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Topic: 100 RBs who had lots of carries and didn't stink

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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #378 on: April 08, 2020, 10:54:26 PM »
So far I'm seeing too many guys ahead of Barkley & Fournette that IMO that would be flattered to back them up
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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #379 on: April 08, 2020, 10:56:05 PM »
Jim Brown.  Wow.

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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #380 on: April 08, 2020, 11:00:33 PM »
So far I'm seeing too many guys ahead of Barkley & Fournette that IMO that would be flattered to back them up
They couldn't back them up, they're too busy being on the field, running the ball, being more productive.
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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #381 on: April 09, 2020, 03:19:42 PM »
that's a simple question?

any of the top 5 backs should REALLY help your cause here

but, If I'm playing Bama I'd pick a larger back to go against those NFL sized D-linemen and LBs

Earl Campbell, Bo Jackson, Herchel, Jim Brown,
man, i'd go with one that can catch out of the backfield. bama can and has/does stuff elite big rb's as well as shifty ones. but we still struggle covering one that dynamic out of the backfield. take the lsu rb form this year. of course, he had an all around great game, but his biggest impact was catching out of the backfield. 9 catches, 77 yds and a td. and several were drive saving catches.

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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #382 on: April 09, 2020, 09:10:06 PM »
80. Joe Washington, Oklahoma (1972-1975)
Four-year contributor, but never had 200+ carries in a season for OU's option offense.  Very quick and fast, he averaged over 6 ypc for his career, receiving those option pitches.  He had 2 seasons of nearly 7 ypc.  OU won the NC his final 2 seasons. 
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79. James Gray, Texas Tech (1986-1989)
No idea who this guy is.  Was the SWC's big-time RB for 1989 - his only high-volume season.  Had 900+ yards 3 times, and 41 TDs his final 3 years, but he's on the list here because he was a 4-year contributor.  Small guy who took that toss sweep and had fun on the fake turf.
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78. James White, Wisconsin (2010-2013)
Same yards and TDs as Gray, but did it in fewer carries.  Had to split time all 4 years in Madison, with fellow elite RBs.  Not as big as Clay, not as fast as Gordon, didn't have the peak of Ball, but averaging 6 ypc for a career is special, no matter what. 
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77. Dalton Hilliard, LSU (1982-1985)
All of the guys in this span had about 4,000 career rushing yards and 45ish TDs.  Hilliard also had 120 career catches, which is a lot for a RB.  He had at least 700+ yards every year, and scored 10+ TDs in 3 of his 4 seasons.  Hilliard is still LSU's 2nd-leading rusher, all-time. 
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76. Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma (2004-2006)
Finished 2nd for the Heisman in his FR season.  Although good, he never repeated that performance.  He still ran for 1,000 yard all 3 seasons, despite nagging injuries.  Also had double-digit TDs in all three seasons as well.  Tall and fast, he wasn't a receiving threat.  He's down the list because he left early and only played in 7 games his JR season. 
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75. Warrick Dunn, Florida State (1993-1996)
Had three 1,000-yard seasons and ELITE yards per carry averages (6.9 for career).  Also had 132 receptions out of the backfield.  Small and shifty, he had 25 rushing TDs his final 2 seasons. 
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74. Laurence Maroney, Minnesota (2003-2005)
Very consistent career, with 1,100-1,400 yards each season and 10+ TDs.  Shared carries with Barber.  Only averaged 220 carries per year, but at 6 yards a pop. 
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73. Zach Moss, Utah (2016-2019)
Great 3 years of 4 year career.  1,000+ yards and 10+ TDs in those last 3 seasons.  Good receiver out of the backfield for 2 seasons, but not at all in the other 2.  Stocky, but quick. 
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72. Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State (2013-2015)
Had 2 massive seasons of 1,800+ yards, averaging 20 TDs.  His 6.7 ypc for a career is ELITE.  His 3-straight 200+ yd games to close out the 2014 NC season will always be legendary. 
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71. Christian McCaffrey, Stanford (2014-2016)
Runner-up for the Heisman in a remarkable 2015 season, with 2,000 rushing yards AND 45 catches. He also had 1,000 yards in kickoff returns in 2015, scoring a TD on both kick and punt returns. Ran for 3,600 yards his last 2 years, but only had 21 career TDs.  Basically fit 4 good years into 2 monster seasons.
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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #383 on: April 09, 2020, 09:36:50 PM »
Warrick Dunn was so elfin good. 

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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #384 on: April 09, 2020, 11:12:53 PM »
Gray, White, and Moss weren't
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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #385 on: April 10, 2020, 02:14:52 PM »
Gray, White, and Moss weren't
White's long NFL career begs to differ. I know we're not supposed to consider that around here, and ding him for being a third-down back all you want; he's survived in the League a lot longer than most of the guys on this list.

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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #386 on: April 10, 2020, 02:21:03 PM »
U RAH RAH! WIS CON SIN!

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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #387 on: April 10, 2020, 02:27:04 PM »
when he goes for 75 on a broken play vs a good defense, let me know

heck, Sexy Rexy Burkhead has an NFL career still going and he's not good

was on the same team as White

not really such a knock on White, I just don't agree that some other fine backs should be lower on the list
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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #388 on: April 10, 2020, 02:28:37 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGTLokMyP_I


White didn't have to break a tackle on that play but he was touched twice

I don't think any Badger defenders got a hand on Martinez while he zigzagged for 75 on a broken play
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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #389 on: April 10, 2020, 03:43:00 PM »
when he goes for 75 on a broken play vs a good defense, let me know

heck, Sexy Rexy Burkhead has an NFL career still going and he's not good

was on the same team as White

not really such a knock on White, I just don't agree that some other fine backs should be lower on the list
Just ranking their careers, not their draft spot or 40 time, we're not selling jeans here.
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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #390 on: April 10, 2020, 07:26:26 PM »
well, that's different than the title

Best career at running back is much different that top RB of all-time

imo
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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #391 on: April 10, 2020, 08:36:47 PM »
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