Eagles left-guard Evan Mathis may have been the biggest Pro-Bowl snub in NFL, but when today’s AP NFL All-Pro team was announced, Mathis wasn’t snubbed.
Mathis is an All-Pro for the first time in his career, and after two straight elite seasons, was certainly a deserving candidate. Also the fact that he is one of the most funny players Philadelphia has seen in a long time, makes me like him a little bit more.
ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio said this afternoon on ESPN’s NFL Insiders, that Eagles director of public relations Derek Boyko, told him that Mathis, “was a very happy young man,” after hearing that he was named an All-Pro.
Peters is an All-Pro for the second time in three years, but after tearing his Achilles twice last season, the idea that Peters is both a Pro-Bowl starter and first-team All-Pro, is pretty amazing. Peters said this after being selected to the Pro-Bowl, and I’m sure he has a similar reaction after being named an All-Pro.
Jason Peters: “This is really special. Two Achilles surgeries, people thought I wasn’t going to even be able to play football again.”
— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) December 28, 2013
Just one day after being named the NFC offensive player of the month, LeSean McCoy was able to react to news that he was also named an All-Pro, after what was the greatest season ever by an Eagles running-back.
Wow what a blessing … Thanks to my Lord ,the Eagles , my big time linemen making thins possible and friends 1st All Pro !!!!!
— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) January 3, 2014
A special day to be an Eagles fan, in what has been a special year for the “Birds”. Hopefully the magic continues New Orleans Saints Preview: The One Where They Begin a Run to the Super Bowl” href=”http://section215.com/2014/01/02/semi-coherent-philadelphia-eagles-vs-new-orleans-saints-preview-one-begin-run-super-bowl/” target=”_blank”>tomorrow night.