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    Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Tim Tebow, New York Jets QB, most overrated, per Sports Illustrated poll - ESPN New York

    Here's the list:
    1) Tim Tebow
    2) Mark Sanchez
    3) Tony Romo
    4) Mike Vick
    5) Ray Lewis
    6) Reggie Bush
    7) Nnamdi Asomugha
    8) Micheal Crabtree
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    14) Dwayne Bowe
    15) Eli Manning
    16) Cam Newton
    17) Troy Polamalu
    18) Darnell Dockett
    19) DeAngelo Hall
    20) Roddy White

    The funny part is that Tebow led with 34% of the vote. The next closest player got 8%. That's what I call a landslide. Some of those names are surprising to me, but I guess the players have additional insight, having actually played against these people.


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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Tom Brady and Eli Manning at least have these things on their fingers called rings. That is enough for me to not consider them horribly overrated.



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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Not surprised that Romo is that high. Any QB in Dallas who hasn't won a trophy for them will be on the list simply because all of the hype that constantly surrounds the QB position in Dallas. It's unfortunate for QB's that play in the same organization that Staubach and Aikman played in. I don't lay a lot of blame for Dallas' struggles this year on Romo, though. I think he has done fairly well (most of the time) considering the patchwork line he has had to work with although I must admit I haven't seen a few of their games.


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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Tom Brady and Eli Manning at least have these things on their fingers called rings. That is enough for me to not consider them horribly overrated.
    yeah, that was surprising to me as well. Then again, in Brady's case, perhaps they consider Belichick's system to be a big contributing factor to his success.


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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Ray Lewis seems like an odd choice.



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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    alot of these are strange




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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Ray Lewis seems like an odd choice.
    I'm not surprised. Same story goes for Brian Urlacher. Yeah 10 years ago these guys were the best linebackers in the game but anymore they're just making a living off their reputations. They're average linebackers now that they've lost a step and aren't the same players they were even 5 years ago yet they're still viewed as elite.



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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Tebow probably wouldnt be as over rated if they used him at all. Guy did wonders for the broncos.


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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I'm not surprised. Same story goes for Brian Urlacher. Yeah 10 years ago these guys were the best linebackers in the game but anymore they're just making a living off their reputations. They're average linebackers now that they've lost a step and aren't the same players they were even 5 years ago yet they're still viewed as elite.
    Urlacher is much closer to still being an elite LB than Ray Lewis. Lewis had become an average LB at best before he got hurt this year.



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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    I think Tebow is the most over hyped, not overrated. You have to play in order to be overated. I vote Philip Rivers as the most overrated.


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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Urlacher is ALWAYS on this list and I just don't see it... Even with one and a half legs he is still all over the field making plays...



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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    • Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
      Ray Lewis seems like an odd choice.

    This list doesn't mean these players are actually bad. At this poitn in his career, Lewis's ability is being vastly exceeded by his reputation. This could be a list of most talked about players in the media, and it would line up in a similar fashion. Tebow is simply villified not because of what he can do, but because the media sets him up for the fall every morning.



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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    I mean it's obvious he's not the player he was 6 years ago, but the guy would still be top 10 in tackles if he had played last week.



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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Some of the older guys didn't play against the younger guye so they are evaluating them now. Not ray lewis 8-9 years ago


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    Re: Most Overrated Players in the league: As voted by the players

    Not sure why Urlacher and Ray Lewis are on the list. They both on the twilight of their respective careers, and most of the sports pundits say so.

    They're not rated as high this year by the experts---so they can't really be 'over-rated' at this point



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