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agmc27
12-31-2008, 10:01 PM
Personally, I like the bruiser. He wins games without a fantastic O-line. So what if he can't walk when he's 50. He's got my respect.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/192370460_e198042ee3.jpg

SLC
12-31-2008, 11:35 PM
I'll take the one that can be a bruiser and a finesse guy... He can run through you, around you, and over you.

http://brianalexander.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/brownjim16x20.jpg?w=241&h=300

rocketgrl94
01-01-2009, 04:40 PM
i ♥ all kinds of RB's!:D;)

Empire strikes back
01-02-2009, 07:39 PM
i ♥ all kinds of RB's!:D;)

We all new that from the beginning! :D

Empire strikes back
01-02-2009, 07:42 PM
I like bruiser and a guy that is fun to watch.

http://www.collectr.com/fb/images/fpcampbelle.jpg

bryanvikings
01-02-2009, 10:27 PM
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s264/TankerGuy4/Barry.jpg
:notworthy:notworthy:D:D

F18mustang
01-02-2009, 10:35 PM
A bruiser but still can separate past the 3rd level.

SLC
01-02-2009, 11:30 PM
A bruiser but still can separate past the 3rd level.

So..... Emmitt Smith?

F18mustang
01-03-2009, 12:16 AM
so..... Emmitt smith?

yes, I was testing you.

SLC
01-03-2009, 01:01 AM
yes, I was testing you.

Ok then.. I shall post his pic for you....

SLC
01-03-2009, 01:02 AM
This is F18mustang's runningback... One of the best of all time.

http://www.hollywoodcollectibles.com/autographed/memorabilia/sports/collectibles/authentic/Football/8x10%20Photos/Emmitt_Smith_Photo1.jpg

F18mustang
01-03-2009, 01:10 AM
This is F18mustang's runningback... One of the best of all time.

http://www.hollywoodcollectibles.com/autographed/memorabilia/sports/collectibles/authentic/Football/8x10%20Photos/Emmitt_Smith_Photo1.jpg

this

agmc27
01-03-2009, 01:53 PM
This is F18mustang's runningback... One of the best of all time.

http://www.hollywoodcollectibles.com/autographed/memorabilia/sports/collectibles/authentic/Football/8x10%20Photos/Emmitt_Smith_Photo1.jpg
no way

SLC
01-03-2009, 04:21 PM
no way


Your opinion, but history wont agree with you.

agmc27
01-03-2009, 05:29 PM
Your opinion, but history wont agree with you.
History will agree with me. Smith played 6 more years than Jim Brown did. And had 4409 carries compared to Jim Brown's 2359. However Jim Brown had a better yards per carry at 5.2 compared to smith's 4.2, a better yards per game at 104.3 compared to smith's 81.2. Brown also averaged 12 td's a season compared to Smith's 11, and averaged 1368 yards a season compared to Smith's 1224. Just because someone played longer and had more oppurtunitues does not make them better. The stats speak for themselves and stats that are averages will always be more valuable than stats that are totals. Anyone that saw both play will agree that Jim Brown was the better RB hands down.

F18mustang
01-04-2009, 12:44 PM
Emmitt Smith= 3 Superbowls
Jim Brown= 0 Superbowls

agmc27
01-04-2009, 04:37 PM
Emmitt Smith= 3 Superbowls
Jim Brown= 0 Superbowls

put jim brown in emmit smith's position and you will have 9 Super Bowls


AND!!....thay only had 12-game seasons early in his career...and then had 14-game seasons later in his career. Emmit Smith=Owned

SLC
01-07-2009, 12:31 PM
History will agree with me. Smith played 6 more years than Jim Brown did. And had 4409 carries compared to Jim Brown's 2359. However Jim Brown had a better yards per carry at 5.2 compared to smith's 4.2, a better yards per game at 104.3 compared to smith's 81.2. Brown also averaged 12 td's a season compared to Smith's 11, and averaged 1368 yards a season compared to Smith's 1224. Just because someone played longer and had more oppurtunitues does not make them better. The stats speak for themselves and stats that are averages will always be more valuable than stats that are totals. Anyone that saw both play will agree that Jim Brown was the better RB hands down.


So you are comparing him to one RB, when there are many RB's that history will consider great.. If your in the HOF.. then you are great.

ftballin11
01-11-2009, 09:03 PM
So..... Emmitt Smith?


