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Old 03-24-2009, 06:43 AM
 
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So lets hear it, is it Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, Bo Jackson, Gayle Sayers, Walter Payton or someone else?

Let the battle begin.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:28 AM
 
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Jim Brown. Barry is a VERY close 2nd.

I could argue Barry to #1, we'll see where the thread goes.

I'll be waiting for some cowgirl fan to say Emmitt is the greatest ever.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:33 AM
 
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I hate to say it, OJ, Not! ........ John Riggins................Hail!!
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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I think Jim Brown is the best, hell the man could probably still rush for 100 yards in a game today he's a beast. I would also add Earl Campbell to the list, he was a pretty dominate back in his day.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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John Riggins doesnt even make my top 10.

Why does everyone feel the need to "discount" OJ? His off field after the NFL crap not included he was a BAD man on the field. So was Earl Campbell.

I'd have to go with Jim Brown myself but a case can be made for Barry also.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Barry Sanders,but I wish he would have stuck around longer!
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: MI
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Barry shouldn't even be on the list. Sanders also got caught behind the line of scrimmage for more negative yards than anybody else. Barry amassed 40% of his total rushing yards against one team, the bottom of the barrel Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Odd that Barry got out about the same time Dungy transformed the Bucs D, he knew he wasn't going to run around for 200+ yards on Sapp, Lynch, Brooks, etc. It was around the same time the old NFC North got restructured and the Bucs went to the South, no more easy yardage for Barry 2x a year.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Barry shouldn't even be on the list. Sanders also got caught behind the line of scrimmage for more negative yards than anybody else. Barry amassed 40% of his total rushing yards against one team, the bottom of the barrel Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Odd that Barry got out about the same time Dungy transformed the Bucs D, he knew he wasn't going to run around for 200+ yards on Sapp, Lynch, Brooks, etc. It was around the same time the old NFC North got restructured and the Bucs went to the South, no more easy yardage for Barry 2x a year.
If you remember correctly he was having problem with Detroit but didn't want to go to another organization and Miami was mentioned as the other team.He decided to take one year off and because he liked being away from the game,he decided not to come back.He left on his own terms which I can respect but if he stuck around he'd probably own all the records.I guess we'll never know.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I didnt see Jim Brown, so I'll pick Payton. Everyone in the stadium knew he was getting the ball and he still got 100 yds a game. Wasnt till his last couple years the Bears were even a .500 team.
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