Urlacher versus Lewis? No contest

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As we all know, linebacker Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears retired after spending his entire 13-year career with the team, just three months after Ray Lewis retired from our very own Baltimore Ravens. But since Urlacher retired earlier in the week, I did some research, looking into what Bears fans thought of him, because it seems that whenever Urlacher’s name comes up it is more than likely Lewis’ name does as well.
And I was right.

For whatever reason, there are quite a few Bears fans that think Urlacher is better than Lewis, which shows how delusional some of them are. That’s not so say Urlacher is not a future Hall of Famer; I actually think he is.

But he is not on Lewis’ level. He just isn’t.

Now, from the outside looking in, fans from other teams might say, “Well this is a Ravens site! Would you think anything less?” I would say that I or any other Ravens fan are not homers for thinking Lewis is better. Lewis being better is a reality. Even if we rooted for a different team, it wouldn’t change the fact that at all.

You talk about a player in Lewis who is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Super Bowl MVP and a two-time Super Bowl winner. Lewis is also the only player in NFL history with 40+ sacks, 30+ interceptions, with 20 forced fumbles and 20 fumble recoveries to go with over 2,000 tackles. Nobody in the history of this league has that resume.

Urlacher has even been on record admitting that Lewis is better. Here is what he had to say on NFL Network (video).

The game has changed so much since Lewis and Urlacher entered the league; they both, undoubtedly, had a lot to do with that.

But Lewis will always be on top when comparing the two.

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Born in Silver Spring, Wola Odeniran remains a Maryland resident. He is currently a student at UMUC with a major in graphics communication, the ultimate goal being a career in journalism. Wola is a lifelong Ravens, Orioles and Terps fan…all the way!...more

5 Raves on “Urlacher versus Lewis? No contest

  1. Tgun42 on said:

    Ray is hands down the best Middle linebacker ever. Lawrence Taylor is the best Outside Linebacker. Now any helathy debate about those two would make sence. Urlacher is not even the best Bear linebacker.

  2. fatts on said:

    Ray had help from a great d line too plus they played in different defenses$ mlb in a 43 has to cover more ground. Yes Ray was better but when Ray got killed by that KC o line Proved he need a Big d line so he could roam free

    • Wola Odeniran on said:

      I have to respectfully disagree with that. When Ray Lewis won DPOY in 2003, he had Nose Tackle Kelly Gregg that weighed 315 lbs, a weak side DE in Anthony Weaver that weighed at 298 lbs and strong side DE Marques Douglas weighed 280. When he was in his prime he was dominant regardless of the scheme.

  3. playboy52 on said:

    y is this even a debate? this like comparing LeBron James career to Michael jordan career .im not hating on Brian urlacher career he was good linebacker who had a decent bu u could make the argument he was product of lovie smith tampa 2 scheme if u gonna discredit ray impact on da ravens. injuries really hurt his career but I still think he’ll get in the hall of fame but at da end of the day he’ll always be a bridesmaid to ray lewis’s bride

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