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NFL Top 100: My Reaction


I recently finished watching the NFL Network’s 2nd edition of the Top-100 list. My first reaction was why the heck weren’t Michael Roos and/ or David Stewart on the list. It seems that NFL players fall into the same trap as the media, picking players that are popular AND good over players that are just flat out good.

Chris Johnson was the lone Tennessee Titan on the list at #100. I don’t know what I am more shocked by; Johnson being on the list or Roos not being on it. They are both talented enough to be on it, but Roos had a much better season than Johnson. Other things that irritated me included Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning. Peyton is probably the only player in NFL history that could make a list like this without taking a snap the entire season, simply because everyone is afraid of him.

The Titans have a handful of players that could hear their names called on next year’s NFL Top-100, they just have to stay healthy…we don’t have Peyton. Here they are:

Chris Johnson: He won’t make the list if he duplicates last season’s numbers,  but Johnson is set for a good year. With an improved offensive line and even more weapons outside, Johnson doesn’t have any more excuses.

Kenny Britt: If Britt stays healthy for at least 13 games you can bet money he is on the list next year.

Michael Roos: This guy is in the same class as Jake long, Joe Thomas and Jason Peters.

David Stewart: If Chris Johnson has a monster year, it probably means Stewart was the best right tackle in the NFL. He deserves to be on the list, but exposure is limited in Tennessee.

Colin McCarthy: He would have to take a big step forward this year and start every game, but McCarthy is the real deal. He has the personality and tenacity to get national media attention.

Jason McCourty: McCourty isn’t a top-10 cornerback today, but he is certainly heading in that direction.

Jake Locker: I think Locker has the smallest chance out of all these guys to make the list. A second year quarterback would have to have a monster season and make the playoffs, but Locker is my guy and I am going to stand by him. If he starts week one and lights it up against that competition he will certainly be in the conversation.

The Titans haven’t been a team of superstars in almost 10 years, but they are heading in that direction. How did you react to NFL Network’s Top-100? Which Titans do you think have the potential to be on next year’s list?

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  • Drake

    The Titans never get the same respect other teams get because we are in he AFC south which is probably the easiest Divisions in the NFL. Other than Warren Sapp naming us one of the surprise teams of 2012, we get minimum media time which is a blessing! It seems like the day after draft day is when we have sparked some Media talk-age.

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  • http://www.justinlstewart.com/ jstitansized

     @Drake It’s too early to start drinking… ha ha ha. But seriously, easiest division in the NFL? I admit it has lightened up since Manning left but the Texans and Titans are two of the best teams in the NFL and the Jaguars defense has definitely stepped up. Now if you want to talk about the Rams and the Seahawks, I’ll be much more agreeable with that and the NFC West, which is the weakest in the NFL.

  • JasonPeters

    Chase, I’m with you on Roos. If Roos were on a large market team, he would get the same respect as those guys you’ve mentioned. It would be nice for us to advance so he could get the recognition. I don’t think I’ve ever heard any of the analysts talk him up, or point out how he’s played every single game since drafted. If anything, his being a 2′nd round pick makes his accomplishments that much more impressive after seeing Long and Thomas go #1 and #3 overall respectively in their drafts.

  • dalan28

    I pretty much agree with you on everything you said except about Jason mccourty I mean really?..seriously the guy is average at best. I mean yea he had 100+ tackles but he was thrown to 117 times, that’s the third highest in the nfl and gave up 71 receptions and quarterbacks were completing 62 percent of there passes against him. I rather see Tommie Campbell start ahead of him he has so much potential I mean he can’t do any worse than what mccourty did but hey that’s what I think

  • http://www.justinlstewart.com/ jstitansized

     @dalan28 You’d have trouble finding people to agree with you on Jason McCourty. Here’s some awesome stats for you to check out from ProFootballFocus: http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/07/10/better-draft-pick-devin-or-jason-mccourty/ McCourty is as solid as they come, which is why he’s number one on the depth chart and they were willing to part with Finnegan.

  • JasonPeters

     @jstitansized  @dalan28 Co-Sign. Call it homerism if you want.

  • chasemaher1

     @JasonPeters  @jstitansized  @dalan28 McCourty is a good not great CB. 
     
    AFC south is def one of the worst in the league…but who cares.