In case you missed it, here is the underrated bracket:
Most Underrated Panthers
1. Chris Gamble
||1. Chris Gamble
|16. Brentson Buckner
|8. Mike Minter||???|
|9. Nick Goings|
|5. Michael Bates||???||???|
|12. Will Witherspoon|
|4. Thomas Davis||???|
|13. Travelle Wharton|
|6. Brad Hoover||???||???||???|
|11. Keydrick Vincent|
|3. Al Wallace||???|
|14. James Anderson|
|7. Jeff Mitchell||???||???|
|10. Brandon LaFell|
|2. Charles Johnson||2. Charles Johnson
|15. Kris Mangum|
Today we're voting on the 3 vs. 14 matchup -- Al Wallace vs. James Anderson.
Every NFL team needs an Al Wallace -- a guy who can come in and provide quality depth without all the fanfare that you get from superstars. Wallace was a guy who just got the job done, but he was mostly taken for granted by everyone. Of course, it's hard not to be underrated when you're a rotational defensive lineman because the starters are Julius Peppers and Mike Rucker, but as our old friend Foxy would say -- it is what it is.
James Anderson is one of those guys who doesn't get much credit because he wasn't flashy. He was a tackling machine, but for some reason he always caught a lot of flack for not being a good player even though he was much better than some gave him credit for. He racked up a lot of tackles (454 total, including 145 in 2011), and while a lot of people aren't impressed by counting stats -- at least he was a solid tackler (something the Panthers have lacked in other parts of the defense).
This vote should be interesting. Let's open up the poll and find out who comes out on top. Who do you think was more underrated -- Al Wallace or James Anderson? Cast your vote now!
Please remember that voting will close in 48 hours.