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Steelers Daily Links: Pro Bowl Injury Despite format Change, Tomlin Popular in Vegas



Mike Tomlin looks on as the Steelers face the Ravens on Jan. 1, 2022 in Baltimore. (Mitchell Northam / Steelers Now)

A Pittsburgh Steelers divisional opponent suffered an injury at the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games, despite the format change to do away with the traditional game, and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was popular among the players gathered in Las Vegas.

Fox Sports: Mike Tomlin finished tied for second in a “who would you want to play for” poll conducted by Greg Auman at the Pro Bowl, which included 27 anonymous players. San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was first with six votes. Tomlin, Mike McDaniel of the Miami Dolphins and Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams, each had three votes.

News 5 Cleveland: Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett suffered a dislocated toe while participating in the 2023 Pro Bowl Games. The X-rays came back negative. Garrett suffered the injury Sunday while participating in the Gridiron Gauntlet competition, a four-part relay, scaling walls and crawling under objects. He was racing against Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns. Garrett was seen limping off the field following the conclusion of the relay race.

Pro Football Hall of Fame: Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard and Hall of Famer Alan Faneca misses how the Pro Bowl used to be. Faneca said that he once put off shoulder surgery to attend the Pro Bowl. That’s how much it meant to him.

ESPN: The Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson “could possibly be” $100 million apart in contract talks over how much guaranteed money should be in his contract, according to Jeremy Fowler. Fowler believes trade calls are coming.

I Am Athlete podcast: Former New York Giants linebacker and Hall of Famer, Lawrence Taylor, left Joe Greene and Aaron Donald off his top-5 defensive players of all-time list. Taylor listed himself as the best defensive player ever (not many would disagree). He then named Reggie White⁣, Deacon Jones⁣, Deion Sanders⁣ and Ronnie Lott⁣ to round out his list.

CNN: Former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw said it still gets under his skin that people view him as dumb. “Yes. Oh, absolutely. Yeah, absolutely. The dumb image, I have yet to figure out,” Bradshaw told Chris Wallace. “Um, a lot of interceptions my rookie year but my rookie interception record initially was broken by Peyton Manning considered one of the smartest quarterbacks. I threw 25, he threw 28. So I am upset. I do get upset by the dumb image. I don’t like it being brought up. And I think probably some of my anger and frustration with it is, is I didn’t get enough support. I didn’t feel like personally, I didn’t get enough support from Pittsburgh. I thought Chuck Noll could have stepped in and said ‘that’s the most ridiculous thing I have heard of’ after all, I called in my open plays. You can’t be too stupid and call in your own plays.”

CBS Sports: Ben Roethlisberger and Terry Bradshaw both made Bryan DeArdo’s greatest Super Bowl quarterbacks of all-time list. Roethlisberger was ranked fifteenth, while Bradshaw came in at No. 3, behind just Joe Montana and Tom Brady. “Bradshaw was at his best when the game was on the line,” DeArdo wrote. “He threw game-clinching touchdowns in the fourth quarter in all four of his Super Bowl wins. Throw in the fact that he did so against three of the era’s best defenses in Minnesota, Dallas and Los Angeles, and there is no disputing the fact that Bradshaw is firmly on the Mount Rushmore of Super Bowl quarterbacks.”

Najee Harris was with Ray Lewis and Michael Vick at a Pro Bowl party in Las Vegas.

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