Top 10 defensive players

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  1. junior

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    In a promo for Fox NFL Sunday they say they are going to discuss the top 10 defensive players in the NFL and Mario was one of the 3 players they showed in the promo.

    Just thought it was nice to see Mario get some much deserved love.
     
  2. TexansSeminole

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    Yea, I think he deserves it too. He is dominate with not a whole lot around him. He's so young too, it is fantastic.
     
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    Sweeeet! :marionaner:
     
  4. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Seems like a good time to make our own lists:

    No particular order:

    Mario Williams
    Ndami Ashoumagh... or however you spell it
    DeMarcus Ware
    Albert Haynesworth
    Patrick Willis
    Ray Lewis (it seems to me that this guy STILL hasn't lost a step)
    Ed Reed
    Brian Dawkins
    Cortland Finnegan
    James Harrison

    That's ten... just off the top of my head, so I'm sure I left out a lot of guys. I guess DeMeco should be on there, though he hasn't been as great this year because of his ankle.
     
  5. Texecutioner

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    Mario Williams
    Jared Allen
    Troy Polumolu
    Albert Haynesworth
    Patrick Willis
    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Bob Sanders
    Cortland Finnegan
    James Harrison
     
  6. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Oh yeah - Bob Sanders. Missed that one.
     
  7. Texecutioner

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    I figured that. :)
     
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  9. mexican_texan

    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

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    If Ray Lewis was on steroids, he'd be out of the league by now. Baseball players on steroids can have long careers because they rarely have to go all out.
     
  10. Texan JBZ

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    Mario Williams
    Demeco Ryans
    Patrick Willis
    Ray Lewis
    Demarcus Ware
    Nnamdi Asomgha
    Lamar Woodley (not Harrison)
    Troy Polamulu
    Ed Reed
    Fat Al

    Man, that's a hard list to make. I just don't see how people can leave Demeco off of their lists. I think some Texans fans take the guy for granted. Demeco was the ROY in 2006 and the AFC STARTER at MLB in last year's Pro Bowl. How anyone can leave him off their list is appalling and absurd!
     
  11. Texan JBZ

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    You put Patrick Willis and Ray Lewis on your list, so where's Demeco Ryans?
     
  12. Texan JBZ

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    Again - Patrick Willis and Ray Lewis, but no Demeco Ryans???
     
  13. bah007

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    Where is Antonio Cromartie or Champ Bailey?
     
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    I take my Toro glasses off and still see DeMeco and Mario in the top 10. Weird.
     
  15. DiehardChris

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    You quoted me, but did you not read what I said? DeMeco's in the conversation, but he's been slowed a little bit because of his ankle. I'm going on this year right now. I love DeMeco as much as the next guy, believe me... but his ankle is limiting his greatness.
     
  16. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Where's your list?

    Antonio Cromartie is an average cover corner. He's a great playmaker - but his cover skills are average. Champ Bailey? I think he's still one of the top corners, but top ten defensive player in the league? Nah.
     
  17. beerlover

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    I would rather debate 1st team all-pro the defense has 11 positions not 10.

    LDE Mario Williams
    RDE DeMarcus Ware
    DT Albert Haynsworth
    DT Kevin Williams
    MLB DeMeco Ryans
    OLB Joey Porter
    OLB LaMar Woodley
    CB Darrelle Revis
    CB Charles Woodson
    FS Nick Collins
    SS Troy Polamalu
     
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    Ankle or no ankle, there's still no convincing me that Demeco Ryans is not in the top 10 of the best defensive players in the league.
     
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    Mario Williams
    Demeco Ryans
    Patrick Willis
    Bob Sanders
    Ed Reed
    Albert Haynesworth
    Kyle Van den Bosh
    Kieth Bullock
    Demarcus Ware (instead of Palumalu)
    Donte Whitner

    And think, 3 could have been on our team. Go Amobi...:brickwall:
     
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    I saw a preview for this special that they are running before the games on Sunday, and they had a clip of Mario making a sack, Demarcus Ware, and someone else. I'm hoping MW gets the respect he's earned
     

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