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Best ever

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by longtimefan, Sep 17, 2016.

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Best for you

  1. Payton

    11 vote(s)
    34.4%
  2. Sanders

    9 vote(s)
    28.1%
  3. Jim Taylor

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. Smith

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. Cambell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Jim brown

    8 vote(s)
    25.0%
  7. Oj Simpson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Eric dickerson

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  1. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Ok..

    Watching football life about Walter Payton

    So for me he is ahead of Barry.

    What about you?
     
  2. Half Empty

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    First, how were the names determined? Specifically, Taylor - is that Fred Taylor, 17th overall, or our own Jim, 39th? Where are guys like Dickerson?

    To the point, I think Jim Brown, great as he was, was just ahead of his time, a man among boys. Campbell was in the same mold, and they were both a joy to watch.

    I'd rather have Payton for a given game, but I'd always pick Sanders if I had one play that had to succeed.

    The guy I'll always regret not being able to see more of was Bo Jackson.
     
  3. Sky King

    Sky King Cheesehead

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    Sanders. Incredibly elusive.

    The Packers always handled Brown really well. Pre-DirecTV we did not get to see many non-Packer games, so personally, I missed out on a lot of his outstanding plays. He may very well have been the best.
     
  4. Twiddlemylobes

    Twiddlemylobes Fat Tuesday Orleans

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    I'm going with my favorite that I actually watched play live. They were all fun to watch and I loved Walter's intensity and heart.
    Emmitt Smiths accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary!
     
  5. Dirty Sanchez

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    Walter didn't like to run out of bounds. I like and respect that. RIP Walter.
     
  6. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Off top of my head just thought of big time backs and added Taylor.. After all it is a packer forum lol
     
  7. PikeBadger

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    Payton by a lot over Sanders. I voted for Jim Brown. Truly amazing.

    Sanders couldn't pick up 3rd and 2. He was a human highlight film but also had a lot of negative yardage plays and as such, wasn't even as good as Emmitt Smith imo.
     
  8. HardRightEdge

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    Jim Brown, hands down.
     
  9. weeds

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    Sanders here. Game after game ... made defense after defense look completely impaired. If this guy had a team behind him ... there'd be no question. Unlike Sweetness, Sanders never got the love BECAUSE he played for some pretty marginal Lion teams.

    Payton though ... who could NOT appreciate the guy. Consummate professional, never talked crap even though he could have ... he was just plain "style" on the field.
     
  10. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I think payton for me because i grew up watching him and pretending to be him in any back yard games we played
     
  11. Sky King

    Sky King Cheesehead

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    He embarrassed a HOF LB on this one:



    Enjoy!
     
  12. AmishMafia

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    LT. Did so much with a bad OL. But of this list, Jim Brown #1 and Dickerson #2.
     
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  13. Itkovian

    Itkovian Perpetual Realist

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    He's not the "best ever", but Frank Gore just passed Franco Harris on the all time rushing list. 184 Yards more and he will have passed (in this order) Marcus Allen, Edgerrin James, Marshall Faulk, and Jim Brown, which will make him 9th all time.
     
  14. Packer Brother

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    Eric Dickerson ahead of Walter Payton?
     
  15. bgrice91

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    As a pure runner yes but Payton's will power gives him the edge for me. Dude just refused to ever go out of bounds
     
  16. Half Empty

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    And, given last night, this might be the only thread to which we can post without developing an ulcer.
     
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  17. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Wanna bet? I didn't see All-day Petersen as an option.
     
  18. JBlood

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    I've always thought Gale Sayers was the best I've personally seen play. But I can't choose anyone over Jimmy Taylor and the Championships he helped win.
     
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    Emmitt Smith because 1) he holds the all-time record as the game was moving towards passing, and 2) he did everything very well, meaning he was a complete back.

    Barry Sanders was the best runner that I've ever seen, but not the best RB. Smith could block effectively, was really good at catching the ball, and an explosive runner. Walter is a close second to me with most of the others being great pounders or runners in their own respects but not complete RBs in my opinion.
     
  20. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    No love for OJ yet?
    LOL
     
  21. Eli Haugen

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    No peterson on the list? Lol

    Sanders and peterson are tops in my book. They did it in the billion dollar arena of modern football.
     
  22. Dirty Sanchez

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    There was a guy that scored 4 touch downs in 1 game for Polk High!
     
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  23. Sunshinepacker

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    I went Sanders because he was by far the most fun to watch. Maybe not the best RB (these ranks are always slightly ridiculous since you can't compare players across eras) but certainly the most electric.

    And while I know he wouldn't win, why isn't Tomlinson listed in here? He seems somewhat underrated for a guy that's fifth all time in rushing yards, second in touchdowns and second among RBs all time in receptions.
     
  24. PackerDNA

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    I'd go with Jim Brown, and add Gale Sayers to the list.
     
  25. Forget Favre

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    Payton and Sanders belong in the top two.
    Both of their running styles are night and day.
    Payton runs through the defenders, mowing them down or making them miss. Reminds me of Eddie Lacy, who is a tank.
    Sanders would run around and past the defenders to avoid them. Reminds me of what James Starks tries to do.

    I do wonder what the O-Lines were like for them at the time and how much they relied on them.



     

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