Dallas Cowboys running back again Ezekiel Elliott strike back again at his critics in a series of Twitter posts on Thursday, calling for his naysayers to “set some Respect on my identify”.
The 24-12 months-old’s standing in the NFL’s running back again hierarchy has been a subject matter of discussion this 7 days, with the Tennessee Titans agreeing to a prolonged-expression deal with Derrick Henry, and the Madden movie recreation releasing their hottest rankings.
Elliott is joint-3rd on that list – behind Carolina Panthers star Christian McCaffrey and Henry, and amount with the Cleveland Browns’ Nick Chubb – after amassing five,405 rushing yards in his 4 yrs in the NFL, in excess of one,000 a lot more than any other back again in that timeframe.
His detractors may possibly counter that Elliott has benefited from playing guiding most likely the most effective offensive line in the league in that time, even though he has evidently been riled by strategies his outstanding figures ought to appear with any caveat.
“There are a great deal of good backs in this league but I never realize why the media has to speak down on my recreation just to uplift other backs,” he wrote on Twitter. “We all are proficient soccer gamers and can ball.
“Look at the stats. Considering the fact that I entered this league I have dominated 12 months in, year out. Place some Respect on my identify.
Look at the stats. Considering the fact that I entered this league I have dominated 12 months in, 12 months out. Place some Respect on my identify.
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) July sixteen, 2020
“Women of all ages lie. Guys lie. The stats never. Go do your research.”
Elliott, a 3-time Professional Bowler, had one,777 yards from scrimmage past time – 2nd guiding only McCaffrey’s astonishing 2,392.
He generated these figures obtaining held out of training camp to test and get a new deal, a ask for the Cowboys granted they when they agreed terms of a six-12 months, $ninety million contract less than a 7 days just before their typical time started.
“Practically 1800 scrimmage yards and 14 TDs with no teaching camp and now I’m not the very same back again,” Elliott added. “I do respect the normal you men maintain me to even though lol. But I promise you no a single holds me to a higher normal than myself.”