Fan voting counts for one-third of the Pro Bowl results, which is unfortunate because fans treat it like a popularity contest and botch their part.
I just went and filled out my ballot here. If you’re a reader of the blog network, I rate you as smarter than the average fan and urge you to go vote to offset some people who don’t pay us regular visits.
My endorsements don’t mean a lot. But here’s who got my votes from the AFC South:
Fullback: Vonta Leach
Tight end: Marcedes Lewis
Defensive tackle: Terrance Knighton
Return man: Marc Mariani
An explanation on a few close calls:
I initially had Greg Jones over Leach before talking to two people I respect who gave their nod to the “Leach to the Beach” campaign. Jones is playing great right now, but Leach may be having a better total season.
I like what Vince Manuwai's done at left guard for the Jaguars and he may be my favorite/the best offensive lineman in the division right now, but he wasn’t a starter for the first five games.
I'm sure you'll find oversights and I look forward to the conversation this sparks.