Brees is #2 in SI player poll for "smartest NFL player" (1 Viewer)

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I just came across this story; although it's a week old, I don't remember seeing it posted and a search didn't turn it up:

WHO IS THE SMARTEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE?
Sports Illustrated November 22, 2010

Peyton Manning, Colts QB 62%

Drew Brees, Saints QB 8%

Ray Lewis, Ravens LB 4%

Troy Polamalu, Steelers SS 4%

Ed Reed, Ravens FS 4%

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Manning dominated the voting, but his position got far less respect. Of the seven QBs named (brother Eli not among them), only three (Manning, Brees and Tom Brady) received more than one vote. Seven linebackers and 10 defensive backs were cited.... Not a single running back, kicker or punter received a vote; tight ends and D linemen were represented solely by Tony Gonzalez and Albert Haynesworth (one vote each).

Based on 282 players who responded to SI's survey


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Haynesworth got one vote. 282 players were surveyed.

Conclusion... Haynesworth was one of 282 players surveyed who voted for himself. :hihi:

Haynesworth will have 100 million reasons to support why he's so smart before its all said and done... just saying.
 

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Haynesworth got one vote. 282 players were surveyed.

Conclusion... Haynesworth was one of 282 players surveyed who voted for himself. :hihi:

Or maybe it was a hanging chadand thats not who he voted for at all! Maybe he meant to vot for JMarcus Russell! I demand a recount!
 

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Haynesworth will have 100 million reasons to support why he's so smart before its all said and done... just saying.
Or why his agent is so smart... or that the Redskins were desperate.

No doubt that contract worked in his favor, but I can't give him personally too much credit for that -- intelligence wise. Had he shrewdly represented himself, then yes I could see he may be a pretty smart guy. But that large contract was a result of a desperate Redskins team and an agent that took advantage of that. If he was really worth that much and smart, he would have tested the free agent market for more than five minutes to see if he could get a bidding war going.



Or maybe it was a hanging chadand thats not who he voted for at all! Maybe he meant to vot for JMarcus Russell! I demand a recount!
Now that's funny... :hihi:
 

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I guess these guys forgot about Harvard grad Ryan Fitzpatrick :ezbill:

As is the case for most incoming NFL rookies, Fitzpatrick took the Wonderlic Test. A draft commentary on the NFL's official website reported that he made a perfect score, while setting a speed record by completing the exam in nine minutes. According to a The Wall Street Journal report that appeared in the September 30, 2005, edition, Fitzpatrick scored a 48 on the exam, not a 50 -- still considered an exceptionally high score, but the claim that he completed the test in nine minutes is accurate. While his actual score is unknown, he has been quoted acknowledging he left at least one question blank. As the Wonderlic score is the number of correct answers to 50 questions, the best he could have scored would be a 49.

The only player to earn a verified perfect score on the Wonderlic test was also a Harvard graduate: wide receiver/punter Pat McInally, who played his entire career with the Cincinnati Bengals.
 

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