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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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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

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.

What a joke.
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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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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:57 pm

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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Re: Four Vikings named to the Pro Bowl

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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