Greatest running back of all time

Discussion in 'NFL' started by TSSJimmyCoN, Jan 29, 2009.


who is the greatest runningback of all time

  1. Jim Brown

    6 vote(s)
  2. Gale Sayers

    1 vote(s)
  3. Walter Payton

    6 vote(s)
  4. Emmit Smith

    6 vote(s)
  5. Barry Sanders

    7 vote(s)
  6. Earl Campbell

    1 vote(s)
  7. Maurice Clarrett

    0 vote(s)
  1. TSSJimmyCoN

    TSSJimmyCoN Member

    Emmit shouldn't even be on the list but oh up guys
  2. AJ_II

    AJ_II Well-Known Member

    Why is Maurice Clarett on the list?
  3. TSSJimmyCoN

    TSSJimmyCoN Member

    comic relief
  4. TheScionicMan

    TheScionicMan Last non-Hating Stern Fan

    Marcus Allen
  5. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    For me it was between Jim Brown and Barry Sanders. Both quit way before their time and both could have done sooooo much more. Only because Sanders could cut on a dime and was spectacular to watch, I'd give it to him.

    Brown was dominant....tough call.
  6. TSSJimmyCoN

    TSSJimmyCoN Member

    3 way tie and emmit at zero...I'm happy
  7. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    My favorite is Marshall Faulk.

    The Greatest is Eirc Dickerson.

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  8. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Barry Sanders was the best running back I ever saw. Heck, the best football player I ever saw. Dude averaged 5 yards a carry and he never had anybody spectacular with him on offense. I have trouble even remember who the Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers are that played with him.
  9. TSSJimmyCoN

    TSSJimmyCoN Member

    We'll let's see

    rodney peete,scott mitchell,charlie batch,andre ware

    herman moore,brett perriman,germane crowell,johnny morton, brian stablein (UGHH)
  10. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    UGHH is right! :icon_eek:
  11. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    Where's the Bus on that list? Actually he belongs on a list of the greats, but I wouldn't of picked him. It was tough between Payton and Sanders, but I had to go with Barry Sanders, the man was magical when he touched the ball.
  12. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    Best runner, yes. Best Running Back, no. Best Football player, no not even close.
  13. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    My choice:

    • Rushed for 106 TD's and 8,804 Yards in High School, 2nd most All Time
    • Named High School Player of the Year by USA Today and Parade Magazine
    • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
    • First Player in the History of the NFL to have consecutive seasons with over 1,400 rushing yards
    • First player in NFL history with 11 consecutive 1,000 yard seasons
    • NFL Offensive Player of the Year
    • NFL Most Valuable Player
    • Leads all RB's im History with 164 Rushing TD's
    • His 175 TD's ranks him 2nd all time behind Jerry Rice's 207 TD's
    • Holds NFL Post Season Record with 19 TD's
    • Holds NFL Post Season Record with 9 consecutive games with a rushing touchdown
    • Holds NFL Post Season Record with 7 consecutive 100-yard rushing games
    • His 21,564 yards from the line of scrimmage makes him one of 4 men to pass the 21,000 yard mark
    • He and Jerry Rice are the only non kickers to have more than 1000 points scored
    • Has over 400 carreer receptions
    • 3 Super Bowl Rings
    • 8 Time Pro Bowl Selection
    • 4 Time All Pro Team Selection
    • NFL All Decade Team
    • Florida All Century Team
    • 78 times he rushed for 100 or more yards in a NFL game
    • 18,355 Rushing Yards Ranks #1 All Time
    • Super Bowl MVP

    But he shouldn't be on the list?:rofl2:


  14. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

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  15. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Respectfully, I stick with what I posted earlier. Barry Sanders is the best football player I ever saw.
  16. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    Ever see Jerry Rice, or did you only watch Lions games?
  17. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Jerry Rice - 2nd place, lol.

    Note I never said that Barry Sanders was the best player you ever saw or anyone else ever saw. The best player I ever saw. The guy did amazing things with the ball in his hands, put up outstanding numbers without much of a supporting cast, and would have retired with many more records had he not retired so early.

    I have nothing against Emmitt... one of the all-time greats, no question.
  18. Sirius Rich

    Sirius Rich Well-Known Member

    What about this killer?

    BTW, this is the best running back I have ever seen and there are plenty of busted up corners, LB and safeties that would agree:

  19. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

  20. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    He had Lomas Brown for many of those years. He also had Herman Moore, Chris Speilman, Kevin Glover. The Lions has some talent. A great player makes the people around them better.

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