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Aeneas Williams And Leonard Davis, My Second Favorite And Least Favorite Arizona Cardinals

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FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 16:  Dallas Cowboys guard Leonard Davis speaks during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway on April 16, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 16: Dallas Cowboys guard Leonard Davis speaks during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway on April 16, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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All that are left from my player favorites and player dislikes on the Arizona Cardinals are two for each list. Both of these players are likely near the top of almost every Arizona Cardinals fan rankings because they generate a lot of passion on both sides.

Aeneas Williams is my number two favorite and Leonard Davis is my number two least favorite.

While a teenager, Aeneas Williams was the Cardinals' best player. He was also one of he best corners in the game. He was talented, he was a genuinely good guy and God-fearing man and he had a cool name. 

No one can deny how valuable he was to the team and how great a representative of the organization he was. 

As for me, I vowed that I would name one of my then future children Aeneas. I loved his name. That never happened, as getting married means having to balance one's opinion with another's. That aside, he was a great player and I will consider it an injustice if he does not one day make it into the Hall of Fame. 

"Bigg" Leonard Davis is a guy that Cardinals fans everywhere dislike. And to honest it was not all his fault. Because of the stubbornness of Dennis Green, he was stuck playing left tackle, a position he simply was not skilled enough to play. 

However, one thing that just killed me was the fact he just could not manage to stay with the snap count. "False start, number 75, offense" was repeated far too many times. I could have forgiven him as a player had he not been penalized so much. But he never got better at it.

Plus, his becoming an All-Pro guard in Dallas made me dislike him more. 

Fair? I don't know, but when you like or don't a like a player, it is not always for reasons that are fair. 

Such is the case for me. 

Stay tuned tomorrow when I explain my favorite and least favorite Arizona Cardinals.