Emmit was trash. He played behind an ridiculous line for his whole carreer. OVER RATED
Sure does help. A lot.
Imagine what Barry Sanders could have done with that line. Wow.
I won't go so far as to call Emmitt "trash". BUT, I do agree he was overrated and benefited greatly from that O-line of his (Aikman probably did too).
Tomlinson's career in the NFL as an elite running back is over. He'll be 30 years old by the start of next year, which is ancient as far as an NFL running back is concerned. And the guy can't stay healthy...he's broken down by season's end the past two years.
A running back's career doesn't gradually tail off as he gets older, usually. More often than not, he'll fall off a cliff. Shaun Alexander immediately comes to mind...the 2005 NFL MVP, out of the league just a couple years later at age 30.
So I don't think it would be such a bad idea for the Chargers to let Tomlinson go. If that ends up happening, any team that would be willing to give him more than a 3-year deal would be crazy.
So, how come the other running backs Dallas had did not fare as well as Emmit? You are saying any NFL running back could run through the line, correct?
The most rushing yards of all-time and the player still gets criticized. :lol:
Where did I say that? I said Emmitt is overrated as far as all-time greats go. All things being equal, I'm taking a number of guys over Emmitt...namely Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, Gale Sayers.