Peterson second in Pro Bowl voting

Posted by Darren Urban on November 22, 2013 – 1:42 pm

The first round of Pro Bowl voting results were announced this week. There aren’t a lot of Cardinals who have cracked the top 10 at their respective positions, but Patrick Peterson is second among cornerbacks (trailing only Seattle’s Richard Sherman) although he is only 56 votes ahead of New England’s Aqib Talib (when both have more than 189,000) right now.

The voting this year is different than in year’s past, since the Pro Bowl is going to be “unconferenced” and players chosen will be picked by captains for the game after the season. So instead of having the top five NFC and top five AFC vote-getters on the list each week, there is now the top 10.

Go here if you want to vote.

The other Cardinals appearing in the top 10 at their respective positions:

— Darnell Dockett is ninth among defensive tackles with 78,308 votes (leader: K.C.’s Dontari Poe with 181,342 votes)

— Karlos Dansby is eighth among inside linebackers with 64,091 votes (Buffalo’s Kiko Alonso, 188,153)

— Tyrann Mathieu — despite not getting on the ballot until after he was made a starter — is 10th among free safeties with 22,100 votes (Seattle’s Earl Thomas, 195,586)

— Justin Bethel is eighth among special teamers with 27,649 votes (Denver’s David Bruton, 75,118)

Not surprising but still jarring: Not seeing Larry Fitzgerald among the top 10 in the NFL at wide receiver.


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17 Responses to “Peterson second in Pro Bowl voting”

  1. By LadyBird04 on Nov 22, 2013 | Reply

    To be brutally honest, Larry didn’t deserve it last year based on performance and doesn’t this year either. Is he a wonderful player, human being, face of the team, undoubtedly, BUT he hasn’t played his best ball the last couple of years. Last two years, qb play was to blame period. This year, his hamstring and whatever else is causing his inconsistency cannot all be put on the qb.

    Would love to see Dansby, Peterson, Bethel and Peterson make the team (and maybe Matthieu), but we have been under the radar of the football world this year. Nothing spectacularly good or bad and are being overshadowed by the Seahawks and 49ers in our division in media coverage.

  2. By infitzwetrust on Nov 22, 2013 | Reply

    This way of selection reminds me of the top 100 players program that they air; the popularity contest aspect is still present.

  3. By Eazy E on Nov 22, 2013 | Reply


    All have chances early on here…

  4. By job on Nov 22, 2013 | Reply

    No calais again? IDK why the dudes always so underestimated

  5. By results on Nov 22, 2013 | Reply

    Darren I looked every were but can’t find the list you looked at with the top 10 in each position. where can I find it?

  6. By Darren Urban on Nov 22, 2013 | Reply

    Results —

    RE: Top 10

    I’m not sure if it is anywhere on the internet. I’m not going to take the time to type in every position.

  7. By georgiebird on Nov 22, 2013 | Reply

    Until the Cardinals start winning big games, nationally televised games and get into the playoffs, the players will get short changed on the pro bowl voting. This is the point I raised about Dan Dierdorf- there is no way that Dan gets into the HOF without being totally dominant in his high profile matchups against the Cowboys’ Too Tall Jones. I followed Dan’s career and he was not much better than Tom Banks, Dobler or Roger Finnie. As a matter of fact, Dan’s predecessor at RT for the Cards, Ernie McMillan, was as good as Dierdorf but played in total obscurity to the fans around the league.
    It’s time for Cardinals’ players to start performing big time when the football world is watching. That’s just the way it is for guys like CC, DWash, Floyd, and even Larry. You’re a nobody until the football world loves you and in Larry’s case- loves you, again.

  8. By ored on Nov 22, 2013 | Reply

    as long as we get mentioned,means we are in the running performance wise,that will have to do since we never will win any populaity contests,so team 1st and keep improving will have to do for the time being.

  9. By Bay Area Bad Boy on Nov 22, 2013 | Reply

    So much for tradition.

  10. By carlo milano on Nov 23, 2013 | Reply

    Washington in just 6 games 2 sack 2 int 10 pass deflected..this guy is the best all around linebacker and what he has to do to get some consideration.
    Kikka alonso is not even near to his talent…

  11. By clssylssy on Nov 23, 2013 | Reply

    The ProBowl balloting is a total joke. Some players even have commercial sponsors and websites behind them encouraging fans to “vote here” or “retweet this” to get so-and-so to the ProBowl (Proctor & Gamble is offering trips to Hawaii as well as NFL gear to get Drew Brees to the ProBowl). The ProBowl has been a tradition, one which Roger Goodell is doing everything he can, to do away with because it’s not a cashcow but rather an exhibition game and there is no room for tradition in the new NFL only money makers. It should be a NFC vs AFC format and this new system blows. Of course, Fitz and some of the other older veterans are not showing up because their franchises value youth and are grooming others to become the new “face”. It’s the kind of team politics than can destroy any cohesiveness necessary to play as a fully functioning unit. BA&Co. have relegated Fitz to doing cleanup as a WR while pushing Floyd into the limelight despite his frequent drops; his TD last week was very “Fitz like” and what Cards fans are use to seeing. While Floyd may have skill and potential, it would be great to have a tandem similar to the Fitz/Boldin tandum of the 08 team. Everyone knows (including opponents) Palmer is going to target Floyd as his first choice and it’s great to see Carson spreading it around, especially when other guys are open. In actuality, Patrick Peterson really hasn’t set the world on fire this year any more than Fitz, because of being spread out too much and never really getting spactacular at any of the positions he’s playing. Tyrann Mathieu has been better and more visible on defense both as a corner and a safety and Peterson hasn’t done anything at punt returner (they change the receiver so often nobody really gets good here) but that doesn’t take away from the fact that he’s a gifted athlete and player. It’s about opportunity and exposure, and the fan base portion of the voting reflects who is popular with the fans. Our defense is probably one of the best, low profile, but scary dangerous and none of these guys are going to get to Hawaii because other guys are getting the attentions from the media and are with identified “front runner” teams. The fan balloting only counts for one third and the players and coaches…people in the know… will make up the other two thirds. The Cards are having some success with what BA is doing with our “Frankenstined” offense and nontraditional use of players, and while it isn’t player friendly from the standpoint of accruing stats for the ProBowl or other similar contests, I think our players are total professionals and value the “greater good” of the team more than personal awards. All of our guys are doing a great job in their assigned roles and I commend them for putting the team first rather than the spotlight or media! It’s the small mindedness of fans who can’t see further than frivolous awards for validation of a player’s worth, that I have a problem with! GOOD JOB PLAYERS…YOU DON’T NEED NO SINK’N AWARDS TO BE A WINNER WITH THE REAL FANS!

  12. By Kevin S Mesa on Nov 23, 2013 | Reply

    I love Fitz, think he’s great, wear his jersey to every game, want him to remain a Cardinal for life… but at some point it has to be about the performance on the field, and his performance is not currently that of a Pro Bowler. As a kid I used to collect tons of baseball All-Star ballots at every game and voted for the players who actually deserved to be there that year, telling myself I was going to make up for all the idiots who were going to vote in the same guys for the 12th straight year even if they were only hitting .250 with no power now… Of course my one-man effort never succeeded, but at least I tried.

  13. By Bob on Nov 23, 2013 | Reply

    darren, what is fitzgerald exact number?

  14. By Darren Urban on Nov 23, 2013 | Reply

    Bob —

    RE: Fitz

    They only release top 10. He is not in it.

  15. By Kevin S Mesa on Nov 23, 2013 | Reply

    Clssylssy — Come on, now the team is supposedly favoring Floyd over Fitz? Fitz has 3 more catches. Floyd has some more yards — about 100 more… considering last week’s 91 yard play that’s not too surprising. It seems to me we have exactly the kind of tandem you’re talking about, where both WR’s are viewed as dangerous and have comparable numbers. Fitz was clearly less than 100% for several weeks, so it’s not surprising his numbers are off somewhat. Let’s not forget that Floyd was, like Fitz, a first-round draft pick… we should be glad that he is starting to play up to his potential and not worrying about whether he’s eating into Fitz’s numbers. Do you think Fitz wants big personal numbers and to be 5-11 again, or to be sharing the spotlight with others but be 6-4 playing in a meaningful game in late November for the first time in 4 years?

  16. By clssylssy on Nov 25, 2013 | Reply

    Kevin…no I think that Fitz wants to win and I’m glad that we have two big receivers, although Floyd is still no Anquan Boldin but is getting there. I do think (and I’m not alone in my thinking) that Fitz’s role has been changed and that his duties now are not really condusive to getting personal yards which seem sooooo
    important to many of the fans who don’t give him credit for allowing others to get free and score or contribute. As Captains both he and Peterson have moved into a more supportive role and neither have the numbers of previous years although the WIN is the objective and both these guys are secure enough to put the team first.

  17. By Bob on Nov 25, 2013 | Reply

    Fitz is around 30th in the NFL in yards but is still a dangerous threat especially on third down or in the redzone, Hopefully with the play of Floyd the other team will no longer choose to double him and it will open up the offense for Palmer.

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