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Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by dead_poet » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:25 pm

Rhodes
Griffen
Barr
Thielen

God God. Harry snubbed again.

And Linval.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:46 pm

And kendricks. And Case.

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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by DK Sweets » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:56 pm

I have no idea how Linval and Hitman got left out; they're both arguably the best at their positions.

Oh well. We'll be in Minnesota in February anyways.

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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:04 pm

Smith, Linval, and Kendricks should have been automatic. I think we will have to win the SB to get any respect at all.

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Post by PacificNorseWest » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:09 pm

DK Sweets wrote:I have no idea how Linval and Hitman got left out; they're both arguably the best at their positions.

Oh well. We'll be in Minnesota in February anyways.
Glaring Omissions. Linval I kinda understand if you're not a Vikings fan or seen him play, but not Harry. He's been far and away the best this season. Earl been hurt a lot of the season and hasn't had the same impact this season.


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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:50 pm

This is yet another example of the ongoing bias against this team.

Gerald McCoy over Linval Joseph? Earl Thomas over Harrison Smith? Jimmy Graham over Kyle Rudolph? How on earth do so many Redskins and Seahawks get on the team?

Case Keenum should be the alternate for Carson Wentz, but watch ... it'll go to Goff.

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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by John_Viveiros » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:51 pm

Once again...

Enjoy the fact that all these guys are flying under the radar, on a team that's flying under the radar. As individuals, they'll be easier to sign if they don't have the "pro-bowl" pedigree. And the team is continually underrated - hence their NFL best 10-4 record against the spread. "Sure, you know you have to be your best when you play Brady and Belichek, but hey, we're only playing the Vikings this week..."

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Packers snubbed from 2018 NFL Pro Bowl roster
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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by jackal » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:07 pm

Kendricks deserves it probably more than Barr
imo

Linval not making it... total joke
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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:31 am

Adam Fn Thielen!
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:02 am

And again, Smith has better statistics than those guys and according to PFF is the #1 overall safety in the NFL. Joseph is why our defense is #2 in rush D. And Kendricks I have always said is grossly underrated and I feel like he always will be. Pro Bowl is a joke but it' still super frustrating.
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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by Cliff » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:07 am

The idea is to get as many people to watch the pro bowl as possible and the formula for that (they think) is making sure people know as many names as possible. You need stats *and* name recognition to make it to the lol-bowl.
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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by mansquatch » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:27 am

it's in part a popularity contest, which is why a guy like Joseph struggles to go. Linval is the best 4-3 NT in the league, but NT do not register flash stats like Sacks.

I'm sure if you asked 10 4-3 running NFL teams if they wanted their guy at NT vs. Joseph at least 9 would probably say they want Joseph.

I've long stopped paying attention to probowl bids. My hope is that no Vikings end up playing in it since that means they are playing the following weekend. :beerock:
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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by VikingLord » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:44 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:This is yet another example of the ongoing bias against this team.

Gerald McCoy over Linval Joseph? Earl Thomas over Harrison Smith? Jimmy Graham over Kyle Rudolph? How on earth do so many Redskins and Seahawks get on the team?

Case Keenum should be the alternate for Carson Wentz, but watch ... it'll go to Goff.

What a joke.
A lot of it has to do with name recognition and/or media hype during the year, so in some ways it's expected.

Hopefully it just serves as more motivation for the deserving Vikings who were overlooked.

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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by S197 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 pm

Cliff wrote:The idea is to get as many people to watch the pro bowl as possible and the formula for that (they think) is making sure people know as many names as possible. You need stats *and* name recognition to make it to the lol-bowl.
Harrison needs to change his name to Hitman McHit Yo Face.

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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by DK Sweets » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:04 pm

S197 wrote: Harrison needs to change his name to Hitman McHit Yo Face.
Nonononono the fines.....


Lets divert course for a moment though... how about how awesome it is that Thielen made the Pro Bowl!

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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:14 pm

DK Sweets wrote: Nonononono the fines.....


