Buffalo Bills: No glaring Pro Bowl snubs in 2018
The Buffalo Bills had zero players selected to the Pro Bowl this year, although there is not one player who was blatantly snubbed.
It is never fun to see the team you root for seemingly be disrespected.
Buffalo Bills fans had this happen yesterday when the Pro Bowl selections were announced and not one Bills player was chosen. Kyle Williams and Jerry Hughes are alternates, but it was still alarming to see not one player selected.
My take on this may be unpopular, but I don’t see any major snubs.
Players like Stephen Hauschka, Lorenzo Alexander, Matt Milano and Jordan Poyer all could in the argument to make it. However, I don’t see any of those players being a sure lock.
Bills fans knew that no one on offense was going to the Pro Bowl. That was no secret. Yet the defense has played well enough to have players up for consideration.
The way I see it is that the Bills are a great defensive unit without one player who stood out as the sole reason why. The team ranks second overall in the NFL in total defense and has seen great contributions from all three levels of the defense.
Players like Alexander, Milano, Poyer, Tremaine Edmunds, Tre’Davious White, Micah Hyde and even Shaq Lawson have all made contributions this season. Yet we saw Milano go down and the team continue to be dominant on defense. It is not one man leading the charge this year. It is a collective unit that is going to be scary in 2019 if the offense can consistently put points on the board.
Do I think the Bills should not have a single representative in the Pro Bowl this year? No. The team is 5-9 and not toiling at the basement of the league, so surely one player could have made it.
But there is no glaring, outrageous snub in 2018. Bills fans must also remember that the All-Pro teams are arguably much more important than Pro Bowl selections. So look for some of the top players on the Bills to make one of those teams.