clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Pete Prisco's overrated-underrated list - Calling Asante Samuel overrated is beyond stupid

Here it is.  Apparently, Asante Samuel is overrated.  Crap.  Am here I am thinking that Samuel is an outstanding corner.  Well, let's see Prisco's reasoning.  Maybe he sees something I don't:

Overrated: CB Asante Samuel. I say it every year here: Good player, not great. Big-time gambler. He makes plays, but he also gives up a bunch.

Oh.  Didn't think so.  Silly national writer. 

Eagles fans - Quick... Name me one specific play you can think of during the 2010 season where Asante got beaten badly, much less "a bunch..."

(Jeopardy music playing)

I got nothing.  Seriously.  Nothing.  I'm sure he did get beaten a time or two, but I honestly can't think of any.  Football Outsiders agrees.  According to FO, Samuel was only thrown at 36 times the entire season.  He had a "success rate" of 78%, which was by far and away the best in the NFL.  For quick reference, FO defines "success rate" as "the percentage of passes that don't manage to get at least 45 percent of needed yards on first down, 60 percent of needed yards on second down, or 100 percent of needed yards on third down."

And yet, despite being thrown at just 36 freaking times, Samuel had 7 interceptions. 

Back to the drawing board, Prisco.  If anything, he's underrated.

Oh yeah, and LeSean is the most underrated on his list.  Sorry to focus on the negative one, but I couldn't get past how mind-numbingly stupid his overrated selection is.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bleeding Green Nation Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your Philadelphia Eagles news from Bleeding Green Nation