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And I always thought the list started with Barry Sanders then Eric Dickerson at #2.
Dude is like a combo of both.
I would still take Barry, AP would be 3 behind Bo Jackson in their prime.
The list starts with Jim Brown. Period.
Jim Brown was great no doubt. He was bigger than most of his starting OLinemen and the defenses front 7. He was a man amount boys, literally.
I would take Barry Sanders over AD but it's definitely close. There's no right or wrong answer, IMO but what Sanders did behind an absolutely TERRIBLE OL and team with Detroit was incredible.
So give me Sanders but it's pretty damn close, preference really.
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
Walter Payton would laugh at this thread
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Yeah, Barry was special. I just can't believe there's someone that's half Barry and Half Dickerson. Dickerson was a RB God IMO.
Walter Payton was poor mans Frigerator Perry.
I'd describe AP basically the same (man amongst boys)
If he stays healthy he will go down as one of, if not the best to do it imo.
This is the most impressive season by a running back in the history of the league IMO.
Coming off an injury and in a pass first NFL? And to still rush for more than your QB threw while leading them to the playoffs? This is simply off the charts.
Meh, different styles. Hard to compare. May need to list the best RBs of all time 1A, 1 B, 1C..........there is no true #1, 2, or 3. You could make an argument for 3 or 4 guys as the best.
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Dickerson holds the rushing record but Jim Brown actually had more yards per game in his 1800+ yard season when they only played 14 games.
I would say Barry Sanders and Jim Brown are the GOAT RBs. Barry deserves the credit for playing behind that terrible OL
I would Say what Adrian Peterson did this year, coming off that injury does make this the single greatest season by a RB.
Calvin Johnson might hold the yards record but this year was hardly the GOAT WR season, especially since he had 5 TDs and his QB shattered the all time attempts record
OJ > AP
OJ should be in the discussion. People seem to think of him as a criminal and forget how good he was at football
AP is a straight ahead runner not slasher...
He was the first back to top 2,000 yards, and did it in 14 games.
Gale Sayers is another that should be in the discussion.
Barry is the GOAT IMO.
Peterson is a beast though.
"Just gotta keep balling out"
No argument from me. His RB skills are easily top three all time.
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That's not a reasonable argument? OJ had over 2,000 yards and did it in 2 less games.
This^, and Barry Sanders agrees. He always said JB was the best
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