Dallas Cowboys running again Ezekiel Elliott strike again at his critics in a collection of Twitter posts on Thursday, contacting for his naysayers to “put some Respect on my identify”.
The 24-calendar year-old’s standing in the NFL’s running again hierarchy has been a subject matter of dialogue this 7 days, with the Tennessee Titans agreeing to a extended-term offer with Derrick Henry, and the Madden video recreation releasing their most recent rankings.
Elliott is joint-third on that checklist – behind Carolina Panthers star Christian McCaffrey and Henry, and amount with the Cleveland Browns’ Nick Chubb – after amassing 5,405 rushing yards in his four yrs in the NFL, about one,000 much more than any other again in that timeframe.
His detractors may perhaps counter that Elliott has benefited from taking part in powering potentially the very best offensive line in the league in that time, although he has clearly been riled by strategies his impressive quantities really should come with any caveat.
“There are a good deal of wonderful backs in this league but I will not realize why the media has to converse down on my recreation just to uplift other backs,” he wrote on Twitter. “We all are proficient football players and can ball.
“Test the stats. Given that I entered this league I have dominated calendar year in, year out. Put some Respect on my identify.
Test the stats. Given that I entered this league I have dominated calendar year in, calendar year out. Put some Respect on my identify.
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) July 16, 2020
“Females lie. Males lie. The stats will not. Go do your research.”
Elliott, a three-time Pro Bowler, had one,777 yards from scrimmage last season – next powering only McCaffrey’s astonishing 2,392.
He produced those quantities having held out of training camp to try and get a new offer, a request the Cowboys granted they when they agreed conditions of a 6-calendar year, $90 million agreement fewer than a 7 days just before their typical season started.
“Virtually 1800 scrimmage yards and fourteen TDs with no training camp and now I’m not the identical again,” Elliott added. “I do appreciate the typical you fellas hold me to although lol. But I promise you no a person retains me to a larger typical than myself.”