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Since: 26.6.02
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#1 Posted on
Good ole number 22 down in big D needs just 540 more rushing yards to take his seat as the leading rusher in NFL history. Any good guess as to in which game it will happen?


The first two games are at the Texans and then home against the Titans. I can see Emmitt racking up some decent yards in thoses two games. But in weeks 3,4,5 Dallas plays the Eagles(away), Rams(away), and the giants(home). They all have decent defenses so Emmitt might not have 100 yard games. Week 6 has Dallas in Texas Stadium against the Panthers which should get him more yardage. Think Emmitt can break Payton's record in this game? Week 7 is in Arizona and he might be close to the record then, but it would be just awesome for him to do it at home with Walter Payton's family in attendance (Emmitt knows them well and wants them to be present when he matches and breaks the record).


Week 8 is home against Seattle and week 9 is in Detroit. Next week is a bye. He should definitely have it by the bye week, and I'm really hoping he can do it in week 6.


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#2 Posted on
and to think that the J-E-T-S JetsJetsJets passed over Emmitt for Blair Thomas.......



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Since: 22.6.02
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#3 Posted on
    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    and to think that the J-E-T-S JetsJetsJets passed over Emmitt for Blair Thomas.......


Didn't the Jets also past over Brett Favre for Browning Nagle.

Anyway, that rushing record should belong to Barry Sanders. I never understood why he would retire so close to the record and in his prime still. Does anyone think he'll ever return?

(edited by hayabusa on 31.7.02 1559)


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Since: 2.1.02
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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by hayabusa
      Originally posted by dunkndollaz
      and to think that the J-E-T-S JetsJetsJets passed over Emmitt for Blair Thomas.......


    Didn't the Jets also past over Brett Favre for Browning Nagle.

    Anyway, that rushing record should belong to Barry Sanders. I never understood why he would retire so close to the record and in his prime still. Does anyone think he'll ever return?

    (edited by hayabusa on 31.7.02 1559)



I don't think Barry will ever return now. I used to think he would. Damn shame that was, he was the best.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by hayabusa


    Didn't the Jets also past over Brett Favre for Browning Nagle.



yet another proud moment in JETS Draft History - right up there with Kenny "Happy Feet" O'Brien over Dan Marino



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Since: 26.6.02
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#6 Posted on

    Originally posted by hayabusa
    Anyway, that rushing record should belong to Barry Sanders. I never understood why he would retire so close to the record and in his prime still. Does anyone think he'll ever return?



I'm not sure if Sanders could make a comeback after being out for so long. I think it'd be pretty hard to take that kind of beating again after sitting out.

Does anyone know the legal status of his contract with detroit? Would he still be obligated to play for them? It's been what, about 3 years now? I always thought barry was a classy guy until he decided not to return the signing bonus after he walked out on his contract.




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I am not happy with the idea of Emmitt Smith breaking the record Sweetness set. For so much of his career Emmitt had this amazing line to just run straight behind, to the point where anyone could have gained 1000 yds behind them. I could have lived with Barry Sanders breaking the mark, as he seemed like a worthy successor to the record, but really, Emmitt was never at any point even seen as the best RB in football at that given moment, let alone all time.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#8 Posted on
Oh come on. That record doesn't mean "best RB ever." Should Emmitt retire just so he doesn't break the record? Even with the great line, most running backs break down by this point in their career and Emmitt HAS been hit a lot. All he does is run up the middle. The record is a testament to his dedication and if he was able to run for this many yards than he deserves it, period.

As for Barry, he would have broken the record, but he quit. That's his fault.



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#9 Posted on
I doubt anyone's going to call Pete Rose the best hitter of all time, unless you've completely lost the plot, but he's sitting on top with the most hits anyway. Emmitt is football's likable, non-obsessive/compulsive answer to Pete - in no way the most deserving due to his talent, but he hung in there and did it anyway.

(edited by Jubuki on 1.8.02 0400)


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#10 Posted on
You know, Emmitt isn't exactly an untalented schmuck. I'd certainly put him in the top five runnings backs of all time (along with Brown, Payton, Sanders and Earl Campbell).



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

(Preface: I say this as a Lions fan.)

I loved Barry, but Emmitt is/was better.

Two textbook examples/reasons:

1. The game in the Meadowlands where Emmitt played the whole game with a busted up shoulder to give the Pokes home field in teh playoffs.

2. Barry Sanders - playoff game in Lambeau - -1 yds rushing.

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First off, the ability to play hurt doesn't make you a better runner. If anything, it makes him a stupider runner for taking a chance on ending his career and hurting his team.

