Aaron Rodgers, Aaron, Christian Mccaffrey discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
Join I have. Listened we're all working hard I'm going to take a couple of days off. Hang out with my family and you all Friday. Friday okay, so we're GONNA. Make today show count. We're going to put everything into it today. Listen I've given up on the hair I just I don't know what I'm doing, we. Can keep banging on me for the hair. It is what it is I'm keeping it real. This is authentic me. This is me without a comb. Okay, so pro football focus is something I. Follow I, liked the guys there don't always think they're right, but I followed them. They're kind of back in my good graces. They did the top ten NFL players. They rank the top fifty. I'll just give you the top ten. It's not the most valuable. It's not about stats, although stats matter. Aaron Donald of the Rams Number One Patrick Mahomes Jones Atlanta Quinton Nelson Colts George kiddle tied niners. Michael Thomas Six saints. Russell Wilson should be higher, but seven's fine Lamar Jackson Eight de'andre Hopkins Nine. Christian McCaffrey ten. No problem with it I move some people up some people down. Mostly right Aaron Rodgers. Did Not make the fifty. Now. He makes my top fifty I absolutely think he's influential. He has a unique skill set. He's really smart. He runs around. He makes place. He's in my top fifty. But they had three packers in the top fifty. Aaron wasn't one of them. And they use data. and. They had Davante Adams at thirty, eight, forty to tackle David back. The area and forty four was Kenny Clarke by the way they all all make my top fifty two. Aaron would, but he didn't make. There's and it was interesting because this week I have talked about. Why is Aaron Rodgers the last two years led the NFL in throwaways, two different coaches. Why because I think he's protecting his legacy. More than elevating I think he's become a very safe quarterback. The Great Young quarterbacks in this league mahomes and Carson Wentz jump out to me. They are risk takers. They are gunslingers. I think going forward for the young. Young coaches. They are risk takers I think that's the future of the NFL. -servative I think it's more progressive more risk oriented. Than it's ever been and I think a better brand of football. Errands become safer. Far was a gunslinger to the end, but it's interesting when they talk about David Bahktiar tackle one of the things they put in here his he has the hardest pass blocking responsibility of any tackle protecting Aaron Rodgers a quarterback who holds the holds the ball longer than almost all other passers. throwaways holding the ball longer. Paralyzed, by making a mistake or throwing an interception, not just letting it rip like a Mahomes like Carson wentz. Don't tell me it's all about weapons. Carson Winston Avenue Weapons. So this is what we've gone back and forth on, it's not I would have in my top fifty. My point is been I think is easy aged. He's become a safe quarterback I. Don't think maybe it is his DNA I think he's at his best kind. Let her rip plantain afoot, and letting it rip and get some interceptions. This is what Greg Cosell has said on our show now for three straight years. Say What you want about. How in riders a he's super talented. We know that he'll be a hall of Famer, but Aaron Rodgers over the last number of years has evolved, or one could say devolved into a player that plays a lot outside or structure and outside of Rhythm, and when you get a chance to watch the coaching tape as I do and this is not an interpretation. This is what the tape tells you. He leaves a lot of throws on the field within the timing of. Of the offense that are there to be thrown and I guarantee that that bothers medical floor and given the age of Rogers, and and who knows how long ride just comply the age of Rogers and mental floor clearly coming off last season, having probably pretty much carte blanche at this point I think he's looking to say hey. I'M GONNA. Start to put this offense together. The way I wanted to look and will rogers is great. I'm a little frustrated with the way our offense plays out. They draw plays Aaron things. There's too much risk. He throws it away. Holds it too long. What leflore talk about that clip from the rich Eisen show? What did? Matt Leflore recently Santa Press Conference. We're not dynamic enough. PF telling you. They got players. Players this goes back I'm not trying to be right I like getting it right. I see something I observe something I, say something, and then in recent days pro football Focus Matt Leflore. Come out and say yeah. I mean there's there's there's a structure of a play. He won't do what the coaches want. He wants to do it his way. His way to me has become too safe. Here's.