This was a fun idea, but honestly, I dont think anyone, at least amongst Bills fans who were cognisent when each guy played, really overrates any of the guys on their overrated list. Everyone knows that Bledsoe had one really amazing half season with the Bills in 2002, and then it was clear he was on the down-turn of his career. I have never really heard anyone mention how great he was as an all-time Bills player.
I suppose, Joe Ferguson is held in higher esteem by some (myself included) than might be warrented by cold, hard stats, because Joe Ferguson, head hanging and all, was our guy through a lot very bad, and pretty good years. He was a big part of our youth, for us 40+ somethings. We were fans, we knew our team normally had some major weaknesses, but Ferguson (in the pre-free agency era) was our guy year in and year out...
For me, much as I dislike the guy personally, of the choices, I would say Fred Smerlas is most underrated...Don Beebe most
overrated. All this, keeping in mind, while I remember Byrd, I am a little too young to have an opinon on his play. I take it he was very good...I knew him more from his 1972 Topps football card than anything.
Also, an important factor in all of this, is who is doing the over and under rating. Are we talking about amongst Bills fans, or just NFL fans? We got a lot of guys who were underrrated overall...Kent Hull.
Edited by Buftex, 02 July 2013 - 09:50 AM.