The Norvous One was asked what players on the team should be considered for the Pro Bowl this season. He mentioned both Eric Weddle and Mike Scifres as deserving for the trip out to Hawaii. Can’t really argue with his choices, but it shows you the type of year that the San Diego Chargers are having when the only two players that are deserving of the playoffs are the safety and the punter.
We have a few players on the roster that have been to the Pro Bowl before: Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, Ryan Mathews, Nick Hardwick, Eric Weddle and Shaun Phillips. When some of those players are having some of their worst years, things are going to suck. Our Pro Bowl quarterback is playing at a ridiculously bad rate. Ryan Mathews can’t get playing time because of injuries, fumbles or Ronnie Brown. Antonio Gates is a ghost. Hardwick and Phillips are playing well, but not to the Pro Bowl level.
Eric Weddle is one of the best safeties in the league. He doesn’t have the interception numbers like last year, but he is one of the few impact players on the team. He may be the only player on the team that gets selected to the Pro Bowl.
Scifres is considered for the Pro Bowl every season, but he keeps getting second fiddle to Shane Lechler from the Oakland Raiders. With the offensive struggles this year, he has needed to boom more punts down the field. He might be the team MVP. He is one of the best punters in the league. Could this be the year that he makes it to the Pro Bowl?
Are there any other players on the roster that are Pro Bowl worthy?