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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

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Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 10:55 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Fan, your observations about Hornung are right on. He was a tremendous player and along with Jim Taylor made those Packer teams in the early 60's something special to watch. Those two guys, "Thunder & Lightning" were dominant. Like a lot of players mentioned over the weeks on this blog --- injury cut his career short. If I recall he had a  neck injury in 1965  or 66 that forced him to retire. Anyway, good post Fan, I've got a pitcher of the same Kool-Aid over here!

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 9:57 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

I can't believe we're down to the second last week! Think i might actually cry when this blog is over! Anyway enough of the mushy crap here's my top 5 of all time:

I appreciate all the kind words and don't worry I have about at least 7 more weeks of stuff we will vote on for this. I do have to apologize however because as much as I love this blog and its supporters I am now addicted to a fantasy fantasy football sight that I am sure all of you have been pissed about spammers for and I don't blame you. However I know all you regular contributors are as passionate about football as I am so I honestly think you would like this site as much as me. I am going to give the link now:

if you sign up search for user name trentw and drop me a message, I just bought a team so there is a chance you could play for The Greatest (fantasy fantasy) Of All Time Team.

Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 9:48 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

1.  Barry Sanders

2.  Walter Payton

3.  Ladanian Tomlinson

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 9:39 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

The pick MUST BE: Walter Payton

The King's pretty much on the money with his list, though OJ may be a bit high.  Walter played so many years on awful teams with Vince Evans as a QB and absolutely NO line. 

Seriously, watching Barry Sanders was like watching a one run wonder.  He would consistently lose yards down after down, then break one big run in a game because of his elusiveness.  I had to watch this waaaaay too many times down in Tampa.

Emmitt Smith is the opposite of Walter.  He leaned forward consistently for a couple of yards and couldn't help but break the record because so much attention was diverted by Irvin, Aikman, Novacek, etc...

Hands down...It's Walter's spot.

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 9:26 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

I'm going to explain my criteria for my pick. The blog is named The Greatest TEAM of All Time. If we are thinking in a "team" concept, the RB pick has to complement the FB choice. I'm not going to dis' anybody's choices because everyone of them is good enough to be correct standing on their own merits. Jim Brown's choice as FB gives the team a power runner who wants a lot of touches to wear the defense down. He also is a breakaway threat once past the line of scrimmage and would have probably been my pick for RB. So if he's going to fet the lion's share of handoffs, especially on short third downs, this team needs a RB who excels at other skills. JB sure isn't gonna block for the half back and he's not going to give up his carries. This team needs a back who can play multiple positions, is as effective as a decoy as he is with the ball, and is going to spend time getting around the corners. I'm going over to "the Dark Side" with Bong(check out his RB blog. It's EXCELLENT!!) Marshall Faulk is my choice as the best back to complement JB. Faulk can line up in the slot, motion out to WR, get around the corner with his speed, break long runs off trap plays when he runs inside, and most importantly IMHO, he can catch that check down pass or hot read and destroy defenses with this lineup. LT , Roger Craig, Dorsett, would all be great fits for the same reasons. LT is still active, so I'm only voting for past players. If Mike Alstott were the FB, and he should deserve consideration if this is a modern style offense, then Sweetness, Dickerson, Sayers  and Sanders all move way up towards #1.


Most overlooked pick - Paul Hourning
  I'm going homer here as my family went to church with his family.  Most people never really saw him play. He lost a PRIME year of  PT when suspended for gambling(check the Pack's record that year vs the previous and following year to see what an impact player he was.)  Still the only player to win the Heisman while playing on a losing team. Great field goal kicker, great runner, great halfback option passer, great, great mudder, great partyer, Lombardi's favorite player. What else do you want? Best  years were preTV, especially the years he set scoring  records that stood for years.  I'm interested if everybody thinks I'm drinking the Kool-Aid again or think this is a reasonable argument.

Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 8:53 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

My choices in order are:

  1. Barry Sanders
  2. Walter Payton
  3. O.J. Simpson
  4. L.T.
  5. Roger Craig

Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 7:59 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

I can't believe we're down to the second last week! Think i might actually cry when this blog is over! Anyway enough of the mushy crap here's my top 5 of all time:

1. Barry Sanders
2. Walter Payton
3. LT
4 Marshall Faulk
5. Earl Campbell

and i've just got to mention Eddie George in here somewhere! He's my favourite player of all time and i was going to vote for him but it seemed like a waste. Wish the titans had let him finish his career there

Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 7:49 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Gotta go with the man who carried to football like a loaf of bread.
Walter Payton!
He would sacrifice his body landing on his head for a touchdown.
Sweetness is the man.

Barry was really good but didn't have a full career. "Greatest of all-time" status is not based on what someone could have done, but what they did. We will never know if Barry was the greatest ever.
He was one of the most exciting players though.

LT is the same way, he hasn't had a full career, but he may well be the greatest when he retires.

Everyone 5 DKM for this tremendous blog!!!

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 7:11 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

We are able to watch him on a weekly basis. LT. Look at his stats and much more to go. The kid is phenomenal and has to be mentioned as one of the best ever. Anyhow he gets my vote. If Jimmy Brown were listed as an RB I would go with him for power, speed, etc. I think we sometimes forget we could be watching the best ever and never realize it.

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 7:11 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB


I agree, it's a close one between Sanders and Payton, but even Sanders was humbled by even being compared to Walter Payton. 

I have never been a bears fan, but I loved watching Sweetness play.  I've never seen anything like it, and don't know if we ever will again.

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