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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

There is already a thread on overrated players, so here is the opposite one.

David Garrard. The Jags QB has quietly put together an excellent game after being Byron Leftwich's understudy several years ago. Currently the third highest rated passer in the NFL.


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Wes Welker and Derrick Mason come to mind.....
Edit: Dwayne Bowe

[Edited 2007-12-03 18:02:48]


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User currently offlineCOrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

DeMeco Ryans. 2nd most tackles in the NFL last year as a rookie and 3rd most currently this year and yet no one knows his name.

User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9272 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Hines Ward has to be up there. He's rewriting the Steelers history books as his career goes on, including TD receptions which was just set by him last night, 64...


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1400 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 3):
Hines Ward has to be up there.

I totally agree, and this has been true his whole career. The crazy thing is that he may well have been a better Quarterback than Wideout



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User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Mark Bradley........Very underated, definatly Pro Bowl material but does not get the recognition.

User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9272 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1396 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
The crazy thing is that he may well have been a better Quarterback than Wideout

I don't remember if I ever saw him throw a pass in the NFL. I know Randle El did -- the date was 2-5-2006.  Smile

Oh yeah, and again in week/game 8 that year against the Browns...



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User currently offlineCOrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1394 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 3):
Hines Ward has to be up there. He's rewriting the Steelers history books as his career goes on, including TD receptions which was just set by him last night, 64...

I think he is a great player, but I don't think he is 'under-rated'. Everyone knows him, but does not talk as much about him because you have had T.O., Keyshwn, and Moss making asses of themselves on a regular basis and stealing the press.


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9272 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1390 times:



Quoting COrocks (Reply 7):
Everyone knows him, but does not talk as much about him because you have had T.O., Keyshwn, and Moss making asses of themselves on a regular basis and stealing the press.

You do have a point there, although TO and Moss still steal the press most of the time, of course for different reasons, but nonetheless...



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

Joshua Cribbs, KR for the Browns.

Everyone talks, and rightly so, about the greatness of Devin Hester as a KR. He's earned it. But Cribbs is right up there with him. He averages 33 yards a return. If he doesn't set up good field position with a return, teams are pooch-kicking, and thereby giving one of the most potent offenses in the game marvelous field position. And he's still learning the game, which is scary.

He, like Hester, is a game-changer, simply by returning kicks.

Welcome to the Pro Bowl, Kent State grad.  Smile


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1379 times:



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 1):
Wes Welker

Agreed. A steal by the Pats.

YOWza



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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1376 times:



Quoting COrocks (Reply 7):
I think he is a great player, but I don't think he is 'under-rated'. Everyone knows him, but does not talk as much about him because you have had T.O., Keyshwn, and Moss making asses of themselves on a regular basis and stealing the press.

Plus, when he's in the news, it's for shit like getting a manicure.  Wink



Lee Evans
Jared Allen
Antonio Pierce
Patrick Willis
O-linemen who never get their name called


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1372 times:



Quoting YOWza (Reply 10):
Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 1):
Wes Welker

Agreed. A steal by the Pats.

Or a stupid decision to let go on the part of the Fish. Depends on what side of the AFC East fence you are on.  Wink

Quoting N1120A (Thread starter):
Most Underrated NFL Players

Do they have to be current? If not then I'll throw out the name of Jim Jensen from the Dolphins many a moon ago. A hell of a player, great work ethic, and a team leader. Great guy!



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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

Joshua Cribbs.


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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3997 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Greg Jennings WR Green Bay Packers


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1354 times:



Quoting WellHung (Reply 11):
O-linemen who never get their name called

No joke,

Pats O line, Dallas O line...Any good O line!



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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1344 times:



Quoting WellHung (Reply 11):
O-linemen who never get their name called

Cleveland O-Line stepped up big time this season.... i think they're underrated this season.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1328 times:



Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 12):
Or a stupid decision to let go on the part of the Fish

No shortage of those in Miami lately.

YOWza



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21880 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1325 times:



Quoting N1120A (Thread starter):
David Garrard.

Best quarterback nobody knows a thing about.

-Mir



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1319 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 6):

I don't remember if I ever saw him throw a pass in the NFL.

He has attempted 2 and completed one. As a true freshman at Georgia, he took over at QB when the starter was injured and threw for over 400 yards in the Peach Bowl. He was also a star QB in high school.



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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

I'd vote for Willie Parker of the Steelers.

User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6372 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

I agree about Dwayne Bowe and David Garrard - absolutely! Wes Welker...I don't think he's so underrated anymore. A few weeks ago he was one of the top pickups in Fantasy Football...people know him now, and know he's damn good.

My addition - Adrian Peterson OF THE BEARS. I have been watching him for a while now as a diehard Bears fan and kept hoping he would get the starting job after Thomas Jones left over that joke of a football player Cedric Benson. Last week, my dream came true. That a boy.


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