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Old 02-01-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Chad Brown calls Lewis overrated

Any body else see this? He says 10-15 % of his tackles he wasn't involved in and another 10% he was the last guy on the pile and got the credit.

I don't know if it's that much, but I definitely remember in his prime he was getting credit for tackles when all he did was jump on the pile.

I think his stats are misleading, true. But I don't think he's overrated, he was definitely a great player.

EDIT: That's Ray Lewis by the way
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Chad Brown calls Lewis overrated

Chad also does not like the motivational acting out by Ray Ray (or, in days gone by, Greg Lloyd)

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/...-is-overrated/
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Chad Brown calls Lewis overrated

i don't think he's overrated, he's definitely a 1st ballot HOFer. I don't like the guy but he's one of the best ever at his position.

as for chad brown, i wish we coulda kept him, he was a badass
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Default Re: Chad Brown calls Lewis overrated

He's not overrated, but in the last couple years he's been talked up because of his name and not necessarily his play. I mean, the guy obviously lost a step and that's to be expected with age, but we're talking about him like he's still one of the best ILB in the NFL and frankly, I don't think he is. That torch was passed to guys like Beason and Willis a long time ago.
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Any body else see this? He says 10-15 % of his tackles he wasn't involved in and another 10% he was the last guy on the pile and got the credit.

I don't know if it's that much, but I definitely remember in his prime he was getting credit for tackles when all he did was jump on the pile.
Yeah, it's been quite noticeable, particularly at M&T Bank Stadium.
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Default Re: Chad Brown calls Lewis overrated

Tackles are tracked by the teams themselves and not the NFL... consequently tackle stats mean nothing.
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Default Re: Chad Brown calls Lewis overrated

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.
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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.
That the biggest problem i have when listening to ppl talk about players like Lewis. A lot of "best ever" talk is overblown media-hyped fantasizing regardless of which player their talking about. It's all fun to make lists and stuff, but it doesn't mean much when it comes to football.
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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.
This is sugarcoated nonsense. There is no question Ray Lewis is an all-time great. No question. This is the equivalent of a Ravens fan saying Polamalu is overrated. Both examples of statements that are silly, stupid, and based entirely on personal feelings that have no basis in fact.
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This is sugarcoated nonsense. There is no question Ray Lewis is an all-time great. No question. This is the equivalent of a Ravens fan saying Polamalu is overrated. Both examples of statements that are silly, stupid, and based entirely on personal feelings that have no basis in fact.
I think calling somebody an all-time great is silly, stupid, and based entirely on personal feelings that have no basis in fact.
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