The rosters for the Pro Bowl have been released, with Kris Dielman the only Chargers starter and Antonio Gates as a reserve being elected. I have to express my discontent with some of the other selections. Philip Rivers is the top rated QB in the LEAGUE and having scored the most TDs by QB; however, Jay Cutler got one of the alternate spots. Additionally, Darren Sproles reportedly had the most public votes for KR; however, didn’t make it. Additionally, Mike Scifres, who has the league’s best average, lost to Oakland’s Shane Lechler. Also noticeably absent is NT Jamal Williams.
Granted, San Diego hasn’t had a great season, but that should not be wholly indicative of election to the Pro Bowl (see Houston’s Andre Johnson, arguably the BEST WR in the league being elected, as well as Mario Williams.) The Pro Bowl is for the cream of the crop, and to see names such as Lechler, Cutler, and Brandon Marshall earning spots makes the Pro Bowl more like a popularity contest than a Pro Bowl.
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