Emmitt Smith = most overrated runningback in NFL history. He benefited from great offensive line, and great scheme.He was in the game a long time which inflated his numbers. IMO he was never a great back just a really good back, that was really consistant.

Sorry just my opinion. I think you put Earl Cambell or Barry Sanders in that system then the numbers are astronomical

Favpack
01-11-2009, 09:42 PM
The Giants proved today you can't win JUST with a bruiser. You gotta have a guy with that next gear. Granted in this day and age - you want one of each - a bruiser and a speed merchant.

If Jones and Barber can stay healthy next year Dallas has a good combo.

agmc27
01-12-2009, 10:37 PM
The Giants proved today you can't win JUST with a bruiser. You gotta have a guy with that next gear. Granted in this day and age - you want one of each - a bruiser and a speed merchant.

If Jones and Barber can stay healthy next year Dallas has a good combo.

You also need a QB who doesn't throw picks in critical situations.

SLC
01-13-2009, 12:51 AM
Emmitt Smith = most overrated runningback in NFL history. He benefited from great offensive line, and great scheme.He was in the game a long time which inflated his numbers. IMO he was never a great back just a really good back, that was really consistant.

Sorry just my opinion. I think you put Earl Cambell or Barry Sanders in that system then the numbers are astronomical

Here goes the chicken or the egg theory again... Did Emmitt Smith benefit from a great O line, or did that O line benefit from a great RB?... Conversely.. Did the O line make Emmitt look good, or did Emmitt make that O line look good?

The King
01-13-2009, 12:40 PM
i ♥ all kinds of RB's!:D;)

I've been gone for a month did I miss something?

I thought we established that you did not like younger men and that you were not a school teacher.

chapfan2008
02-27-2009, 11:28 PM
I like guys with the perfect balance of power and elusiveness. Your Adrian Petersons and your Malcolm Browns.

2smooth07
03-05-2009, 08:23 AM
Emmitt had a great o-line in front of him...now in some cases it just dont matter...I.E. Jim Brown, Barry Sanders when he got pass the first guy...a great offensive line can take you places but you also gotta have some other weapons to, but it starts with the O-Line

txfootball87
06-17-2009, 10:39 PM
I like the two-back system. Or this:

http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/551391/80595718.jpg

E-Vol-ution
06-18-2009, 09:20 AM
Two back system......good halfback that can move forward, to the sidelines, block and catch; good fullback that can block, get short yardage, and catch.

JOH
06-18-2009, 12:20 PM
Personally, I like the bruiser. He wins games without a fantastic O-line. So what if he can't walk when he's 50. He's got my respect.


Thats great if you don't have an offensive line, but if you do, its best to utilize it for better results. A balanced back is the best back, that can pull away down the sideline and can drop his shoulder when he needs to.

SLC
08-02-2009, 03:01 PM
Emmitt had a great o-line in front of him...now in some cases it just dont matter...I.E. Jim Brown, Barry Sanders when he got pass the first guy...a great offensive line can take you places but you also gotta have some other weapons to, but it starts with the O-Line


No doubt they were very very good, but answer me this, how many Pro Bowls did those 5 guys go to, prior to having Emmitt Smith toting the rock behind them?

Allstarkaw
08-02-2009, 03:15 PM
http://www.kncgolf.com/images/celebrities/Gale-Sayers-2005.jpg.

b756561
08-02-2009, 03:39 PM
History will agree with me. Smith played 6 more years than Jim Brown did. And had 4409 carries compared to Jim Brown's 2359. However Jim Brown had a better yards per carry at 5.2 compared to smith's 4.2, a better yards per game at 104.3 compared to smith's 81.2. Brown also averaged 12 td's a season compared to Smith's 11, and averaged 1368 yards a season compared to Smith's 1224. Just because someone played longer and had more oppurtunitues does not make them better. The stats speak for themselves and stats that are averages will always be more valuable than stats that are totals. Anyone that saw both play will agree that Jim Brown was the better RB hands down.

Jim Brown was great for his time. Take NOTHING away from what that man accomplished. Now please tell me how big and how fast the defenses were when he played. Could Jim Brown still be as great today as he was then? We don't know. Since you can not compare the individuals they played with, ie Jim Brown running against a D-Line then as opposed to a D-Line today, then you can't really compare accumalated yardage or anything like that either. Think, how great would Emmitt Smith have been if he had played back in the days when the defenses were relatively small and slow as opposed to the defenses of today?

