Lovie Smith said Peppers can play FS so he's obviously the GOAT.
2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery, 2 TDs, 2 Forced Fumbles and 2 passes defended, 11 sacks, 52 tackles
is better than
7 passes defended(5 more than Peppers) 16.5 sacks (6.5 more than Peppers), 86 tackles (a whopping 34 more than Peppers) 2 forced fumbles (same as Peppers)
Peppers intercepted just TWO more balls than JPP and recoverd ONLY ONE more fumble then JPP and had just TWO more TDs than JPP. While JPP destroyed Peppers in sacks/tackles/stuffs...and same amount of fumbles.
I've watched both of their careers and I'm just telling you what I saw.
I've heard your treatise on Peppers 100x. I get it. I disagree.
I am not degating anything these people said. None of them said he was better than Taylor and, judging by Taylor's career, all of the same things could have been said about him.
I mean, Ware and Peppers (the 2 best here imo) play different positions, so its not a rational argument. Ware is the best edge rusher in well over 10 years. Peppers is amazing as well.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
peppers had a season with just 2.5 sacks. he is inconsistant, and gives up at times.
dware has had just 1 of 8 or less sacks ( rookie year ). peppers has 3.
peppers, despite playing many more years then ware, has just 1 season of more then 14 sacks. ware already has 4.
ware, years with 11.5 sacks or more=5; peppers, 3
and this is with ware playing 7 years not counting this one, and peppers playing 10, not counting this one.
sacks is the sexy stat, i dont feel like picking apart everything else.
but ware does play DE in dime and nickel packages,
3-4 OLB closely resembles 4-3 DE.
Would about Sacks and Tackles? Do those not matter?
It's like saying a QB who has 2 more TDs then another QB is better then the same QB who has 1000 more yards then the other QB.
Peppers is better? Not a chance. Is means the present tense. Look at last years season where JPP blew away Peppers in every single category.
10. ? argue
That is how I see the most dominant edge defenders in the NFL in the 2000's.