Originally Posted by DudeClassicMan
The INT's and sacks do back up him being a Hall Of Famer. Find the guys with more sacks or INT's playing as an inside linebacker that got snubbed; or with more All Pro nominations which are given based who was the very best each given season unlike the Pro Bowl popularity contest bullshit.
Thomas- 20.5 sacks, 17 INT
Mills- 20.5 sacks, 11 INT
Lewis- 52.5 sacks, 14 INT
Norton- 12.5 sacks, 6 INT
Edwards- 23.5 sacks, 28 INT
I see your point but look at London Fletcher only 3 pro-bowl nods and not a single all-pro when they have similar total stats or give London a couple more years and will be even closer. If you break down Ray's all-pro years 1999,2000,2001.2003 totally earned!
2004,2008,2009 definitely not earned in my opinion stat wise.
I guess the main point I have to make is Ray got where he is from being a loud mouth braggert but yes some of his years were amazing but in a career with that many games injured/time off and with that good of a defense behind him I don't think he deserves to be in the hall but he will be of course.
All ravens on defense that were in at least one pro-bowl when Ray has been on the team.