Found January 22, 2013 on Patriots Life:
Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork, Wes Welker, and Logan Mankins have all pulled out of the Pro Bowl. The only members of the Patriots team who are still in the Pro Bowl are Jerod Mayo and Matthew Slater. Brady, Welker, Wilfork, and Mankins pulled out because of injuries. Brady was replaced by Andrew Luck. Welker and Mankins were replaced by Zane Beadles (Broncos) and Demaryius Thomas (Broncos). A lot of people are saying that the players' decision to drop out of the Pro Bowl is because the Patriots are "whiny losers" and "can't deal when they lose". Was the humiliation of last week's loss just too much for these players? Vince Wilfork ("Big Vince") I don't really think so...in my opinion, the players are probably just tired from this season. They've played some good football. All of the players who pulled out had reported injuries (but they still played in the games), so it's not like their reasons to drop out were lies. Losing...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
CLEATS HIGH

Tom Brady fined by NFL for slide

The NFL fined Tom Brady for sliding with his cleats high on Ed Reed. Brady apologized to Reed for the slide, which may have led to the fine.

Patriots Tom Brady sets playoff record, stops streak in loss to Ravens

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady entered Sunday’s AFC Championship game needing just 277 yards passing to surpass Brett Favre as the all-time post-season passing yardage leader. Brady set the mark, throwing for 32o yards, but his afternoon was not one of his more memorable performances in his storied career.  The Patriots entered the afternoon with the league’s best home winning...

Proof That Tom Brady Know's How To Slide

NFL offices looking into Brady and "Slide-Gate"

NFL fines Brady $10K for slide

The NFL has fined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady $10,000 for his slide into Ed Reed in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens. The action taken by the league was first reported by NFL.com. During the final minute of the first half, Brady slid to the ground at the end of a scramble with his legs raised up. He hit Reed, who was not injured,...

Referee Bill Leavy on the Ridley Fumble

With the Ravens hanging on to an 8 point lead the very first play of the 4th quarter was one of the key plays in the game. At these times in the game is when Tom Brady makes his living being known as one of the most clutch QB’s of all time, but instead on this drive was cut short. The Patriots decide to run the ball with Ridley, who rips off 8 yards, but gets hit helmet-to-helmet...

Ed Reed Says Tom Brady Apologized For Kick Slide, Harbors No Hard Feelings

One of the most controversial plays of Sunday’s AFC Championship game came at the end of the second quarter when Tom Brady scrambled out of the pocket and slid cleats high into Ravens safety Ed Reed. Not only did the slide look to be a dirty, unsportsmanlike play by Brady, it was resulted in a case of terrible time management that might have cost the Pats seven points at the end...

Pats season ends with "crash landing" and no title

Tom Brady stood helplessly with his hands on his hips after his tipped pass was intercepted. He walked slowly to the sideline, removed his helmet and sat on the bench. A fourth-quarter comeback chance was gone. The end of his season was less than seven minutes away. Playoff games leave teams with ''either euphoria or crash landing. ''For us,'' New England...

Status update: Anna Welker not a fan of Ray Lewis

Chalk up another loss for the Patriots and chalk up another Patriot wife who is having a hard time coping. The New England Patriots were manhandled by the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game on Sunday and it didn’t take long for the Patriot family to respond. Anna Burns Welker, the wife of Patriot [...]

What do the Patriots need to do to get better?

Ok, so the game's been over for about 30 minutes, so at first blush, what do the Pats need to do to get over the hump? What do they do to improve? Who stays, who goes? The long off-season begins now. Here's a first look at what needs to happen.Replace Welker. Wes Welker has likely played his last down for the New England Patriots. Fans can hope that there's a handshake...

Vote: If the Patriots Can Re-Sign Either Wes Welker or Aqib Talib, Who Would You Choose?

The Patriots have some tough decisions to make now that their season is over. Two key players are free agents after this season, and each played a major role in the AFC Championship Game. If you had to choose, which player would you pick for the Patriots to re-sign, Aqib Talib or Wes Welker? Talib was only on the team for half a season, but he made a major impact in New England...

LB talks Wes Welker’s wife, Tim Brown, Manti Te’o hoax on New Era Radio

This has been a busy week in the sport world. The conference championship games took place, the Super Bowl is coming up, Tim Brown suggested Bill Callahan sabotaged the Raiders, and of course there is the whole Manti Te’o hoax. I joined my friends at New Era Radio on Tuesday to talk about multiple subjects. We discussed the Patriots-Ravens rivalry; Tom Brady’s slide on Ed Reed...

Wes Welker’s Wife Follows Gisele Bundchen’s Lead, Calls Out Ray Lewis After Patriots Loss

Et tu, Anna? Nary a year since Gisele Bundchen made herself famous among sports fans for her profanity-riddled defense of her husband, Wes Welker‘s new bride has jumped into the fray. Welker’s wife, however, should get some credit for ripping the Patriots’ opponents rather than the Patriots themselves this time. Anna Burns Welker jumped on the old Facebook after the Patriots...

Ravens and 49ers Prove Balance Wins Championships

In the latest episode of “Football Nation Today,” Alex recaps championship weekend and talks about the other biggest stories across the NFL:1st Down: The Patriots and Falcons both blew second half leads to the Ravens and 49ers, but Alex says the losses weren’t the same.  The Patriots lost the game, whereas the Falcons blew the game.The Ravens were more physical than the Patriots...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.