Friday, December 30, 2011
Poll Friday: Biggest Pro Bowl snub
By James Walker
The AFC East had 13 players selected for the Pro Bowl this week. That is impressive, considering only one team from the division most likely is going to the playoffs.
But this time of year people like to talk about the Pro Bowl snubs as much as they talk about the players who are going to Hawaii. In our latest edition of “Poll Friday,” we want to know who was the biggest Pro Bowl snub in the AFC East.
Was it New York Jets linebacker David Harris? Outside of Pro Bowl corner Darrelle Revis, Harris has been the most consistent defensive player for the Jets this season. He recorded 84 tackles in addition to five sacks and four interceptions.
What about Miami Dolphins punter Brandon Fields? He has 31 punts inside the 20 and averages 48.9 yards per punt for Miami. He was the team’s only bright spot this year.
Was New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez snubbed? The Patriots already had eight players in the Pro Bowl and Hernandez could have been a victim of the numbers game. He’s the backup to Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski. It would’ve been odd to have the starter and backup from one team in the Pro Bowl, but Hernandez’s numbers (72 receptions, 772 yards) are impressive.
Finally, don’t forget about Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Andy Levitre. The versatile lineman started at tackle, guard and center this season. Perhaps not sticking to one position hurt his Pro Bowl chances.
Using our SportsNation poll, vote on the biggest Pro Bowl snub from the AFC East. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.