s standard umbrella, basking in the Hawaiian sun and enjoying all that comes with Pro-Bowl week, where all of you wish you could be… Ok, I’m right here at home, where it’s below freezing, sitting behind my desktop. Blech.. I could almost imagine it for a moment there. The good thing for us Colts fans, is that their are 3 Indianapolis Colts, along with the Colts coaching staff, that are taking in all that comes with enjoying a week in Honolulu with the elite in the NFL. Of course we would much rather be hearing about “how is Luck going to dissect the Seahawks defense” in the Super Bowl, but it was not meant to be this year, and this is the next best thing for these guys to experience.

      This year’s Pro Bowl will feature an all new format that I’m sure you’re all aware of by now. It will not be the standard AFC/NFC head to head practice game that it has been for years. Hall of Famers, Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice, have drafted their own teams- using all available players. I definitely think that this idea will add some spice to the game as a whole, however I believe we may still be in for a glorified scrimmage, where we’ll likely see alot of “go long” type of play calls and the guys having as much fun as possible. I could be wrong, and this could be the first competetive Pro Bowl in quite some time. One thing that we all must remember is that these guys all have pro careers and this is truly a vacation, that they will also play a somewhat meaningless game, in which they will get paid handsomely regardless of winning or losing.

      One thing that I can guarantee about this year’s Hawaiian pigskin classic, is that no matter how much money they get – or how badly one wants to win, Mathis will not even breathe on Andrew Luck! Atleast I hope so. I would be less surprised to see Robert tackle someone on his own team in order to keep them from getting to Luck, than I would to see him follow through on tackling his franchise signal caller. The Pro Bowl will kick off at 7:30 ET on Sunday from Honolulu, and should be very interesting to see what this new format will, or will not change about the game. Below are the rosters for each team. I hope that you all enjoy the game. GO HORSE!

Team Rice:

Coach: Ron Rivera, Panthers

Offense:

QB’s: Drew Brees, Saints

           Philip Rivers, Chargers

           Alex Smith, Chiefs

WR’s: Josh Gordon, Browns

            Alshon Jeffery, Bears

            Brandon Marshall, Bears

             Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

RB’s: DeMarco Murray, Cowboys

           LeSean McCoy, Eagles

            Matt Forte, Bears

TE’s: Jimmy Graham, Saints

          Tony Gonzalez, Falcons

FB: Mike Tolbert, Panthers

T’s: Joe Thomas, Browns

        Tyron Smith, Cowboys

        Jordan Gross, Panthers

G’s: Jahri Evans, Saints

        Ben Grubbs, Saints

        Evan Mathis, Eagles

C’s: Ryan Kalil, Panthers

        Nick Mangold, Jets

Defense:

DE’s: Robert Quinn, Rams

           Cameron Jordan, Saints

           Cameron Wake, Dolphins

DT’s: Jason Hatcher, Cowboys

           Marcell Dareus, Bills

           Kyle Williams, Bills

OLB’s: Justin Houston, Chiefs

             Robert Mathis, Colts

             John Abraham, Cardinals

ILB’s: Vontaze Burfict, Bengals

            Derrick Johnson, Chiefs

CB’s: Joe Haden, Browns

          Brandon Flowers, Chiefs

          Antonio Cromartie, Jets

          Alterraun Verner, Titans

S’s: Eric Reid, 49ers

        Jairus Byrd, Bills

        Antrel Rolle, Giants

ST: Justin Bethel, Cardinals

PR: Dexter McCluster, Chiefs

K: Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots

P: Johnny Hekker, Rams

LS: Matt Overton, Colts

Team Sanders:

Coach: Chuck Pagano, Colts

Offense:

QB’s: Andrew Luck, Colts

           Cam Newton, Panthers

           Nick Foles, Eagles

WR’s: A.J. Green, Bengals

            Dez Bryant, Cowboys

            Antonio Brown, Steelers

            DeSean Jackson, Eagles

RB’s: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs

           Eddie Lacy, Packers

           Alfred Morris, Redskins

TE’s: Jason Witten, Cowboys

          Jordan Cameron, Browns

FB: Marcel Reece, Raiders

T’s: Trent Williams, Redskins

        Duane Brown, Texans

        Branden Albert, Chiefs

G’s: Marshal Yanda, Ravens

        Logan Mankins, Patriots

        Kyle Long, Bears

C’s: Mike Pouncey, Dolphins

        Alex Mack, Browns

Defense:

DE’s: J.J. Watt, Texans

           Greg Hardy, Panthers

            Mario Williams, Bills

DT’s: Ndamukong Suh, Lions

           Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers

           Dontari Poe, Chiefs

OLB’s: Brian Orakpo, Redskins

             Tamba Hali, Chiefs

             Terrell Suggs, Ravens

ILB’s: Luke Kuechly, Panthers

            Paul Posluszny, Jaguars

CB’s: Patrick Peterson, Cardinals

           Darrelle Revis, Baccaneers

           Brent Grimes, Dolphins

           Tim Jennings, Bears

S’s: Eric Berry, Chiefs

       Eric Weddle, Chargers

       T.J. Ward, Browns

ST: Matthew Slater, Patriots

PR: Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings

K: Justin Tucker, Ravens

P: Brandon Fields, Dolphins

LS: J.J. Jansen, Panthers

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