Fitz, Washington, Peterson pop in Pro Bowl voting

Posted by Darren Urban on November 14, 2012 – 5:17 pm

The initial Pro Bowl voting totals are out — voting runs through Dec. 17 — and three Cards appear in the top five at their positions in the NFC.

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is fifth among NFC wideouts, with 105,743 votes. He trails the Giants’ Victor Cruz (257,016), the Bears’ Brandon Marshall (153,574), the Vikings’ Percy Harvin (144,978) and the Lions’ Calvin Johnson (118,454). That’s going to be a tough lineup to crack, especially if Fitz can’t make a strong second half statistical push.

Inside linebacker Daryl Washington (69,757) is second, trailing the 49ers’ Patrick Willis (91,609) and with only a slight lead on the 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman (67,024).

Meanwhile, Patrick Peterson is fourth among NFC cornerbacks (57,537 votes), trailing the Bears’ Tim Jennings (116,347), the Bears’ Charles Tillman (80,604) and the Rams’ Cortland Finnegan (73,201).

Fans can vote by clicking here. The Cards could help themselves by generating a few wins, too. The final Pro Bowl rosters are selected by giving one-third weight to the fan vote, the coaches’ vote and the players’ vote.

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11 Responses to “Fitz, Washington, Peterson pop in Pro Bowl voting”

  1. By Eazy E on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t make know damn sense for Fitz to be any less than top 2. Number 1 WR in the game working with below average QBs and still balling. He needs a QB cardinals front office. Daryl deserves to be in it with the sacks alone. You add the tackles, forced fumbles, Ints, you got a shoo-in hopefully. Patrick has played well overall this season and is definitely one of the best CBs in the game right now.

  2. By carlo milan italy on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    could u explain me the difference of votes between washington and willis??

  3. By Darren Urban on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Carlo –

    RE: votes

    Not sure what you mean.

  4. By Chuck 1 on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Philip Rivers was the subject of an article in the Orange Co. (CA) Register today
    (Wednesday). The writer starts off comparing Rivers and Brees. It is a little lengthy, bu I think that there is a lot of relevance to the Cards’ situation.
    •What most sets Brees apart from Rivers is decision-making. There is no way Brees would ever make the suicidal throw Rivers made in the fourth quarter of the Chargers’ 34-24 loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday, a throw right to the Buccaneers’ Leonard Johnson who returned the interception 83 yards for a touchdown. It was the dumbest pass of Rivers’ career.
    •An assessment of Rivers by U-T San Diego’s Kevin Acee showed that Rivers was statistically superior to Brees from 2006-10. Rivers’ quarterback rating was 97.2 in those years, the highest in NFL history for a quarterback with more than 2,000 passes. Rivers’ 136 touchdowns and 58 interceptions at that point was the second-best touchdowns-to-interceptions ratio ever.
    •Now, though, Rivers looks like an average NFL quarterback. Over the past 25 games, Rivers touchdowns-to-interceptions ratio is 42-32.
    •What happened? Rivers is playing with no confidence that his line will give him time and no confidence that his receivers and running backs can make plays. He plays like a desperate quarterback on a bad team, which is exactly where he is at.
    •The Chargers have been outscored, 69-13, in the second half of their losses to New Orleans, Denver, Cleveland and Tampa Bay as they have lost four of their past five games.
    •It’s mostly General Manager A.J. Smith’s fault. It is a combination of bad drafts and a stunning inability to convince free agents to play in San Diego weather on a natural turf field.

    My comment: The Cards have the same problem. A terrible OL has plagued Kolb and Skelton to the point that, I believe, like Rivers, they have no confidence that they will have no time and their WRs, TEs and RBs will not make plays.
    And, like the writer, I place the blame on our GM, (Graves), Keim and Whiz for bad drafts and failure to sign FAs.

  5. By Chuck 1 on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Error in my previous comment: …..they have no confidence that they will have time and their receivers and RBs will make plays.


  6. By cardsalltheway on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Cardinals Underground,
    Do ya’ll sit around beforehand and make it a point to ignore the facts and current ranking of our offense(Worst in the NFL) and poor single RB attack? Perhaps you might suggest a two RB attack against the Falcons which could lead us to victory? Or would that be too much forward thinking for ya’ll? What about a more even run/pass game plan to beat the Falcons as opposed to our lopsided 8 runs vs. 59 passes last week? The only thing you might have suggested in order to beat the Falcons was better tackling and Nate Potter/Johnny S. to do good. Let me tell ya’ll something, it’s going to take a lot more than that. The high level of critical thinking is astonishing! If we win another game this year I might vote for one of our players to play in the Pro Bowl.

  7. By carlo milano on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    i just want to know your opinion abot 20000 gap of votes between washington and willis.dont u think this formula about voting players is not correct?

  8. By Darren Urban on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Carlo —

    RE: Pro Bowl voting

    Willis is a great player with a great rep among fans. And it’s Pro Bowl voting. I tend not to get too worked up about it.

  9. By john the draft guy on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nice information Chuck 1,

    It sounds like Both Rivers and Turner should be run out of town all the way to Arizona where Turner could be OC and Rivers takes over at QB. 🙂

    OK, not going to happen and I get the point you are making. But the major difference between the Rivers situation and AZ (Kolb and Skelton) is Rivers showed for 5 years he can be as good as anyone and has slipped. Kolb and Skelton really hasn’t shown anything to make you say these guys have the ability to be one of the top 5 QBs in the league.

    With Rivers, it is legit to say some changes, better OLine, WRs, ect , could put him back on top. But I cant say that a good OLine would fix Kolb or Skelton.

    As for blown drafts, I can get on board with that. Not that Graves, ect has picked bad players because credit is due him for some of the players they have got. It might be more of the wrong players that I find fault with.

    Floyd will be a good player, was he the right pick with this OLine and QBs?

    PP is electrifing punt returner and a pretty good CB, but should you pass on the opportunity to pick up multiple picks by trading down and rebuilding a 5-11 team or again taking a QB?

    Ryan Williams, forget the injuries, wasn’t a good pick with players like Brooks Reed, Akeem Ayers, Torry Smith and Orlando Franklin there. (And yes, fans were yelling for these players, I wanted Ayers)

    You could go through many draft picks that were good players but not the right pick.That goes back to that whole best player available stuff.

    The good news is one draft can fix that.

  10. By Chuck 1 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    john the draft guy,

    I agree wholeheartedly that Kolb and Skelton haven’t proven that they can be a Rivers. But, who knows how good they could be if they had a better OL?

    And, I agree that several good players who have been drafted didn’t satisfy the Cards NEEDS!!!

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