Originally Posted by TRH
i don't disagree w/Chad.
As a team leader : second to none, a fantastic motivator
As a media darling: absolutely top notch, great for attracting publicity to the team and to the city (and to himself - nothing wrong with that). Look at ESPN's top plays of the year for 2012 (at least the list i watched on their highlight reel 2 days ago). Lewis comes through the line and tackles a RB one-yard behind the line of scrimmage. Nothing spectacular, nothing we don't see 2 or 3 times a game from every team, every game - but because its "Lewis" it makes a top plays of the year reel. Some guys got flattened 5 yards behind the line, much more dynamic plays, and they don't even show up on these "lists".
As a linebacker : above-average to very good, no question. But there's plenty of guys who are, and who have in the past, wiped the floor with him at LB in comparison
I like Lewis but i'm really disagreeing with all this "best ever" stuff - by far.
Are you talking about his whole career or just these past three or four seasons? He is easily one of the best to play the game, regardless of position. Above average? Yeah, I hope you're talking about his recent play.