McCoy, Peters Named Pro Bowlers

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles got two players named to the Pro Bowl Friday evening: LeSean McCoy and Jason Peters.

McCoy leads the NFL with 1,476 yards. Among the 30 running backs who have totaled at least 150 carries, only DeMarco Murray (5.4) has a higher yards-per-carry average than McCoy (5.1). His eight runs of 20+ yards are tied for third-most, and McCoy has only fumbled once, despite leading the league in carries (287).


McCoy has also piled up 51 catches for 536 yards. He’s averaging 10.5 yards per reception.

Peters has had a good year coming back from from an Achilles' injury that sidelined him for all of 2012. This is the sixth time Peters has earned Pro Bowl honors.

"This is really special," Peters said in a release from the team. "Two Achilles' surgeries, people thought I wasn’t going to even be able to play football again – the doctors – especially after the second one. They didn’t think I was going to be able to play at a high level. They maybe thought that I could come back and play, but not at a high level. So I never took it for granted. Every year, I try to work to make the Pro Bowl. And I just know, if I’m working to make the Pro Bowl the team is going to succeed. If I’m playing good, the guys beside me are playing good and as a team we’re going to play good. So any time you make the Pro Bowl, you have other players around you that’s going to be playing good as well."

Said McCoy: "I know he’s happy because he kept calling me. ‘Hey, have they called you yet? Do you know what’s going on?’ I’m like, ‘No, man. I don’t know.’ This is the first year he’s acted like that so this is big for him. I know it is. He kept asking me, ‘Do you know who made it?’ He kept calling me and he never does that."

Meanwhile, there were several Eagles who had a case to make the team but were left off. Nick Foles leads the league in passer rating (118.8) and yards per attempt (9.03). Barring a 4-INT game against Dallas, he will become just the second QB in NFL history with 25+ touchdowns and five or fewer interceptions. But he got passed over for Tom Brady, Drew BreesPeyton Manning, Cam Newton, Philip Rivers and Russell Wilson. Foles has been named a first alternate.

DeSean Jackson is one of three wide receivers (Calvin Johnson and Josh Gordon are the others) who are in the top-10 in receiving yards and yards per catch. But he was not one of the eight receivers chosen: Antonio Bryant, Dez Bryant, Gordon, A.J. Green, Andre Johnson, Calvin JohnsonBrandon Marshall and Demaryius Thomas.

Center Jason Kelce and guard Evan Mathis also had strong cases. Mathis has played at a high level for three straight seasons, and Kelce has played well after suffering a season-ending knee injury last year.

Jackson and Mathis have been named second alternates.

Other Eagles who were at least in the conversation were DeMeco Ryans, Fletcher Cox and Donnie Jones.

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  • Mike

    Brutal. McCoy and Peters deserve it, but so do DJax, Foles, Kelce, and Mathis.

    Philly got screwed.

  • G_WallyHunter

    Damn, Mathis and Kelce left off that’s complete crap. Boooooo boooo probowl voting!!

    What’s the best guard in football for 2 almost 3 years straight gotta do to get recognized these days? Jeeeeze

    • theycallmerob

      Real tough C list for Kelce to crack.
      Don’t get me wrong, love the guy (see: avatar). I’d say he’s definitely top 5 in the NFL. Not sure if he was an alternate or not, but it is incredible how little respect the Eagles were given this year.
      I bet Kelly doesn’t even finish top 5 in COTY voting

      • G_WallyHunter

        Ya after looking at the Cs (i hadn’t before this post), I sort of understand. Mathis just really ticks me off… Screw the pro bowl

        • theycallmerob

          Belichick always get some votes. Marvin Lewis pry will for the div. title. Mike McCoy may get a few if SD sneaks in. I’m sure some will fall for Arians’ crybaby routine and give him a sympathy vote. And Payton and Carroll may leach a few too.

  • docboy75

    Farther proof what a farce the probowl have become.. Foles, Jackson, jones had legitimate reasons to be in the probowl..the others could have made it but there were good players picked..

  • Rezzie

    Its an outrage…..

