Originally posted by 5280High:
I used "degree of objectivity" and chose those words rather than saying purely objective. He holds himself out to be a reporter, whether you think he is or isnt that what he is portraying himself to be and why he cant hold Schefters jock strap.
And its pretty easy to say he's wrong, without even taking fanhood into account... Quality wins, strength of schedule, the teams actually playing head to head, on a pure analytical basis there is no argument for them to be considered above the niners in any ranking. Thats how you back up an opinion, not saying Im still skeptical about Alex, and Freeman is better. Great so what? even if records and stats say his statement is full of sh*t, he is still ignoring 21 other players on the offense and defense that have an effect on the outcome of the game.
So yeah, while his power ranking are his opinion, my opinion is that he is full of sh*t... the difference is there is actually a basis for my opinion.
He's hired for his opinion period even if it's a crappy one, whether or not you agree with him, whether or not he backs up his argument using the criteria you use to make predictions, none of that ultimately matters. All this is is his made up power rankings so if it really upsets you just find someone elses power rankings, it's no different than someone having a "hunch"(as he called it) that certain players in fantasy will end up being the best players any given week or any given season.
Quality of wins, strength of schedule, the fact that our division is easier, none of that guarantees that we end up finishing this season any better than the Bucs. It's a bit cliche but anyone in this league can win any given week. Otherwise you could just use that criteria to win millions of dollars betting in vegas lol.
and quarterback is kind of an important position, if he thinks smith can't keep it up while freeman can up his game, then that's his opinion. You can't always just look at stats from the past to suggest that those trends will continue.