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Your 2009 Pro Bowl Jets

Those would be CB Darrelle Revis, C Nick Mangold and LG Alan Faneca.

The three were named starters and will be living it up in South Florida the week before the Feb. 7 Super Bowl at Landshark Stadium. They could be joined by a couple of other teammates who were alternates if others can't play for some reason.

RB Thomas Jones, LB Bart Scott and LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson were all first alternates, and LB David Harris and DE Shaun Ellis are second alternates at their respective positions.

For Revis, it's the second time he's made it and the first time he'll be starting. He's chalked up a league-leading 34 passes defensed to go with his team-high six picks -- he took one back to the house -- and has 71 tackles.

With the way he's shut down some of the NFL's best receivers such as Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Andre Johnson, Marques Colston and Steve Smith to name a few, Revis was a no-brainer.

"Making it is great," he said. "It was one of my personal goals, trying to get back to be one of those caliber players, a Pro Bowl player. I worked hard this offseason and it’s carrying over on the field. This time I am a starter and it is the next step. It’s another step for me. I’m just trying to be the best that I can be."

Mangold is in the midst of another, er, Pro Bowl campaign. It's his second trip. He's started 63 consecutive games since he was drafted in 2006 and is anchoring the Jets' rushing attack, which is tops in the league and averages 166 yards per game.

Unlike last February, however, Mangold won't be hopping on a plane and flying to Hawaii. Nope, it's all about Miami Gardens this season as the NFL has moved the game to the Super Bowl site to drum up more interest.

"I got very lucky going last year and being able to experience Hawaii and what was entailed in going out there and how things worked out there," he said. "It should be very interesting going down to Miami. I’ve been down there a couple of times and I know how beautiful it is down there. It will be interesting to see because now, even though you have guys who’ve gone multiple times to the Pro Bowl and have gotten set in their ways as they do their things, you look up to them to say, 'Hey, where do we go? What do we do? How do we go about doing it?'

"It’s kind of a whole new business for everybody. It should be interesting to see how it all works out. I’m hoping it works smoothly and that it will be a good time for everybody."

As for Faneca, it's becoming an annual rite. This will be the ninth straight trip -- all as a starter -- to the Pro Bowl for the 12-year veteran. Last season, Faneca became the first Jet guard voted to the Pro Bowl.

"It’s a great honor and it never gets old," Faneca said. "It’s something special to be asked to go to, especially when you get there and look at the room and look at the guys that are around you. [I also] think about the guys that were in that room, especially my first year when I was lucky enough to make it. There have been a lot of great guys. It’s a big honor."

Mangold and Faneca were bummed out Jones didn't make it. He's fourth in the NFL in rushing with 1,324 yards. His 12 touchdowns tie him for third place and Jones is also 12 yards shy of breaking his career mark of 1,335, set in 2005 when he was with the Bears.

"I was watching the show along with everybody else and to not see T.J.’s number get called is disappointing," Mangold said. "I know how hard he works and the way that he approaches the game and the way that he plays. I know he doesn’t care about the recognition, but I’d like to see him get that recognition."

Agree with Mangold and think Jones was snubbed? We can discuss these Pro Bowl selections and anything else that's on your mind when we host a Live Chat from The Hangar at 1 p.m. tomorrow. Bring it.

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