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2008 Chiefs Pro Bowlers: Who Got Snubbed?

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Meet your TWO Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowlers.  Tony Gonzalez will be making his 10th consecutive appearance while Brian Waters will make his 4th appearance. 

Tony Gonzalez will team with San Diego tight end Antonio Gates for the AFC.  We've already talked about Tony's dominance in the NFL.

He sits in first place in the following categories for tight ends:

  • Receptions
  • Yards
  • Touchdowns
  • 1st downs

Brian Waters, however, is the star on a unit that is mediocre, at best.  He'll join Kris Dielman and Alan Faneca as the AFC representatives.  The Chiefs rushing offense is currently ranked 14th in the league.  Surprisingly, the Chiefs rushing offense splits their time evenly rushing to the left and right side.  They are successful running to the right end, gaining 5.67 yards per carry which is good for 6th in the NFL.  Do you think Waters' pulling to that side has anything to do with that statistic?

Which Chiefs player deserved a spot but got snubbed?

  • Not Dwayne Bowe.  There are currently 10 AFC receivers with more yards than Bowe. 
  • Not Dustin Colquitt.  His yards per punt average has increased every year until this year.  He's also missed 2 games due to injury.
  • Not the defensive line.  Not yet anyway (come on Dorsey!).
  • Not the linebackers.  [Insert joke here]

We may not be full of Pro Bowlers, but at least we've got two.