There was talk of Curtis Martin breaking Emmitt's record after Martin had the most yards ever for a running back his age in 2004, but everything I read or watch in 2005, now has Curtis Martin with retirement or reduced duties. Looking at some of the vets who can compete with Emmitt: EMMITT 18,355 Curtis Martin 14,101.... After this season, I can't see Martin having three 1,300 yard seasons in a row, which is what he will need MINIMUM to beat Emmitt. Jerome Bettis 13,662.... Probably retired next year. Marshall Faulk 12,279.... Probably retiring soon. Corey Dillon 10,429.... Had a slow season this year, highly doubtful he can even reach 15,000. Edgerrin James 9,226.... He turns 28 this year. He can have 5 seasons of 1,500 yards and he'll still be over a thousand yards away. Tiki Barber 8,786.... Turns 30 this year. Nope. Fred Taylor 8,367.... Turns 29 this year. Injury prone. Ain't gonna happen. Warrick Dunn 8,321.... Turns 30, already talk of Ricky Wiliams going to Falcons. Nada here. Priest Holmes 8,035.... Retiring next year. Stephen Davis 7,875.... Probably retiring. Shaun Alexander 7,817..... Here's an intriguing candidate. Only problem is he turns 29 this year. He has to have six seasons of comparable yards as his first six and he'll be 34, and STILL over 2,000 yards away. Very doubtful. Ahman Green 7,432.... Similar situation as Alexander and lost a step lately. LaDainian Tomlinson 7,363.... He was the favorite pick in earlier Emmitt record breaking discussions and still on a decent pace. He'll be 32 after he has 5 more seasons of approx 1400 yards a season. And he'll still only have a little under 15,000 yards. Ricky Williams 7,097... Too many bong hits. Antowain Smith 6,881.... Retiring soon. As far as guys who don't have over 6,000 yards yet, I'll give you someone who maybe has a chance. Clinton Portis 5,930..... He turns 25 in 2006. Because he started so young in the NFL, he's a big threat if he stays healthy. If he had six seasons of 1,300 yards minimum (he usually averages 1,500 yards) up til age 30, he'd be near 14,000 yards. Still... none of the longtimers looks like legit threats except for Edgerrin James, with only guys Portis and LT as long-term worries, but they still have to run for several, several years before they even become a threat. Emmitt's record is going to go down as one of the most impressive sports records ever. It's just incredible how long his body took that beating and still managed to play at such high levels.