Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/28/11
The Pro Bowl voters have spoken. If we happen to have a Super Bowl where the Patriots, Ravens, 49ers, or Packers are all not playing in, then the Pro Bowl might actually be pretty fun to watch. All I have been hearing is sports analysts complaining about who made it in and who didn’t. Well wake up and smell the coffee people, cause last time I checked, the fans had a lot to do with who gets in and the voting started way back in week six or some god-awful early point in the season.
 
So does Victor Cruz deserve to be in over Greg Jennings? Well if we are giving spots solely on yardage racked up then he most definitely does. But let’s consider a few things. First, Jennings entered the season as the #1 WR on the defending Super Bowl team. He already had a huge head start for voting simply on name recognition. Compare that to Cruz, who went undrafted in pretty much every fantasy league out there. Seven week into the season Jennings had 677 yards and five scores. In his first twelve games of the year, he only had three where he did not score. Cruz didn’t get his fifth score until week 11. He then proceeded to pile on yards at a ridiculous pace, but by then it may have been too late to catch a guy like Jennings in the voting. Heck, Jennings wasn’t even the best WR on his own team based on stats. But to the fans? Well that is a different story.
 
And what is all of this about Tony Romo being snubbed? Seriously? You have the same problem here as we did with Jennings. Eli Manning had 2127 yards through his first seven games to go with fourteen scores and seven turnovers. His team was 5-2. Through Romo’s first seven games he had 1959 yards, 11 scores, and eight turnovers. His team was 3-4 and two games out of the division lead. There was no catching a QB from New York after a start like that.
 
If you want to pick a fight, at least pick one that makes sense…..like any AFC QB over Philip Rivers. For the record, any QB with the same number of turnovers as he has scores, should not be playing in the Pro Bowl.
 
So keep up your moaning and complaining; but instead of attacking guys who legitimately deserve to be in the Pro Bowl, why don’t we urge for a change in the system so that voting starts after players have actually accomplished something.
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