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    Who was the best running back?

    Name......Years..rushes...yards...catches..cyards....tyards...TotalTD's
    Eric Dickerson 5....1525....7245........123......912......8157...56
    Marshall Faulk 7....1447....6959........470....4071....10030...85
    Steven Jackson 6...1548....6707........281....2287.....8994...48

    There are the numbers, but numbers don't always tell the tale. Who do you think was the best and why?


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    Re: Who was the best running back?

    When ED was on the field, it just looked easy for him.

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    Re: Who was the best running back?

    it really does depend on what you looking for in a RB..

    i personally think Faulk is the best all purpose RB to ever play the game,let alone just the Rams...but for straight out running ED.
    if you want someone to gain every possible yard after the first contact has been made,then you pick Jax out of the three.

    ED had a pretty damn awesome line to play behind..certainly far better than Jax has had,atleast in the past..and better than the line Faulk played behind (for Rushing anyway..he played behind a better pass blocking line than ED)

    That`s not to say that ED or Faulk couldn`t have had great careers behind Jackson`s lines..but they certainly would have had to prove something that during their careers with the Rams wasn`t proved due to them not having to.

    i think the current O-line has the potential to be very similar to the great rush blocking line we had in the 80`s....so it will be interesting to see how Jax will do in the next couple of years.

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    Re: Who was the best running back?

    I will go with Marshall. Think though, Jackson does not have a talented team around him and still gets those yards. Faulk had an unbelieveable team, but also contributed to it. Then Dickerson was just a beast with a good team.

    Its also really hard to compare because they all played a different amount of years, and played many years ahead of each other, in which the NFL was different.

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    Re: Who was the best running back?

    If you're asking for an all-around back, Marshall is the clear choice. Nobody touches him in that respect, past or present. (in my opinion anyway)

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    Re: Who was the best running back?

    I think that Marshall is a legend, but for some reason I love SJax more than any RB ever. His skill set is just unbelievable. At 6-2 236 lbs he is able to run over any opponent and fight for every yard, but he is also pretty quick for his size and is able to out run opponents. Not only that but he is also a recieving threat. He in my mind is the prototype for the perfect RB.

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    Re: Who was the best running back?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judaxi View Post
    I think that Marshall is a legend, but for some reason I love SJax more than any RB ever. His skill set is just unbelievable. At 6-2 236 lbs he is able to run over any opponent and fight for every yard, but he is also pretty quick for his size and is able to out run opponents. Not only that but he is also a recieving threat. He in my mind is the prototype for the perfect RB.
    I agree. He is underrated aswell. He can do everything from blocking, to running and even catching. He is overshadowed by overrated players like Chris Johnson.

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    Re: Who was the best running back?

    His best play ever as a Ram was a block. The TD to Holt in the Super Bowl against the Titans, he picks up the defender that came free and just stopped him cold before he could get to Warner.

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    Re: Who was the best running back?

    Unfortunately for SJAX he is only in this conversation in St. Louis. Looking back he will just be a footnote do to the abysmal state of the team during his prime years.

    It's not fair, but Dickerson and Faulk far surpass Stephen

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    Re: Who was the best running back?

    Can't really judge who's the best since they've all played in different states of the Rams. Lets put Faulk and Dickerson in these dark times or S-Jax in the GSOT days.

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    Re: Who was the best running back?

    Eric the Great is the best RB in Ram history; in NFL history maybe. Faulk ranks with the best in history too - and Jackson may, before he's done , but Eric is my hoice if I'm building the best in NFL history. That - was what running games were meant to be.

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