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Razor
08-25-2010, 02:40 PM
SI has ranked the greatest players by their jersey number... How Randy Moss is not on that list is beyond me. Otherwise a fun read.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1008/nfl.best.players.by.jersey.number.50-99/content.32.html

McBain
08-25-2010, 03:26 PM
oh boy! i hope they do who has the best hair next then maybe who accessorizes the best.

Ness
08-25-2010, 03:39 PM
Troy Aikman over Steve Young WTF!?

Brent
08-25-2010, 05:37 PM
Simeon Rice over Bryant Young? Really?

Job
08-25-2010, 05:51 PM
Simeon Rice over Bryant Young? Really?

Of course a very good DE is better than one of the last decades' best DTs.

GB12
08-25-2010, 05:56 PM
Damn 98 is weak. All these great players for other numbers, and then the best 98 has is Julian Peterson.

ViperVisor
08-25-2010, 06:08 PM
Aikman, lulz

NFL Nets Top 100 will be interesting.

I am guessing

Montana
Brown
Rice

abaddon41_80
08-25-2010, 06:12 PM
Damn 98 is weak. All these great players for other numbers, and then the best 98 has is Julian Peterson.

Julian Peterson was pretty beastly for a few seasons. Also what Ness and Brent said.

Job
08-25-2010, 06:14 PM
If you want something funny : At 29 you can see Joseph Addai's name in the worthy of consideration part.

abaddon41_80
08-25-2010, 06:21 PM
If you want something funny : At 29 you can see Joseph Addai's name in the worthy of consideration part.

lol. At least everyone else listed for worthy of consideration was at least decent at one point or another.

Brent
08-25-2010, 06:35 PM
Albert Haynesworth was a consideration name, too.

Though, none of this should shocked me when it's the ******* company which employs Peter King.

descendency
08-25-2010, 09:56 PM
Damn 98 is weak. All these great players for other numbers, and then the best 98 has is Julian Peterson.

If you think that's bad, Jeff Garcia is on the honorable mentions for the #5. The winner... Donovan McNabb...

Timbathia
08-25-2010, 09:58 PM
lol. At least everyone else listed for worthy of consideration was at least decent at one point or another.

like Vick for number 7? The phrase worthy of consideration means that before anointing the winner, you should stop and think about whether to give it to these other people. Would you seriously pause to consider whether Vick was worthy of being put ahead of Elway, even for a fraction of a second.

Maybe they should change it to "other guys that wore the number that werent complete bums".

Job
08-25-2010, 10:24 PM
like Vick for number 7? The phrase worthy of consideration means that before anointing the winner, you should stop and think about whether to give it to these other people. Would you seriously pause to consider whether Vick was worthy of being put ahead of Elway, even for a fraction of a second.

Maybe they should change it to "other guys that wore the number that werent complete bums".

Addai is there. On Eric Dickerson's number.

wonderbredd24
08-25-2010, 10:28 PM
Aikman, lulz

NFL Nets Top 100 will be interesting.

I am guessing

Montana
Brown
Rice
I really hope that after Spike Lee says Joe Namath, security escorts him out of the room

wonderbredd24
08-25-2010, 10:30 PM
Troy Aikman over Steve Young WTF!?

I know for some on this board it is really hard to believe, but Troy Aikman was a great quarterback who was the leader of a team that won 3 Superbowls.

kalbears13
08-25-2010, 10:37 PM
Otto Graham was so good he won #14 and #60.

Bengals78
08-25-2010, 11:38 PM
I wanna know how 85 isn't 85!
/sarcasm

Ness
08-25-2010, 11:57 PM
I know for some on this board it is really hard to believe, but Troy Aikman was a great quarterback who was the leader of a team that won 3 Superbowls.

He was a great quarterback don't get me wrong. I just think Steve Young was the better player.

boknows34
08-26-2010, 02:47 AM
Steve Young
3 1st team All-Pro
3 2nd team All-Pro
2 MVPs
1 OPOTY
6 Led league in Passer rating
5 Led league in Completion %
4 Led league in TD passes
2 4,000 yd seasons
5 seasons with 20+ TD passes (incl a 36 and 35)
Highest passer rating in NFL history (96.8)
1 Super Bowl (as a starter)
1 SB MVP

Troy Aikman
0 1st team All-Pro
0 2nd team All-Pro
0 MVPs
0 OPOTY
0 Led league in Passer rating
1 Led league in Completion %
0 Led league in TD passes
0 4,000 yd seasons
1 seasons with 20TD+
3 Super Bowls
1 SB MVP

fenikz
08-26-2010, 02:55 AM
Jessie Armstead > Julian Peterson

I like how 56 is LT, then all the people who wished they would become LT

Kurt Warner > Dan Marino :)

abaddon41_80
08-26-2010, 07:46 AM
like Vick for number 7? The phrase worthy of consideration means that before anointing the winner, you should stop and think about whether to give it to these other people. Would you seriously pause to consider whether Vick was worthy of being put ahead of Elway, even for a fraction of a second.

Maybe they should change it to "other guys that wore the number that werent complete bums".

Obviously Vick isn't better than Elway but there was at least a point in his career when Vick was good. Addai has never been any better than mediocre.

And making an argument for Aikman over Young? Really?

descendency
08-26-2010, 09:12 AM
And making an argument for Aikman over Young? Really?

The only thing Aikman had over Young were 2 more rings.

