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Deion Sanders Is Real Mad
22 Oct 2000:  Deion Sanders #21 of the Washington Redskins starts to move with the ball while being protected by teammate Derek Smith #50 from Kyle Brady #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the game at the Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. The Redskins defeated the Jaguars 35-16.Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons  /Allsport


Deion Sanders is livid that he was named the NFL’s 34th Greatest Player.

“This is preposterous,” said Sanders in an interview on The NFL Network today. Sanders was incensed that he was not among the top 10.

I can relate. I’m still outraged that the Washington Redskins’ Darrell Green is listed at No. 75 of the 100 Greatest NFL Players. The list is compiled by a list of experts and revealed by The NFL Network.

As bad as that was, it pales in comparison to rage burgundy-bleeding fans felt when Dan Snyder signed Sanders out of retirement to the 2000 Redskins while Green was still on the roster.

Sanders, then age 33, averaged 7.4 yards per punt return as a Redskin. He averaged 11.5 yards per return in 1999 for the Dallas Cowboys. On defense, he snagged four interceptions for 91 yards.

The Redskins finished third in the division at 8-8 that season.

OK, so Green was 40 that year. He picked off three INTs in 1999 and might have matched Sanders’ punt-return performance if given that role.

Yeah, still bothers me. Of all people to add the NFL’s first team with a $100 million payroll, Snyder had to go all Neon on us.