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Knox Makes Pro Bowl

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Johnny Knox will participate in next Sunday's Pro Bowl in Miami, the league confirmed today.

The rookie was selected as the first alternate kick returner and was added to the roster when the Vikings Percy Harvin pulled out with an injury.
Knox returned 32 kickoffs for 927 yards in 2009 and his 29.0 average was second best in the league. His 102-yard return for a touchdown against Detroit in Week 4 was the second longest in team history.
The last Bears' rookie named to the Pro Bowl was Devin Hester in 2006.

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Think about it. The only Bear's pro bowl selection is a throw-in 5th round draft pick. Makes you wonder about the rest of the squad that Lovie thinks is 'close. May I ask, "close" to what????? My guess is the NFL dumpster. As things currently stand, Lovie will be the head coach, offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator... sort of A Man For All Seasons. What a joke. I hope Halas And Walter appreciate the humor of this hopeless mess.

Thats pretty cool that rookie receiver Johnny Knox is going to the pro-bowl. Even if it is only as the first alternate kick returner. Knox is gonna be a player to watch next season. He was a nice find by Bears GM Jerry Angelo. I actually like the Bears young receiving core overall. Not just Knox, but Devin Aromashodu looks to have potential also. You gotta like what he did over the final 4 games of the season. Aromashodu gave Jay Cutler that big consistent target down field, he also helped down in the red-zone. I don't think its any coincidence the passing game became a little more effective when Aromashodu was in the lineup. I look for Earl Bennett to take another step in his development next season also. Also, 2nd year player Juaquin Iglesias could make a contribution much like Earl Bennett did this season. Devin Aromashodu 6-2 201lbs, and Juaquin Iglesias 6-1 210lb, will give Cutler some nice big targets downfield from the receiving core, and Knox will add speed, the Bears have a nice young group of wideouts GO BEARS!!

JOHNNY KNOX IS PRECISELY THE TYPE OF PLAYER THE BEARS SHOULD LOOK AT IN THE FUTURE, FAST, ADAPTS TO THE PRO GAME RIGHT OUT OF COLLEGE VERY WELL, NOW HE IS IN THE PRO BOWL, HE ISN'T SOME RUN OF THE MILL FIFTH ROUND PICK, HE JUST HAPPENED TO HAVE PLAYED AT A DIVISION 2 SCHOOL, ABILENE CHRISTIAN, THE SAME SCHOOL AS DANIEAL MANNING, AND BERNARD SCOTT OF CINCY, CONGRATS TO YOU MR. KNOX, IT IS NOT WHERE YOU GET DRAFTED, IT IS WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR TALENT, AND THANK GOD YOU ENDED UP WITH THE BEARS, THE BEARS NEED MORE SPEED GUYS LIKE YOU, HAVE FUN IN MIAMI!

It isn't just his speed. It's also his hands, his instincts and his winning smile. Congratulations Johnny!

Phil, Knox is in as a kick return alternate, while he has potential for sure. The Bears have a history under Toub of producing the top kick returners in the league.

Being a very good kick returner does not make you a great reciever. Knox is a number three. That doesn't make him bad, but he should be a trick play guy. The guy he is replacing is a number three, Boldin was number 3, Beaston is a number three. But he is not that big time dominant game changer at reciever they need. Angelo seems to do well draftig number 3 recievers, but his 1 and 2 recievers are questionable. All his reciers from the draft Bennett, Knox and the converted Hester are all in the same basic mold.

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