Tony Gonzales over Heath Miller who's one of the only complete TEs that put up good stats
Cant remember who else was on the team.
no way. He deserved it. Didn't have like 113 catches?
yeah, he had a great year.
but with gronk and graham, you can make a case. i would have left gonzo off
you're probably right.
at that point it does get pretty subjective.
I knew witten was going to be a beast coming out of UT. He was very under utilized in knoxville.
Maurkice Pouncey, C, Pittsburgh Steelers
PFF Rating: +1.8
PFF Conference Ranking: 12th
Analysis: Steelers fans will be up in arms about this (as they always are) and accuse us of hating on the younger Pouncey. Nothing could be further from the case. It’s just when you compare Pouncey to his peers there’s absolutely no way any player with a sane mind could pick him over some of the excellent centers in the AFC. That doesn’t mean Pouncey is a bad player, but just because we’re told he should be a once in a generation player doesn’t make it so. You only need to watch him to see how little impact he has on games, while players like Chris Myers are creating the kind of consistent running lanes that sees your team finish with two guys close to or above the 1,000 yard rushing mark.
Key Fact: Pouncey isn’t even the best Pouncey in our eyes. His grade is inferior to that of his twin brother Mike Pouncey (+2.9).
Before we dismiss the above because it is not popular, think for a moment.
How is his impact on the game manifest?
Not as a rookie when he DID make noticable plays, the last two seasons?
Can we run behind him with ANY sort of success? Do YOU have confidence in those runs?
Did we see him getting out in front of people RECENTLY as you SAW him as a rookie?
If YOU NEVER WATCHED THIS TEAM and knew nothing of his rep, would you say at any point last year "wow that guy is a great blocker"? As bad as he can be I DID notice Willie Colon at times when we ran well dominate people. I have not had that feeling from Pouncey since he was a rookie.
Also he plays in a division with some really big and athletic DTs. I think the AFCN is probably one of the tougher divisions for a C. There's some big boys he sees regularly.
Did he PLAY like a probowler the last two seasons?
For example he IS quick off the ball. But He is not creating a lane with that quickness what does it matter.
You mention his "getting to the second level". We SAW THAT in his rookie season alot, which built his rep. He has this ability that others do not have.
How much did you see that LAST SEASON?
In the few games we ran well, I saw Colon creating HUGE lanes. Pouncey was OK but nothing special. When Colon got hurt our interior run game was DONE.
I do agree that our Division is tough for centers, but if you are "the best" elite opposition will not "own" you all the time.
I am sorry but you cannot have a horrid interior run game and "deserve" post season awards as a stinkin center.
Pouncey is resting on the laurels established during his rookie year. He hasn't improved and is far from dominant. Factor in his ridiculous support of Hernandez and you have a guy I'm willing to let walk when his deal is up if he doesn't improve.