Happy Tuesday, Bears fans! There was some good news going around the Bears on Monday, with two additional Bears going to the Pro Bowl, more Richard Sherman fallout and the possible end of a mainstay. Here are your links for Tuesday January 21, 2014:
Rookie first round draft pick Kyle Long was added to the Pro Bowl, replacing injured San Francisco 49ers guard Mike Iupati. It’s a feather in Phil Emery’s cap, who’s drafted two Pro Bowlers in two drafts.
Extremely honored to represent the Bears in the Pro Bowl. Thank you to all the fans for taking the time to vote. Praying for Mike Iupati
— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) January 21, 2014
But it wasn’t that tweet which caught my attention, but his reply to teammate Jordan Mills, who was congratulating him:
Very humble and encouraging his teammate. I hope he’s right.
Not to be outdone, a Chicago Bears defender was added to the Hawaii manifest; perhaps the only one worthy of such an honor, cornerback Tim Jennings. Congrats to the new Pro Bowlers!
Richard Sherman dominated the headlines following the Seahawks’ win over the 49ers. If you’d like to hear from him, in his own words, check out this article from Peter King’s MMQB.
Speaking of Sherman, he’s one of three Seahawks to be named to Spotrac’s All-Value team. That’s how you build a Super Bowl-caliber team, getting the most out of draft picks. Alshon Jeffery was named to the NFC team. Did someone say draft?
Senior Bowl festivities are underway in Mobile Alabama. The Score’s Adam Hoge is there and shares his Day 1 Notebook.
The extra point could be going the way of the dinosaur. Roger Goodell said the NFL is considering getting rid of the automatic and mostly meaningless function.
Tweet of the day comes from Richard Sherman:
A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 20, 2014