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    Re: Best linebacker in Viking history?

    I think Greenway might have a chance to have his name up there with the best of them when it is all said and done. In his first year playing he had 105 tackles (78 solo), 2 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions and a TD. Those are some really good numbers for a guy in his first real season. If he can stay healthy and continue to improve, I think he will be a hell of a linebacker.

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    Re: Best linebacker in Viking history?

    The Vikings have had some great linebackers but I have to go with Scott Stud-well - he should be in the Hall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Scott Studwell 1977-1990
    9th round draft pick

    1,981 combined tackles

    (average of 142 total tackles per year)

    (Viking team record, in fact he has the most tackles by 1 player with 1 team in NFL history)

    1,308 solo tackles (viking record)
    (average of 94 solo tackles per year)

    230 tackles in 1 season

    24 tackles in 1 game

    9 sacks
    (1st few years in the league sacks were not an official stat he might have had more)

    11 INT's

    15 fumble recoveries

    Lead the Viking's 8 times in tackles.

    At least 5 season's with over 200 tackles (maybe more hard to find the stats)

    His 1st 2 years he was a backup behind Jeff Seimon.



    Only a 2 time probowler in 1987 - 88 but a big reason why he didn't make more probowls was Mike Singletary with the Bears who is in the Hall of Fame, so let's compare them.


    Mike Singletary 1981 - 1992
    2nd round draft pick

    1,488 combined career tackles

    (average of 124 total tackles per year)

    885
    solo career tackles


    (average of 74 solo tackles per year)

    19 sacks

    7 INT's

    12 fumble recoveries




    Scott Studwell should be in the Hall of Fame and it's a disgrace he was never seriously concidered and a big part of that was Mike Singletary and the Bears defense was the media darlings of the 80's.
    Singletary was getting all the probowl appearances and because Scott only got 2 probowls affected his chance to get to the Hall.


    Again at least 5 times Scott was over 200 Tackles in a season he maybe had more.

    Tackle leaders NFL last 5 years.

    2007
    Patrick Willis


    174
    total tackles
    2006
    Zach Thomas


    165
    total tackles
    2005
    Jonathan Vilma
    169
    total tackles
    2004
    Keith Bulluck


    152
    total tackles
    2003
    Jamie Sharper

    164
    total tackles

    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: Best linebacker in Viking history?

    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
    Matt Blair.
    I'm with Jargo on this.
    Blair's the best.

    Although Studwell, Hilgenberg and Siemon are also favorites of mine.

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    Re: Best linebacker in Viking history?

    "whackthepack" wrote:
    The Vikings have had some great linebackers but I have to go with Scott Stud-well - he should be in the Hall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Scott Studwell 1977-1990
    9th round draft pick

    1,981 combined tackles
    (average of 142 total tackles per year)

    (Viking team record, in fact he has the most tackles by 1 player with 1 team in NFL history)

    1,308 solo tackles (viking record)
    (average of 94 solo tackles per year)

    230 tackles in 1 season

    24 tackles in 1 game

    9 sacks
    (1st few years in the league sacks were not an official stat he might have had more)

    11 INT's

    15 fumble recoveries

    Lead the Viking's 8 times in tackles.

    At least 5 season's with over 200 tackles (maybe more hard to find the stats)

    His 1st 2 years he was a backup behind Jeff Seimon.



    Only a 2 time probowler in 1987 - 88 but a big reason why he didn't make more probowls was Mike Singletary with the Bears who is in the Hall of Fame, so let's compare them.


    Mike Singletary 1981 - 1992
    2nd round draft pick

    1,488 combined career tackles
    (average of 124 total tackles per year)

    885
    solo career tackles


    (average of 74 solo tackles per year)

    19 sacks

    7 INT's

    12 fumble recoveries




    Scott Studwell should be in the Hall of Fame and it's a disgrace he was never seriously concidered and a big part of that was Mike Singletary and the Bears defense was the media darlings of the 80's.
    Singletary was getting all the probowl appearances and because Scott only got 2 probowls affected his chance to get to the Hall.


    Again at least 5 times Scott was over 200 Tackles in a season he maybe had more.

    Tackle leaders NFL last 5 years.

    2007
    Patrick Willis


    174
    total tackles
    2006
    Zach Thomas

    165
    total tackles
    2005
    Jonathan Vilma
    169
    total tackles
    2004
    Keith Bulluck


    152
    total tackles
    2003
    Jamie Sharper

    164
    total tackles

    Very strong case. Well put.

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