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    Ranking the Great Backs

    Let's go with, power backs, speed/elusive backs and multi talented.

    I'm not looking at just stats here. I'm looking at what I actually saw. If we look at just stats there is no mention of the great Gale Sayers or the monstrous Cookie Gilchrist. You cannot talk speed/power backs and not mention those two. Look at speedy Bo Jackson, how do we ignore him, yet his stats.....................

    Power Backs

    1.Jim Brown...Syracuse/Browns
    2.Jerome Bettis...ND/Steelers
    3.Earl Campbell...Texas/Oilers
    4.Cookie Gilchrist..no school/Bills (first AFL 1000 yard rusher)
    5.John Riggins...Kansas/Redskins (9.7 man in HS)
    6.Larry Czonka...Syracuse/Dolphins
    7.Mack "Truck" Lee Hill...Southern U/Chiefs (free agent)
    8.Christian "Nigerian Nightmare" Okoye...Azusa/Chiefs
    9.Pete Johnson..Ohio State/Bengals
    10.Jim Nance...Syracuse/Patriots (college wrestling champion)

    Speed/Elusive Backs

    1.Barry Sanders...Oklahoma State/Lions
    2.Gale Sayers...Kansas/Bears (led the nation in the long jump as a HSer)
    3.Eric Dickerson...SMU/Rams
    4.O.J.Simpson...USC/Bills (ran on a WR 4x1 team)
    5.Chris Johnson....East Carolina/Titans
    6.Jamaal Charles...Texas/Chiefs (could have ran pro track)
    7.Tony Dorsett...Pitt/Cowboys
    8.Bo Jackson...Auburn/Raiders
    9.Joe "The Jet" Perry...Compton JC/Niners
    10.Hugh "The King" McElhenny...Washington/Niners

    Multi Talented

    1.Walter Payton...Jackson State/Bears
    2.Marshall Faulk..,San Diego State/Rams
    3.Ladainian Tomlinson...TCU/Chargers
    4.Marcus Allen..USC/Raiders
    5.Lenny Moore...Penn State/Colts (first great RB receiver)
    6.Tim Brown..Ball State/Eagles
    7.Roger Craig...Nebraska/Niners
    8.Mercury Morris...West Texas St/Dolphins
    9.Darren Sproles...Kansas St/Chargers
    10.Abner Haynes...North Texas St/Chiefs


    I know, where's Adrian Peterson?
    Last edited by CCRider; 08-03-2013 at 12:37 AM.

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    AP= Speed, Power, Elusiveness = Multi Talented

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCRider View Post
    Let's go with, power backs, speed/elusive backs and multi talented.

    I'm not looking at just stats here. I'm looking at what I actually saw. If we look at just stats there is no mention of the great Gale Sayers or the monstrous Cookie Gilchrist. You cannot talk speed/power backs and not mention those two. Look at speedy Bo Jackson, how do we ignore him, yet his stats.....................

    Power Backs

    1.Jim Brown...Syracuse/Browns
    2.Jerome Bettis...ND/Steelers
    3.Earl Campbell...Texas/Oilers
    4.Cookie Gilchrist..no school/Bills (first AFL 1000 yard rusher)
    5.John Riggins...Kansas/Redskins (9.7 man in HS)
    6.Larry Czonka...Syracuse/Dolphins
    7.Mack "Truck" Lee Hill...Southern U/Chiefs (free agent)
    8.Christian "Nigerian Nightmare" Okoye...Azusa/Chiefs
    9.Pete Johnson..Ohio State/Bengals
    10.Jim Nance...Syracuse/Patriots (college wrestling champion)

    Speed/Elusive Backs

    1.Barry Sanders...Oklahoma State/Lions
    2.Gale Sayers...Kansas/Bears (led the nation in the long jump as a HSer)
    3.Eric Dickerson...SMU/Rams
    4.O.J.Simpson...USC/Bills (ran on a WR 4x1 team)
    5.Chris Johnson....East Carolina/Titans
    6.Jamaal Charles...Texas/Chiefs (could have ran pro track)
    7.Tony Dorsett...Pitt/Cowboys
    8.Bo Jackson...Auburn/Raiders
    9.Joe "The Jet" Perry...Compton JC/Niners
    10.Hugh "The King" McElhenny...Washington/Niners

    Multi Talented

    1.Walter Payton...Jackson State/Bears
    2.Marshall Faulk..,San Diego State/Rams
    3.Ladainian Tomlinson...TCU/Chargers
    4.Marcus Allen..USC/Raiders
    5.Lenny Moore...Penn State/Colts (first great RB receiver)
    6.Tim Brown..Ball State/Eagles
    7.Roger Craig...Nebraska/Niners
    8.Mercury Morris...West Texas St/Dolphins
    9.Darren Sproles...Kansas St/Chargers
    10.Abner Haynes...North Texas St/Chiefs


    I know, where's Adrian Peterson?
    You have Darren Sproles at 9 and MJD isn't even on the list?

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    You have Darren Sproles top 10 anything??

    Where's Thurman Thomas, Terrell Davis, or even Marion Motley over half those power backs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander_37 View Post
    You have Darren Sproles top 10 anything??

    Where's Thurman Thomas, Terrell Davis, or even Marion Motley over half those power backs.
    You can add Curtis Martin! Marion Motley? lol

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    I just noticed

    5.Chris Johnson....East Carolina/Titans
    6.Jamaal Charles...Texas/Chiefs (could have ran pro track)
    come on

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    I just dont see how you can put half of those guys in the multi talented over MJD, Fred Taylor, Thurman Thomas, or Curtis Martin.

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    Forte deserves some love at Multi talented Bears didn't know how to use him last year I expect that to change.

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    Multi backs

    1.Walter Payton...Jackson State/Bears
    2.Marshall Faulk..,San Diego State/Rams
    3.Ladainian Tomlinson...TCU/Chargers
    4.Marcus Allen..USC/Raiders
    5.Terrell Davis
    6.Curtis Martin
    7.Thurman Thomas
    8.Fred Taylor
    9.MJD
    10.Roger Craig
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rndy View Post
    Forte deserves some love at Multi talented Bears didn't know how to use him last year I expect that to change.
    All time top 10? He doesn't deserve to even be mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basch152 View Post
    All time top 10? He doesn't deserve to even be mentioned.
    lol, no. You see who his team is don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flgatorsandjags View Post
    You have Darren Sproles at 9 and MJD isn't even on the list?
    That's right, Sproles is the total package, he has over 14 thousand all purpose yards. Far more than MJD. He's a superior receiver and kick returner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander_37 View Post
    You have Darren Sproles top 10 anything??

    Where's Thurman Thomas, Terrell Davis, or even Marion Motley over half those power backs.
    I thought about Motley, why he isn't there is because of the level of his competition. He was a 240 pounder playing against 230 pound defensive linemen.

    So who do Thomas and Davis replace?
    Last edited by CCRider; 08-03-2013 at 04:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flgatorsandjags View Post
    I just dont see how you can put half of those guys in the multi talented over MJD, Fred Taylor, Thurman Thomas, or Curtis Martin.
    How many of those guys did you see play?

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    All Day deserves to be on those lists, just sayin.




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