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Postby bagobonez » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:43 pm

I guess Mewelde Moore was the best running back in the league this year then since he averaged 5.8 per carry.
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Postby bolkonsky_ffc » Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:13 pm

Brown and Payton, as RB's, are virtually interchangeable and by far at the top of the list.

Barry is probably the greatest pure runner of all time (Sayers?) and was certainly the most exciting.

Emmitt is a nice back who benefitted tremendously (an understatement, if possible) from an offense and an O-line who rank in the top three of all-time. I think there are 20-25 backs in the history of the NFL that could do what E. Smith did given the same opportunity and situation.

Not looking to flame Emmitt, but let's get real....most of us at the Cafe could gain 2 yards behind that line before we got sent to the hospital.

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Postby onepunch » Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:55 pm

Brown
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Bo

Even Barry's dad says Brown is better. Barry was flashy, but as stated in numerous posts, lost WAY to much yardage and was ALWAYS taken out in goalline situations. (ok, almost always)

If people want to bring up Terrell (excuse me while I laugh for the rest of the day) and blame it on injury, blah, blah... , then those same people have to consider Bo Jackson. Case closed. I'm right again as usual! Think of Bo, no injured hip and no baseball. Just think it.
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:00 pm

bagobonez wrote:I guess Mewelde Moore was the best running back in the league this year then since he averaged 5.8 per carry.


Well know your just being ridiculous. He carried the ball 65 times. Jim Brown carried the ball 250+ times and had 6.4 yards per carry. Lets see Mewelde Moore do that.
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Postby bagobonez » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:16 pm

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bagobonez wrote:I guess Mewelde Moore was the best running back in the league this year then since he averaged 5.8 per carry.


Well know your just being ridiculous. He carried the ball 65 times. Jim Brown carried the ball 250+ times and had 6.4 yards per carry. Lets see Mewelde Moore do that.


Ok, what about Marshall Faulk then? Faulk must be considered the best RB ever because of the receiving yardage he had. What about Roger Craig?
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:19 pm

bagobonez wrote:
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bagobonez wrote:I guess Mewelde Moore was the best running back in the league this year then since he averaged 5.8 per carry.


Well know your just being ridiculous. He carried the ball 65 times. Jim Brown carried the ball 250+ times and had 6.4 yards per carry. Lets see Mewelde Moore do that.


Ok, what about Marshall Faulk then? Faulk must be considered the best RB ever because of the receiving yardage he had. What about Roger Craig?


What are you talking about? I don't understand how Marshall Faulk's receiving yardage applies. Neither does Roger Craig's.
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Postby mutantseabass » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:19 pm

I would put Dickerson ahead of both Craig and Faulk.
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:32 pm

Definitely Craig. You can make an argument for Faulk over Dickerson, though.
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Postby mutantseabass » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:37 pm

Ok this thread is 6 pages long now, some please please mention O.J. I mean the guy could knife through people like no one ever has. O:-)
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:50 pm

mutantseabass wrote:Ok this thread is 6 pages long now, some please please mention O.J. I mean the guy could knife through people like no one ever has. O:-)


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