Ray Lewis Overrated?

In the ongoing effort to fill cyber and print space space 24/7 and keep readers perpetually stirred up, Sports Ilustrated has released an NFL players' poll that lists New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow as the most overrated player in the game.

The bad news, at least if you're a Ravens fan, is that Ray Lewis shows up at No. 5 on the list.

Yes, in a survey of 180 players, Baltimore's sainted middle linebacker and future no-doubt Hall of Famer was listed by three percent of the player vote as a guy whose reputation -- at least at 37 years of age, with 17 years in the league -- far exceeds his production.

And that probably hurts Lewis, a man with enormous pride, more than the torn triceps that has him sidelined, possibly for the rest of the season.

For those who care about this sort of thing, Tebow was listed on 34 percent of the player ballots as most overrated.

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