Re: 6 Pro Bowlers!
posted at 12/30/2010 1:04 AM EST
I would say that he is close to Chung, but has made many more bonehead plays this season than last, but he's far more athletic than Sanders who is average at best in coverage and is better served playing backup strong safety. This doesn't take away from last season when Meriweather was obviously better and absolutely deserving of a Pro Bowl nod.
I can't say I disagree with much you've said, but that's miles away from saying he "sux" and shouldn't be mentioned in balloting. Moreover with decades gone by, with so many Patriot players getting snubbed, overlooked for inferior players who got voted in just because they were Colts or some other sexy pick or due to seniority or history, I would think there would be some support for OUR players? So one of our players got voted in when quite possibly he didn't deserve it, it's about f-ing time.
Say what you want about his inconsistency, his taking chances in coverage, his Dade county slang, dreadlocks or whatever else it is the haters have to say about him, but BM leaves it all out on the field, he lays some devastating hits that obviously hurt him in the process.
More often than not he provides blanket coverage and makes a lot of tackles. He is hands down our best free safety, Chung is our best Strong safety, with Sanders providing depth I'd say we have the best safety group in the NFL, you don't have to agree with this but if someone says "he sux" expect some response from me; suxy players don't play at free safety on teams with 2 losses and one of the best scoring defenses in the league.
Lastly I didn't hurl personal insults in anyones direction, I didn't say Rockdog is this or TCAL is that, if the best way for you two to avoid an actual debate is to paint me as the combative insult hurler by cherry picking general statements in my posts than more power to you, but anyone reading this thread from the beginning will see it for what it is, deflecting away what you can't possibly resolve by simply using sound logic.
Smugness is posting your SAT score and saying "see I'm smarter than you." Smugness is thinking that your line of work or study is that much more important than football or whatever endeavor a man pursues to make himself happy. I'm sure there are some carpenters out there who could join mensa if they really wanted to, does it make them dumb they didn't choose rocket science to better serve you?
Lastly, I'll never point to a player in his mid 20's (who has already legitimately made a Pro Bowl) and make a blanket, absolutist statement like "he sux," we base all our hopes on the future because we know that man can change. I can't read into the mind of Meriweather or Maroney, but then neither can you... I can only go with the one football philosophy that has carried me this decade; In Bill We Trust.
Bill is smarter than both of you in regards to football, that I'm pretty sure of...