For his day, Jim Brown was one of the best running backs around.
For his day, Emmitt Smith was one of the best running backs around.

b756561
08-02-2009, 03:42 PM
What kind of running back do you prefer?

The ones who get the ball into the endzone. Case closed.

E-Vol-ution
08-02-2009, 04:07 PM
:notworthy:notworthy:notworthy
http://www.kncgolf.com/images/celebrities/Gale-Sayers-2005.jpg.

SLC
08-02-2009, 11:57 PM
http://www.kncgolf.com/images/celebrities/Gale-Sayers-2005.jpg.


Dude, thats a sick picture.

BeastMode2010
08-03-2009, 06:03 PM
http://a.espncdn.com/i/mag/blog/0908barber1.jpg

Marion The Barbarian

SLC
08-03-2009, 08:42 PM
http://a.espncdn.com/i/mag/blog/0908barber1.jpg

Marion The Barbarian


No...I like him and I am a fan, but he shouldn't be mentioned with the greats that have been spoken of on this thread.

E-Vol-ution
08-03-2009, 09:16 PM
uh....He's tough but dude hasn't shown he can play an entire game full force yet. Sorry to say, his running style won't give him that chance either unfortunately.

http://a.espncdn.com/i/mag/blog/0908barber1.jpg

Marion The Barbarian

CoveMom
08-03-2009, 09:16 PM
The kind that doesn't drop the ball.....

BeastMode2010
08-04-2009, 11:35 AM
Im not comparing him to any great, but when i turn on the tv on sundays he is what i see. and with me being 17 i hardly even remember Emmitt, let alone any other great

Allstarkaw
08-04-2009, 11:51 AM
http://a.espncdn.com/i/mag/blog/0908barber1.jpg

Marion The Barbarian
Looks Like He Fumbled On That Play...

SLC
08-04-2009, 02:27 PM
Im not comparing him to any great, but when i turn on the tv on sundays he is what i see. and with me being 17 i hardly even remember Emmitt, let alone any other great


Ahh...I gotcha...I fully understand then. MtB certainly is alot of fun to watch.

zippy
08-04-2009, 03:08 PM
How about one that can just run the play and not act like a moron/("playmaker") when he scores a walk in TD because his O-Line carries him. I also like up and down runners as opposed to these backs that run from sideline to sideline. I have seen some of these dorks run 150 yards in one play for a 20 yard gain. They act as if they just ran a 99 yard TD too. Its funny. Katy always seems to have a very nice all around RB that I really like to watch.

StonyPoint
12-03-2009, 12:12 PM
I like CHRIS JOHNSON, strong enough to break tackles but faster than every DB in the league. Adrian Peterson is really fun to watch as well.

And I don't know how Smith isn't one of the best backs. isn't greatness based on cinsistancy, to know every single week your RB will have success. Peterson is great but he is always getting hurt. Smith never battled injuries and you could say its luck but there are some guys who always find ways to get hurt where as others find ways not to.

ktCarl
12-18-2009, 03:50 PM
Emmitt Smith= 3 Superbowls
Jim Brown= 0 Superbowls

Were there Superbowls during Brown's career?

SLC
12-19-2009, 12:18 PM
Were there Superbowls during Brown's career?


NFL Championships, not Super Bowls, though Brown never played in the championship either. The 1st Super Bowl came 2 years after Brown had retired.

E-Vol-ution
12-21-2009, 09:48 AM
The guaranteed 5 yard a pop guy with good hands who blocks his butt off.

Hank Hill
12-21-2009, 07:18 PM
Personally, I like the bruiser. He wins games without a fantastic O-line. So what if he can't walk when he's 50. He's got my respect.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/192370460_e198042ee3.jpg


http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/2007/0711/coen_no_country_1101.jpg

Brothers?

abileneeagles311
12-23-2009, 10:56 PM
herschel sims :)

StateSpeech97
12-24-2009, 06:26 PM
NFL Championships, not Super Bowls, though Brown never played in the championship either. The 1st Super Bowl came 2 years after Brown had retired.

he played in both the 1957 NFL Championship against the Lions as well as the 1964 NFL Championship against the Baltimore Colts. Cleveland lost the first one, won the second one.

SLC
01-03-2010, 11:36 PM
he played in both the 1957 NFL Championship against the Lions as well as the 1964 NFL Championship against the Baltimore Colts. Cleveland lost the first one, won the second one.



Damn brain fart...Good correction there. Thanks.:D

33Blood
01-04-2010, 07:21 PM
the one that doesn't fumble gets high marks from me.