I felt that Harper really deserved it because of the heat he got after the loss in the Wild Card round to the Seattle Seahawks in January. I think Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams and myself were the only two that were on his bandwagon at the time. But Harper “moved it like Bernie” and has played very well.
Although Greer doesn’t have double digit interception numbers, his cover skills and tackling ability are sound. I think he is one of the most underrated corners in the NFL right now. Greer’s name didn’t garner a whisper when it came to the Pro Bowl considerations.
Saints free safety Malcolm Jenkins had his own take on the matter when he spoke to the reporters:
"We can’t control who goes or doesn’t go to the Pro Bowl. All we’re worrying about is winning. We go out there and play hard for each other. We don’t plan on playing in the Pro Bowl anyway. We plan on playing in the Super Bowl."
Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson beat out Harper in the final voting although Harper lead in fan voting. Ironically, Harper needs only one sack to break the single season sack record for a defensive back that Wilson has held since 2005. I fear, and Jenkins stated this, that Harper’s label of “dirty player” may have kept him from getting the Pro Bowl nod.