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Rain Man
10-17-2012, 10:09 AM
Conducted via a poll of 198 NFL players, of whom some apparently do not know the definition of the term 'underrated'. But hey, it's news, and for the most part they really do seem like underrated players.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1210/nfl-poll-most-underrated/?hpt=hp_c3

It's in a stupid slideshow format, but at least it's quick.

I find #12 to be the most eye-opening.

Dicky McElephant
10-17-2012, 10:13 AM
Do the NFL players know what "underrated" means?

Wes Welker? Andre Johnson? Haloti Ngata?

Justin Smith is good one though.

gblowfish
10-17-2012, 10:15 AM
Where's Tyson Jackson?????



Oh, yeah.

Rain Man
10-17-2012, 10:15 AM
So I just looked up Evan Mathis. The guy is 30, and this is only his third season as a starter. Now that's underrated.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MathEv20.htm

BoneKrusher
10-17-2012, 10:17 AM
Justin Smith is good one though.


cant believe the Bengals let him go.

Pasta Giant Meatball
10-17-2012, 10:26 AM
cant believe the Bengals let him go.

That's why they are the Bungles

rabblerouser
10-17-2012, 10:32 AM
cant believe the Bengals let him go.

I can.

Valiant
10-17-2012, 10:56 AM
Football players are stupid, my god, they need to go back and finish school. Underrated?

theelusiveeightrop
10-17-2012, 10:57 AM
Glen Dorsey disrespected again. Unfathomable.

vailpass
10-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Do the NFL players know what "underrated" means?

Wes Welker? Andre Johnson? Haloti Ngata?

Justin Smith is good one though.

They list those guys as underrated? Compared to who, Jim Brown and Jerry Rice?

Dicky McElephant
10-17-2012, 11:02 AM
Here's the list if you don't want to go through the slideshow.

1. Justin Smith
2. Maurice Jones-Drew
3. Fred Jackson
4. Andre Johnson
5. Matt Forte
6. London Fletcher
7. Darren Sproles
8. Eli Manning
9. Lance Moore
10. Haloti Ngata
11. NaVorro Bowman
12. Evan Mathis
13. Brandon Stokely
14. Wes Welker
15. Jason Witten

Detoxing
10-17-2012, 11:04 AM
What a fucking terrible list ROFL

There is maybe 2-3 guys on that whole list who are actually underrated.

Hell, some of the guys on that list are overrated.

vailpass
10-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Here's the list if you don't want to go through the slideshow.

1. Justin Smith
2. Maurice Jones-Drew
3. Fred Jackson
4. Andre Johnson
5. Matt Forte
6. London Fletcher
7. Darren Sproles
8. Eli Manning
9. Lance Moore
10. Haloti Ngata
11. NaVorro Bowman
12. Evan Mathis
13. Brandon Stokely
14. Wes Welker
15. Jason Witten

London Fletcher is a cool name. England Arrowmaker FTW.

Dicky McElephant
10-17-2012, 11:05 AM
They got #1 right but after that.....it's pretty much bullshit.

Bowser
10-17-2012, 11:06 AM
Underrated?

http://www.theologicalpursuits.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/That-Word.jpg

Pasta Giant Meatball
10-17-2012, 02:16 PM
Yeah, Eli is sooooo underrated. Who wrote this garbage Archie??

Rain Man
10-17-2012, 03:48 PM
While some of them may seem silly, especially Andre Johnson, I can see an argument for guys like Jones-Drew, EManning, and Welker on this list. They're elite guys in production, but they aren't considered the elite guys at their position. People will always list these three below guys like Peterson and Brees and Fitzgerald. But when you measure production, are they?

So I can see an argument that these guys are underrated, in that they're considered 'good' when they produce at the level of 'elite'.

Now Andre Johnson, that one I don't get. When healthy, he's pretty much judged at the Calvin Johnson/Larry Fitzgerald level. He's not underrated unless he's actually much better than those guys.

Aidan
10-17-2012, 03:52 PM
Eli Manning?