Apparently, the most upset person about the obvious snub was Rolle himself, who surprisingly was not selected and vented his frustrations about through his Twitter account.
Warning: there may be some language not suitable for everyone.
Tell me which safety has better numbers and made more game changing plays than me this year???? I'll wait!!!! This probowl shit is a joke— Antrel Rolle (@antrelrolle26) December 28, 2013
That's why I play for myself, teammates, organization, family& fans. Nothing else matters. All this has done is added more fuel to my fire!— Antrel Rolle (@antrelrolle26) December 28, 2013
Heading into Week 17 against the Washington Redskins, Rolle was the leading tackler on the team with 93 total tackles and also has six interceptions, which is the second highest total in the entire NFL, yet, Rolle somehow found himself off the roster (named a second alternate) and had every right to feel frustrated with the roster snub.
The safeties that made it for the NFC roster was Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks. However, if Seattle does make the Super Bowl this coming February, there's a very good chance that both Thomas and Chancellor might not even make it to the event and Rolle might get called upon to take one of their places.
Whether Rolle is called upon or not in the next month to take over as an NFC alternate, it is very clear that Rolle was extremely upset over being left off the roster and thought he played well enough to make the team, but not everyone who chooses the rosters for the Pro Bowl have actual football knowledge and in this case, it shows that the teams get made up on name; thus making it the ultimate popularity contest and not actually a roster of the most deserving players.
Update: Rolle had a $100K Pro Bowl escalator written into his contract, so the snub cost him that bonus.
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