Mathieu, Fitz, Palmer shine in Pro Bowl voting

Posted by Darren Urban on November 11, 2015 – 2:32 pm

The Cardinals are a) 6-2 and b) winning with some style points (i.e., winning by scoring a lot with familiar names.) So it’s not a huge surprise to see players doing well in the first round of Pro Bowl voting results. The biggest news is that both quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald are currently in the top 10 of all players.

Tyrann Mathieu currently leads all free safeties in voting too.

Palmer is seventh in the voting (and fifth among QBs) with his 87,838 votes. Fitz is 10th overall (and third among receivers) with his 77,709 votes. Palmer trails QBs Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Andy Dalton and Cam Newton. Fitzgerald is behind receivers Julio Jones and Odell Beckham, Jr.

Mathieu’s 31,097 votes have him ahead of Seattle’s Earl Thomas right now.

They aren’t the only Cardinals in the early Pro Bowl mix. A look at the rest of the players in the top 10 at their positions:

RB – Chris Johnson is sixth (43,941; Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman is first at 103,334.)

G – Mike Iupati is second (25,267; Dallas’ Zack Martin is first at 28,158.)

DT – Calais Campbell is fifth (34,038; Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins is first at 54,816.)

CB – Patrick Peterson is fourth (41,066; Carolina’s Josh Norman is first at 64,915.)

SS – Deone Bucannon is fifth (13,205; Oakland’s Charles Woodson is first at 46,698.)

Return specialist – David Johnson is ninth (9,557; Seattle’s Tyler Lockett is first at 23,006.)

Special teamer – Justin Bethel is third (18,330; New England’s Matthew Slater is first at 21,457.)

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14 Responses to “Mathieu, Fitz, Palmer shine in Pro Bowl voting”

  1. By joe Holst on Nov 11, 2015 | Reply

    Deone Bucannon is interesting since he isn’t playing safety.

  2. By Mark W on Nov 11, 2015 | Reply

    The fact that Rashad Johnson is not even a top 10 consideration at FS is telling.

    He may cherry pick a few balls, but he’s nowhere near pro bowl caliber talent due to the way he patty-cake tackles and leaves the gate open for long runs.

    Down vote to your heart’s desire, but you know good and well plays like this come at his expense…

  3. By John The Draft Guy on Nov 11, 2015 | Reply

    Ok ,

    I have said Bucannon is playing well at LB. I like the guy and think he has been an asset to the team. But lets get real. SS??

    He has Zero pass defensed
    He has zero sacks
    He has no INTs (In fact he has no ints ever in the pros)

    So how does Bucannon, a guy who has never played SS and has put up those numbers, be in the top 6 at SS ??

    Fans who vote like that really make the pro bowl a joke.

  4. By Steve on Nov 11, 2015 | Reply

    Don’t you think it’s true that most NFL players would just as soon not play in the Pro Bowl even though they get extra$$$ for being picked? Most are banged up by then and probably would prefer to rest.

  5. By Abs on Nov 11, 2015 | Reply

    We need to get Rashad Johnson in that mix!

  6. By b2bsing on Nov 11, 2015 | Reply

    confused….where do they stand in the NFC Pro Bowl position standings?? You are listing AFC players in front of them in the voting…that has no bearing on whether they make the NFC Pro Bowl team

  7. By Darren Urban on Nov 12, 2015 | Reply


    RE: Conference Pro Bowl

    A couple years ago the conference setup was done away with. The last two years there has been two “captains” and a draft. So all the players are in the same pool.

  8. By Marcelof on Nov 12, 2015 | Reply

    Hey JTDG –

    A real joke is what brazilian crazy st**** “fans” do.
    They organize a senseless group and spread the voting for Cairo Santos, KC kicker. The reason? He’s Brazilian. They don’t care how well he may be playing, all they look at is to put a tupiniquim folk in the pro bowl, and let’s be honest, there’re several kickers better than him.

    that’s a joke

  9. By JohnnyBluenose on Nov 12, 2015 | Reply

    JTDG and Steve….Right on. The voting is a joke and the game is even worse. But it’s not just football. Basketball is bad and hockey is the worst with scores like 16-11. Baseball’s All-Star game is the only exception. Everyone plays hard and the outcome of the game actually means something come World Series time.

  10. By jaspergroot on Nov 12, 2015 | Reply

    @ John

    There’s no option on the Pro Bowl ballot to vote for Bucannon as something other than a safety. You can’t vote for Bucannon as an ILB. They only way for fans who believe he has earned a trip to Hawaii to vote him in the Probowl is as a SS. That’s not on the fans, it’s on the guys who make the ballot.

  11. By Scott H on Nov 12, 2015 | Reply

    JTDG –

    Hey, man. In regard to the Pro Bowl….it’s pretty much been a joke for long time now, hasn’t it?? I mean, look how many PLAYERS back out of it every year. THEY don’t even want to be bothered with hit. It doesn’t matter when they play that game or where. It’s just a lost cause.

    They should just dig a hole and bury it!

  12. By erik on Nov 12, 2015 | Reply

    RE: Bucannon

    I really like this kid, he is all over the field. That being said, I think it is seriously time for the team to tell him to start packing on the pounds so he can permanently move to the LB position. As JTDG pointed out, he has 0 passes defended and 0 interceptions. Even without those stats, you can just see when he plays that his coverage skills are lacking compared to most DBs. He does not need to put on a lot of weight, just look at Lavonte David of the Bucs, or Thomas Davis of the Panthers, both of whom play the position at a very high level while only weighing in the 220s. I think if they make the switch sooner rather than later, Bucannon can be that same type of player. But at the size he is right now, it remains to be seen if he can keep up the intensity for a whole season plus the playoffs. He started to fade last year around the 12 game mark. That might of had something to do with it being his rookie year and not ever playing 16 games before, but I tend to think being underweight at such a physical position had a lot to do with it.

    I love the guy, but SS is not in his future, at least from how I have seen him play. The switch needs to be made this offseason for him to reach his full potential.

  13. By DTL aka Patrick Aloha on Nov 12, 2015 | Reply

    The players care about the pro bowl, peer rivalry matters, especially when a trip to paradise aka Hawaii is involved. Vote ’em on that trip!


  14. By Scott H on Nov 12, 2015 | Reply

    DTL –

    The game wasn’t played in Hawaii last year – it was played right there in UoP stadium! Not a bad place to be for a flag football game, either, but….it’s still not Hawaii. Not sure if the game will return there at some point, but if it doesn’t….then that’s a big selling point right out the window.

    I’ve been saying for years now – keep the voting and the honor of designating players as Pro Bowlers. Just stop playing the damn game. It’s a lousy product anymore. It has no meaning for anyone. Or, turn it into something else like a skills competition that would allow for more fun for everyone involved.

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