Originally Posted by GOBB
P Willis doesnt cover TE as well as Ray Lewis did in his prime.
Yes he does. If there is a difference, it's so small that it doesn't even warrant mentioning. Willis is fantastic in coverage, probably the best ILB at it, or at least top 3....to go along with being the most consistently dominant run defender at ILB.
Taking their first six years in the NFL:
Patrick Willis (2007-2012)
621 Solo Tackless
49 Pass Defenses
14 Forced Fumbles
Ray Lewis (1996-2001)
704 Solo Tackles
46 Pass Defenses
3 Forced Fumbles
Well, if going to compare things like linebackers stats, then we might as well add that Ray Lewis has three 1st team all-pro and two 2nd team all pro selections. Patrick has five
1st team and one 2nd team all-pro selection.
Ray has a DMVP award as well for his spectacular 2000 season.
Watching Wills now and in previous years is like watching Ray Lewis in his prime, but without all the gospel talk and the dance.
Patrick might end up having the greatest career for a MLB ever.