Who are your top 10 running backs in NFL history.

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  1. OCGSC

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    Sanders
    Payton
    OJ
    Terrell Davis
    AP
    Emmitt
    Faulk
    Tomlison
    Brown
    Bo - I question including him
     
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    Walter Peyton
    Jim Brown
    Barry Sanders
    LT
    Gale Sayers
    Priest Holms
    Eric Dickerson
    Eric Cambell
    Marshall Faulk
    Red Grange

    I think a lot of these dudes can be placed anywhere. Priest Holms needs love tho, he had 3 of the best seasons in NFL history.
     
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    Barry Sanders
    Walter Payton
    Jim Brown
    Emmitt Smith
    LaDanian Tomlinson
    OJ Simpson
    Marshall Faulk
    Gale Sayers
    Eric Dickerson
    Tony Dorsett
     
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    Emmitt Smith
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    Who the hell cares

    P.S. Your list sucks TS
     
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    No John Riggins.
     
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    LOL Emmitt you must be a Cowboys fan.
     
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    RB is such a hard position to judge because your success depends a lot on others.

    Did you have a good offensive line?
    Did you have a good passing game to keep the defense honest? But not so good that they pass all the time?
    Did you have a coach that preferred to run the ball?
    Did you have a good defense, which allowed you to run more in order to kill the clock?
    And more recently, do you have a coach that preferred to run with 1 guy, instead of keeping his star fresh by issuing a committee?

    With all those factors involved it's almost like you just need to judge RBs on their highlights. In which case I'd say Barry Sanders was the best.
     
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    Also, do you place more weight on performance over time? Or single season brilliance?

    Like someone above said, priest Holmes was great for 3 seasons. Jamal Anderson was great for a year. Shaun Alexander was great for what, a few years maybe? Chris Johnson was amazing for one year.

    Are those guys better than someone like Marcus Allen, or Frank Gore, who never had an amazing season but consistently performed well over a very long career?
     
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    The answer is Barry Sanders because his team was shit.
     
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    Barry Sanders (got to see him play in college in 1988) and then everyone else.
     
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    Yeah, no RB ever did as well with nothing around him. Emmitt has all the stats and rings, but I feel dirty putting him at #1 in the "best" conversation.
     
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    Bo


    Sanders
    Payton
    OJ
    Allen
    Faulk
    Tomlinson
    Dickinson
    Dorsett
    Petterson
     
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    If ever a thread should include video, it's this one.

    I'm disappointed.
     
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    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    1. Marshawn Lynch
    2-10. A bunch of cans

    Seriously

    Barry, widely
    Brown
    Payton
    Dickerson
    Murderer
    LT
    Faulk
    Smith
    Beatyourson
    Thomas
     
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    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Single greatest video in NFL history.
     
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    Man I loved watching Bo, that dude was an absolute freak of nature but no way hes a better RB than Barry.

    Barry

    Payton

    Emmitt
     
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    Marcus Allen probably needs a spot but a lot of these cats are interchangeable.
     
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