Second off, anyone will tell you that playing in Lambeau field is a hard, hard, hard, hard, hard thing to do. Especially on offence in the middle of January. The Pack at home is hard to beat.

Lastly, I'm really not sure that Emmitt Smith is better than Barry Sanders, although it may be close. He is certainly not better than Payton wether he takes the record or not. Personally, I'm a big fan of Franco Harris, but then again, I'm also a biased asshole.



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#13 Posted on
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    You know, Emmitt isn't exactly an untalented schmuck. I'd certainly put him in the top five runnings backs of all time (along with Brown, Payton, Sanders and Earl Campbell).


I'm not sure I wouldn't bump him out for Eric Dickerson or *gasp* O.J., but he's definitely in the top ten.

I think this is like Hank Aaron being the home run king. He didn't have the flashy season where he hit 50 home runs but he has a nice, long, solid career and happened to have more home runs than anyone else. If Emmitt is thought of in 25 years (assuming he's still got the record) in a similar light to how Aaron is today I would think Emmitt would be ok with that.

Plus I read where if he breaks the record in five games he'll have the exact same yards-per-game average as Payton did. Not too shabby.

Totally off the subject, the Lions AND the Hoosiers?! Are the fall months a total sports waste for you or what, Mark?

(edited by JayJayDean on 1.8.02 0743)
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Since: 26.6.02
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#14 Posted on
Emmitt has had a tremendous career. To play as many years as he has as the premier running back on his team is quite a feat. They say a game as a running back is like being in a car wreck with the pounding your body takes. In addition to all the regular seasons he has under his belt, you also need to factor in his POST season appearances as well. With all the playoff games the cowboys *used* to appear in, emmitt has the played the equivalent of an extra season or two. just more wear and tear on his body.

And as for playing hurt: Emmitt rushed ALL OVER the giants with a screwed up shoulder to help secure their playoff position. Does playing hurt make you good? Not necessarily. But running for about 200 yards (correct me if i'm wrong) with a torn up shoulder proves that you are a kickass running back.

Emmitt's a class act all the way. All them Emmitt haters need to quit drinking that Jealousy Juice and Hatorade!




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I have admired Emmit and the dallas line for a long time... he's put in the mileage and earned this mark should he reach it. You have to have a lot of talent to have that many yards... i dont care who your line is.



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#16 Posted on

    Originally posted by chazerizer

    Second off, anyone will tell you that playing in Lambeau field is a hard, hard, hard, hard, hard thing to do. Especially on offence in the middle of January. The Pack at home is hard to beat.





    Originally posted by odessasteps

    Barry Sanders - playoff game in Lambeau - -1 yds rushing.





I still have my ticket stub from that one...the first playoff game for the Packers at Lambeau since hosting the St. Louis Cardinals in the strike year of 1983. Man, Bryce Paup was EVERYWHERE that day.

And to think that Green Bay's ex-draft "genius" Tom Braatz passed on Barry Sanders for...gulp...Tony Mandarich.

Worst. Draft Pick. EVER.





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#17 Posted on

    Originally posted by The Thrill

    And to think that Green Bay's ex-draft "genius" Tom Braatz passed on Barry Sanders for...gulp...Tony Mandarich.

    Worst. Draft Pick. EVER.



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#18 Posted on
Uh, excuse me? Trent Dilfer's won a Super Bowl, had a pretty long winning streak when he did start, and sure didn't have a David Klingler-esque record with the Bucs. Mandarich didn't even have a cup of coffee with the NFL, and Leaf barely had one with 50% completions. In comparison, Dilfer's a superstar.



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Since: 11.12.01
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#19 Posted on
Mr. Smith should be commended for being one of the few Cowboys that one doesn't think will, at one time or another, be in jail for a various offense.

That being said, he is one of the greatest halfbacks ever to play, but the best ever was Gale Sayers, then Barry Sanders and then Payton.

Brown was a fullback that was better than ANY running back ever.



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#20 Posted on

    Originally posted by Jubuki
    Uh, excuse me? Trent Dilfer's won a Super Bowl, had a pretty long winning streak when he did start, and sure didn't have a David Klingler-esque record with the Bucs. Mandarich didn't even have a cup of coffee with the NFL, and Leaf barely had one with 50% completions. In comparison, Dilfer's a superstar.


My error. I actually meant, in retrospect, Heath Shuler. And using Shuler would have made the Ferris Bueller homage funnier too. :>



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