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Best NFL Defensive players ever
Who are the best players on the defensive side of the ball?
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Rank20 FansAvg (1st)
1.Lawrence Taylor LB7.0 (6)
2.Reggie White DE6.5 (4)
3.Dick Butkus LB5.7 (5)
4.Deacon Jones DE5.5 (1)
5.Joe Greene DT4.3 (1)
6.Ronnie Lott DB3.2 (1)
7.Ray Lewis LB2.9 (1)
8.Jack Lambert MLB2.6
9.Mike Singletary MLB2.4
10.Bruce Smith DE1.7
Also receiving votes:Ray Nitschke LB1.4
_____________1.4 (1)
Mel Blount CB1.1
Deion Sanders CB1.1
Merlin Olsen DT0.8
Bob Lilly DT0.8
Alan Page DT0.8
Troy Polamalu SS0.7
Chuck Bednarik LB0.7
Night Train Lane DB0.6
_____________0.6
Jack Ham OLB0.6
Rod Woodson DB0.6
Michael Strahan DE0.4
Randy White DT0.4
_____________0.3
Herb Adderley DB0.3
Brian Urlacher ILB0.3
_____________0.2
Charles Woodson CB0.2
Julius Peppers DE0.1
Ed Reed S0.1
_____________0.1
LeeRoy Selmon DE0.1

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#3 | 1240 days ago

Other is Derrick Thomas - Chiefs linebacker/end
1. Lawrence Taylor LB  2. Deacon Jones DE  3. Bruce Smith DE  4. Dick Butkus LB  5. Reggie White DE  6. Mel Blount CB  7. Mike Singletary MLB  8. Ronnie Lott DB  9. Jack Lambert MLB  10. _____________  
  
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#1 | 1240 days ago

I KNEW you wanted this poll for yourself. LOL
1. Lawrence Taylor LB  2. Deacon Jones DE  3. Dick Butkus LB  4. Joe Greene DT  5. Ray Lewis LB  6. Reggie White DE  7. Deion Sanders CB  8. Bruce Smith DE  9. Ronnie Lott DB  10. _____________  
#2 | 1240 days ago

(Edited by Cali_Kat)
kobe_lova wrote:
I KNEW you wanted this poll for yourself. LOL
Haha it had Kenne written all over it!
#3 | 1240 days ago

Other is Derrick Thomas - Chiefs linebacker/end
1. Lawrence Taylor LB  2. Deacon Jones DE  3. Bruce Smith DE  4. Dick Butkus LB  5. Reggie White DE  6. Mel Blount CB  7. Mike Singletary MLB  8. Ronnie Lott DB  9. Jack Lambert MLB  10. _____________  
#4 | 1240 days ago

Cali_Kat wrote:
Haha it had Kenne written all over it!

Uh huh.

Because the list is so good, I had a hard time putting anyone who is still playing on it. Ray being the exception. My other is Seau because I loved him so.

1. Lawrence Taylor LB  2. Deacon Jones DE  3. Dick Butkus LB  4. Joe Greene DT  5. Ray Lewis LB  6. Reggie White DE  7. Deion Sanders CB  8. Bruce Smith DE  9. Ronnie Lott DB  10. _____________  
#5 | 1240 days ago



Reggie White is my all-time favorite, he was a terrific character on & off the field, I really admired him for being a minister.
R.I.P.  taken from us too soon.
1. Reggie White DE  2. Lawrence Taylor LB  3. Ray Lewis LB  4. Joe Greene DT  5. Dick Butkus LB  6. Deacon Jones DE  7. Ronnie Lott DB  8. Deion Sanders CB  9. Bruce Smith DE  10. Jack Lambert MLB  
#6 | 1240 days ago

Scott wrote:
Other is Derrick Thomas - Chiefs linebacker/end
I knew this was missing a few, this list was taken from from NFL Networks greatest ever with a few current players added.
Derrick was the biggest snub on that list IMO, I don't believe Derrick Brooks was better.
1. Reggie White DE  2. Lawrence Taylor LB  3. Ray Lewis LB  4. Joe Greene DT  5. Dick Butkus LB  6. Deacon Jones DE  7. Ronnie Lott DB  8. Deion Sanders CB  9. Bruce Smith DE  10. Jack Lambert MLB  
#7 | 1240 days ago

I will admit LT's character shades some darkness on his career but other than Butkus no one struck fear on the hearts of offensive players like Lawrence taylor did. Tatum and the crew struck fear because they were the dirtiest ever but the classiest goes to the Original Steel Curtain---- does anyone else have the majority of their defense in the HOF?
#8 | 1240 days ago

Chicago Bears = MLB Central

Hopefully Urlacher has a few more great seasons and can inch towards that list.

