Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Casey won't take Pro Bowl invite as alternate
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jurrell Casey finished sixth in Pro Bowl fan voting at defensive tackle. But he didn't fare well enough in the voting of coaches or players to get into the game.
He lost out to Gerald McCoy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Haloti Ngata of the Baltimore Ravens, Dontari Poe of the Kansas City Chiefs, Justin Smith of the San Francisco 49ers, Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions and Kyle Williams of the Buffalo Bills.
He said he didn't earn sufficient respect from the player and coach factions and he views it as something to work for next season.
Poe or Smith could wind up in the Super Bowl. Another guy or two could skip the game because of injury.
If the NFL gets to the second alternate at his position, it will have to get to the third as well, Casey told us on The Midday 180 in Nashville Tuesday .
"I don't go for second place," he said. "I go first place or no place."
Or in this instance one of the top six places or no place.