For the first time since 2006 the Tennessee Titans will have no players representing their team in the Pro Bowl.
After Marc Mariani was the only Titan in the Pro Bowl last year, it seems the Titans are starting a trend of little representation in the Pro Bowl.
So, who got snubbed? And by Who?
While it’s tough to argue against the kicker representing the AFC, Sebastian Janikowski, it is worth noting how well Bironas has played this year especially in late game situations.
Roos, like Bironas, is the culprit of playing in the wrong conference. With big names such as Joe Thomas and Jake Long, it was a longshot for Roos to gain consideration. However, he has been one of the most consistent and stable tackles in the league and has helped aid some of the younger Titans on the roster.
In this humble writers opinion, the biggest snub on the Titan roster. Ed Reed and Eric Weddle earned spots over Griffin and have both had solid seasons. However, the impact that Griffin has made throughout this season, forcing turnovers (especially in the Buffalo game) should put him over the top. However, Reed is Reed, and Weddle is on the Chargers, so you don’t have much leverage over those two.
Blame this one solely on an NFL fans memory and their inability to look at stats over their perceived thoughts on the player. If you don’t believe me… go on your computer and Google Search Cortland Finnegan. Tell me how many pictures are of him making plays and how many are of him in scuffles, (here’s a hint, there’s more of the latter) Finnegan has been a rock on the outside. With 10 defended passes, 68 tackles, an interception and a sack, he’s well deserving of a spot.
I know, this one may sound a little crazy, but hear me out. Philip Rivers is the third quarterback on the AFC roster. The same quarterback who has thrown pick after pick only to watch his over-talented offense miss the playoffs once again. Hasselbeck has been a leader throughout the year, and dispite some troubles and injuries, has helped put this team in the position they are at.
It’s worth noting that the Titans are the only team in the NFL who are still in playoff contention to not have any players voted to the 2012 Pro Bowl..