Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/17/14

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 06: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the sidelines during their 34-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The NFL Network recently released a portion of its Top 100 Players of 2012 list, and you know what that means — absolutely nothing. The list is merely a topic for fans, analysts and bloggers like us to analyze and interpret. For players, it can serve as either a pat on the back or a motivational tool. After being ranked No. 70 on this year’s list, Michael Vick will be using for the latter. “Yeah, that’s a joke,” Vick said when asked about the list during an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia. “I won’t say where I need to be, I’ll let my peers and everybody else decide on that. It was voted on by the peers, but I just disagree. … Thank you, because they’ve motivated me to become a better player this year, so I’ll have that in the back of my mind as I go out and play this year as well.” The fans voted Vick No. 43, so obviously he gets a bit more respect there. If the list is based on last season’s performance, Vick’s position is tough to argue. However, Peyton Manning
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