The odd voting on NFL Network’s Top 100 program continues.
On tonight’s episode of the show, on which the league-owned network counts down the 100 best players in the NFL as voted on by the players (or at least the players who felt like filling out ballots), Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch landed at No. 63. Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Reivs came in at No. 67.
Does anyone really think Stephen Tulloch is better than Darrelle Revis?
Yes, I realize that Revis is coming off a season in which he played in only two games before suffering a serious knee injury. But come on. All indications are that Revis will be back at 100 percent this season, and Revis at 100 percent is one of the league’s truly elite players. Tulloch is most certainly not.
Put it another way: Does anyone really think any team would give up a first-round draft pick and $16 million a year for Tulloch? Because that’s what the Buccaneers gave up for Revis.
The bottom line is that the players who vote for NFL Network’s Top 100 rankings don’t take it very seriously. Which is how we get results like this.