The Unsung Stars of the NFL

The Unsung Stars of the NFL: Perspective on some of the unsung stars in the NFL.

The game of football is one of great American passion. It has been said that if you make it to the NFL, you have already made it. But what about those players who toil in obscurity? What about those who work hard and never get noticed? What about those who play for bad teams? What about those who play for average teams? What about those who are not superstars or big name free agents but still give their heart and soul for the love of the game? Who speaks for them? This article does!

In this article I will take a look at some of the unsung stars in the NFL.

These are players that toil in obscurity because they were drafted by small market teams with no national television audience, or they do not play on high profile teams such as Dallas, Green Bay, San Francisco, etc. These are players that run up and down the field making plays and doing great things but never get noticed because they play their heart out every week but never get any credit.

The Unsung Stars of the NFL

Posted on October 3, 2012 by brianlunceford

When it comes to the National Football League and its popularity among the American people, I believe it can be linked directly to one very simple thing: fantasy football.

The fantasy football phenomenon has taken this country by storm. It started out as a game amongst friends and coworkers, but now it seems that everyone is playing. It has become so popular that ESPN and other major sports networks have created multiple television shows solely dedicated to covering fantasy football. The buzz surrounding it is incredible. Everyone wants to talk about their team and how they dominated in their matchup last week. And while winning your fantasy football league is certainly a great accomplishment, there are several players in the NFL who have been dominating in real life that seem to go unnoticed. What I am referring to are the players who are not flashy or highlight-reel-worthy, but still get the job done and contribute greatly to their respective teams. Here are some of these unsung stars:

Lance Briggs, ILB, Chicago Bears: When people think of the Chicago Bears defense, they tend to think of Brian Urlacher or Julius Peppers or even Charles Tillman, who has been having an outstanding

It seems to me that there is a big difference between the stars of the NFL and the unsung players. That difference comes in the form of team orientation and personal goals.

The star players are typically not team-oriented. They are looking out for themselves and their own stats, since they are often trying to be in a contract year or trying to get an endorsement deal with Nike or something along those lines.

The majority of the unsung players are team-oriented. They are working for their teammates, not themselves. This is why it seems like you only hear about star players on teams that make the playoffs or even more importantly, go deep in the playoffs. I am not saying that all star players are selfish, but it seems to me that a majority of them fit into this category.

The reason I wrote this article was because I wanted people to realize this fact. It seems to me that people only know about teams like the Dallas Cowboys, who have three or four star players on their team, and they believe them to be the best athletes when in actuality they are not!

The NFL has a reputation for being a league of stars, and we like to talk about “the elite”, but most players in the NFL are not stars. The league is defined by part-timers and role players who get less credit than they deserve.

The most unsung players in the NFL are offensive linemen, particularly guards. Most people don’t know or care who the guards are, but they’re the ones who make it possible for quarterbacks and running backs to put up impressive numbers. (If you don’t believe me, try playing football without them.) There are exceptions–Alan Faneca was a nine-time Pro Bowler–but for the most part, guards never get any attention unless something goes wrong.

The offense that put up the best numbers in history last year had some great players: Tom Brady, Randy Moss, Wes Welker and Laurence Maroney all made the Pro Bowl. But on closer examination, it wasn’t really an offensive explosion; it was an offensive explosion with a defensive implosion on the other side of the ball. The 2007 Patriots were historically bad at stopping other teams from scoring: they allowed more yards than any team in history, and more points than any team since 1982. If you watched every Patriot game last year,

In the NFL, it’s not hard to pick out the family names. When you hear Manning or Brady, most people know who you’re talking about. But a lot of people don’t know who the players are that make those quarterbacks look good. We don’t hear them when they’re announced, and we don’t see their faces on the covers of magazines. They just do their job, and do it well.

In football, these are your offensive linemen. They protect the quarterback, put holes in the defense for running backs, and open up passing lanes for wide receivers. Without good offensive linemen, even the greatest quarterback would have a hard time getting his team downfield.

We often hear about star wide receivers making spectacular catches downfield or running backs breaking tackles and getting big gains on the ground. But what about the linemen who made that success possible? How come they get overlooked? It has a lot to do with the history of football itself.

Football is simply a game of numbers: who has more points at the end of the game wins. Scoring is all that matters, so scoring positions get all of the attention. Wide receivers make catches and score touchdowns; quarterbacks throw passes to wide receivers who score touchdowns; running backs break tackles and run for touchdowns

Some of the most exciting plays in football are made by players that are not referred to as “stars” or “superstars”. The positions that these players play, also known as unsung heroes, are not given the same attention as others on the field. Two such positions are the fullback and offensive line positions.

The fullback position is one of the most physically demanding positions on the football field. They are often overlooked and underestimated by those who do not understand the game of football. The fullback position seems to be a dying breed among NFL teams. The fullback is usually a bigger back and is responsible for blocking linebackers on running plays and blitzing defensive linemen on passing plays. They also get carries and catches when called upon in certain formations and situations. Most teams use a single back formation which does not require a fullback, but some teams still utilize this position. During my high school career I played both running back and fullback in our offense. In college I played running back but we did have a true fullback on our team as well. There were many times when I was thankful for our fullback because he took out defenders so I could gain extra yards or score touchdowns!

Early in my career at Penn State there was only one other running back on our roster besides myself (Ki

The last time the New England Patriots played in the NFL season opener, Tom Brady was 21. He looked like a kid and didn’t have a clue how to win a title.

Six years later, he’s 27 and has three Super Bowl rings. The Patriots open their season Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders, with the first of 17 Monday night games the next day.

The new Monday night lineup includes only two teams, Indianapolis and Philadelphia, that made the playoffs last season. That shows just how difficult it is to stay on top in this league.

“You’re always looking for new faces,” said John Madden, who will be in his 30th year as an analyst for ABC Sports and his 10th with partner Al Michaels. “There are so many changes from year to year.”

Just look at Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis. He had 1,591 yards and 14 touchdowns last season for the Denver Broncos, but now he’s wearing burgundy-and-gold after being traded for cornerback Champ Bailey during the offseason.

“He’ll make an immediate impact,” Madden said of Portis, who has rushed for more than 1,000 yards each of his first two seasons in Denver. “He’s one of those guys as soon as he touches

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