Originally posted by susweel:
Manny is the most overrated player in the webzone.
Meh . . . ONE of the more overrated players . . . not by everyone, only those who are typically making excuses for every high pick of the Niners who fails to meet expectations (there have been a few of those).
He has not filled the role the team had hoped he would, viz, pass rusher. That's what we really need and still lack from the OLB position. We've seen enough to know that Manny will NEVER be dominant in that role IMO. All the other supposed skills he has are just excuses and cover-ups. In watching him play, he lacks a certain fluidity and instinctiveness to be great IMO.
So he's an adequate player, but not a reason to curtail our search for a dominant one at that position. He's not at Julian Peterson's level - people ought to stop making that comparison.