NFL Network’s Top 100 list continues to provide plenty of us with things to discuss during the slow months. Which qualifies it for, you know, the Mt. Rushmore of time-killing topics.
Most recently, Ravens running back Ray Rice provided a mixed review as to two of the specific rankings. Appearing on NFL Network, Rice expressed agreement with his placement at No. 13 (behind only two running back), and disagreement with quarterback Joe Flacco’s position at No. 19.
Rice is wrong on both. He’s too high, and Flacco is too low.
“I think Joe should be ranked a lot higher,” Rice said. “It is a ‘right now’ league and what he did with his Super Bowl performance, his playoff performance, he [is] very deserving of being a lot higher in my eyes. I am not saying that because he is my quarterback, I am saying that because, Joe Flacco, I know what he is capable of doing. I have been around the guy, he is a darn good quarterback, a very elite quarterback.”
Rice said that he personally plans to be even more elite in 2013.
“I know I have a lot of great football left in me,” Rice said. “I am going into year six, so it might be time to turn it up another level.”
It’ll be hard to do that, if Rice loses touches to Bernard Pierce. We don’t know what more Flacco needs to do to get to the top 10.