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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:54 pm

Ok, here is THE list. This list is of the top 5 players at every position, with the exception of FB and punter in the NFL. Although I am a Jets fan, I created this list to be as unbiased as possible. This was heavily researched and is not based upon career numbers, but at this moment, who is the best player at the position (assuming that everyone is healthy). Here is the list, feel free to comment...

OFFENSE!

Quarterback

1. Peyton Manning
2. Daunte Culpepper
3. Donovan McNabb
4. Tom Brady
5. Trent Green/Brett Favre
Honorable Mention: Jake Delhomme, Chad Pennington, Steve McNair

Running Backs

1. Priest Holmes
2. Ladanian Tomlinson
3. Curtis Martin
4. Edgerrin James
5. Cory Dillon/Shawn Alexander
Honorable Mention: Ahman Green

Wide Receiver

1. Randy Moss
2. Tory Holt
3. Terrell Owens
4. Marvin Harrison
5. Mushin Muhammad
Honorable Mention: Joe Horn, Chad Johnson

Tight End

1. Tony Gonzalez
2. Antonio Gates
3. Jason Witten
4. Alge Crumpler
5. Todd Heap
Honorable Mention: Eric Johnson

Center

1. Kevin Mawae
2. Olin Kreutz
3. Matt Birk
4. Tony Nalen
5. Jeff Hartings

Tackle

1. Jonathan Ogden
2. Walter Jones
3. Orlando Pace
4. Willie Roaf
5. Tra Thomas

Guard

1. Will Shields
2. Alan Faneca
3. Steve Hutchinson
4. Joe Andruzzi
5. Edwin Muliatolo
Honorable Mention: Marco Rivera

DEFENSE!

Defensive End

1. Julius Peppers
2. Michael Strahan
3. Jason Taylor
4. Dwight Freeney
5. John Abraham/ Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila/ Simeon Rice
Honorable Mention: Jevon Kearse, Patrick Kearny, Bertrand Berry

Defensive Tackle

1. Kris Jenkins
2. Richard Seymour
3. La’Roi Glover
4. Sam Adams
5. Shaun Rodgers
Honorable Mention: Marcus Stroud, Dewayne Robertson

Outside Linebackers

1. Takeo Spikes
2. Derrick Brooks
3. Terrell Suggs
4. Joey Porter
5. LaVar Arrington
Honorable Mention: Keith Brooking, Will Witherspoon, Marcus Washington. Julian Peterson

Interior Linebackers

1. Ray Lewis
2. Jamie Sharper
3. Brian Urlacher
4. Donnie Edwards
5. Dan Morgan
Honorable Mention: Al Wilson, Kendrell Bell, Jonathan Vilma, Zach Thomas

Corner Backs

1. Champ Bailey
2. Chris McCalister
3. Tory James
4. Dre Bly
5. Ronde Barber
Honorable Mention: Dunta Robinson, Patrick Surtain, Nate Clements, Sean Springs

Free Safety

1. Brian Dawkins
2. Roy Williams
3. Sean Taylor
4. Darren Sharper
5. Erik Coleman
Honorable Mention: John Lynch, Tebucky Jones, Keith Hamlin

Strong Safety

1. Ed Reed
2. Rodney Harrison
3. Troy Polamalu
4. Donovin Darius
5. Lawyer Milloy
Honorable Mention: Michael Lewis, Robert Griffith, Michael Green

Kicker

1. Adam Vinatierri
2. David Akers
3. Mike Vanderjagt
4. Ryan Longwell
5. Jason Elam
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Postby mtryanks12 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:16 pm

nice job finding the right forum. I mostly agree with what you're saying in terms of real life, but if you did it by contribution to the team, I would ahve to make a few changes.
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:21 pm

Well I agree that if you go by contribution to the team then you can change things. For example, Tom Brady would probably be the #1 quarterback, and John Abraham would not be near the top 5 in DE. I'd like to hear how you'd change it, though
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Postby mtryanks12 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:38 pm

DisgruntledJetsFan wrote:Well I agree that if you go by contribution to the team then you can change things. For example, Tom Brady would probably be the #1 quarterback, and John Abraham would not be near the top 5 in DE. I'd like to hear how you'd change it, though


jut as I was thinking. Vick would also be up there too. He may not be the best QB, but 4-12 and 12-4 is a huge difference IMO.
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Postby Carolina Culpepper » Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:40 pm

Great list and research. Move Shaun Alexander to #3 on the RB list and Vick to the #5 QB spot and I would say its perfect!

P.S. - Good job in ignoring all the "Moss is a cancer", "Moss is a negative", "wouldn't want him on my team" garbage and tellling it like it is. When healthy he IS THE BEST.
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Postby mtryanks12 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:44 pm

Carolina Culpepper wrote:Great list and research. Move Shaun Alexander to #3 on the RB list and Vick to the #5 QB spot and I would say its perfect!

P.S. - Good job in ignoring all the "Moss is a cancer", "Moss is a negative", "wouldn't want him on my team" garbage and tellling it like it is. When healthy he IS THE BEST.

agreed. I'm sure that this list is based on on-field performance, not off-field performance.
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Postby Free Bagel » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:03 pm

Funny to see "unbiased" in the title from a Jets fan and then see Vilma ahead of Zach Thomas and Curtis Martin #3 (!!!!) for RB's...

And what's up with that CB list?
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:49 pm

First of all, johnathan Vilma is ahead of Zach Thomas because zach thomas is past his prime and vilma is just entering his. Also, I am not impressed by Zach Thomas anymore, as exhibited in the second jets vs. dolphins game, in which the jets ran for 250 yards on a supposedly good defense.

As for Curtis Martin not being worthy of 3, he is possibly the most underrated player in football. Consistent every year, he is now 4th all time in rushing and I think deserves some respect.

The CB list now that I look at it could be altered slightly, but for the most part I think is good. Please post your own CB list so I can see what you think is wrong.
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Postby Azrael » Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:31 pm

I'm not going to look at this real hard but here's some things I thought were out of whack.

1. Muhsin Muhammad - the guy had one good year, he's not top five. I'd bump him off the list, move CJ up to 5 anyway and then add Walker and Ward to honorable mention. Ward didn't have the stats because the Steelers didn't throw the ball much this year.

2. This basically looks to me like you took the Pro Bowl rosters for this year and threw in a couple old hat names.

Yeah, the CBs are a good example. Where's Ty Law, Charles Woodson, Philip Buchanon? Honestly, I had to look up Tory James and see who he played for because I never heard of him. Just because people made the pro bowl doesn't mean their the best; it means they had one good year or got there because of their name (Ray Lewis).

I can't say the list is bad but there are guys missing.
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Postby MCG321 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:41 pm

Yeah, I saw in another thread that your reason for James was his 8 interceptions. It seems like you're focusing too much on stats, because interceptions aren't a great way to determine top CBs. The REALLY good ones cover so well that they don't have opporutnities for many picks.
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