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    Emmitt Smith vs Barry Sanders

    Just trying to get some input on a debate me and a buddy were having..cuz we all know PPO couldn't possibly be wrong
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    Re: Emmitt Smith vs Barry Sanders

    Without looking at stats:
    Barry

    I've always liked Barry.
    I think it's just his total and complete awesomeness.


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    Re: Emmitt Smith vs Barry Sanders

    Barry, hands down.

    Emmitt even stated that in an interview with a trading card magazine that he WISHED he had Barry's talent.

    Barry played behind the Lions o-line.
    Smith, behind the Cowboys.
    'Nuff said.
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    Re: Emmitt Smith vs Barry Sanders

    Sanders by a long shot.

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    Re: Emmitt Smith vs Barry Sanders

    Barry, but not by too much.

    Emmitt has the best balance of any RB I've ever seen, power, and good insticts.

    Barry was more elusive and faster.


    If Emmitt had Barry's breakaway speed he would have been better IMO, even though the Cowboys line is so much better.

    Would Emmitt have been better than Barry on the Lions? No. I think Sanders' style of play was more suited for a bad offensive line than Emmitt's.


    Both were two phenomenal football players, but I give the edge to Barry Sanders.

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    Re: Emmitt Smith vs Barry Sanders

    "Mr" wrote:
    Barry, but not by too much.

    Emmitt has the best balance of any RB I've ever seen, power, and good insticts.

    Barry was more elusive and faster.


    If Emmitt had Barry's breakaway speed he would have been better IMO, even though the Cowboys line is so much better.

    Would Emmitt have been better than Barry on the Lions? No. I think Sanders' style of play was more suited for a bad offensive line than Emmitt's.


    Both were two phenomenal football players, but I give the edge to Barry Sanders.
    Line is everything. Emmit would have been another GOOD RB, but not great. Barry Sanders did more with what he had than any other RB in the game(and made bigger plays than any other RB). Sanders will be and always be the best RB anybody under 30 will witness IMO.

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    Re: Emmitt Smith vs Barry Sanders

    Smith is all time leader in yards, but for some reason that means nothing in this discussion.

    Barry has more talent, and that ability to change the game by himself. Smith, you could argue, is a system back and not in that system he would not have done as well as he did. But, for that system, he was the perfect runningback.
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    Re: Emmitt Smith vs Barry Sanders

    Barry Sanders... by a slim margin.
    Smith leads in yards but had a longer career, Sanders was selected to the Pro Bowl every season he played.
    They both are worthy of being declared the best in a debate that shouldn't, but always will exist.


    That is until Peterson topples them both.

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    Re: Emmitt Smith vs Barry Sanders

    Barry Sanders by far he did more with less talent around him. Plus his juke was unreal.
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