Originally Posted by silverbear
So, the only way a player can establish himself as "elite" in your eyes is to play well on a BAD team??
What interesting logic...
It is interesting. You gauge yourself on how well you do in adverse times instead of how well you do when everyone around you is doing good. Roy set himself apart last season when everyone around him was getting beaten. He's an elite safety.
Ed Reed has had the luxury of a cohesive and lethal defense for his career.