The NFC East is full of big market, high profile teams that more often than not are pretty good. That also tends to lead to some of their players getting a bit overrated, which just may have been the case this season as the NFC East sent 15 players to the pro bowl, which is the most of any division in the NFL.â†µ
The most egregious of these overrated NFC pro bowl slots has to be Giants center Shaun O'Hara. He's spent most of the year injured missing all but six games. Most of those games he's looked pretty bad, which has led a lot of Giants fans to assume he's still injured and not really ready to play. He probably shouldn't even be dressing for the Giants right now, let alone the NFC pro bowl team. The NFC's starting center, Cowboys' Andre Gurode hasn't had a great year either. If there was a stat kept for poor snaps, surely Gurode would lead the NFL.
Redskins' DeAngelo Hall also made the pro bowl after a very so so season where he had one great game. He picked off Jay Cutler four times in one game and had two picks the rest of the season. You have to think he got the nod for basically that game alone. Antrel Rolle also made the roster for the Giants after a season where he was nothing special. If anything, he was a bit disappointing given the huge contract he signed in the offseason. That said, the worst pick in the secondary could very well be the Cardinal's Adrian Wilson who made it completely on reputation.â†µ
Our pals at Pro Football Focus gave us the numbers opposing QBs have when targeting Wilson this season. 30/39, 406 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INT, 2 PDs, 122.4 QB rating. He's in the pro bowl after that...â†µ
Also the Cowboys have as many pro bowlers as they do wins. Figure that out.â†µ