Ndamukong Suh Named NFL’s Most Overrated Player

I figured things like this would eventually start to happen.  Your team and certain players on that team have not formally arrived until the hate starts to pile up.

Well Detroit Lions fans and players your time has arrived.

You are the new quintessential bad boys of the NFL.  The Lions are the bullied kid of the neighborhood who after finally starting to stand up for themselves learn to like it.

The Lions punch first, hit last, and have a new don’t care what you think motto.

The leader of that revolution is  Ndamukong Suh and he is now feeling the hate.

In a new cbssports.com overrated-underrated list provided by senior columnist Pete Prisco, Ndamukong Suh is the  NFL’s most overrated player.

Prisco is quoted as saying that  “He is an ultra-aggressive defensive tackle who uses his ability to get off the ball to drive up the field. But what teams did in 2011 was use that against him. He was trapped a lot. Often guards and centers would just let him rush up the field and take him where his momentum led him — which was out of the play.”

He also stated that Suh is easier to block and should return to form this coming season.

Suh’s total numbers were down from his rookie season, but with respect comes more attention.

His effect on the game and his team is more about sacks, and tackles for loss.  He is now an automatic double team.  Players don’t nonchalantly stand around the pile against the Lions anymore.

The Detroit Lions franchise as a whole has a presence now, especially on defense.  That starts with Suh.

Is he the best defensive tackle in the game at this point?  No.

He is also not the most overrated player in the game either.




  1. Reblogged this on Ultimate Sports Hound and commented:
    I don’t agree with that at all. He’s had some bad moments, but he is one of the most dominant DT’s the league has ever seen. No question about that!

  2. Reply Post By samco25

    Not overrated and I agree with you that the more talented you are the more attention going come your way

  3. I’m a Niners fan and so am a bit partial but I thought we showed how to handle him pretty well. He’s got talent, no doubt, but plays and behaves like an absolute moron, so he’s definitely earning the hate. Still….the most overrated player in the league is a bit of a stretch. Can’t stand the man, though.


      1. The moron comment is in regards to his play and stomping on people and what not. No reflection on his intelligence. I included the ‘like a moron’ as opposed to calling him one because he always seemed pleasant and intelligent in interviews where he wasn’t being put on the defensive from the word go.

        1. oh i definitely understand. the stomping and late hits definitely moronic. don’t believe he’s anywhere near overrated tho.

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