  • Tom w

    Mathis. Joke. Again

  • Deluxe

    I think you mean Antonio Brown. How the heck does he get in over Desean?? And how does Mathis not get in???

    • G_WallyHunter

      Brown had over 100 receptions, I dono that’s a tough call. Mathis that’s just poop

  • BrickSquadMonopoly

    Mathis and Demeco both deserve to be in. Popularity contest

    • Ark87

      Exactly right about it being a popularity contest. Our team played way too many games behind that damn 1:00 regional broadcast curtain to get the attention it deserved. Otherwise Foles and Mathis get in. Meco plays for a unit that looks statistically awful and only Eagles fans really know better, so he would have been a tough sell even if we did get some spot light.

    • Coatesvillain

      Which of the ILBs on the roster would you put DeMeco over? It’s a tough crowd to break into.

      • Media Mike

        Why are there only 4 ILB spots instead of 6?

        • Andy124

          I would guess it’s because the 4-3 was far more common than the 3-4 when the rosters were configured.

          • Media Mike

            That was totally fine as long as the Eagles were running a 4-3. Now that we’re 3-4, the composition of the roster (as well as the entire world) should operate in a Philadelphia-centric manner.

        • Coatesvillain

          This is a great question and I honestly don’t know. They need to get a lot of stuff straightened out especially different positions between 4-3 and 3-4 defenses.

  • Shark

    Foles and Mathis got hosed, the others were deserving but not surprised by their miss

  • RIP illa

    Foles, Mathis, Boykin, Djax…ROBBED!!!

    • Richard Colton

      agree on three out of four illadelph. Boykin doesn’t start, and the Pro Bowl doesn’t have a designated nickle or slot corner. How do we have the 2nd best offense in the league and only two pro-bowl players? Maybe Chip really is the COTY.

      • RIP illa

        That’s the thing w/ Boykin. Look at the numbers for a non starting nickel corner. He’s putting up numbers equal or greater to most of the guys that see more than 50% of the snaps in the league.

        And seriously agree about your point of the 2nd best O. I don’t like being a homer, but our O and team deserves so much more recognition than we’ve been getting. There’s a few national guys that actually see what we’re accomplishing on both sides of the ball, but majority of the national media and fans still don’t understand the simple genius of Kelly’s scheme!!!

        I will say I can’t take anything away from the candidates ahead of Chip for COY…well I can take a little away from Reid w/ that soft schedule (although ours isn’t exactly hard), inherited roster, lack of offensive punch, save for Charles, and the late season “slide” after starting out looking so unbeatable. But it is what it is. Chip will def get it next year!!!

        • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

          It’s Reids or Arians. Kelly should def be in the convo – but I don’t see him getting it over those two guys.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Rivera??

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Naw. Riveria finally got out of his own way. If he’d turned into Riverboat Ron last year they would have had at least a winning season, if not a playoff appearance.

          • G_WallyHunter

            So what about that post says he doesn’t deserve very serious consideration this year? That’s what we’re talkin aboot

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Oh I wasn’t saying he doesn’t deserve consideration. As does Kelly. I was just saying I think it’s Reid’s or Arians’.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya we’ll see. Schefter hit it spot on there with the 6 that will be in consideration. Belichick big time

          • Daniel Branch

            Just the simple fact that he’s a rookie coach, fresh outta college, and leads his team to a division title makes for a real strong argument now.

      • theycallmerob

        Will the browns be next year’s KC? Despite record, 5 pro-bowlers. Just need a QB (sound familiar?)
        Imagine if somehow Banner lured Vick over there for a year, especially if they draft someone raw. Playing with a good/decent OL, Cameron, Gordon, and probably a new RB and WR? Life could be worse.

        • Richard Colton

          Dream Team

    • BleedGreenJames

      Newton got in on name. Foles, to this point, has started 6 less games than Newton and has 3 more TDs passing, 10 less INTs, and is nearly 30+ in QB rating.

      Pro Bowls for players will continue to hold less and less credibility as long as the fans have major say.

