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uh, nice try to YOU buddy, but that was a horrible argument. to say colston's TE eligibility didn't give him a major advantage is just ridiculous. yes, both TE's and WR's have balls thrown to them, but TE is the shallowest position in the game by far. because the difference between a TE and a WR is the TE's have BLOCKING DUTIES while colston as a WR1 just takes off into coverage 99% of the time. so while the average TE, even a jason witten or dallas clark, spends half his snaps on the line blocking the pass rush, colston doesn't have to worry about that.
so a colston owner in a standard league (3 WR, 1 TE, no Flex) in 2007 had 4 receiving threats in their lineup at once and didn't have to worry about ANY of them being relegated to blocking duties because of a weak pass-block or a particular match-up against a strong blitzing defense. did you see what happened to witten early this year when DAL's o-line was crippled by injuries? he was blocking every play and was posting 1 catch for 27 yard games. meanwhile, his opponent only has THREE receiving threats that don't have to worry about blocking duty, but their 4th receiver (a legitimate TE) could easily be stuck on the line blocking all day.
so to say that webb offers more value as a QB playing in the WR slot than colston did as a WR playing in the TE spot is just INSANE. I personally had Colston that year and remember thinking what an insanely unfair advantage it was every time he posted a 21-point game from the TE spot without me having to burn a top 5 pick on a guy like gates or witten!! who btw colston was FAR more valuable than anyways!!
You just made his point. Even you thought how unfair an advantage you had because of Colston's listing. You even admit that it was an improper listing becaue of the differences of WR's and TE's. It's the same with Webb being able to be placed in the Flex position. It is unfair and inaccurate.....especially in leagues like mine who give the same points for passing TD's as rushing/receiving TD's. A fluke game by a fluke starting QB inaccurately listed as a WR/QB should not be given the chance to determine a championship. The only reason Webb was listed as WR/QB is because he had to play multiple positions in preseason to make the team. He is, was, and most importantly....wil be a QB Sunday.