View Full Version : Help me settle an argument.

05-06-2011, 01:44 PM
Someone on another forum was arguing that he'd rather have Keith Rivers or Aaron Curry than Jerod Mayo.

I know I'm biased and all... but well, feel free to tell me why he's right.

05-06-2011, 02:22 PM
He's not right. He's about as wrong as one could possibly get. Some people should have their opinions revoked. Comparing an All Pro player to mediocre players and saying that they would prefer the two mediocre players over the All Pro player is just wrong.

Mayo had almost as many tackles last year alone as Rivers has had during his entire career. He's most known for going to USC and having his jaw broken by Hines Ward. Not too impressive. Oh, and missing tackles / blowing assignments. Oh, and being a bust. Oh, and that he peeked as a sophomore in college.

05-06-2011, 02:42 PM
k obviously its mayo but how will this help you win the argument?

05-06-2011, 02:47 PM
I'm a Patriots fan, but I don't feel like I have a problem admitting that a linebacker would be better than Mayo. Mayo is a very good...but not great player in my book. He makes his fair share of plays, but he's also a bit of a compiler. The other two options are pretty meh, although both guys have potential I suppose.

05-06-2011, 02:51 PM
As a Bengals fan I voted Mayo. Rivers isn't terrible, but I'd still rather have Mayo.

05-06-2011, 03:04 PM
Im a Jags fan and I hate the Pats but I would still rather have Mayo than the other 2...I don't think Aaron Curry is even in the argument. Curry has shown nothing really

05-06-2011, 03:06 PM
Mayo's obviously better. Now if you want to talk about Patrick Willis or Jon Beason instead of Rivers and Curry...

05-06-2011, 03:46 PM
I want to know who voted for Curry.

05-06-2011, 04:02 PM
I want to know who voted for Curry.

The same guy who voted for the 12th man in the madden cover contest.

05-06-2011, 04:08 PM
wait, what possible argument is there for either of those guys over mayo?


05-06-2011, 04:08 PM
The same guy who voted for the 12th man in the madden cover contest.

I voted for the 12th man in the madded cover contest. But I still voted Mayo over Rivers and Curry.

The truth is in the tape pure and simple.

05-06-2011, 08:02 PM
As a Seahawks fan, I take 'not Aaron Curry' in this argument.

05-06-2011, 08:32 PM
A.Curry has 3000 votes? Really?
He had zero a couple of hourse ago lol

05-06-2011, 08:36 PM
<3 njx

I bet, anyway.

05-06-2011, 08:46 PM
This isn't even close. Rivers and Curry are extremely average and Mayo is great.

05-06-2011, 09:17 PM
lmao I voted Jerod Mayo...then saw Curry had like 3003 votes i was like..."O.O...is my football knowledge really that horrid???"

05-06-2011, 09:23 PM
Aaron Curry wants to know why you're all mad

05-07-2011, 02:22 AM
I voted Curry fo show. I was #3001.

Mr. Goosemahn
05-07-2011, 02:35 AM
Mayo for me. Curry is still a "household name" because he was the 4th overall pick (?). Rivers, as some have mentioned, for being a former Trojan and a Hines Ward victim.

Also, for the record, next time you have a LB argument, just say Lawrence Timmons and you win. ;)

05-07-2011, 03:13 AM
I hate the Pats...like Carroll, Rivers and USC...and I'd still pick Mayo.

I was never on the Curry bandwagon though...didn't see what everyone else saw in him. I still don't get what everyone saw...

05-07-2011, 09:04 AM
Cincy obviously had an off year but Rivers is a solid OLB IMO and over his career could be better than Mayo. Comparing stats is absurd, one is an ILB and the other is an OLB, you cannot really compare the 2. So, there is no way to win the argument.
Curry isn't in the conversation.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
05-07-2011, 11:04 AM
Looks like you lose this one, descendency.

05-07-2011, 11:47 AM
Looks like somebody found a way to compromise the system. I hope Scott can correct it.

05-07-2011, 11:48 AM
Everyone here is talking about Mayo but he has like 52 Votes. I voted for Mayo.

05-07-2011, 11:52 AM
What the hell is happening with this poll?

I voted "I'm a Patriots fan" bue to the obvious reason, but Mayo is far superior to both, no homerism.

05-07-2011, 11:53 AM
I demand that the 670,000 that voted for Curry speak up.

05-07-2011, 12:06 PM
I voted for Pat Buchanan.....

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
05-07-2011, 12:12 PM
"Draft Countdown Forums Statistics

Threads: 39,607, Posts: 2,408,485, Members: 4,969"

must be a whole lot of guest voters. or something.

And people say traffic is down!

05-07-2011, 12:57 PM
Someone on SWDC has super-magical internetz POWAZ!!!lol

I voted for Mayo FWIW.

I wouldn't trade him straight up for either Rivers or Curry, and I doubt many football fans would.

05-07-2011, 01:22 PM
wait, what possible argument is there for either of those guys over mayo?

That mayo is only a tackle machine and the other guys actually make impact plays (INTs, FF, etc) [yeah... I still can't believe anyone would argue it]

05-07-2011, 01:29 PM
Looks like somebody found a way to compromise the system. I hope Scott can correct it.

Online Polls. In November 1999, http://www.slashdot.org released an online poll asking which was the best graduate school in computer science (a dangerous question to ask over the web!). As is the case with most online polls, IP addresses of voters were recorded in order to prevent single users from voting more than once. However, students at Carnegie Mellon found a way to stuff the ballots using programs that voted for CMU thousands of times. CMU's score started growing rapidly. The next day, students at MIT wrote their own program and the poll became a contest between voting "bots." MIT finished with 21,156 votes, Carnegie Mellon with 21,032 and every other school with less than 1,000. Can the result of any online poll be trusted? Not unless the poll ensures that only humans can vote.

Maybe there is a bengals fan who has a sense of humor.

05-07-2011, 02:33 PM
Patrick Willis ;)

05-07-2011, 02:52 PM
Holy crap! Curry has a lot relatives.

05-07-2011, 03:18 PM
K. Rivers has lapped the other two guys a combined 89347 times

05-07-2011, 06:40 PM
I am a Rivers fan, and he is much more versatile than Mayo yet Mayo plays his role to a T pretty much.

05-07-2011, 07:17 PM
I was actually hoping for Rivers in that draft. I still like Rivers and he'd be a different player if he was on the Pats, but Mayo is just soooo important to that team. He calls the defense and makes all of the adjustments.