Snubbed!December 27th, 2013
Another disappointing day for Bucs fans. Gerald McCoy and Darrelle Revis made the Pro Bowl, but Lavonte David got hosed.
Despite setting a record for linebackers with six sacks and five interceptions, David will stay home and watch on TV. Jimminy Christmas! David is second in the NFL among outside linebackers with 101 solo tackles. What the hell more was the guy supposed to do?
Here are the outside linebackers that beat him out in the NFL’s new format:
Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.
Ironically, back in September, Revis told Joe and other media that the Pro Bowl would be “rigged” if David didn’t make it.
Joe almost has to agree, though Joe knows the combination fan/player/coaches vote is fair for all.
Sadly, this kind of team happens when your team has a terrible record.
Bucs captain Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay’s lone hope on the offensive side of the ball, also will stay home after making the Pro Bowl last season.