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Bucs LBs the best?



I think we all had a feeling this linebacking corps could be special, but there were some legitimate concerns before the season.

Mine were mainly 1) would Barrett Ruud step up his play in his first season as a starter and 2) could Derrick Brooks still perform like he used to?

Both of those questions have been answered with a resounding "yes" and now, with Cato June flying around like a missle, it's worth asking whether the Bucs' linebackers are the best in the biz given their dominant play thus far.

There are some impressive groups of linebackers out there. The Bears, for instance have a couple guys you've probably heard of: Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs. Hard to find something bad to say about them. The Patriots have Tedy Bruschi, Mike Vrabel and Adalius Thomas, but their's is a 3-4 scheme and difficult to compare to the Bucs' 4-3, Cover 2 base defense.

This is one of those topics that has no absolute answer, just wondering what some of you say. Am I crazy or am I on to something?

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:49pm]


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