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To quote Madden NFL 2005: "Walter Payton was selected to 9 Pro Bowls in his 13-year career. The best ever! "
Again people he could juke truck spin had speed and my opinion is WALTER IS 1!
He should be ahead of Barry Sanders - 2stormV2 Comments
Yes he also had Michael Irvin,Troy Aikman and the best offensive line in NFL history which included Larry allen. And he had jerry Jones as owner who is considered won of the best owners ever and he had a great coach the only reason he succeeded was because he was put into a great position to be great
All time rushing leader, need I say more.
Ok this voting sucks! Emmit was the all-time leading rusher and should be 2V1 Comment
Jimmy Brown was the best running back of his, or any other time. At 6'2", 230 lbs. with 9.7 speed in the 100 yard dash, Brown was the best combination of size, power, balance, speed and durability (He never missed a game in 9 years) ever. When you consider he only played 12 game seasons... and retired still at the height of his powers, his records (per game) are still the best ever. And... He was a very good receiver, also. Sure, he did not block, but, he was not asked to. They did not ask him to kick field goals either, but, he was pretty good at that, too. (look it up)V1 Comment
Earl was a pleasure to watch, you could see the passion he had for the game in the way he carried himself day in and day out. No one person was going to stop Earl, he could run around you but what fun was in that he preferred to run through you and then over you and if he had to he could out run you. Show me a back that had a higher level combination of strength and speed and that played in his era with no offensive line against probably the best dynasty of all time in the Pittsburgh Steelers with 9 Hall of Famers to 0 for the Oilers and then I would concede that Earl should be second, but in my opinion there isn't one. But the most impressive thing to me was the person Earl was, never a showboat let his play on the field do the talking. He would never throw is teammates under the bus, he was the consummate team player.
U moron! first of all adrian Peterson top 5 if not even on this list. You can't have Beastmode and Jamaal Charles ahead of PetersonV1 Comment
He should be rank 3 because of his intense strength and his loyalty to tell the truth to everyone and everything and he has broken the record for the most rushing yards in one season WITHOUT the extension of the playoffs
"All Day" is the consummate running back with size, speed and strength. He can run by you or through you.
Beating your children does not represent the talent you have out on the gridiron.
Faster than Beast ModeV4 Comments
Should easily be in top 10 at leastV3 Comments
I think OJ is a great running back, but I think he is overrated. No doubt he is one of the best of all time. But out of 11 years he only had 5 years with 1000+ yard season and 2 seasons with 10+ touchdowns. Now you can argue that the Nfl had only 14 games a team, but would 2 games really make a huge difference especially if Oj had no problems getting good stats anyways. And when you look at his 2000 yard year, the bills Qb had around 900 passing yards 4 touchdowns and 100 less attempts than Oj; it's not going to be to hard to rush for 2000 yards when you're running the ball 75% of the time.I think Ladanian and Dorsett deserve to be above him at least.
I hate to say it, but I've seen them all.
OJ as a person is reprehensible, but he was a better runner than anybody in NFL history.
Rating OJ Simpson as the best Running Back is Simply anyone who ever saw him rush knew that he was to Football as Muhammad Ali was to Boxing!
In his Era, He was the Biggest, Fastest, Smartest running back of the 60's & 70's! His movements and rushing patterns were emulated by the coming greats like Payton, Campbell,E. Smith, Sanders, Dickerson, Faulkner, Tomlinson and the contemporaries of today all derived their skills from what they watched OJ do on the Field! Off the Field is another story, but on the field is Football! James Orenthal Simpson was not just OJ, or just a running back in pro football! He was "The Juice", that made the NFL what it was & IS Today!
Best he is faster than marshawn lynch and he is better and stronger bigger and just better
Hands down the best
Nobody can get his hands around himV3 Comments
Led broncos to Super Bowl along with elway
I'm gonna guess your a Broncos fan he should not be at 4
NO WAY Terrell is the man he should be at 4
Marcus Allen should be top 10. Super Bowl MVP and Broke all kinds of records despite being benched for 3 years.
Did everything well, definitely Top 10
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