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View Poll Results: Who's the Greatest Running Back Since 1960?
Jim Brown-Cleveland 1 10.00%
Walter Payton-Chicago 6 60.00%
Emmitt Smith-Dallas 0 0%
Steve Owen-Detroit 0 0%
Barry Sanders-Detroit 2 20.00%
Franco Harris-Pittsburgh 0 0%
Larry Csonka-Miami 0 0%
George Rogers-Washington-New Orleans 0 0%
Herschel Walker-Dallas/Minnesota/Philadelphia/N.Y. Giants 1 10.00%
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Old 07-02-2001, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default My Favorite 25 All-Time NFL Players

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1.Bob Hayes-Receiver-Dallas Cowboys
2.Jim Taylor-RB-Green Bay Packers
3.Tommy Nobis-LB-Atlanta Falcons
4.Roger Staubach-QB-Dallas Cowboys
5.Sonny Jurgenson-Washington Redskins
6.Charley Taylor-Receiver-Washington Redskins
7.Lance Alworth-Flanker-San Deigo Chargers
8.William Andrews-RB-Atlanta Falcons
9.Paul Warfield-Cleveland Browns,Miami Dolphins
10.Darryl Lamonica-QB-Oakland Raiders
11.Jack Tatum-Safey-Oakland Raiders
12.Fred Biletnikoff-Flanker-Oakland Raiders
13.Dick Butkus-LB-Chicago Bears
14.Steve Owen-RB-Detroit Lions
15.Alex Karras-DT-Detroit Lions
16.Jack Lambert-LB-Pittsburgh Steelers
17.Rod Casper-TE-Oakland Raiders
18-Russ Francis-TE-New England Patriots
19.Jack Kemp-QB-Buffalo Bulls
20.John Hannah-OG-New England Patriots
21.Ed Budde-OG-Kansas Chiefs
22.Jim Otto-Center-Oakland Raiders
23.George Blanda-QB-Kicker-Oakland Raiders
24.Archie Manning-QB-New Orleans Saints
25.Joe Montana-QB-San Francisco 49ers

You can tell I'm partial to Oakland
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Old 07-02-2001, 11:34 PM   #2
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A lot of those players were before my time, so it's hard to comment on them, but I can comment on your poll. I think the best RB of all-time is without a doubt Walter Payton. Barry Sanders had the potential to be, but he strangely walked out in the peak of his career. I'll never forget that.
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Old 07-03-2001, 06:48 PM   #3
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Most of those players are before my time as well and can't really comment on them as I've only been watching football for the past 15 years (since I was 8), anyways, most players are my time players.

1. John Elway
2. Barry Sanders
3. Derrick Brooks
4. Fred Taylor
5. Bruce Smith
6. Boomer Esiason
7. Jerry Rice
8. Lawrence Taylor
9. Warren Sapp
10. Steve Atwater (love the way he can hit)
11. Ray Lewis
12. Thurman Thomas
13. Terrell Owens
14. Tony Boselli
15. John Lynch (another good hitter)
16. Don Beebe (oh yeah, the cornbread)
17. Icky Woods (how can ya not love the Icky Shuffle?)
18. Reggie White
19. Sam Cowart
20. Jim Kelly
21. Andre Reed
22. Shannon Sharpe (the man can talk some serious trash)
23. Jevon Kearse
24. Randy Moss
25. Jim Brown
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Old 07-04-2001, 12:24 AM   #4
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You're telling me the injury-prone, never-won-anything Fred Taylor is twenty-one spots above Jim Brown, one of the all-time greats? That list is a joke, in my opinion - no offense intended.
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Old 07-04-2001, 01:56 AM   #5
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Mine are kind of a mix of old and new:

1. Barry Sanders
2. Junior Seau
3. Lawrence Taylor
4. Eddie George
5. Jim Brown
6. Bill Romanawski
7. Shannon Sharpe
8. Bruce Smith
9. Ray Lewis
10. Randy Moss
11. Dante Culpepper
12. Corey Dillon
13. Jevon Kearse
14. Emmit Smith
15. Jerry Rice
16. Tim Brown
17. Jim Kelly
18. Johnny Unitas
19. Dan Fouts
20. Ronnie Lott
21. Levon Kirkland
22. Shaun King
23. Donovan McNabb
24. Mike Alstott
25. Marshell Faulk
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Old 07-04-2001, 04:12 AM   #6
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Default What About Herschel Walker?

One observation that needs to be made here concerns Herschel Walker: Had any NFL team been willing to use the I-formation on a full-time basis during the time he played, Walker would have easily outperformed any other running back who has ever played the game. No running back before or since can match his combination of raw speed (4.22 in the 40) and brute strength (well over 400 pounds in the bench press). Herschel was an unforunate victim of the pass-oriented ethos of the post-chuck-rule era; had he been about a dozen years older, he would be known today as our time's answer to Jim Thorpe.

