We all knew Shane and Nnamdi were gonna make the probowl. I thought McFadden had a decent shot. And I also thought that Zach Miller had a chance with the injury to Dallas Clark.
I am shocked that Jacoby Ford is not a Pro-Bowler at the kick return specialist position. Instead Marc Mariani makes it? I don't give a rat's ass if he's returning punts to boot. Let's check stats.
Player KR TD Long AVG YARDS PR TD AVG
Ford 51 3 101T 24.4 1,244 NA NA NA
Mariani 56 1 98T 25.2 1,411 25 1 12.9
Throw in that 2 of Ford's TDs were to start a game, his 24 receptions for 435 yards and 2 TDs, plus his 16.6 YPC rushing average and TD of 71 yards. Not to mention quite possibly the greatest catch I've seen and I can't help but feel Ford got robbed. The best arguement stance is simple. RRRAIDER fan or not. I haven't heard of this kid Mariani all season. Well, nothing big anyway.
I'll also argue that Sebas got snubbed too.
Player ATT MADE LONG 50+
Sebas 32 40 59 4
Cundiff 27 24 49 0
Sebas led all kickers in the league in FGs made. Cundiff is tied for 8th. Cundiff does have 9 more Touchbacks than Sebas. I am a bit surprised that Seymour made it. I have to remind myself that this is alot more of a popularity contest than it is reality. And complaining about Probowls wouldn't be an issue if we had a 1st round playoff opponent. I know it would mean alot to the players. They can bullshit all they want, but after Sunday's game, they'd sure like to have the honor of one more game. RRRAIDERS