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ghorn 11-05-2010 11:29 AM

The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players (NFL Network)
 
They just finished the countdown the other day. Anyone watch any of the episodes? Some awesome footage. Surprised by any of the rankings?



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Spoiler (the results): http://top100.nfl.com/

jessief29812 11-05-2010 08:19 PM

jerry rice #1!!!!

I would also put barry sanders higher on the rankings.... #17? idk about that..

ThaHooch 11-06-2010 09:51 AM

Only two Skins and Darrel Green is at 75 :hmm:

JJR4884 11-06-2010 10:09 AM

not to open up this can... but brady only at 20? or 21 was it...

3 superbowl rings just to start, and peyton manning is at 8... dayummmm

Sponger 11-07-2010 12:19 AM

Ray Lewis # 18 = lol. Can't argue against anyone else in the top 25 though.

Adam@Euro-Spec 11-07-2010 02:50 PM

ray Lewis is ftw!

ghorn 11-08-2010 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by ThaHooch (Post 12434286)
Only two Skins and Darrel Green is at 75 :hmm:

No Riggo :(

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Originally Posted by JJR4884 (Post 12434305)
not to open up this can... but brady only at 20? or 21 was it...

3 superbowl rings just to start, and peyton manning is at 8... dayummmm

But if you were to start a team today and could pick from the two, who would you go with? I think the majority would go w/Peyton.

2000_328CI 11-08-2010 10:01 AM

Emmit Smith > Barry Sanders.

While Sanders was a phenomenal athlete and had unbelievable skill, you couldn't build a team around the guy. You could give him the ball and, on the same play, he COULD return 12 yards, 75 yards, or -15. His skill set lay outside of the norm and was only really valuable as a wild card running back. You really couldn't count on him to provide 4-6 yards up the middle over and over IN ADDITION TO the huge breakaway runs.

If looking at talent, I would put Sanders over Smith, but were I looking to build an all star team, I would put Smith above simply because of the consistent ability to provide SOMETHING. Sanders huge runs and amazing breakaways were amazing, but the risk reward all too often left fans :facepalm:

Only other addition is I would love to see the peak earnings of these guys (just in salary). I would imagine it's almost comical to stack the earnings of Brady to Sanders to Peyton, etc... Those guys playing in the 60s got the shaft.

ghorn 11-08-2010 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by 2000_328CI (Post 12440178)
Emmit Smith > Barry Sanders.

While Sanders was a phenomenal athlete and had unbelievable skill, you couldn't build a team around the guy. You could give him the ball and, on the same play, he COULD return 12 yards, 75 yards, or -15. His skill set lay outside of the norm and was only really valuable as a wild card running back. You really couldn't count on him to provide 4-6 yards up the middle over and over IN ADDITION TO the huge breakaway runs.

If looking at talent, I would put Sanders over Smith, but were I looking to build an all star team, I would put Smith above simply because of the consistent ability to provide SOMETHING. Sanders huge runs and amazing breakaways were amazing, but the risk reward all too often left fans :facepalm:

Oh, you could've built a team around Sanders, but they just didn't do that in DET :rofl: Smith, on the other hand, had one of the most epic o-lines in the NFL. Sanders was such a competitor, after playing on a shitty team for 10 years he couldn't stomach the losing anymore. During his segment they almost come out and say that's why he retired early.

The real interesting question is: what would have Sanders' career looked like were he on the Cowboys?

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Only other addition is I would love to see the peak earnings of these guys (just in salary). I would imagine it's almost comical to stack the earnings of Brady to Sanders to Peyton, etc... Those guys playing in the 60s got the shaft.
:werd: Not to mention, the older guys are getting screwed re: medical coverage

Adam@Euro-Spec 11-08-2010 04:42 PM

Sanders was the man, he had a **** line/team for the most part. One of my favorite players ever, I would have picked him on my team over smith any day. JMO


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