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mexican_texan
02-05-2006, 10:19 PM
No he didn't. All week, everyone said Bettis desered a ring. He just got one. He still is not a great RB. He is just a product of durability. His YPC is 3.9 for his career. He has done nothing to "deserve" a ring when B. Sanders and J. Brown don't have one.:twocents:

Yankee_In_TX
02-05-2006, 10:20 PM
No he didn't. All week, everyone said Bettis desered a ring. He just got one. He still is not a great RB. He is just a product of durability. His YPC is 3.9 for his career. He has done nothing to "deserve" a ring when B. Sanders and J. Brown don't have one.:twocents:


I think that's an incredible quality for a RB. We'll see how long Bush holds up...

mexican_texan
02-05-2006, 10:25 PM
I think that's an incredible quality for a RB. We'll see how long Bush holds up...
Bettis is more of a O-Lineman whereas Bush is going to be a part of a 2-RB system with Deuce McAllister.

Carr Bombed
02-05-2006, 10:26 PM
No he didn't. All week, everyone said Bettis desered a ring. He just got one. He still is not a great RB. He is just a product of durability. His YPC is 3.9 for his career. He has done nothing to "deserve" a ring when B. Sanders and J. Brown don't have one.:twocents:Ah...Durability is the sign of a great back and the stats speak for themselves. He might haven't been a great gamebreaker, but he is quite possibly the best powerback to every play the game. His YPC was 3.9 and in his last years he was put in on short yardage situations, but he was the picture of consistency, he picked up yardage four yards at a time and always picked up solid yardage.

He has also done everything to deserve a ring, in a time of selfish players, he put his team first and more than welcomed the idea of taking a back seat and pay cut and becoming a situational player to help his team win. Bettis was a great rb, teamate, and football player. I would love to have a football player like that on my team

Yankee_In_TX
02-05-2006, 10:27 PM
Bwahahaha, why, cause we're taking Vince?

mexican_texan
02-05-2006, 10:28 PM
Bwahahaha, why, cause we're taking :superman: ?
:spy: ....Bettis just announced his retirement....yes.

C Madd
02-05-2006, 10:30 PM
No he didn't. All week, everyone said Bettis desered a ring. He just got one. He still is not a great RB. He is just a product of durability. His YPC is 3.9 for his career. He has done nothing to "deserve" a ring when B. Sanders and J. Brown don't have one.:twocents:
5th most yards of all time = not a great RB?

mexican_texan
02-05-2006, 10:33 PM
5th most yards of all time = not a great RB?
Not in a league where a RB with a 4.0 YPC is considered average. He is not great b/c he did not do anything like B. Sanders or Brown that changed the game.

CITY CAT
02-05-2006, 10:42 PM
Not in a league where a RB with a 4.0 YPC is considered average. He is not great b/c he did not do anything like B. Sanders or Brown that changed the game.

I suppose its the Bus's fault that B. Sanders and J. Brown never got a ring?:confused:

mexican_texan
02-05-2006, 10:43 PM
I suppose its the Bus's fault that B. Sanders and J. Brown never got a ring?:confused:
:confused: picking an orange from an apple tree.

Carr Bombed
02-05-2006, 10:47 PM
Not in a league where a RB with a 4.0 YPC is considered average. He is not great b/c he did not do anything like B. Sanders or Brown that changed the game.How many times can you change the game? The game is simple its about being able to pick up the tough yards and nobody picked up the tough yards like Bettis. If you need 3 tough yards I'll take Bettis anyday. Also your right he never did anything like Sanders or Brown he won a superbowl ring.

TexanFan881
02-05-2006, 10:48 PM
The Bus getting a ring is the only thing that made the Steelers winning ok. He just never got hurt and stayed consistent and thats the only reason he has so much yardage. He just got the job done.

sakebomb
02-05-2006, 10:49 PM
I hate the Steelers, I don't care for the bus, and no one deserves a ring. That being said, Bettis was one hell of a back and I would have taken him on my team any day.

mexican_texan
02-05-2006, 10:51 PM
Ah...Durability is the sign of a great back and the stats speak for themselves. He might haven't been a great gamebreaker, but he is quite possibly the best powerback to every play the game. His YPC was 3.9 and in his last years he was put in on short yardage situations, but he was the picture of consistency, he picked up yardage four yards at a time and always picked up solid yardage.

He has also done everything to deserve a ring, in a time of selfish players, he put his team first and more than welcomed the idea of taking a back seat and pay cut and becoming a situational player to help his team win. Bettis was a great rb, teamate, and football player. I would love to have a football player like that on my team
I'm not saying he stinks, I'm just saying that rings go to great teams, not players. There are legendary players with naked fingers.

