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Best NFL Defensive Player EVER.  
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

After many debates with my friends I decided to post this topic here.

So who is the best defensive player of all time?

I'm going with #56 Lawrence Taylor. LT. I was pretty young when he played, though I have seen countless tapes of his old games. Never have I seen someone who dominated a game before. He was so fast, so strong and so mean. LT is my favorite player of all time.

So here is my list:
1. Lawrence Taylor
2. Ray Lewis
3. Dick Butkus

All men are great players. Ray Lewis and LT did/do not have a supporting cast, Butkus did. Lewis and Taylor are/were the whole defense.

What does everyone else think?

(Remember this is ON the field, not off the field)



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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

Well, somewhere near the top of the list would have to be (I hate to even say his name) Deion Sanders. Before his got too old to play his position, teams simply would not throw his way. Now about his tackling technique...


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

The Minister of Defense, Reggie White.

Now for my favorite L.T. quote:
"Which brings me to my second point, kids. Don't do crack."


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Dione Sanders? He doesn't even deserve mention! He wasn't a shut-down DB, he was afraid of contact, and all he wanted to do is showboat. He was a very good kick returner, but a great defensive player? Please.

Best ever? Damn, that's a tough question.

Here's some name for you, though.

-Dick Butkus
-Reggie White
-LT
-Ray Lewis, scumbag though he is
-Rod Woodson
-Joe Green
-Chuck Bednarik
-Ray Nitchzke
-Deacon Jones.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16817 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

LT..

He dominated!



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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

LT baby without a doublt the best of all-time!

Farhan
Seattle, USA


User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Ill go with LT as well, Just Awesome!

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Joe Greene was the first person to come to mind here...heading up the Steel Curtain defense...

Greg



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User currently offlineKRIC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1123 times:
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Joe Greene was the first person to come to mind here...heading up the Steel Curtain defense...

Can't argue with that, although my favorite was his teammate, #58 middlelinebacker Jack Lambert.
But I don't know if you can determine a single best player. It's hard to compare, say, a defensive end safety or a nose tackle to a linebacker. It's easier to break it down as the best by position.

that said, the Steel Curtain had to be the best overall defensive unit ever.



User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1115 times:

"that said, the Steel Curtain had to be the best overall defensive unit ever"

They were great, I don't know about the best ever, Lambert was great, but he obviously had the support that LT did not. I like to think the 01 Ravens (I think, the year they won the Superbowl) they had a great D.



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User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

How about the "Refrigerator Perry"? Man that guy was to huge!!!


Chris  Smile



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