How do you know he's not a pro bowl long snapper?
Well OK since you want to try to delve into whether he deserved it or not, and you just want to go by long snapping and nothing else. Â If you went by other things you would have to count that he is a TE, and he got basically one important pass all year and he dropped it. Â So we'll just go with the snapping. Â Also, the Probowl is not a lifetime achievement award so lets stick with 2006.
I think you have to go by FG%. Â Punt snaps and extra points can go awry, but Â are not rocket science. Â Kick snaps are the ones that count, and that is a team of three, the snapper, the holder and the kicker. Â You can't really seperate the three players, and I think you have to judge the success of the snapper by the success of the FG unit. Â So lets just talk about the FG% and use XP% as a veto item, sticking with NFC since thats the Probowl team he was selected for.
The Bucs were 14th in FG% in the NFC at 77.3%. Â Also, the Bucs were also one of only four NFC teams that missed an extra point. Â
The Saints had the highest FG% with the veteran Carney kicking in a dome, so lets go with the second place guys, a tie between the holder for Robbie Gould and John Kasey who tied at 88.9 FG% and perfect on XPs. Â Â Â Gould kicked 32 of 36 FGs, so he had more attempts than Kasay. Â But Kasay didn't miss any from inside 50. Â Also the Bears already have a center in the Probowl. Â
I'll go with the guy who's unit didn't miss a kick from inside 50, nor did they miss any extra points. Â That would be Jason Kyle, 12 year veteran from Carolina. Â Congrats Jason Kyle for deserving to go to the Probowl!