The absolute worst time to be covering the NFL is the dead period between the end of OTA practices/mini-camps and the beginning of training camp. It isn’t a terribly long time but it runs roughly 40 days and it is absolutely brutal, not just for the media but the fans as well. Players rush off for one last vacation, executives play golf and hammer out the last of their contract negotiations and news grinds to an absolute halt.
The media? The media makes lists.
Fox Sports, in a valiant attempt to help us all pass the time, is doing its own version of the NFL’s Top 100 players. Like the list currently being counted down on NFL Network, Fox Sports has its own unique list designed to catch our attention, give us something to talk about an keep us from going insane.
Hey, it’s that or baseball.
Anyway, the list has kicked off and we have our first Chief with Brandon Flowers coming in at #89.
I think this is a pretty fair rating for Flowers. It is nice to see him recognized and I do believe he is a top 100 player. Number 89 seems about right because for all his solid play, Flowers is a bit inconsistent. He’s very good but not unbeatable. He can sometimes fall victim to mental lapses and allow big plays. Those things have kept him from really making a name for himself as an absolute shutdown corner but I think Flowers is still improving. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him racing up this list in the coming years, especially if the talent the Chiefs have on both sides of the ball translates into wins on the field. More notoriety for the Chiefs will mean more notoriety for Flowers.
What do you think, Addicts? Is #89 about right for Brandon Flowers?