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Postby FatGuyWithAMullet » Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:12 pm

Emmitt Smith by far the most overrated runningback in the history of the NFL? Talk about a ridiculous, unsubstantiated, and uneducated statement. I guess it was all holes on all 4409 carries right? And I won't even touch the Jim Brown comment. Anyway here are my greatest runningbacks:

1. Jim Brown
2. Walter Payton
3. Gale Sayers
4. Emmitt Smith
5. Barry Sanders
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Postby Mustangs989 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:21 pm

My list is similar to Mullet's
Jim Brown
Barry Sanders
Walter Payton
Gale Sayers
Emmitt Smith
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:33 pm

FatGuyWithAMullet wrote:1. Jim Brown
2. Walter Payton
3. Gale Sayers
4. Emmitt Smith
5. Barry Sanders


That is how I would go as well... :-)

I don't think Emmitt was overrated in the least....I think if anything he showed what a man with heart, desire and talent can accomplish... :-)
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:44 pm

DieHardCubbie wrote:
FatGuyWithAMullet wrote:1. Jim Brown
2. Walter Payton
3. Gale Sayers
4. Emmitt Smith
5. Barry Sanders


That is how I would go as well... :-)

I don't think Emmitt was overrated in the least....I think if anything he showed what a man with heart, desire and talent can accomplish... :-)


This is my reasoning too. I didnt really like Emmitt, but you have to respect him. I rate Emmitt ahead of Barry becasue Emmitt didnt quit.
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Postby BigMusky » Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:48 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
DieHardCubbie wrote:
FatGuyWithAMullet wrote:1. Jim Brown
2. Walter Payton
3. Gale Sayers
4. Emmitt Smith
5. Barry Sanders


That is how I would go as well... :-)

I don't think Emmitt was overrated in the least....I think if anything he showed what a man with heart, desire and talent can accomplish... :-)


This is my reasoning too. I didnt really like Emmitt, but you have to respect him. I rate Emmitt ahead of Barry becasue Emmitt didnt quit.


anyone who rushes for 18 thousand yards deserves some respect. His greatness is not getting hurt, he was probably the toughest guy on this list. But I dont really care about that. The other guys were just awesome runners. Emmitt was not an awesome runner. Think of it this way...imagine if Denver had kept the same running back during this whole run of 1000 yard rushers. They all look good until they go somewhere else, but if one guy had stayed on that team the whole time (portis, TD, ruben droughns?!) they would be up there with Emmitt.
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Postby BGbootha » Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:43 pm

1. Brown (there should be no questions here)
2. Payton
3. Sanders
4. Sayers
5. Smith
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Postby Rico The Retard » Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:15 pm

its a close race between Walter Payton and Rashaan Salaam
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:20 pm

[quote="BigMusky"]I think Emmitt Smith is by far the most overrated runningback in the history of the NFL. He ran behind the best line of probably all time. All he had to do was pick a hole and run through it. I think he was exposed in his later years with Dallas and the Cardinals. Sure people say he is old, but I think it is more then that.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:24 pm

Serously here is my list:

1. BArry Sanders
2. Gale Sayers
3. Jim Brown
4. Walter Payton
5. OJ Simpson


I dont even think that Emmitt was the best Cowboy running back ever? I would porefer to have Tony Dorsett in a heartbeat
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Postby RugbyD » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:40 am

How's this for a list of greatest running backs of certain peruasion:

OJ Simpson
Bam Morris
Jamal Lewis
Lawrence Phillips
Dave Meggett
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