By: Nick Wojton
Jordan Poyer hasn’t forgotten he was a Pro Bowl snub this season but apparently he didn’t let those feelings linger either.
Pro Football Focus graded Poyer’s performance in Buffalo’s 10-3 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars an 87.2.
That was the highest ranking for any safety over Wild Card weekend, edging out Jacksonville safety Barry Church and a pair of New Orleans safeties in Marcus Williams and Vonn Bell:
PFF released those rankings on Thursday. Just a day prior on Wednesday, Poyer re-hashed his disappointment in not making the Pro Bowl.
Along with teammate Micah Hyde, Baltimore safety Eric Weddle and Miami safety Reshad Jones were selected ahead of Poyer on the AFC’s roster. Poyer tweeted out a message that simply said “motivation”:
Weddle does not appear on the list while Jones does. On the list, which is sorted by safety tackles, Jones sits at at the top with 94 total. However, Jones only had 1.5 sacks, seven passes defended, and two interceptions.
Not only does Poyer’s two sacks, 18 passes defended and five interceptions trump Jones’ numbers, Poyer’s totals in those three departments out-rank the other five players between Jones and Poyer as well.
Thursday’s PFF rankings were retweeted by Poyer.
While the PFF news won’t replace the Pro Bowl snub, it probably felt like a little reassurance for Poyer.