So while I was looking around last night, I managed to find this laughable video from the folks at Pro Football Weekly. They're doing a "Most Overrated Players" bracket of eight NFL players, and apparently one of the eight players that they've decided is overrated is the guy that came up half a sack short of the NFL single-season record and was runner-up for the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year Award, Jared Allen.
Think I'm joking? I most assuredly am not.
Now, ignoring the stupidity of having Jared Allen placed in a tournament to determine the most overrated player in the NFL, the guy that is actually advocating that position can't keep his facts straight. During the video, he points out that Allen had more sacks in the first half of the season than he did in the second half. That's correct, actually. . .in the first half of the season, Allen had 12.5 sacks and 34 tackles, and in the second half of the year he had 9.5 sacks and 32 tackles (according to his stats page on NFL.com). Well, according to the video, Allen had 16 sacks in the first half of the season to go with 39 tackles, and just 6 sacks and 27 tackles in the second half of the season. Nice research department you've got there.
Amazingly, they managed to go with Suh in this "match-up." In any case, this entire thing is stupid with a capital dumb. Just goes to show that, no matter how successful a season a member of the Minnesota Vikings might have, stupid haters are just going to continue to stupidly hate. For a national rag like PFW, one would generally expect better.
EDIT: It was pointed out to me in the comments that I misunderstood the first half/second half breakdown in the video, and that it referred to the first half and second half OF GAMES as opposed to the season. So, my apologies to the Pro Football Weekly research department.
But attempting to classify Jared Allen as overrated is still stupid, so there.