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    Re: Who is the best Vikings running back of all time?

    What about Travaris

    oh wait, he's a passer?









    who knew...

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    Re: Who is the best Vikings running back of all time?

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
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    "Bleedin" wrote:
    No one else runs like AP does, period.
    Not even barry sanders?
    not even close, two distincly different running styles.
    Barry would dance, cut, and make you miss.
    AD would find a hole, make a cut, run over 2 guys, then was gone.
    Sounds like Earl Campbell

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    Re: Who is the best Vikings running back of all time?

    Easily it would be Chuck based on his whole body of work. I expect AP to overcome this, eventually. If I could have either back in his prime right now? That would be tough to answer, but I'd lean towards Foreman because of his ability to catch the ball in space. He added a dimension that we seriously don't have now. If the KAO would design more plays for AP in the flat, then the edge might go to AP based on pure running skills. I'm not sure Foreman would have rushed for as many yards without having the HOF QB he played with, and that's something we will never know. What a pretty spin move that dude had. Awesome in his prime.

    Dr Smith is a good third choice, but he's not in the same breath as the other two. But Smith as 3 all locked up.

    I will always cherish the memories of Bill Brown knocking em down, and Dave Osbourne had some good moments as well.

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    Re: Who is the best Vikings running back of all time?

    Chuck Foreman hands down. I've also heard some nostalgic mention on Bill Brown. Don't forget Dave Osborne either- that guy was tough as nails.

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    Re: Who is the best Vikings running back of all time?

    Scottie Graham.

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    Re: Who is the best Vikings running back of all time?

    Chuck Foreman!!

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    Re: Who is the best Vikings running back of all time?

    how about Leroy "if you need 1 yard I'll get you 3, if you need 5 yards I'll get you 3" Hoard
    j/k by the way

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    Re: Who is the best Vikings running back of all time?

    Foreman in a landslide... the complete package.
    AD may be a better runner, but will never do the things Foreman did as far as blocking and receiving.
    If AD stays healthy, and has a longer career, I suspect he will pass Foreman.

    I'm surprised no one mentioned Herschell 'Twinkle Toes' Walker.

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    Re: Who is the best Vikings running back of all time?

    Chuck #44 Without A Doubt.

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    Re: Who is the best Vikings running back of all time?

    Hands down...it's Chuck Foreman.
    Second is Robert Smith...followed closely by BOOM BOOM Bill Brown.
    Ted Brown was pretty good, as was Ricky Young, and Darrin Nelson.
    But, Chuck was the mid 70's version of the "all purpose" back.
    Kid could catch, run, and score TD's.
    He was awesome for 3 or 4 years.
    Adrian Peterson is by far and away more talented, but, he just played his 15th or 16th game.
    Barring injury, he will be our best ever, but, he's not yet.

    Now, had we drafted Marcus Allen instead of Darrin Nelson, as we should have............... : : :who knows what history would have been???????????????

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