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        Are you serious? Do you watch Carolina games? Do you see the teams they’ve beat compared to who we’ve beat? With FAR less talent on offense. Dude earned his spot. And Newton is not exactly a popular player on a team with a lot of national recognition.

        You want to complain about someone getting n on name think Brady.

        • Richard Colton

          That’s funny, because I’ve yet to make it through a single game this year without seeing an NFL Play 60 commercial featuring their poster boy – Cam Newton. Foles deserved the nod over him and Brady. Will you at least admit that?

          I think we’ve found your new NFL crush. Who had Cam Newton, week 17 in the pool?

          • Andy124

            FWIW, I can vouch that she was always very high on Cam. It was one thing we actually agreed on.

          • Richard Colton

            surprised you could hear it over all the Vick-yeasting. I like Newton – thought he was done after last year, but Rivera’s done wonders with his career (why he’ll be coach of the year).

            I’m looking at Si.com NFL. Lead story – “Foles headlines snubs.” His missing the probowl when he’s consistently mentioned in the MVP conversation was the kind of post xmas gift the Foles-haters needed to slither out.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            *rolls eyes*

            Of course you’d think he was “done” after last year – that sophomore slump – oh wait – the sophomore slump that wasn’t. And Riveria didn’t do much for Cam’s career – he did it for his – he stopped playing not to lose and taking the ball out of his best playmaker’s hands. Wonders what that will do.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Coach of the year is going to Reid or Arians.

          • Andy124

            Vick-yeasting. lol

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            The only one who can’t seem to keep Vick’s name out of his mouth is Colton.

          • Richard Colton

            says the biggest Vick-ophant left on 24/7. We haven’t
            forgotten and haven’t forgiven all the Texas Sharpshooter arguments, the constantly moving goalposts, and the Iowa sized fields of Strawmen from you.

            But anytime you want to say “I was wrong, I’m sorry” – I’m prepared to listen.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            The only person still talking about Vick is you. My comments had nothing to do with him. His name came up b/c of you. As usual. Your obsession is amusing.

          • Andy124

            He might be the one right here right now, but I think many of us have taken our turns. And I would guess it has something to do with a lot of very strong, very confident statements being made about Vick vs. Foles by you and others, and instead of admitting wrongness, eating crow or whatever flavor of that theme anyone wants to go with, you claim it’s unfair to bring up that past. *rolls eyes* *le-sigh*

            So a few, non-loaded, totally straight forward questions that require three answers:
            1) If you were coach, who’d start at quarterback on Sunday night?
            2) On any given Sunday, what quarterback gives the Eagles the best chance to win?
            3) Who is the best quarterback on the Eagles?

            They seem similar, but through previous conversations it was apparent that it is possible for people to have different answers to those questions.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            “….you claim it’s unfair to bring up that past.”

            Point out where i said that? I didn’t make a comment about Vick. I didn’t say anything negative about Foles. I said he shouldn’t be voted in over Newton. Brady yes. And maybe Rivers. But not Newton.

            You and Colton are having a convo I wasn’t having. Perhaps you need to redirect those questions to him.

          • Andy124

            Bringing up Vick is bringing up the past. You seem to object to that. Can’t answer those questions? They’d be pretty easy to answer for most.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            lol.

            Bringing up Vick when no one is talking about him is obsessive.

            As far as the questions there is nothing to it. I’d take a healthy Vick (and Newton, Wilson, Kaep, Luck and a healthy RG3) over Foles in this offense any day.

          • Andy124

            lol

          • Richard Colton

            Week 17 and she still thinks Foles is only starting because Vick is injured. That’s sweet. I hope a woman loves me that unconditionally one day.

          • Andy124

            I’m sorry my friend, but I think that is unpossible.

          • Richard Colton

            hope springs eternal

          • Andy124

            BBaaS can attest to that.

          • Breezy

            Someday the saga of the most epic troll in history will be told on message boards everywhere

          • Daniel Branch

            How can you say that when he’s putting up epic numbers “in this offense”? You’re trippin. It’s ok to admit you’re wrong sometimes. It’s much better than making yourself look foolish.

