NFL Pro Bowl Roster 2013: Twitter Reacts to AFC and NFC Selections and Snubs

Ian Hanford@Ian_HanfordFeatured ColumnistDecember 27, 2012

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 23:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos audibles out of the shotgun during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Browns 34-12. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Tom Brady. Peyton Manning. Adrian Peterson.

All of those guys are obvious selections for the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl, but some worthy players were left off each conference's roster when the teams were announced on Wednesday.

With Wednesday's snubs and selections came reaction from the Twitter world. 

The players were bound to create controversy one way or another, even if it's just over who is going to be the starter at a certain position. Brady, Manning and Peterson won't cause any arguments, but the same can't be said for every player.

Of all the snubs, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is the worst. With 61 tackles, three forced fumbles and seven interceptions, he's arguably the best cover corner in the NFL. However, a pending suspension for PEDs is probably what did him in.

Let's take a look at what Twitter had to say and examine the complete roster for each conference.


Twitter Reaction

CBS Sports' Will Brinson spoke to the frequent complaints from fans:

Complain about Pro Bowl voting all you want: NFL fan choices still a billion times better than MLB or NBA.

— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) December 26, 2012

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport mentions where to direct your anger if you're a disgruntled fan:

Have a problem with Pro Bowl voting results? Plenty of blame to go around: Votes shared by players, fans, and coaches #everyoneatfault

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 26, 2012's Gregg Rosenthal can't believe Richard Sherman wasn't selected:

Voters must have punished Sherman for PEDs before appeal heard. Insane he didn't make Pro Bowl per @albertbreer

— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) December 26, 2012

Bleacher Report's Andrea Hangst makes a great point about Peyton Manning:

I don't think Peyton Manning could have an active year in the NFL and not make the Pro Bowl. He's a lock, for life. Especially w/ fan vote.

— Andrea Hangst (@FBALL_Andrea) December 26, 2012

FOX Sports' Peter Schrager shows why most of us don't take Pro Bowl voting seriously:

Jeff Saturday was benched last week. He made the Pro Bowl today. Love this stuff.

— P. Schrager (@PSchrags) December 26, 2012

ESPN's Kevin Seifert has had enough of the Pro Bowl:

Can we agree that the Pro Bowl format is just not a credible way of acknowledging the year's best players? Makes the next hour much easier.

— Kevin Seifert (@espn_nfcnblog) December 26, 2012

The Macon Telegraph's Seth Emerson notes an interesting point about Blair Walsh:

K Blair Walsh named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie. Pretty good for a guy who last year at one point at Georgia was competing to keep his job.

— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) December 27, 2012

Bleacher Report NFL lead writer Michael Schottey feels that more Vikings deserved some love:

Adrian Peterson making the Pro Bowl is a no-brainer. None of his linemen making it is criminal.

— Michael Schottey (@Schottey) December 27, 2012 reporter Daniel Jeremiah thinks the voting needs to change a bit:

I don't like the separation between FS and SS. Not much difference anymore. Have to be interchangeable..Pro Bowl should take 3 best guys

— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) December 27, 2012


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AFC Offense

Position Player Team
QB Peyton Manning Denver Broncos 
QB Tom Brady  New England Patriots 
QB Matt Schaub Houston Texans 
RB Arian Foster Houston Texans 
RB Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs 
RB Ray Rice Baltimore Ravens 
FB Vonta Leach Baltimore Ravens 
WR A.J. Green Cincinnati Bengals
WR Andre Johnson Houston Texans 
WR Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts 
WR Wes Welker New England Patriots 
TE Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots 
TE Heath Miller Pittsburgh Steelers 
T Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns 
T Duane Brown Houston Texans 
T Ryan Clady Denver Broncos 
G Logan Mankins New England Patriots 
G Marshal Yanda Baltimore Ravens 
G Wade Smith Houston Texans 
C Maurkice Pouncey Pittsburgh Steelers 
C Chris Myers Houston Texans 
P Dustin Colquitt Kansas City Chiefs 
PK Phil Dawson  Cleveland Browns 
KR Jacoby Jones  Baltimore Ravens 
ST Matthew Slater New England Patriots 


AFC Defense

Position Player Team
DL J.J. Watt Houston Texans 
DL Cameron Wake Miami Dolphins 
DL Geno Atkins  Cincinnati Bengals 
DL Vince Wilfork  New England Patriots 
DL Elvis Dumervil Denver Broncos 
DL Haloti Ngata  Baltimore Ravens 
LB Von Miller  Denver Broncos 
LB Tamba Hali  Kansas City Chiefs 
LB Jerod Mayo New England Patriots 
LB Robert Mathis  Indianapolis Colts 
LB Derrick Johnson  Kansas City Chiefs 
CB Champ Bailey Denver Broncos 
CB Johnathan Joseph  Houston Texans 
CB Antonio Cromartie  New York Jets 
S Ed Reed Baltimore Ravens
S Eric Berry  Kansas City Chiefs 
S LaRon Landry New York Jets 


NFC Offense

Position Player Team
QB Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
QB Matt Ryan  Atlanta Falcons 
QB Robert Griffin III  Washington Redskins 
RB Adrian Peterson  Minnesota Vikings 
RB Marshawn Lynch   Seattle Seahawks 
RB Frank Gore  San Francisco 49ers 
FB Jerome Felton  Minnesota Vikings 
WR Calvin Johnson  Detroit Lions 
WR Brandon Marshall  Chicago Bears 
WR Julio Jones  Atlanta Falcons 
WR Victor Cruz  New York Giants 
TE Tony Gonzalez  Atlanta Falcons 
TE Jason Witten  Dallas Cowboys 
T Russell Okung  Seattle Seahawks 
T Joe Staley San Francisco 49ers 
T Trent Williams  Washington Redskins 
G Mike Iupati  San Francisco 49ers 
G Jahri Evans  New Orleans Saints 
G Chris Snee  New York Giants 
C Max Unger  Seattle Seahawks 
C Jeff Saturday Green Bay Packers 
P Thomas Morstead  New Orleans Saints 
PK  Blair Walsh Minnesota Vikings 
KR Leon Washington Seattle Seahawks 
ST  Lorenzo Alexander Washington Redskins 


NFC Defense

Position Player Team
DL Jason Pierre-Paul New York Giants 
DL Julius Peppers  Chicago Bears 
DL Justin Smith San Francisco 49ers 
DL Henry Melton  Chicago Bears 
DL Jared Allen  Minnesota Vikings 
DL Gerald McCoy  Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
LB Aldon Smith  San Francisco 49ers 
LB DeMarcus Ware  Dallas Cowboys 
LB Patrick Willis  San Francisco 49ers 
LB Clay Matthews  Green Bay Packers 
LB NaVorro Bowman  San Francisco 49ers 
CB Charles Tillman  Chicago Bears 
CB Tim Jennings  Chicago Bears 
CB Patrick Peterson  Arizona Cardinals 
S Dashon Goldson  San Francisco 49ers 
S Donte Whitner  San Francisco 49ers 
S Earl Thomas Seattle Seahawks 


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