Blalock Thankful for Pro Bowl Love from Fans

Blalock Thankful for Pro Bowl Love from Fans

Jay Adams

Published December 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Last week before the Thursday night game against the Saints, NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas revealed some very positive numbers for the Falcons when it came to Pro Bowl voting.

With plenty of Falcons in the mix to earn a spot on the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster, there’s one player who is near the top of fan voting at his position and he’s pretty stunned about it.

Yasinskas wrote that Falcons left guard Justin Blalock is second in fan voting, which means if the voting ended today and players were determined by fan votes alone, Blalock would be a Pro Bowl starter.

“I’m pretty shocked, really. I guess all the campaigning is working,” the usually reserved guard said, tongue placed firmly in cheek. “It’s really a huge honor, obviously, that folks out there think so highly of what I try to do here. That being said, I hope I’m not able to play in it and that we’ll still be playing.”

That’s the hope of all the Falcons currently in the race for the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster as teams who play in a different bowl at the end of the season aren’t able to make their players available for the annual all-star game in Hawaii.

Still, the honor of being named to the Pro Bowl roster is huge for players whether they’re going or not. The mentality in the Falcons locker room is way more about team accolades than personal ones, but for an offensive lineman, earning personal accolades is directly related to the team’s success.

“The only thing that I can really look at is win-loss column. There’s not really official statistics for offensive linemen. No one’s really keeping too much track of it,” Blalock said. “When we’re able to have success with the offense, it does start somewhat up front, so hopefully we’ll be doing our jobs so everyone else can operate. Usually that ends up in W’s for the team.”

Don’t forget to continue to vote for Blalock and his Falcons teammates for the honor of being named to the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster. You can vote as much as you like so do it often!


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