So im looking over the list of the top 100 players in the NFL, I found it very interesting especially when I found out it was the players selections. I always like seeing the players rank their peers and then compare it to how the media ranks the same players. The champs led the list with 7 players followed by Colts, Cowboys and Ravens with 6 each. 59 offensive players made the list which is not that surprising but I thought the 12 QB’s was too many.
The list is right on for the top players at there positions. My issue starts with #4 Ray Lewis, I love Ray Lewis and think he is an all time great but he was not the 4th best player in all of football last year he may have been the top linebacker but there is not much separation between him and lets say Jerrod Mayo or Patrick Willis. How was this list determined, did the players have to select a random 100 players or was it list your top 5 in every position then average it out.
Lets take a look at the WR position 18 wideouts were in top 100 players but where are Santana Moss or Stevie Johnson, Moss was 3rd in league in catches 10th in yards for a crappy team Johnson was top 10 in all statistical categories but omitted from this list. Are they better than let’s say Vonta Leach Fb from Texans or even Donavan Mcnabb I think so but I guess NFL players disagree. How about Stephen Tulloch from Tennesee, the dude had 160 tackles (2nd in the league) and played terrific against the pass all year but is not in the top 100.
So because I can I am removing some players from the list and adding my own.
First to go Jay Ratliff NT Dallas- ok so you made a couple pro-bowls and you’re a big guy in the middle but 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks is not spectacular; you are only on this list due to name recognition.Illtake Stephen Tulloch. Next up Donovan McNabb enough said Santana is getting your spot. Andre Gurode, the “Boys” couldn’t run all year and obviously couldn’t protect R-homo so your out like green ketchup in the 90’s (remember that)
Josh Cribbs-love your game but Stevie Johnson is for real and he is getting your spot. Other suspects who I am not gona replace yet, Richard Seymour- whoa big Al slow down on the contracts, Jahri Evans another guard for a team who couldn’t run well.
So there you have it I could probably go on for ever but im getting bored………Is the lockout over?