Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1392 times:
Jim Brown. He rushed for over 12,000 yards in 9 season, all of 12 and 14 game schedules; he was a Jamal Lewis-type back, with speed and power, only faster and bigger, 40 years before Lewis; he had a combinatioin of speed and size that hasn't been equaled since. He let his ego get in the way of playing for 15 years, and he didn't have 16 game seasons against watered-down competition. His numbers would have been staggering had he played longer, and in longer seasons. I've watched film of every runner I can think of, and, to this day, I think Browns was the not only the best RB, but the best football player I've ever watched.
Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (10 years 22 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
Boy, that's a tough one. I agree with the pick for Jim Brown. But pound for pound, I have to say Barry Sanders is up there as well. There is more to the game than number totals. (most yards, TD's, etc) The things I saw Barry do was mind boggling.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 20 hours ago) and read 1368 times:
Dieon Sanders. ROTFLMAO!!! He wouldn't even crack the top 100 all time. He was so over-rated that it wasn't funny. He was decent at coverage; a great kick returner, but he was afraid of contact, and therefore gave up as many big plays as he stopped.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (10 years 19 hours ago) and read 1365 times:
He was versatile, but one of the best EVER? ROTFLMAO. Like I said, I doubt he makes the Top 100 players of all time. Being just above average at some of the stuff you're versatile at doesn't qualify one as being the greatest player ever.
And I don't mean to laugh at you, per se, but I can probably find, off the top of my head, 100 players better than Neon Dieon.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 19 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
In fact, I'll name you 100 right now, that are better Deion (in no real particular order, just as they pop into my mind).
1. Jim Brown 2. Otto Graham 3. Marion Motley 4. Leroy Kelly 5. Dick Butkus 6. Ray Nitczhke 7. Forrest Gregg 8. Bart Starr 9. Paul Horning 10. Bob Lilly 11. Roger Staubach 12. Joe Montana 13. Chuck Bednarik 14. Sammy Baugh 15. Joe Nameth 16. John Henry Johnson 17. Sam Huff 18. Frank Gifford 19. Johnny Unitas 20. John Mackey 21. Ozzie Newsom 22. Kellen Winslow 23. Dan Fouts 24. Terry Bradshaw 25. Joe Green 26. Jack Lambert 27. Mel Blount 28. Mike Webster 29. Franco Harris 30. L.C. Greenwood 31. Lynn Swann 32. John Stallworth 33. Ray Lewis 34. Lawrence Taylor 35. Mike Singeltary 36. Jerry Rice 37. Lance Alworth 38. Fred Belitnikoff 39. Lou Groza 40. George Blanda 41. Deacon Jones 42. Merlin Olson 43. Alan Page 44. Anthony Munoz 45. Dwight Stephenson 46. Paul Warfield 47. Larry Csonka 48. Barry Sanders 49. Gayle Sayers 50. Earl Campbell 51. Dan Fouts 52. Night Train Lane 53. Gino Marchetti 54. Eric Dickerson 55. Issac Bruce 56. Randy White 57. Tony Dorsett 58. Dan Marino 59. Emmit Smith 60. Jim Kelly 61. Charlie Joyner 62. Ronnie Lott 63. OJ Simpson 64. Rod Woodson 65. Brett Favre 2. Larry Wilson 66. Fran Tarkenton 67. Don Hutson 68. Marshall Faulke 69. Bronco Nagurski 70. Sid Luckman. 71. Raymond Berry 72. Jack Ham 73. Troy Aikman 74. Steve Largent 75. John Hannah 76. Mike Haynes 77. Elroy Hirsch
Ok, I've been thinking for this for 20 minutes, and that's the list I can come up with so far. Anyone else is welcome to add to it.
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 23, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1291 times:
My choice would have to go to Dan Marino, here's some of the records he holds:
Most Career Passing Attempts: 8,358
Most Career Completions: 4,967
Most Career Passing Yards: 61,361
Most Career Touchdown Passes: 420
Most Passing Yards, Season: 5,084
Most 400-yard passing games, career: 13
Most 300-yard passing games, career: 63
Most Touchdown Passes, season: 48, 44
Most games, four or more touchdown passes, career: 21
etc. etc., the list goes on and on. If you want to see these records, go here:
Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1287 times:
^5 on Marino. I am a die hard Dolphins fan, but I have to be a bit of a traitor. I think Marino is a very, very strong number 2 on the quarterback list. If Montana hadn't had those famous "drives" I would overwhelmingly agree. But I have to tip my cap to Montana.
What were you smokin' when you made that list? I want some of that shit man!
25 Tbar220: Joe Montana is amazing, he is one of the best all time Super Bowl performers the league has seen. Some of the records he holds: (note, these are all s
26 Tbar220: Let's not forget that Joe Montana never lost a Super Bowl in which he played, winning an amazing four in his career, earning three MVP's at the same t
27 KROC: You all are missing the boat. The Greatest NFL Player was Chad Thomas. Unbelievable skills this guy had. It's too bad that he had bad knees (must be a