First and 10: Top 100 draws anger from within

Dave Dameshek will try to be objective despite his Steelers bias, because he is outraged – outraged! – that Ben Roethlisberger showed up Sunday night on NFL Network’s “The Top 100 Players of 2011” at No. 41. That’s way too low, Dameshek says, and he makes his case in this short bonus podcast.

Here’s what else is on tap Monday:

  • While we’re on the subject of QBs from the 2004 draft class, our panel of experts discusses which of the big three — Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers or Eli Manning — they would take in Instant Debate.
  • We have lots more coming off Sunday night’s “Top 100” show. Tony Gonzalez is in the mix at No. 46, and Redskins star Chris Cooley explains why he believes the Falcon is the best tight end in NFL history — but doesn’t deserve to be among the top 50 players in the NFL this season.
  •’s Vic Carucci takes a deeper look at Browns LT Joe Thomas, who made an appearance on the latest portion of the “Top 100” list.
  • More players and coaches are scheduled to appear in studio at NFL Network this week. Receivers Julian Edelman and Brandon Lloyd stopped by last week, and both posed for Portrait Session.
  • Monday’s Data Points examines the top running backs from 2010 and which ones fared the best at producing first downs. Good news for Chiefs fans.
  • Vin Diesel as Kellen Winslow in a movie about the Bucs TE? That’s what K2 suggested when we sat down last week and asked him a few questions. Read all about it here.
  • senior analyst Pat Kirwan believes the lockout is a good time to brush up on your X’s and O’s, so here’s a chance to ask the man himself any questions you have about the game’s inner workings. Kirwan’s chat starts at 1 p.m. ET. Submit a question now.
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