Okay, so at first I was pretty peeved when Fred Taylor was not named as an All Pro for this last decade. I kept wondering why Fred wasn't named and Jamal Lewis was. I can understand why Tomlinson, James, and Alexander were choosen, they were better, but Lewis? I love looking at and comparing stats, when I compared the two players I saw that Jamal Lewis' stat line for the last 10 years looks like this,
Rushing Yards: 10607
4.2 yard, avg 58 TDs
Receiving Yards: 1879
8.5 yard, avg 4 TDs
He did all that in 131 games with 126 starts. Now check out Fred's line.
Rushing Yards: 9585
4.6 yard avg, 46 TDs
Receiving Yards: 1874 8.0 yard avg, 5 TDs
During this span Fred played in 121 games with 115 starts. Keep in mind that 5 of those games he did not start in were with the Patriots.
Even though the stats are in favor of Jamal, I am a Jag Homer and call me crazy but Fred Taylor was a better player than Jamal was. If it was not for the injuries Fred would have been ahead. I think he should have gotten the All Pro stamp but oh well, there's always the Hall of Fame.
Do you think Fred Taylor should be an All Pro?
Yes, Fred is an all time great. (50 votes)
No, the numbers don't support it. (15 votes)
65 total votes