Grizz over at BTB has a post up from CBS where Pete Priscoe lists Roy Williams as one of the most overrated players in the league, so I checked out the article hoping not to see another SI/Urlacher garbage piece like last year and I was pleasently surprised. While they list Mushin Muhammed as the most overrated and based on his play last year, while an uninformed pick it is at least understandable, they do however give some underrated love to Ian Scott. He gets the top of the story treatment.
Anybody hear of Ian Scott? He's a starting defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears. He also plays next to Tommie Harris, who gets all the attention.
Scott should get more. He is a 305-pound power player in the middle of the Bears line -- and gets overshadowed by Harris. Scott had 27 tackles last season to 32 for Harris. He didn't have a sack, while Harris had three, but -- based on press coverage -- you'd think there was a huge difference between the two.
A fourth-year player from Florida, Scott is one of those blue-collar guys that great defenses need. He takes up blockers, freeing linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs to do their thing. Keep an eye on Scott this season. You'll see what we mean.