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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: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:35 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

My pick is Barry Sanders.

Not only was he a great running back but also the most exciting.  He would make completely unbelieveable runs.

Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:31 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

I agree that if Barry Sanders would have played, he would have broken all the records.  Can you imagine what he would have done if he had been a a good team? 

My vote is for Barry Sanders.

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:25 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

My vote goes for #34, Walter Payton.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:09 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

There is a pretty long list of "Great" RBs.  Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, Franco Harris, Eric Dickerson, John Riggins, Marcus Allen, Gale Sayers, Earl Campbell, Tony Dorsett, Paul Hornung, Thurman Thomas, and the list goes on.  Having listed those names, none of them are my picks.

Walter Payton gets the nod.  He was the best I ever saw play.  Like Barry Sanders, he accomplished unbeleivable things while playing for pretty bad football teams (with the exception of the 1985 Bears.)  He had great field vision, speed and power which was critical in that he had no offensive line to speak of, through much of his career.

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:54 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Walter Payton

I want to say Terrell Davis but he didnt play long enough so I can't.

Here is where I criticize Barry Sanders. If I had to pay money to watch a great running back I would chose Barry. He was incredible. Balance, speed. BUT if I was building a team I would not chose him. His running style was not effective. He would lose yards on a lot of carries which puts your offense in a hole. Handing the ball to Barry was like throwing on every play, you stood as much chance of losing yardage as going all the way. Give me the back that makes 3 yards every time and puts me in 3rd and short. Barry put to much pressure on the QB to convert long third down plays.

Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:54 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

By the way....I look forward to this blog every friday! Nothing better than football and nothing better than discussing all time greats and reminiscing(however you spell it) about the amazing moves barry sanders puts on his opponents. Watch highlights and expect chills!!

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:48 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Keeping it all Post '60's

  1. Barry Sanders
  2. Walter Payton
  3. Earl Campbell
  4. Eric Dickerson
  5. John Riggins

Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:43 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

YES!!! Barry Sanders  hands down. Man I loved to watch him run

My number 2 would be Walter Peyton...Emmit had an Offensive Line his entire career.

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:42 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

I agree, Sanders is the best ever.  No one ever did more with less than Barry.  I remember watching him flip over the Bears line, land on his feet, and run to the end zone.  The man was sick.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:39 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Barry Sanders is the choice here, I will be very disapointed in you all if he has to go in as a "my choice". If he had played as many years as Emmit he would have 20,000 yards. Oh how he pist me off when he left!!

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