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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Something is missing here.
Lewis dominated throughout the past nine seasons. He won a Super Bowl in 2000 in additional to seven Pro Bowl appearances that spanned from the 2000 season to just last February.
Michael Strahan (four Pro Bowls since 2000) is a great player but doesn't have Lewis' credentials overall or in the past decade. Neither does Jason Taylor, who did next to nothing last year and never won a Super Bowl. Champ Bailey meanwhile has played the full 16 games just once since 2005 and also never won a championship.
Overall, Lewis has been a consistently great player from the beginning to the end of the decade. That should have put Lewis in the top 3-5 players with more elite company such as quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, instead of barely cracking the top 10.