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

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bayareabadger

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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #392 on: April 10, 2020, 08:50:01 PM »
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YOU GOT ME TO CLICK ON THIS LIST WITH THE POSSIBILITY IT MIGHT BE A LIST THAT AT SOME POINT WOULD PISS ME OFF WITH ITS ORDER!!!

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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #393 on: April 10, 2020, 08:51:39 PM »
so, you think I wouldn't show up and contribute if the title was, "Best career at running back"?

heck, with proper definitions, my list and yours would be much closer
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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #394 on: April 10, 2020, 09:10:58 PM »
70. Robert Holcombe, Illinois (1994-1997)
Not sure what to say about him - three 1,000 yard seasons, not many TDs, relative to his yardage.  Led the country in offensive touches in 1997.  High-volume, productive guy.
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69. Rodney Smith, Minnesota (2014-2019)
Yes, technically, he played for 6 years, getting in 1 game in 2014.  Three very productive years, with 2016 being his best, with 16 TDs.  Never had 1,200 yards in a season, but wound up with over 4,100 career yards.  I don't remember him at all.
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68. Lamont Jordan, Maryland (1997-2000)
Had three productive years plus his one big year, in 1999.  1,600 yards and 16 TDs.  He was good, shifty, but not small.  Here's a case of the team losing a good player and assuming the position would be a weakness the following year - I think the next year in '01, Maryland's RB was Perry (1) and he was good.  So while Jordan was good, he was replaceable.  And 2001 was the year the Terps made it to the Orange Bowl, so it stinks Jordan missed that.
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67. Anthony Thomas, Michigan (1997-2000)
An exact contemporary of Jordan, Thomas was one of those guys who seemed like he played forever.  I remember him as one of those RBs who was 215 lbs or so, but ran like he was 240.  He wasn't very fast, yet he returned kickoffs his first 3 years.  Did have a nose for the end zone, with 49 rushing TDs.  I'd describe him as workmanlike.  
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66. Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt (2014-2017)
Tough, shifty runner who was Vandy's whole offense.  Played on bad teams with a defensive-minded HC that had bad offenses.  SEC defenses knew Webb was their only hope, and he was still effective.  
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65. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State (2007-2010)
Finally, we get to the Cowboy RB everyone is clamoring for!  Ha!  Hunter had two 1,500 yard/16 TD seasons, playing on some great offensive teams.  He missed the Cowpokes' special 2011 seasons, though.  He had an injury-filled JR season, otherwise, he'd be further up the list.  I remember him slashing through the line on draw plays, as defenses were geared to stop the passing game.  He was fast, though.  
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64. Zach Line, SMU (2009-2012)
This guy was unique.  A big, burly FB who came out of nowhere and ran wild for 1,500 yds for the Mustangs, averaging 6 ypc.  He then had two more seasons of 1,200 yards each, and a combined 30 TD.  Fun fact:  he had 75 career catches - none for TDs.  
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63. Amos Zereoue, West Virginia (1996-1998)
The lesser of the two Amos' on our list, he ran for 1,000+ yards all 3 of his seasons.  He was very fast.  Biggest year was '97, with nearly 1,600 yards and 18 TD.  
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62. Allen Pinkett, Notre Dame (1982-1985)
High-volume guy, with three 1,100+ yard seasons and caught a fair number of balls.  Left as ND's all-time leading rusher, and is still it's all-time leader in rushing TD, overall TD, and yards from scrimmage.  His Irish teams weren't especially good in the Faust era, but Pinkett found the endzone plenty and plugged away.  
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61. Tico Duckett, Michigan State (1989-1992)
Basically the same career as Pinkett, with ~500 yards as a FR, then taking over the last 3 years of his career.  But wow, Duckett was allergic to the endzone, with only 26 career rushing TDs.  His best year was as a SO, with nearly 1,400 yds and 10 TDs.  I remember seeing him play when I was a kid and liking how he ran.  I want to say he was sort of like Anthony Thomas - ran tougher than his size would suggest.
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Re: Top 100 RBs of All-Time
« Reply #395 on: April 10, 2020, 09:11:38 PM »
YOU GOT ME TO CLICK ON THIS LIST WITH THE POSSIBILITY IT MIGHT BE A LIST THAT AT SOME POINT WOULD PISS ME OFF WITH ITS ORDER!!!
That, sir, is a certainty.  :72:
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Re: 100 RBs who had lots of carries and didn't stink
« Reply #396 on: April 10, 2020, 10:23:11 PM »
I'll take the guys in the 70s over the guys in the 60s

6 years for one guy???? and that gives him a better career than Adrian Peterson???
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Re: 100 RBs who had lots of carries and didn't stink
« Reply #398 on: April 11, 2020, 01:23:42 AM »
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,
Can't go wrong with any of those.  I'd go with Jim Brown.
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Re: 100 RBs who had lots of carries and didn't stink
« Reply #399 on: April 11, 2020, 01:27:27 AM »
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.
Better than some of the guys ahead of him, I think.


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Re: 100 RBs who had lots of carries and didn't stink
« Reply #400 on: April 11, 2020, 08:50:21 AM »
Lost 8 yards on that punt return.  That's what matters to me.  Fun video to watch, sure, but he made an incredible AND stupid play.  The entertainment aspect for us is great, but he cost his team some field position.
Hayes would've benched him for that.  Bo would have benched him.  Saban would've benched him.  If your highlight reel costs the team, you sit.
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Re: 100 RBs who had lots of carries and didn't stink
« Reply #401 on: April 11, 2020, 10:20:02 AM »
you're a stat guy

stats don't show the 20 runs that for a mortal back would have ended as no gain or a 2 yard loss that Lil Joe turned into a 6 yard gain or a 25 yard gain or a 44 yard TD

Hayes or Saban would have given their left testicle to have him.  They may have put him on the bench for a play or two after a questionable decision, but he would have been a starter.

ask any D-coordinator or strong safety if they would rather face Lil Joe or Allen Pinkett on Saturday afternoon and they would laugh at you.

1974 Heisman finished 3rd behind Griffin and Anthony Davis, better average than either of them

1975 Heisman finished 5th while only having 171 carries
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Re: 100 RBs who had lots of carries and didn't stink
« Reply #402 on: April 11, 2020, 03:03:51 PM »
Lost 8 yards on that punt return.  That's what matters to me.  Fun video to watch, sure, but he made an incredible AND stupid play.  The entertainment aspect for us is great, but he cost his team some field position.
Hayes would've benched him for that.  Bo would have benched him.  Saban would've benched him.  If your highlight reel costs the team, you sit.
Is that all you watched?  The first 33 seconds?
I am positive that Joe Washington had Barry Switzer's approval to do whatever he could on punt returns.  If he lost yardage in an attempt to break a big one, so be it.
That was because of all the fantastic things he did on the remaining 3 minutes of that video, the part that you seem not to have watched.
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