Why would anyone downplay Cavendish?
They can't comprehend that every SH isn't meant to be top of the verse and other impressive people exist.
They overstate Robin grappling Hakuba and ignore the context as well as Cabbage's words and the rest of the scene.
Oda's consistent and elevated portrayal of him hasn't clicked yet and they need to re-read Dressrosa and see his unmentioned feats.