Most Overrated team going into 2001?
I would like to know everyone's opinion on who you think is the most overrated team going into the 01-02 season. Every season there is always a team that is so hyped up and they never seem to live up to that hype. I think last year allot of us will agree it was the Washington Redskins, they were truly hyped from even before the training camp stages because of their off-season signings. We all knew that the players they signed were a little over the hill though and the success would in no way be to what the media was portraying it to be. So how about this season ahead of us? The Redskins are no longer being overrated for this year so we have to hand that overrated title to someone else. Let me throw out a few suggestions: How about the Minnesota Vikings, once again Dennis Green has found a way to keep the team on the competitive edge despite the fact they have a disinegreating defense and your typical 21st century money hungry athlete in Randy Moss. Don't you think though they are also once again somewhat overrated? The talks that the unfortunate Stringer situation will motivate the team all the way to the Super Bowl this year, or the talks that the Cullpepper/Moss combination will be the best thing since Montana/Rice is a little overboard I think and so they definitely have to be 1 choice. The next team could be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There is no doubt that the Buc's defense has been great the last couple of years and if they had any type of offense the last 2 years they could have really made some noise. However is Johnson really the answer at QB? Or is he just a band-aid for a while. I think he is certainly better then what they have had at QB the last 5 years but enough to lead them all the way to the NFC Championship? You be the judge of that one. And the last team I'll mention is the Baltimore Ravens. Yes they are the defending Super Bowl champions and do deserve some kind of respect, however they are not the most award winning super bowl champ's I've ever seen. First of all had the Raiders even shown up to the AFC Title game last year the Ravens would have been back to their nest in Baltimore, secondly it was a defensive effort that led them their. Hey there is nothing wrong with that because what it comes down to is if you win the big one and they did, but you put that anemic offense up against any kind of a defense that can play accurately and thats a game lost for the Ravens. The Raiders and the Giants defense put no challenge to the Ravens and so we saw Trent Dilfer of all people shine and win the SB. Elvis Grbac is overrated in himself and so I think that the Ravens could be just a tad overrated going into this season with their hopes of going back to back. I think all 3 of these teams I've mentioned are very talented in different areas of the field but none of them are complete teams and I think if the Rams defense is improved this year we can be a complete team. So let me hear what you all think. Who is your most overrated team going into this year? Either way I think the Rams are one of the most underrated teams of this year and will be back just like 1999 and those that aren't paying attention to that will be left in the dust. GO RAMS!