Chicago Bears All-Pro snub No. 5: Patrick Scales (Honorable Mention)
Silly or not, I'm so curious as to what goes into voting for an All-Pro long snapper.
I'd assume it's things like the lack of: botched snaps, penalties, etc.
But, what if six long snappers have no botched snaps or no penalties? What a thought, right?
Patrick Scales deserves the First-Team nod, and that's no biased thought. He's the glue behind the special teams. Sure, offense wins games, while defense wins championships. But what about special teams?
"Special teams. Special plays. Special players."- TheSketchReal
Well, let me direct that question to rising content creator, Sketch. As a frequent Madden streamer, Sketch understands the intricacies of football that most casual fans miss. Throughout his time in the sport of football, he's gained a cult following with his famous special teams quote.
While he'll remain an honorable mention, this might've been the most egregious miss by the voters this season. Pat Scales is an all-time long snapper, and I'll be genuinely shocked to my core if he isn't eventually a Hall of Famer for what he's done for this franchise.
Maybe next year, Pat. Maybe next year the committee will recognize greatness for what it is. But, until then, keep up the great work. True fans know your worth.