The most underrated thing in football is smarts. Pure and simple, you have to be really, really smart to play well at the top level. It is the differentiation between greatness and waiver wire. By the time you get to the NFL; every corner runs a 4.4-4.5, every receiver has an insane vertical jump, every d-lineman can chase down someone from behind not running at full speed, every RB was a star in college.
Anyone think Deandre Baker will be playing in this league in 3 years? Anyone? Every physical measure he has is better than Richard Sherman's right now, except Sherman is probably at least 30 IQ points higher than Baker. Sherman will still be playing in the NFL after Baker is gone.
Why do the Giants have 2 wins? The traded THREE draft choices to get a guy who doesn't know if a play call is zone or man. Imagine the scorn a rookie QB would get 8 games in if he didn't know if a play was a run or a pass. The problem with the Giants is stupid. IT starts on top, stupid doesn't recognize stupid, it trades for it
So I’m watching the Thursday game and wonder what happened to that guy? I googled it and had a great laugh.