          • Richard Colton

            you pop up for two reasons – to defend Vick or bash Foles. OK – Foles didn’t make the probowl after 9 starts and leading the league in passer rating. Here’s your opportunity to gloat and say “I told you so.”

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            I didn’t “pop up” to bash Foles. I didn’t bash Foles. I said the idea he should be in over Cam is silly. It is. Now he should def be in over Brady. And maybe Rivers. But of course you read that as bashing.

            I haven’t said anything about Vick – and I’ve been on the blog, just haven’t commented much..voted up (and down) some comments however.

            But once again…your obsession comes through.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Once again do you watch Carolina games? Clearly you don’t read much non-Eagles news. The only QBs who take more unnecessary sh*t than Cam in the press and among fans are Romo and Vick.

            Eagles have beat 2 teams with a winning record. We have offensive talent other teams would drool over. Foles should not be in over Cam. Def Brady and maybe Rivers – and I stress the maybe on Rivers.

          • Richard Colton

            really surprised you’re not more offended Vick didn’t make it. I guess Foles missing out softened the blow. Newton and maybe Rivers? come on. you can’t hate Foles that much, can you?

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Your obsession with Vick never ceases to amaze me.

          • Maggie

            I might agree with this assessment because a: Brady gets in on name recognition; Belichik would get in on name recognition; Cam Newton gets in on name recognition and some improvement in his game this year; Foles has not been starting for the entire year so maybe should wait until 2014. Back to coaches, Reid inherited a team which was not far away from becoming good; Rivera – meh; Arians has done an excellent job in Arizona, for first year, but not like the radical transformation in Philly! Maybe for next year – Marrone in Buffalo? I am an EAGLES fan so don’t care who the QB is, if the team wins. Foles has been above and beyond, but again, not for the whole year.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            I was actually surprised he wasn’t voted in. Disagree ’bout Cam and name recognition. I think it was primarily coaches and players vote that got him in.

            But he should def be in over Brady and maybe Rivers. But I understand the Rivers vote. As far as coaches, I think Kelly should get it (homer-ism aside) but think it ultimately comes down to Arians and Reid for the award, unless they find some way to give it to Bellechick again. lol

        • BleedGreenJames

          Yeah, teams the PANTHERS have beat. Outside of the Patriots game, Cam was pretty much in the role of “don’t mess this up, the D will keep us in it”. A lot of games this year Newton played forgettably until the last drive. So don’t act like he was the driving force in all their big wins. Foles played the schedule and did it with historic production.

      • Maggie

        Totally agree. Most fans either vote for their own team members or for a name they’ve heard somewhere before.

      • Daniel Branch

        I agree. You might as well use the NFL’s top selling jerzee sales report to pick who gets in.

  • morgan c

    foles, meco, mathis, and djax got robbed.

  • http://www.jhkayejr.com Joseph Kaye

    Foles, Kelce, & Mathis got robbed hard. DJax, Cox, & Ryans got pick-pocketed, at least.

  • Dutch

    Sounds fair in Eagle land

    • Tikkit

      You’re back? Thought you’d have stayed under your rock

      • Dutch

        And you are again?

  • Tikkit

    You know what? Skip the accolades, I’ll take a playoff berth

  • daggolden

    Eagles keep bringing up Fletcher Cox. Cox IMO is the 3rd best dlineman on the team behind Thorton and Curry.

  • theycallmerob

    I’d take Mathis over any G listed.
    -Both Saints, Evans and Grubbs, make it from a team without a 500 yd rusher? And a QB with good stats, but who averages > 40 attempts a game and struggles on the road? Evans missed 2 games as well. bullsh!t
    -Yanda played on one of the worst offenses in the NFL (31st DVOA). And the BAL OL is dead last in DVOA; Ray Rice put up 645 averaging just over 3 ypc. Went from super bowl to probably not in playoffs. bullsh!t
    -Iupati missed 4 games, a full 1/4 of the season. bullsh!t
    -Mankins, like Brady, gets to go until retirement. bullsh!t
    -Vasquez gets his first nod ever after signing a big $ deal and playing on the highest scoring offense. Not a bad player, but all that exposure means he gets on the team and Beadles, the other G, is also an alternate. Of course Peyton’s OL has to be rewarded. bullsh!t

    Also, know who rushed for way more yards than Knowshon? McCoy. Led by Mathis. #knowshonsucks

    • Maggie

      Again, like in other sports, the “fans” vote for names they recognize. Happens all the time. Ever since the various leagues tried to get fans interested in All Star games. Most “fans” have no idea what they’re actually seeing except the big catch or run or dunk or goal. No clue how it happened. Don’t care either.

