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Jrudi
08-25-2011, 06:36 PM
Micheal Lombardi of NFL.com gave out Red Chip and Blue Chip Rankings (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d821b7605/article/blue-chips-and-red-chips-defensive-position-rankings) for each potions in the NFL.

Definition of a blue-chip player
Player demonstrates rare abilities and can create mismatches that have an obvious impact on the game
Is a premier player in the league and a weapon on the field
Combines competitiveness and skill to have a consistent championship-level performance
Rates in the top five at his position in the league
Definition of a red-chip player
Player has abilities that can create mismatches vs. most opponents in the league
Is a featured player on the team and has impact on the outcome of the game
Player can't be taken out of the game in one-on-one matchup
Has a consistent level of performance each week
Plays at a championship level performance
Rates in the top 10 at his position in the league

He gave some love to a few Chiefs that I thought was nice. A few that would be Expected, and a Few that were a surprise (the average analyst usually bypasses love for these players)

We only had 1 Blue Chip Recipient : Eric Berry
and Lombardi had this to say " The top two players here were easy to pick (Reed & Palomalu). Berry might be moving into that group if he has another season like his rookie year."

And a handful of Red Chip Recipients : Tamba Hali, Jamaal Charles, and Brandon Flowers (who I was presently surprised to see on this list because he usually doesn't get much love when the conversation of top DB's in the league come up)

Dwayne Bowe fell just short, but Lombardi did make this comment "Dwyane Bowe of the Chiefs was the hardest omission. He had 10 touchdowns last season, but it never felt like he could take over a game." (There was actually a typo because Bowe had 15 TD's)

Overall I can agree with most of these rankings! I think with one more year we could see Bowe move into a Red Chip Role, and Charles and Hali move into a Blue Chip Role. Nice to see our boys getting some love!

SIC J
08-25-2011, 07:32 PM
Just saw that list. That list is dumb. Where is Tony Gonzalez?!?!

IslandKing77
08-25-2011, 07:35 PM
Atlanta.

Canada
08-25-2011, 07:36 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

SIC J
08-25-2011, 07:43 PM
Just when you thought someone couldn't get any dumber, they prove you wrong. And I'm sure Canada, who follows me around on here like a teenage groupie and is still on my ignore list posted something equally as dumb.

Chiefs fanatic
08-25-2011, 10:52 PM
I'm surprised Berry got blue chip while Charles didn't. I also think Bowe should have gotten at least red chip.

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08-25-2011, 11:14 PM
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IslandKing77
08-25-2011, 11:24 PM
I'm surprised Berry got blue chip while Charles didn't. I also think Bowe should have gotten at least red chip.

I think it's just more worthless blather from these talking heads that like to create the impression they know what they're talking about. Case in point, didn't Dwayne Bowe have 15 TD's last year, not 10 ? This is readily available information, it's just out there for anyone with the internet and the abitlity to type nfl.com... and this guy works for the NFL network and can't get it right. And this was a big deal last year, he was on track for busting the record.

I don't know why but these guys just hate the Chiefs. It has always seemed that way to me.

By the way, Lombardi isn't even his real last name, he changed it to get an 'in' with the industry. Lombardi, the LaConfora's, and Breer's can all just go play on the highway. I'm tired of hearing football 'insight' from guys who didn't and couldn't have even played the game in highschool. Every time I see LaConfora's ugly mug on TV I just think to myself, get the eFF away from me you creepy looking chess geek.

DEBERGLOVER
08-25-2011, 11:24 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome

DEBERGLOVER
08-25-2011, 11:25 PM
Thats kinda how I feel about John Clayton.

IslandKing77
08-25-2011, 11:26 PM
Where is Tony Gonzalez?!?!

Where's Otis Taylor?!?! Where's Joe Montana?!?! Why didn't they put Trent Green on that there list?

DEBERGLOVER
08-25-2011, 11:28 PM
How bout JJ birden

IslandKing77
08-25-2011, 11:32 PM
I'm very mad at you Deber, I looked up John Clayton... that **** is going to give me nightmares. There are some things you just can't unsee.

Jrudi
08-26-2011, 03:03 PM
Thats kinda how I feel about John Clayton.

John Clayton's got an ugly mug man!

I've been thinking that for years! does kinda give me the creeps!

It does seem like the media holds back the love for our Chiefs, but I think mainly because it's a small market.... if you think about it, the teams you hear most about are teams like NY Jets and Giants, Chargers, Philly, New England....

You hear about the Packers and Colts (smaller market teams), but it seems like across the U.S. as a whole you will find a majority of GB and Indy fans, more so than chiefs fans.

oh well, I like not getting the love and surprising people, no one thought we would do good last year, and they still don't think we are for real this year! lets show em who we are!

bbacker51
08-26-2011, 04:10 PM
I would think that Colquitt would be on there. Not kidding.

Hayvern
08-26-2011, 04:31 PM
I'm surprised Berry got blue chip while Charles didn't. I also think Bowe should have gotten at least red chip.

Sorry, no way:

Definition of a red-chip player
Player has abilities that can create mismatches vs. most opponents in the league

No, Bowe cannot do this, in fact, he has had issues in this very area.

Is a featured player on the team and has impact on the outcome of the game

Sometimes, but not consistently, some games last year he was not even mentioned.

Player can't be taken out of the game in one-on-one matchup

Not Bowe, he can be taken out of a game in a one on one matchup.

Has a consistent level of performance each week

The biggest knock on Bowe has always been consistency. That is the number one problem with him.

Plays at a championship level performance

Sometimes, but not consistently.

Rates in the top 10 at his position in the league

I am not sure about this one, I believe he is just out of the top ten in almost all categories with the exception of dropped passes.