Pro Bowl voting, over and upcoming

Posted by Darren Urban on December 20, 2012 – 11:31 am

The Pro Bowl voting is over for the fans, which counts toward one-third of trying to assemble the rosters. The other two-thirds, from the voting of players and coaches, takes place today for the Cardinals.

The Cards will need some help on that end. Only two players ended up in the top five of fan voting at their respective positions in the NFC. Linebacker Daryl Washington, with 159,407 votes, was third among NFC inside linebackers behind the San Francisco tandem of Patrick Willis and NaVarro Bowman. Cornerback Patrick Peterson was fourth among NFC cornerbacks with 154,736 votes, behind the Bears’ duo of Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman and Seattle’s Richard Sherman (although I was reminded by someone via Twitter that if Sherman fails his appeal on his PED suspension, that also means he can’t play in the Pro Bowl.)

No sign of defensive end Calais Campbell or safety Kerry Rhodes among the top five. And while it isn’t surprising given how this year has gone, it’s depressing to see that Larry Fitzgerald isn’t among the wide receivers. No one can argue he should be in there, but no one can argue he isn’t one of the top five receivers in the NFC either.

The Pro Bowl rosters are going to be announced Dec. 26.


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18 Responses to “Pro Bowl voting, over and upcoming”

  1. By MIKE G on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    I want to see Washington make the Team. He deserves it. I would not be surprised if he is the only Cardinal selected given the fact the team has only 5 wins so far.

  2. By Mr Robles on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    Yup it is sad not to see Larry amongst the best. I know he will take it like a man. Larry you will always be the BEST WR, X that BEST FOOTBALL/HUMANITARIAN to me. Faith Focus Finish

  3. By Soares20 on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    We have to find Fitzgerald a quarter back we just have to

  4. By clssylssy on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    It seems so wrong, that a player would be considered the best by his peers and colleagues but not “make the cut” because he didn’t have a QB who could get him the ball. Fitz has demonstrated his dedication to the team by blocking so others could make plays and this is what team players do. It seems so shallow to make this all about numbers rather than a players body of work and contribution to his team and the sport of football. While I have always looked forward to the Probowl this year will be lackluster and merely be an extension of the NFL’s lovefest with the Seahags,9ers and Manning brothers. Clearly, Fitz won’t be the only elite player among the missing:(

  5. By jocards on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    IMO the Pro Bowl though an honor for the players is so boring to watch. I honestly don’t know why they even bother playing the actual game. The Super Bowl participants aren’t there, guys that have been nursing injuries for the better part of six months aren’t there, the guys that are there understandably do not want to tackle or be tackled, no blitzing allowed, no complicated schemes, no strategy, everybody play nice and enjoy a Hawaiian vacation with family…..Just name the team, send the guys and their families to Hawaii if you want to reward them in some small way and have them play a golf tournament or something.

  6. By BIG RED on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    Cards fined Dockett $200 K and Ware of the cowboys gets a $15,750 fine for hitting Big Ben on the head. Its time to leave Dockett, you can’t take that BS. You’ve been one of my favorite Cardinal player during your years with the Bidwells…cards you know how to keep your players happy or should it be unhappy.

  7. By D on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s say Whiz is the HC next year. What if we learn that he and Dockett can’t repair the player/coach relationship ( I don’t know anything but after we have seen Boldin and Heap get into disagreements with Whiz, they got a ticket out of town). So, draft arrives in April and we hear that a team like the Saints are interested. (S. Ellis is in his last year of his deal and has been a bust). Dockett, plays better in a 4-3. Would a second round draft pick and Chris Ivory be too much in a deal from a Saints perspective? Cards have D Carter who can play his spot and if we do part ways with DD, a high draft pick would be needed to fill his huge shoes…..thoughts….

  8. By D on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    I see the Saints don’t have a second round pick in 2013 draft, so highly doubtful they would trade away a pick, say a 3rd rounder and player for DD.

  9. By Kevin S on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    clssylssy —

    I agree it is a shame about Fitz, but really, he can’t possibly make the Pro Bowl this year. That would be like the baseball players in the past who continue to get voted in year after year on reputation (the fans do a slightly better job now). I still think Fitz is a huge talent, but he’s got 674 yards. Only 1 100 yard game. And less than 100 yards total in the last 5 games. Not his year.

  10. By Kevin S on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    On another note, that schedule’s pretty cool… of the AFC South teams, we get to see the two good ones (HOU and IND) at home and play the crummy ones (TN and JAX) on the road. Hopefully we’re capable of pulling off a couple road wins against these teams (funny though how this year our one road win is against the division-champion, 10-4 Patriots and we also should’ve had a road win against the division-champion, 12-2 Falcons). Maybe we can beat the Eagles for the third straight year as well.

