04 Jan 2012
Two pieces here on ESPN Insider today, using FO stats to point out five players whose 2011 seasons were unappreciated and five players whose 2011 seasons were not as good as standard stats indicate. Actually, that latter one is more "four players whose 2011 seasons were not as good as standard stats indicate, and one who was so godawful it deserves one more mention." The underrated players (click here) are Laurent Robinson, Ryan Mathews, Larry Fitzgerald, Sean Weatherspoon, and the Denver DTs. The overrated players (click here) are Frank Gore, Cedric Benson, Pierre Garcon, Plaxico Burress, and Marcedes Lewis.
10 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2012, 11:15am by Anon Anon
What do you call a fifth-round rookie WR with real expectations? Tajae Sharpe, and there may not be another player like him in NFL history. Tennessee's poor history of developing wideouts has led to a rare opportunity that Sharpe can seize this season.