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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: May 3, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2008 9:58 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Needs barry sanders and the QB should be hands down Terry Bradshaw


 but what i dont get is why sanders retired at  the top of his prime???

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2008 9:38 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Hello all, First off...Wow, wasn't expecting to work this hard today. I guess getting the lead in page really draws the people. That being said welcome to all the newcomers, but try not to complain about previous choices especially when you didn't vote.

Second I forget who asked as it was about 7 pages ago and I have been tabulating votes....But yeah I am a Boone County Rebel. Ok now on to the results.....

Results As Of 5/18/08: Barry Sanders- 49, Walter Payton- 31, Earl Cambell- 5, Emmit Smith- 4, Jim Thorpe- 1, Terrel Davis- 1, Mark Van Eghen- 1, LaDanian Tomlinson- 1, Marshall Faulk- 1, Franco Harris- 1, Gale Sayers- 1, Bo Jackson- 1, Red Grange- 1, Eric Dickerson- 1.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2008 9:17 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

my vote is for barry sanders as well. my football knowledge doesn't go too far back into the history of the game, but in my lifetime he is by far the best

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 8:46 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Barry Sanders

The All-Time Rushing Title would belong to Sanders had he run behind an offensive line compared to Emmits Cowboys.That record would be un-touchable.

Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2008 7:16 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

RB Walter Payton



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2008 1:25 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

barry sanders

Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 1:14 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

BARRY SANDERS....!!!      As a Vikings fan, I remember just being in awe of his amazing talent...   He made it tough to hate the Lions...   The most electrifying & the biggest difference maker in NFL history...    I way he just walked away from the game w/ soooooo much left to still give, you just have to admire him even more....   Record books be damned, Barry was a true stud...   Imagine trying to sleep at night (Emmit Smith) knowing the only reason you are the NFL's all time leading rusher, is because a better man LET you have it....

Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2008 12:39 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

I agree with almost everything here, except the ode to Terrell Davis.  Davis was good, but I think he was more a product of the system than a great back himself.  If Rueben Droughns can run for the same amount of yds as an average TD year, its GOTTA be that zone blocking system. 

That being said, since Jim Brown is looked at here as a fullback (which I think is BS....he's a feature back and should be the best RB of all time), then Payton has to be next best.  Best blocking tailback ever!  NO back was ever better at picking up the blitz.  Probably the best receiving back of all time as well.  Tough when he needed to be.  Rarely stopped behind the line as Sanders was.  And that patented Payton leap at the goal line made him the toughest back ever to stop at the goal line.

Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2008 12:03 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Barry Sanders

That guy was unbelievable to watch!  He is one of the reasons that I started watching football.  My second vote would go to Walter Payton, but Barry Sanders gets my nomination. 

What he could have accomplished with only a few more years.

Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2008 12:01 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A RB

Barry Sanders, do I really need to explain.

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