View Full Version : Top franchise players under 30

06-10-2009, 09:58 AM
Mario is number 2....

link (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/pgStory?contentId=9658756#sport=NFL&photo=9663140)

1. Matt Ryan

2. Mario Williams - Remember when people snickered at the Texans for eschewing Reggie Bush AND Vince Young to pick a relatively unknown D-lineman from North Carolina State, a basketball school? Now "Super Mario" is a defensive force at age 24, with double-digits in sacks over each of the past two seasons and a constant double-team draw. He has been the guy Houston has built its defense since the 2006 draft, and this season, they appear close to contending for a playoff run for the first time ever.

3. Joe Thomas

4. Adrian Peterson

5. Demarcus Ware

6. Fat Albert

7. Nnamdi Asowhatever

8. Troy Polamalu

9. Larry Fitzgerald

10. Jerod Mayo

06-10-2009, 10:07 AM
No mention of Andre Johnson?

06-10-2009, 10:24 AM
No mention of Andre Johnson?
My thoughts exactly... unless he'll be 30 when the season starts... :thinking:

06-10-2009, 10:30 AM
Nope, he's not turning 30 until July 11, 2011.

06-10-2009, 10:32 AM
Nope, he's not turning 30 until July 11, 2011.
Well in that case I agree with you 100%.

J. Sean Wonton
06-10-2009, 11:00 AM
They get zero credibility after leaving AJ off the list. :aggressive:

06-10-2009, 12:23 PM
They get zero credibility after leaving AJ off the list. :aggressive:

Mayo over AJ is a joke.

06-10-2009, 12:48 PM
AJ not being there is not shocking to me...

I mean...two Texans being put on a list like this would be totally surprising...

06-10-2009, 01:06 PM
They went a little more in favor of defense but it was still pretty even. AJ is right there with Fitz but the post season he had for AZ sure garnished alot of attention.

06-10-2009, 01:10 PM
There are only 10, so they didn't want one team to have multiple guys. I think for age, I can see Mario being picked over AJ

Mr teX
06-10-2009, 01:22 PM
They get zero credibility after leaving AJ off the list. :aggressive:

I thought Matt Ryan being #1 was a joke b/c he's only done it for 1 season. They probably should've put Phillip Rivers who's only 27 on there.

& i can see why AJ wasn't on there. He hasn't caught alot of TD's & we haven't been in the postseason. Add to that the fact that AJ has been slowed in 2 different seasons by injuries &..... I know, I know it's not his fault but i can understand why he wasn't on the list.

06-10-2009, 07:10 PM
I heard that crap about Mario it pissed me off at first, cause I wanted us to get Reggie ,but think what has Reggie or Vince Young done since? nothing good....VY is a cry baby, and Reggie is hurt all the time... Good Call Gary, and Rick.
Well its a good thing for them to recognize talent finally.

06-11-2009, 12:30 AM

06-11-2009, 02:46 PM
This is an odd lost, I think Troy P. should be way higher and it leaves out players such as AJ. Just a wierd list for the most part.