Originally Posted by aikemirv
I just have to go with Emmitt - Won 3 Superbowls with him and he is the All time leader in rushing yards.
Don't get much better than that.
But I don't think he was even number two in talent as far as running backs go for the Boys.
Walker and Dorsett both had more natural talent. I think Smith played for the right teams at the right times and of course is still one of the greatest running backs of all time.
I would pick Walker as the most naturally gifted of the three but he didn't get used right or something. Maybe some off his talent was gone when he got here.
Dorsett was more of a game breaker than the other two IMO. I'm hard pressed to pick Dorsett or Smith as the greatest.
Smith had the heart though. Maybe the Giants game with the separated shoulder puts him over the hump and number one for me.
There are a ton of others to consider and you almost really have to do it by decade or "teams".
Lilly. Staubach. Hayes. R White. Too Tall. See the offense almost always gets the awards over the defense. Not always.
Interesting to see what others think though.