Chris Meyers: The best C in the AFC South

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  1. barrett

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    Pro Football Focus recently did an "all AFC South Team" and found Houston's very own to be -the best.





    So, I watched the film, at least the film of Mr. Meyers playing football for Houston. And um... well, I don't know what to say about this.

    But...

    They also found Demeco Ryans to be not the best.

    Just thought you would like to know.
     
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    Saw this list the other day.... some of the picks strike me as "look how crazy I can be" ... I mean the left guard Ryan Lilja was released by the Colts
     
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    Some people make retarded lists just to be controversial.
     
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    Whoever made that list is smokin dogfood cause crack dont make ya act like that.
     
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    I think there is a Chris Myers on our team, not so sure about Meyers. Meyers must play on the same team as this Kevin Walters guy everyone talks about.
     
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    Wow.

    This is all I have to say about Pro Football Fucus:

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    Guys at PFF, just turn in your NFL Fan badge right now. And your one bullet that you keep in your shirt pocket.
     
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    I cannot STAND that guy. I mean, do people like him (and McClain) have photos of people in positions of power in the media?

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    What? Another list? I've seen enough lists. Everybody has a list. I gotta list. Ghey folks have a lisp. So what?

    Not that there's anything wrong with lists.......


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    I received this on my news feed this morning, and with Myers being listed as the best C, almost made me lose my chocolate milk. :spit:
     
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    this writer has obviously had a frontal lobe lobotomy recently

    just the stupidest thing I have ever read.

    and as for the Kris Jenkins highlight err lowlight, that isn't the only play where he was totally blown up and failed. myers has a highlight reel of getting thrown around like a rag doll...just a pathetic excuse for a center.

    epic fail
     
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    Durant over D-Ryans is ludicrous. I might be a little biased due to D-Ryans being one of my faves, but I don't even think it should be close. Even their stats dictate Ryans was by far the better player.

    Leach had a down year due to the poor running game, but I could still make an argument for him over Hall.

    Meh, I don't even want to get started on the Myers issue.

    I've never been to that particular website before and it appears I never will.
     
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    How about the one play when we're near the red zone, and it's a 4th down play IIRC, and Schaub gets the snap and drops back...and a blitzer comes free right down the pipe (past Myers, who tries to stick an arm out as he whizzes by) and Shcaub has to throw early. Interception. Game over.

    When we watch that play back again, we see that Myers had slid over to his left, trying to set up a possible double-team on a guy...and a LB had come through on a delayed blitz. Myers never made the double-team tackle, and also fails to stop the blitzer.

    In essence, he failed at two things. At the same time. And it caused a turnover.

    There's lots of examples of this sort of thing. Other than our sketchy running back situation, the problem at Center is glaring. It's bad. I don't give a royal red crap about who is playing in place of Pitts, or if Duane Brown can handle his duties at LT. I worry about the Center. Every game. Because it's bad.
     
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    Oh great, and after Kubes reads this, I can already hear "he's our guy and we're glad we have 'the best' ", ....LOL someone post that gratuitous B**tch Slap footage against the Jets as a reminder! Please!
     
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    As the writer of the article (with consultation of some of the other guys) I feel able to address some of the criticisms.

    On the weight of his play Myers got the nod - did he have bad plays? Yes he did, but over the course of the season he did more good things than bad compared to the other centers in the AFC South.

    Meester had a terrible year, Mawae may be a great leader but he's past it, and while Saturday had a good year he was more patchy than Myers.

    As for Ryans - I think he had a good year and would have made some other All Divisional Teams, but Durant was just a better player in my mind (I saw every game of both teams bar 1 or 2 in detail) who made consistently more plays. I realise I'll be in the minority for saying that on this board, but I'm completely objective, have no agenda (I'm a Falcons fan) and have no need to create a controversial list (it doesn't do anything).

    Still, appreciate the criticism and thoughts - footballs a subjective game so I wouldn't expect everyone to think the same.
     
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    A.) Myers is a very good blocker at the second level. When he can get out there, he can be a very good contributor to the run game. Unfortunately, he's a very bad blocker at the first level, especially in pass protection.

    B.) I was a Durant fan when he came out of school. He was a small school guy that not too many people had keyed on, and I thought he'd do well in the NFL. He has. He's not better than Demeco Ryans. You can insist upon the point if you want, and we'll accord your opinion the worth it deserves at that point.
     
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    Well, I think where you failed (in my humble opinion) is the idea that taking the four centers of the four AFC South teams is a good way to line them up and say "This guy is the best of all four."

    Maybe all four of them suck? How about them apples.

    Saying Chris Myers was the best of the lot doesn't make me think he's a good center. There are many other centers in the league to grade him against. Judging him based upon the other three centers in the AFC South is not exactly a good sampling size, is it?

    Are you a Brit? I see that you spelled "realize" with an "s" ("realise"). If so, are you in the U.K. or here in America?

    You might want to cruise by the team message boards before compiling lists. I doubt I could write a proper evaluation on the Falcons, with the exception of the craptastic cornerback you guys just signed.
     
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    Please Colts, trade Saturday for Myers! :evil:
     
  20. HOU-TEX

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    No offense, but you are wrong on both players. As eriadoc said, Myers might be decent in space, but he's terrible at the point of attack and hardly ever has his man on the positive side of the LOS. He's pushed back on the negative side more times than not.

    Durant made more plays than Ryans? Because he had a pick? That's crazy talk. Statistically, Ryans beat Durant in every catagory except the pick. Not only did Ryans have more tackles, but he had more than double the amount of TFL's. It's not even close dude, and frankly, doesn't speak much of your credibility.

    How can you watch all the games of both teams when they both played all but 4-5 games at noon? Plus the fact that a majority of the Jags games were blacked out.
     

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