Respect in the NFL is earned and not given. At least, that is how things are supposed to go.
What happens when guys earn the respect, but still don't receive it?
Such is the case for the following players and teams. They have played at a level worthy of envy from the rest of the league and yet have largely been overlooked by their peers.
Let's start with the NFL's leader in tackles, a player that is forgotten far too often.