Your 2010 AFC Pro Bowl quarterbacks depth chart used to look like this: Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Tom Brady. Wow. Stacked. So stacked that Ben Roethlisberger -- 100.5 passer rating, 4,328 yards, two Super Bowl rings -- was only an alternate.
Then Brady backed out. Rivers, too. And Peyton Manning very likely will have other things to prepare for that week. So that cleared a spot for Roethlisberger but he turned it down to rest his injured shoulder.
Your current AFC Pro Bowl quarterbacks depth chart? Matt Schaub, Vince Young and er, umm TBD.
That's just one position on one of the teams. Twelve roster changes have been made so far, and 24 Pro Bowlers will be in action on Sunday with the Jets, Vikings, Colts and Saints. The winners won't go to the Pro Bowl, and most of the losers won't want to play. Many more roster spots will come open to lesser players.
You know what this all means? Greatest. Pro Bowl. EVER!
No one wants to see legitimate NFL stars going through the motions, trying not to get hurt. That's why the ratings stink every year.
We want the Woe Bowl, not the Pro Bowl. Do you realize we are just a few more roster openings away from getting to see JaMarcus Russell try to throw the ball? Behind the Buffalo Bills offensive line? To Braylon Edwards?
I can't wait. Every play will hold the potential for unimaginable hilarity.
We are so close. Let's make this game as bad as possible. I want it to be crazy bad. I want to see Norv Turner coach against Wade Phillips. I want to see Nate Kaeding kick.
Wait, what? Really? Those guys are already in the Pro Bowl?
Oh, yes. Yes, yes, yes. Appointment television next Sunday night on ESPN.