Did Pro Bowl voters stick it to the Falcons?
Tony Gonzalez dunks after a touchdown against Chicago.
THE BRANCH – Were the Falcons robbed in the NFC “Chicago Style” Pro Bowl voting?
At the very least, tight end Tony Gonzalez should have made it. You can make cases for wide receiver Roddy White, linebackers Curtis Lofton and Michael Peterson and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux.
Free safety Thomas DeCoud, who knocked three players out of games with his big-hitting, turned in a good season and has to be the next season’s “Pro Bowl Watch List.”
Got a couple of theories on what happened:
- Winning helps. The Falcons are 8-7 and only overpowered one team this season, San Francisco.
- The offense and defense are not ranked in the top half of the league. The offense is ranked 17th overall and the defense is ranked 23rd. The Falcons are 12th in the all important points category (22.9) and tied for 10th in turnover differential at plus-4.
- The Falcons were under-whelming in their prime time television games. They beat the Bears 21-14 on Sunday night, but didn’t rack up many style points. They lost to the Saints on Monday Night in a thrilling 35-27 game, but you never sensed that had control of that game.
- Fill in your theory right here!