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Old 07-10-2008, 03:41 PM   #11
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Ken Anderson, Boomer Esiason, Bernie Kosar, Brian Sipe, Jim Zorn, were all underated because they played on bad teams.
I agree 100% ElGonzo, especially with regard to Kenny Anderson. He used to give the Steelers D fits. I also agree with the choice of Earl Morrall as a terribly underrated QB.

Go ahead and chuckle, but I strongly feel Rich Gannon was definitely underrated during his time with the Raiders.
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:57 PM   #12
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Always thought Ken O'Brien was pretty underrated too - he was a good QB. Unfortunately, he was part of the QB class of '83 and was overshadowed. On top of that, he played on a lot of poor Jets teams.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:34 PM   #13
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Sammy Baugh is the most underrated QB ever, because he played so long ago that most dont remember him. Sammy was the MAN.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:37 PM   #14
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what a strange era of steeler qb's. and to think jim miller was the one that got away.

i guess anderson is fitting at the top of this list. i think his impact in his 1st year as bens coach has been underrated too.
Yeah, Anderson is even underrated amongst a lot of Bengals fans...you know, the ones who think Boomer is hall-of-fame worthy.

Anyone who could complete 20 of 22 passes against the 70's Steelers deserves at least some kind of respect.

A couple of the QB's on the list I have to partially defend...Kurt Warner and Chad Pennington. A lot of people say Kurt Warner was a "flash-in-the-pan" while he was with the Rams, getting by with an exceptional supporting cast on offense, but even an over-the-hill Warner was outperforming Matt Leinart with the Cardinals last year.

Chad Pennington was never an elite QB and never had much arm strength, but the guy was a very accurate passer when he was healthy and he also led an average Jets team to a few wins. Noodle arm may never beat the great Kyle Boller in a deep ball contest, but he certainly wasn't as bad as many people claimed him to be. When healthy he's a good game-managing quarterback who won't make too many mistakes.
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The funniest thing about this thread...

Even when a QB is supposedly a HOF stat QB... he can't make the HOF because...


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Go ahead and chuckle, but I strongly feel Rich Gannon was definitely underrated during his time with the Raiders.
I kind of agree honestly HTG. A lot of people, perhaps accurately, refer to him as a one-trick pony, the "trick" being his vicious sidearm. I've always felt that was selling him short. He played a Tampa Bay D that literally knew their plays due to Gruden (nothing illegal there, but a tad shady). I remember watching the NFL Network and seeing John Lynch talk about recognizing a play and calling it out to his teammates (a play Gruden had designed, evidently). Again, nothing illegal or disparaging to Tampa Bay or Lynch or Gruden, but that's pretty brutal to go against.

The Raiders put on an impressive show in 02, but got stopped by a truly smothering defense. Rich Gannon might not be a Top 5 Underrated QB, but he is generally unfairly discarded when talking of good QBs in the last ten years.
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I agree 100% ElGonzo, especially with regard to Kenny Anderson. He used to give the Steelers D fits. I also agree with the choice of Earl Morrall as a terribly underrated QB.

Go ahead and chuckle, but I strongly feel Rich Gannon was definitely underrated during his time with the Raiders.


Really? He did win league MVP when he was with them. Too bad we haven't had a QB since.
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I kind of agree honestly HTG. A lot of people, perhaps accurately, refer to him as a one-trick pony, the "trick" being his vicious sidearm. I've always felt that was selling him short. He played a Tampa Bay D that literally knew their plays due to Gruden (nothing illegal there, but a tad shady). I remember watching the NFL Network and seeing John Lynch talk about recognizing a play and calling it out to his teammates (a play Gruden had designed, evidently). Again, nothing illegal or disparaging to Tampa Bay or Lynch or Gruden, but that's pretty brutal to go against.

The Raiders put on an impressive show in 02, but got stopped by a truly smothering defense. Rich Gannon might not be a Top 5 Underrated QB, but he is generally unfairly discarded when talking of good QBs in the last ten years.
Agreed. I'm about 99.9% sure we would have 4 Lombardis right now had we faced anyone other than Gruden. Like you said, nothing illegal about it, but it sure was a once in a lifetime fluke to have to face the guy that built your team.
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I kind of agree honestly HTG. A lot of people, perhaps accurately, refer to him as a one-trick pony, the "trick" being his vicious sidearm. I've always felt that was selling him short. He played a Tampa Bay D that literally knew their plays due to Gruden (nothing illegal there, but a tad shady). I remember watching the NFL Network and seeing John Lynch talk about recognizing a play and calling it out to his teammates (a play Gruden had designed, evidently). Again, nothing illegal or disparaging to Tampa Bay or Lynch or Gruden, but that's pretty brutal to go against.

The Raiders put on an impressive show in 02, but got stopped by a truly smothering defense. Rich Gannon might not be a Top 5 Underrated QB, but he is generally unfairly discarded when talking of good QBs in the last ten years.

Not to thread jack here, but what where the Raider's thinking. They didn't change a thing with thier playcalling. Gruden just picked thier pocket all day long. It was kinda sad to watch in my opinion.
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Not to thread jack here, but what the where the Raider's thinking. They didn't change a thing with thier playcalling. Gruden just picked thier pocket all day long. It was kinda sad to watch in my opinion.
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