Scunge wrote:
Bell's receiving numbers? Better than many #1 WRs, are you serious? His numbers aren't even better than many other RBs.
I look at the past two years and what has he done really? Nothing that says he is generational, that his production is so great that he deserves to be paid like a #2 WR as well.
Here is a game, match the receiving production with the RB. I will include number of catches over 20+ yards and 40+ too.
A 127 catches, 1,040 yards, 8.2 avg, 5 TDs, 6 over 20+, 1 over 40+
B 116 catches, 1,336 yards, 11.5 avg, 8 TDs, 19 over 20+, 4 over 40+
C 99 catches, 752 yards, 7.6 avg, 2 TDs, 6 over 20+ yards, 0 over 40+
D 82 catches, 648 yards, 7.9 avg, 3 TDs, 5 over 20+ yards, 1 over 40+
E 74 catches, 652 yards, 8.8 avg, 4 TDs, 7 over 20+ yards, 1 over 40+
1 Matt Forte
2 Leveon Bell
3 Shady McCoy
4 Devonta Freeman
5 David Johnson
Now I don't know about you but whoever that RB was that produced B up above is a stud. That is truly production worthy of being paid extra as a WR, to average 11.5 yards a catch? To score 8 TDs? To have 19 catches over 20+ yards, to have 4 catches over 40+ yards? Wow, that is somebody who is not just talking out of his ass, this is a RB who really can run routes like a WR and actually does get down the field and run more than just check downs out to the flat. Who is this RB I wonder?
Obviously it must be Leveon Bell right? I mean he keeps bragging about he is the best receiving RB in the NFL, about how he runs routes like a WR, so it must be him, right? Wrong, Bell did not have that B production.
So, then Bell must have had that A production right? He must have led all RB in catches with 127, right? He must have gone over 1,040 receiving yards and scored 5 TDs right? Wrong, that was not him either.
Lord, I hope Bell did not produce that C production, that is really the most lame of the 5, to score only 2 TDs, to average a mere 7.6 yards per catch? Surely that can't be him? How can you boldly claim you should be paid like a WR when you put production like that out there?
Like I said, it is a fun game and it really does show how Bell's receiving prowess is overblown, and overrated.
You lying dishonest mofo
Here are Bells real numbers
291/227 = 78%
2005/227 = 8.8
5 TDs
Additionally...it kinda matters alot whos offense a RB is in....and what they are called to do...but you knew that