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100 greatest players of all time

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  1. ivo610

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    NFL network is doing a 10 part series where a panel of whose who of football knowledge rank the 100 greatest players of all time. Tonight the first episode airs on the NFL network.

    NFL Videos: The Top 100 Greatest Players

    How many packers do you think make the list? Should any team have more players on this list than the packers?
     
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    Don Hutson, Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr, Reggie White, Johnny Blood, Jim Taylor, Sterling Sharpe, Herb Adderley, Forrest Gregg, Paul HOrnung... I know I missed some...
     
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    Brett Favre
     
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    Bears might be the only other team with equal or more than the Packers. Of course since this is probably a bunch of east coast/west coast guys on the panel expect a ton of 49ers, Raiders, Giants and Cowboys. Ugh, Also when I saw Spike Lee as one of the panel members I kind of lost interest. Hate that guy. He sued Spike TV for trademark infrigement. What an Ego and A-hole.
     
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    I dont believe Spike Lee is a panel member. Each player selected is talked about by 1 person, some famous some not. Spike was picked to talk about Joe Namath, and reguardless of how you feel about spike, he is a great selection bc Spike is NYC. And it means even more coming from a guy you normally associate with praising black athletes and entertainers. They had some reporters daughter talking about growing and watching Fran Tarkenton, so I dont think the person interview is on the panel.
     
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    100. Joe Namath - He is one of the few players I believe does not belong in the HOF. The most overrated player in NFL history in my opinion. I guess I am okay with being at 100, as the Jets fans would flip if no jets were on the list.
    99. Michael Strahan - I guess this is about there area he belongs in. Great player though.
    98. Lee Roy Selmon - The person that was interviewed for him was Ron Wolf, who said he was better than Reggie White. Not exactly something I agree with, but he was a beast. I cant put him any higher without more team success.
    97. Derrick Brooks - Because of playing in the same era as Ray Lewis and without the personality he is here. People will forget how good he really was.
    96. Mel Hein - first and only center to be MVP
    95. Larry Allen - might be a little high but no one was stronger
    94. Lenny Moore - never saw him play
    93. Sam Huff - a great player that seems to be forgotten
    92. Michael Irvin - too low. Come on, its the playmaker!
    91. Fran Tarkenton - no rings but retired with all the records. Seems like the right spot. I could see an argument for him all the way up to the 60s though
     
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    Ok, I didn't realize they had different people for the panel and the presentation.
     
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    I thought the same thing until I saw it
     
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    Fuzzy Thurston, Jerry Kramer, Bob Skoronski, Willie Wood, Ray Nitschke, Henry Jordan, Willie Davis, Ted Hendricks, Clark Hinkle, Johnny Blood, Don Hutson, Cecil Isbell, Sterling Sharpe, Jim Taylor, Paul Hornung, Jim Ringo, Rich Moran, Ron Kramer, Herb Adderly, Bart Starr, Aaron Rodgers, Boyd Dowler, Paul Hornung, Reggie White, Gilbert Brown, and more......
     
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    Troy Aikman is a lock LMAO!
     
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    90. Kurt Warner
    89. Ernie Nevers
    88. Ed Reed
    87. Crazy legs hirsh
    86. Willie Davis
    85. Marcus Allen
    84. Joe Schmidt
    83. Norm Van Brocklin
    82. Ted Hendricks
    81. Steve Young

    Nice to see 2 packers on here. Norm seems a little low and Ed Reed seems a little high.
     
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    Which 2? Counting Kurt as a Packer?
     
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    He's still an active player so he shouldn't be on the list.
    Besides, he's thrown the most INTs and he blows it in big games.
    IMO he is more of a loser than a winner.
    And he puts on the drama queen bullshit every year, driving the media crazy.
    He does not belong on any "Greatest" lists.
     
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    Will be interesting to see if a QB is going to be #1.
    You kind of expect it.
    But then there are plenty of other players in other positions who have done amazing things.

    And will they include The Juice somewhere on the list, criminal past be damned?
    And Walter Peyton deserves a spot.
    And what about kickers and punters?
    Those guys are so underrated.
    Would be nice if a couple of them make the list if they haven't already.
     
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    I know Namath's numbers aren't great, but he had the quickest release of any QB I've seen play, including Marino. His Jets prediction against the Colts is one of the greatest stories in football.

    Lenny Moore was very solid for the Colts, and I loved the tape "spats" he wore over his shoes. Very stylish.

    Tarkenton is the classic modern day fantasy football player--great numbers, no Championships. And he was universally disliked by his teammates, which says a lot about his character.

    Irvin's drug conviction should have landed him in jail in the 90's--not on TV.

    Nothing like the Taylor/Huff battles in the 62 Championship game.

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    Ted, its a stretch but I figure why not take as much credit as we can. They showed some highlights of him in GB which I had never seen before. Amazing what Steve S hides away at NFL films
     
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    Nice, this is the response I like to see!

    I have no idea how Namath got an MVP for that game. It baffles me.

    thoughts on the latest list?
     
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    I expect Jim Brown to be #1 and Joe Montana or Otto Graham as the #1 QB.
    Juice should make it, Walter will be top 15, no kickers by the traditional sense I assume.
     
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    Hendricks played for the Pack for one season in 1974, unfortunately the Packers couldn't keep him and he signed with the Raiders. I was happy to see Davis make the list. I expect that several players from the Lombardi era will be included.
     
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    80. Troy Aikman
    79. Emlen Tunnell
    78. Bruce Matthews
    77. Tony Dorsett
    76. Art Shell
    75. Darrell Green
    74. Marion Montley
    73. Ozzie Newsome
    72. Jonathan Ogden
    71. Paul Warfield
     
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    70. Marshall Faulk
    69. Bobby Bell
    68. Mike Webster
    67. Kellen Winslow
    66. Willie Brown
    65. Randy Moss
    64. Herb Adderley
    63. Jim Otto
    62. Randy White
    61. Ladainian Tomlinson
     
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    Reggie White, of course and Emmett Smith (the only Cowboy I'll ever love!)
     
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    I am wondering where B. Sanders will end up. Just my opinion, but he has got to be in the top ten. Kind of wish he would have played a little longer. He was just amazing to watch run with the ball, although when I watched him play against the Pack......it was like......"get him......what the Fk are you guys doing out there"? lol
     
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    the top ten is so tough to rank, I can think of 25 guys that you could argue for in the top 10. Walter Payton, LT, Jim Brown, Hutson, Baugh, Reggie, Sayers, Ray Lewis, Johnny Unitas, Forrest Gregg, Deion Sanders, Elway, Starr, Deacon Jones, Butkus, Rice, Montana, Barry Sanders, Otto Graham, Favre, Lott, Emmitt Smith, Tom Brady, Jack Lambert, and Manning.

    I would never put Favre in the top 50 but I can understand someone who makes the argument based on his numbers and longevity.

    Do they out Emmitt ahead of Sanders based on the whole career? Its going to be interesting
     
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    Any top 25 list is just made for controversy. There's much more than top 25 guys, you can't rank them from different positions.

    Do you rank by importance? If so, the top 10 guys ought to be QBs. If you rank by talent, can someone make an argument that Jim Brown was more talented than Reggie White?

    I really don't like this kind of listing. I prefer by position.
     

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