Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
the 2 best safeties to ever play the game IMO are Troy P and Ed Reed...and I was around to watch plenty of Ronnie Lott...Dawkins isn't even top-5
and Lawrence Taylor, while one of the greatest ever, shouldn't be top-10 for anyone, i think he is a tad overrated...he would probably be top-20 tough. Decon Jones was a better sack master than LT but they didn't record sacks back then. Decon has the REAL single season sack record.
Don Hutson played in the 40s...the game was just so different back then I don't like to include players that far back...he was like 180 lbs too, I mean in terms of raw athleticism he isn't even on the same planet as guys like Calvin or Moss
more time goes by, more respect i got for dawk's career...he was still putting up good seasons another 5-6 years from where Troy is right now. had all those ray lewis intangibles...leadership stuff too.