  11. By Mark on Dec 20, 2012 | Reply

    Darren,Can You Convince The Cardinal’s To Wear All Red On Sunday? since its almost christmas

  12. By vegas4u2012. on Dec 21, 2012 | Reply

    I watched most of this years Pro Bowl this year & for a real football fan,it was like watching several millionaires runnining around playing flag football.I say just vote them in to give credit where credits due & do away w/the game.Their not under contract when playing this game,so their not going to play hard & risk a career ending injury.As for Dockett.I don’t know about you all,but if i’m at work,and i’m making as much $$$$,as he is,and my boss ask me to something(within reason),I just would shut the hell up,and do it!SEE U ALL @ THE BEARS GAME MY FREINDS!!

  13. By cardsalltheway on Dec 21, 2012 | Reply

    “but no one can argue he isn’t one of the top five receivers in the NFC either.”

    How many other NFL games/WR’s during the week do you watch? This isn’t 2008 and that Super Bowl year is 4 years ago ~ Longer than the avg. length of a players career. Anyone can easily argue Fitz isn’t a top 5 NFC WR. Just because his salary says so doesn’t mean squat. If you think he’s one of the nicest WR’s then you might be correct, I don’t know any of them so who am I to say otherwise but I got eyes and can see the performance of many along with their #’s.

    Fitz and players in sports/NFL are entertainers so I’ll compare his performanc/stats to a famous movie director/actor who said(summarization)…”One bad film f**** up three good ones.”

    This season has surely pushed Fitz down that’s for sure!

    Below I listed eleven WR’s in the NFC who are in the NFL’s top 20. Larry Fitz isn’t even among the top 40 WR/TE’s. I’ve heard of fans playing fantasy football but not many are actually creating their own fantasy island. Maybe there should be a nice guy Pro Bowl next year?

    The numbers show…
    Rank, Player, Team, Rec, Tar, Yds, Avg, TD’s

    1)Calvin Johnson, WR – DET – 106 – 174 – 1,667 – 15.7 – 5

    2)Brandon Marshall, WR – CHI – 107 – 165 – 1,398 – 13.1 – 10

    3)Vincent Jackson, WR – TB – 62 – 125 – 1,226 – 19.8 – 8

    9)Roddy White, WR – ATL – 79 – 123 – 1,156 – 14.6 – 5

    10)Dez Bryant, WR – DAL – 79 – 118 – 1,087 -13.8 – 10

    11)Julio Jones, WR – ATL – 69 – 112 – 1,071 – 15.5 – 9

    12)Steve Smith, WR – CAR – 66 – 121 – 1,056 – 16.0 – 3

    13)Victor Cruz, WR – NYG – 79 – 132 – 1,019 – 12.9 – 9

    15)Marques Colston, WR – NO – 68 – 110 – 949 14.0 – 8

    19)Miles Austin, WR – DAL – 62 – 107 – 898 -14.5 – 5

    20)Randall Cobb, WR – GB – 77 – 99 – 892 – 11.6 – 7

    Others ahead of Fitz include:
    Lance Moore – NO
    Michael Crabtree – SF
    Mike Williams – TB

    Notables: There are 3 NFC TE’s ahead of Larry Fitz.

    Ken W. and Larry Fitz(fans) can’t rest on their past laurels forever and expect success in the present or future. I see this as a problem within the Cardinals Org.

  14. By johnnybluenose on Dec 21, 2012 | Reply

    the pro-bowl is a complete joke, not just the actual game which does not have the competetiveness or intensity of a local flag football game but the voting itself. name your most valuable players, offense and defense, and that’s it. the rest is meaningless. the nhl, when it actually has a season, has a mid-season all-star game. it too is a joke and should be canned. it is so bad that the league fines players who have been selected and yet opt out of the game. the players accept the fine rather than subject themselves to all the crap that it is. i don’t watch basketball but i suspect their all-star game is no different. no defense and lots of threes and big slam dunks and laughing and smiling. who can watch that? at least baseball’s all-star game resembles a real game and the outcome is meaningful because the winning league gets home field advantage in the world series. as for fitz. get real. no production this year at all and i would really like to know what his yards after the catch are. i’m guessing not too much. hopefully next year is better.

  15. By LarryFitz11 on Dec 21, 2012 | Reply

    Larry Fitzgerald should be in the Pro Bowl, just so he could have a good Quarter back to throw it to him, He deserves better.

  16. By cardsalltheway on Dec 21, 2012 | Reply

    Larry Fitz even has a 1st round WR draft pick to help him and he still can’t produce, reminiscent of Julio Jones(11) helping Roddy White(9) in Atlanta, Ga.

    Hey, maybe Ken W. will draft another 1st round WR in the 2013 draft? That way we can have more skill players / 3 “great” receivers.

  17. By BIG RED on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    At Mark, Nikey hasn’t made any red pants for them to wear.

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