Pro Bowl fan voting ends today. The Cardinals have had a terrible year, but not all the Cardinals have. Even in the darkest years of less than medicority, the Cardinals have produced Pro Bowlers. Adrian Wilson, Darnell Dockett, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Alan Faneca, Larry Fitzgerald, and Levi Brown (yes even Levi Brown) have all been a selection or an alternate selection to the Pro Bowl.
Since today is the last day for the fan votes, it is our duty as fans to represent, even if the team has been dreadful. Make your vote count today and make sure that the following players have your support.
Fitzgerald would be the first guy to tell you that he has had a disappointing year. However, he is set to have another 1000 yard season and with a decent showing in the last two games will crack 90 receptions, with a shot for 100. He is at 78 catches for 986 yards right now and five TDs. He has managed to do all this without even a decent quarterback. There are other receivers who have had better or more impactful seasons, but this is the fans' chance to vote for their team's players. Fitz is the best player on this team and deserves our vote.
Feely is having the best kicking year of his career. He has missed only two field goal attempts all season and hit 18 in a row. Of his two misses, one was a 50+ yarder and the other one came when Ken Whisenhunt admittedly "iced" him accidentally. He has been the sole positive on offense, as the team could always rely on him to get points on the board once the offense got into his range. And who can forget the touchdown he scored against Denver? He has made everyone forget Neil Rackers, who in his defense, was a pretty good kicker when the game wasn't on the line.
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"Hyphen" has been (sadly) the Cardinals' best offensive weapon, and it isn't on offense. He has been electric as a kick returner, having scored two touchdowns on returns, with another that was nullified because of a penalty. He deserves your vote. He has been one of the few bright spots on the team.
Kerry Rhodes has not disappointed this year in replacing Antrel Rolle. He has 80 tackles, four interceptions and two defensive scores off of fumble recoveries. He is better in every single statistic than Rolle, but Rolle leads NFC free safeties in voting. Rhodes is not in the top five. Gear up the vote and get Rhodes the recognition he deserves because if he were having a year like this in New York, the entire nation would be talking about him.
Lenon has done his part this year in replacing Karlos Dansby. He has 112 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble. He and Rhodes have been the two best defensive players on the team, so as for fan voting, he deserves your vote.
Our votes count one third of the calculation for determining who goes to the Pro Bowl. Let's make our third count because it is unlikely that the Cardinals' players will get the type of attention they deserve with how the team as a whole has performed.
So get on it, visit the Pro Bowl voting site, and vote for these guys. It is the least we can do for the few bright spots in a dark, dismal season.