After looking at the NFC Pro Bowl Roster yesterday evening I was happy to see a couple Bucs on the roster. Derrick Brooks made his 12th consecutive Pro Bowl (after being inserted as an alternate last year) and undrafted rookie return man Clifton Smith was selected to his first Pro Bowl.
I was hoping that the league would take notice of Smith’s numbers and not select Devin Hester solely because of the name, and it appears the fans and the players and coaches took notice.
The one player I’m dissapointed to not see on the roster is Mike Linebacker Barrett Ruud. He is 4th in the league in tackles with 117 and has contributed 3 sacks, 2 INT’s and 8 passes defended. Patrick Willis is a flashier player, but I think Ruud deserved the spot.
One guy who I was hoping would make it, but didn’t, was WR Antonio Bryant. I can’t justifiably argue his stats against the other NFC starting WR’s (Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Roddy White & Steve Smith), but just hope that Bryant gets named as an alternate. He also has a good chance to lock up the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He is currently sitting at 74 catches for 1,044 yards and 6 td’s including the years sure fire catch of the year.