Originally Posted by Terminator
Elite backs make due with what's given to them.
Peterson, Lynch, Rice, Gore.
Do those teams have elite O-Lines? Hardly. They get the job done because they are the best.
Most of those guys either have good lines, or they got eased into the league behind awesome lines. Peterson had a Hutchinson-led line, Rice's line his first few years was super solid. Mendehall could have world-beater talent (and I think he does) but he sees a hole about once every three months, so I'm not sure he knows what to do with one. His girlfriend must have similar complaints.
Originally Posted by Neil-Still-Rules-14
I hate to do this to you, but of the top 30 rushers in NFL History, there are:
Thank you . There's way too much silliness floating around this forum. An occasional dose of
is sorely needed, especially after a Steelers loss. It bears mentioning that one of those top-30 - the universally beloved Jerome Bettis - was a... you guessed it!... 1st round pick.