The Pro Bowl rosters were selected, and as always, there were plenty of snubs. When looking at the rosters as officially voted in, I realized that an entire new Pro Bowl squad could be assembled from guys who were snubbed, and in some cases, my roster is better than the one slated to travel to Hawaii in late January.

Here’s the NFC squad.


Matthew Stafford - Perhaps the biggest snub of all

Matthew Stafford - Perhaps the biggest snub of all

Matthew Stafford (Det)
Cam Newton (Car)
Matt Ryan (Atl)


Michael Turner (Atl)
Marshawn Lynch (Sea)
Steven Jackson (StL)

Wide Receiver

Victor Cruz (NYG)
Roddy White (Atl)
Jordy Nelson (GB)

Tight End

Jason Witten (Dal)
Fred Davis (Was) – note: I realize he got suspended, and this isn’t a “homer” pick. He’s on my fantasy football team and I’m frustrated that he hurt the Redskins with his selfishness, but his stats MORE than hold up, especially when considering the amount of time he has missed

Tackles / Guards / Center

I’m not going to even try to indicate which players on the hard-to-analyze offensive line.


Because people aren’t as familiar with defensive players as they are with offensive ones, I’ve given stats for the players listed below.

Defensive Ends

Chris Long (StL) – 13 sacks, 14 tackles for loss
Calais Campbell (Arz) – 52 tackles, 10 pass deflections, 3 blocked kicks, 13 tackles for loss
Cliff Avril (Det) – 11 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 2 touchdowns scored

Interior Linemen

Israel Idonije (Chi) – 37 tackles (10 for loss), 4 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 blocked kick
Cullen Jenkins (Phi) – 30 ackles (11 for loss), 6 sacks

Outside Linebackers

Ryan Kerrigan (Was) – 8 sacks, 40 tackles (10 for loss), 1 INT, 1 TD, 4 passes deflected, 4 fumbles forced
Anthony Spencer (Dal) – 6 sacks, 49 tackles (12 for loss), 3 forced fumbles, 1 blocked kick

Inside Linebackers

London Fletcher (Was) – 93 tackles, 2 INT, 3 Fumbles Forced, 7 Pass deflections
Navorro Bowman (SF) – 102 tackles (12 for loss), 3 fumbles recovered, 7 pass deflections


Brandon Browner (Sea) – 49 tackles, 6 INT, 20 pass deflections, 2 touchdowns
Corey Webster (NYG) – 41 tackles, 6 INT, 15 pass deflections

Free Safeties

Morgan Burnett (GB) – 73 tackles, 1 sack, 3 INT, 2 forced fumbles, 10 pass deflections
Quintin Mikell (StL) – 69 tackles, 1 sack, 2 INT, 5 forced fumbles, 5 pass deflections

Strong Safety

Kam Chancellor (Sea) – 69 tackles, 1 sack, 4 INT, 2 forced fumbles, 12 pass deflections

Special Teams

Sav Rocca (Was)

Dan Bailey (Dal)

Kick Returner
Devin Hester (Chi)
I didn’t write this up for other positions, but it bares explaining in this situation. It boggles my mind how Patrick Peterson got the nod over Hester. Peterson has 4 touchdowns in 40 punt returns (1 in every 10) compared to the 2 by Hester in 26 tries (1 in each 13), but Hester has a better average, more returns of 20+ yards, and Hester returns kickoffs too (add another touchdown to his totals)

Disagree with me if you want to, but that’s a solid team. Sure, some of the positions I listed have players who aren’t as good as the actual players who made the Pro Bowl,