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Why These Eagles Pro Bowl Snubs Deserve Strong Recognition

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There’s Motivation For These Eagles Pro Bowl Snubs In The Postseason

Football fans often view the NFL Pro Bowl as a popularity contest. The reason why this might be is that the “deserving” players don’t always get recognized. It can happen in the other sports like basketball in which mediocre players get voted into the All-Star game because of their big social media followings. As a result of this, some players get overlooked because they’re not active on social media or are marketable. Six Philadelphia Eagles will be going to the Pro Bowl, and they’re deserving of their nods. But these Eagles Pro Bowl snubs merit an extra look by Philadelphia fans and football fans in general.

The Vocal Leader Of The Philadelphia Defense

Nigel Bradham is easily one of the biggest Eagles Pro Bowl snubs. I can understand Minnesota Vikings’ Anthony Barr getting the nod over Bradham because he’s been nothing short of special. His numbers might not stand out, and the same with Bradham’s numbers. Both these players’ roles are significant to their team’s success this season, and that can only be seen when watching these two play in games. So how did players like Arizona Cardinals’ Chandler Jones and Washington Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan make it over Bradham? Fans value eye-popping defensive statistics like sacks and forced fumbles over almost everything else. According to the NFL, Jones has 15 sacks and Kerrigan has nine sacks, these numbers stand out to the occasional fans, and that’s probably all they see from these players. These players only seem to stand out because of how mediocre their football teams have been this season.

A Cornerback Who’s Suited Up For Four Different Teams In The Past Four Years

The Eagles signed Patrick Robinson to a one-year deal to boost their cornerback depth. Robinson would lack playing time because of the acquisition of cornerback Ronald Darby and the emergence of Jalen Mills. The 30-year old cornerback is having the best year of his career and is the third highest rated corner this season after 13 games, according to Pro Football Focus. It’s hard to make a case against NFC cornerbacks like Darius Slay, Patrick Peterson, and Marshon Lattimore because they’ve played spectacularly. It’s a shame that Robinson’s career year will go unnoticed but he will have motivation going into the postseason.

What A Great Year The Wolverine Has Had This Season

They were many surprises this season when it came to the Eagles. For some, the Eagles defense becoming the #1 rushing defense in the league after 14 games was one. For opposing teams, facing a defensive line that boasts the talents of Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham can be scary. Cox wasn’t part of the Eagles Pro Bowl snubs, but Graham was, and that is a travesty. Graham has helped seal two enormous victories for the Eagles against the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins this season. Stats are cool to look at but Graham is helping the team win games, and that can’t be measured.

It’s Arguably The Biggest Snub Out Of All The Eagles Pro Bowl Snubs

A Kelce made the 2018 Pro Bowl, but it wasn’t our Jason Kelce. What a shocker. New York Giants’ Damon Harrison tweeted about his disappointment with the Pro Bowl voting when he found out that Kelce didn’t make it. You know it’s serious when a Giant stands up for an Eagle. Pro Football Focus rated Kelce as the highest graded center in the league after 14 weeks! Kelce has been balling this season, and now he’s going to have to show it again in the postseason. Eagles fans won’t have a single problem with that.


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