Jake Long has been named to the AFC Pro Bowl team to replace Jason Peters. I don't think it happens very often that rookie offensive linemen end up in the Pro Bowl (I have no stats to back up that statement). It seems like most offensive linemen get chosen because they've been there before and nobody really watches linemen so fans say, "Hey, I think Kevin Mawae was in the Pro Bowl before. I'll vote for him." And that happens 7 or 8 times until the guy's knees fall off.
"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."