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General Sports Discussion => NFL Board => Topic started by: Sweet Feet on October 05, 2017, 09:06:14 pm

Title: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: Sweet Feet on October 05, 2017, 09:06:14 pm
Which ones are you taking?
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: lwillin on October 06, 2017, 08:09:56 am
Brown and Payton.
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: HiggiePiggy on October 06, 2017, 11:57:24 am
Barry Sanders all the way.  Greatest running back to ever play in my opinion. 
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: HiggiePiggy on October 06, 2017, 11:58:06 am
Need to toss up YouTube videos of each if there is any. 
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: Tai_Mai_Shu on October 06, 2017, 03:07:54 pm
As a Bears fan gotta go with Payton and Barry Sanders as my other pick. Dude was unreal.
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: bennyl08 on October 06, 2017, 03:56:49 pm
Need more info.

First, are they playing in today's NFL? Or, which two would I rather have relative to their own period in the NFL?

If it is to be in today's NFL, then a followup question. Are we transferring them directly like via a time machine, or are we going to have the grow up with modern nutrition and weightlifting, etc...?
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: HiggiePiggy on October 06, 2017, 05:20:04 pm
All I can say is that Emmitt Smith should be sending a thank you letter to Barry Sanders for retiring early. 

Oh yeah and screw the Detroit Lions. 
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: Deep Shoat on October 06, 2017, 05:25:59 pm
Brown and Sanders were the most talented RB's, maybe ever.

Walter and Emmitt mixed a lot of talent with a lot of hard work and a "never give up" attitude.

I voted for Walter and Emmitt.
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: FineAsSwine on October 06, 2017, 05:51:33 pm
Sanders and Brown.
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: RebHog on October 06, 2017, 06:36:32 pm
Nice topic! I had to vote for smith and sanders but damn flip a coin on all of em. Life long Dallas fan but I think Sanders is the best back of all time. If he and Smith swapped teams both would still have great careers but I don't think Smith could duplicate what Sanders did with that awful franchise/O line.
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: HiggiePiggy on October 06, 2017, 06:36:44 pm
Walter and Emmitt had great teams.  Not so much for Sanders
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: alohawg on October 11, 2017, 01:39:41 am
Tough, especially to pass on such a great Cowboy, but I had to go with Brown and Sanders on my fantasy team.
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: EastexHawg on October 11, 2017, 08:54:43 am
Jim Brown is the greatest football player who ever lived.  Jerry Rice is among the contenders for second place.

Brown was 6'2", weighed 232, and was tough as nails.  That was a real man running the football.  He could either run through you or outrun you.  He would be just as dominant today as he was back then. 

He also said one of the greatest and funniest lines I ever heard when he said he would come out of retirement at age 48 before he would let a sissy like Franco Harris break his all-time rushing record.  A guy as big as Franco who ran out of bounds to avoid contact wasn't worthy in Brown's opinion.  He was fine with Payton breaking it, but not Harris.
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on October 11, 2017, 01:37:24 pm
Jim Brown and Barry Sanders.  A legitimate thunder and lightning backfield.

As a footnote, while I wouldn't take Walter Payton as a RB over those two, I'd find someplace to put him.  With all due respect to Jim Brown and Jerry Rice, Walter Payton was probably the most complete football player to ever play the game.  Best blocker, receiver, punter and kicker the Bears had, and Ditka once said he would have been an all-pro strong safety if he'd had the guts to play Walter there.  Dude was just a football player, through and through.
Title: Re: Which 2 RBs would you rather take between Brown, Payton, Emmitt, or Sanders?
Post by: lwillin on October 11, 2017, 10:54:56 pm
Walter and Emmitt had great teams.  Not so much for Sanders
The Bears posted above .500 records in 6 of Paytonís 13 seasons, so they were great during the Super Bowl season and a few other years during that time frame. The rest of those seasons they were mediocre to just plain bad.