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The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:37 pm

Ok, here is the deal, every Friday I will post a new Blog in which we will choose the greatest player ever at a certain position. Until the next position is posted CBS members may vote for who they think the greatest ever is, at the end of the voting I will calculate every ones votes and will add that player to The Greatest Team Ever. I hope lots of you participate because I think this could be fun. I will try to post a running tally in a comment every day.

18th Position- Running Back    Vote for the best Running Back of all time!! Please post your vote in a comment, if you wish to give some insight on your choice feel free to do so. Please start your post with the players name, and please make sure that you are naming someone who played the position being voted on for that week, as those are the only votes that will count..........So who is our Running Back?

Please remember to rate this blog entry, and all comments as I appear to be losing value points for doing this blog, I happen to believe a lot of you enjoy it however, so I will continue even though I may be a rookie by the time it is over!


QB -

RB -

FB-                     Jim Brown                          Cleveland Browns                    29 votes                 1021+ views

WR1-                 Jerry Rice                          San Francisco 49ers                72 votes                 1115+ views

WR2-                 Steve Largent                   Seattle Seahawks                     18 votes                 1115+ views
( Terrell Owens ) My Choice

TE-                     Shannon Sharpe              Denver Broncos                         13 votes                  1081+ views

LT-                     Anthony Munoz                 Cincinnati Bengals                     42 votes                1146+ views

LG-                     John Hannah                     New England Patriots                18 votes                1103+ views
( Steve Hutchenson ) My Choice              

C-                        Mike Webster                    Pittsburgh Steelers                   46 votes               4351+  views

RG-                     Bruce Matthews                Houston Oilers                            14 votes                1103+ views

RT-                     Forrest Gregg                     Green Bay Packers                      7 votes                1146+ views
( Walter Jones ) My Choice

K-                       Adam Vinatieri                  New England Patriots                  21 votes                1406+ views

P-                       Ray Guy                               Oakland Raiders                          34 votes                  1069+ views
( Sammy Baugh ) My Choice

PR-                     Devin Hester                      Chicago Bears                             26 votes                 1479+ views
( Brian Mitchell ) My Choice

KR-                     Gale Sayers                         Chicago Bears                            24 votes                 1479+ views

ST1-                   Steve Tasker                       Buffalo Bills                                 28 votes                  953+ views 

ST2-                    Bill Bates                              Dallas Cowboys                            7 votes                 953+ views

DE1-                    Reggie White                       Green Bay Packers                    45 votes                991+ views

DE2-                    Deacon Jones                    Los Angeles Rams                      33 votes                991+ views

DL1-                    Joe Greene                          Pittsburgh Steelers                    26 votes              1677+ views

DL2-                    Alan Page                             Minnesota Vikings                      16 votes              1677+ views
( Jerome Brown ) My Choice

OLB1-                Lawrence Taylor                  New York Giants                          50 votes              1129+ views

MLB-                  Dick Butkus                           Chicago Bears                              24 votes             1577+ views
( Jack Lambert ) My Choice

OLB2-                Jack Ham                               Pittsburgh Steelers                     13 votes              1129+ views
( Derrick Thomas ) My Choice

CB1-                   Darrell Green                        Washington Redskins                 23 votes               1073+ views

CB2-                   Deion Sanders                      Dallas Cowboys                            17 votes               1073+ views
( Dick Lane ) My Choice

FS-                       Ronnie Lott                            San Francisco 49ers                  37 votes               1064+ views

SS-                       Ken Houston                         Houston Oilers                             13 votes               1064+ views

Category: NFL

Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2008 9:53 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

The only reason Barry Sanders had a few bad games was because of the bad play of the offensive line, and the opposing defenses knew Barry was the only player they had to worry about. I think that just proves he is so dominant considering everyone knew what the Lions were going to do, Barry was unstoppable by far the best RB of all-time. So I give my vote to Barry Sanders as well. Barry had sick jukes that no one has ever been able to do, the guy was in a class of his own and for being undersized he took a lot of hits and rarely fumbled the ball, I believe he holds the record for most attempts without a fumble.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2008 9:53 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Results As Of 5/17/08: Barry Sanders- 25, Walter Payton- 18, Emmit Smith- 3, Earl Cambell- 1, Terrel Davis- 1, Marshall Faulk- 1, Jim Thorpe- 1, Mark Van Eghen- 1, LaDanian Tomlinson- 1, Franco Harris- 1.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2008 9:49 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

I have to go with Walter Payton!!!  Barry was a close 2nd.  The one thing Walter did better than Barry was finish a run by lowering his shoulder and dishing out the blow.  They both played for bad teams and still shined.  Love this best team ever not Bad for a Seahawk FAN.

LOL I was a Seahawk because I went to school with Shaun, now that he has been cut I am in between favorite teams at the moment, this one for now I guess.

Since: Jun 6, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2008 9:20 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Sorry to disappoint, Barry was the shining superstar for a pretty dormant franchise.  But I love physical football players, I just have to go with Earl Campbell.  This guy on a good team would just crush every record, just think how many TDs, yards, etc he would have gotten behind that line that Emitt ran behind.  Plus his qb was Dan Pastorini! (not that Detroit's Hipple or that tall goofy left handed dude were any good either).

The other thing about Barry was that he would have 19 yards rushing on 17 carries and then bang-gone 80 yards.  Great highlight stuff, but hard to sustain momentum and ball control that way.  I think Campbell could get 4 or 5 yards per carry and then bang go for 80 yards too.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2008 7:35 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

E Smith is way down the list(IMO)

How can you say that. Yes I know he played for a great team and yes he had a good offensive line, but part of being great is keeping it going for years. That he did as good as almost anyone. Emmitt played hurt ran with a seperated shoulder and never I reapeat never ran out of bounds. He always hits someone and tried to get the extra yard. To say he's the best I think would be wrong but to say he WAY down on the list is crazy.

I give the best nod to Barry Sanders just in front of Walter Payton.

Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2008 7:25 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

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Barry Sanders gets my vote, Paul Hornung also gets consideration, Walter Payton as well, Marshall Faulk should get more votes..a complete back

E Smith is way down the list(IMO)

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2008 7:14 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

DKM, pretty sweat you have the lead in with Pics on the community page, great blog!


Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2008 5:20 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Very tough choice for me, but its Barry Sanders. Just think what he could've accomplished with a better supporting cast.

Extreme honorable mention to Sweetness.

Great job DKM. Best blog on CBS.

Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2008 4:59 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Barry Sanders is certainly my choice as well, too bad he didn't continue.  At the rate he was packing on yards who knows how many he would have ended up with. 

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2008 4:19 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Yeah!, Barry is number 1, imagine if he did'nt retire so early, he would have all the running back records.

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