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Justin Houston Named To Pro Bowl


The Kansas City Chiefs have their 6th Pro Bowler.

Linebacker Justin Houston has been named to the Pro Bowl because Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has been pulled away due to injury. This is the first Pro Bowl for Houston.

Houston will join Dustin Colquitt, Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson in Hawaii.

Houston probably deserves to be in the Pro Bowl more than his pass-rushing mate Tamba Hali. Hali had a solid season but Houston’s was better. Like Berry, Hali and many other players made the Pro Bowl based on reputation.

What this does prove is that the Chiefs have a number of young, talented layers on defense.

How is this for impressive? Three of the Chiefs’ four starting linebackers from last season will play in the Pro Bowl.

With the loss of Jovan Belcher, the Chiefs have a hole to fill at middle linebacker. Should they decide to spend a high pick on a player or if they bring in a veteran free agent, the Chiefs could have one of the most feared linebacking units in the league come next season.

Congratulations to Mr. Houston.

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  • ladner morse

    Houston deserves this more than most on the team.

    • Danny W

      I thought he and Charles would be the only two to make it.

  • ArrowFan

    I disagree that we have pro bowlers based on reputation alone.

    • chiefridgy

      Do you think Hali and Berry had a pro bowl year this year?

      • ArrowFan

        Teams are forced to game plan specifically around Hali. If not for Hali Huston wouldn’t have some of the sacks he got and vic verse Berry by the end of the season (even though the game plan for him was BS) was playing very well. Name me another OLB/DE and SS that deserves it more than Hali and Berry?

        • Calchiefsfan

          You could make an argument for Paul Kruger of Baltimore or maybe Shaun Phillips. They both had similar stats to Tamba for an OLB. No one had the stats that Houston had in the AFC for an OLB.

          • Calchiefsfan

            Except for Von Miller of course.

        • Calchiefsfan

          Also, Berry at the end of the year was playing safety better than probably anybody in the NFL. Next year there should be no question to Berry being the best SS in the NFL.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Good deal. Houston should’ve gone over Hali anyway.

    • Danny W

      It’s true.

  • Adrian Morales

    Justin Houston is gonna be a beast my favorite player on d

  • Adrian Morales

    Flowers should be there also i think the last 3 years imo

  • Danny W

    J Hue!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

    2012-13 Chiefs are the first team to have 6 pro bowlers and less than 6 wins.