Bengals78
08-26-2010, 09:16 AM
The only thing Aikman had over Young were 2 more rings.

clearly that makes him 2 better

scottyboy
08-26-2010, 09:43 AM
Armstead below Julian Peterson and tony ******* siragusa actually angers me. that's such garbage

Bengals78
08-26-2010, 10:02 AM
Armstead below Julian Peterson and tony ******* siragusa actually angers me. that's such garbage

How are you not offended by the horrendous action of forgetting a certain #40....

scottyboy
08-26-2010, 10:06 AM
How are you not offended by the horrendous action of forgetting a certain #40....

i didn't even make it that far. my work computer is so slow it took ages to get from 81 to 98. But I don't want to even view that travesty

Splat
08-26-2010, 10:16 AM
#63 Willie Lanier

Lanier, an All-Pro every year from 1968 through 1977, was the first African-American star at middle linebacker. He played his entire 11-year career for the Chiefs

Beast.

Shiver
08-26-2010, 10:33 AM
And making an argument for Aikman over Young? Really?


Ah, Cowboys fans. Gotta love 'em.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
08-26-2010, 12:41 PM
I knew Ray Lewis had 52 on lock

CC.SD
08-26-2010, 01:31 PM
No offense to either of their great careers but anyone picking Aikman over Steve Young in a vacuum has probably never seen either of them play.

Otto Graham was so good he won #14 and #60.



Wait, really? Instead of giving 14 to Fouts? What a crock.

boknows34
08-26-2010, 03:33 PM
Ah, Cowboys fans. Gotta love 'em.

They'll be telling us Emmitt was better than Barry next.

Splat
08-26-2010, 03:54 PM
Emmitt is not even in my top five.

bofadabizzles
08-29-2010, 06:07 PM
I live in Tampa so I am absolutely biased but do ya'll really believe Seau is better than D. Brooks at 55? The year the Bucs won the SBXXXVII, Brooks was the Defensive player off the year hands down, played like a DPOY throughout the playoffs and even was mentioned in the NFL MVP discussion. I donít think he should have been the NFL MVP but just to be mentioned as a LBer is saying something. He had a few other good years as well, just curious what you guys think.

The disputed champ
J. Seau...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Seau

The Challenger
D. Brooks...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrick_Brooks

rockio42
08-29-2010, 06:12 PM
Why exactly is Torry Holt listed as 88 and not 81...his better year were clearly after he switched...

descendency
08-29-2010, 06:18 PM
Why exactly is Torry Holt listed as 88 and not 81...his better year were clearly after he switched...

Because Randy Moss.

wonderbredd24
08-29-2010, 06:47 PM
Donovan McNabb is #5 over 2 Hall of Famers, when he is not a Hall of Famer, yet the article says it's the Best NFL Player by Jersey Number?

CJSchneider
08-29-2010, 06:51 PM
Troy Aikman over Steve Young WTF!?

That is ******* ********!

prock
08-29-2010, 06:56 PM
Troy Aikman was no better than Brad Johnson statistically. The only difference is Aikman was on much better teams. And Randy Moss needs to be on this.

wonderbredd24
08-29-2010, 06:59 PM
Troy Aikman was no better than Brad Johnson statistically. The only difference is Aikman was on much better teams. And Randy Moss needs to be on this.

I can appreciate the argument that Steve Young is better than Troy Aikman, but this is ridiculous. He's criminally underrated.

prock
08-29-2010, 07:02 PM
I can appreciate the argument that Steve Young is better than Troy Aikman, but this is ridiculous. He's criminally underrated.

Troy Aikman? Explain.

wonderbredd24
08-29-2010, 07:23 PM
Troy Aikman? Explain.
Most people look at his passing stats and the running game and assume he didn't do very much, but when people ask the other Cowboys players who was the most important element on that team, to a man they say it is Troy Aikman, especially Michael Irvin.

The Cowboys were probably the most successful example in history of the patients running the asylum because they respected Troy Aikman so much as a leader. This is largely the reason Barry Switzer was basically just going along for the ride when he got his Superbowl ring.

As for his statistics... were they out of this world? Certainly not, but he was a 6 time Pro Bowler for some reason and an All Pro in 1993 when he completed 69.1% of his passes.

Winning 3 Superbowls is an incredibly difficult feat for anyone. Look at Peyton Manning. The Colts have a juggeranught offense and he's only been able to win 1 ring thus far. Aikman has 3.

He was a great quarterback. Certainly better than Brad freaking Johnson

prock
08-29-2010, 08:27 PM
Most people look at his passing stats and the running game and assume he didn't do very much, but when people ask the other Cowboys players who was the most important element on that team, to a man they say it is Troy Aikman, especially Michael Irvin.

A wide receiver saying the quarterback is the most important part of the team? How strange!

The Cowboys were probably the most successful example in history of the patients running the asylum because they respected Troy Aikman so much as a leader. This is largely the reason Barry Switzer was basically just going along for the ride when he got his Superbowl ring.

He was a great leader. Sweet. How does this make him underrated?

As for his statistics... were they out of this world? Certainly not, but he was a 6 time Pro Bowler for some reason and an All Pro in 1993 when he completed 69.1% of his passes.

6 Pro Bowls because he was a decent quarterback for the Cowboys. He threw for a very high percentage in one year. ONE single year.

Winning 3 Superbowls is an incredibly difficult feat for anyone. Look at Peyton Manning. The Colts have a juggeranught offense and he's only been able to win 1 ring thus far. Aikman has 3.

The Colts juggernaut offense IS Peyton Manning, whereas the Cowboys juggernaut offense included Aikman. But by your logic Aikman > Manning. Keep living in your fantasy world.

He was a great quarterback. Certainly better than Brad freaking Johnson

In the leadership department, yeah. As a passer? Don't buy it.

wonderbredd24
08-29-2010, 08:44 PM
I love it. You are either disregarding what was said, putting your own spin on what was said, or coming up with ridiculous ******** like saying Peyton Manning IS the Colts offense.

Continuing this argument would be an unbelievable waste of effort.

You win. Brad Johnson is just as good as Troy Aikman. Aikman just lucked out by being on those Cowboys teams