Niners win puts Washington in the Pro Bowl

Posted by Darren Urban on January 20, 2013 – 4:07 pm

When the Pro Bowl teams were announced at the end of the regular season, linebacker Daryl Washington admittedly was disappointed he wasn’t chosen. Today, he ended up going to Hawaii anyway.

With the 49ers winning the NFC Championship and going to the Super Bowl, Washington officially was elevated to the Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman. It was Bowman and fellow 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis with whom Washington battled all season as a potential Pro Bowler. Now, Washington gets his first shot in his third season.

Washington is the first Cardinals linebacker to make the Pro Bowl since Seth Joyner did it back in 1994. He’s the first Cards’ inside linebacker to get to the Pro Bowl since E.J. Junior in 1985. Washington had 140 tackles this season — 110 of them of the solo variety — with nine sacks, 14 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one interception, a fumble recovery and six passes defensed.

The Pro Bowl will be televised on NBC a week from today, at 5 p.m. Arizona time. Washington joins teammate Patrick Peterson as the lone Cardinals in the Pro Bowl.


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22 Responses to “Niners win puts Washington in the Pro Bowl”

  1. By Jake Wheeler on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    Congrats to D-Wash he definitely deserves it. Still wish the Niners would have lost though.

  2. By Jeremy on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply


  3. By Mark on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    Glad Washington made the Pro Bowl! Congrats!

  4. By William Barry on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    Just heard that the great Tom Moore, the guru of Offensive lines, with Indianapolis, has joined the cardinals staff.

    THIS IS A GREAT HIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By Andy Kw on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    The Defensive Backs coach LOUIE CIOFFI deserves a chance to stay. You can release every one else but please keep him.

  6. By Brett n Co. on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    D Wash should have been in no matter what

  7. By Andy Kw on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    I like the staff Bruce Arians has already hired:
    -Todd Bowles (Still prefer Horton but I bet he will do a great job)
    -Harold Goodwin (Since he isn’t calling plays, I know he can perfect the OL)
    -Tom Moore (Great choice for Assistant Head Coach, our QBs should be better)
    -Tom Pratt (If he can transform our DL and LBs to be stronger pass rushers, our defense will be a lot better than the last 2 seasons)
    (We are getting a mix of Pittsburgh and Indianapolis staff members, I love the staff assembled)

  8. By Steve on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    Darren: Just heard veteran OC Tom Moore will be joining Arians staff as assistant HC, great hire!

  9. By AndyStandsUp on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    And with the Falcons losing today and Tony Gonzalez talking retirement, Fitzgerald will take the lead with most consecutive games with a catch – at 132. (?)

  10. By chad on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    He should of been there in the first place…..

  11. By Mark on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    Congrat’s D-Wash!! GO CARDINAL’S!!!

  12. By Scott H on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    The 49ers win is also a sobering reminder of just how deep and wide the chasm is between where they are and where we are. Depressing, to say the least.

    Good to see Boldin moving on to the Super Bowl and playing like a BEAST to help get the Ravens there! Rock on, Q. SUCH a great player. I don’t think the Cardinals make it to a SB without him 4 years ago and I don’t know that the Ravens are there this year, either, if not for his character, toughness, and the level he is playing at in these playoffs. We lost SOOOOO much when he left this team. And we ain’t come close to replacing it.

    BTW, is anyone else just REALLY sick of and TOTALLY done with the Ray Lewis thing??? My lord, the media is just taking this thing to such a ridiculous degree…we get it, OK? Great player, retiring, maybe going out with a SB win. Frankly, I would have preferred to see Tony Gonzalez going out with one instead, but…unfortuantely, looks like we’ll be having Ray Lewis rammed up our you-know-whats for the next 2 weeks.

  13. By clssylssy on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    Congratulations Daryl Washington…great talent who would have been on the roster irregardless if the Cards had more respect. This is a popularity contest and like Drew Brees who should have been on the roster ahead of RGIII but was on the NFL “bad list”, Washington’s play was was better than Willis or Bowman but he wasn’t “connected” to the right team. I hate that the no-class 9er thugs lost out to the Falcons but hope the Ravens will do a number on them like they did Tom Brady and the Brady Bunch. Awesome game and so proud of Anquan Boldin
    who the Cards didn’t think was talented enough to pay! Another class act guy like Fitz who elected to walk through door #2 and hasn’t looked back since! Props to you both:)

  14. By AndyStandsUp on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    Dashon Goldson will have to be replaced at FS.
    Chance of Kerry Rhodes being the alternate choice?

  15. By Darren Urban on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: Rhodes

    Rhodes was not an alternate. Only Fitz and DWash got alternate status.

  16. By Dynosoar on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    I’m hoping next year we won’t have any Pro-Bowlers. I’d like to see them all meiss the game because they’re in another game.

    As to Anquan, he didn’t want to be here. I really feel if he’d have been patient and wanted to be in Arizona, he’d have picked up the contract he wanted. I’m not sure we can call the Cardinals Front Office cheap anymore. Look at the contract extentions we’ve had in the last few years. Larry, Adrian, Darnell and a host of others. Perhaps they learned a lesson with Anquan, but I still believe he would have wanted to test the market regardless of our wanting to keep him (unfortunately, he felt shafted and who’s ultimately to blame for that one I don’t know, but ultimately it wa his choice to be offended or not.)

    Still, we seem to have learned something and that makes his loss a good thing. Good for us moving forward and being willing to pay to keep top tallent. Good for Boldin who seems genuinely happy in Baltimore. Something I never saw in him in AZ. I’m very pleased he’s where he wants to be. Would’ve loved to have kept him.

    My fingers are crossed for next year and with the articles by Darren and John, I’m comfortable with our coaching situation.

    As a side to all those who liked and miss Lienart, there’s a lot of his merchandise in the clearance section of the Cardinals Store.

  17. By AndyStandsUp on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    Epic fail by me.

  18. By Scott Brown on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    Hi Darren,
    does the new O Coaches have a chance to see any of our four QB’s in person ?
    maybe a quiet QB-WR type of morning, just so they gaet a feel of what the Cards have on the roster, so they can look at draft options ?

  19. By Darren Urban on Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

    Scott —

    RE: QBs

    Don’t know. They will have video though.

  20. By josephgamez on Jan 22, 2013 | Reply

    That what iam talking about Daryl Washington going to the Pro Bowl.Now let focuse on getting T.O. to make are offense even better and harder to stop and get some of the heat off Fitt for next season that way we have a chance to goto the super bowl. Let go card all day 1# fan.

  21. By Eazy E on Jan 22, 2013 | Reply

    Great player playing for a currently poor team. He had a wonderful year and all, but usually when your team isn’t good, only the HUGE names have a chance to get in such as Larry.

  22. By Ron Sellmeyer on Jan 30, 2013 | Reply

    Coaching staff taking shape. Give Laron Byrd a chance at wide receiver. Early Doucet will probably be gone as well as Beanie Wells. Michael Floyd steps up and receiving group is solid. Give William Powell more time at running back. He is only back that has power and speed and catches the ball well. An offensive lineman has got to be their first choice and it is a great year for lineman.

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