DeSean Jackson sounds off about top 100 list, too

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Now that the NFL has unveiled all players who made it onto the list of the league’s top 100, as determined by ballots cast by some but not all players, players omitted from the list are sounding off.

Count Washington receiver DeSean Jackson among the disgruntled.

They still count me out,” Jackson said on Twitter, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “What they thought I ain’t Still one of the SiCcest Wideouts In Tha Game?? Jus watch & See They ain’t Neva Love a Real one anyway My Family taken Care of 4 life & Ima continue 2 ball on they ass.”

It’s no surprise Jackson didn’t make the top 100 in the 2016 list. Last year, he missed seven games and finished with only 528 receiving yards. Given the voting process, which requires all players who vote to list off the top of their heads the top 20 players in the league, it’s no surprise that the top 20 (and, in turn, the top 100) will skew toward the “what have you done for me lately?” category.

That’s why Colts quarterback Andrew Luck landed at No. 92. It’s why 2015 league MVP Cam Newton finished at No. 1.

It’s also why Jackson finished at No. 50 in 2015; he had 1,169 receiving yards in 2014, his first year with Washington.

So the list doesn’t reflect the best 100 players of the current year. It identifies the best 100 players of the prior season. And if the NFL were candid about what the list reflects — that it’s not a prediction of the best players for the year to come but a snapshot of the players that other players regarded as the best during the season that is over and done and gone and by most forgotten — an inherently meaningless list will have even less meaning.

48 responses to “DeSean Jackson sounds off about top 100 list, too

  1. You are not that good anymore..if you played in dallas you would be the #5 wr behind dez , Beasley, williams and butler

  2. The process is flawed in many ways, but one of the ways is it requires disagreement to fill out the list. Say you poll 100 players and ask for their top 20. If all 100 players agreed that Player X was the 21st-best player in the NFL, he wouldn’t even make the top 100 because he wouldn’t be on any of the lists. But if a handful of them had Player Y on their list, he would be in the top 100 even if every other player agreed that he wasn’t in the top 1,000.

  3. Jerry944 thinks that Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley are better than Garçon.. Jackson..Doctson and Crowder???! Hahahahahahaha keep thinking that chief, not to mention Reed and Paul. By the way the Skins WR Corp has been pegged as one of the best in the league by many outlets…. Take off the homer glasses fool

  4. The list is dumber than Cowboys fans that think their team is any more than America’s punchline

  5. The list is what it is…NFL Network needed programming and so this is the result.

  6. Show it in the training room and on the field DeSean. Until you show some dedication to your art there will be skeptics.

  7. The list does mean something. If it didn’t the players bitching would not be. Just sayin. May mean nothing to the fans but it does to the players.

  8. You said that when the players vote they are asked to name the top 20 players in the league. Then later you said that the results “identifies the best 100 players of the prior season. ”

    Those two things are not the same. For example, I might consider Andrew Luck as one of the best 20 players in the League–in an overall sense of the term that is not dependent on the specific results he had last season. But if I am specifically asked to name the 20 best players who had the best season in 2015 that is an entirely different thing. Andrew Luck couldn’t possibly make the list because he didn’t play enough.

    Many, many sports writers made fun of the results because Andrew Luck wasn’t ranked higher. But the lack of specific directions makes the list meaningless. Nobody knows what they are voting for and as a result, all people are left on their own to interpret what the results mean.

    A first year college student in a psychology class knows that all people who are asked to complete a survey must work from the exact same directions.

  9. Jackson clearly isn’t top 100 in the league in spelling.

    Unless we want to continue to pretend that it’s acceptable to slaughter our primary language in the US…in that case…he’s so cool!!!!!!!

    Grammar police have no chance. The idiots have won this contest…and it has been a blowout.

  10. Top 100 and what you think of DeSean Jackson as a person aside, if he puts up 1100 yards receiving and stretches the field so Jordan Reed and Garcon can operate underneath look out for this offense.

