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Pro Bowl 2015: Lavonte David snubbed again, Gerald McCoy gets in

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Lavonte David gets snubbed yet again, but Gerald McCoy gets in.

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Lavonte David has not been selected to the Pro Bowl. Again. For the third year in a row. Despite being the best 4-3 outside linebacker in the NFL, and it's not particularly close. Instead, every single outside linebacker selected for the Pro Bowl is a 3-4 rush linebacker. And Tamba Hali, with his six sacks this year, is one of the players selected to the Pro Bowl over David.

David was at least selected as a third alternate, which means he won't go to the Pro Bowl until at least three of the starting linebackers bail out. He's been the engine that makes this run defense go for years, and while his splash plays declined this year, that's mostly because of how he was used, not because he hasn't been playing well. With 140 total tackles in just 13 games as well as one sack, three passes defensed and three forced fumbles, he's still had a very good year.

Despite being the best 4-3 outside linebacker in the NFL for the past three years, Lavonte David has yet to be named to a Pro Bowl. He was even named a first-team All Pro last season, without getting into the Pro Bowl. That was a season where he had seven sacks, five interceptions and nine passes defensed -- which is unheard of at his position.

At least Gerald McCoy was selected to the Pro Bowl as one of six defensive tackles to make it, although his being placed on injured reserve will prevent him from actually participating in the event -- unless they changed those rules. Update: They did change those rules, and McCoy said that he'll play if he's healthy enough to, via Jenna Laine. This will be McCoy's third Pro Bowl selection -- which means that in every season he's been healthy, he's received that honor.

No other Bucs were named to the Pro Bowl, nor as alternates. Not even Mike Evans.