Best Patriots Linebacker In The Super Bowl Era?

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Best LB in the Pats SB Era?

Poll closed Jul 25, 2011.
  1. Ted Johnson

    1 vote(s)
  2. Willie McGinest

    13 vote(s)
  3. Mike Vrabel

    10 vote(s)
  4. Tedy Bruschi

    28 vote(s)
  5. Other (Explain)

    0 vote(s)
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    Good Debate Today On Debate Friday: Best LB of SB era?

    ..... so I thought I would bring it up in here plus add Ted Johnson who deserves recognition

    Dominant in that playoff game vs the Jags and I really don't know if we get to the SB if Willie doesn't stop James on that goaline stand against the Colts in the regular season.
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  2. TheComeback

    TheComeback 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I voted for Vrabel because he could play any position we needed him to, and he played them at a very high level. By far the most versatile player on this list.
  3. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

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    Given the options, I'd put McGinest at 4, Johnson at 3, and consider the other two 1 and 1a.
  4. RelocatedPatFan

    RelocatedPatFan In the Starting Line-Up

    Tough call as they all had something special about them.

    Meant more to the overall team defense: I'd have to go with Tedy with a slight edge as he was the field general on those defenses (along with Harrsion).

    Best individual player: Vrable (can also get best impersonation of a tight end as well)

    Best play: Willie on that 4th and 1 stop of Edgerrin James
  5. IllegalContact

    IllegalContact Pro Bowl Player

    1 - bruschi
    2 - vrabel
    3 - mcginest
    4 - phifer
  6. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson Veteran Supporter

    Johnson ahead of McGinest? No way. Johnson was a bit player in the SB era.
  7. BradyFTW!

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    Definitely not Ted Johnson, can probably make a defensible argument for any of the other three.
  8. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. Supporter

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    Bruschi (but I see him through rose colored glassed).
  9. FreeTedWilliams

    FreeTedWilliams I'm no Mona Lisa Vito.... Supporter

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    Bruschi was the heart and sole of that team that won 3 Superbowls. The guy played in 5 Superbowls in his career, that is pretty impressive. McGinest would be 1A, but you have to give th nod to Bruschi for the many bigtime plays, and for his leadership.
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