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    Answer on Why JPP and Cruz Aren't on the PB Ballot



    So why isn’t JPP on the Pro Bowl ballot? Glad you asked …

    WR Victor Cruz is second in the NFC with 1,150 yards (on 68 catches, which ranks seventh) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul is fourth with 12 ½ sacks, but both players may be longshots to make the Pro Bowl because they’re not on the ballot – as many of you have noted.

    Why not? Well, it seems ridiculous now, but it made sense at the time. Each team was allowed to put two defensive ends on the ballot, and the Giants understandably chose Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora who projected to be their starters. Tuck and Umenyiora, however, have only 10 sacks combined.

    As for Cruz, the Giants were only allowed two receivers, and they chose Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham, which also made sense. However, they were also allowed on “flex” spot, which they could use on either a receiver or a running back. They chose to put a second running back – Brandon Jacobs – on the ballot instead.

    The fan ballotting, which ends on Monday, does count for only one-third of the vote, though. Pierre-Paul figures to get a lot of support from the other two-thirds (players and coaches) and might end up as a reserves when the teams are announced on Dec. 27. Cruz might have to wait until next year.




    As per RV.




    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2011/12/jpp-named-nfc-defensive-player-of-the-week


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    I hope both make it, they certainly earned it. I also though Hakeem should have made it last year instead of Austin.

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    Re: Answer on Why JPP and Cruz Aren't on the PB Ballot

    [quote user="Drez"]

    So why isn’t JPP on the Pro Bowl ballot? Glad you asked …
    *

    WR Victor Cruz is second in the NFC with 1,150 yards (on 68 catches, which ranks seventh) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul is fourth with 12 ½ sacks, but both players may be longshots to make the Pro Bowl because they’re not on the ballot – as many of you have noted.
    *
    Why not? Well, it seems ridiculous now, but it made sense at the time. Each team was allowed to put two defensive ends on the ballot, and the Giants understandably chose Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora who projected to be their starters. Tuck and Umenyiora, however, have only 10 sacks combined.
    *
    As for Cruz, the Giants were only allowed two receivers, and they chose Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham, which also made sense. However, they were also allowed on “flex” spot, which they could use on either a receiver or a running back. They chose to put a second running back – Brandon Jacobs – on the ballot instead.
    *
    The fan ballotting, which ends on Monday, does count for only one-third of the vote, though. Pierre-Paul figures to get a lot of support from the other two-thirds (players and coaches) and might end up as a reserves when the teams are announced on Dec. 27. Cruz might have to wait until next year.
    *




    As per RV.




    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2011/12/jpp-named-nfc-defensive-player-of-the-week

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    Some rules are just dumb. Why not put every player in the league on the ballot? What's the big deal?

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    Re: Answer on Why JPP and Cruz Aren't on the PB Ballot

    [quote user="njersey"][quote user="Drez"]


    So why isn’t JPP on the Pro Bowl ballot? Glad you asked …

    WR Victor Cruz is second in the NFC with 1,150 yards (on 68 catches, which ranks seventh) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul is fourth with 12 ½ sacks, but both players may be longshots to make the Pro Bowl because they’re not on the ballot – as many of you have noted.

    Why not? Well, it seems ridiculous now, but it made sense at the time. Each team was allowed to put two defensive ends on the ballot, and the Giants understandably chose Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora who projected to be their starters. Tuck and Umenyiora, however, have only 10 sacks combined.

    As for Cruz, the Giants were only allowed two receivers, and they chose Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham, which also made sense. However, they were also allowed on “flex” spot, which they could use on either a receiver or a running back. They chose to put a second running back – Brandon Jacobs – on the ballot instead.

    The fan ballotting, which ends on Monday, does count for only one-third of the vote, though. Pierre-Paul figures to get a lot of support from the other two-thirds (players and coaches) and might end up as a reserves when the teams are announced on Dec. 27. Cruz might have to wait until next year.




    As per RV.




    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2011/12/jpp-named-nfc-defensive-player-of-the-week




    [/quote] Some rules are just dumb. Why not put every player in the league on the ballot? What's the big deal?[/quote]




    Because that would create a ballot with over 1700 names on it. That would just be too large and bulky, even to read through.


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    Re: Answer on Why JPP and Cruz Aren't on the PB Ballot

    [quote user="Drez"][quote user="njersey"][quote user="Drez"]


    So why isn’t JPP on the Pro Bowl ballot? Glad you asked …
    *

    WR Victor Cruz is second in the NFC with 1,150 yards (on 68 catches, which ranks seventh) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul is fourth with 12 ½ sacks, but both players may be longshots to make the Pro Bowl because they’re not on the ballot – as many of you have noted.
    *
    Why not? Well, it seems ridiculous now, but it made sense at the time. Each team was allowed to put two defensive ends on the ballot, and the Giants understandably chose Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora who projected to be their starters. Tuck and Umenyiora, however, have only 10 sacks combined.
    *
    As for Cruz, the Giants were only allowed two receivers, and they chose Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham, which also made sense. However, they were also allowed on “flex” spot, which they could use on either a receiver or a running back. They chose to put a second running back – Brandon Jacobs – on the ballot instead.
    *
    The fan ballotting, which ends on Monday, does count for only one-third of the vote, though. Pierre-Paul figures to get a lot of support from the other two-thirds (players and coaches) and might end up as a reserves when the teams are announced on Dec. 27. Cruz might have to wait until next year.
    *




    As per RV.




    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2011/12/jpp-named-nfc-defensive-player-of-the-week




    [/quote] Some rules are just dumb. Why not put every player in the league on the ballot? What's the big deal?[/quote]




    Because that would create a ballot with over 1700 names on it. That would just be too large and bulky, even to read through.

    [/quote]

    In these days of great technology, I find that ridiculous. How would one every find a specific website with the billions that are available? Oh... A search tool? You mean I can just type it in? Oh.
    Go to NFL.com and sort by player stats, click a box next to the name. Done and done.

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    ok , then keep it 2 for all the other teams and then add all the giants.
    that would only be 50 extra.
    that's do-able..... no ?
    when the aliens finally come to conquer us ....
    i hope that their weapons of choice are Gibsons and Fenders

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