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best rb of all time

Postby hailskins666 » Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:08 pm

i don't know if we've ever done this topic here, soooooo, who is it? payton, smith, sanders, brown, etc.....
me personally, barry sanders has my vote. nobody got to the numbers he had as fast as he did, and he did in detroit not to mention. i have never seen anyone that could change direction and break as many tackles as he did on a dime. nfl network has a special on him right now, and they are showing his highlights, hell his whole career was nothing but a highlight. its a shame he got fed up with detroit and quit when he did, or it would be a very, very long time before ANYONE got close to his numbers.

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Postby SirSmizzy » Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:22 pm

1.Barry sanders

2.Walter payton

3.Jim Brown

4.Earl campbell

5.Eric Dickerson

6.Gale Sayers

7.Emmitt Smith

8.O.j Simpson

9.Marcus Allen

10.Bo Jackson
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Postby DEHog » Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:53 pm

The guy I always say was the Best is Sayers...I love to watch old films of him..he was special. I know he only played 6 season but he gets (and always will) my vote!
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Postby Justice Hog » Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:16 pm

Dammit DEHog! You stole my thunder! My vote was going to be for Sayers as well. I was able to watch some film of him playing. One word: "magical".
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Postby redskincity » Tue Feb 10, 2004 11:57 pm

Jim Brown was ahead of his time.
• NFL Championships
1937, 1942, 1983, 1987, 1991
• Conference Championships
1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991
• Division Championships
1972, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999,
• All-Time Record:
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Postby hailskins666 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:05 am

10.Bo Jackson
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Postby Skinsfan55 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:24 am

How does Emmit Smith make the top ten of all time??

He DID run behind one of the most dominating lines ever...

I'd say bump Smith and Red Grange totallly deserves a spot. Have you ever seen old game tape of the guy? No line, he made everything happen on his own in his prime. He was absolutely amazing... he helped make the NFL what it is today. He definitely gets my vote.

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Postby hailskins666 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:37 am

How does Emmit Smith make the top ten of all time??
simple, he has the numbers to back it up, not taking away form any of these other guys, but ES did his thing and reached the top. it's up to any one else to de-throne him and his stats in the future. personally, if he can stay healthy, and stick around, i think clinton portis has all the right tools to perform such a task.......1500 yds in both of his first 2 seasons...OUTSTANDING!
my vote is still barry. i was old enough to know what football was during his tenure, and i've personally never seen anything like him.......
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Postby DEHog » Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:41 am

Emmitt Smith makes the top 10 on one game...vs. the Giants when he separated his shoulder...Emmitt had heart!!
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Postby BossHog » Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:48 am

1. Jim Brown
2. Barry Sanders
3. Walter Payton
4. Eric Dickerson
5. Gale Sayers
6. Emmit Smith
7. O.J Simpson
8. Earl Campbell
9. Marcus Allen
...and since #10 can be a homer pick:
10. John Riggins
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Postby Skinsfan55 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:00 am

1.) Red Grange
2.) Barry Sanders
3.) Jim Brown
4.) Walter Payton
5.) Gale Sayers
6.) Eric Dickerson
7.) Earl Campbell
8.) Marcus Allen
9.) John Riggins
10.) Bo Jackson (if only for his dominating performance in the Tecmo Bowl series)

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Postby DEHog » Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:49 am

Skinsfan55 wrote:How does Emmit Smith make the top ten of all time??

He DID run behind one of the most dominating lines ever...



How does Emmitt not make the top ten...

I could be wrong but didn't Riggins run behind a pretty good line?? A line that would someday inspire it's own website!!
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Postby Skinsfan55 » Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:16 am

"I could be wrong but didn't Riggins run behind a pretty good line?? A line that would someday inspire it's own website!!"

You got me there, I suppose Smith DOES deserve a spot on the top 10

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