Overrated/UnderratedJune 8th, 2013
No, this isn’t some silly waste of time to kill on an otherwise good sports radio show (Joe loves his good friend “The Commish,” Justin Pawlowski, but that non-sports segment chases Joe to SiriusXM NFL Radio each time he hears it). This is actually the point of a column by prickly Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com, in which he picks the most overrated/underrated players on each NFL team.
For the Bucs, he believes Dashon Goldson is overrated.
Overrated: S Dashon Goldson. He’s a good, solid player, but he was exposed some in the postseason in coverage. The Bucs paid him a lot of money — star money — and he is not that.
Perhaps. But as horrible as the Bucs’ second-worst secondary in NFL history was last year, and with starting safety Ronde Barber deciding to retire, the Bucs virtually had no choice but to get the best safety on the market to plug that hole.
If Goldson really was that overrated, why did San Francisco franchise him the previous season? Trent Baalke doesn’t make many errors that large.
As for underrated, well, Prisco goes with Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman.
Underrated: QB Josh Freeman. The guy sets franchise records for yards and touchdown passes and some want to get rid of him? Please.
Joe isn’t so sure about this either. In the immortal words of Bill Parcells, you are what your record says you are. Freeman’s record is below .500 and his record against teams with a winning record is a disturbing, 6-15. That scares the hell out of Joe.