I think he's asking who is the best RB at just purely running the ball. No catching, blocking, etc... Here are some former and current bests.
Honorable mention: Edgerrin James, before his knee injury, he WAS the best no arguments will be heard.
Marshall Faulk, used to be the man, too bad football is a YOUNG mans game, and his success is similar to Priest's (See Below).
Jamal Lewis, power, solid player, nothing flashy but Id take him on my team any day.
Shawn Alexander, has the potential to be the TOP guy, needs to come with it every game, suspect head case.
Ricky is just raw power, decent moves but fumbles too much and isnt anything special to watch play, DEFINITE head case, will likely die in a car crash going 170 in his Ferrari through Texas.
Priest is a product of his offensive system, he's big enough to take a pounding and fast enough to play WR so he fits the mold Vermeil needed. He's talented, but why did we never hear of him for 6 years before Vermeil came along with his RAMS'esc system. may be heresey to say this but Im callin him OVERRATED
LT, close second. Killer moves, great strength, hits the holes fast and hard. Would beat Priest's numbers playing for Vermeil.
For my money it's gotta be Portis. Most fun to watch play, he is so smooth going down the line looking for openings, sees holes that are invisible even on TV and runs so fast he can go the distance on literally every run. Durability is the only thing holding him back from 200+ yards/game. Im calling it now, barring a freak major injury, Portis will break the single season rushing record in the next 3 years. THE BEST
wizbang wrote:I do not see Portis being able to stay healthy and that was the major reason I picked Tomlinson over him (along with concerns of Plummer sucking SOO badly their offense could sputter).
I dont think plummer sucks man...how many TDs did he have last game?? Why dont you just go sit in a corner and think about that for a minute.
The "sit in a corner" comment is unnecessary, but I agree with the sentiment. Plummer had a terrible first game, but if you look at what he did in just one half of Game 2 and in Game 3, there's a pretty strong uptrend. There's a whole universe of people out there who want Plummer to play terribly so he can prove them right. The problem is, thus far he's done his part to help the team get to 3-0. Not too shabby.
And, as for fantasy points - he's one of the most productive ones out there right now if you look at Game 3 and extrapolate a full game from Game 2.
yoda83 wrote:so, i guess quincy carter is now one of the top qbs in the league b/c of his last game?
hey whiz, when you're finished sitting in that corner, i'll pop in some old nfl footage of plummer sh*tting it up. and we can watch it w/ culboarder. which footage? doesnt really matter. you pick the year, you pick the game.
Certainly, and while you're at it, pull up the old footage of Ricky Williams with the Saints and use that to explain why his poor performance there meant that no one should have take him when he went to his new team, Miami. Or pull up some old footage of Stephen Davis with the Redskins and talk about how he was destined to do just as poorly with the Panthers. Or pull up some footage of David Boston and tell me how dominant he'll be with San Diego.
When a player goes to a new team, things can change. If you think inside the box, you'll just conclude that past performance is a guarantee of future results. If you do more analysis, however, you might conclude that a different setting can make for a different outcome.
Holmes is BY FAR THE BEST RB. He would still be the best RB if he only had one leg. He has gotten 30 pts (in my league) every week. In my league 100 pts. for the whole team is usually top score. He is the reason for alot of 3-0 starts this season (unfortunatly not for me)
QB: Bulger, Pennington, Rivers
RB: L. Johnson, Ronnie Brown, Tatum Bell, Anthony Thomas
WR: Marques Colston, J. Walker, Owens
DST: Chiefs, Bengels
First of all my comment on Plummer sucking was relating to why I selected Tomlinson over Portis in my draft prior to the season. I feared that opposing teams might routinely put 8 men in the box thus limiting Portis' effectiveness. That alone makes your inane comment obsolete, but there's more...
I stand by my assessment that Plummer sucks. I went through this 2 years ago with Kordell Stewart. Kordell (like Plummer now) had AMAZING talent around him. Ward and Burress comparise the best WR tandem in the league and their OL was very strong. Couple that with a solid to exceptional defense and Kordell was a hit. I believe he made the probowl that year. I had always said that Stewart is a crappy NFL QB and NEVER waivered! Never! Oh, people were calling me out then but I stood by my comparison of Kordell to human feces and in the end was proven right. That postseason, when the team was put on his shoulders the real Kordell came to play. He threw 3 picks to New England while completing barely over 50% of his passes. By midseason the next year he was back on the bench, replaced by a nobody from the XFL.
Plummer will look very good at times this year simply due to the talent surrounding him and Shanahan's system, but I will NEVER waiver from my belief that he sucks and I am confident that when the time comes for him to put Denver on his shoulders he will fail. That will be Plummers' legacy in the NFL, mark my words.
yoda - there's a place I know called the corner bar. Maybe that is what cardboard was talking about. Good beer there! mmmmmm
hey, whiz, i'ma definitely have to check out that bar!
and jgrude, what are you talking about? williams sucking in N.O.? wasnt he a 1,000-1,200 yd back? davis in WAS? didnt he lead the nfl in tds 1 year? didnt he have about 1,200-1,400yd seasons? and boston?! if you'd have done your "arizona" research on him, you'd have seen he had a headcase stigma attached to him. which is the reason why he faded in ARI and the reason why he's now a b*tch in SD.
you're right about not pasting the past to the future. however, 1 good game from plummer this year just doesnt erase the body of "work" he compiled for 5-6 years in ARI.