The more important question might be this:
Who's the better OT - Willie Roaf or Walter Jones?
They are both fine RB's with great players on their O-Lines to help get them through the holes made. I really don't see either of them making people miss tackles/blast defenders a whole lot like a Sanders/Brown type of guy (especially Sanders), so I really just think of them in the same vein as guys who are good runners with good field vision who make the most of the lanes they get into. I do think Johnson is probably more of a pounding back than Alexander though, so if he starts throwing that weight around enough to break a bunch of open-field tackles, I'll give him more credit.
But seriously (and I know it's been talked to death and don't want to start more arguments), I think both of them take advantage of their line play and just run through the holes they are given which make them good running backs. So, to me they are essentially the same.
Please note that I'm not trying to say they have no ability and that they are just getting lucky. Obviously they have great physical attributes, but I believe they can use them better than other RB's in other situations.
I think the truly "great" backs are guys that can run over tackles or make defenders completely miss by their shiftiness.
Last edited by Mercer Boy on Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.