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The Pro Bowl managed to be somewhat entertaining after the AFC looked like it didn't care for the entire first half. It was disappointing to see them only throw to Larry Fitzgerald three times (one of which was overthrown, and the other was knocked out of Fitz's hands by Revis) but at least the guy got a Touchdown on one of the kinds of plays that reminds you of why he is one of the best Receivers in the NFL, he just needs a Quarterback. It was still frustrating to see how much the NFC Quarterbacks were ignoring him though. As for the other guys, with how the Defenses are limited to base stuff in the Pro Bowl, Adrian Wilson seemed to just be in some kind of zone coverage the entire game and unless the AFC Quarterbacks threw the ball straight into his chest (which they did a few times with some of the other defenders in the first half) he couldn't really do much. And Darnell Dockett's only highlight was laughing at the streaker who ran onto the field, but the Defensive Liens as a whole really didn't do anything during the game.

Linky time.

Kurt Warner: Packers should use spread to combat Pittsburgh's D - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL -
Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner says the way to attack Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's zone blitz defense is for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his receivers to rely on different variations of their spread, quick-fire passing game.

10 things to know about NFL labor situation - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Without an agreement, the league and its players risk dragging fans into a world without rules, one sure to carry unintended consequences. Ten things to know about the labor situation and what a lockout could mean:

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Quarterbacks Fall Out Of Top 10 As Teams Focus On Defense -
With the 2011 Senior Bowl in the books, several participants that had strong weeks are moving up in the latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft.

Phoenix Suns survive late scare to beat New Orleans Hornets 104-102
It has been difficult for the Suns and their fans to be patient through such exasperating extremes. There has been extreme frustration, anger and disappointment in a season that seemed to be slipping away from relevance. Now, the Suns have rediscovered hope through matching extremes.

Pro Bowl Cheerleader Diary Day 5

AFC All-Stars vs. NFC All-Stars - Recap - January 30, 2011 - ESPN
MVP DeAngelo Hall had one of his team's five interceptions and returned a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown to help the NFC match a Pro Bowl scoring record in a 55-41 victory over turnover-prone AFC in a game that was not nearly as interesting as the final would indicate.

NFL Videos: Pro Bowl highlights
The NFL returns to the Hawaiian Islands for the 2011 Pro Bowl as the NFC defeats the AFC 55-41 in Aloha Stadium.

NFL Videos: Fitzegerald TD
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzegerald reels one in for a touchdown.

NFL Videos: Mack TD
In an unlikely situation, Browns C Alex Mack takes it to the house for the final points of the Pro Bowl.

Chat: Chat with Kurt Warner - SportsNation - ESPN
Check out ESPN SportsNation's Chat with Kurt Warner.

Arizona Cardinals fans are Texas-bound for tailgating title
The Cardinals suffered through an agonizing season, but that doesn't mean they won't be well represented this week in north Texas for Super Bowl XLV.

Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy breaks throwing hand | ProFootballTalk
Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy exited Saturday’s Senior Bowl game with what was initially announced as a "contusion" on his right (throwing) hand. McElroy suffered the injury when he banged his hand on a helmet. According to the Birmingham Press-Register, McElroy has a fractured bone in the hand.

Jay Glazer calls a play as NFC wraps up Pro Bowl win | ProFootballTalk
The NFC spent the second half of the Pro Bowl running out the clock in garbage time after building up a 42-7 halftime lead, and in the fourth quarter even FOX’s Jay Glazer got in on the action for the NFC side.

Tennessee Titans to seek trade for QB Vince Young, sources say - ESPN
The Tennessee Titans intend to try and trade quarterback Vince Young rather than release him, according to league sources.

David Akers of Philadelphia Eagles reveals daughter battling cancer - ESPN
After David Akers missed two kicks in the Philadelphia Eagles' playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers earlier this month, safety Quintin Mikell said his teammate was distracted by an off-field issue. His agent, Jerrold Colton, said it was a "private family health concern". Akers had been silent on the issue but told The Philadelphia Inquirer in a story that appeared in Sunday's editions that his 6-year-old daughter Halley had a malignant cyst in her left ovary that was removed in the week after the game.

Chicago Bears VP Tim McCaskey dies after battle with cancer - ESPN Chicago
The Bears announced Tuesday that vice president Tim McCaskey, after a 17-month battle with cancer, has died.

Source: Philadelphia Eagles to tag Michael Vick, listen to Kevin Kolb offers - ESPN
The Philadelphia Eagles will make it official next month and place its franchise tag on quarterback Michael Vick, a league source confirmed this week.

Von Miller wowing scouts at Senior Bowl | National Football Post
The Butkus Award winner is a fast-rising draft prospect who's projected to be picked within the first five to 10 selections of the first round.