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Best players to overcome bad odds


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Which is the player (or players) you think of most in terms of overcoming odds to produce. The ones who are in a bad situation, but you just KNOW they're still going to go off every single game. 

For example a terrible OL but the RB IS going to get 100 yards and some TDs. DE that has no coverage to help behind, but he WILL make the QBs life a misery etc. QBs who have no weapons and a poor OL but still go off somehow....etc

 

Currently, a good example is Saquon - who I think would have to have one leg removed to stop him going off. 

Barry Sanders?

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Well.........Randy Gregory still overcoming mental odds.

Amari Cooper has caught alot of passes from Dak Prescott, that's quite an accomplishment catching all those "odd" throws.

The entire Cowboys team went to the playoffs and won one under Jason Garrett. That's going against all sorts of odds so they deserve a pat on the back for that one.

Travis Frederick just came back in only a year from what many considered a career ending disease so that's taking the odds and giving them a real kick in the keester.

 

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8 hours ago, Calvert28 said:

Well.........Randy Gregory still overcoming mental odds.

Amari Cooper has caught alot of passes from Dak Prescott, that's quite an accomplishment catching all those "odd" throws.

The entire Cowboys team went to the playoffs and won one under Jason Garrett. That's going against all sorts of odds so they deserve a pat on the back for that one.

Ha!

8 hours ago, Calvert28 said:

Travis Frederick just came back in only a year from what many considered a career ending disease so that's taking the odds and giving them a real kick in the keester.

 

He's one of the best centers the NFL has seen (IMHO). Those are some real cahoñes though!

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13 hours ago, ET80 said:

DeAndre Hopkins owns this topic.

which is why I considered him the premium WR in football for 3-4 years now, not just since last season. Dude is a savant to put up numbers like that with JAGs.

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- 2015 Cam Newton, OL was average at best, and had Philly Brown, Ted Ginn and Jerrico Cottery as his primay targets

- Gerald McCoy and the lack of DL talent around him.

- Revis with he Jets, IIRC they didn't have a pass rush to save their lives

- 2013 Josh Gordon, had Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden

 

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How about Adrian Peterson? He played with horrible QBs, defenses stacked the box knowing he was going to get the ball and he was still throwing up 1,400 yard 10+TD seasons every year.

He played with Gus Freotte, Tarvaris Jackson, Christian Ponder, Matt Castle, Rookie Teddy Bridgewater and Crypt Keeper Brett Favre trying to take the heat away from him. Safe to say everybody knew he was getting the ball, but still nobody could stop him.

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1 hour ago, AkronsWitness said:

How about Adrian Peterson? He played with horrible QBs, defenses stacked the box knowing he was going to get the ball and he was still throwing up 1,400 yard 10+TD seasons every year.

He played with Gus Freotte, Tarvaris Jackson, Christian Ponder, Matt Castle, Rookie Teddy Bridgewater and Crypt Keeper Brett Favre trying to take the heat away from him. Safe to say everybody knew he was getting the ball, but still nobody could stop him.

He always had some really good OLs, I remember. Not saying he doesn't belong on the list (because he probably did get a ton of eight man fronts) but that OL helped out a lot.

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