Is Ray Lewis the greatest defensive player ever? Is he at least the greatest linebacker in NFL history? Maybe it's Deacon Jones or Steeler Nation's own "Mean" Joe Greene.
In the wake of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announcing his retirement this week, ESPN is conducting a poll to see who the fans think is the greatest NFL defender in the history of the league.
I voted for Joe Greene, but then again, I'm a little biased. I know No. 75 was certainly the player who ushered in an era of excellence when he became Chuck Noll's first ever draft choice shortly after becoming head coach in 1969.
Vote for your all-time defender on the link provided.