Found January 04, 2012 on
We here at Unathletic like to highlight certain players at the end of every sports season. The 2011 NFL regular season has come to a close so today we are going to give respect to players that we consider overachievers. If you’re a fantasy football team owner, I’m sure you were pleasantly surprised by these guys.
This, of course, comes a week after we highlighted the biggest fantasy football disappointments in 2011. Today’s post isn’t necessarily about fantasy sports, but it’s certainly transferable.
It’s important to honor the overachievers of the season. Hit the jump to check ‘em out….
(1) Cam Newton – QB – Carolina Panthers
Did anyone expect Cam to have such an incredible statistical season? I don’t think so. The guy shattered rookie and franchise records this year. He has the entire Panthers faithful feeling really good about the future. Do we worry about sophomore slump? Not if they draft a big-time receiver.
(4) Marshawn Lynch – RB – Seattle Seahawks
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One of the best running backs in the NFL this season is hoping to stay in the Pacific Northwest.Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch suggested Monday his first priority is to re-sign with the Seahawks. The free-agent-to-be responded positively when asked if he might be a candidate for a franchise tag."Hopefully I don’t have to (be)," Lynch said. "Hopefully I can...
Panthers coach Ron Rivera was extremely happy with the play of Cam Newton in 2011, and says he wants the rookie quarterback to take on a bigger leadership role when he returns next season.
Newton set an NFL single-season record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and became the first player in league history to throw for 4,000 yards and rush for 500. Still, the Panthers...
Marshawn Lynch picked a good time to have his best NFL season. The Skittles-loving running back gained 1,204 yards on the ground and scored 13 touchdowns overall in his first full season with the Seahawks, giving him a strong platform to use to sell himself as he hits free agency. Unless he reaches an agreement…
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a most impressive rookie season but his coach wants him to step it up in one area.
Even though he just concluded his fifth NFL season, Marshawn Lynch said he grew up and became a pro in 2011.
He took care of himself off the field. Little things like extra stretching, eating a bit better - sans the Skittles that are always nearby - and a willingness to be coached that might not have been there in the past.
The same could be said about much of the Seattle Seahawks...
Panthers coach Ron Rivera was extremely happy with the play of Cam Newton in 2011, and says he wants the rookie quarterback to take on a bigger leadership role when he returns next season. Newton set an NFL single-season record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and became the first player in league history to throw for 4,000 yards and rush for 500.
Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens weekly NFL Love Em Hate Em football blog. He recaps and rewinds the Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals Week 17 Sunday football matchup. The Seahawks lost their last game of the season. Brett loved the Support the Cardinal fans gave their team, Larry Fitzgerald, Marshawn Lynch, and Red Bryant. He hated Darrell Bevell's play calling, the defense...
Every regular season leaves a lot of question marks for every team in the NFL, but this is an offseason that may be the most critical for the Seattle Seahawks. In just 17 weeks, we've seen a relatively green, young team transform from a raw, athletic core into a fully functional and capable football force.
The team has an insane amount of potential. A few versions of the Seahawks...