Carr Bombed
02-05-2006, 10:52 PM
The Bus getting a ring is the only thing that made the Steelers winning ok. He just never got hurt and stayed consistent and thats the only reason he has so much yardage. He just got the job done.Thats all you can ask of a player. Pittsburgh has ran the ball more than any other team. They run the ball over 30 times a game and the fact that Bettis was able to hold up to that kind of punishment and pound the rock year in and year out makes him a great back. I can't believe there are people questioning him

C Madd
02-05-2006, 10:53 PM
Not in a league where a RB with a 4.0 YPC is considered average. He is not great b/c he did not do anything like B. Sanders or Brown that changed the game.
Then why haven't these other "average" RBs put up the yardage Bettis did?

Carr Bombed
02-05-2006, 10:58 PM
I'm not saying he stinks, I'm just saying that rings go to great teams, not players. There are legendary players with naked fingers. I agree with that, rings always go to great teams, but great teams are made up of great players. Pittsburgh has ridden Bettis for many of years, but for the last couple of years Bettis rode the Steelers. Bettis was asked to become a role player, short yardage back and he did.

There are plenty of great players that don't get rings, Marino, Sanders, Butkis, and many others, which makes a superbowl ring that much special. In the future they'll be plenty of other great players that will never win a ring, like Manning.:stirpot: Just because Bettis played on a great team shouldn't be a knock against him and his career.

mexican_texan
02-05-2006, 11:02 PM
Then why haven't these other "average" RBs put up the yardage Bettis did?
because he's behind Morency on the depth chart.

HoustonFan
02-05-2006, 11:07 PM
The Bus is a class act guy. Wish he would have scored a touchdown. But I'm happy for him to go out on a high note lik this. Congrats to Jerome Bettis.

mexican_texan
02-05-2006, 11:09 PM
The Bus is a class act guy. Wish he would have scored a touchdown. But I'm happy for him to go out on a high note lik this. Congrats to Jerome Bettis.
He went out the same way as Walter Payton, RIP.

gg no re
02-05-2006, 11:16 PM
The entire basis of mexican texan's argument is that Bettis puts up 3.9 YPC. I'd profess my secret crush for VY or Bush before I'd even listen to this petty argument.

And for the record, Jim Brown retired before there ever was a Super Bowl. He won 1 NFL Championship in his career.

Corrosion
02-05-2006, 11:18 PM
He just got the job done.


Thats what ita all about .... getting the job done .... I wont go as far as saying Bettis is the best power back ever (Earl Campbell , Franco Harris) .... But he has been consistant for over a decade ...HOF ? Probably not


Did he deserve a ring ? .... The answer to that is obvious , look at the final score . The Steelers deserved the ring .... Bettis is a Steeler :twocents:

Carr Bombed
02-05-2006, 11:19 PM
And for the record, Jim Brown retired before there ever was a Super Bowl. He won 1 NFL Championship in his career.
I know, I was just being technical and yes Campbell and Franco were great powerbacks, but Bettis is also on that list

SESupergenius
02-05-2006, 11:22 PM
Not in a league where a RB with a 4.0 YPC is considered average. He is not great b/c he did not do anything like B. Sanders or Brown that changed the game.
He changed the game a lot of times, and he changed this game as well. When everyone thought it was going to Bettis they needed to load the line on him and have the MLB play him agressively, when the ball went to Rothlesburger and Bettis ended up the lead blocker, that right there changes the game. You need to give credit where it is due, Bettis has always been underestimated.

4th&inches
02-05-2006, 11:53 PM
I think that the 5th all time rusher that gave up money to help the team deserves a ring....good job Bettis

Farough
02-06-2006, 10:03 AM
The fact still remains he is the 5th leading rusher in NFL history.

His YPC is so low because, I will admit, he did play past his productive days. Not saying he did not help in the short yard situations these past few seasons. Just playing in the short yardage situations this late in his career really diminished his YPC

HoustonFrog
02-06-2006, 10:17 AM
The fact still remains he is the 5th leading rusher in NFL history.

His YPC is so low because, I will admit, he did play past his productive days. Not saying he did not help in the short yard situations these past few seasons. Just playing in the short yardage situations this late in his career really diminished his YPC

I haven't read this thread and am not trying to take away from a great career but Bettis didn't deserve squat. Maybe from his fantasy owners where he got in 5 plays and scored 3 TDs but in general I think there are guys in history who deserved it more.

BigBull17
02-06-2006, 10:33 AM
He also never fumbled. Befor his almost disaster in Indy, it had been like 2 seasons since his last fumble. When you have his longevity at a relativly short lived position, especially a power RB, then you have to respect the man. But the best thing about him was his ability to step to the side and let the Steelers go a different direction with a different starter and he didnt complain once. He did what most pros dont like to do. He mentored the young guys and was a vocal and emotional leader for the team he loved. He took pay cuts and bridged the gap between players and managment when Hines Ward held out. He kept the team alive when Parker and Staley went down with injuries. He did every thing a HOF should do and never complained once and for that he deserves it.:twocents: