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Old 11-05-2010, 09:46 PM  
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NFL top 100 and Derrick Thomas....

So the NFL Network recently aired the finale to their ten part series called NFL's top 100 players. The episodes came and went, and finally, last night, the entire series was over with. Over, without any mention of Derrick Thomas.

Now, the fact that the so called experts didn't consider Derrick Thomas a top 100 player isn't necessarily what bothers me. It's some of the names that ARE considered top 100 player OF ALL TIME, ahead of Derrick Thomas.


Michael Strahan for instance. Strahan retired with 141.5 career sacks, 794 career tackles, 4 career interceptions for 2 TD's, 21 forced fumbles and 15 fumble recoveries for 1 TD, plus 1 safety. A total of 20 points scored over a 15 year career. He was also named to the Pro Bowl roster seven times.

While Derrick Thomas had 126.5 career sacks, 654 career tackles, 1 career interception, 41 forced fumbles and 19 fumble recoveries for for 4 touchdowns, plus 3 safeties. A total of 30 points scored in an 11 year career. He was also named to the Pro Bowl roster nine times.


Each player had a moment that will jump out at you.

For Strahan, that moment was his record breaking season of 22.5 sacks. Which, some people think was a "gift" record.

As for Thomas, that would either be his 20 sack season, or his record setting 7 sacks in one game.

Looking at each players body of work, does anyone think Strahan deserves to be in the top 100 while Derrick Thomas does not?
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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I'd generally give the nod to a lineman over a linebacker with similar sack stats, but in this case I'd take Derrick Thomas over Michael Strahan. I don't view Strahan as a Top 100 player at all, and DT is borderline Top 100, maybe not quite.

I really think they should weight by position and not have so many freaking quarterbacks on the list.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:49 PM   #3
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:50 PM   #4
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The bigger omission was Willie Roaf.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:01 PM   #5
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can someone please post a list of that top 100?
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:01 PM   #6
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The bigger omission was Willie Roaf.

Oh, wow. You're right.

What tackles are on the list? I know Munoz is, but I might take Roaf over Munoz. Roaf was a god.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:02 PM   #7
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Oh, wow. You're right.

What tackles are on the list? I know Munoz is, but I might take Roaf over Munoz. Roaf was a god.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:10 PM   #8
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:20 PM   #9
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:33 PM   #10
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Winning a superbowl must have been a requirement for that list.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:48 PM   #11
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DT and Strahan would both deserve it i would think. I haven't seen this list though
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:52 PM   #12
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:01 PM   #13
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I'm of the opinion that...

D.T. deserves top 100 recognition, but...

...so does Strahan.

They were both players that other teams, LITERALLY, had to "plan" around....had to "prepare" for...

THAT is top 100 to me. Just sayin'
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:05 PM   #14
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Roaf, left off??? Seriously?

No way. No way, in hell.

That PROOVES this 'list' is worthless.....
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