This Pro Bowl thing may be getting a bit old for Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold and D'Brickashaw Ferguson
The trio were each named to the AFC’s roster today, giving them a glimmer of good news in the Jets’ otherwise disappointing season.
It’s Ferguson’s third time being selected and marked the third straight year the left tackle has joined Mangold on the AFC’s offensive line at he Pro Bowl. Ferguson has started every game since he was drafted in 2006 -- a streak of 102 consecutive games, including seven playoff matchups.
The Freeport native hasn’t been as rock solid this season in holding off some of the league’s top pass rushers as he has in the past two seasons, yet made the Pro Bowl anyway.
“I was happy with the way I played,” Ferguson said tonight. “I’m always going to be my harshest critic, I’m always going to look at every game and scrutinize it. But the fact I was still able to make the Pro Bowl kind of makes me feel good.”
Mangold, making his fourth consecutive trek to the Pro Bowl, missed the first two games of his career this year, sitting out the Jets’ contests against Oakland and Baltimore with a high ankle sprain. But despite having his streak of 89 consecutive games started halted, the All-Pro center still garnered the honor.
“I think the injury kind of helped me become a better player,” Mangold said. “Having to deal with that gives me a sense of what I could be missing. So I think trying to find the silver lining of it, this would be it.
“The realization after missing two games and not playing, that was difficult on me. I think [it helped] mentally more than anything, just really enjoying the moment and knowing that at any point it can be taken away. That will be a help as the years come along.”
It's Revis' fourth straight trip to the Pro Bowl and third consecutive as a starter. The All-Pro has posted 54 tackles, recorded four interceptions and 21 passes defensed.
Kick returner/running back Joe McKnight is a first alternate, and linebacker David Harris and guard Brandon Moore are second alternates.