Why no Colts O-lineman in Pro Bowl?

Why isn't even one Colts' O-lineman Pro Bowl-bound? Plus, the Chargers' D is on the spot vs. Indy.

Updated: December 24, 2004, 12:23 PM ET
By Sean Salisbury | ESPN Insider
My "Game of the Week" is Packers-Vikings, and my "Five To Watch" leads off with the Chargers' D vs. the Colts' offense ... but first I have a rant to get off my chest: I've got a threefold problem with this year's Pro Bowl selections.

First, the San Diego Chargers have the NFL's No. 1-ranked rushing defense (they're tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers). So why didn't San Diego LB Donnie Edwards or DT Jamal Williams get Pro Bowl invites?

Edwards has made plays his entire career, but we don't give him the recognition he deserves. The NFL needs to add three or four players to the Pro Bowl teams, because Edwards deserves it every year but keeps getting snubbed.

Second, how in the world can the Colts have no offensive linemen in the Pro Bowl? The Colts lead the NFL in fewest sacks allowed (9). With sacks in the single digits, why isn't just one Indianapolis offensive lineman going to Hawaii?


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

ALSO SEE