Originally posted by captveg:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
89.5 career sacks as an interior lineman is pretty impressive
It's 4th all-time for a DT behind John Randle,Warren Sapp,and Trevor Pryce.
Sapp will probably be one of the 15 finalists this year, IMO, with a good shot to get in. It's his first year of eligibility, too. The biggest difference is that Sapp won his SB as part of a team that was known for its defense, (as opposed to BY who won his with a team known for its offense), and Sapp was always a loud self-promoter and PR guy who is still in the public eye due to being a commentator.
And none of those guys gave a damn about gap assignments or holding down a double team.
Cortez Kennedy made it because he was basically a monster nose tackle who was also able to pressure the quarterback. BY has 31.5 more career sacks than Kennedy.
Basically, BY couldn't plug like Kennedy (nobody could), and BY couldn't sack the QB like Randall, but BY could do BOTH very well. In other words, he could rush better than Kennedy, and plug better than Randall. He was the most complete defensive tackle of the whole f**king lot of them.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Nov 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM ]