Is Deion Sanders overrated?

kskboys

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and? You feel Champ was better? Good for you. I my view Deion was the best cover CB to play the game. You disagree fine. You seem to have an issue with other people opinion
Now that is hilarious, in a thread where several are acting like children because they disagree w/ the OP!!!!!
 

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I don’t know why I’m responding. I fall for these ploys too much haha.

NOPE. He literally shut down half the filed for 9/10 of the game. The other 1/10th is just because it’s football.
He didn't literally shut down half the field. That was the media gushing.
 

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I don’t know why I’m responding. I fall for these ploys too much haha.

NOPE. He literally shut down half the filed for 9/10 of the game. The other 1/10th is just because it’s football.
Man what the hell is wrong with people? Ploy? I was interested in what others thought. Yet you have to be a snarky clown. Grow up.
 

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In the dictionary next to "shutdown-corner" is Deion's picture. He essentially took away his coverage area from the offence in the passing game. His aversion to attacking the runner on running plays disqualifies him. Especially in his era when the run game was of more importance. Top 3 all time defensive player . . . HA! Absolutely not! !
 
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kskboys

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Man what the hell is wrong with people? Ploy? I was interested in what others thought. Yet you have to be a snarky clown. Grow up.
For some odd reason, Deion is one of the players you can't discuss on this site. Mark me down as one who thinks he was a great player, but not as great as some believe.

Sorry if I offended anyone. Checking out of thread, y'all go ahead!!!
 

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Now that is hilarious, in a thread where several are acting like children because they disagree w/ the OP!!!!!

what is your problem? I have my opinion and you gave yours drop it. I don't care if you disagree with me or not.
 

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For some odd reason, Deion is one of the players you can't discuss on this site. Mark me down as one who thinks he was a great player, but not as great as some believe.

Sorry if I offended anyone. Checking out of thread, y'all go ahead!!!
I agree. He was a great CB, for sure!! Of all time?? That's debatable.
 

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I say people that respond like this are too stupid to offer a response. Too stupid to just pass on a post they don’t like. Lived with their parents too long. Likely struggle with the ladies.
Wow. You see all that just from his response??? Miss Cleo ain't got nothing on you!!! :D
 

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I had no use for him prior to coming to Dallas. I mostly just knew the flashy, brash player the media reported.

After "really" seeing him play, he completely changed my mind. His abilities were just off the charts. He had to bait QB's into throwing his way. He was bored covering the best receivers on the planet.

I also disagree that he wouldn't tackle. Did he try to protect himself? absolutely. But he would do whatever the team needed him to do. The closer the game or important the situation, he would definitely get in there.

When you add in his kick returns and playing offense, I just don't see how anyone could refute that he's one of the greatest players ever and IMO the greatest CB to ever lace them up.

Piggybacking on an earlier thread, I can't even imagine watching him & Tyreek go at each other. They are the two fastest players (who could actually play football) that I have ever seen. Literally clowning world class athletes.
 

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Putting this out there because I am very curious plus his name came up in the top 3 defender thread.

I say absolutely yes. Great athlete for sure. Elite speed. Great CB but I don’t see him as the best of all time. He was a pure cover guy. Literally avoided tackles and contact. Even joked about it. I think that really hurt his greatness in my opinion. One of the biggest games in his career Irvin abused him plus he got away with a couple pass interference calls. So I say yes. Great player but not the best CB. Not in the discussion in my opinion.

What do you folks say?
No. One of the defenders who ever played the game.

Legitimately locked best WR and took away half the field. One season he played dual role and had lots of offensive touches. I believe he had 50 catches one season playing for cowboys. And he was top 3 punt returner of all time IMHO
 

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No. One of the defenders who ever played the game.

Legitimately locked best WR and took away half the field. One season he played dual role and had lots of offensive touches. I believe he had 50 catches one season playing for cowboys. And he was top 3 punt returner of all time IMHO

Don’t forget he played 9 years in the MLB, too.
 

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"Overrated"?! Absolutely not. The greatest of all time at that position. Deion intercepted 53 passes (24th all time) for 1,331 yards (fourth all time) in his career. His 25.1 yards per interception return is the best in NFL history, & he’s fifth in interceptions returned for a touchdown (9).

Sanders was an eight-time Pro Bowl nominee, nine-time first-team All-Pro selection, & NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1994. Dang turf toe made him retire.
 
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