Lets divert course for a moment though... how about how awesome it is that Thielen made the Pro Bowl!
If the Vikings make the SB and Thielen is voted MVP, they have to make a movie about his life.
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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

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808vikingsfan wrote:Packers snubbed from 2018 NFL Pro Bowl roster

[sound of crickets chirping]
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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by PacificNorseWest » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:33 am

Seeing who initially gets voted into the Pro Bowl is interesting, but honestly, the PB is a joke. Come the time when the game is actually played, Teddy will probably be on the roster again...THIS season! :lol:

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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:02 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote:Seeing who initially gets voted into the Pro Bowl is interesting, but honestly, the PB is a joke. Come the time when the game is actually played, Teddy will probably be on the roster again...THIS season! :lol:
I'm not so sure. The game is a joke, but the voting? If you think about the way the players get voted in, there's no reason Smith should've been snubbed. 1/3 fans, 1/3 players, 1/3 coaches. If I read correctly, Smith was leading the fans vote which means he's not getting the votes from the players and coaches.
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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

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808vikingsfan wrote: I'm not so sure. The game is a joke, but the voting? If you think about the way the players get voted in, there's no reason Smith should've been snubbed. 1/3 fans, 1/3 players, 1/3 coaches. If I read correctly, Smith was leading the fans vote which means he's not getting the votes from the players and coaches.
That's really the crux of it ... the voting. Who care about the game?

The fact that Harrison Smith got snubbed, and that snub came from the players and coaches -- well, it doesn't say much for the intelligence of those players and coaches. Specifically, how could anyone on any Vikings opponent not vote for Smith? The guy makes about 10 incredibly impressive plays per game. The way Zimmer lines him up anywhere is uncanny. How many times have we seen him lining up near the LOS, as if to blitz, and getting back into coverage 15 yards downfield? Or starting out deep in the defensive backfield and bursting through to make a TFL?

He's the best safety in the game, period. They got this one very, very wrong.
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Post by PacificNorseWest » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:36 pm

808vikingsfan wrote: I'm not so sure. The game is a joke, but the voting? If you think about the way the players get voted in, there's no reason Smith should've been snubbed. 1/3 fans, 1/3 players, 1/3 coaches. If I read correctly, Smith was leading the fans vote which means he's not getting the votes from the players and coaches.
I'm not sure were arguing anything different...That's why I'm saying, I initially like to see who gets voted in because that's all that really matters and I posted earlier about the Vikings snubs. I just feel the entire process is a joke now because in the end, you'll have guys that have no business being on a pro bowl roster actually being the ones to play the game.

I've always thought more highly of All-Pro teams...Pro Bowl gets the most mentions though cause of the game that's played...but when you hear announcers say, so and so "was a pro bowler last year," it has certainly lost its prestige with some of these guys that get in now. Completely watered down and to the point where it doesn't really matter either way.

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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:57 pm

Saw this on Reddit. Snub off the snub list?

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Post by PacificNorseWest » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:33 pm

Blake Martinez is a stud. Not sure all who made it in over him at that position, but from that list it is he or Keemun, in my opinion.

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808vikingsfan wrote:Saw this on Reddit. Snub off the snub list?

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Post by PacificNorseWest » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:34 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote: I'm not sure were arguing anything different...That's why I'm saying, I initially like to see who gets voted in because that's all that really matters and I posted earlier about the Vikings snubs. I just feel the entire process is a joke now because in the end, you'll have guys that have no business being on a pro bowl roster actually being the ones to play the game.

I've always thought more highly of All-Pro teams...Pro Bowl gets the most mentions though cause of the game that's played...but when you hear announcers say, so and so "was a pro bowler last year," it has certainly lost its prestige with some of these guys that get in now. Completely watered down and to the point where it doesn't really matter either way.
Xavier and Harrison 1st team All-Pro's. That's all that matters. Suck it, Pro Bowl.

Thielen and Griffin named to 2nd team.

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:43 pm

After being snubbed by Pro Bowl voters, Vikings' Harrison Smith was selected as a first-team All-Pro safety. Harrison was joined by teammate Xavier Rhodes. Receiver Adam Thielen and pass rusher Everson Griffen made the second-team from Mike Zimmer's squad
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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:03 pm

808vikingsfan wrote: Thielen!
Love it. My favorite Viking is an all-pro.
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