Ezekiel Elliott rips media over recent questioning of his talent
Ezekiel Elliott has called out the media over recent questioning about his current standing in the NFL as well as how pundits and the like consistently and unfairly pit running backs against another.
The Dallas Cowboys running back fired off a series of tweets Thursday morning in which he expressed his frustration while also providing supporting evidence he believes substantiates why he is one of the best in the league at his position.
There are a lot of great backs in this league but I don’t understand why the media has to talk down on my game just to uplift other backs. We all are talented football players and can ball.— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) July 16, 2020
Check the stats. Since I entered this league I have dominated year in, year out. Put some RESPECT on my name.— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) July 16, 2020
Almost 1800 scrimmage yards and 14 TD’s with no training camp and now im not the same back.— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) July 16, 2020
Last week, an anonymous NFL coach questioned whether Elliott remains one of the top running backs in the league, suggesting the Cowboys star “doesn’t look as strong anymore” among other criticisms. Elliott fired off a tweet in response to the anonymously expressed skepticism.
Whoever that is, is faded lol https://t.co/mCqdYv1U2a— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) July 9, 2020
It merits noting that Elliott returned to Twitter Thursday morning to point out that he understands to some extent why the media compares and contrasts and question the players they cover. That being said, Elliott pointed out he is his own harshest critic.
I do appreciate the standard you guys hold me to though lol. But I promise you no one holds me to a higher standard than myself.— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) July 16, 2020
Elliott arguably merits being ranked as one of the top running backs in the NFL despite last week’s remarks by an unnamed critic. That being said, Elliott also was slighted somewhat in “Madden 21” ratings, which tabbed him as the fourth-best back in the league.
RB ratings in Madden 21 @brgridiron— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 14, 2020
Kamara: 88 pic.twitter.com/ujhUp5Lux8
It remains to be seen whether Elliott reacts to that perceived slight as well.