Seriously . . . no Jay Cutler? No, oh I don’t know, Brandon Marshall? I think I’m gonna have to hit NFL Network with a Deion Sanders’ “hold on playa’ . . .” Jay Cutler, in my educated (never humble) opinion, is easily a top-ten quarterback, and Brandon Marshall is arguably a top-five wide receiver. But somehow, neither is one of the Top 100 Players of 2012.
What a joke.
The glaring insult here is obviously Tim Tebow making the list at #95? Anyone interested in swapping Cutler for Tebow? No? You sure? Going once, twice . . . My grandma's hook-shot is more accurate than the passes he throws. How in the world are Cutler and Marshall not on that list? You have to be kidding me.
Is the list a joke? Yeah. Should we (I) allow it to get us (me) worked up? Probably not. Doesn’t mean I can’t call it out for what it is, though. And some players do care. Mike Vick called his position on the list at #70 an insult, and yet over 3,000 fans have already voted on NFL.com, saying he was overrated at seventy.
The one guy you know who loves this right now is Lovie Smith. He’s going to use it all season.
Jay Cutler was putting up solid numbers from the start last year and was red hot prior to his thumb injury. His team rode a five-game win streak with him and a five-game losing skid without him. They went from 30+ points per game to 13.6. And . . . I mean . . . well . . . Tim Tebow?!
Peyton Manning didn’t even play last season and he made the list. Politics.
The only reason I can even conjure up as to why they were snubbed is because they are on the Chicago Bears. The Bears are just never good enough. If Marshall did not come to Chicago, I believe he would have made it. I really do.
Another thought is that two of the most important pieces of the puzzle in Chicago also just happen to be two of the less likeable. Jay’s got jerkface, and Marshall likes to go clubbing at 4:00 AM. The Bears' players who made it (Hester, Forte, Peppers, Urlacher and Briggs)? All likeable.
I don’t tend to think Jay’s going to take him not making the list to heart. Marshall might, he might not. But it’s possible. It’s possible Jay comes out this year wanting to wreck everyone in his path. Between Kneegate, and the continued lack of respect around the league, he just might be out to kill some people.
Michael Jordan had that killer instinct. He would have used it.
But hey, if Tebow made the list this year, who knows, maybe J’Marcus Webb can make it next year . . .
There are 12 running backs on that list, and only 10 offensive linemen. Something seems wrong there, too. Based on Eli Manning’s positioning, there should be 30 players in the league better than him. Can you name 30 players you’d trade Eli Manning to get? . . . The two-time Super Bowl champ and super clutch Super Bowl quarterback?
It’s just a reminder why watching sports television is pointless. It just makes you mad over nonsense. Jay, please destroy everyone in your path this year.