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Barry Sanders. Bo Jackson had the injury not occurred imo.
And a special mention to perhaps the most talented running back I ever saw..Bo Jackson
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Woody and Archie.................................. Alex being Alex, ....................................and Woody at Dennison
Explain to me why we don't have polls on 247?
It's not a knock to say that Emmitt Smith played with great players, it's just a fact. There were years where his offensive line was AMAZING. I remember a stat one year where Smith was averaging either 3.5 or 4 yards a carry BEFORE contact. I'll never forget that. Think about that. You are a runningback and you can get 4 yards before you're even touched?
Smith is a HOF running back, but he's not in the top 5 of any skill set. He was really good at everything, great at nothing (maybe vision).
I think Jim Brown is the best hands down. His career stats, particularly the per game averages, and durability are basically unmatched.
Hah yeah he left off the HOFers Kelly and Motley. Still think Motley has the highest YPA for a RB ever
They didn't listen, Heater, they're not listening still, perhaps they never will.
Motley was a great Brown and well deserving of the HOF. He had a 5.7 Y/A, but he played only 4 of his years in the NFL where he averaged 5.0 Y/A and the other 4 in the AAFC where he averaged over 6 Y/A. My dad always talked about Motley, just loved him. Legend had him approaching 280 lbs, but he was listed at 6-1 232, which was mammoth for back then. Dude also returned kickoffs; can you imagine breaking the wedge and seeing this guy coming full speed at you, with no facemasks by the way.
I agree with Barry Sanders, but you'll here how he was Thurman Thomas' backup in college as agreement against him. If Barry was a Bill in that K Gun offense or in Dallas, dudes stats would never be touched
Crazy if you think about it. What are the odds of having a Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas both on your team in college? I'd like to know who was the guy who recruited and found those 2.
Too bad many here never saw him but it is Jim Brown and it ain't even close.
You can lead a horse to water -- where he will probably get run over by Jim Brown!
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Heater, could you or somebody else tell me who you compare him to in the past 25 years? Or what combination of rb's would best describe him. Thanks.
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