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Old 12-12-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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And, yes i know he did took steriods but that was in his last 2 years in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, while the rest of his years before that he was clean. And yes he was a "Dirty" player especially when he made hits on the players and all, but at least he wasn't some of those sissy players like you have in the NFL today.

I mean isn't Ray Lewis a dirty player too?
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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And, yes i know he did took steriods but that was in his last 2 years in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, while the rest of his years before that he was clean. And yes he was a "Dirty" player especially when he made hits on the players and all, but at least he wasn't some of those sissy players like you have in the NFL today.

I mean isn't Ray Lewis a dirty player too?
I'm not sure that Ray Lewis is dirty in the way that Romanowski was. Lewis has some sort of ethic about the game and I think he plays honestly. He's tough and he wouldn't have any remorse if he hurt you with a hard tackle, but I don't think he's a spit-in-your-face, eye-gouging, finger-popping crotch-grabber either. Lewis may be an off-the-field criminal, but Romanowski is an on-the-field criminal.

That said, he probably looks pretty clean next to Nitschke, Butkus, Bednarik and other LB's from the bad, old days and I think that there is an argument for his body of work justifying a bust in Canton.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
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No. The book "Romo" says it all...
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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And, yes i know he did took steriods but that was in his last 2 years in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, while the rest of his years before that he was clean. And yes he was a "Dirty" player especially when he made hits on the players and all, but at least he wasn't some of those sissy players like you have in the NFL today.

I mean isn't Ray Lewis a dirty player too?
The question I ask myself is this "Was Bill Romanowski one of the best linebackers of his era?" The answer is NO. He as a good linebacker on some very good teams but he wasn't a standout on his own. He had some standout seasons but not a standout career.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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The question I ask myself is this "Was Bill Romanowski one of the best linebackers of his era?" The answer is NO. He as a good linebacker on some very good teams but he wasn't a standout on his own. He had some standout seasons but not a standout career.
I agree. Was "Romo Cop" a good linebacker? Yes. Did he have some stellar seasons? Yes. Was his entire career stellar to the extent he belongs in the hall of fame? Not quite.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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The question I ask myself is this "Was Bill Romanowski one of the best linebackers of his era?" The answer is NO. He as a good linebacker on some very good teams but he wasn't a standout on his own. He had some standout seasons but not a standout career.

What he said...
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Is this a joke?!

He had a pretty solid, long career

Which is an accomplishment .... but to be enshrined as one of the best of all time?

He only had 2 seasons with 80 or more tackles (one 100 tackle season), only 4 seasons with more than 3 sacks .... was never the best defender on the field .... throw in the steroids we know about and this should be an open & shut no

From that era I'd rather have a guy like Ken Norton Jr - who although didn't get a ton of sacks credited, did a great job at applying pressure and was a tackling machine

Compare him to guys like Karl Mecklenburg & Cornelius Bennett it's not favorable ...... let alone all-time greats like LT
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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since ray lewis was brought up - he's a sure fire HOF guy .... he's gone over 80 takcles 13 times (7 times over 100)

although not asked to fill the QB pressure role, he still has 5 seasons with more than 3 sacks and has amassed 30 interceptions (compared to romos 18)

He's also won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award as many times as romo made pro-bowls (twice)

Romo is top-25 in # of games started (he logged more games than lewis has to this point in their careers)

Despite playing in 37 more games - he has 1 more career sack, 472 fewer tackles, 12 fewer Ints, the same # of forced fumbles and 2 less TDs
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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since ray lewis was brought up - he's a sure fire HOF guy .... he's gone over 80 takcles 13 times (7 times over 100)

although not asked to fill the QB pressure role, he still has 5 seasons with more than 3 sacks and has amassed 30 interceptions (compared to romos 18)

He's also won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award as many times as romo made pro-bowls (twice)

Romo is top-25 in # of games started (he logged more games than lewis has to this point in their careers)

Despite playing in 37 more games - he has 1 more career sack, 472 fewer tackles, 12 fewer Ints, the same # of forced fumbles and 2 less TDs
While I submit that there is an argument for justifying a bust in Canton, I'm still not sure exactly what that argument is.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: I live in the Seattle neighborhood of Belltown. I live in a nice building called Mosler Lofts.
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Yes. Romo had a great career.
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