Could the Top100 be fixed? Should we care?
An award voted on by general managers, coaches, and players would offer some interesting insight into what professional football players do and the real opinions of those in the sport.
Perhaps it would be better if it were combined with a sample of fans or media votes to form a better Pro Bowl roster?
The haphazard way that this is done is obviously not done to ensure equity for players in smaller markets or less popular teams.
If the NFL Network intends to kick off every season this way as they have since 2010, it would be wise to fix how this Top 100 data is collected, ways to get more participation, and ways to provide a level playing field for all of their players.
It’s simply not very accurate, nor does it express the views of all players, most of whom don’t bother to submit a response.
The Detroit Lions were not the only team to be ignored by the late-season timing of the player survey.
Players in Motown are more likely to be forgotten, though, due to team deficiencies as long as the process favors winning, players in bigger markets, or players within popular or historically successful franchises’ rosters.