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Is Deion Sanders overrated?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Whyjerry, Jun 8, 2022.

  1. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard

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    I don't even think of Deion Sanders as a Cowboy. He was a hired talent that went to the highest bidder his entire career. He just so happened to spend some time with the Cowboys. He was infamous for making his "business decision" by avoiding tackles. Not in the discussion in my opinion either.
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  2. DonaldM

    DonaldM Well-Known Member

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    Business decisions lmao. Yes it happened a few times but not when the game was on the line.
  3. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    Referring only to one part of this....how you dont think of him as a Cowboy.

    Strange for me, because I regard him as the greatest non QB ever to play, and I get that we don't agree there..... but not at all the point.

    He is my favorite all time player, but not my all time favorite Cowboy....if that makes any sense at all lol.

    I dont regard him as a Cowboy either. He was a hired gun several times over. Glad we had him while we did though.

    He was crucial to the last Championship and a lot forget that he was also WR1 for us while Irvin was suspended in 96.
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  4. beware_d-ware

    beware_d-ware Well-Known Member

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    I just posted in another thread, but one of the most interesting chapters of Deion's career may be yet to come. He's the head coach at Jackson State and recently pulled in TWO five-star recruits. I believe there have been zero five-stars who've EVER signed with an HBCU in the history of college football. The guy is building something that D-2 has never seen before. Where that leads, I don't know... but I'm watching it.
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  5. Pass2Run

    Pass2Run Well-Known Member

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    Deion was so overrated he single-handedly took us out of the playoff race in 94.

    We couldn't beat him, so he joined us.
  6. beware_d-ware

    beware_d-ware Well-Known Member

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    Champ doesn't get his due. That guy was awesome.
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  7. sunalsorises

    sunalsorises Well-Known Member

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    Deion probably could have been even better as crazy as that sounds. I don't think he truly worked on the craft of being a CB which shows how purely athletic he was. As an example, he never even stretched to get ready because he never saw a cheetah stretch before killing its prey (insert actual quote here). There's some story about him not paying attention in defensive meetings saying he had it; he follows the guy in front of him. He didn't tackle and he avoided contact. He was also a threat to score anytime he was on the field--even on defense. Deion was great and he could have been even better.
  8. Whyjerry

    Whyjerry Well-Known Member

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    I asked a question and was looking for other people’s opinion. Have to love a guy like you with a response like this. Child like.
  9. Whyjerry

    Whyjerry Well-Known Member

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    Another clown comment. With embellishments even. The internet was made for your ilk.
  10. Whyjerry

    Whyjerry Well-Known Member

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    A cry for help? Another clown comment. Attention? I let clowns like you cut my lawn. Be nicer.
  11. G2

    G2 Taco Engineer

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    There is one answer and that is unequivocally no. Over a 14 season career he was one of the most feared DB in the NFL. He was a sticky cover guy who played the ball better than most. He also played WR and returned kicks. His accolades are stout. Those complaining that the media/fans overhyped him are just being obtuse. Fans use all kinds of misused phrases like: Lockdown corner, shut down half the field, can't throw a WR open, tight windows, carried the team etc.. So ignore that. There really isn't an argument that he's somehow overrated. It's dumb to latch onto a phrase a fan or media uses to suggest Sanders is overrated.

    How is he rated aside from blanket statements?
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  12. Loso86

    Loso86 Well-Known Member

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    It's child like because you see it as such sorry you feel that way with this childlike response. It was such an idiotic post all I could do was laugh
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  13. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    we be bored :(
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  14. Whyjerry

    Whyjerry Well-Known Member

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    Are you the post judge? You seriously think you are the guy to judge what is a good or bad post? I asked an honest question and some internet tough guys like you freak out. Can't just move on. The internet was made for losers like you. Stepping back and blowing people up because you can with anonymity. It's pathetic. Share your opinion on the post or not. Pretty simple.
  15. Calvin2Tony2Emmitt2Julius

    Calvin2Tony2Emmitt2Julius Well-Known Member

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    Deion Overated? NO Not Overated. One of the best Yes Some people think he was the best. I don't. Some say Michael Jordan was the best I Don't There is no best in a team Game
  16. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Heck, No!

    His lack of ability to tackle is overblown. Tell me the last time a missed tackle by Deion costed the Falcons, 49ers or Cowboys a game? :huh: (I don't count his time with the Washington team or the Ravens because he was on his last leg by then.)

    Deion is the last shutdown corner, and there won't be another like him in a long time. The term is used loosely nowadays. It has been applied to Darrelle Revis, but Revis wasn't in Deion's league.

    Deion Sanders singlehandedly made corner a popular position. I've witnessed it first hand in the hood. Black kids playing skill positions formerly gravitated toward quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. Deion came on the scene, and kids suddenly wanted to play cornerback, including my son.

    He was as dynamic at his position as LT and Reggie White were at theirs. And he had the talent to play wide receiver - not to mention he was one of the best special teams players ever.

    Overrated? Pulease!
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  17. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    Calm dow bruh , It’s not your fault. We live in a world where click bait is the norm. You’ve been groomed to do it. Hell , I’ve done it. Hot take = more likes or longer thread. Asking if One of the greatest DBs, if not the greatest, is over rated is exactly that.
  18. Whyjerry

    Whyjerry Well-Known Member

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    You must be dumber than a donkey. I clearly stated that I was interested given the top 3 defender posts. I have zero interest in click bait. A pud like you might but I don’t.
  19. Swagger

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  20. Whiskey Cowboy

    Whiskey Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Micah kinda is a superstar though. Arguably the best defensive player in the league as a rookie is a huge deal. He has to continue to improve and with the mindset and mentality he's shown so far, I don't really see why he wouldn't. The kids ceiling is astronomical. We got lucky.
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