The Jets are given credit for having one of the best offense lines in football, but their stadium-sharing rivals might have a little something to say about that.
Giants linemen David Diehl and Chris Snee were added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster Wednesday thanks to Jahari Evans and Jonathan Stinchcomb of the New Orleans Saints, who are playing in the Super Bowl the Sunday after. You can be sure none of the four are too disappointed in the situation.
This is the first year the Pro Bowl will be played the week before the Super Bowl and also the first time the game will be played outside of Aloha Stadium in Hawaii since 1979. Instead, the game will instead be held at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the same stadium that will host the Super Bowl the following Sunday.
Snee, a guard and Boston College graduate, and Diehl, a tackle, join center Shaun O’Hara as the Giants’ O-line representatives in Miami. The Jets also have three of their guys participating in the NFL’s Pro Bowl festivities.
Guard Alan Faneca, tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and center Nick Mangold are among five Jets currently slotted to play in the Pro Bowl. Shaun Ellis and Darrelle Revis were also selected from Gang Green’s defense.
The trio of Giants linemen is joined by just one teammate, wide receiver Steve Smith, who was an injury replacement for the Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald.