Golden Nuggets: Wherein Alex Smith And Everybody Else Was Snubbed From The 2012 Pro Bowl

Last night, I had a dream that the San Diego Chargers released linebacker Takeo Spikes so the 49ers could sign him and carry him on the roster into the playoffs. I have to say, in the short time Spikes was in San Francisco, he quickly became my favorite player on the team and I can't help but feel bad for the guy. Though the 49ers offered him a contract, he didn't necessarily to run to where the most money was. He went to San Diego because they were offering three years and he needed that kind of security. Some folks have forgotten about him, but it really sucks to see him miss the playoffs yet again. Anyway, there's a lot of Pro Bowl stuff today. Onto the links.

Yesterday, the 49ers officially released wide receiver Braylon Edwards. Most folks agree that it was a good idea, that Edwards simply hasn't been performing. But who takes his spot on the roster? I, of course, say Dominique Zeigler and leave it at that. Imagine that! (Examiner.com)

Some very deserving 49ers were given the honor of being selected to the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl. I'm really happy to see Carlos Rogers and Justin Smith make it, in particular. Andy Lee has also been pretty underrated these past few seasons. (SB Nation Bay Area)

Maiocco has his player-by-player reviews, which I always enjoy looking over, though I don't always agree. Still, they're a good read. Here's the offensive post, and here's the defensive post. (CSNBayArea.com)

It's my opinion that Edwards should have been released sooner. He was a liability on the football field, and I don't really care for what reason - be it mental or injury. "Lazy routes" could mean he doesn't have the drive or he doesn't want to re-injure himself. Take your pick. I do wish him the best going forward. (SB Nation Bay Area)

Here's some good quotes from the 49rs players selected to the Pro Bowl yesterday. Good stuff. (Examiner.com)

And the Bay Area Sports Guy has a couple snubs, and I agree with him on all the other points, especially the ones about Dashon Goldson. (BayAreaSportsGuy.com)

Maiocco says that Edwards never clicked with the 49ers. I'd be inclined to agree. (CSNBayArea.com)

Injured jaw has Walker sidelined (SFGate.com)

Prepare to wave/waive goodbye to these 20 NFL vets (BayAreaSportsGuy.com)

49ers vs. Rams: San Francisco Battling For No. 2 Seed (SB Nation Bay Area)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Then The Rams Shall Fall! | Ninjames
NFL Playoff Picture: 49ers, Saints To Figure Things Out Next Sunday | Fooch
Delanie Walker Likely To Be Re-Evaluated In A Week To Ten Days | Fooch
St. Louis Rams Injury Report: Sam Bradford, A.J. Feeley Listed As Day-To-Day | Fooch
Braylon Edwards Released: What Is The Next Step | Fooch
49ers Vs. Rams: What Kind Of Offensive Play-Calling Can We Expect? | Fooch
NCAA College Football Bowl Games Thread: Little Caesars Bowl, Belk Bowl On Tap | Fooch
NFL 2012 Season: Week 16 | urnext
2012 NFL Pro Bowl Rosters: Justin Smith, Patrick Willis, Joe Staley, Carlos Rogers Lead 49ers Starting Contingent | Fooch

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