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AC Rank Em: Top 10 Running Backs/Top 5 Fullbacks

AnteaterRaider

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#1
We did QBs now its RBs

1. Ladanian Tomlinson
There's no question he's the best in the league
2. Shaun Alexander
You don't win one and come close to winning another rushing title by being piss-poor
3. Larry Johnson
He really stepped it up last year
4. Tiki Barber
Finally has it all clicking but is up in age
5. Clinton Portis
He's not as great as he was with the Broncos but is still a great back
6. Edgerrin James
He's an outstanding runner and workhorse, but injured alot
7. Cadillac Williams
Helped to make the Bucs a playoff contender
8. Willie Parker
Was a major factor in the Steelers playoff run
9. Lamont Jordan
He's incredibly talented and is showing it by getting the rock constantly
10. tie; Thomas Jones and Warrick Dunn
Jones has carried the load well during the pre-Benson era, Dunn is still the top back for the Falcons and has held off Duckett constantly

Just missed it:
Dominick Davis (He's talented enough that the Texans dont feel the need to draft Bush)
Rudi Johnson (A really talented workhorse, but a lesser weapon compared to Chad Jackson and TJ Housmenzadah)
Steven Jackson (Has to truly take over for Faulk)

Outdated:
Corey Dillon: Has been injured far too much and his best days are behind him
Curtis Martin: Won a rushing title but he's really banged up
Marshall Faulk: One of the most talented backs in history, he's going to pass the torch to Jackson
Fred Taylor: Too often injured

Could Still be on the list:
Julius Jones: Has to remain healthy but has the talent
Kevin Jones: Stumbled with the rest of the Lions but is their most consistent talent
Reggie Bush: Let's see what he can do



Top 5 Fullbacks:
1. Lorenzo Neal
A dinosaur but man alive is he good at what he does
2. Mack Strong
Lo-Lo Seattle version
3. Tony Richardson
Helped clear the way for Holmes and Johnson
4. Chris Cooley
Former TE can block, run and catch
5. Mike Alscott
Really a big running back but your in good hands with him
 

WonderSlug

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#2
I would say kick out Lamont Jordan and put Rudi Johnson in his #9 spot.

Rudi has more TDs, more rushing yards, more first downs, and a bigger ave per rush.
 

Buttmunch

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#3
WonderSlug said:
I would say kick out Lamont Jordan and put Rudi Johnson in his #9 spot.

Rudi has more TDs, more rushing yards, more first downs, and a bigger ave per rush.
No shiat! That was a terrible pick. :icon_eek:
 

AnteaterRaider

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#5
CrmWestwood said:
Michael Turner is better than Willie Parker and Lamont Jordan combined, I really believe that!!!
I wouldn't say that until I see turner take the ball 20-25times a game and I hope to heaven I never see that in a bolt uniform
Parker was a major factor in the steelers success of their running game though Bettis got more fame. Jordan was basically the only working component of the Raider offense
 

WonderSlug

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#6
PostAnteaterCharger said:
I wouldn't say that until I see turner take the ball 20-25times a game and I hope to heaven I never see that in a bolt uniform
Parker was a major factor in the steelers success of their running game though Bettis got more fame. Jordan was basically the only working component of the Raider offense
True. Although that doesn't make Lamont ranked higher than Rudi to me. The fact that Rudi still got 1500 yards rushing and 12 TD in a high-powered offense that featuring the passing antics of Palmer to Chad Johnson and TJ Housh is all the more impressive. :icon_mrgreen:

That's my only disagreement. Everything else you are pretty much spot on. :tup:
 
#7
Thomas Jones doesn't get enough credit. He played behind how many quarterbacks, a terrible line, and underachieving recievers. And yet, was still able to get like 1300+ yards.

He should at least be rated higher than C. Williams, imo he is a little overrated on this list. Regardless he will still be a great back.
 

AnteaterRaider

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#9
Tone_E said:
Thomas Jones doesn't get enough credit. He played behind how many quarterbacks, a terrible line, and underachieving recievers. And yet, was still able to get like 1300+ yards.

He should at least be rated higher than C. Williams, imo he is a little overrated on this list. Regardless he will still be a great back.
part of that is impact
with the addition of a running game led by Cadillac, the Bucs became a playoff team and he was just unstoppable early and late in the year. Jones has been good/solid but never been such a major part of success
 

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