Nov 13, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka (4) celebrates a field goal with tackle Russell Okung (76) against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Z. Rider-USA TODAY Sports.

Seattle Seahawks Have 5 Players Named To Pro-Bowl

The official Pro-Bowl roster came out today, and they included 5 Seahawks; 3 on offense, 1 on defense, and 1 special teams player. Congratulations to those that were selected.

On offense Marshawn Lynch, Max Unger, and Russell Okung were all named to the team. Okung will start at LT, which is a much deserved honor. Okung has clearly beent he best LT in the NFL this season. Unger and Lynch will both play later in the game.

The only Seahawks defender selected was Earl Thomas. Thomas is deserving, but so are many other Seattle defenders. The fact that the league’s #1 defense in terms of points allowed only has one player headed to the game is a complete joke. At the very least, Kam Chancellor and Chris Clemons should be joining him. Richard Sherman has been the best CB in the NFL this season. His exclusion is a complete travesty.

Leon Washington makes the team as well. He will be the NFC’s kick and punt return specialist.

The Pro Bowl has been garbage for over a decade now. After last season’s unwatchable debacle, the league almost removed the game entirely. At this point, I pretty believe they should. Don’t agree? read on then:

  • The 10 win Seahawks and the 2 win Chiefs have the same number of players selected. ya, that makes sense.
  • the 49ers defense had 6 players selected. Seattle’s defense which is better in almost every statistical category, had just 1.
  • The Vikings, who’s RB is likely to break 2000 yards this season, have 0 offensive linemen selected.
  • Speaking of offensive linemen, Jeff Saturday, who’s played so poorly for most of the season that he is no longer a starter, was selected.
  • Eric Berry and LaRon Landry were selected at Safety for the AFC. Both have been completely awful this season.

There’s more, but that’s clearly enough for you to get the picture. The Pro Bowl is a joke.

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  • Hawk_Eye

    So let me get this right. Seattle is the number 1 scoring defense in the NFL and yet they have only 1 pro-bowl defensive player? Looks like they now have a bigger chip on their shoulders. I pity any team that has to play them next.

  • Hanley H. Bonynge

    Just more evidence that the Pro Bowl is a complete joke. I have never even watched it. All Pro is a much bigger honor in my opinion. Until they reduce the influence of fan voting to .5% it will stay meaningless.

  • Micah Nelson

    Pro Bowl Selection is just something to put on a resume and a free trip to Hawaii for the Player. I think All-Pro holds more weight, although I wish the voting wasn’t so fan based, it is a Joke.

  • ricefield

    Watch and see how many players are “hurt” and can’t play. It is a nice bonus for some players but for the older players they don’t want to be bothered. It also may be a pay increase if it is in their contract. I agree that All Pro is more an honor. Any all star game is for the fans. Let them pick who they want and enjoy the game. I haven’t watched any sport all star games in decades.