#ThrowBackThursday To When This Idiot Said This

Predicting the future of star collegian players may be the easiest job ever. If you’re wrong you’re wrong but by this point it’s about 3 years down the road and nobody remember. I mean look at Mel Kiper, the guy gets paid millions to be wrong for a couple months a year. And this guy, Mr. Bedard, reminds us of just how insanely wrong some of the college player projections can be. 

Needless to be say, he predicted the soon to be greatest tight end to ever play football as a complete bust. 

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Never forget.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Calm down on that greatest TE to ever play stuff. He is 6 years in and will have to play a nice chunk of the back end of his career without Brady. Not saying he won’t be the greatest, but check back in 5-7 years.

  2. Greatest Tight End ever? Tony Gonzalez, as a tight end, is ranked among the top wide receivers of all time. Gronk has a long way to go before he catches Tony G.

        • I wish I was but sadly not bud.

          Averages per season:
          Gronk: 76 catches, 1,078 yards, 13 TDs, 14.2 yards per catch
          Gonzalez: 78 catches, 896 yards, 7 TDs, 11.4 yards per catch

          • Actually he played for 17 years, and it strengthens his argument as to why he is the best TE ever. Arguing with someone like you is not even worth it though because you are probably too stupid to understand all of the factors that go into claiming someone as “the greatest ever.” There is this thing called an aging curve, which starts to decline around 27-29. The fact that Tony G maintained those numbers for as long as he did is incredible. Not to mention Gronk has had Tom Brady his entire career.

          • Firstly, nobody is arguing. It’s called a discussion. Secondly, It’s cute that you’ve taken so much offence to my point and you show a clear emotional attachment to Gonzalez but you are forgetting one major thing. Tight end is not all about recieving, it’s also about blocking and Gonzalez was a less than stellar blocker. Gronk is the best blocking tight end in the game.

          • Here’s a more accurate analysis to your claim. Its called checking your math.

            5,555 yards in 6 seasons equates to 925 yards per season. 380 receptions equates to 63 receptions per season. 65 TDs = 10 TDs. Gronks average line of 63/925/10 doesn’t seem as impressive when you actually calculate stats correctly.

            Actually, I’m wrong. Your math isn’t wrong. The yahoo sports blogger you plagiarized rather than actually get your own info’s math is off. Well not necessarily off, just he prorated Gronk’s stats to full 16 game seasons, basically what he may have ended up with had he not missed 16 games (a whole season’s worth) with injuries, but you failed to mention that in your argument.

            Those aren’t real stats, just “what could have been”s Its like a guy who gets hurt in week 1 but had a monster 10 rec 150 yard 2 TD performance. Dude’s prorated stats for the whole season would be 160 rec 2,400 yards and 32 TDs, all easily NFL records. Its an exaggeration, but see why prorated shit doesn’t count. More realistically though, is in those stats you copied, 2013 would have been Gronk’s best year. He played 7 games, but prorate his 592 yards over a full season and 1,353 yards would have been his most. The 89 catches would have been 2nd most. All stats that never actually happened because he was hurt.

            You cant ignore injuries because players who get hurt a lot and miss games are less valuable. Also, when comparing a guy who did it over 17 years to a guy who did it for 6, obviously the older player will have his “past prime” seasons in there, while Gronk is still in his prime. While Gonzalez was still putting up impressive numbers at 36 in his penultimate season, to imaging Gronk doing the same for another 11 years, with his injury history, isn’t gonna happen. These stat comparisons always favor the younger player though..

          • I haven’t even bothered to read more than 10 or so words of that. This isn’t a lit class. Please refer to my comment below regarding blocking. Good day.

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