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Skip Bayless' Dumb Tweet of Weekend

posted Sep 27, 2016, 5:17 AM by Austin James   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 5:23 AM ]
Our old pal skip is notorious for coming out of the woodwork with flaming opinions on Twitter, so this new segment will be his time to shine: Introducing Skip Bayless' Dumb Tweets.

On this weekend's edition, we have an absolute gem about Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. Skip says that neither of them are elite, and there is no crying in football.

Okay Skip, I'll give you Eli. He has won a couple Super Bowls, but that was a while ago. He isn't the same QB he once was, and that is in large part because of a poor offensive line. However, Eli is still not somebody I put on the list of elite QBs in 2016, maybe in 2012, but not 2016.

However, lets discuss the OBJ comment. If a receiver is someone who you take in the first round of a fantasy draft, he's elite. The man has had at least 90 receptions, 1,300 yards, and 12 TDs in both seasons he has been in the league. Those stats are elite, not even a question. He is the threat defenses who play him are most concerned about. If the opposing team makes sure they know where you are on the field at all times and gameplans to shut you down, you are elite. OBJ checks all of these boxes. Skip has outdone himself with this one.

OBJ is one of the best receivers in the NFL. This in not a Flacco argument, he is most definitely elite.

Also, lets relax on trying to set the standards for how football should be played. You might last 3.5 seconds on a field before Richie Incognito ripped your head off, he doesn't like nerds on his football field, and I don't like them talking about it. Put a cork in it Skip.