Titans come up empty as Pro Bowl rosters announced

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 5:31pm

Mike Munchak’s primary message to his team in his first season as head coach has been "be a pro."

No mention was made of the Pro Bowl.

The National Football League announced rosters for its annual all-star game Tuesday afternoon and no one from the Titans was selected to play for the AFC.

Only once since the franchise relocated to Middle Tennessee did it fail to place at least one player in the contest. That was in 2004, when the Titans finished 5-11 (only two other AFC teams won fewer games).

Tennessee enters the final week of this season at 8-7 and is one of four teams in contention for the final AFC wild card spot.

The only other AFC team that did not have a player invited was Buffalo (6-9). New England, with eight, and Baltimore, with seven, had the most invitations.

The Titans had sent at least four players each of the last three seasons. Running back Chris Johnson was among that group each time but struggled throughout this season. Safety Michael Griffin made it in 2008 and 2010 but was not offered another invitation this season.

The most the franchise has had as the Titans was nine in 2000.

Munchak, of course, was a nine-time Pro Bowler during his career as an offensive lineman.
 

7 Comments on this post:

By: Roubiax on 12/27/11 at 8:56

The NFC should have an easy time winning since "The National Football League announced rosters for its annual all-star game Tuesday afternoon and no one from the AFC was selected to play for the AFC."

No one from the AFC was selected???

By: T-BONE on 12/28/11 at 6:26

Can you say...."SOAP OPERA"...for little boys!

By: TITAN1 on 12/28/11 at 9:20

See what I mean, T-BONE? All you do is whine and complain.

By: bfra on 12/28/11 at 9:42

titty1 - Whining is your MO! Quit trying to give the title away.

By: TITAN1 on 12/28/11 at 12:02

bfra, I'll let you explain yourself anytime you want. Just be sure to back it up with facts. It is hard to correct you when you just spew your hate, I hope this paper goes to the Facebook format. It would cut out a lot of unfounded accusations. The Tennessean has gotten it right.

By: bfra on 12/28/11 at 12:31

Oh! We are recognizing usernames, uh? Didn't like titty1, uh? My comments are based on what you have posted on this board, not unfounded accusations. Maybe you should get help about your memory!

By: TITAN1 on 12/28/11 at 12:36

bfra, I'll pray that you wise up and stop acting like a child.