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Nick Barnett\'s Chickens Come Home To Roost?

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Nick Barnett\'s Chickens Come Home To Roost?

I'm not normally one for wild speculation (I leave that to ProFootballTalk and PackerGeeks) but my first thought when finding out that Nick Barnett had not made the Pro Bowl was "All that mouthing off has cost him."

Think about Barnett after every big hit. After every tackle behind the line of scrimmage. You can always see him jawing with whoever he has just tackled, or whoever has just failed to block him. Talk, talk, talk. And that's before he does his silly Samurai thing. All that posturing no doubt hurt him in the player and coaching votes, and that's two thirds of the constituency. Barnett needs to let his play do the talking, especially now that he's not going to Hawaii.

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j4a1's picture

So talking smack on the field and doing a silly dance disqualifies you for the Pro Bowl in some voters eyes? Hmmm...How in the heck did TO get in there?

packeraaron's picture

j4a1 - I think you just reinforced my point. TO is a star and can get away with almost anything because of his talent. (Thus he has been able to get second and third chances to play for different teams)

Barnett is a pretty good linebacker, not a star. Is he as talented as Lofa Tatupu? Of course. Is he playing as well or better than Patrick Willis? Perhaps. But coaches and players voted for them more than Barnett. Why do you think that is?

j4a1's picture

Perhaps you are right, but to me it seems a little silly. If that is the criteria people are using to vote for the Pro Bowl, it's even a bigger joke than I thought it was.

I hope all the Packers stay home. Getting voted in is the big thing. The game itself is just an excuse to get hurt.

packeraaron's picture

The Pro Bowl is a big joke. I put much more stock in the AP All Pro voting or even Dr. Z's All Pro team...

j4a1's picture

Damn...I hate it when we agree!

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