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Emmitt Smith/Jerry Rice Double Standard (BTB)

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Thomas82, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    He wouldn't have taken the rushing TDs record from Emmitt.
     
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  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    True
     
  3. Flamma

    Flamma Well-Known Member

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    Barry was great, but he had to be in single set formations with a spread offense. Detroit tried to use a lead blocker and had to revert back. So no, Dallas wouldn't have won, they would have been the Detroit lions.
     
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  4. Vanilla2

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    Cowboy fans have done no favors to the goat when it comes to these type of conversations.
     
  5. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Benched

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    Its obvious Jerry is the best. Maybe Moss you could say is in the conversation.

    Its obvious that Emmitt wasn't the best of all time. Loved the guy, but there have been better overall backs in history.
     
  6. BigD_95

    BigD_95 Well-Known Member

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    Amen brother!

    Emmitt Smith is the greatest RB to play the game. He has the super bowls and the stats to prove it. Not just most rushing yards but also TD's.
     
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  7. BigD_95

    BigD_95 Well-Known Member

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    its obvious you are wrong
     
  8. CowboyRoy

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    Barry didn't need a spread formation, that is nonsense. Barry didn't even need holes for heavens sake. If Barry had Emmitt type holes, he would have ran for 3000 yards.

    And I can tell you that during the Emmitt years, I always said I would take Emmitt over Barry. But since I understand the NFL much better than I did back then, the truth is that Barr was the better back. Give me Emmitt possibly down at the 2 yard line or 3rd and 2 for consistency.
     
  9. CowboyRoy

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    If its obvious, then why is Jerry the GOAT? Heck he is the consensus best football player of all time, not just best receiver.

    You are basically on a goat trail...…………...way up high...………….all alone.
     
  10. MarcusRock

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    The fact that Emmitt is the league's all-time leading rusher yet fans feel threatened and defensive when Barry's name is mentioned tells me a whole lot.
     
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  11. BigD_95

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    This is where you are wrong. Barry couldn't have played 2-3 more years or 1 more game. He quit because he couldn't play anymore. What he played was the max amount of games he could play mentally. Its not just about physical ability

    If my aunt had balls she be my uncle.

    If & but's are meaningless. He played what he played and thats the end of it.
     
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  12. BigD_95

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    Im talking about you saying there are obvious better rb than Smith. There isnt.
     
  13. Irvin88_4life

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    Do you have to ask?
     
  14. CowboyRoy

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    If its not Jerry then who do you have?

    Michael Irvin? LOL
     
  15. Bigdog

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    i saw the story on a Football Life on Jerry Rice.
     
  16. CowboyRoy

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    That's your opinion. Emmitt is my favorite cowboy of all time.

    For me there are other backs I take over Emmitt.

    Dickerson, Payton, Barry, Peterson, Tomlinson, Jim Brown, OJ. I take all those guys over Emmitt.
     
  17. DFWJC

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    Irrelevant anyway.
    He played plenty long enough to establish what level of back he was.
    If career stats were what he cared about, I assume he could own the total rushing yards record....easily. But he didn't play longer, so that is that.
    He could've milked it, but he didn't
    He wasn't driven by that.

    No skin off my back either way. I'm not emotionally invested in Barry Sanders' career.

    He left out of frustration after a fairly long and HOF career.
    Was what it was.

    Meanwhile, Frank Gore is now 3rd on the all-time rushing list.
     
  18. Runwildboys

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    And when he wasn't getting the ball, he was blocking...very well!
     
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  19. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    LOL!

    You KO’d yourself by pretending Russell “1st Round Exit” Westbrook is anything more than a regular season stat-padder.

    “Every measurable statistical category” LOLLLL what?? You ever hear of FG% or advanced stats? Defensive stats?

    KD absolutely destroyed Westbrook in all the relevant numbers that actually lead to, you know, winning basketball games. That’s because KD is twice the player Russ is.

    No, Russ didn’t have a better year than the hyper-efficient KD who tore through the league with Golden State and ended the season by dominating LeBron in the Finals before spraying champagne in Oracle Arena. I can’t believe I had to type that out.
    :laugh:

    And you’re essentially comparing Iggy’s Finals MVP to the ones Magic Johnson won to make your point. Yikes!

    Kareem was still the 2nd-best player on his team for 4/6 of his championships. He didn’t carry the Lakers to 6 titles the way MJ carried the Bulls to 6 titles. I’m sorry that that kills your argument.
     
  20. QuincyCarterEra

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    Right.

    To say they are the GOAT because of total accolades just isn't the truth.
     
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