Best all-time roster: RBs

Best all-time roster: RBs

Postby racepug » Thu May 06, 2021 8:03 pm

No question about this one, for me - "Da Bears" take the honors for "Best all-time roster" for RBs. Any others up for consideration?
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Re: Best all-time roster: RBs

Postby RichardBak » Thu May 06, 2021 9:28 pm

Packers. I'll let someone else provide the list.
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Re: Best all-time roster: RBs

Postby JuggernautJ » Thu May 06, 2021 10:27 pm

This (these) are a fun exercise but the arguments are going to be mostly opinion.

Are we talking "starting two" (or three) or number of great players over the life of a franchise?

I'll mention a few personal favorites:
The 49ers "million dollar backfield" had 3 hall of fame running backs in the same backfield at the same time... not a bad starting combo...

One could think of older franchises who had more HoF backs but for a starting duo I would be hard pressed to find better than Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly for the Browns (plus Bobby Mitchell and Marion Motley).

I think all of the older franchises are going to be able to stake some claim to most of these "Best All-Time" threads... it is going to be a "pick your flavor" kind of topic... but that's fine, it should be fun!
(More controversial might be which franchise has no claim...)
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Re: Best all-time roster: RBs

Postby racepug » Thu May 06, 2021 11:34 pm

JuggernautJ wrote:Are we talking "starting two" (or three) or number of great players over the life of a franchise?
However many players in a given unit that you think deserve consideration for "Greatest of All Time" status. For instance, you may believe that the Lions have 5 or 6 or 7 running backs from their all-time roster who have a legitimate case at being considered "great" from a league-wide perspective while you may believe that the, say, Seahawks have no more than one or two RBs who merit that kind of consideration.

JuggernautJ wrote:I think all of the older franchises are going to be able to stake some claim to most of these "Best All-Time" threads
Yeah, that's one area where the older franchises in the league will probably have an advantage (though not in every case).

JuggernautJ wrote:This (these) are a fun exercise but the arguments are going to be mostly opinion. . . it is going to be a "pick your flavor" kind of topic... but that's fine, it should be fun!
That's what I'm hoping!
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Re: Best all-time roster: RBs

Postby Eagles One » Thu May 06, 2021 11:38 pm

Dallas, I got Perkins, Dorsett, Smith and Elliott
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Re: Best all-time roster: RBs

Postby Brian wolf » Fri May 07, 2021 1:43 am

Murray, Garrison and Hill were good for Dallas as well, Walker and Thomas left too soon ...
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Re: Best all-time roster: RBs

Postby Brian wolf » Fri May 07, 2021 3:00 am

Would take the Browns over the Bears ... Bears had Nagurski, Casares, Sayers, Payton and Forte but Browns had Motley, Brown, Kelly, Greg Pruitt, Mike Pruitt, Byner
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Re: Best all-time roster: RBs

Postby Brian wolf » Fri May 07, 2021 3:01 am

Mitchell and Green as well ...
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Re: Best all-time roster: RBs

Postby Brian wolf » Fri May 07, 2021 3:09 am

Bills backs ... Gilchrist, Simpson, Cribbs, Thomas, McGahee, McCoy, Jackson, Lynch, Henry ...
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Re: Best all-time roster: RBs

Postby ChrisBabcock » Fri May 07, 2021 1:13 pm

I'd go with Bears first without question. 2nd and 3rd would be a coin flip between Cowboys and Oilers/Titans. (Campbell/George/Henry). 4th and 5th a coin flip between Bills and Rams. (McCutcheon/Dickerson/Faulk/Jackson)
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