Well at least I can understand you now?? You don't think scoring Tds matters all that much, nor the number of catches and
taking those catches into longer gains isn't very important?? You say their important; but you say its a poor way to measure
performance?? I say Big BS. You use them almost exclusively for QBs; and I'll just be looking for the metric board when you
bring it out (:
That isn't what I said at all. It's an antiquated way of trying to compare
players. Just because one player had 800 yards and another had 600 yards, doesn't automatically mean the 800-yard guy is better. Just because someone had 8 touchdowns and another had 4, doesn't mean the 8 TD guy is a better player. Anybody that understands the game of football and how football is so much about situations should understand this concept. All you have to do is look at last year's receiving numbers and see guys like Antonio Brown, Nate Washington, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Pierre Garcon, Jabar Gaffney, and Laurent Robinson all produce at levels comparable to Julio Jones and Greg Jennings, and we all know those guys aren't great receivers (or at least we should know that), and maybe they aren't as good receivers. That should be your indicator that catches, yards, and TDs aren't as important a measuring stick as people make it out to be.
As we all know, Pudge is very black and white. It's all about the statistics with him.
I'm not all about statistics. But I do believe that if you hold an opinion, that opinion should be based off evidence, and thus you should be able to present some semblance of evidence to support that opinion. If you think Barack Obama is a socialist Muslim who is trying to destroy America, then you should have some evidence to support that. If you don't then you are no more credible than that crazy homeless person on the corner shouting obscenities at passerbys.
And in the case of football, that often comes in the form of statistics. If I hold an opinion, but can't find credible evidence to support that opinion, I may not change my opinion completely, but I definitely won't be as adamant about that opinion as I was previously.
But the problem with the majority of football fans is that they still think in these antiquated ways. It's no more evident than with the Pro Bowl voting. The best players are determined to be the guys with the most tackles, interceptions, sacks, catches, yards, touchdowns, etc. And that's a very antiquated, silly, ignorant way of looking at things.
The sad, sad reality is that the majority of fans out there think in this ignorant manner. And I do everything I possible can so that the 20-50 people that regularly post on this message board become a small island of enlightenment in the great sea of ignorance that plagues football fans nationwide.
Eventually, we will reach a point 5, 10, or 20 years from now where "cute stats" will rule the day in football. And then it'll be 2028, and you'll finally be readily accepting the things I've been saying since 2011.
Unfortunately, there are people that I don't believe can be helped. There are people that wallow/revel in ignorance without even knowing it, and simply don't have the mental capacity to comprehend the concept that just because some guy has 54 catches and another has 41, doesn't mean the former is better than the latter. I don't believe any of these people post regularly on this board. But maybe I'm just naive...
He cannot fathom the fact that defenses have to take Julio into account and prepare for him. They did not have to do that for Jenkins.
What defenses? The bad ones like Indianapolis and Carolina? Ok, sure. But the good ones? LIke Houston, Chicago? I'm sorry, that didn't happen. That's a pipe dream. When you look at the fact that Julio Jones best games came against either the worst defenses/secondaries or in games when the Falcons struggled offensively, and when the Falcons offense was at its best, Jones was largely an afterthought tells you that teams weren't too worried about accounting for him.