The Official CSR Overrated Panthers Tournament - Match Nine

Streeter Lecka

It's time to start the second round of our overrated tournament.

As a friendly reminder, here is the overrated bracket:

Most Overrated Panthers

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1. Jake Delhomme 16. Jason Baker
??? ??? ???
16. Jason Baker
8. Ricky Manning, Jr. 8. Ricky Manning, Jr.
9. Eugene Robinson
5. David Gettis 5. David Gettis ???
12. Na'il Diggs
4. DeShaun Foster 4. DeShaun Foster
13. Rocket Ismail
6. Richard Marshall 6. Richard Marshall ??? ???
11. Jordan Gross
3. Mike Wahle 3. Mike Wahle
14. Doug Evans
7. Deon Grant 10. Ken Lucas
10. Ken Lucas
2. Tim Biakabutuka 2. Tim Biakabutuka
15. John Kasay

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Today we're starting the 2nd round with Jason Baker vs. Ricky Manning, Jr.

How they got here:

Jason Baker defeated Jake Delhomme (!) 58%-42%
Ricky Manning, Jr. defeated Eugene Robinson 52%-48%

Ok, here's the case for Ricky Manning, Jr.:

Ricky Manning, Jr. is loved by fans who remember the 2003 team because his performance in the NFC Championship Game against the Eagles is one of the main reasons the Panthers made it to the Super Bowl (where they eventually lost to the Patriots).

Of course, the problem is outside of that NFC title game he didn't do much else for Carolina. He got a few interceptions over the next two seasons, but other than that he wasn't as good of a cornerback as many people thought he was.

And the case for Jason Baker:

[Baker] was good, but he wasn't as good as many of us thought he was when he punted for the Panthers (shoestring tackle of Leon Washington notwithstanding). The organization should have given him the boot (pun intended) long before they eventually cut ties with him at the end of the 2011 season, but then again, had they done that we wouldn't have the best punter in the history of the NFL on our roster now. I guess it's one of those good things that come out of a bad situation.

Ok. Now that we've made a case for both players, it's up to you to determine which one should move on in the bracket. There's a case to be made for both players and it's a vote that could go either way, but a decision has to be made.

So who do you think is more overrated, Jason Baker or Ricky Manning, Jr.? Vote in the poll below, and feel free to discuss your vote in the comments.

In the interest of time, for the rest of the tournament the voting will only last for 24 hours. This poll will close tomorrow at 2:00 PM, so get your vote in before it's too late.

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