We cast our Pro Bowl ballots this week, which is something that I enjoy doing. It’s pretty cool to be able to vote for some of the guys who have performed well this season. We aren’t allowed to vote for our teammates, but we’ve played against a lot of top players at their position this year, so it wasn’t too hard.
It was great to get that honor last year as a rookie, but now we’re looking at stuff that’s bigger than the Pro Bowl – team victories and things like that. Pro Bowls are good, but we have our sights a little higher this year as a team.
Our next step is this Sunday against the Browns. They have a very talented running back in Trent Richardson. Stopping the run is always a goal of ours and it will be another difficult one this week. He’s a very good running back. It’s his first year in the league and he’s already in the upper class of running backs.
I played against Brandon Weeden in college and I remember him making all the throws and being a leader. That’s what it looks like he’s doing for the Browns this year.
We get to play our last two regular-season games at home and I’m pretty excited to come back in front of our fans. There’s no place like Sports Authority Field. It’ll be great to finish it out here.