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Caulibflower 05-09-2013 02:24 AM

Who's the Best Player in the NFL Yet to Make the Pro Bowl?
 
Random thought. Let's say they have to've played for at least 5 years. Especially in this fantasy football era, it's kind of surreal to me that Marques Colston puts up over a thousand yards literally every year and hasn't ever been selected. You'd think he'd get hype for being drafted in the 7th, but it seems like every year someone was just a little better. That's the one that really jumps out at me when I think of the question, but I'm sure there are other players that come to mind for other people.

And I suppose to be clear about the point of the question - this isn't about a player who's fairly recently established himself as a high-level player despite being in the league for several years (Like Ahmad Brooks), but players who've consistently been integral to their team's gameplans for years, have excelled, but just can't seem to break into the status of that upper echelon.

Wootylicous 05-09-2013 02:37 AM

Mike Pouncey.

fenikz 05-09-2013 02:51 AM

Calais Campbell [/thread]

Ness 05-09-2013 03:02 AM

Ahmad Brooks.

TACKLE 05-09-2013 04:48 AM

Super Bowl MVP, Joe Flacco.

cmarq83 05-09-2013 05:19 AM

After mulling it over I'd say Chris Long and Calais Campbell are the 2 best players who fit the criteria listed above that I could think of off the top of my head.

BmoreBlackByrdz 05-09-2013 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by TACKLE (Post 3359539)
Super Bowl MVP, Joe Flacco.

yes indeed.

The likes of David Garrard, Kerry Collins, Matt Cassel, Vince Young and even Derek Anderson have made the Pro Bowl over Flacco.

Although I do remember Flacco was invited one year as an alternate but he turned it down.

Just goes to show you what a joke the pro bowl really is.

Naga114 05-09-2013 07:15 AM

Marques Colston

bigbluedefense 05-09-2013 07:43 AM

I don't even pay attention to the Pro Bowl anymore. It's such a joke.

I'm surprised Campbell hasn't made it yet, same with Colston. I think Colston falls into the belief by some that the Saints offense has interchangeable parts and Brees makes it all work.

I want to give a shout out to Stefen Wiesnewski (sp) as well. Dude is a beast.

Gridiron 05-09-2013 09:36 AM

Muhammad Wilkerson

vidae 05-09-2013 09:57 AM

Some of you clearly do not understand how long 5 years is, because you've listed guys who have been in only a year or two.

Wootylicous 05-09-2013 10:01 AM

I don't care about the OP.

Cory Greenwood.

Don Vito 05-09-2013 10:04 AM

Marquise Cole or Mike Kafka.

I think that is how this thread works.

BallerT1215 05-09-2013 10:16 AM

London Fletcher held this title for over a decade.


That being said - I'd go with Colston/Campbell.

BandwagonPunditry 05-09-2013 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by vidae (Post 3359602)
Some of you clearly do not understand how long 5 years is, because you've listed guys who have been in only a year or two.

Actually read the thread? Don't be silly, I'll just form my opinion based on the title.

mightytitan9 05-09-2013 11:23 AM

The pro bowls a joke and a popularity contest. It doesn't matter at all now days if you make it or not, half the players that make it there don't deserve it.

Brodeur 05-09-2013 11:29 AM

Tim Tebow it is.

Ness 05-09-2013 12:44 PM

Maybe we should have done All Pro instead. Of course there would be a lot more candidates then. I'm trying to think who really got snubbed one year on the All Pro list 1st and/or 2nd team.

Cigaro 05-09-2013 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by vidae (Post 3359602)
Some of you clearly do not understand how long 5 years is, because you've listed guys who have been in only a year or two.

Luke Kuechly gets no respect.

Caulibflower 05-09-2013 12:54 PM

Calais Campell's a good one, too. Guess people know about Darnell Dockett and assume there CAN'T POSSIBLY be two great defensive linemen in Arizona. That whole defense is still pretty underrated. Just having Carson Palmer is going to get that team above .500.

fenikz 05-09-2013 12:56 PM

i think they are a .500 quality team but it will be hard for them to pull it off in that division

Caulibflower 05-09-2013 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by BandwagonPunditry (Post 3359656)
Actually read the thread? Don't be silly, I'll just form my opinion based on the title.

Yeah, less interested in "sleepers" and more in players who've just managed to not get many accolades despite playing at a high level. Kind of hoping people are going to give shout outs to players on their home teams who've played well for a significant period of time without ever getting into the media cycle (i.e., good players that no one has ever told me are good and that perhaps I haven't watched much of.)

gpngc 05-09-2013 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by fenikz (Post 3359782)
i think they are a .500 quality team but it will be hard for them to pull it off in that division

That and I wonder how Arians will perform as a HC for a whole year.

But on paper they are a good team. It's actually pretty scary.

Caulibflower 05-09-2013 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by gpngc (Post 3359785)
That and I wonder how Arians will perform as a HC for a whole year.

But on paper they are a good team. It's actually pretty scary.

Totally. Last year the Cardinals probably had the worst disparity between the talent level of their quarterbacks and the rest of the team I've ever seen.

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Originally Posted by fenikz (Post 3359782)
i think they are a .500 quality team but it will be hard for them to pull it off in that division

If they can win a couple division games, they're there.

Ness 05-09-2013 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Caulibflower (Post 3359780)
Calais Campell's a good one, too. Guess people know about Darnell Dockett and assume there CAN'T POSSIBLY be two great defensive linemen in Arizona. That whole defense is still pretty underrated. Just having Carson Palmer is going to get that team above .500.

Really? Over-the-hill Carson Palmer is going to save Arizona, who has a terrible offensive line (Cooper helps, but it's still bad) and can't run the ball at all? The Cardinals are going to win over 8 games with San Francisco and Seattle in the division with the Rams not that far behind? Oh and they play in the tougher conference? Well, stranger things have happened I guess.


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