Sorry, Jets Fans, but LaRon Landry Doesn't Belong in 2013 Pro Bowl
Why wasn't Chargers safety Eric Weddle voted to the 2013 Pro Bowl?
The merit of the Pro Bowl has long been in question, and the selection of players like Landry is part of that.
His season is commendable, by his recent standards at least. He managed to stay healthy for a full 16 games for the first time since 2008. That, on its own, shouldn't be enough to earn him his first bid to the Pro Bowl.
Where does Landry rank in the pantheon of NFL safeties this season?
Well, if we're talking about his play in the running game, perhaps he merits consideration. Landry's 85 tackles rank fourth in the NFL at his position, and along with that, his four forced fumbles are also proof that he was around the ball a lot this year.
Beyond that, good luck piecing together an argument.
Not that he was awful in coverage, but he was far from the creme of the crop in any way, shape or form.
A better indication of why he doesn't belong is the list of players who didn't make it.
By comparison, the numbers speak for themselves.
What did you think of LaRon Landry making the Pro Bowl?
Based on performance alone, which is clearly not what the Pro Bowl is about, Landry's inclusion with the team is not justifiable by comparison to the rest of the top safeties in the AFC.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand or via team press releases.
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