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Posted at 1:15 PM ET, 12/ 1/2010

Several Redskins competing for Pro Bowl berths

By Rick Maese

Last week we told you that LaRon Landry was the lone Redskin leading his position group in Pro Bowl voting. It turns out several of his teammates are also faring pretty well in the voting. With three weeks remaining for fans to cast their votes, a couple of other Redskins could still challenge for starting spots.

These results still reflect last week's numbers, but the totals are more comprehensive than the original report, which included only the top vote-getter at each position.

Landry has a comfortable lead among the strong safeties. His 112,333 votes put him well ahead of Arizona's Adrian Wilson (63,160 votes).

DeAngelo Hall is second among cornerbacks, which would seem to put him among the starters early in the fan voting. With 145,321 votes, Hall trails Green Bay's Charles Woodson (153,713) but is way ahead of Philadelphia's Asante Samuel (88,399).

Mike Sellers is the second-leading vote-getter among fullbacks. With 81,035 votes, he's within striking distance of New Orleans' Heath Evans (96,320).

Brian Orakpo is third in the voting at outside linebacker. With 77,868 votes, he trails Green Bay's Clay Matthews (183,894) and Dallas' DeMarcus Ware (114,678).
Among inside linebackers, London Fletcher is fifth (60,502) in the voting, well behind San Francisco's Patrick Willis (112,436).

Chris Cooley is fifth in the NFC among tight ends. His 93,211 votes are considerably less than the total of top vote-getter Tony Gonzalez (178,129).

The only other Redskin listed in the top five is Lorenzo Alexander, who's fourth among special teams players. With 41,260 votes, he trails Minnesota's Heath Farwell (80,993) by a wide margin.

The final 43-man Pro Bowl rosters are chosen based on votes by fans, players and coaches, with each counting for one-third of the final total.

Voting for fans closes on Dec. 20.

By Rick Maese  | December 1, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
Categories:  Brian Orakpo, Chris Cooley, DeAngelo Hall, LaRon Landry, London Fletcher, Lorenzo Alexander, Mike Sellers  
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It sure is going to be interesting heading into the final regular season week in RI FF. In the Hamster league, one of the two byes for the postseason is up for grabs, and 9 of the 12 teams still have a shot to qualify into one of the 6 playoff slots.

cL's F Bombers (11-1) continued to roll, with an 89-55 win over the Trippin' Billies (5-7). Mendenhall led cL with 20. The Bombers have clinched the #1 seed for the playoffs. The Billies are in a tie for 8th place, but not out of the playoffs

Second overall are the Cal Salmon (8-3-1), who tied Butz for Utz (5-6-1), 95-95. Butz's recent strong run has been aided by the red hot Dwayne Bowe, who had a season's high 36 points. The Salmon got strong games from Rodgers, Charles and Foster, but big names Sidney Rice and Vincent Jackson combined for 2 points. Butz is in a tie for 6th place, the last playoff spot.

In third place are the streaking Shanallenskins (7-4-1) who easily lead the league in scoring. This week, Shanny had the highest scoring game of the season, a 141-76 win over Moss City Santanimals (5-6-1). Shanny was led by Hillis who had 38, and 7 of 9 slots in double digits. Moss City currently sits in the tie for 6th place.

In fourth place (appropriately enough) sits 4th and his RalJohn Realskins (7-5). RalJohn survived a weak outing in his 61-46 win vs Geelong (4-8) who only had 2 players score over 8 points.

Tied for fourth place is Team dealer (6-4-2), with a solid win 89-47 over E Funk (5-7). Dealer is on a 3 game win streak, currently the longest in the league. E Funk fell to 8th place after their 5th straight loss, but is still just 1/2 game behind the 6th and 7th place teams.

Last place Koolaid Kids (2-10) rubbed salt into Coproliths (4-8) wound, eliminating them with a 111-79 drubbing. Brady, the Jets defense and Michael Turner led the Kids, while Copro's WR duo of Roddy White and Reggie Wayne had 8 points between them, and his RB Chris Johnson, had zip.

Locked into the playoffs, are the Bombers with the #1 seed and a bye. Cal Salmon, Shanallenskins, RalJohn and Dealer all have playoff spots locked, though it is down to Salmon and Shanny for the #2 spot and the other bye. A half game separates 4 teams for the final playoff spot. Moss City would win a tiebreaker with Butz should both teams win. If neither team wins, E Funk and the Billies will have a shot a the playoffs, with E Funk having the tie break edge if they both win.

The only 3 teams out of it are Geelong, Copro and Koolaid.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 1, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Over in the Peeps league, the unimaginable happened. In first place is ... well ... actually, its 4-way tie!!. And 8 teams have a shot at grabbing one of the 6 playoff spots.

The Futaleufu Swimmers were swamped by Sunday's Winner, 121-91, and both teams are now 8-4, part of the first place log jam. Dwayne Bowe, who also sunk Zeke's other team with his best day of the year, led Sunday with 37. Mendenhall and Fred Jackson also had 20 point games. The Swimmers suffered from terrible WR results and a goose egg from Chris Johnson.

Also at 8-4 and in the first place jumble are He Nate Me, a 118-82 victor over Future Winners. Nate was led by 38 from Peyton Hillis and 24 from the Jets d. Aaron Rodgers led Future, losers of 4 straight, with 26.

Its not like the 5 and 6 playoff spots are settled either. Omaha Steers (4-8) upset the Jackalopes (6-6), 75-70. Omaha had 6 slots in double figures, while the Jackalopes had 3 players (dez bryant, Vincent Jackson and Bironas) all score ... 0. At 6-6, the Jackalopes are in 5th.

