Atog wrote:Let me put it this way:
If Mike Ditka or Kellen Winslow were in Madden 2007, they'd be rated 99 overall.
Meanwhile, Antonio Gates is rated 99 overall in Madden '07. Is Gates as good as Ditka or Winslow? Absolutely not.
How can you saw that Ditka or Winslow is unequivocally better than Antonio Gates?
You are looking at Ditka or Winslow in a historical perspective...taking into account their entire HoF careers. With Gates, you can only use a few years of data.
I find many people are very quick to look to the past with rose-colored glasses and immediately discredit contemporary athletes. Superstars from different eras are extremely difficult to compare. More often than not, people side with the previous era for some unknown reason.