I think some one said earlier that Thomas was the 2nd best MLB of his generation (with Ray Lewis taking the #1 spot)....
Argumentative. Urlacher is in the discussion I would think.
If you take away Lewis' 2000 SB run, and the one from 2 years ago...... are their stats really that different?
Take away? How can one do that in comparing two players?
Sooo... roughly the same average of tackles per game, with Lewis notch 1 more solo tackle per game more.... forced fumbles, and interceptions are just about even..... and Lewis has double the sacks, yet 1 every 5 games is not really noticeably more than 1 every 10 games.
Tackles are a nice stat. The question on tackles is were they at the LoS or 6 yds down field. Slight difference in the type of tackle they were. Would you not agree?
Statistically speaking, Lewis is #1 and Thomas is #2..... I get it. Lewis will be a first ballot HOFer.... and there is talk that Thomas WILL NOT MAKE THE HOF???
Yes, because Balt. had one of the most dominating D's under Lewis's watch. Players changed, but the domination did not. Miami. Not so much and no one will convince me the talent was much different.
Yes! Thomas is a HOFer! Absolutely. Probably not first ballot, but he will get in... absolutely. Eventually, he will get it.
I agree, he will get in. The NFL requires at least 4 players every yr. Meaning you will get players not HoF worthy making it to the HoF.
On top of the fact that Thomas is a 100% class act, a good human being, and a true football player.....
If being a class act were a requirement for the HoF, then he would be lock.
Lewis is a murder last time i checked (check your opinions at the door, even if he was acquitted, he's still not a great human being for even being involved in that!!!)
Acquitted? Never tried. Charges were dropped. He was charged with obstruction and frankly IMO they only charged him to get him to talk.
If it's a matter of Rings... well Lewis has 2, and Thomas has 0. So I guess the only argument that can be made AGAINST Thomas going into the HOF is the fact that he never won it all.... But Sanders is a HOFer, and so is Marino... I dont think you can deny him enshrinement.....
Rings do not matter IMO.
You can definitely omit Thomas from the best MLBer of all time argument, but he has to rank in the top 25...... there are only 25 LBers enshrined, so Thomas HAS to be in the top 25 for MLB specifically, maybe even top 15
I cannot speak to that since there are a lot of MLB I never watched play.