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View Poll Results: The Best Football Player Ever
Dick Butkus 2 3.28%
Joe Montana 4 6.56%
Walter Payton 6 9.84%
Lawrence Taylor 6 9.84%
Emmit Smith 3 4.92%
Jerry Rice 7 11.48%
Joe Namath 0 0%
Tom Brady 2 3.28%
Troy Polamalu 1 1.64%
John Elway 6 9.84%
Are you kidding me? Neither one of these guys! 24 39.34%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-07-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Back up your arguments, please.

Last edited by crabbylion; 05-07-2010 at 11:57 AM.. Reason: Incorrect verbiage

 
Old 05-07-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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You cannot name a single best football player. There are far too many positions and variables to do that.
 
Old 05-07-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Originally Posted by RjRobb2 View Post
You cannot name a single best football player. There are far too many positions and variables to do that.
That's fine. Any thoughts? Don't hesitate to include overall talent, wins, and game impact.
 
Old 05-07-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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"Neither one of these guys" implies only 2 options. Anyways, Robb is right, there is no comparing overall football players, comparing a QB to a Def. End is impossible. You could make a thread on greatest QB ever, greatest FS ever etc. But this is an impossible arguement to have, as results cannot be compared/quantified accurately.

Also I love how Troy Polamalu is on the list.
 
Old 05-07-2010, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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not a Packer on the list? you're kidding right?

if you can have Dick Butkis on the list surely you could have Ray Nitschke on there too!

Bart Starr? 5 Championships, the NFL's most accurate passer when he retired,. Starr still is the NFL record holder with a 104.8 career playoff passer rating, nearly 20 points higher than one Brett Favre. Starr's career postseason passer rating is 38 points higher than Johnny Unitas'.
Starr's career post season record was 9-1 -- without the benefit of wild-card games, his only loss was his first game played. Starr threw three INT's in 10 post season games. Think about that -- just three picks in 213 postseason attempts.


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Old 05-07-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Walter Payton, best I ever saw (includings Sayers) and was the only player that would make you hold your breath when he got the ball.
 
Old 05-07-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Hey, don't be ripping on Troy! If i'm being 100% honest, i'd have to say Barry Sanders. He was much better than Emmitt and was doing it all on his own. A weak passing game, so they knew he was going to get the ball. Kind of the opposite spectrum as Dan Marino because he had no running game but he did have 2 guys to throw it to, Barry did it all on his own and made Detroit a playoff caliber team. Emmitt had a solid team with a good QB, receivers, offense, and defense; so I don't think he should even be mentioned in the same sentence as Barry.
 
Old 05-07-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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How come Jim Brown didn't make the poll?
 
Old 05-07-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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How come Jim Brown didn't make the poll?
Because Barry Sanders was superior.
 
Old 05-07-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Because Barry Sanders was superior.
Different time,tough comparison.
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