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So if you had to pick a pair........

Posted on: August 16, 2009 10:06 am
 
Well now that the Greatest Sports moment of all time has concluded and we found that a Miracle on Ice ruled supreme, I thought of a new one for us to find the answer to. With this in mind here is what I have come up with.

Since the begininng of professional football, there have been hundreds of great duo's, qaurterbacks/wide recievers, cornerbacks, defensive linemen, running back tandems (Running back/ fullback) QB/ tightends. The list goes on and on. So this go around I thought it would be fun to put together the list of tandems and turn it in to a bracket of the best of the best. So let the list begin.

I will start it out with my picks. I will have to go with a running back duo, Daryl Johnson and Emmitt Smith. This dou lit up the NFL. Emmitt became the all time leading rusher in history and most of those yards came with the Moose blocking for him. So there you have mine, lets hear yours.
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Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2009 8:31 pm
 

So if you had to pick a pair........

I WOULD SAY SINCE IM BIG  KC FAN I WOULD SAY ALBERT LEWIS AND KEVIN ROSS ALSO ANOTHER GOOD TANDEMS COULD ALSO FROM KC WOULD HAVE BEEN DERRICK THOMAS AND NEAL SMITH WHEN THEY WAS TOGETHER.I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT OTHERS FAVEROITES LEAVE ME COMMENTS.



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2009 8:23 pm
 

So if you had to pick a pair........

No doubt Simeon Rice and Warren Sapp on Tampa Bays defensive line in the early 2000's. Arguably the best defensive tackle ever with one of the top 5 pass rushers ever. Unstoppable they were.



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2009 1:50 pm
 

So if you had to pick a pair........

I picked out Smith's best four-year period to compare with Brown and Green's 4 years together.  If you took 85-90% of Green's carries during that time (to go with the way RBs are used today) and gave them to Brown with his average YPC, he would have had over 7300-7400 yards  (more than a thousand yards more than Smith) over that four-year period, even playing only 56 games compared to Smith's 64.  I would certainly put Smith and Johnston near the top, either the 2nd or 3rd duo of all-time (have to crunch some numbers for Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung before I give Smith and Johnston the #2 spot).



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2009 1:08 pm
 

So if you had to pick a pair........

Poetz you are close but forget one thing, Smith did not start the first year so I guess we would have to take the amount of carries. Don't get me wrong Brown is the greatest of all time but his numbers with his running mate( remember Brown was the fullback) are not Smith's and has for pure blocking FB not many top Moose.



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2009 12:28 pm
 

So if you had to pick a pair........

>>>Well Poetz I am going to say Jim Brown but his numbers nor any other running back matches numbers with Smith's first four for TD's or yardage<<<

Ah ifonly, the fallacy of looking at raw numbers

Smith (1992-1995)  6246 yards in 61 games (he didn't play in 3 games, which loses him credit in my book)
Brown (1962-1965) 5847 yards in 56 games (higher YPG average even  counting the three games Smith didn't play in)

Smith and Johnston 89 TDS over those same 4 years (64 games)
Brown and Ernie Green 81 TDS over the 4-year period (56 games)

It's clear when you use per-game average, which you should do to compare stats from different eras, that as good as Smith and Johnston were, Brown and Green beat them in every statistical category .



Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2009 11:55 am
 

So if you had to pick a pair........

Well the choices are many. Though, I think the all time best pair would have to be Joe Namath/Don Maynard, (1965-1967). Maynard, in 1965 went 1200+ yards with 14 td's. And, 1400+ yards with 10 td's in 1967. Namath, in that time period, threw for 2200+yds. in 1965, 3300+yds. in 1966 and was the first ever, to throw for over 4000 yards in 1967.  But, as I said, This was just one of many choices.




Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2009 11:46 am
 

So if you had to pick a pair........

Well Poetz I am going to say Jim Brown but his numbers nor any other running back matches numbers with Smith's first four for TD's or yardage and Only Rice has more TD's.



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2009 10:52 am
 

So if you had to pick a pair........

Running Back combo (4 years together)

FB:  338 carries for 1592 yards (4.71 YPC), 8 TDS, 95 receptions for 1080 yards (11.37 YPC) 10 TDs

RB:  1090 carries for 5849 yards (5.37 YPC), 49 TDs, 141 receptions for 1453 yards (10.30 YPC), 14 TDs

One NFL title, one runnerup (all in14-game seasons)  blows away Johnston and Smith.  See if you can guess who these two are.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2009 7:11 am
 

So if you had to pick a pair........

Now we are getting some diversity, lovin' it. Real fans with real thoughts. I am still looking for some backs and defense, not a pair of cornerbacks yet, I mean come on Neon and anyone he played with made a great DUO.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2009 11:20 pm
 

So if you had to pick a pair........

i would have to say andre reed at wr and the greatness of the long time great jim kelly at qb was a good combo.


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