Good for him, he deserved it.
I'm glad Chad was left off the team. His stats are still pretty good, but he's obviously had a down year for his standards. And he acts like a buffoon on the field. Too much pouting.
"....the two players I liked watching the most were Barry Larkin and Eric Davis. I was suitably entertained by their effortless skill that I didn't need them crashing into walls like a squirrel on a coke binge." - dsmith421
Pro-Bowl voting for skill position guys is like All-Star award voting if it were only based on HR.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
IMO the only player other than Shayne Graham that deserved it. I'm not sure why I would say Graham deserves it because kickers are hard to evaluate, but he is as automatic as they come. TJ has been, without a doubt, the most consistent player on the team.
Frustration has reared its ugly head onto the field this season for the Bengals....and its evident.
At least this is something positive.
Chad Johnson is the first alternate, so there's still a decent chance he'll go. Graham is the alternate at kicker, but how many kickers actually pull out? Palmer is 3rd alternate at QB, and Levi Jones is 3rd alternate tackle, proof again that lineman voting is done almost purely on name recognition (although it is nice that he's at least building up name recognition).