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  • Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch (1951) - 66 rec., 1,495 yds., 17 TDs

    2 5.00%
  • Dick "Night Train" Lane (1952) - 14 int., 2 TDs

    1 2.50%
  • Jack Youngblood (1979) - 18 sacks, 5 forced fumbles

    3 7.50%
  • Eric Dickerson (1984) - 2,105 rushing yds., 5.6 avg., 14 TDs

    14 35.00%
  • Isaac Bruce (1995) - 119 rec., 1781 yds., 13 TDs

    1 2.50%
  • Kurt Warner (1999) - 4,353 passing yds., 41 TDs, 109.2 passer rating

    16 40.00%
  • Marshall Faulk (1999) - 1,381 rushing yds., 1,048 receiving yds., 12 TDs

    3 7.50%
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    All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    Which year was the best ever by a Ram?


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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    You gotta go with Dickerson. He was the Rams in 1984.

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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    Those are all great years. Hard to pick just one. Here are some others that came to mind:

    Faulk 2000 - 1359 rushing yards, 81 receptions, 26 total TDs
    Holt 2003 - 117 receptions, 1696 yards, 12 TDs
    Warner 2001 - 4830 pass yards, 36 TDs
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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    I didn't want to have more than one year for any player, and I thought Faulk and Warner had slightly better years in 1999 than 2001.

    As for Holt's year in 2003, that was a good one.

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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    I ended up voting for Faulk, because I think the feat of 1,000 yards rushing and receiving is the most impressive.


    I was tempted, though, to go with Crazy Legs, as I think his 1951 stats are off-the-chart for that era.

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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam


    I was tempted, though, to go with Crazy Legs, as I think his 1951 stats are off-the-chart for that era.
    CL's pro-rated stats (had he played 16 games) would have been 88 receptions, 1993 yards & 23 TDs.

    I'd put those numbers up against anyone of today's stars.
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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    Not to mention a yards per catch of over 22 yards.

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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam
    I was tempted, though, to go with Crazy Legs, as I think his 1951 stats are off-the-chart for that era.
    I went with Crazy Legs, because his stats are off the chart for that era, rules favored defenders (offensive linemen couldn't use hands, etc.) and the season was only 12 GAMES LONG!!!!!

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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    Dickerson and Warner were both tempting but Elroy's receiving yards were just over the top for me. Not that I really got to seem him play (highlights only) but those numbers have to far outclass anything his peers were doing. Dickerson's at the top of the list for single season rushing but there have been some guy's who came real close to breaking his record. So, although he's number one he's been hanging on with a tenuous grasp. Warner's a sentimental favorite for me (big surprise) but although his accomplishment's were the best the Rams have ever seen, Manning, Marino, Young and Montana have topped him in some or all of the categories he acheived.

    Lane was also intriguing to me. I just don't know enough about that era though to vote for him. 14 int's in a 12 game season is pretty damned good though. Especially considering our top guy last year had 3(?) in 16 games.

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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    The amazing thing about Lane's 14 interceptions (still the single season record after more than a half century) was not only that he accomplished the feat in a 12 game season, but that it was Lane's rookie season.
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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    I took a look back at the all-time stat's and Hirsch's ypc average was only eclipsed once by league leader in receptions (Don Huston 1939) but he only had 36 receptions that year so it's REALLY out of date. The 1951 Rams were definitely a team playing out their era. They were on such a different level offensively and won the championship over the Browns.

    Like Lane, Hirsch only led the league once (I think) but it was such a spike in production that it really stands out. Lane projecting out to 19 interceptions in 16 games would be unheard of as well as Hirsch's single season projections but across the board receiving, I don't think anyone can compare with EH's stat's that year. Too bad there isn't a wr rating formula that would formulate all that stuff out.

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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    I didn't put him on the list because, frankly, nobody would vote for a kicker, but Jeff Wilkins' 2003 season is notable: 39/42 FGs, 46/46 XPs, 163 points (not to mention 6 tackles).

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    1998 Tony Banks
    7 TD 14 INT
    Bunch of fumbles.
    1 refusal to Join team on flight home.
    1 refusal to work out because it would interfere with his basketball.
    1 diving to the ground on the 1 yard line vs. Minnesota at the end of the game.
    1 Failure to call timeout on that same one yard line.
    2 seasons to long as a Ram.
    1 game he was suited up as a Ram however scored points for the *****. Err make that both games.

    But what nobody realizes is all of this was done to disguise the nucleus of the GSOT for one more year. Thanks Clanks, Err Blanks.. Err Banks.

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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    This is becoming an interesting 2 man race. Can't go wrong with either ED 84 or KW 99. Both were "for the ages" kind of years.

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    Re: All-Time Best Season Performance By A Ram

    Voted for ED...

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