Panthers place 10 in Pro Bowl, but would rather they do not play
The Carolina Panthers placed 10 players on the Pro Bowl roster, but have a bigger prize in mind
Yes, it is of great recognition for the 10 players from the Carolina Panthers who were selected to the Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday (a team record for selections), but if push came to shove, these 10 players would rather be practicing and preparing for a bigger game – the Super Bowl – one week later over playing in the Pro Bowl.
Being selected says a lot about the player, due to the fact the Pro Bowl selections are based on fan, coaches and other players voting, but the ultimate prize is the championship.
So, who from the Carolina Panthers roster were selected, while who were snubbed?
Obviously, Cam Newton was selected as one of the quarterbacks. Cam has just been point on all year and if he does not win the MVP of the NFL award this season, it is a true injustice.
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Another obvious selection was Luke Kuechly, who despite missing three and a half games with a concussion, still leads the team in tackles and could be defensive player of the year.
Greg Olsen, who went over 1,000 yards receiving this past weekend against the New York Giants was
Dec 20, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) runs in for touchdown during the second quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
selected as a tight end.
In the backfield, both Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert were selected, as Stewart is close to 1,000 yards rushing on the season, thanks in a large part to the blocking by Tolbert.
In addition to Tolbert helping with the blocking, center Ryan Kalil and guard Trai Turner were also selected to the Pro Bowl.
Not only was Kuechly selected from the defensive side of the ball, but also cornerback Josh Norman, who could challenge Kuechly for defensive player of the year, was selected, along with defensive tackle Kawann Short.
The biggest selection though has to be Thomas Davis, who continually had been snubbed for being selected for the Pro Bowl. He is snubbed no more.
Those who are snubbed this year? Kurt Coleman and Michael Oher. How they were snubbed, no clue.