Pro Bowl voting and a caring Kurt

Posted by Darren Urban on November 17, 2009 – 3:26 pm

The first round of Pro Bowl voting is out and look here — Larry Fitzgerald is leading all wide receivers in votes and easily tops the NFC with 328,451 votes. He’s actually fifth overall, behind Saints QB Drew Brees, Colts QB Peyton Manning, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, and Vikings QB Brett Favre.

The other big leader is strong safety Adrian WIlson, who has almost twice the number of votes as the No. 2 NFC safety, Roman Harper. Free safety Antrel Rolle is second in the NFC at his position, although the Saints’ Darren Sharper has six times the amount of votes as Rolle. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is fourth in the NFC, behind the Eagles’ Asante Samuel, the Vikings’ Antoine Winfield and the Packers’ Charles Woodson. Darnell Dockett is fourth among defensive tackles, behind the Vikings’ Pat Williams and Kevin Williams and the Redskins’ Albery Haynesworth. (The NFL only releases the top five vote-getters at every position in each conference). Voting is ongoing for fans.

The one name conspicuous in its absence? Quarterback Kurt Warner. That’s what happens when Favre comes to the conference right? But right now Warner doesn’t rank among the top five in the NFC, trailing Brees, Favre, the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, the Giants’ Eli Manning and the Falcons’ Matt Ryan.

No matter. Knowing Warner, he’s less concerned about a possible Pro Bowl berth and happier he’s been named USA Weekend’s “Most Caring Athlete” for 2009. From the press release announcing the honor: “Kurt and Brenda Warner established the ‘First Things First’ foundation in 2001 and have personally contributed more than $1.5 million since then to host trips to Disney for Make-A-Wish families, furnish homes for low income single moms, and host Punt, Pass and Kick clinics with Special Olympic athletes, to name just a few of their initiatives. After visiting flood-ravaged regions in 2008, he created a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to sponsor home builds throughout the Midwest and those efforts have raised over $675,000.”

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13 Responses to “Pro Bowl voting and a caring Kurt”

  1. By Jason Rodriguez on Nov 17, 2009 | Reply

    You know sometimes Kurt drives me crazy with his turnovers and I may not agree with some of his stances on certain things, but Kurt really is a good guy. I am happy for him. Way to go, Kurt!

  2. By Bob on Nov 17, 2009 | Reply

    I’m dumbfounded!!! Rodgers and Little Manning ahead of Warner. Time to stuff the Ballot box.

  3. By Scott Z Brady on Nov 17, 2009 | Reply

    As I said on Facebook, we’re lucky to have the players (and by extension, thew owners) that we have, charecter-wise.

    Some fans complain.. yet when our biggest charecter-issue related player is our underpaid pro-bowl receiver voicing his displeasure, thats pretty damn good.

  4. By Blair Swan on Nov 17, 2009 | Reply

    Thats pretty crazy DRC is in the hunt. Dont get me wrong, i along with every one else in AZ know what kind of potential he has, but he hasnt really had a “pro bowl” year. Waaaaay to many big plays overhis head. And he only has two picks if im not mistaken. Maybe its his name coupled with the fact that there really havnt been any stand out shut down corners in the NFC this year.

  5. By kauaicardsfan on Nov 17, 2009 | Reply

    This USA weekend award ranks more than any Probowl ! Great Role Model ! Great Person! Congratulations Kurt! You deserve it!!

  6. By Edward B. on Nov 17, 2009 | Reply

    There is no such thing as “shut down corners” anymore, with all these rules, you could barely make contact with a wide receiver now. I am not much into the whole probowl thing, but hopefully there will be some more Cardinals there to represent.

  7. By Joe-B on Nov 17, 2009 | Reply

    Rodgers is good but I don’t know how Manning can be ahead of Warner…

  8. By Matthew Goldsworthy on Nov 17, 2009 | Reply

    I have been a Kurt Warner fan from the beginning in St. Louis. You all in Arizona have a Great Quarterback in Him and I am glad that he has done so much for the community that he is in and what He has done for the NFL.. He is one of a very few People that I would let be a role model to my two sons. Thanks Kurt for being who you are.. And for standing strong in the FAITH.

  9. By spitfire772 on Nov 17, 2009 | Reply

    DRC had 2 below average games and you haven’t seen him giving up big plays in the past 3 or 4 games. He has 3 picks, one returned for a TD, and a blocked kick. Also, CBs aren’t based on INTs alone. He has a lot of passes defensed and is the best corner on the reigning NFC champs. They’re not saying he’s the best corner because he’s 4th. Who else would you put ahead of DRC?

  10. By Ditship on Nov 18, 2009 | Reply

    DRC has played VERY strong the last few games. Yes he got burned in the Colts and Panthers games but that’s going to happen. Like others have stated on here I could care less about the pro bowl but it’s nice to see some cards getting into there anyway. As for Kurt not getting in the top 5 of the NFC.. I’m honestly more surprised/shocked Romo ain’t in there since it always seems to be a popularity contest above anything else..

  11. By Brian on Nov 18, 2009 | Reply

    out of the cardinals players…A Dub deserves his spot at strong saftey no doubt…Antrell rolle should have been a pro bowler last year and this year..he makes half our tackles!! campbell deserves it over dockett but its his first year…kurt now has brett farve so it will be difficult considering the year brett is having…and DRC is where he should be in votes

  12. By Fabian on Nov 18, 2009 | Reply

    Congrats to all Cardinals players that are in the Pro-Bowl voting. To all cards fans, lets vote everyday at least once and help our players get to the pro-bowl. Go Cardinals!!

  13. By James L. on Nov 18, 2009 | Reply

    My question is, how many of our Cardinals are going to actually play in the Pro Bowl when they are going to have a Super Bowl to get ready for?

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