Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/16/12

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 20: Vince Wilfork #75 of the New England Patriots smiles during warm ups gainst the Cincinnati Bengals during their preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 20, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
PFFPerhaps the most common question we receive here at PFF is: “why is Player X rated so low?”These questions arise especially when a player’s reputation does not match up with his performance level as we’ve graded it and New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is the latest of the big names to be pulling in a poor grade this season.So why is Wilfork rated as our third-worst defensive tackle at -9.7 for the season? I think there are a number of reasons including scheme, usage, and general decline in play. In New England, I know it’s nearly as taboo to criticize Wilfork as it is Tom Brady, but the on-field production has been lacking.If you click the PFF at the top of the post, you can read their explanation for this. The first thought at PatriotsLife was Mike sending us out an email saying, "someone wanna rip these idiots?" Which, really, when someone calls Vince the third worst D-Tackle in the game, yeah, that's a normal response. But, it got me thinking, has Vince been...
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