Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Giants WR Smith headed to Pro Bowl
By Dan Graziano
Giants wide receiver Steve Smith announced via Facebook on Wednesday that he has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. He's the first Giants receiver to make the Pro Bowl since Homer Jones in 1968.
"I wanna thank YOU my fans who i'm so appreciative for because i couldnt have gotten in with out your votes," Smith wrote on his Facebook page this morning.He thanked most of his offensive teammates by name in the message. Giants left tackle David Diehl and right guard Chris Snee have already been added to the NFC roster. Center Shaun O'Hara was the only player on the team voted into the Pro Bowl.
I think Smith was by far the most deserving player on the team. Any disagreement?
And by the way, Jones averaged 22.3 yards per catch during his short career in the league. He went to two Pro Bowls with the Giants before he was eventually traded to Cleveland for running back Ron Johnson, who had two 1,000-yard seasons for New York.