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    Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    At least not according to SI.

    Here's the criteria that was used to make the list:

    For the sake of the top 25 list to follow, "power back" refers to a player who inflicted as much or more punishment on defenders as he received. This is not a ranking of the greatest all-time backs, though many of the names you'd include there are in the mix here as well.

    This is an appreciation of those who opted not to run out of bounds, lest they give up an extra yard or two.
    And here's their list:

    25. William Andrews
    24. Eric Dickerson
    23. Bo Jackson
    22. Adrian Peterson
    21. Marshawn Lynch
    20. Craig "Ironhead" Heyward
    19. Herschel Walker/Tony Dorsett
    18. Jamal Lewis
    17. Marcus Allen
    16. Mike Pruitt
    15. Eddie George
    14. Mike Alstott
    13. Jim Nance
    12. Bill Brown
    11. Christian Okoye
    10. Jerome Bettis
    9. Franco Harris
    8. Jim Taylor
    7. Walter Payton
    6. John Riggins
    5. Marion Motley
    4. Bronko Nagurski
    3. Larry Csonka
    2. Earl Campbell
    1. Jim Brown

    So after seeing that list, do you think Steven Jackson deserves to be on it?

    If so, why? Who does he knock off the list, and where would you place him?

    If not, why not? What is he lacking that doesn't get him there? Where would you place him outside the list if extended to the top 100?


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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    Marcus Allen???????

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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    You know what? SJ may not be a "top 25 power back of all time" but I'll take SJ all day every day and twice on Sunday over Jerome Bettis. Put them in identical situations, and I'll guarantee you SJ out-produces him.


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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    Exclusions from lists like this don't bother me. We all know what kind of back SJ39 is. Just because he isn't on Sportscenter every Sunday doesn't mean he isn't one of the greatest power backs of all time. If he was on the Rams during the GSOT I am sure he would be on this list, due to the fact he played on the Rams when he did I have to imagine that played into his exclusion. That really shouldn't matter, but the people who makes these kinds of lists go off of name recognition over the right choice. Thats not to say that most of these guys don't deserve to be on there.

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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    Okay, at least No. 25!!! Replace William Andrews.

    Jax is a physical 6-2 240 lbs type of RB and has punished many a tackler that got in his way. I like what 'ThankYouMam' said however...

    "we know better than the 'list'".

    Good challenge nevertheless.
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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    Marcus Allen???????
    Ditto with the question marks. I'd replace Allen with Paul 'Tank' Younger!

    He played almost 10 years with the Rams in the late 40s / early 50s -- including the Champions team (that BTW boasted the famous 'Bull Elephant Backfield') -- and crushed numerous opponents in the process.

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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    Mike Alstott ...... must be a list by pro bowl voters
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamFan_Til_I_Die View Post
    What is he lacking that doesn't get him there?
    Touchdowns

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    Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Fastcat View Post
    Touchdowns
    Thought we are talking power backs not hall of shame criteria.

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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    What was the name and team of the player whose arm got broken trying to tackle Steven Jackson ?

    Let's ask him.

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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    Why Marshawn Lynch is above Adrian Peterson ? They enter the league the same year and Peterson has better stats in every categories... Mike Alstott better than Eddie George ? Marcus Allen and Dickerson are not really power back...
    It looks like a bleacher report list, not really accurate.
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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Azul e Oro View Post
    What was the name and team of the player whose arm got broken trying to tackle Steven Jackson ?

    Let's ask him.
    I remember it was his rookie year vs the *****, just can't recall which player it was.


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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Torry Holt View Post
    Why Marshawn Lynch is above Adrian Peterson ? They enter the league the same year and Peterson has better stats in every categories... Mike Alstott better than Eddie George ? Marcus Allen and Dickerson are not really power back...
    It looks like a bleacher report list, not really accurate.
    Typical hype machine. Lynch has two good seasons, but is one of the best 25 power running backs ever to play. Soon we will see Russell Wilson listed in the top 5 QBs to ever play.

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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    In a related story, SI was #27 on Steven Jackson's list of all-time best sports publications.

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    Re: Steven Jackson NOT one of the Top 25 Power Running Backs Of All Time

    For the sake of the top 25 list to follow, "power back" refers to a player who inflicted as much or more punishment on defenders as he received.
    Sounds like a legitimate form of measurement to me...

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