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bettis 23 32.86%
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:48 AM   #11
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Sanders hands down.
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:11 AM   #12
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Yup, Sanders by a mile.

Bettis was a very good RB, perfect for what the Steelers wanted to do, during his career.

Sanders was an amazing athelete and never had the backing of a good team to help him get a ring.

Personally speaking, I think QB's should take more heat for not getting a ring than RB's - they have the ability to have way more impact on any given game and that effect is probably exaggerated in the post-season.

One of the great things about Sanders was teams knew he was getting the ball, and getting it often - yet they were powerless to stop him.

Here are some clips of the main man - notice how most of the runs dont go where they are designed.

Sanders had that amazing playmaking ability to diagose a busted play and make it into a positive.







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Old 02-07-2007, 08:30 AM   #13
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come on people 8 for bettis. Lets not be complete homers. If sanders wouldnt have retired early he would probably have ended up with every single rushing record out there.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:48 AM   #14
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How good of a leader was Sanders during his time? Did he take in every rookie and make sure that they were approaching the game the right way? Did he help coach others to play the starting role in his position? Did he ever take a pay cut to allow the team to surround him with the players necessary to win a Super Bowl? There are always a lot more things to consider when you are talking about a team game. No doubt Sanders was a better runner than Bettis, overall. But, another thing I wonder about is how many first downs did Sanders get in third and short situations, compared to Bettis. Overall, Bettis helped his team win a Super Bowl which made him more valuable to his team than Sanders. I'll give the nod to Bettis simply on that.
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Sanders winning by 9!? lol

Wow..
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:59 AM   #16
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Sanders winning by 9!? lol

Wow..
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Yup, Sanders by a mile.

Bettis was a very good RB, perfect for what the Steelers wanted to do, during his career.

Sanders was an amazing athelete and never had the backing of a good team to help him get a ring.

Personally speaking, I think QB's should take more heat for not getting a ring than RB's - they have the ability to have way more impact on any given game and that effect is probably exaggerated in the post-season.

One of the great things about Sanders was teams knew he was getting the ball, and getting it often - yet they were powerless to stop him.

Here are some clips of the main man - notice how most of the runs dont go where they are designed.

Sanders had that amazing playmaking ability to diagose a busted play and make it into a positive.







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I loved to WATCH Sanders....but if you are at the Superbowl with 4th and goal...and down by 4 points...who do you want to run the ball....

The thing about Sanders that always bothered me was that he would get his 100 yard games on 3 or 4 runs..and get tackled at or behind the line of scrimmage the majority of the game....Granted he could break the long one...but four 30 yard gains ....and stopped at the line of scrimmage 15 times doesnt win many games...(obviously)....give me the RB who can get you 4 yards virtually every time...not average 4 yards but hold the record for being tackled behind the line of scrimmage more than any RB in the modern era.

GREAT highlight RB...not a workhorse like Jerome.

I'll take Bettis.


By the way..just hit the 2,500 post milestone while being a Bettis Homer!!!!!
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I loved to WATCH Sanders....but if you are at the Superbowl with 4th and goal...and down by 4 points...who do you want to run the ball....

The thing about Sanders that always bothered me was that he would get his 100 yard games on 3 or 4 runs..and get tackled at or behind the line of scrimmage the majority of the game....Granted he could break the long one...but four 30 yard gains ....and stopped at the line of scrimmage 15 times doesnt win many games...(obviously)....give me the RB who can get you 4 yards virtually every time...not average 4 yards but hold the record for being tackled behind the line of scrimmage more than any RB in the modern era.

GREAT highlight RB...not a workhorse like Jerome.

I'll take Bettis.


By the way..just hit the 2,500 post milenmarker while being a Bettis Homer!!!!!
Sounds alot like our willie parker
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Sounds alot like our willie parker
LOL..except Willie doesnt have the double hinged ankles that Sanders seemed to have!!
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I loved to WATCH Sanders....but if you are at the Superbowl with 4th and goal...and down by 4 points...who do you want to run the ball....

The thing about Sanders that always bothered me was that he would get his 100 yard games on 3 or 4 runs..and get tackled at or behind the line of scrimmage the majority of the game....Granted he could break the long one...but four 30 yard gains ....and stopped at the line of scrimmage 15 times doesnt win many games...(obviously)....give me the RB who can get you 4 yards virtually every time...not average 4 yards but hold the record for being tackled behind the line of scrimmage more than any RB in the modern era.

GREAT highlight RB...not a workhorse like Jerome.

I'll take Bettis.


By the way..just hit the 2,500 post milestone while being a Bettis Homer!!!!!
Well now, if everything was equal.....4th and goal needing the TD....id probably opt for Mr Bettis.

I think its fair to say that Bettis had a much better O-Line than Sanders for the majority of his career - those 5 guys had one main priority and that was to open holes for the Bus.

As shifty as Bettis was (he was very agile for a big guy) i'll bet he didnt watch his O-line disintergrate in front of him like Sanders did - just on those highlights you can see Barry having to redesign plays as he went.

Bettis behind that Detriot O-Line?

I think he would have been stuffed for quite a few losses.

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