Who has the best receiving corps and how do you rank it?

A conversation on twitter ended at 2am one night between one of our listeners Paul and Gents Dan and Dylan. Paul was outnumbered and duly conceded that the on the fly rankings that Dan and Dylan were putting out were probably correct. But Paul came back with an outstanding email delving into the ways it would be possible to figure out which set of three wide receivers and tight end were the best. We discuss this in our latest podcast but here is my in depth take on how it may be possible to do, with Paul’s help.

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Episode 84:
Training Camp

Despite the sweltering heat we have heroically managed to get a podcast out in which we ponder some hypotheticals from training camps, Duncan reaches the nerdiest level of statistical detail yet achieved, and we consider our ultimate fantasy starting lineup, which turns out to be mainly robots and x-men.

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Episode 83:
Offensive Line Appreciation with Ross Tucker

Enough of this ranking of individuals, time for a look at the often-underappreciated O line. Ross Tucker weighs in with his expert opinions, and how would emojis work instead of player names?

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Simon’s Top 10 Offensive Lines Heading into the 2015 NFL Season

The headline makers have been analysed and ranked, but what about the men in the trenches – the offensive line? They are the 5 individuals who have to perform as a whole to protect the “stars” and allow them to do their thing play after play.

It’s not impossible to have a decent offense without a good line, but it is considerably more difficult if they can’t open a hole for your running back or stop your quarterback spending most of his time staring at the sky.

So which lines do I think are the best groups heading in to 2015?

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Dan’s Top 10 Offensive Lines Heading Into the 2015 Season

This week we look at the last offensive position (except fullbacks I suppose). With the line being a team in it’s truest sense we decided that the most accurate way of assessing the best in the league would be to cover it as a complete group. Now this means we might leave out some of the best offensive linemen, but it does mean we will cover the best groups of pass and run protection in the league. Once again, this is all personal opinion and we’d love to know yours, so hit us up on twitter with what you think.

Any way, join us for offensive line appreciation week.

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Dylan’s top 10 offensive lines heading into 2015/16

We’ve broken down all the ‘skill’ positions on the offensive side of the ball, so now it’s time to turn our attention to the big unsung heroes who make all the exciting plays possible. Whether it’s in protecting the quarterback or creating open lanes for running backs to exploit, offensive lines often go overlooked, so here’s a chance to take a few moments to draw attention to, and revel in, the top 10 units in the NFL heading into the new season.

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Episode 82:
Keepin’ it Tight

We’re back for another top 10 countdown, this time running though our favourite Tight Ends for the season.

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Dan’s Top 10 Tight Ends Going Into the 2015 NFL Season

The focus of the Gents love of lists this week is the final group of weapons, the tight ends. I have zero doubt that this could be the most contentious group yet with a variety of different ways it can be looked at. My view is that I want a tight end that can block as well as be prolific in the passing game; as such I’ll be looking at it like that. Before you read my views, don’t forget to check out the other posts from both Dylan and Simon.

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Dylan’s top 10 tight ends heading into 2015/16

As with my top ten lists for quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs, there is much to consider, and many reason why certain players make the top ten and others miss out, but the bottom line is, it’s an opinion piece so don’t be too upset if your favourite fails to make the cut. Here are my top 10 tight ends heading into 2015/16.

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Simon’s Top 10 Tight Ends Going Into the 2015 NFL Season

Who doesn’t love a good tight end?

Now that the blatantly obvious and extremely childish innuendo is out of the way, it’s time for another Top 10 list – this time for the multi-purpose men who line up at Tight End.

This list has proven to be the hardest to settle on in terms of who ranks where given the many attributes a Tight End needs to be successful in the League.

I’ve relied a little more on the numbers this time around but it is, as with my other lists, based on who I think will have a strong 2015 rather than a nod to historic performances (as one placement in particular on the list will demonstrate!)

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