Originally written on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 11/20/14

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 27: Ike Taylor #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers sacks Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 23-20. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

There are a lot of people going wild right now about Ike Taylor being snubbed from the Pro Bowl.  I am not sure if I agree.  Yes he had a great season.  He played good ball but I would say he was only snubbed as not being named an alternate.  That is ridiculous. 

The reason I say Taylor was not snubbed as a Pro Bowler is there were others who had just as good if not better seasons who also did not make the list.  Browns Cornerback  Joe Haden should be a starter on the Pro Bowl team and he also did not make the roster.  That is more unbelievable then anything.  This kid is amazing and did not get any love.  He is tied for the league lead in in Pass Defenses with 19.  He is tied with Brandon Flowers and Darrelle Revis in that category.  He does not give up plays.

The person who should put up the biggest beef though is Patriots Kyle Arrington.  He picked off 7 passes this season.  SEVEN.  That leads the AFC and he did not even get a sniff.  He also had another 13 Passes Defended.  There is no reason he should not be on this team. 

We all know Champ Bailey should not be on the squad.  He gets in by name only.  That is just how it works.  Fans vote and people who do not know football see Champ Bailey’s name and go I know him.  I will vote for him with the third spot I have to vote for at Cornerback.  Taylor definitely should have made it over Bailey that is a given.

One thing that keeps Taylor out of the Pro Bowl every year is that he does not catch the ball.  Interceptions are a big thing.  It is hard to argue with a corner who has the same amount of interceptions as nose tackle and 350 plus pound man Vince Wilfork.

Was Ike snubbed?  Technically yes.  He was better then Bailey.  I would still have 2 other guys ahead of him though.  So he was snubbed as an alternate but not as a roster guy.  It is not as bad as people make it out to be.  He had a great season but it just was not enough this year.

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