The NFL Pro Bowl rosters have been officially announced as of Friday, and to absolutely no surprise, the New York Giants will not be sending any representatives to the annual game in Hawaii in 2014. Do you blame the voters? Would you have voted for anyone on this roster? Maybe Antrel Rolle, maybe Jon Beason, but that’s really about it. Forget “Elite” Eli Manning (17 TD’s, 26 Int’s, 36.8 QBR), forget Victor Cruz (73 rec’s, 998 yards, fumble lost), and definitely don’t mention Jason Pierre-Paul (27 combined tackles, 2 sacks). These are supposedly the Giants’ best, all former Pro Bowlers.
This 2013 season for the Giants has been a complete joke, and it has been absolutely terrible for fans across the country. The worst part of it all, this team is built identically to the 2012 Super Bowl Champion roster, and even traded for a star linebacker in Beason. Yet, all things considered, the Giants struggled to get to six wins entering Week 17, starting off 0-6.
The case could be made that Rolle could have been a solid addition to the 2014 Pro Bowl safety corps with his 93 combined tackles, two sacks, and six interceptions. However, voters have no business selecting a player from the failure of a team of the Giants.
The reason this season was such a failure for Giants fans is because of the success over the past decade. This team isn’t much different from the teams that have won Lombardi Trophies twice in the past six years, yet this team can’t compete to save their lives. It comes to no surprise that not a single Giant will being playing in Hawaii this coming winter.