It took the Monday night game to settle the game between the Boston East Coast Shaft (4-8) and 35332's Zombie Hord (6-6). The Hord trailed by 8 going into the game, with Crabtree going. Crabtree got the job done, barely, eliminating the Shaft from the playoffs, 75-73, and claiming a share of 5th place.

South Hill Skulls (5-6-1) and Noone Tampa (5-6-1) both sit a 1/2 game out of the playoffs, courtesy of Tampa's 68-54 win over Skulls. The 3 top WRs for Skulls, Wayne, Roddy White and Boldin combined for just 10 points.

Technically still alive for the playoffs are Fins Eat Skins (5-7), who grabbed a 111-92 win win over Forever 4-12, who fell to 4-8. Brady led the Fins with 30 and Ben Obomanu kicked a strong 23. vick led 4-12 with 20.

Omaha, Shaft and 4-12 are the only teams eliminated at this point, though the mountain Fins would have to climb is basically impossible.

League rules use 'points scored' as the tie break, making Futa the leader at the moment, with Future not far back. Nate and Sunday are close to each other in points, but well back of the other 2. Still, any of these 4 teams can finish between 1st and 4th. For the last two seeds, the Skulls play the Hord and the winner is almost certainly in. The Jackalopes are 'win and in', but a loss would give Tampa a chance to grab the final spot.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 1, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

It's always annoying coming on RI after a skins loss. It's like showing up in an even more twisted version of Wonderland with HOARDS of Red Queens, all of them impulsively and petulantly screaming "Off with their heads!!". It's a good thing that none of those Queens are running the Redskins, 'cause if they were things would be ten times worse than they have been under Snider.

Anyone with half a brain should have realized before the season to expect exactly the type of year the Skins are having. The personell issues that we have were completely obvious before the season even started.

Yes, defensively, our talent is more suited to playing a 4-3, but that is no reason to stick with it. In fact, I think that this was a perfect season to make the change. Even if we had stuck with a 4-3, the expectations for a playoff season this year would have been LOW. The deficiencies in the O-line, WR's, and RB's made expectations of a strong offensive performance unreasonable for this year.

It's best to make a major change in that type of season, where the growing pains associated with the change are not negatively impacting the team's playoff chances in any significant way. Better to find out NOW who fits the new system and who needs to be replaced. The team will be better off in the long run with the knowledge gained this year.

Posted by: kaasmaster | December 1, 2010 1:09 PM
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good points if you're a "Jacksonville type" small market team..
However, as a ticket holder paying the highest price to see the highest payroll in the NFL play and coached by the most expensive Coaching staff in the NFL, a modicum of respectability versus the recent example of a 59-28 divisional loss and a now last ranked Defense, is not too much to expect from a "HOF Head Coach".

My respect for Elway continues to grow.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 1, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Skins deserving of a Pro Bowl spot. Landry, I guess -- I'm not as taken with him as others up here. Orakpo for certain, though he's been less visible in recent weeks. DHall, tough to ignore that his plays were the biggest keys in 2 wins. Lo on special teams. Banks as a returner. Cooley may have a shot, but that's because so few TEs are having good seasons this year. And as much as it pains me to say it, can't see it happening again for Fletcher.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 1, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

My respect for Elway continues to grow.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | December 1, 2010 1:35 PM |

How many Super Bowls did Elway win without Shanny?

That crap goes both ways. It's not like Shanny is Barry Switzer. The dude is a winner and he was the right hire.

Please know the hiring of the right HC for the Washington Redskins has a little less to do with how he performs in his first 13 games and a little more to do with being able to tell the owner to "kiss my rings biotch" and "get the hell out of my locker room".

That, more than anything else is what we needed....and what we got.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 1, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

honestly couldn't care less about the pro-bowl....not sure anyone on this team save for Banks deserves a spot...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 1, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I love the Skins, a die-hard fan...

But Mike Sellers to the Pro Bowl?
Please, no way.

Sellers will probably be cut in the off season

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | December 1, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

....not sure anyone on this team save for Banks deserves a spot...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 1, 2010 1:50 PM

BB would be a shoe-in had he been on the roster from day one...and those two f'ing returns hadn't been called back...but he wasn't...and they were.

Posted by: PlayAction | December 1, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I love the Skins, a die-hard fan...

But Mike Sellers to the Pro Bowl?
Please, no way.

Sellers will probably be cut in the off season

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | December 1, 2010 1:51 PM |

I hear you. I can't help but think there are only 2-4 NFL players actually listed as a fullback or at least that anyone can recognize.

I think he's in the running purely by default.

I would cut him also.


Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 1, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I would cut him also.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 1, 2010 1:57 PM

Do the Redskins get to keep the Hit Stick when he's cut?

Posted by: PlayAction | December 1, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Dive
Ass
Beeps

Posted by: PlayAction | December 1, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Only way any of the players on this team should make the Pro Bowl is if they opt to go for cheap laughs and broadcast it in on the Comedy Channel.

Posted by: Vic1 | December 1, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Silverback looks like he can be a top 5 player at his position - well, at least as a pass blocker. His run blocking $ucks.

Posted by: coparker5 | December 1, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Silverback looks like he can be a top 5 player at his position - well, at least as a pass blocker. His run blocking $ucks.

Posted by: coparker5 | December 1, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

How do you know his run blocking sucks? Have you anaylazed tape of the games an know the scheme to know what he is suppose to be doing? Are you well versed enough in O-line play to evaluate anything other than highlights and repeat what people say?

Posted by: wstclair | December 1, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

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