The Eagles have looked terrible all season and one of the worst seasons in recent memories will culminate without a single guy in green representing the NFC in the Pro Bowl.
The NFC Pro Bowl roster was announced Wednesday night without a single Eagles player making the cut.
Unlike baseball, where a player form each team must be named to the All-Star Game, there is no such requirement for the Pro Bowl. Of course fan, voting plays a big role in selections for both games as is evident by the lowly two-win Chiefs getting five players in Pro Bowl despite being in line for the top pick in the NFL Draft.
The Eagle with the best shot to go to Hawaii was probably kicker Alex Henery who made 90 percent of his kicks this season. But, Minnesota rookie Blair Walsh jumped ahead of Henery thanks to an impressive 9 for 9 on kicks of 50-plus yards. Henery made zero kicks from that distance.
Walsh also made more kicks (32) than Henery attempted (30).
The only other Eagle who may have been considered was guard Evan Mathis -- the only Eagles’ starting offensive lineman to remain healthy this season. Being on a bad team shouldn’t have kept Mathis off this roster considering Philly-native and three-time All-Pro Jahri Evans of the Saints made the squad. But guys like Evans, and fellow Pro Bowl guard Chris Snee of the Giants, a three-time Pro Bowler, likely got the nod thanks to history.
The only hope now for the Birds is that one of the starters bows out of the game (it wouldn’t be the first time) or that incredibly-consistent longsnapper Jon Dorenbos is selected for his second Pro Bowl.
In the AFC, six teams didn't have a Pro Bowler. In the NFC, only the Panthers, Rams and Eagles had such a dubious distinction.