In an exercise that has been done twice before (Here and here), we take a look at a few things are that are overrated and underrated. This time, however, it's Pro Football Weekly that's been doing a series on miscellaneous topics using the overrated/underrated model.
The topics range from how to develop a quarterback, out-of-work coaches and 2009 NFL story lines.
For me an overrated/underrated view of the 2009 Chiefs in general would be:
Overrated: Immediate impact of the switch to the 3-4
Underrated: Effect of Mike Goff on the right side of the offensive line
Of course, there are many that will disagree with me but that's the beauty of this exercise.
Click through to see Pro Football Weekly's version of overrated/underrated and chime in your thoughts in the comments section.
Overrated: Treating a young QB with kid gloves
Underrated: Full-scale immersion
I'm always going to go the cautious route. Keep in mind, the play of Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan certainly is the exception not the rule. For the Chiefs, Damon Huard was a better option than Brodie Croyle in the most recent quarterback competition.
Overrated: Mike Shanahan
Underrated: Marty Schottenheimer
This is about right. The last ten years Marty hasn't been much better than Shanahan but he had a hand in with the success of the Chargers.
Overrated: Cowboys' Jason Garrett
Underrated: Falcons' Mike Mularkey
Garrett has to be one of the most overrated. He was the subject of a lot of head coaching rumors two hiring cycles ago. But in the fallout of the most recent coaching purges, his name wasn't floated as much.
Overrated: AFC South
Underrated: NFC West
The Colts are still the class of the South until proven otherwise. Winning at least 12 games in six consecutive seasons will get the attention even though the Titans are coming off a playoff berth. As far as the NFC West goes, if Matt Hasselbeck is healthy and plays well, the Seahawks and Cardinals could both be in the playoffs.
Overrated: Head coach
Underrated: Strength and conditioning coach
Uhh...I think Haley is trying hard to prove the under right.
Overrated: Brett Favre's on-again, off-again future - AGAIN!!!
Underrated: The effects of changes in the NFL pension plan for coaches
I got over Favre-mania back in February.