27 Dec 2013
The 2014 Pro Bowl rosters were released on Friday evening. For the first time there are no AFC or NFC selections as it's just the "best" players at each position. That should help improve the choices going forward, but it makes past comparisons of Pro Bowl totals even more irrelevant for something like Hall of Fame cases. We also know there will be plenty of players dropping out with injuries, inviting even more alternates. I also have to wonder why voting cannot just wait until next week if it's supposed to be a 16-game season honor.
Not trying to single out one team -- especially the one I embarrassingly picked to reach the Super Bowl -- but it's a tough day for the Atlanta Falcons when Brent Grimes (Dolphins) and John Abraham (Cardinals) have both reached the Pro Bowl with their new teams.
San Francisco sending three linebackers (Ahmad Brooks, Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman) is an impressive feat.
Finally, last year's 2-14 Chiefs had six Pro Bowlers. This year's playoff squad currently has eight.
51 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2013, 6:35am by Leyoz
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