  • daggolden

    Foles makes pro-bowl. Nick Foles is 1st alternate and is guaranteed to make pro bowl. You gotta figure one of the QBs will be playing in superbowl. Manning, Brady, Wilson, Newton maybe 2. Djax and Kelce will mke it to with someone in SB or declining to go because of injuries.

    • D2theL

      I’d rather Foles, Djax and Kelce didn’t. All this is superfluous if you get in to the big dance.

  • theycallmerob

    Did not realize Grimes had such an excellent year. Wonder if the Eagles ever thought of bringing him in during FA last year; guess coming off injury scared many teams away.
    Also, I did not follow Byrd close enough either. Really played at pro-bowl level? or more popularity contest entry?

    • GEAGLE

      Byrd played well, but NO he shouldn’t have made the probowl…and you know I’m his biggest fan

    • cliff henny

      not sure Eagles were ever going to get into bidding war for Byrd, but this pro-bowl will have him on the wishlist of every fan who’s team needs a safety…which is about 30. seems like howie doesnt, but alot of GMs have rabbit ears. would think his selection almost guarentees a 5yr 45-50m w/ huge bonus. clemmons or ward might be more realistic signings, especially when considering what the Eagles need to do to reatain some current players. d-jax needs restructured, peters and ryans need extensions, cooper would be nice to have as 3rd outside option, thornton is urfa and kelce is coming due.

      • theycallmerob

        Big $ Byrd was always my big fear. I think you’re right about all other teams.
        I do like TJ ward, old oregon duck and I always hope we stick it to Banner. Neither Coop nor Kelce deals will hurt cap situation too much IMO

        • Media Mike

          You’re very correct here:
          - Coop will, at most, get the Avant deal.
          - Kelce, as a center, won’t break the bank either.
          - Ward, if he actually hits the market, has to get at least more than 5/$40 million because of the horrible deal San Diego gave to Weddle. I don’t see how that journeyman level dude (Weddle) made the pro bowl again.

        • cliff henny

          not worried about the individual deals to cap, if anything reworking ryans peters and jax will open cap space. i’m more wondering lurie’s threashhold for upfront money. honestly dont know how much he’d be willing to spend. all the guys i listed would want some signing bonus, and byrd will want alot. eagles salary cap is so good, jones could take over for 2 yrs and not screw it up. well, maybe 1.
          .
          wouldnt complain about another similar free agency as ’13′s, solid vets still in prime that arent seeking huge money, draft replacements, let kelly and crew coach them up. rather keep cap flexible to sign homegrown talent then chase big name free agents. if ward wants 40m, move onto next guy. heck, they made allen look servicable.

          • Token

            As I said…. time for them to be serious. You dont know how long the window to contend will be open. Tho Byrd is the only big money guy I can even think of them being interested in. So I dont think it will be a FA bonanza.

            Id rather grow my own talent too. But when a perfect piece to the puzzle, who just happens to play a crucial position, is out there I think you go get him.

            Money isnt a issue. From what I see the Eagles will have more than enough cap space, as usual.

