With the Pro Bowl rosters announced today, unfortunately I’m not all that optimistic that any Bills player will be named as a starter.
All of the team’s previous Pro Bowl players have had less than stellar seasons, with the exception of Brian Moorman who has had a solid 2008.
Jason Peters got off to a slow start due to his holdout. Aaron Schobel’s season was marred by injury. Terrence McGee doesn’t return kicks anymore and Marcus Stroud will be overshadowed by the Jets Kris Jenkins, New England’s Vince Wilfork and Tennessee’s Albert Haynesworth.
Lee Evans was a legit candidate through the first half of the season, but when his numbers tailed off due to the offensive struggles so did his chances.
Marshawn Lynch might be the only Pro Bowl player for the Bills and he’s likely to be an alternate at best.
Roscoe Parrish and Leodis McKelvin certainly deserve consideration to represent the AFC as a returner. Both lead the AFC in punt return average and kick return average respectively. Heck Parrish leads the league in punt return average. But that was also the case last year and Parrish got nothing.
It looks like either New York’s Leon Washington, who does both punt and kick return, or San Diego’s Darren Sproles might get the nod as the AFC returner. It’d be nice to see McKelvin or Parrish as an alternate though.
Tags: Aaron Schobel, Brian Moorman, Jason Peters, Leodis McKelvin, Marcus Stroud, Marshawn Lynch, Pro Bowl, Roscoe Parrish, Terrence McGee
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