[QUOTE=NY2FLDWC85;4502501]I understand where you're coming from sg3, because I myself felt the same way when I first found out that [B]Mangold wasn't mentioned as a top 20 player[/B]. But then, I started to understand the concept of this ranking/list of top 100 NFL Players.
If this were 2009 or 2010, Nick Mangold would have been on this list. In 2009 we made it to the AFC Championship game and set a Franchise record for most rushing yards during a single season. Mangold was healthy and led the way. In 2010 we ranked top 5 in rushing. Last year? Not only was Mangold hurt, missed a couple games, and took a good 3-4 games before getting back to form but the Jets offensive line (being led by Mangold) struggled as a whole. We only ranked 22nd in rushing yards, 30th in average yards per carry and only 12th in rushing TD's. When you combine the fact that Mangold missed a couple games, took a couple games to get back to previous form, our run game struggles etc, etc... And you'll understand why Mangold wasn't listed as one of the top 100 performers of 2011.
With all that said, if this were a list of the current top 100 NFL players? Both Ferguson (A franchise LT) and Nick Mangold (An All-Pro Center) would be listed. So would Peyton Manning. Guys such as Tim Tebow wouldn't be on this list. The last time they created this list? I believe Mangold was ranked 47th and Ferguson ranked 79th heading into last season.
It is what it is, Mangold has had a great career dating back to 2006, will continue to have a great career starting in 2012 but last season? 2011 was a down year for not only Ferguson and Mangold, but for our entire offensive line. Looking forward to watching these guys bounce back stronger than ever. They'll make the list heading into 2013. Guaranteed.[/QUOTE]
:eek: Mangold's a great center but top 20 player in the league? No... just... just. stop. you're starting to embarrass yourself.