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DROB said:



Greatest running back of my time
werd...he is the reason I am and always will be a Detroit Lions fan...got into football when he was a rookie when I was about 7 and have been following them ever since. :cool: He was the MAN...too bad he retired!! :(
 

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BlueSubie02 said:
maybe of all time if he played longer.
agreed. If he played longer, he would've shattered every record in the book.
It's funny. His father introduced him as the 3rd best running back of all-time. (He earlier said that Jim Brown was the NO. 1 back)
I pretty much assume he means that Walter is no.2, although he went without mention.

As far as the 'show stopper' factor, I don't think we'll ever see another display of raw talent again. Thank you, Barry.
 

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Sanders = best evAr, numbers do not mean anything to me.

-joe
 

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Here's a number most people overlook. Barry leads the NFL in all-time negative yardage (1,114). Take that into account when looking at his career rushing statistics, it makes it all the more amazing.

And here's some RealPlayer clips that are pretty cool:

http://play.rbn.com/?url=nfl/nfl/open/2003/nflfilms/demand/s1995/presents/e10/arc_barry_sanders_tribute_300k.rm&proto=rtsp

http://play.rbn.com/?url=nfl/nfl/open/2003/nflfilms/demand/s1999/presents/e08/arc_sanders_backward_runs_300k.rm&proto=rtsp

http://play.rbn.com/?url=nfl/nfl/open/2003/nflfilms/demand/s1994/presents/e23/arc_barry_sanders_300k.rm&proto=rtsp
 

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the negative yardage thing is funny, but understandable. He had the worst O-Line in front of him, and instead of taking the play the way it was intended and getting stuffed, he would make chit up, it did not always work out, but instead of 4 2 yard runs, he would have 3 for minus 6, and one for 70.

-joe
 

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NJwrbT-WRX said:
the negative yardage thing is funny, but understandable. He had the worst O-Line in front of him, and instead of taking the play the way it was intended and getting stuffed, he would make chit up, it did not always work out, but instead of 4 2 yard runs, he would have 3 for minus 6, and one for 70.

-joe
I'm a Giants and a Colts fan, but I'd switch it to his game just to see HIM...because he was THAT exciting.
 

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^^^^Exactly.

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