2011 Packers Yearbook: Most Overrated Player
(Be sure to place your vote in the poll below.)
Adam: B.J. Raji. Enough with the dancing. Enough with the commercials. Raji needs to spend the offseason getting stronger so he doesn’t get blown off the line as often as he did last season.
Al: Matt Flynn. If we’re talking overrated by fans, Flynn takes the prize. All those ridiculous trade scenarios fans were coming up with? Bah! If Flynn reaches Matt Hasselbeck level, that would be a best-case scenario, but I’d be more inclined to say Chad Pennington. I don’t dislike Flynn – I admire his toughness (he stands in there and takes hits) and decision-making (much improved under MM’s tutelage), but his arm will always be a limiting factor. He had a magical day. It happens, but it’s not who he is.
Chad: This year all signs point to B.J. Raji. He had a good rookie year and an even better second year; however, this season he seemed to fall off of a cliff. There are other factors to consider with this – such as the lack of talent across the rest of the defensive line – but at the end of the day, Raji was just not meeting his potential. He made the Pro Bowl this year, but that just seems to be a carryover from past performance. He can shake off this overrated title in 2012, but for now it stays with him.