The 2013 NFL Pro Bowl performers have just been released and two notable players have been left off, including one player that might be the Defensive Rookie of the Year. That’s right, Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso (pictured above) did not make the Pro Bowl despite amassing in 15 games, 145 total tackles, four interceptions, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble and is likely going to be named Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Another member of the Bills that didn’t make the Pro Bowl despite having a monster year is nose tackle Marcell Dareus, who has clogged up the middle of the field as good as any elite player at his position this year. Dareus has had 67 tackles, 7.5 sacks and a forced fumble this year. The best thing that Dareus did this year was eat up lineman so teammates Mario Williams and Kyle Williams could rack up double digit sack totals and make the Pro Bowl this year. They are beyond deserving of that. Also, with him clogging up the middle, the Bills’ defensive backs had amazing years in the sack department, as Da’Norris Searcy had 3.5 sacks and Nickell Robey has had three.
While they didn’t make the Pro Bowl team initially, it could be likely they are alternates and will make the trip to the warmth and beauty of the Aloha State and escaping the chill of Western New York. All and all, these two guys had tremendous seasons and they should be rewarded on a somewhat forgettable 2013 campaign for the Buffalo Bills.