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Who would you choose?
Lewis
36%
 36%  [ 45 ]
Willis/Bowman
63%
 63%  [ 77 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: #52 or #52/53 Reply with quote

So you have just inherited a franchise from your dad and have to start from scratch. Your dad is all about defense and gives you a tempting offer. You can either have Ray Lewis in his prime.(he knows a guy)

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You can take Wilis/Bowman but they are their current ages(bowman22,willis26)

Who do you choose?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As great as Lewis has been, give me two elite linebackers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh man.. intangibles vs. x2 superhumans. uhhh dang.

well willis is a very good leader, he just doesnt measure up to all-time great leadership like ray. ill take the x2
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two is better than 1 unless it's a RB or QB.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lewis in his prime was the game changer that neither of these guys are. They're both top 5 ILBs(with Willis being the #1) but neither are the premier game changer on that D. Lewis was routinely this until 2004.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: #52 or #52/53 Reply with quote

Manny/Patrick wrote:
So you have just inherited a franchise from your dad and have to start from scratch. Your dad is all about defense and gives you a tempting offer. You can either have Ray Lewis in his prime.(he knows a guy)

OR


You can take Wilis/Bowman but they are their current ages(bowman22,willis26)

Who do you choose?


Bowman is 24....

And Willis is 28 in 6 days.

I'll go the two great backers. Ray is an absolute terror but I get two mini terrors.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I go with the 2 unless you tell me Ray has two big houses at DT in front of him who take up 3-4 o-linemen
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two is better than one....

...unless that one is Ray Lewis.

Quality over quantity, and while Willis and Bowman would be an asset to any team, I think people either forget how good Lewis was in his prime or dont even know. The dude had no flaw in his game and was a one man wrecking crew.

Ill take Lewis 10 times outta 10.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be harder to keep both 52/53 on your team for their entire careers, and together would take up more cap space.


Ray would never leave you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anyone pick Ray in this situation? Even with how GREAT he was in his prime, taking 2 lesser talents is still better than 1 Ray Lewis.

I'll take Bowman and Willis, but only because this scenario is ridiculously favored towards them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlaqOptic wrote:
Lewis in his prime was the game changer that neither of these guys are. They're both top 5 ILBs(with Willis being the #1) but neither are the premier game changer on that D. Lewis was routinely this until 2004.


Agreed, but I still take the duo easily here. It's both quality AND quantity...you get the best LB in the league and another top five guy... pretty easy choice for me. One ILB, especially in a 3-4, will only take you so far.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it would be easy to keep both Willis and Bowman together for the long haul the way it has been for Ray.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray Lewis was such a beast he literally ended the careers of other elite players.

When Ray Lewis was out the entire Ravens team suffered, both sides of the ball. What Ray brings is just ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray Lewis in his prime was the single best player on defence. I'll take that over Bowman and Willis, because as most people have pointed out, good luck keeping those 2 over the course of their career.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UofMfan909 wrote:
BlaqOptic wrote:
Lewis in his prime was the game changer that neither of these guys are. They're both top 5 ILBs(with Willis being the #1) but neither are the premier game changer on that D. Lewis was routinely this until 2004.


Agreed, but I still take the duo easily here. It's both quality AND quantity...you get the best LB in the league and another top five guy... pretty easy choice for me. One ILB, especially in a 3-4, will only take you so far.


That's why I would go with the combination of Willis and Navarro.

If it was just one or the other then it's Lewis without a doubt but to get two premiere LBs is too good to pass up despite how great Lewis was in his prime.
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