The only reason this is any debate at all is that Lewis is the one that is most fresh in the minds of people. While he is an all time great, he is not and never was close to the player LT was. When was the last time you heard some one saying that Lewis HAS to be acounted for on every play (pass or run). That was the routine for LT, account for him EVERY play. I am not old enough to remember LT playing in his prime, but, have seen interview from opposing coordinators and players and the constant theme for them that week would be "where is #56?". Even the Bills in the '90 superbowl facing a declining LT made sure to account for him every play. Not even close, both were/are first ballot HOF'ers, but only one is a top 2-3 player in the history of the NFL.