I was watching Total Access the other night and the question was posed to Heath Evans and Warren Sapp "Who is the better TE Gronk or Graham. They showed stats in 4 categories: TDs/YDS/Rec. and Rec. over 25 yds. Now obviously this last stat was cherry picked to make it look like a closer competition. Sapp(a grown man who owns over 250 pair of sneakers,true story) used this cherry picked stat to say that Graham was more explosive because he had 3 more plays over 25 yds and that coupled with the fact he went to school at the "U" makes him superior to Gronk.
But as Deion Sanders says when he's about to (allegedly) pimp slap his wife: HOLD ON PLAYA! Gronk has more YDs on 9 less catches. Gronk averages 14.7 YPC to Graham's 13.2. So wouldn't the guy that has more YPC be the more explosive?
OK we know Sapp is a joke and that we weren't going to really get an honest debate because for one thing there IS no debate. Gronk is twice the player Graham is.
Gronk scored 18 mussa fussin TD's last year...Graham had 11
Gronk was the first TE to ever lead the league in TD receptions
Gronk gained more yards(and don't tell me it was only because he was put back in...Peyton put Graham back in first to try and steal Gronks record)
But here's the kicker.(and neither Heath Evans in his pro-Gronk argument or Sapp in his mindless "U" rant even mentioned)
RECEIVING IS ONLY HALF OF A TE'S JOB
Gronk is a beast ask T-Sizzle(of course he'll have to refer to the police report of the truck that ran him over in the AFC Championship game)
Graham couldn't block my Grandma from crossing the street even if she was holding a bag of groceries and her joints were aching because it was about to rain.
So anyways I saw that a couple days ago and just had to vent about it when I hit 50 posts.