Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:10 AM
a kennedy (7,144 posts)
NFL's most, and least liked players....
and lookie here, the Green Bay Packers, as a team and some Packer players make the top 10....
Everyone loves the NFL. The individual players? That’s a different story. As with any sports league, fans choose their heroes and villains.
The biggest takeaway from our annual look at player popularity in the NFL: fans like quarterbacks, low-key pass catchers and Green Bay Packers. Who they don’t like: quarterbacks, cocky pass catchers and Dallas Cowboys.
Nielsen recently collaborated on a survey with E-Poll Market Research aimed at finding out which NFL players resonated with fans as appealing, and which didn’t. Players’ appeal numbers were scored based on the percentage of those whose response was to “like” the player or “like him a lot.”
First, a quick look at the top of each list. The most-liked player in the NFL is Troy Polumalu, the crazy-haired, high-energy defensive back from the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose appeal rating registers at 63%. Not much surprise there — talent, all-out effort and a roster spot on a nationally popular team go a long way with fans. The league’s least-liked player: Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, the second overall pick in 2010 whose early popularity slipped into reverse as he developed a reputation for dirty play. Suh, whose appeal registers at just 19%, was suspended by the league last season for stomping on a Green Bay Packers lineman in front of a national TV audience on Thanksgiving Day.
As for pass catchers: fans take a liking to workmanlike receivers Rob Gronkowski (58%) and Donald Driver (57%), but not to perceived divas Randy Moss (24%) and Santonio Homes (28%).
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2012/10/23/the-nfls-most-and-least-liked-players/ GO PACK GO
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NFL's most, and least liked players.... (Original post)
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)
Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:38 PM
JonLP24 (14,022 posts)
because Rodgers is a cocky pass-thrower. I don't mind the attitude myself, it seems you need a certain level of arrogance to succeed at the highest level. This seems especially true in boxing.
Response to Angleae (Reply #5)
Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:57 PM
jmowreader (24,125 posts)
7. History, my fair DUer
Over the last five or so years, the Seahawks have sucked so bad you can measure it on a vacuum gauge in Burien. No other team in the NFL is consistently that shitty.
Response to jmowreader (Reply #7)
Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:43 PM
Angleae (2,090 posts)
9. You sure about that?
Last edited Fri Oct 26, 2012, 06:26 PM USA/ET - Edit history (2)
Buffalo, Carolina, St. Louis (0 winning seasons since 2006)
Miami, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Washington, Detroit (1 winning season since 2006)
Kansas City & Seattle have 2 winning seasons since 2006
Response to Angleae (Reply #9)
Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:42 AM
Jack Rabbit (40,755 posts)
13. True, but the Seahawks didn't need a winning season to go to the playoffs a couple of years ago
Winning is so overrated. See, you can be a good team with 7-9 record.
Response to joeybee12 (Reply #8)
Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:44 PM
JonLP24 (14,022 posts)
10. He's only elite when throwing to Calvin Johnson
Last edited Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:46 PM USA/ET - Edit history (2)
Below is a link to a graph of quarterbacks and their overall yards per pass attempt numbers (on the bottom) and their YPA numbers when they didn't target their #1 receiver in 2011(to the side). Stafford was over 7.5 overall but just over 6.5 when targeting someone other than Calvin Johnson.