You have to remember that the tag takes into consideration the top 5 at Ray’s position of linebacker, not just MLB. With that in mind, tell me among the following who Ray is better than at THIS POINT IN HIS CAREER remembering that in the NFL you HAVE to pay someone for what you think they WILL do and not what they have done:
Shawne Merriman, DeMarcus Ware, Keith Bulluck, Julian Peterson, Mike Peterson, Lance Briggs, even Patrick Willis and yes Jeremiahâ€¦DeMeco Ryans are all better than Ray NOW particularly on a neutral team.
Good point on Urlacher but you must admit, Ray whined like a baby pre-Haloti Ngata and like Urlacher he struggles mightily when fighting through blocks.
I like the debate though…