After being snubbed from the Pro Bowl, most expected the media to come to their senses and vote Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle as an all-pro. But Baltimore was let down... Again.
Weddle is coming off a season that saw him reach his highest interception total since his seven in 2011 at 4 (though his fifth against the Eagles should have stood). Weddle is coming off what he has gone on record to say was one of his best seasons. He is Pro Football Focus' second highest rank safety and did make the website’s all pro first team but the Associated Press has let him down.
Instead Landon Collins, Eric Berry, Devin McCourty and Ha-Ha Clinton Dix make up the team's safety position. Collins and Berry are well deserving. But it can be argued, and rightly so, that Weddle has been better than both McCourty and Clinton-Dix.
Team success likely has a lot to do with the selections, as all of the four safeties selected have made the playoffs. Had Weddle been given a bigger stage to shine on and had the Ravens defense not faltered late in the season, the media perhaps would have been more keen to see the Ravens safety get his well earned credit.