Re: Chad Brown calls Lewis overrated
I agree that Lewis got a lot of padded stats by being the 3rd guy in on a tackle and getting credit. Also, the years of self promotion and media hype adds to any being overrated.
For the list of LB's better than him...yes you can add guys like Lawrence Taylor, Derrick Thomas, Jack Ham or Ted Hendricks, but they were guys that played more on the outside, but it seems narrow minded to just say the top ILB's in the game.
Butkus, Singletary, Lambert, Chuck Bednarik, Junior Seau, Ray Nitschke, Willie Lanier, Brian Urlacher, Sam Huff are all guys that you could argue are as good if not better. One could argue that Urlacher and Seau are just as good, if not better than Lewis....but they didnt dance every time they entered the stadium, nor preach to teammates every time the camera is on.
Is Ray Lewis top 10 ILB of all time? Yes.
Did Ray Lewis play to the cameras? Yes.\
Did Ray Lewis conspire to conceal a double homicide and have it swept under the rug by the NFL and media? Yes!
Is Ray Lewis overrated? Yes!
Is Ray Lewis a Hall of Fame player? Yes!