Apparently none of the Falcons were worthy of a roster spot for this year’s Pro Bowl. For the most part I could care less about the game, but as a Falcons fan, there is the matter of pride. I know the team has fallen from last year surprise turn around, but that has more to do with injuries than anything else.
Pat Yasinskas of the NFC South Blog at ESPN thinks that Tony Gonzalez was hosed,
Got robbed: Tony Gonzalez, tight end, Falcons. The absence of Gonzalez is a crime. This guy is the best tight end ever and he still is playing at a high level. He did everything the Falcons thought he would when they traded for him and instantly became quarterback Matt Ryan’s favorite target. Gonzalez won the fan voting at his position, so the blame here falls to the coaches and players. I’m not sure if this one comes down to jealousy, overexposure over a long period or a somewhat disappointing season by Atlanta. But the Falcons still have a shot at a winning season. Teams that go 8-8 or 9-7 should have at least one Pro Bowl representative. The Falcons, somehow, didn’t get any. You also could make a case for linebackers Curtis Lofton and Mike Peterson and receiver Roddy White. But Gonzalez should have been a slam-dunk. This one turned into an air ball.