Ronde Barber and Davin Joseph (both first alternates) for the Pro Bowl, have been added to the roster after injuries to G Leonard Davis and CB Charles Woodson.
Davin Joseph will most likley be a mainstay on the Pro Bowl Roster for years to come. He is a mauling, giant beast at the guard spot, and one of the bright spots on the Buccaneers offense.
“It is heck of a honor and I am thrilled,” said the former Oklahoma star. “Being a player the ultimate goal is to win games, get to the playoffs and win a championship. And certainly a big goal of mine is to win a Super Bowl. But one of the things that I had hoped to accomplish through all my hard work and determination to win a championship was to make it to a Pro Bowl. I wish I could bring my other four offensive linemen with me but I will do my best to represent them and our entire team the best way that I can in Hawaii.”
Ronde Barber is an iffy selection at best. He did have one game huge game for the Bucs, vs the Lions, but other than that, had many games this season in which he was abused and beaten in man coverage. Believe me, nobody has as much respect and admiration for this potential Hall of Famer, but this was not the year that Ronde deserved a Pro Bowl birth. He finished the season with 75 tackles and 4 int’s, two of which came in the aforementioned Lions game. He will be making his 5th Pro Bowl appearance.
“Throughout my career I have been fortunate to be on some great teams and my selection to the Pro Bowl is further evidence of that,” said Barber. “It is a great honor to represent the Buccaneers and the NFC in Hawaii. Another Pro Bowl experience is one I really look forward to enjoying.”
Ronde’s addition just goes to show that the Pro Bowl is still mostly a popularity contest as opposed to a team consisting of players who deserve to be there.