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Old 07-07-2005, 08:44 AM   #31
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Re: Most Overrated NFL Player?

I have a real problem with slapping the "overrated" tag on someone who missed the last year with injury. Of course his stats are going to be off - he barely had any.

If push comes to shove, I'd give that tag to Arrington on our team, but that's a tough sell in this league.

Why not Jeremiah "All-Pro" Trotter, who started half the season, can't play in coverage, and didn't lead the league in any categories for his position, but took home the honors.
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Old 07-07-2005, 08:52 AM   #32
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Yup. I definitely agree there too. Talk about being a system player. He ONLY can stop the run.
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Old 07-07-2005, 08:53 AM   #33
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I agree on Vick being extremely overrated. Just have him as your fantasy QB for one year (or part of it until you trade him away) and you'll see just how wonderful Michael Vick is. I don't know if anyone has ever been as hyped as Michael Vick, both coming into the league and throughout his first few mediocre years in the league.

I also have to give honorable mention to Warren Sapp though. This guy is proof that if you say something loudly over and over again, some people will start to believe that you know what you are talking about. Since he's come into the NFL he's consistently tried convincing everyone that he's the best DT in the game........and it actually seems to have worked for a number of sportscasters. Me personally, I've always thought his mouth worked harder than any other part of his body.

As for Lavar, I think its rediculous that anyone would put him at the top of the list as the most overrated player in the entire NFL after he was injured for essentially the entire year last year. But you know what, I hope Lavar sees this article and keeps it in the back of his mind throughout the entire season........only provides good fuel.

Maybe we should get a second opinion and ask Troy Aikman if Lavar is overrated? God I just can't wait for the hitting to start.......I need some football.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:16 AM   #34
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God I just can't wait for the hitting to start.......I need some football.
Thats something we can ALL agree on!
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Old 07-07-2005, 10:27 AM   #35
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I made the mistake of taking Vick really early in one of my fantasy leagues last year as my starter. He can light things up one week and be a total dud the next. I'll definitely stay away from him this year unless I can grab him as a backup.
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Old 07-07-2005, 10:54 AM   #36
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I'd love to have Peyton this year. You pretty much can't miss with him.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:29 AM   #37
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Surprised nobody brought up Champ Bailey. For as hyped as he is, he sure got burned a few times last year.
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Old 07-07-2005, 01:01 PM   #38
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Too bad Deion Sanders isn't still in the league. He was by far the most overrated player ever. However, I am going to go out on a limb and say that Randy Moss is the most overrated player in the game today. Although he has immense physical talent, he is a destructive force to his team with his "me-first " attitude. He will never help a team win a championship. I also think that Daunte Culpepper helped to make Moss look better than he truly is. We'll know for sure after this coming season. Honorable mentions go to Jeremy Shockey, Keyshawn Johnson, Terrell Owens (hey, the proved they could win WITHOUT him) and any other player who has signed on Drew Rosenhaus as their agent within the past year to demand a new contract when their old one has not been fulfilled.
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Old 07-07-2005, 01:21 PM   #39
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So Vick is over rated: 3 years playing, one year out hurt, one lossing season as QB and two trips to the play offs. That sounds pretty good to me.
Again. He wasn't the key reason for this type of success. It's his supporting cast that made this happen. The top rushing attack in the NFL and again, his Pro Bowl TE and defense.

This isn't aimed at you directly, but more of a general question: Why does everyone go to bat for Vick so readily? Honestly, I've seen more loyalty to him than a lot of Skins that we've had in the past year.
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Old 07-07-2005, 01:45 PM   #40
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Vick definitely has an impact on the Falcons, I don't think that can be denied.

Discussions about who's overrated are kinda silly if you ask me. Overrated to me means they receive alot of hype in the media, but the guys that receive all the hype are generally very good players and deserve some of the hype they receive. That's why we're not discussing Ade Jimoh as the most overrated, or Corey Raymer.

Vick is definitely a media favorite. That being said, would the Falcons be the same team without him? No way.

The same goes for some of the other names being tossed around here. Deion overrated? C'mon the guy was the best pure cover corner the league has ever seen. Favre? How many MVP's does he have?

These guys might receive too much attention from the media, but that comes with the territory when you're a star player.
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OK. True enough. Based on that argument, who really IS one of the most overrated players? Let's reset.
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:19 PM   #42
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Re: Most Overrated NFL Player?

Welcome to the board Sociofan, Deion is still in the league with the Ravens.

This thread could have been renamed the Mike Vick debate.

Who is the REDSKINS most overated and underated player?
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:27 PM   #43
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By the way mad props and much love to who ever started this thread, It has been great.
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:43 PM   #44
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I think it's pretty easy to see how valuable Vick is, look at the Falcons' record during the year he was hurt, and then look at their record when he is playing. That's as cut and dry as it gets.

On the Redskins, most overrated player is definitely LaVar. His athletic ability certainly isn't overrated, he's an athletic monster. But he can't put his head in the right place; tries to be the hero and make plays out of position. Marcus Washington is a more valuable linebacker because he knows his responsibilities, uses his head, stays disciplined, and unleashes a fair amount of athleticism and nastiness in his own right.

Dare I say it, but I think Samuels is a bit overrated too. I think he's a great LT and I'm real glad we have him, but I think we overpaid for him a bit. We paid him the 4th biggest LT contract out there, that's pro-bowl money, but he hasn't been to the pro-bowl in a while. I think we had no choice but to pay him this year, and I wouldn't change the decision. But he needs to step it up if his performance is going to match his pay.
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:44 PM   #45
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Underrated Redskin is Randy Thomas. I love that guy, he's one of the very best RGs in the league and nobody talks about him.
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