Yes, I know Emmitt played alot longer than Barry. My point is you can't use stats as an ultimate factor.
There seems to be a gap in communication seeing as a few people keep thinking I am saying team success is a huge factor or something of the sort. When in reality all I am saying is that is simply IS a factor not implying the strength of the factor. With that being said I believe it weighs heavier on certain positions yes that is true. But overall my point is to look at the whole picture of the player and the WHOLE picture includes team success. You can't say Flacco didn't contribute to the offense...that is impossible as a starting QB. He may not have been a big factor, but he did contribute at one time or another.
Calvin Johnson wasn't a phenom with Detroit and he still isn't. He is the best receiver in the game, and at the time of their 0-16 season he was a top tier receiver, but that doesn't mean his team's success doesn't affect him.
When Fitz really became a true bonafide monster in EVERYONE'S eyes was when? After leading his Cardinals through the NFC playoffs and right into the Superbowl where he kept on rolling. NO one would have said anything good about that team before the playoffs, but see what happens when impact players at impact positions perform and Fitz nearly took the top off every defense single handed.
Yes you can be great with a bad team, but their is no denying your team success puts you over the edge and if you don't think it does you at least should understand it has to be accounted for. At the end of the day their is only one reason players even step on the field at any position...
This post has been edited by butta55: 05 July 2012 - 03:58 PM