Thread: Post-Game Talk: Hawks - Sharks = Hawks Win 5-3
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02-06-2013, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawks82 View Post
It's hardly a bad example. Urlacher is a future HOF'er, but he's nowhere near the best player on that defense (Briggs/Tillman/Peppers). Rooney is a bit of a different story, he probably is United's best player at the moment (an argument for Robin Van Persie can be made) but for a large part of his career he's been overshadowed by more skilled players (Cristiano Ronaldo).

I never meant any of that as a knock against Toews. It was a comparison made to show that a player can be an elite player while not being the best player on his own team.
Urlacher isn't the best player on that team today because of his age. From 2001-2009 he was the best player not just on defense but on the whole team.

Rooney was overshadowed by Ronaldo, who is the 2nd best player on the planet, it doesn't make him any less talented though. Rooney is still one of the better players in the world.

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