Friday, December 27, 2013
Pro Bowl selections: Buccaneers
By Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. -- Gerald McCoy and Darrelle Revis made the Pro Bowl. Lavonte David didn’t.
Something’s right with this picture and something is very wrong. McCoy and Revis belong in the Pro Bowl. But so does David. Shockingly, the second-year linebacker did not make the Pro Bowl roster.
John Abraham, Ahmad Brooks, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Robert Mathis and Terrell Suggs are the outside linebackers to make the Pro Bowl. Let’s not take anything away from any of those guys. But David deserved to be selected.
David had a breakout season and became only the seventh player in NFL history to record five sacks and five interceptions in the same season. But that wasn’t enough to get David to the Pro Bowl. Blame it on Tampa Bay’s 4-11 record, but this is a pretty major oversight.
McCoy and Revis both belong in the Pro Bowl, but David should be there with them.
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