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Ness 07-05-2012 10:26 PM

If you could have one halfback from NFL lore as a rookie who is it?
 
Sweetness. Easy choice for me.

phlysac 07-05-2012 10:36 PM


WCH 07-05-2012 10:51 PM

Bo Jackson, if he would make a full-time commitment to football.

Edit: I don't even care about his hip condition. I'd take Bo for three years over anybody else.

Brent 07-05-2012 11:09 PM

Bo Jackson, if he never had the hip injury.


Ness 07-05-2012 11:16 PM

I forgot about Bo Jackson. That would be a good pick. I also like Marshall Faulk.

FUNBUNCHER 07-05-2012 11:56 PM

I can't diss any of the great RBs of yesteryear, nearly all would be still be stars in today's game. Payton, Brown, Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders, OJ, etc.
But Eric Dickerson needs more love!!! Damn he was beast.


Vox Populi 07-06-2012 01:13 AM

Eric Dickerson was the best right away so I'd go with him too.

freebirdsrams02 07-06-2012 01:17 AM

Dickerson or Faulk

Brothgar 07-06-2012 01:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phlysac (Post 3050030)

DING DING DING we have a winner!

Halsey 07-06-2012 02:41 AM

Herschel had 2300 yards from scrimmage as a rookie.

descendency 07-06-2012 02:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phlysac (Post 3050030)

Barry Sanders behind a good ZBS OL... It would be LOLDEFENSE.

phlysac 07-06-2012 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by descendency (Post 3050233)
Barry Sanders behind a good ZBS OL... It would be LOLDEFENSE.

Not Barry Sanders

:(

WCH 07-06-2012 08:51 AM

I think that's the man who jumped off the back of one defender to kick another defender in the head:


Razor 07-06-2012 08:51 AM

When I saw the title of this thread I immediately thought about Dickerson, but Bo Jackson was an animal. I would actually also take Adrian Peterson.

bigbluedefense 07-06-2012 10:20 AM

I can't believe I'm the first person to mention the greatest RB in NFL history, Jim Brown.

tjsunstein 07-06-2012 10:37 AM

Jim Brown then Bo Jackson second.

fear the elf 07-06-2012 01:05 PM

Gale Sayers was pretty impressive in the highlights I've seen. He would be high on my list.

FUNBUNCHER 07-06-2012 01:43 PM

What rookie RB from the past.
Was Bo Jackson killing it his first season?? I don't know.

Off the top, I think Dickerson/Barry Sanders/Tony Dorsett are best oldskool RBs who had great rookie seasons.

Most of these great RBs weren't 'great' as rookies.

Ghost of Juice 07-06-2012 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FUNBUNCHER (Post 3050661)
What rookie RB from the past.
Was Bo Jackson killing it his first season?? I don't know.

Off the top, I think Dickerson/Barry Sanders/Tony Dorsett are best oldskool RBs who had great rookie seasons.

Most of these great RBs weren't 'great' as rookies.

Gale Sayers rookie year was probably his best.

Ness 07-06-2012 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FUNBUNCHER (Post 3050661)
What rookie RB from the past.
Was Bo Jackson killing it his first season?? I don't know.

Off the top, I think Dickerson/Barry Sanders/Tony Dorsett are best oldskool RBs who had great rookie seasons.

Most of these great RBs weren't 'great' as rookies.

Perhaps I should have been more clear. I meant having one of the greatest halfbacks of all time as a rookie to grow on your team for years to come. If you had Barry Sanders you'd want him as a rookie for your team right?

killxswitch 07-06-2012 02:59 PM

People forget what a monster Edgerrin James was as a rookie.

FUNBUNCHER 07-06-2012 03:27 PM

I think I could build an offensive monster with Dickerson, Riggins, Payton or Barry Sanders in my team's backfield.

Ghost of Juice 07-06-2012 03:39 PM

Don't forget about O.J. Simpson. He was murderously good.

K Train 07-06-2012 03:45 PM

earl campbell, jamal lewis, marshawn lynch, fred taylor, clinton portis, marcus allen, cadillac williams and eddie george were beast rookies too...thinking outside the box a bit

The Alex 07-06-2012 04:05 PM

Bo Jackson, as long as he doesn't play pro baseball. Bo focused on football in a 16 game season would just be unreal.


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