No one ever confused PFT's Mike Florio, attorney-for-hire and Sprint phone pimp, for an intelligent, thoughtful person who knows something about football. Typically, Mike's football analysis borders somewhere between the utterly clueless and the clinically brain dead. He's one of these idiots that thought Tony Dungy would never win a Super Bowl because he didn't yell at players. Football analysis at it finest, folks.
Mike's also just a plain and simple jerk who doesn't know how to separate his personal feelings about a player from what they do on the field and for their team. But, Mike has friends who work for the NFL, and they give him insider info. This makes reading his site a must. Mike's recent foray into player analysis is consistent with his usual banter. Mike doesn't like USA Today's Top 25 Players the Past 25 Years. Hey, I don't like it either. So, much like I did last year with Pete Prisco's top 50 players in the league, Mike has his own Top 25. The other day, Mike ranked Peyton Manning #15. He hasn't given Tom Brady a ranking yet, and Mike is already on #11. Again, this is consistent with Mike's typical douchebag-style analysis. Mike slurps up anything Brady related and bashes Manning whenever the opportunity rises. Even when Mike is doing a write-up on how Manning is the #15 best player in the NFL the last 25 years, he still takes the opportunity to bash him. Classy guy that Florio:
And as far as Manning's "piggishness" goes, his contract never hindered the Colts from building a great team, and it certainly did not hinder Indy from re-signing Edgerrin James. Manning's contract has always been extremely cap friendly, allowing the Colts to sign guys like Harrison, Saturday, Wayne, and now Freeney to long term deals. He's counted less against the Colts cap than Tom Brady has in New England the last three years. Also, considering the Colts won the Super Bowl and ran the football better without Edge, complaining about his departure is both silly and useless. Again, it helps to have facts to back up your claims Mike. I didn't need law school to teach me that.
If you ever wanted to know just how much of a schmuck Mike Florio really is, by all means read his top 25 players in 25 years stories. I know people like PFT because of Mike's insider info, but as with all gossip sites Mike is usually about 50% right and 50% wrong on most of his info. And his analysis is just plain bad, often dripping with mean-spirited bitterness and hate. Fourth graders with crayons could give you a more informed opinion on the NFL than Florio. And because Mike doesn't tag his stories, allow comments, or offer any user feedback, we can only conclude Mike is a coward and doesn't like it when people smack his weak arguments back in his face.
At the end of the day, rags like USA Today and schmucks like Florio aren't all that different from each other. Both make statements unsupported by facts, and both have about as much knowledge of the NFL as a blind, retarded chimp.