Four Bucs Named Pro Bowl Alternates

December 20th, 2016

LavontePro3We already know Gerald McCoy and Mike Evans are in the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando.

And the way players bail out of the game, the Bucs might have four more Pro Bowlers.

Kwon Alexander, punter Bryan Anger, Lavonte David and Brent Grimes were named as alternates to the NFC team.

No love for Cameron Brate and his conference-leading seven TDs at the tight end position.

Kwon has been a monster this season, and this is one heck of an acknowledgement for a relatively unknown 22-year-old linebacker drafted in the fourth-round last year.

Grimes leads the NFC with 22 passes defensed. The 33-year-old shows no signs of age and has made the last three Pro Bowls.

Anger has been one hell of free agent signing. David is having an off year and surely got the nod on reputation and pure talent.

Of course, Joe hopes the Bucs make the Super Bowl and have nobody at the Pro Bowl. But if the Bucs aren’t playing in the big game, then Joe wants all the guys to enjoy the experience.

29 Responses to “Four Bucs Named Pro Bowl Alternates”

  1. ElioT Says:

    The pro-bowl is a joke but either way Lavonte didn’t deserve to get it.

    When you’re invisible for most of the season, you don’t deserve the hype.

    Washing Machines work hard too.

  2. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Alexander being an alternate is a travesty! I also wish Brate would’ve been selected as an alternate. NO LOVE!

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    Voting is flawed. Complete joke. The bowl is a meaningless media driven popularity contest which has very little coralation to actual on field performance. Sad

  4. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Anger, Brate and Evans deserved it more than anyone else on the team.

  5. Trubucfan22 Says:

    To any fans that think the pro bowl is supposed to be some elitist only club. It is a fun event where you get to see your favorite players (as votes by the fans) from various teams, play on the same field.

    The all pro list is for labeling the elite players in the league. The pro bowl is just a fun game. Enjoy it, stop making it out to be some future hall of fame players only game.

  6. tmaxcon Says:


    Nice glad you choose to accept lower standards you must be in public education.

  7. Trubucfan22 Says:

    If the NFL wanted it to be about stats, then they wouldnt need voting. Most tackles gets in. Most sacks gets in, most TD passes gets in. Etc..

    The NFL wants it to be more fun and interactive than just having stats dictate who gets to play.

  8. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Mr. Tampon,

    It’s a fuking game. Stop taking a game so serious.

    I think this guy needs to get laid. Anyone want to pitch in to get him a hooker?

  9. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    Can’t believe how fast his year has flown by

  10. BucTrooper Says:

    Brats and Anger are legitimate snubs.

  11. rayjay1122 Says:

    None of the Bucs are going to play in the Pro bowl because they will be in the Super bowl. One can wish!!

  12. Rrsrq Says:

    You guys want Brate in, so do I, but consistency gets you in. To say Brate is in the class of Olsen, Graham and Reed, not yet.

  13. wesley Says:

    How the hell did Anger not make it?

  14. DB55 Says:

    Congrats to Kwon and LVD.

  15. Artemis Rand Says:

    FWIW, more FORMER Bucs were named to the PB than current Bucs…

    Four former Bucs:

    Matt Bryant
    Aqib Talib
    Michael Bennett
    Donald Penn

    Letting all but Talib go were mistakes…

  16. JameisDungy Says:

    Kirk Cousins named pro bowl alternate over Jameis? His team is loaded with talent and a good offensive line.

    Could make the case Jameis is having a better season than Russell Wilson as well.

  17. Artemis Rand Says:

    “Pro Bowl my ass baby, I’m going to San Diego!”

    -Ronde Barber, putting it into proper perspective

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’ll go a step further..Nobody really watches the pro Bowl anymore. When it started back in the day, It use to mean something. Its just a game where points are allowed for fun. Don’t see where Alexander or Davis were deserving.
    But it really does not matter. What matters is getting ready for the Saints come Sunday.

  19. unbelievable Says:

    Anger, Brate and Evans deserved it more than anyone else on the team.


    So true.

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    Grimes has so many pass breakups because he’s constantly getting toasted on plays so they just throw at him again and again. Not sure how he got a nod.

    Those hating on David are just morons, and I’m glad him and Kwon are both getting some attention – but how Kwon, coming off a 20 tackle game, isn’t on the team, it’s just lazy voters.

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    McCoy haters are just complete and total bores, they’d be better off to spend their Sundays trolling bath houses.

  22. SB with Jameis Says:

    Freaking Pro Bowl is in Orlando this yr. WHO the F wants to go to Orlando if you live in Tampa short of a Universal Studios vacay?

  23. SB with Jameis Says:

    You are completely correct Rod. Unfortunately in your scenario they would be munching on rods

  24. cmurda Says:

    Meh, the Pro Bowl is marginally better than a WNBA game. Actually, no, I’d rather watch a WNBA game. There’s way more contact.

  25. Bucsfan951 Says:


    I’ll throw a $50 in for that!

  26. cmurda Says:

    Hey, that’s not fair. I want a hooker.

    Please don’t see this wife.

  27. macabee Says:

    I agree! Cam Brate should have been at least an alternate. Per Greg Auman: Redskins’ Jordan Reed, who made Pro Bowl: 61 catches, 646 yards, 5 TDs in 11 games. Bucs’ Cameron Brate: 56 catches, 648 yards, 7 TDs.

  28. D-Rome Says:

    Hey Joe, when is your “Donald Penn is a pro-bowler and @$^@ing Lovie Smith mother &#@^er” coming out?

  29. Dave Says:

    All of f them are deserving except LVD this year. Marpet should be an alternate too.