There's a lot of buzz around Thomas Davis, who seems to have a big shot at the Walter Payton Man Of The Year award, not making the Pro Bowl.
Obviously, Payton Award would be a massive honor, the Super Bowl being even more so, obviously; one has nothing to do with the Pro Bowl, the other keeps Panthers out (and I like that rule about Super Bowl participants).
But the All-Pro Awards have nothing to do with the Pro Bowl's dysfunction. Much more an All-American to the pro game, the AP awards to the best players regardless of conference or draft or any of the nonsense the Pro Bowl runs on.
To that end, I think Davis has a shot there. Either way, he's exeeded the expectations I'd have of him at this point, and it's amazing to still have him. 117 tackles, 8 PD, 4 sacks, 2 INT. Guys just don't have that sort of year that often, much less after what he's gone through.