Jan 25, 2013, Ko Olina, HI, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) carries Buccaneers running back Doug Martin on his back at NFC media day for the 2013 Pro Bowl at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Pro Bowl: Darrelle Revis, Gerald McCoy Headed to Hawaii for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Jan 25, 2013, Ko Olina, HI, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) carries Buccaneers running back Doug Martin on his back at NFC media day for the 2013 Pro Bowl at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only four wins this season, but that didn’t stop the players, fans and coaches from voting on their biggest stars and sending them to the Pro Bowl. Two of the best defensive players for the Buccaneers will be headed to Hawaii to represent the team, but there is one unfortunate snub.

According to the Buccaneers’ official website, Gerald McCoy and Darrelle Revis are headed to the Pro Bowl, which no longer features an AFC/NFC format. That means McCoy and Revis were voted in as the top players at their position regardless of conference.

McCoy has been dominant all season, commanding double teams and still finding his way into the backfield to blow up running plays and chase down quarterbacks.

Revis has been, well, Revis. He isn’t thrown at by opposing quarterbacks, and he’s been dominant when facing even the best receivers in the league.

But unfortunately, it seems as if the Buccaneers’ status as one of the worst teams in the NFL has left Lavonte David out of the eyes of voters, and has kept him off of the Pro Bowl roster. The outside linebacker position will feature numerous veterans who have more household name appeal, but David has been the best all-around linebacker in the league this season.

If players withdraw from the Pro Bowl, Lavonte David could still find a spot on the roster. But as of now, he has to be the biggest snub from the NFL’s all-star event.

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  • Jayson Kaplan

    And this is exactly why these awards and recognitions become meaningless. Not only is David hands-down the best in the league at his position this season, he should be among the top three or four guys mentioned for Defensive Player of the Year.
    Check the record books and find me anyone that’s had a season like David’s and was snubbed from the Pro Bowl. Hell, find me anyone that’s had a season like David’s at all.

  • joe f.

    Darrelle Revis is pretty much a givin for the pro bowl. But for Gerold McCoy I can’t be happier for him.But i’m still stuck with L. David not making it. Just open your eyes and look at his stats. And for Jayson Kaplan I’m with you on this 100%….