          • GEAGLE

            Nate Allen is walking….and Howie is too smart to go into a draft desperately needing to chase a position..we found that out in last years free agency…so we are going to sign a starting Caliber safety in FA regardless….why not put an End to the safety carousel and sign a sure thing stud?
            ..
            If you only sign a Chung type fringe starter in FA, then you will want to still draft one…problem with that is this is a horrible class for Safeties, so you will be forced to take one high, and you will be competing with a lot of teams for Dix and Joyners service…
            .
            Nate Allen 2nd round money, plus Vick money equals Jarius Byrd Money lol….
            ..
            We ARE contenders! Take advantage of the window we have. Safety position has been a nightmare for too long. Because we have Wolff. We are a stud away from turning a serious liability into a weapon…you invest in quantity like Byrd, and he will make Cary,Brad,Wolff all better. And we will have a playoff caliber starting secondary…As long as we can get out of a contract in 3 years, we would be silly not to try and land him

          • G_WallyHunter

            Over 20 mil :)

          • theycallmerob

            similar free agency as ’13′s

            I don’t see much talent out there at all, especially meeting the criteria you list.

      • Token

        If they are serious, they go get Byrd.

        Its time they start thinking about being a contender next year. Maybe they didnt expect it to happen this soon, but it has.

        Im not sure if Byrd gets that much or not, but id pay it. Safety is so damn important now IMO. That takes priority over corner. Especially a great coverage center fielder like Byrd. Would be a great fit to go with Wolff id think. Wolff can be your presence in the run game and used as a blitzer.

        Correct me if im wrong, but I think TJ Ward is a run support safety right? Hes not Patrick Chung in coverage but not great either correct?

        Ward says he really wants back with the Browns. At very least hes franchised. Dont think hes a option.

        Byrd is going to be on the open market and he seems like a perfect fit. The question is will he continue to play hard after getting PAID? I dont know his personality so I cant answer that. I hope he does.

        • theycallmerob

          don’t let the pro-bowl invite deceive you; Byrd’s play this year is not worth the contract some team will give him.

          • Token

            hes been one of, if not the best coverage safeties in the league for years.

  • Justin

    Doesn’t matter. The Eagles will all be in a different Bowl a week later.

  • Media Mike

    1) Cam Newton is a read one and run dope who should not have make the pro bowl over Foles. What a joke. Who wants to see more scramble bums in the pro bowl? Keep these mental midgets out of the game! F Newton.
    2) There needs to be room for DeSean Jackson on the roster. He’s a better player than at least Andre Johnson and Antonio Brown.
    3) Mathis is CLEARLY better than Grubbs, Vasquez, Iupati, and Yanda. No doubt in my mind.
    4) Meco isn’t better than any of the 4 MLB/ILB guys taken, but why doesn’t this position get 6 spots?
    5) F Cam Newton once again! F him and F scramble bums.

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      WOW. And you’re still an ill-informed prick I see.

      • Media Mike

        And you still have an unhealthy, unsafe, and un-able to be backed up propensity to make personal attack comments at valid posts.

      • Media Mike

        Nice argument via personal attack. And I’m glad to see that you’re still using Madden covers, TV endorsement $, and dead-end football style fandom to determine your own “information” on quarterbacking. I’ll stick with Greg Cosell, Mike Tomlin, Gunther Cunningham, Bruce Arians, and Pat Kirwan for my information about how to play football the right way. You can stick with the barbershop, street corner, and whatever other garbage you use to evaluate the position.

  • GEAGLE

    What a joke….

    Kelce and Mathis are the best G and C in the NFL..

    It’s a spit in the face to Meco Ryan,,,,to not put one of our defenders who is on the field longer then any other defense is a joke…
    ….
    Let’s go take it out on the cowboys and the playoff

    • cliff henny

      30th ranked defense, that’s why. part analysts like to leave out is with speed of offense, they’ve played 2 extra games in snaps.

      • Richard Colton

        Im ok with that explanation. I really didn’t expect any defensive probowl players – but 2 on offense? WTF?

        • GEAGLE

          Donnie Longball is the greatest snub of them all.
          ..
          I literally can’t think of a punter and Center that I’d rather have,,,like if Miami offered you Pouncey for Kelce, would you do it?

          • Richard Colton

            Wow. that would be a tough one. I’m trying to divorce emotion from the call – because I love so many of Kelce’s intangibles and his style.
            I think I would make the trade, yes. But damn. Miami drafted him in round one, didn’t they? We stole Kelce in round 6. Good pick Howie/Andy.