Anyone remember when Ronnie Lott tore off his finger and went back into the game?  Crazy stuff, man!
1. Dick Butkus LB  2. Lawrence Taylor LB  3. Deacon Jones DE  4. Reggie White DE  5. Alan Page DT  6. Ray Lewis LB  7. Mike Singletary MLB  8. Ronnie Lott DB  9. Merlin Olsen DT  10. Rod Woodson DB  
#9 | 1240 days ago

Others: LC Greenwood, Donnie Shell, Dwight White and Greg Lloyd.
1. Joe Greene DT  2. Jack Lambert MLB  3. Jack Ham OLB  4. Mel Blount CB  5. _____________  6. _____________  7. Troy Polamalu SS  8. Rod Woodson DB  9. _____________  10. _____________  
#10 | 1240 days ago

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biased much?
1. Reggie White DE  2. Lawrence Taylor LB  3. Ray Lewis LB  4. Joe Greene DT  5. Dick Butkus LB  6. Deacon Jones DE  7. Ronnie Lott DB  8. Deion Sanders CB  9. Bruce Smith DE  10. Jack Lambert MLB  
#11 | 1240 days ago

He forgot Ham and Woodson LOL
#12 | 1240 days ago

Scott wrote:
Other is Derrick Thomas - Chiefs linebacker/end
Amazingly that's who came to mind first for me. Despite the fact that he came from the Crimson Tide. (War Eagle) He could have set a lot of records if not for his untimely death.

Derrick Thomas holds the NFL record for sacks in a game (7)
#13 | 1240 days ago

Kenne wrote:
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biased much?
I admit that I'm biased.






Now what
1. Joe Greene DT  2. Jack Lambert MLB  3. Jack Ham OLB  4. Mel Blount CB  5. _____________  6. _____________  7. Troy Polamalu SS  8. Rod Woodson DB  9. _____________  10. _____________  
#14 | 1240 days ago

Lawrence Taylor redefine the position of linebacker. He was a monster. He is the gage by which every outside linebacker since is measured. 
1. Lawrence Taylor LB  2. Dick Butkus LB  3. Deacon Jones DE  4. Jack Lambert MLB  5. Ray Lewis LB  6. Reggie White DE  7. Joe Greene DT  8. Bruce Smith DE  9. Ray Nitschke LB  10. Julius Peppers DE  
#15 | 1240 days ago

I like the old school DB's that brought the thunder.
Steve Atwater
Gary Fencik
#16 | 1240 days ago

People laud LT, but he didn't have a tackle and tight end blocking him on every play...Reggie White did.
1. Reggie White DE  2. Dick Butkus LB  3. Lawrence Taylor LB  4. Deacon Jones DE  5. Jack Lambert MLB  6. Chuck Bednarik LB  7. Night Train Lane DB  8. Deion Sanders CB  9. Herb Adderley DB  10. Alan Page DT  
#17 | 1240 days ago

In no particular order.
1. Dick Butkus LB  2. Merlin Olsen DT  3. Reggie White DE  4. Lawrence Taylor LB  5. Deacon Jones DE  6. Joe Greene DT  7. Ray Lewis LB  8. Charles Woodson CB  9. Randy White DT  10. Mike Singletary MLB  
#18 | 1239 days ago
Nick__ (+)

 WOW!  Tough one to pick top 10!
1. Dick Butkus LB  2. Alan Page DT  3. Reggie White DE  4. Joe Greene DT  5. Mike Singletary MLB  6. Jack Lambert MLB  7. Ray Nitschke LB  8. Ronnie Lott DB  9. Ray Lewis LB  10. Troy Polamalu SS  

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