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Danny
08-04-2003, 11:30 AM
I was just thinking that Seau is one of the best 10 linebackers ever and I started to wonder who would be in the top 10 linebackers ever. We could get a different 10 from everyone here.I'll give it a try but I'm sure I'll miss somebody and will probably change my mind later.

Dick Butkus
Ray Nitche(sp?)sorry Ray
Jack Lambert
Ted Hendricks
Lawrance Taylor
Junior Seau
Hal Lanier(chiefs)
Jack Ham
Mike Singletary
I can't seem to be able to come up with number 10 cos I'd be leaving a lot of good ones out...lol

all lists welcome guys.

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Muck
08-04-2003, 11:35 AM
I think Ray Lewis should be there

minus
08-04-2003, 11:37 AM
Yeah Ray Lewis should be included.

Clumpy
08-04-2003, 11:46 AM
Bobby Bell from the Chiefs

Huff from the Giants

underrated one is Tommy Nobis from the Falcons

Danny
08-04-2003, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by clumpedplatelet
Bobby Bell from the Chiefs

Huff from the Giants

underrated one is Tommy Nobis from the Falcons
Bobby Bell is the one I meant, just couldn't get his name but got the right team. Thanks Clumped. Lewis is a good candidate for my number 10.

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rickykicks@$$
08-04-2003, 12:14 PM
Just one to add Bill Romanowski? He's an animal!

Clumpy
08-04-2003, 12:15 PM
Can't put Romo in there IMHO

rickykicks@$$
08-04-2003, 12:24 PM
One of the most competitive playrers anywhere he has played
helped Broncos and Raiders to SB one of the most Intence players ever just ask his piers I'm sure they would love having that guy on their team.

FinsGoToGuy
08-04-2003, 12:25 PM
IMO Ray Lewis shouldn't be there until he plays 3-4 more year at that level.

It is a little like Tony Bocelli. He has been great for 5-6 years, but he hasn't played long enough to be considered a "legend".

davster82
08-04-2003, 12:27 PM
Just say no to Romo.

FinsGoToGuy
08-04-2003, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by rickykicks@$$
One of the most competitive playrers anywhere he has played
helped Broncos and Raiders to SB most Intence players ever just ask his piers I'm sure they would love having that guy on their team.

Yeah but being competitive doesn't make you one of the best ALL-TIME linebackers.

SuperMarksBros.
08-04-2003, 12:40 PM
yeah, i'm not ready to put lewis in my 10 best just yet

rickykicks@$$
08-04-2003, 12:40 PM
Then what makes a player one of the best ever? Leadership, Heart,
ability, talent, desire, consistency, fire? Romo has all this look beyond you dislike for a player give him his props.

Dol-Fan Dupree
08-04-2003, 12:43 PM
Matt Millen is better then Romo

Muck
08-04-2003, 12:44 PM
I don't think Ray is like Boselli because not only has he been the best for a long time, but he has also won a Super Bowl.....putting that Ravens team on his back (even with all the media hype after the trial) and making it the greatest defense of all time. I think that made him a legend.

But the argument for a few more years of high play is still very valid.

rickykicks@$$
08-04-2003, 12:45 PM
I just wanted to add one to the list.

Muck
08-04-2003, 12:46 PM
One thing Romo has in his corner.....he has never missed a game in 15 years.

rickykicks@$$
08-04-2003, 12:48 PM
I think taht says a lot about his passion and desire and love for the game!

rickykicks@$$
08-04-2003, 12:52 PM
I would love to add a LB like A.J Duewie I think thats how you spell
it or Nick Boniconti I'm not sure if thats right either but you get the point great Dolphin LB to the mix.Just being bias.

FinsGoToGuy
08-04-2003, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by Muck

But the argument for a few more years of high play is still very valid.

That's basically my point. No doubt Lewis will be on that list when he retires be he still has to put a couple of solid years. He entered the league in what, 1998 ? He still is pretty young to be considered one of the best ever. His play for those years has been right there with the best, but some of those other linebackers have done it on a 12+ years period.

Can Ricky Williams be compare to Barry sanders because he had one the best year ever by a running back last year ? He will have to show he can do that for another 4-5 years...

Scrap
08-04-2003, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by FinsGoToGuy


Can Ricky Williams be compare to Barry sanders because he had one the best year ever by a running back last year ? He will have to show he can do that for another 4-5 years...

Yeah, because he's a Dolphin, and we are biased.:D

FinsGoToGuy
08-04-2003, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by ScrappyDew


Yeah, because he's a Dolphin, and we are biased.:D

:D

But this is exactly why making a top 10 list is always difficult.

We are biased towards a team and towards an era...

How do you want me to make a top 10 list when I've been watching football for only 12-15 years ?

LOS
08-04-2003, 02:35 PM
Derrick Thomas should make the list.

A bit of a stretch, but I'd throw Sam Mills in there too.

HofCityFan
08-04-2003, 04:08 PM
Hey Rickykick just so you know its A J Duhe, I'll never forget the payoff game against the jets we won 14-0 because of him

Barbarian
08-04-2003, 05:32 PM
Dick Butkus
Mike Singletary
Ray Nitschke
Jack Lambert
Ted Hendricks
Lawrance Taylor
Junior Seau
Willie Lanier
Jack Ham

On the Bubble or close, but can make an argument for:

Nick Buoniconti
Sam Huff
Ray Lewis
Junior Seau

(sorry Zach, but we need about 4-5 more years of dominance before we can even put you on the bubble list)

Danny
08-04-2003, 06:55 PM
I forgot to mention a linebacker that played great for a long time just like his brother. Clay Mathews was a great linebackers just like Bruce is one of the best o-linemen ever. Harry Carson was pretty good too and I'm sure that I'm forgeting a couple of good ones from Dallas and the broncos too.

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