Who's your most underappreciated player in Cardinal history

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  1. Jetstream Green

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    On offense, JT Smith would have been my choice :raccoon:
     
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    TheCardFan Things have changed.

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    That was a gut punch. Played him out of position and then let him leave for nothing only to go back to guard and make the pro bowl 3 times.

    Professional career
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    Davis was selected second overall in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, and was named the starter at right guard as a rookie. The next year injuries on the offensive line forced the team to move him to right tackle. He was moved back to guard in 2003.

    In 2004, after Dennis Green was named the new head coach, he was moved to left tackle where he would remain for three seasons, even though he struggled at the position and was one of the highest penalized players in the league.

    On February 17, 2007, the Cardinals told Davis that they would not name him a franchise or transition player, clearing him to become an unrestricted free agent.

    Dallas Cowboys
    On March 4, 2007, Davis signed with the Dallas Cowboys for a seven-year, $49.6 million contract with $18.75 million guaranteed, who were looking to replace the retired Marco Rivera.[2] At the time, the contract was criticized in the media, for the amount of salary cap space being assigned to a player that would play guard and that had an average performance in previous years. According to Forbes, Davis was the highest-paid NFL player and 19th overall athlete in the 12-month period ending in June 2007, earning $25.4 million.[3]

    He was named the starter at right guard and would flourish in Dallas by going to the Pro Bowl in his first three seasons. He had an exceptional year in 2007, as he received Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors for the first time in his career. The Cowboys finished 13-3 and won the NFC East division, but suffered a disappointing first round playoff loss against the New York Giants (who would go on to win the Super Bowl).

    In 2009, the Cowboys again won the division and also their first playoff game in 13 seasons.

    He was released on July 28, 2011, due to declining play and the team's lack of salary cap room. Since 2005, Davis was the fifth most penalized player in the league with 42 penalties.
     
  3. speedy

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    Frank Sanders. He was money.
     
  4. Jetstream Green

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    I just want the Cardinals to force whoever eventually is about to be a number one WR to wear #81... number has had a great history :)
     
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    Every QB in the 90’s that got their brains beat in.
     
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    Los had Hall of Fame potential if he played for the NY Giants.

    We definitely missed him when he left....both times.
     
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    Luis Sharpe
    Simeon Rice
    Lyle Seindlein
    Frank Sanders
     
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    The answers are more confusing than the question. Several of them are clearly more about the front office/coaches than the fans. I confined myself to the 2000 roster forward. Certainly Leonard Davis and Ronald McKinnon were good answers already offered. Neither got the fan support they deserved. I already said my piece about Leinart on another thread. I think the current animosity toward DJ is unwarranted. He’s attacked because of his contract. Should he end up in Tampa I’m expecting to see an entirely different player.
     
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    No love for Gerald Hayes whose steady play allowed Dansby to roam.
     
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    I would say Ron McKinnon, and I thought I would be alone on that one.
     
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    After thinking long & hard, and seeing that no one has uttered his name at all, I would say that Roger Wehrli is the most under appreciated Cardinal player in their history. The guy is in the HOF, and yet I’m not sure he ever made the cover of any Cardinal media guide. He was a stud at a time when the the Cardinals’s D was always considered the redheaded stepchild of the franchise. This guy was always cited by his peers as one of the best CB’s of his era, but he was under appreciated by Cardinal fans because our fans in that era only viewed their offensive players as great.
     
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    I thought of him but he is in the HOF. Maybe the casual fan didn’t appreciate him but I think hardcore fans did.
     
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    Curtis Greer or Pat Tilley
     
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    Pat Tilley! Good one!
     
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