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settle a debate. Who's better? Walter Payton or Barry Sanders?
This post was edited by Rabid 23 months ago
I say Sweetness
I would go with Payton. Did everything that a teams asks for in a back. Hard nose runner, breakaway speed, great out of the backfield in routes, and was a ferocious blocker.
Sanders was a special talent, but had a ton of negative plays and was stopped all too often in big games. He wasn't great at 3rd and 1 either. He was probably the most entertaining back to watch though that I have ever seen.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BetterOff 23 months ago
You guys aren't helping my case (cept for rollbama)
I'm on Sanders' side.. His OLine was absolutely horrid and a lot of times he would make the opponent miss and turn it in to a big gain.. And he still averaged 5.0 yards per carry with that OLine which is amazing..
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Rabid 23 months ago
Go Blue and Go Titans!
Depends on the OL and the system you want to run.
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
Barry Sanders. Put that guy behind a respectable OL and he shatters every record in the books.
Peyton, no contest
Without self-knowledge there is no individuality
isn't that a bit extreme?
Sadly, the problems in Nebraska are in the coaching offices and the fans that sit in the seats and defend them.
Walter Payton. He is the greatest to ever walk on the field. He was fast, strong, agile, tough, and above all had more heart than anyone besides maybe Dick Butkus. His was the offense on his team(so that doesn't work in Sanders favor as much as people want).
He ran like a man possessed and its a shame he had to die so early.
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Sanders. He hung it up too soon.
You see that sign that says 'Rib Tips'??
4/6 people have spelled Walter Payton's name wrong.
Hey Trojans, LSU's 74 are better than your 75.
Including me. Nice catch.
Guilty as charged, In my defense, I did spell it right, until I saw the OP's spelling, then I thought I spelled it wrong. So copied the Op's spelling.
How is it not close?
How is it close? He was a more complete back, and people forget that Payton didn't exactly play behind a great line either. He played eleven years before having the luxury of running behind even a single pro-bowler. If this is based of stats alone then you would have to include a couple other backs who were probably even better...
Sure, Payton was more complete. But Barry was so good at his style of running, that makes up for his lack of whatever doesn't make him "complete" imo.
I understand what you're saying, and I respect your opinion but we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.
Wilbert Montgomery is the GOAT
Not guilty y'all got to feel me
I just don't get how you can say it isn't close. Stats do not lie. And Barry has better stats than Payton
He played on a crap team his whole career and would have made Emmit look pedestrian if he hadn't figured out football would make him a vegetable.
Barry Sanders is the greatest college RB that I've seen live and on television.
Walter Payton is the greatest NFL running back I've ever seen live and on television. Growing up a Viking fan, no single player worried me as a fan that Walter Payton.
I'd have to go with Payton.
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