It has been almost an epidemic covering local sports the past few weeks:
Our pro athletes saying some version of this teammate or that teammate is or could be the best in the league at his position.
Or, in the case of Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons, he asserted last month that Ndamukong Suh is the “best d-tackle ever,” which I’m guessing would draw scoffs from admirers of the 15 defensive tackles in the Pro Football Hall of Fame – a group including Cortez Kennedy, Merlin Olsen and Joe Greene.
Among the best-at-their-position references and a reality check on each:
• Tyler Johnson, on Hassan Whiteside: “Hassan has been putting in work [this summer]. If he picks up where he left off, he has the potential to be an All-Star. When he plays the way he’s capable of playing, he’s the best center in the league hands down.
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