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    ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...



    Look, I know, why do we get upset over listomania...and this one I can understand most of it, except one glaring exception...

    ESPN did a series on the top 10 stars predicted in 2016. I don't have the lists, but JH did a recap of the AFC North players to make the list: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/pos...ars-on-offense

    QB - None in AFCN, Matt Ryan is 4th, Tannehill is 9th, rest of the list is comprised of the "usual suspects": Luck, RG3, Wilson, Newton, Rodgers, Stafford, Bradford, Kaepernick. Now, let's forget the Flacco snub. He'll be 31 then, but I get it, everyone still expects him to be middling.

    RB - Ray Rice is an honorable mention, while Trent Richardson is predicted as the league's top back, and Giovani Bernard is #6. Rice will be 29, but I guess the thought is the huge amount of touches will start breaking down his body? I guess Pierce doesn't get a spot because they assume Rice is still starting here.

    WR - AJ Green at #4. I guess they suspect Torrey won't be a top 10 WR, but I would think he should get an honorable mention. A big year this year probably puts him on the map

    TE - PITTA #4, the only Raven to make the list. Eifert was listed #9. Pitta...I actually think he's over-ranked here. There are a lot of young guys exceeding or matching his production right now. But, if he sticks around with Joe, I think it could happen.

    OL - Pouncey is top OL, Alex Mack is #7.

    WHERE IS KO??? I personally think KO will be in the mix for the top 10 guys in the next few years. Especially by sticking at OG instead of OT.

    Anyone think the KO exception is a bit of a snub? As I said, I can understand the others, at least their logic.
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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Guess it goes hand in hand. They think Flacco will keep putting up mediocre numbers and hence there fall's Torrey's numbers. Their not gonna consider that we'll prob put another trophy in the case, there just looking at flashy stats, and Flacco and Torrey aren't gonna put up the ones that other's would.

    I guess. Only argument I could see them making. lol.




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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Hopefully in 2016 Maurkice Pouncey will have done something to justify the ridiculous hype he continues to get.




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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    2016? These lists are getting downright stupid
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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    2016? These lists are getting downright stupid
    Yeah I don't even bother with them
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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    I'm not going to read it, good tip.




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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Fantasy football has absolutely KILLED people's perceptions of what makes a good/successful player. And these lists....my God, the season cannot get here fast enough.




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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Still don't understand why people get in a kerfuffle over these lists.

    Always wanted to use that word and now I get the chance ...
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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    2016? These lists are getting downright stupid
    My sister-in-law may even have a job by 2016 ...well, on second thought ... Bc




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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    2016? These lists are getting downright stupid
    Yup. ESPN can't even figure out the top offensive stars from 2012
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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    OL - Pouncey is top OL, Alex Mack is #7.

    WHERE IS KO??? I personally think KO will be in the mix for the top 10 guys in the next few years. Especially by sticking at OG instead of OT.

    Anyone think the KO exception is a bit of a snub? As I said, I can understand the others, at least their logic.
    Anyone picking Pouncy is so clueless they probably don't know who KO is
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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Anyone picking Pouncy is so clueless they probably don't know who KO is
    Ding ding. Either steelers blinders or low football IQ. One of the most overrated players in the league.
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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Quote Originally Posted by riprulz8 View Post
    Fantasy football has absolutely KILLED people's perceptions of what makes a good/successful player. And these lists....my God, the season cannot get here fast enough.
    Bingo!

    Listening to these goobers on TV leaves me shaking my head because to them its only about stats.

    If Troy Aikman played in today's time with the same stats he'd be called Joe Flacco.

    NFL Career Passing Statistics
    Year GP Att Com Pct Yds TD Int Long QB Rating
    Dallas Cowboys
    1989 11 293 155 52.9 1749 9 18 75 55.7
    1990 15 399 226 56.6 2579 11 18 61 66.6
    1991 12 363 237 65.3 2754 11 10 61 86.7
    1992 16 473 302 63.8 3445 23 14 87 89.5
    1993 14 392 271 69.1 3100 15 6 80 99.0
    1994 14 361 233 64.5 2676 13 12 90 84.9
    1995 16 432 280 64.8 3304 16 7 50 93.6
    1996 15 465 296 63.7 3126 12 13 61 80.1
    1997 16 518 292 56.4 3283 19 12 64 78.0
    1998 11 315 187 59.4 2330 12 5 67 88.5
    1999 14 442 263 59.5 2964 17 12 90 81.1
    2000 11 262 156 59.5 1632 7 14 48 64.3
    NFL Career Totals 165 4,715 2,898 61.5 32,942 165 141 90 81.6




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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    My sister-in-law may even have a job by 2016 ...well, on second thought ... Bc
    Maybe she can get a job creating stupid lists!!!!




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    Re: ESPN predicts top offensive stars in 2016...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens75 View Post
    Bingo!

    Listening to these goobers on TV leaves me shaking my head because to them its only about stats.

    If Troy Aikman played in today's time with the same stats he'd be called Joe Flacco.

    NFL Career Passing Statistics
    Year GP Att Com Pct Yds TD Int Long QB Rating
    Dallas Cowboys
    1989 11 293 155 52.9 1749 9 18 75 55.7
    1990 15 399 226 56.6 2579 11 18 61 66.6
    1991 12 363 237 65.3 2754 11 10 61 86.7
    1992 16 473 302 63.8 3445 23 14 87 89.5
    1993 14 392 271 69.1 3100 15 6 80 99.0
    1994 14 361 233 64.5 2676 13 12 90 84.9
    1995 16 432 280 64.8 3304 16 7 50 93.6
    1996 15 465 296 63.7 3126 12 13 61 80.1
    1997 16 518 292 56.4 3283 19 12 64 78.0
    1998 11 315 187 59.4 2330 12 5 67 88.5
    1999 14 442 263 59.5 2964 17 12 90 81.1
    2000 11 262 156 59.5 1632 7 14 48 64.3
    NFL Career Totals 165 4,715 2,898 61.5 32,942 165 141 90 81.6
    Troy Aikman? Who is THAT?!
    I mean, Joe has out played him through his first 5 years.
    In FACT, Joe had more yards in his first 4 years than Aikman had in his first 5.
    And then Joe had his finest year so far...going for >3,800 yards.
    In FACT, during Joe's last 4 years, each season he threw for more yards than Aikman's best season of his career.
    Joe is just getting started now.
    After 2 more years, even if he just duplicates his numbers at this point, he will break into the top 70 passers of all time (>25,000 yards)...and still under the age of 30.




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