Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Feb 2013

ESPN: Five Players That Should Be Franchised

Who should be franchised? Why, the people with the cheapest tags, naturally. And Joe Flacco.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 15 Feb 2013

13 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2013, 3:47pm by LionInAZ

Comments

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by Harris :: Fri, 02/15/2013 - 3:51pm

Five Players WHO Should be Franchised. GAH.

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by dbostedo :: Fri, 02/15/2013 - 6:32pm

"That" can be used with people, though may not be preferred. "Who" can't be used with things. In some cases, "that" simply reads better - which I think it does in this case.

A little googling will find sites that go both ways :
http://www.thewritingsite.org/who-vs-that/
http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/whovwhvt.asp

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by Ed Schoenfeld (not verified) :: Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:15am

The ESPN article linked uses 'who.'

Not sure that means anything, but there it is.

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by dbostedo :: Sat, 02/16/2013 - 10:09pm

Yeah, that's the more acceptable usage, and probably something editors look for. But I see and hear "players that" or similar so much that I think it's becoming more common.

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by Pied :: Wed, 02/20/2013 - 4:55am

It's always been common.

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by getresearchpaper (not verified) :: Mon, 02/18/2013 - 6:16am

I read all your articles! Thanks for all the interesting information.

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by dbostedo :: Mon, 02/18/2013 - 11:06pm

And thank you for your total lack of specificity in your comment!!

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by are-tee :: Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:45pm

"Keller was always perceived as a focal point for the Jets offense, yet when he got hurt last season, few noticed his absence."

Really? I think most people following the Jets found Keller's absence quite conspicuous. And I think his career DVOA has suffered by his having played for the last four years with one of the most inaccurate passers in the league.

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by RickD :: Tue, 02/19/2013 - 8:00pm

Now, now. Let's be fair.

Last season Keller played with two of the most inaccurate passers in the league.

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by Alex (not verified) :: Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:40pm

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by Hurt Bones :: Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:07pm

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by LatiecaLoren :: Wed, 02/27/2013 - 7:03am

I never support such things because then those players become very costly to afford.

powder coating cost

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by LionInAZ :: Wed, 02/27/2013 - 3:47pm

So your advice would be to powder coat your free agents as an alternative to the franchise tag?