Who Deserves To Go To The Pro Bowl: 2009 Edition, "Skill" Positions

Soon the Pro Bowl selections will be released, and like any all star ballot, those selections will be wrong. There are many things wrong with the football all star game like any all star game- who's is considered the best isn't determined based upon an entire year's worth of work; it's based upon a smaller and unnecessary sample size. But let me get off my soap box and tell you who really deserves to go (Also, I am basing my decision upon 15 weeks worth of work and the real pro bowl selection only went through week 12, but whatevs, I'll sure you'll be able to cope.

AFC QB
Starter: Peyton Manning (IND)
Backups: Tom Brady (NE), Phillip Rivers (SD)
Apologies to: Matt Schaub (HOU)

NFC QB
Starter: Drew Brees (NO)
Backups: Brett Favre (MIN), Aaron Rodgers (GB)
Apologies to: Tony Romo (DAL)

AFC RB
Starter: Chris Johnson (TEN)
Backups: Ray Rice (BAL), Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX)
Apologies to: Thomas Jones (NYJ), Ricky Williams (MIA)

NFC RB:
Starter: Steven Jackson (STL)
Backups: Frank Gore(SF), Pierre Thomas (NO)
Apologies to: DeAngelo Williams (CAR), Ryan Grant (GBP), and Adrian Peterson (MIN). I know this choice might cause you outrage and might the THE top pick that you disagree with me on, but this isn't fantasy football, this is real football. AD is 2nd in the league in rushing fumbles. Jackson, Gore, and Thomas all have a better YPC, DYAR (total value), and DVOA (efficiency per play). Yes, Peterson has more yards than all but Jackson and is first in TDs, but let me tell you something- the 99 yards to get to the end zone is much harder and surprisingly more difficult to do that the TD itself.

AFC WR:
Starters: Andre Johnson (HOU), Vincent Jackson (SD)
Backups: Reggie Wayne (IND), Wes Welker (NE), Randy Moss (NE)
Apologies to: Santonio Holmes (PIT), Brandon Marshall (DEN)

NFC WR:
Starters: Larry Fitzgerald (ARI), Miles Austin (DAL)
Backups: Sidney Rice (MIN), Marques Colston (NO), DeSean Jackson (PHI)
Apologies to: Steve Smith (NYG), Robert Meachum (NO)

AFC TE:
Starter: Dallas Clark (IND)
Backups: Antonio Gates (SD), Ben Watson (NE)
Apologies to: Owen Daniels for getting injured

NFC TE:
Starter: Vernon Davis (SF)
Backups: Tony Gonzales (ATL), Viscanthe Shiancoe (MIN)
Apologies to: No one. No other TE from the NFC really is getting snubbed.

AFC K
Starter: Dan Carpenter (MIA)
Backup: Nate Kaeding (SD)

NFC K
Starter: Ryan Longwell (MIN)
Backup: Neil Rackers (ARI)

AFC P
Starter: Shane Lechler (OAK)

NFC P
Starter: Ben Graham (ARI)

AFC Kick Returner
Starter: Josh Cribbs (CLE)

NFC Kick Returner
Starter: Clifton Smith (TAM)

2 comments:

jason heyward said...

Aaron Rodgers and his 29-7 touchdown to interception ratio in the face of a horrible offensive line doesnt make it over Romo?

Sexy Rexy said...

great point, i'm going to change that