Davin Joseph Is 64th Best In NFL?

May 16th, 2011

Joe swears he hasn’t had a beer or a cocktail in 24 hours, nor has Joe been cruising around with Alex Magee or Jerramy Stevens, so Joe is certain he wasn’t seeing things this morning reading Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column on SI.com.

In conjunction with the man channel NFL Network series, Top 100 Players of 2011, King is counting down his personal Top-100 and has them matched up alongside a graph of the NFL-player picks in his column. This morning, King published his Nos. 61 through 70, even though NFL Network hasn’t aired those selections yet.

Joe read Kings’s list and saw Davin Joseph at No. 64. (Really. Joe swears). However, the editorial gremlins at Sports Illustrated have since taken down all of King’s selections in the 60s.

Now Joe nearly spilled his coffee seeing Joseph ranked that high.  …Perhaps it was King hanging out with Magee and Stevens.

Joseph is an excellent, injury-prone player, but the Bucs didn’t miss a beat without him in the last five games of 2010 against the Falcons, Lions, Redskins, Seahawks and Saints. And there’s no way he’s in the class of the best 100 players in the league, let alone 26 spots ahead of Josh Freeman, as King ranked him.

Joe wonders what will be there when King unveils his list — again — next Monday.

7 Responses to “Davin Joseph Is 64th Best In NFL?”

  1. Bucs4ever Says:

    Joseph is that good

    and Bucs have declined Hard Knocks…owell

  2. Travis Says:

    well DJ is a good guard, but Penn is a better Tackle, so what does he rank on PKs list?

    In other new the Bucs declined the Hard Knocks offer…. thats too bad we could have got alot of fans and more people in the stands this year with all of the national love

  3. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    @ Bucs4ever

    You’re absolutely right. That the Bucs “didn’t miss a beat” is no evidence that Joseph isn’t one of the best guards in the league. The Colts didn’t “miss a beat” a few years ago with Reggie Wayne out (when Garcon & Collie stepped up) but that didn’t mean he wasn’t one of the best WR’s in the league at the time.

  4. Keith Says:

    Let’s lay off the Kool-Aid. Joseph is nowhere close to being the 64th player in the NFL. …If he were, the great Mark Dominik surely would have locked him up to a long term deal.

  5. Espo Says:

    Joseph is a man beast and deserves to be on the list. We would have been even better during that stretch with him in the lineup, although what we did speaks volumes to our depth and coaching.

    Keith, I’m sure a long term deal is in the works. I also wonder why it hasn’t happened yet.

  6. Patrick Says:

    Why would you not want him on the list? We need attention.

    Plus Joseph is really good.

  7. Jonny Says:

    I always thought Joseph was overrated by us Bucs fans and the media. Many say he was good prior to 2010, but if we are talking about rankings for 2010 exclusively, yeah, Joseph should no where be near that top 100.