>: >: > The age-old question of who is currently the best running back has now
>: >: > been irrefutably answered. The answer is "Emmitt Smith."
>: >: NOT! Barry Sanders leads the league. That lets the "ir" out of
>: >: "irrefutably".
>: >I agree with you Alan, Barry is much more better than Emmitt. I'm a Sanders
>: >even as the Lions suck!
>: This little "my favorite is better than yours" argument is probably just as
>: hard to settle than the QB or WR arguments we've already seen but I would
>: be curious to know what justification you Sanders fans use to call your guy
>: better than Emmitt given that Emmitt averages more yards per carry, more
>: yards per game (that he's played in) has scored more TD's and plays in a MUCH
>: TOUGHER DIVISION! He is personally responsible for those teams he's shredded
>: having bogus ranking in the defensive ranking right now. Sanders is a little
>: faster but he has to be as he is not as big (190ish vs 205ish) and presumably
>: not as strong as Emmitt. He jukes and works harder running the ball than
>: Emmitt. Emmitt is more efficient. Barry is herky-jerky, Emmitt is smooth..
>: both get the job done. Thurman Thomas? I'm sorry, the Buffalo o-line often
>: gives this guy five yards before anybody touches him. I respect his
>: pass-catching ability but truthfully he is not nearly the runner Emmitt and >: Barry are.
> He was good enough to keep Barry on the bench for two years in
carry average than anyone, even Emmitt. Considering the RedSKINED's beat-up O
line, it even gives more credence to Reggie Brooks being the best right now.