The NFL announced their Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday night, and, of course, outrage followed. Some players, like Kirk Cousins, have a legitimate case for being part of the all-star team. Others... not so much.
There were a few Detroit Lions that caught the national eye as players that deserved more recognition than they got. Chief among them was wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Though Golladay was named a third alternate, but many believed he was snubbed a spot on the original roster.
NFL.com’s Nick Shook listed Golladay as one of his top 10 snubs this year.
“Golladay is an excellent example of how a good receiver can overcome unfortunate quarterbacking circumstances,” Shook wrote. “The wideout is in the midst of a second-straight 1,000-plus-yard season, he’s doubled his touchdown receptions from 2018 (10 this year) and he’s doing it despite having the likes of backup QBs Jeff Driskel and David Blough throwing the ball to him in the second half of the season.”
One other player who may be considered a snub is center Frank Ragnow. PFF is the leading source of this campaign, as the analytics website listed Ragnow to their own 2020 Pro Bowl list.
- Very, very important note on the Lions’ newest defensive tackle:
- Kyle Meinke from MLive has an interesting take on the Lions’ decision to retain Matt Patricia, suggesting they are not taking the easy way out. He also makes some notable observations about Sheila Ford Hamp’s increasing role with the team.
- Bob Wojnowski with the Detroit News has a less optimistic view on the move, suggesting Patricia did nothing to earn another year.
- Kenny Wiggins had surgery this week and is keeping his spirits high:
- The Lions made two additions to their practice squad on Tuesday: linebacker Christian Sam and defensive lineman Olive Sagapolu. Erik Schlitt of Lions Wire has more on them.
- If you’re feeling like you want a trip down memory lane, this twitter thread of Matthew Stafford 2019 highlights will make you miss September like crazy: