No Will? No way New Orleans Saints defensive end should’ve been overlooked

By John DeShazier, The Times-Picayune

December 30, 2009, 11:03AM

My guess is that New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith didn’t whine on Tuesday and isn’t going to whine today over his Pro Bowl snub. (But you can tell us what you think, vote in the T-P poll)

But that doesn’t dismiss that fact that someone in the Saints’ hierarchy should be filing a police report over Smith being robbed by Pro Bowl voters. In the beauty contest that is Pro Bowl voting, no NFC defensive end has played any better this season than has Smith, who has a career-high 13 sacks entering the regular-season finale against Carolina. Throughout the season none have been any more disruptive or consistent or valuable.

But we know that the Pro Bowl isn’t always about knowledge of the intracacies of the game, even though coaches and players have an equal voting share as fans, and the former two are supposed to be more educated and rational than the latter. We know it’s not always about players who are respected by their teammates and opponents.

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