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O-Ver-Ra-Ted! Fans are never slow to show their displeasure with a player on the field, but do they really know at whom their unified verbal daggers should be aimed?
To be overrated, a player must simultaneously be good – but also – their level of play cannot live up to the hype that surrounds them, the accolades they receive or the amount of publicity which comes their way.
In the case of the Carolina Panthers, the most overrated and underrated player on their team may surprise you.
Most Overrated Player
QB Cam Newton: Cam Newton is a good player. He had a great rookie season and has made Carolina Panthers fans stand up and take notice of football again, but that doesn’t mean he is not one of the most overrated players in football right now.
Cam Newton’s overrated status comes from the fact people only seem to judge him based on his highlights – sort of like looking at him through Michael Vick glasses. The problem with doing that is people do not get a very accurate pictur...
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Josh Norman may be just a 5th round rookie, but he’s reportedly impressing in practice and, according to ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas, the Panthers believe he could start as a rookie. Earlier this offseason, the Panthers said they wanted to move Captain Munnerlyn, who started most of the season at cornerback opposite Chris Gamble last year, into the sub packages. Munnerlyn struggled...
The Panthers still haven't decided exactly where all their linebackers will line up.
But it was good to see another one return to the field this week.
Incumbent middle linebacker Jon Beason returned to team drills Tuesday (June 12), his first full work after Achilles surgery, and promptly picked off a Cam Newton pass in 11-on-11-drills.
Beason had been limited to individual...
This past Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday there was a sight seen in uptown Charlotte, NC that hasn’t been seen since the 2008-2009 season…excitement for the Carolina Panthers. There actually may have never been this much excitement in recent memory for the Panthers. Spirits are high in the locker room and the team spilled the positive [...]
Panthers rookie wide receiver Jared Green learned quickly that his father is smarter than he is.
He laughs and says, ''There's a small percentage of kids who learn that, but I learned pretty early.''
Of course, not every child has a father who's a Hall of Fame cornerback that played 20 seasons with the Washington Redskins like he does.
Darrell Green, who...
Jon Beason has Cam Newton;s back!If you don’t follow NFL football regularly, you may not know Carolina Panthers three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jon Beason, but you should after he came to the defense of young quarterback Cam Newton this past week.Beason laid into San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith for his foolish dig at Newton after the mediocre Smith, who had never won...
For now, the Panthers' free safety job remains in the hands of Sherrod Martin.
How long he hangs onto depends entirely on him.
Here’s an updated look at the LestersLegends 2012 fantasy football quarterback rankings..1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: I had him ranked number one last year. 4643 passing yards, 257 rushing yards, 48 total TDs (45 passing), six INTs later I haven’t changed my opinion..2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints: The team is in a crap storm right now, and he will miss Sean Payton...
Without a doubt, Cam Newton‘s rookie season will go down in the record books as one of the best by a rookie QB in the history of the NFL. However, it is said that it is harder to stay at the top than it is to actually get there, as we have seen many spectacular campaigns being followed by something rather mediocre. Now that coaches and players have seen what Newton brings to...