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The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB

Posted on: February 8, 2008 10:14 am
 

Ok, here is the deal, every Friday I will post a new Blog in which we will choose the greatest player ever at a certain position. Untill the next position is posted CBS members may vote for who they think the greatest ever is, at the end of the voting I will calculate everyones votes and will add that player to The Greatest Team Ever. I hope lots of you participate because I think this could be fun. I will try to post a running tally in a comment every day.

4th Possition - MLB      Vote for the best Middle Linebacker of all time!! Please post your vote in a comment, if you wish to give some insight on your choice feel free to do so. Please start your post with the players name, and please make sure that you are naming someone who played the position being voted for that week, as those are the only votes that will count..........So who our Middle LInebacker?

CBS SPORTSLINE GREATEST EVER TEAM

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C-                        Mike Webster                    Pittsburgh Steelers                   46 votes              3448+  views

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ST1-                   Steve Tasker                       Buffalo Bills                                 28 votes               675+ views

ST2-                    Bill Bates                              Dallas Cowboys                            7 votes              675+ views

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Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2008 6:01 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB

I previously posted my choice of Lambert, but wanted to add my 2 cents to what others have said.

Of those mentioned Butkus, for the majority of his career, did not play with players as good as Nitschkie Lanier Lambert or Harry Carson.

I gave the edge to Lambert as he was the best pass defender of all of those under consideration. His supporting cast all around the defense was phenomenal.

A good question is which set of these 4 LB's was better:

Lanier, Bell & Lynch    Lambert, Russel & Ham    Carson, Banks & Taylor  or Singletary, Wilson & Marshall

I know every NFL team would be very happy with any of them.




Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2008 5:38 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB

notice alot of the choices are all school guys -

1. Dick Butkus - You run away from this guy, I think the NFL had to make rule changes for just him so other players might extend their own careers

2.  Ray Nitschkie - Solid all the way around

3.  Lambert - same mold

All three of these LB were a presence at their positions and teams game planned around these guys



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2008 5:20 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB

Ray Nitschke of the Green Bay Packers hands down.  The toughest man ever to play the game of football.




Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2008 4:45 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB

Dick Butkus!!!!



Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2008 4:26 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB


Hard to compare eras but I'd put Ray Lewis against anybody. His size and speed, such a dominant player



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2008 4:07 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB

I would have to say Ray Lewis. I am younger so I never saw the likes of Mike Singletary or Dick Butkus but I would imagine that I would be voting for one of them having see them play. Ray Lewis is the best I have seen.



Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2008 3:54 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB

IMO Rey Lewis is the best of all time.




Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2008 3:54 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB

1. Dick Butkus

2. Mike Singletary




Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2008 3:41 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB

I think you should change your defense so you can have 2 inside linebackers. That way we can have the two best, Lambert and Butkus! I simply can't chose one over the other, I don't think you would lose with either.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2008 3:05 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Middle LB

1- Junior Seau

2- Mike Singletary

3-Dick Butkus

4- Jack Lambert



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