          • GEAGLE

            On the field, I think they are close in terms of ability. Kelce is more Leader, Pouncey is more knucklehead. if Pounce is better, it’s Not by enough to make me ok with making that trade and potentially screwing around with our chemistry…keep in mind, you are seeing the best pounce has to offer?..We forget that this is basically the end of Kelce’s sophomore season….if we ran a regular offense, I would consider the trade….but I’m not risking Pouncy not being able to handle this high tempo as well as Kelce…

            I will say that Pouncy is a LEGIT probowler so I won’t complain about him making it over Kelce..bun the are some serious JOKES!!!

            If Revis is a probowler what does that say about what Saint Nick did to him? Revis has SUCKED this year! how the hell is he a probowler? Byrd sat out as long as he could, then milked an injury for another 3 weeks when he could t sit out any longer. Weddle SUCKS!!!
            Mathis is one of the best, very best guards in football…when the hell is he going to get some damn recognition? WHEN?

            I don’t see how any Eagles fan could come up with a punters name they would rather have instead of Donnie longball

  • evanphilly

    Those who got snubbed, play with a chip on their shoulder come Sunday.

  • Andy124

    The Mathis exclusion is hilarious.

    The Foles exclusion can at least be rationalized with him not starting a full slate: See Rob’s issue with Iupati.

    Not sure about all the guys taken ahead of DJax. I know it’d be a crime if Antonio Brown didn’t make it with the season he’s having, so I don’t agree with the complaints about that selection.

    And really, we all know it’s nothing more than a popularity contest. So who cares?

    • Media Mike

      Respect, yo!

    • Andy124

      After a glance at the other WRs, you could make a case for DJ to be in over Dez Bryant, but if you’re going to do that, you have to think about Alshon Jeffrey too. The DJ exclusion is pretty defensible imo. Should have been in, but not by a wide margin at all.

      The Mathis snub is still a total joke though.

    • Maggie

      Agree. And since DJax apparently was willing to stay back and block and learn other positions in the offense, maybe he doesn’t much care about the Pro bowl either.

  • cliff henny

    lurie needs to give shady the 100k he lost in off-season workout bonus to not play. peters better pass too, no need to put ankle at risk. they could select so many eagles players, it could be eagles offense vs eagles defense, and i’d still not watch it. waste of everyone’s time

  • Dutch

    I see Geagle figured out how caps keys work. And as much as I hate do it, I disagree with him. There are better guards and centers than Kelce and Mathis in the league. Besides the green tinted view geagle has, I want to read his stats to back his decree. Bet you can’t.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Kelce sure Mathis, No.

    • theycallmerob

      There’s no way you’re real Dutch. You were always more narcissistic than sassy. Not a good look

      • Richard Colton

        It was a good try – “green tinted glasses” and misuse of “decree” both scream Dutch. This ones a copy. Probably Nick.

        • GEAGLE

          Dutch also doesn’t swing from my nuts…he usually avoids me because he knows what’s up…..If Dutch came back, he wouldn’t be taunting me….sorry to disappoint, but he isn’t one of my many cyber groupies

          • Dutch

            Still delusional I see. Nothing has changed.

        • Dutch

          Shut up Dick.

          • Richard Colton

            Dutch never refered to anyone by name. You got our hopes up that he was back. Who is this? #7?

    • Richard Colton

      prove you’re the real Dutch. If I was to say that Nick Foles had the ability to be a good starting QB in the league, what kind of fantasy animal would you accuse me of having tied up in my basement?
      A) Manticore
      B) Hippogriff
      C) Unicorn

      • Andy124

        D) YAK

      • theycallmerob

        Great test.
        [follow-up]: Where is said basement that Richard is abusing fantasy animals in?
        A) the philly subway, a.k.a. where one rubs elbows with the locals
        B) holland
        C) new jersey
        D) the southern hinterlands, known to some as the Delta region

        • Andy124

          Follow up 2: Respond to the Foles/Newton comparison.

