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2013 Pro Bowl Rosters: 0 Eagles Make the Cut

The Philadelphia Eagles 2012 season has been dreadful. They are 4-11, are missing many of their top players, and even the stars that are still healthy are underperforming. Things, however, managed to get worse.

Mathis deserved a spot.

For the first time since 1998—a 3-13 season that led to the firing of Ray Rhodes—the Eagles have been shut out of the Pro Bowl (via Geoff Mosher – CSN Philly)Zero selections. Zip, zilch, nada. At least the Eagles managed 3 selections (LeSean McCoy, Jason Peters, and Jason Babin) in last year’s 8-8 campaign.

That’s what you get for heading into Week 17 dead last in the NFC and four games behind everyone else in the not-so-powerhouse NFC East. As a team, the Eagles aren’t ranked in the top ten  in any major statistic and their top performers (Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Jason Peters, Jason Babin, etc) either missed part of the season, struggled mightily compared to last year, or both.

Only four Eagles truly deserved even consideration for the Pro Bowl, Colt Anderson (special teams), DeMeco Ryans (middle linebacker), Alex Henery (kicker), and Evan Mathis (left guard), but among then Mathis was the only true Eagles snub; he had a Pro Bowl season while holding together a makeshift line. But it’s easy to get snubbed when your team is 4-11 with a minus-23 turnover ratio. He could still make the team as an alternate, pending Super Bowl representatives and injuries.

Henery was beaten out by Blair Walsh (9-for-9 from 50+ yards), special teams voting is always a toss-up, and Ryans is the victim of great NFC linebackers (Patrick Willis, Navorro Bowman, Luke Kuechly, Chad Greenway, James Laurinaitis, etc).

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Categories: Beat Writing, Eagles

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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