Atlanta Falcons: How many Falcons will make Pro Bowl team?

Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud intercepts Giants quarterback Eli Manning during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud intercepts Giants quarterback Eli Manning during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

FLOWERY BRANCH — The fans have voted on the 2013 Pro Bowl. The players around the league are voting this week. The Falcons voted on Wednesday.

In 2010, when the Falcons finished 13-3 and won the NFC South, seven players went to the all-star game in Hawaii.

This year, safeties Thomas DeCoud and William Moore, and linebackers Sean Weatherspoon and Stephen Nicholas could be first-time Pro Bowlers. Cornerback Asante Samuel and defensive end John Abraham will likely get heavy consideration, too.

Offensively, quarterback Matt Ryan, tight end Tony Gonzalez and wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones are strong candidates.

Also, there is Tyson Clabo’s campaign to get veteran center Todd McClure into his first Pro Bowl.

“I feel like I’ve put a pretty good body of work out there,” said DeCoud, who has six interceptions. “That wasn’t my main goal for the season. I wanted to come out and play well and put my best foot forward and I think I did that.”

The Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Dec. 26.



28 comments Add your comment

FalconFan

December 19th, 2012
10:39 pm

Matt, Tony, Julio, Spoon and Decoud

Tron5000

December 19th, 2012
10:49 pm

It don’t be matterin’ none, ’cause them boys will be fixin’ to get some in the SuperCrappyDome one week yonder.

BrooklynFalc

December 19th, 2012
10:51 pm

The Josh Harris bandwagon starts here…

I Concur

December 19th, 2012
11:07 pm

none bc atl fans dont vote

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

December 20th, 2012
12:38 am

Ref: statement by I Concur….

GET REAL…..If Atlanta fans don’t vote, how were there Falcons players participating in the Pro Bowl in prior years????? What a “DUMB” statement (none bc atl fans don’t vote)….

I’m hoping that none will be able to participate in the Pro Bowl because whoever gets the nod will be too busy preparing for the Super Bowl in New Orleans to make the trip to Hawaii. I’ve gone to one Pro Bowl and Kalakaua Avenue (Waikiki Beach) can be as much fun as Ocean Drive & Collins Avenue (South Beach) …..GO FALCONS!!!!!!

trademark

December 20th, 2012
3:27 am

The answer should actually be around 8-10, with none participating….we have a game a week after that to play… ;)

felix the cat

December 20th, 2012
6:23 am

The Atlanta Falcons do not have to play another game below 70 degrees. The rest of the games are in Dome Stadiums. Well, besides the pro bowl… Go Falcons!!!!!!

The Real Falcon

December 20th, 2012
6:51 am

If you believe that Atlanta fans vote the way fans do in other cities you haven’t looked at the results.

Dejay

December 20th, 2012
8:37 am

I think 8-10 Falcons will be invited but they’ll be a little preoccupied with preparing for some football game in New Orleans. I heard that game is a big one so they’ll be a little busy. It would be kinda cool to see Matt Ryan and the gang being flown out there for interviews on the upcoming game while watching the best of the rest half-assing it up and down the field.

trailerparkted

December 20th, 2012
9:07 am

Decoud, Witherspoon, Tony G., Abraham, and Roddy……..Ryan should make it based off our record but Brees, Romo, and Stafford have better numbers in the NFC

SirReal

December 20th, 2012
9:23 am

Offense-Ryan, White, Jones, Gonzalez
Defense- Moore, DeCoud, Abe, Sppon and honestly Babineaux should go. He’s been lights out this season!!!

elDBLOCKreal

December 20th, 2012
9:48 am

@trailerparkted:

Romo & Stafford won’t get anywhere close to the Probowl, I’m more worried about Aaron Rodgers (MVP candidate) and RG III (Leading the NFL in jersey sales / being awesome) and Brees (ugggh) being selected over the Ice Man….

robertussen

December 20th, 2012
9:59 am

DR. FALCON

December 20th, 2012
10:02 am

MATT RYAN, JULIO, GONZO, DECOUD, WILLIAM MOORE, WITHERSPOON! “RISE UP”!

BIGBEN42

December 20th, 2012
10:04 am

DECOUD, MOORE,NICHOLAS, SPOON,ABRAHAM,SAMUEL, GONZALEZ,WHITE,JONES,AND RYAN. All deserve to make this team.

robertussen

December 20th, 2012
10:06 am

also we has 9 pro bowlers in 2010-2011- ryan, white, gonzalez, turner, mughelli, clabo, abraham, grimes, weems,

robertussen

December 20th, 2012
10:10 am

grimes and clabo were added late and grimes picked off manning

Starship 1

December 20th, 2012
10:41 am

You know-it’s kind of absurd to even be in this conversation-I finally voted (once) on my Pro Bowl picks-and I do have a couple of Falcon players at the different positions. My thing is-so what? I hardly ever watch the Pro-Bowl because it’s just a flag football game. I’ve read that there may be a time when the Pro-Bowl is a thing of the past. It’s a joke to watch-no one’s tackling or rushing the qb. It’s vacation time with no game plan-but fun for the sake of fun. There is nothing to prove. Why don’t they call it the “Give your favorite players an activity they would rather not be doing bowl” instead.

warfalcon

December 20th, 2012
11:48 am

ONE GAME AT A TIME,LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

December 20th, 2012
1:16 pm

I say all our guys should decline the pro bowl when we go to the superbowl

fear da falcons

December 20th, 2012
1:18 pm

I VOTED LIKE TEN TIMES FOR ONLY FALCONS PLAYERS…LOL

D man

December 20th, 2012
8:24 pm

NOBODY will be going to the Probowl game from Atlanta because we will be preparing for the Superbowl… :)

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falCans

December 20th, 2012
9:27 pm

Decoud Ryan Gonzalez White…. We will be well represented Im sure

Never First, Just the Best.

December 20th, 2012
10:03 pm

Only one bowl these Birds want to be in and it don’t stsrt with no “P” !

Esquire

December 21st, 2012
5:55 am

trademark
December 20th, 2012
3:27 am

The answer should actually be around 8-10, with none participating….we have a game a week after that to play
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Exactly!!!

WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!!

Esquire

December 21st, 2012
6:10 am

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People wanna knooOw,
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Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
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MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS, MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS !!
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bullrusher1

December 22nd, 2012
2:21 am

None of the above. They’ll be too busy training for the battle of the Lombardi Trophy.