        • Mikeq

          Can’t believe you’d forget the “beating-a-dead-horse” Internet staple:

          E) at his parent’s house

  • Andy124

    So just for fun, some Foles vs. Newton comparisons (Kempski can provide you all your Foles vs. Brady comparisons)

    Nick has 3 more touchdown passes in 155 fewer attempts and 5 fewer games than Newton.

    Nick is averaging about 45 more yards passing per game.

    Nick has 8 games this year (in 10 tries, not counting Den or SD) with a passer rating over 100. Cam has 6 in 15 tries.

    Nick has 5 games with 3+ td passes (again, in 10 tries). Cam has 3 in 15 tries.

    Nick has 10 fewer interceptions this year.

    Eagles have a .800 winning percentage in games where Foles plays more than a half. Carolina has a .733 percentage with Newton.

    • G_WallyHunter

      But Cam went first overall, Foles was 88th, who cares about how they played Cam Newton is superman and he deserves to be in pro bowl every year.

      What a load of crap, thanks for these points, they really show what a load of crap all of this is, dumptruck load of crap.

      Is it the fan voting that throws everything off? What gets screwed up? Fascinates me, year after year, you’d think they’d somewhat fix it by now.(and I mean fix it to be FAIR, not the way they already FIX it, whatta load of crap)

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        Cam earned his spot. Bitch about Brady being there. He had a “meh” year for him this year.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Ya was talking more overall Cams a good example, Nicky should have been in over at least one of them. He just had good points with that comparison.

        • Coatesvillain

          Agreed. As much as I love Tom Brady he struggled most of this season. I don’t think he had a Pro Bowl caliber season.

    • joey big ballz

      Cam over rated. Nick has that special something. Athleticism dosent win superbowls…Good decision making and the abilty to c around corners does..running around can get u up that hill but yet 2 c any of those type of qb, s get over it .Remember this nick will b able 2 get his ring. Cam… russel… vick.. all fools gold..Da. Birds!

  • EaglePete

    Can anyone explain cox not gettin in? Is that tough spot to crack?

  • bobdole

    I get why foles wasn’t in…can’t say I fully agree, but I get it, but Mathis? That’s criminal. The case can and has been made that Mathis is the best guard in football. Anytime you have an offense this good and lead the league in rushing, the entire o line is playing at an elite level, not just one tackle. I love peters andam happy for him, but no question Mathis should have made it too.

  • Adam

    Mathis snubbed again. Unbelievable.

    The one positive we can take out of this is something they can’t take away from him: win tomorrow and Mathis will see the post season for the first time in his career.

    • Andy124

      Reminds me of Andy Harmon’s repeated snubs. I was young enough to get pissed about it back then.

      • GEAGLE

        I honestly think he should be an all pro, better then a probowler
        …..
        It’s ok, all these ProBowl snubs will work for our favor when we come out foaming from the mouth to kick some monkey ass on national TV
        .

      • Richard Colton

        Andy Harmon!!!! but in our hearts we all know his numbers came from all the double teams Mike Pitts drew.

  • Eamonn Geraghty

    As much as I think a lot of Eagles got robbed this year, I hope it fuels these guys that much more to go out there and prove to everyone that they are a force to be reckoned with. Let teams come in underestimating them and learn the hard way that are a legitiment contender. Fly Eagles Fly!

  • Sig

    I get Jackson, he did not have the TD that Dez had (12) and the other WR are studs so it would be hard to argue him over any of them.

    Some of the QB in over Foles are a joke in comparison this season. Cam is having a great year but his play has not been on the same level. Brady is the golden boy so he will be in for life. (rest of his playing days)

    The fact that only 1 OL from this team made it is a joke. Even Mathis is the man, and Kelce has been a big reason for this team’s success. The way he gets to the second level is crazy!

    I’m not going to get to worked up about it, but its a little bit of a let down to only send two this year.

  • yoant702

    Celek has been pretty awesome too this year. Also, I think demaco Ryan’s got snubbed. I love that dude. I’m sure he has the stats. He’s all over the field. Also only one O Lineman with the best rushing attacks in the league!