Fred Taylor is a lot of things. He ranks 18th on the NFL's career rushing list. H's fifth in the AFC in rushing this season, and ranks first in yards per carry. Now in his 10th season, perhaps he's also the best active player not to make a Pro Bowl? Consider him the NFL's Susan Lucci.
"I would like for everyone on the planet, on the face of the Earth to vote for me," Taylor said. "But it's not up to me. Whatever happens, happens," said Taylor. "They've got to tally up the votes, and however it comes out, I've got to live with it. I've always felt like I'm Pro Bowl-quality, so everything else doesn't matter."So what's a RB got to do to make the Pro Bowl? Playing for a small market team that's often been a losing one perhaps helps to explain his previous absences. But this year? Oh no. Fred Taylor has a plan. He's voting for himself.
"Why not vote for yourself? Ten extra votes. This is Florida," Taylor said, joking about the contentious 2000 presidential election. "I won't be disappointed. I understand I made a late push, but at the same time, I feel like I'm Pro Bowl -caliber, Pro Bowl-quality."He's right. Why not vote for yoursef. But Taylor's making a big mistake. Only voting 10 times? You've got to involve everyone you know in the efforts. If he doesn't make it to Honolulu, that'll be the reason why.
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