But, as Tennyson put it: "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been."
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Old 07-04-2001, 10:23 AM   #7
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Marc, keep in mind this is your Top 25 FAVORITE players, not the Top 25 BEST.

Anyway, here are 25 players I like, in no particular order, except for the first one.

Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Larry Czonka
Mark Clayton
Mark Duper
Zach Thomas
Jason Taylor
O.J. McDuffie

and many others.

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I see you like Dan Marino...:goof: :lol: :read:
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I'll post who I think are the top ten best players in football today:

1. Bret Favre
2. Randy Moss
3. Marshall Faulk
4. Peyton Manning
5. Edgerrin James
6. Corey Dillon
7. Tim Couch
8. Ray Lewis
9. Eddie George
10. Donovan McNabb
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"You're telling me the injury-prone, never-won-anything Fred Taylor is twenty-one spots above Jim Brown, one of the all-time greats? That list is a joke, in my opinion - no offense intended."



Like I said ya putz, I've only been watching the game for the last 15 years, past Jim Brown's time, the only footage I've ever seen of him playing is flashbacks and such, so I can't compare him to THE BEST RB IN THE GAME TODAY Fred Taylor.

And yeah, he's pretty injury prone all right, one injury in his career so far. Damn that Taylor's a big puss, missed 3 games last season and still outrushed everyone in the league except for James and George.

BTW, your top ten is a friggin joke, Favre, McNabb and Dillon????

Favre's good and all but he's done, he's past his prime.
Donovan McNabb - One decent season, mind you he's only played two, but thats not much to judge him on.

Corey Dillon - If it weren't for one game where he broke a record for most yards in a game I don't think you'd be putting him on this list.

Oh, no offence though
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"You're telling me the injury-prone, never-won-anything Fred Taylor is twenty-one spots above Jim Brown, one of the all-time greats? That list is a joke, in my opinion - no offense intended."

Like I said ya putz, I've only been watching the game for the last 15 years, past Jim Brown's time, the only footage I've ever seen of him playing is flashbacks and such, so I can't compare him to THE BEST RB IN THE GAME TODAY Fred Taylor.

And yeah, he's pretty injury prone all right, one injury in his career so far. Damn that Taylor's a big puss, missed 3 games last season and still outrushed everyone in the league except for James and George.

BTW, your top ten is a friggin joke, Favre, McNabb and Dillon????

Favre's good and all but he's done, he's past his prime.
Donovan McNabb - One decent season, mind you he's only played two, but thats not much to judge him on.

Corey Dillon - If it weren't for one game where he broke a record for most yards in a game I don't think you'd be putting him on this list.

Oh, no offence though
Favre's not past his prime and there's only one thing I can say to back it up: watch him in the 2001 season.

Dillion - I knew I'd get gripe over this pick, but don't let the horrendous Bengals team he's on overshadow this man's talent. He had an incredible year and if his team had a half-decent passing attack to balance the offense, he would be even better.

Fred Taylor isn't the best RB in the game today, are you serous? Edgerrin James and Marshal Faulk are far better than him - and that's being generous.

McNabb? The small amount of time he's been in the league he has guided his once-pitiful team into the playoffs and made them a respectable contender - all without his starting RB.
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Default Corey Dillion Is Very Good

He's a two-time Pro-Bowler and the team is 13-5 when he carries over 22 times in a game. He rushed for 1435 yards last year behind a sorry offensive line. He averaged 4.6 yds per carry. He's cool.
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Those 3 players are very good, I just don't feel they belong in the top 10.

Season G GS Rush Att. Rush Yds. Rush Avg. Long TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec. Avg. Long TD Fum. Rec. Yards
2000 13 13 292 1399 4.8 71 12 36 240 6.7 19 2 4 2 0

Thats copied from NFL.com for Fred Taylor, now here's James:
Season G GS Rush Att. Rush Yds. Rush Avg. Long TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec. Avg. Long TD Fum. Rec. Yards
2000 16 16 387 1709 4.4 30 13 63 594 9.4 60 5 5 0 0

and Faulk's:
Season G GS Rush Att. Rush Yds. Rush Avg. Long TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec. Avg. Long TD Fum. Rec. Yards
2000 14 14 253 1359 5.4 36 18 81 830 10.2 72t 8 0 2 0

Now, perhaps I shoulda said, PURE RUSHER, as it's obvious that Taylor is, if not better, as good as James if you average it out per game. James gets 106 yards per game and Taylor gets 107.

As well, Taylor could be a receiving threat if Brunell was half as good as Manning or Warner.

So, tell me why again, that James and Faulk are better than Taylor?
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