  11. I don’t think the reigning NFL MVP should necessarily rank number one in the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players.” That’s overly simplistic, and doesn’t take into account postseason play, among other things. I can’t imagine either Brady or Rodgers playing like Cam did under the brightest lights on the biggest stage in the biggest game. Keep in mind, Brady and the injury-riddled Patriots faced that same Broncos defense twice last season in what were both very close, competitive games, unlike Super Bowl 50. Both Brady and Rodgers should be ranked over Newton. What’s most impressive to me about Brady—even above and beyond his resume as one of the game’s all-time greats—is the fact that he continues to play at the top of his game, even now as he’s about to turn 39. Brady’s age-defying, on-field performance is nothing short of amazing. I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb in predicting that there will never again be the likes of him at quarterback in New England.

  12. “And if the NFL were candid about what the list reflects — that it’s not a prediction of the best players for the year to come but a snapshot of the players that other players regarded as the best during the season that is over and done and gone and by most forgotten — an inherently meaningless list will have even less meaning.”

    Obviously this is what the list is. Does the NFL really have to label it this way to avoid confusion?

    I understand taking a shot at all things associated with the league is what we do here on PFT, but fussing over the off season programming of the NFL Network is a bit over the top.

  13. “What they thought I ain’t Still one of the SiCcest Wideouts In Tha Game?? Jus watch & See They ain’t Neva Love a Real one anyway My Family taken Care of 4 life & Ima continue 2 ball on they ass.”

    And I didn’t think Ebonics was a real thing!

  14. This list is nothing more that a filler for the NFL network between seasons. Nobody takes it seriously, nobody believes that the players actually get their say included. This list is nothing more than a waste of time so that uneducated NFL fans can argue about something until the real games start.

    Funny how Olivier Vernon, the DE who just got over $50 mil guaranteed from the Giant’s and was one of the most sought after FA of the offseason, is not one of the top 100 players in the NFL?

    Or that Andy Dalton, Blake Bortles and Alex Smith had better seasons than Kirk Cousins?

    Gimmie a break.

  15. I’m guessing players can vote for members on their team. How else would Andrew Luck have made the list? He missed games due to injury and had an off year.

  16. The only thing dumber than the 100 best players list is weekly Power Rankings of teams.

  17. Ok Check this out…..Desean missed some games with the hamstring injury as we all know

    Dez Bryant missed some games due to the broken foot

    If Dez is soooo much better than how come Desean put up better stats than Dez????

    Feel free to explain!!!!

  18. Dez Bryant 31 rec. 401 yds 3 TDs

    Desean Jackson 30 rec. 528 yds. 4 TDs

    Once again….If Dez made it on the list,I`m not seeing why D-Jax is not on the list!!!!!

  19. Not sure why any player would give a crap about being a top 100 unless it’s written in your contract that you be in this worthless garbage.

  20. Jackson is a little worm who only plays well when he feels like its in his own best interest. Takes so many plays off with very little effort.

    The one thing he is good at is crying like a 5 year old girl.

  21. D Jax, complaining, crying. Tantrums. What a fine individual. How many times has he dropped the ball before crossing the goal line in his college/nfl career. I think its 4. As my old coach used to say “that boys mind aint long as a mustard seed!”

  22. These players are so dumb, it is a subjective list, it means nothing, but they feel slighted for one reason or another.

  23. He’s never been more than a WR3, and never will be. So quit crying, DeSean.

  24. Maybe it’s because he took the first half of the season off. Sounds like Desean would be surprised about showing up healthy for the start of the season. Hamstring injuries at the start of the season are usually indicative of someone who hasn’t been working out, especially when they have a rep for skipping training camp.

  25. What language does MeSean speak?

    “What they thought I ain’t Still one of the “

  26. I just ran MeSean’s comments through a translator, this is what came out:

    I’m surprised and disappointed that my peers don’t consider me one of the top wide receivers.

    Maybe my peers didn’t vote for me because I am not a team player and they don’t like me.

    It doesn’t matter what my peers think because I’ve earned millions of dollars and wont go bankrupt until at least three years after I retire.

  27. He could miss 15 games for injury and still make top 3 in a poll of the most illiterate players in the league.

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