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    Blue Chip Red Chip

    Great Article!! Although i also disagree with the coaches analysis. Sorry it was too long, you have to click over to the article for the rest....

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    Former GM, NFL.com Writer Michael Lombardi Lists Steelers Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown As 'Red Chip' Prospects

    Former NFL general manager and current NFL.com writer Michael Lombardi released his annual "Blue and Red Chip Prospects" list this week ([URL="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000055261/article/eli-manning-rob-gronkowski-among-bluered-chips-on-offense"]offense[/URL]/[URL="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000055554/article/darrelle-revis-jason-pierrepaul-among-bluered-chips-on-defense"]defense and head coach[/URL]), and a few [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/pittsburgh-steelers"]Steelers[/URL] players qualified and blue and red chippers.
    It's a fun way to break down the best players in the league into two simple groups; the best (red) and the best of the best (blue).
    The Steelers landed many players on both sides of the ball in one of the two groups, and coach Mike Tomlin made the cut as well.

    Quarterbacks

    Blue Chips
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1977/aaron-rodgers"]Aaron Rodgers[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/green-bay-packers"]Packers[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1653/tom-brady"]Tom Brady[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-england-patriots"]Patriots[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning"]Eli Manning[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants"]Giants[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1998/drew-brees"]Drew Brees[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-orleans-saints"]Saints[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1630/ben-roethlisberger"]Ben Roethlisberger[/URL], Steelers

    Red Chips
    Cam Newton, [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/carolina-panthers"]Panthers[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3058/matt-schaub"]Matt Schaub[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/houston-texans"]Texans[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34919/joe-flacco"]Joe Flacco[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/baltimore-ravens"]Ravens[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3028/philip-rivers"]Philip Rivers[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/san-diego-chargers"]Chargers[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71131/matthew-stafford"]Matthew Stafford[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/detroit-lions"]Lions[/URL]


    Wide Receiver
    Blue Chips
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/19053/calvin-johnson"]Calvin Johnson[/URL], Lions
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1741/larry-fitzgerald"]Larry Fitzgerald[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/arizona-cardinals"]Cardinals[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz"]Victor Cruz[/URL], Giants
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34568/jordy-nelson"]Jordy Nelson[/URL], Packers
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/131126/a-j-green"]A.J. Green[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/cincinnati-bengals"]Bengals[/URL]

    Red Chips
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71118/mike-wallace"]Mike Wallace[/URL], Steelers
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2728/andre-johnson"]Andre Johnson[/URL], Texans
    Steve Johnson, [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/buffalo-bills"]Bills[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3003/vincent-jackson"]Vincent Jackson[/URL], [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/tampa-bay-buccaneers"]Buccaneers[/URL]
    Brandon Marshall, [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/chicago-bears"]Bears[/URL]
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2005/marques-colston"]Marques Colston[/URL], Saints
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1956/greg-jennings"]Greg Jennings[/URL], Packers
    Steve Smith, Panthers
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2545/wes-welker"]Wes Welker[/URL], Patriots
    [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108636/antonio-brown"]Antonio Brown[/URL], Steelers

    ...

    Coaches
    Blue chips
    Mike McCarthy, Packers
    Bill Belichick, Patriots
    Tom Coughlin, Giants
    Jim Harbaugh, 49ers
    John Harbaugh, Ravens

    Red chips
    Mike Tomlin, Steelers
    Andy Reid, [URL="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/philadelphia-eagles"]Eagles[/URL]
    Mike Smith, Falcons
    Jim Schwartz, Lions
    Gary Kubiak, Texans
    I really enjoy Lombardi's writing and I think he does a great job with this list, as he does every year. He completely missed the mark here.
    I get Coughlin and Belichick being blue, but McCarthy's best team lost (badly) in the first round of the playoffs, and Jim Harbaugh has coached one season. And his brother? Please. Oddly, Lombardi mentioned: "Tomlin is a blue-chip coach in my mind, but the Harbaugh family took two spots."
    They shouldn't have taken any.
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    How exactly are one hit wonders like Victor Cruz, A.J. Green, and Jordy Nelson suddenly bluechippers, but Roddy White, who has 5 straight seasons with 1150+ yards receiving not even get mentioned at all?


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    Terrible list.
    1. Carl Lawson-DE/OLB Auburn
    2. Marcus Williams-FS Utah
    3 Jake Butt-TE Michigan
    3B. Raekwon McMillan-ILB tOSU
    4. Ahkello Witherspoon-CB Colorado
    5. Eddie Vanderdoes-DT/DE UCLA
    6. Josh Malone-WR Tennessee
    7. Tarik "The Human Joystick" Cohen-RB/WR/PR, NCA+T

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    Anyone else find it odd he left Peyton Manning off the list completely while there's guys like Flacco, Newton, Schaub, Rivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    How exactly are one hit wonders like Victor Cruz, A.J. Green, and Jordy Nelson suddenly bluechippers, but Roddy White, who has 5 straight seasons with 1150+ yards receiving not even get mentioned at all?
    Excellent point.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Lombardi - Winner, Cow Chip category!

    Really, some of those receivers are questionable at best.


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    It looks like just a top ten listing repackaged into the chip categories. I think he was confused over receivers because there are more than ten, the only category.. nt know if you guys clicked over to the article but they have Wood coming as the #2 OLB. Polamalu as well...but he is overrated.... and Maurkice is in the top 5 centers. Just another list but I spose but i thought it had a lot of steelers.
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    Its about 85% accurate..

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    The article/writer loses all credibility by stating that the Harbaugh brothers are blue chip....

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