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Old 10-08-2012, 08:03 AM #1
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Might possibly be the best undersized MLB in the modern era. He was 5'11'', and only 225. That is tiny for a middle linebacker.

Anyway, through the first 13 seasons of their career, Thomas had more tackles, forced fumbles, and touchdowns than Ray Lewis. Lewis had more sacks, and INTs. I think Lewis is definitely the best linebacker of our era, so I think he's a good measuring stick to gauge Thomas. Also keep in mind Ray Lewis is 6'1'', 250, your prototypical size for a MLB - well, maybe an inch shorter.

Zach never really got the recognition he deserved because he played mainly in a post-Marino era in Miami, on teams that never were standout. But he was as consistent as any player has ever been; his longevity, especially for being so undersized, and at such a physically demanding position, is crazy. . . with only one season heavily plagued by injuries (played 5 games, and still had 52 tackles!).

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:12 AM #2
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:32 AM #3
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Yes and he will be inducted eventually.

I met him about 7-8 years ago when I used to work in the Mall and he was mad cool and humble. Kinda short guy, but f*ckin stacked like a mofo (at least then)
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:56 AM #4
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Definitely. Won't be first-ballot, but will make it.

Though, I'm boycotting the HoF until Steve Tasker makes it. Special teams are 1/3 of the game.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:07 AM #5
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If you put him in the hall you'd have to consider putting in a guy like London Fletcher as well, who IMO, is/was a better overall LB than Thomas.

But I'd say yes to Thomas off the fact that he was one of the best in the pros as well at the collegiate level with Texas Tech
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:36 PM #6
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Damn, that brings me back. I used to hate Zack Thomas, being a Pats fan, but at the same time I couldn't help but respect him. Who knows if he'll get into the HOF, every HOF sucks.
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Zach Thomas was solid...he was Miami's Junior Seau...he'll get in
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Why wouldnt he? Hes pretty much a lock.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:45 PM #9
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I used to always trade for him in Madden and I think he has the career record for sacks in a season when he was on my team... for that alone he deserves in
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Why wouldnt he? Hes pretty much a lock.
I agree he should be a lock. . But you never know with the NFL hall of fame. They're ****ing stingy. . .
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