Originally posted by buck:
OK, Patterson is taller, heavier, and just as fast.
Austin is a midget.
Patterson is a one year wonder.
Austin played in 52 games.
Patterson played in 12 games.
But, who has been a better football player. Here are some different numbers.
Patterson 46 778 yards 5 scores
Austin 288 3413 yards 29 scores
Patterson 25 323 yards 3 scores
Austin 109 1031 yards 6 scores
Patterson 4 101 yards 1 score
Austin 34 433 yards 1 score
Patterson 24 671 yards 1 score
Austin 97 2407 yards 4 scores
In 2011, Austin was 3rd in the nation with in long plays with 45 plays of 30+ yards
In 2012, Austin was 1st in the nation in long plays with 73 plays of 30+ yards.
In 2112, Patterson was 14th in the nation in long plays with 38 plays of 30+ yards.
At the end of the day, the most important fact in your argument seems to be that Austin is a midget.
Seriously, which player would Baalke pick?
Comparing stats of a player that has played 1 year of Div 1 football to Austin's career is beyond the realms of stupidity.
[ Edited by SkyGod on Mar 28, 2013 at 8:02 AM ]