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Elway is Back80
07-04-2013, 06:40 PM
Title says it all, list your top 10 defensive players of all time.

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
07-05-2013, 07:23 AM
1. Lawrence Taylor
2. Ray Lewis
3. Joe Green
4. Reggie White
5. Cortez Kennedy
6. Warren Sapp
7. Brian Dawkins
8. Deion Sanders
9. Champ Bailey
10 Bruce Smith


That's the best I can do off the top of my head. :)

samparnell
07-05-2013, 10:35 AM
DL: Deacon Jones, Joe Greene, Merlin Olsen, Bruce Smith

Backers: Chuck Bednarik, Bobby Bell, Lawrence Taylor

DBs: Night Train Lane, Emmitt Thomas, Larry Wilson, Paul Krause

HUMCALC
07-05-2013, 10:54 AM
DL: Deacon Jones, Joe Greene, Merlin Olsen, Bruce Smith

Backers: Chuck Bednarik, Bobby Bell, Lawrence Taylor

DBs: Night Train Lane, Emmitt Thomas, Larry Wilson, Paul Krause

Just curious, why do you have Bruce Smith and not Reggie?

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
07-06-2013, 04:18 PM
One name who probably belongs here, but his career and life were cut short is Jerome Brown. He was as dominant as any DT to ever play the game.

ruksak
07-06-2013, 06:54 PM
No Derrick Thomas?

For shame....all of you...shame.

theMileHighGuy
07-06-2013, 07:01 PM
No Derrick Thomas?

For shame....all of you...shame.

I was thinking the same, also... really surprised no one has Prime Time on their lists.

HUMCALC
07-06-2013, 07:42 PM
I was thinking the same, also... really surprised no one has Prime Time on their lists.

Probably because he couldn't tackle, or so I've read numerous times

theMileHighGuy
07-06-2013, 10:42 PM
Probably because he couldn't tackle, or so I've read numerous times

He wasn't a great tackler, but could win games by himself.

SoundsOfSuccess
07-06-2013, 11:54 PM
1. Lawrence Taylor
2. Ray Lewis
3. Joe Green
4. Reggie White
5. Cortez Kennedy
6. Warren Sapp
7. Brian Dawkins
8. Deion Sanders
9. Champ Bailey
10 Bruce Smith


That's the best I can do off the top of my head. :)

I love Champ but no.

LT is definitely the #1 though.

baphamet
07-07-2013, 09:32 AM
1. LT
2. ray lewis
3. Dick Butkus
4. Reggie White
5. Deacon Jones
6. Bruce Smith
7. Joe Green
8. Deion Sanders
9. junior seau
10. Derrick Thomas

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
07-07-2013, 04:48 PM
I was thinking the same, also... really surprised no one has Prime Time on their lists.

I have Deion on my list.

CoryWinget81
07-07-2013, 05:08 PM
In no particular order

1. LT
2. Ronnie Lott
3. Reggie White
4. Ray Lewis
5. Bruce Smith
6. Deion Sanders
7. Deacon Jones
8. Darrell Green
9. Derrick Brooks
10. Derrick Thomas

It's hard leaving off players like Urlacher, Lane, Lambert, Gradishar, Woodson, Singletary, White, Greene, Butkis and Seau...

CoryWinget81
07-07-2013, 05:09 PM
I was the first to name Ronnie Lott?

Seriously?

bears6385
07-07-2013, 06:09 PM
Any top 10 of "all time" is completly subjective. Here is a list of 10 HOF players from different eras who were some of the best of their time.

1) Dick Butkus
2) Bill George
3) Mike Singeltary
4)Dan Hampton
5) Richard Dent
6) George Connor
7) Doug Atkins
8) Clyde "Bulldog" Turner
9) Stan Jones
10) Danny Fortmann

They all happen to be Bears...........but they are all in the HOF.

baphamet
07-07-2013, 07:12 PM
I was the first to name Ronnie Lott?

Seriously?

i almost put him on mine but seau needed to be plugged in :D

too many great players to list just 10

Al Wilson 4 Mayor
07-09-2013, 07:59 PM
i almost put him on mine but seau needed to be plugged in :D

too many great players to list just 10

I can't argue against Seau. I don't think many remember what an athletic freak he
Was. Unfortunately its what enabled him to play so long..too long probably.

baphamet
07-09-2013, 10:19 PM
I can't argue against Seau. I don't think many remember what an athletic freak he
Was. Unfortunately its what enabled him to play so long..too long probably.

he was the complete package at LB'er and dominated the league for over a decade at his position. he was the best linebacker in the game the entire decade of the 90's until ray lewis stepped into the mix.

JMO of course :)