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Playoffs
09-10-2012, 05:25 PM
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
Gotta like Sanders' polo @HoustonTexans: @ArianFoster & Hall of Famer @BarrySanders @verizon photo shoot

http://distilleryimage6.instagram.com/30a998d2fb6811e1aaa822000a1de2ba_7.jpg

Double Barrel
09-10-2012, 06:03 PM
Very cool pic!

Has Arian always looked this thin?

Showtime100
09-10-2012, 06:04 PM
Barry looks like he could suit up right now.

rush2112mn
09-10-2012, 06:16 PM
very nice....

Cjeremy635
09-10-2012, 06:18 PM
Very cool pic!

Has Arian always looked this thin?

I think he looks smaller this year. I noticed it in preseason, but I didn't know if I just felt that way subconsciously because he turned into a vegan.

Premier
09-10-2012, 06:18 PM
that veggie lifestyle is no joke, it will cut the fat off the fittest man..

Playoffs
09-10-2012, 06:53 PM
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
@BarrySanders on the #Texans: "1 of those teams that are very balanced. Offensively, you almost have to pick your poison."

@BarrySanders on @ArianFoster: Hes a great, great player. He sees the field very well... (has) speed, great vision, quickness."

GuerillaBlack
09-10-2012, 07:54 PM
Very cool pic!

Has Arian always looked this thin?

He hasn't looked smaller to me. He is not wearing pads though, so it does make him look slighlt thinner.

jaayteetx
09-10-2012, 08:02 PM
Someone needs to remember to post that pic this Thanksgiving.

Texecutioner
09-10-2012, 08:29 PM
Not a surprise. He hated the Lions so bad, he retired early and said the hell with the rushing title.

El Tejano
09-11-2012, 12:09 PM
Yes, Arian looks thinner. Particularly in his legs. He doesn't push the pile like he used to either. To me that's the biggest difference.

Double Barrel
09-11-2012, 12:28 PM
Here's a pic of Foster from July 2011, for comparison:

http://nimg.sulekha.com/others/original700/arian-foster-2011-7-13-17-0-0.jpg

He looks like he has more mass around his core.

I'm not analyzing good or bad or the vegan diet. Just noticed that he looks thinner in the pic with Sanders.

Playoffs
09-11-2012, 06:27 PM
Man, nobody could jump sooo far sideways out of the grasp of defenders like Barry Sanders. Guys would drop their heads and grab for a tackle, coming up only with air and bewildered looks on their mugs.

gtexan02
09-11-2012, 09:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUVFZYYzHPU

For anyone who doesn't want to watch the whole thing check out this particular time and the next highlight:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUVFZYYzHPU&feature=player_detailpage#t=99s

Now that is insane

kwayshauntay
09-12-2012, 12:02 AM
full speed sanders highlights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DcHoF0Gjao

jaw dropping!

ObsiWan
09-12-2012, 05:03 AM
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield


http://distilleryimage6.instagram.com/30a998d2fb6811e1aaa822000a1de2ba_7.jpg

I like that polo. Gotta find me one.

And Foster does look a bit leaner. You can see it in his face.

Scooter
09-12-2012, 06:29 AM
full speed sanders highlights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DcHoF0Gjao

jaw dropping!

incredible. where earl had inhuman thighs, barry's hips were similarly impossible. nobody can change speeds and direction like barry could. and thanks for the full speed link, it's even more impressive seeing how awful the lions' offensive line was.

FR0497
09-12-2012, 02:28 PM
Imho, the greatest RB of all time. Give him an O line and he would have rushed for 2,000+ yds every season.

El Tejano
09-12-2012, 03:10 PM
Imho, the greatest RB of all time. Give him an O line and he would have rushed for 2,000+ yds every season.

What people also don't ever consider is that Barry Sanders ran out of the Run-n-Shoot offense which passed 95% of the time, and he still did what he did.

FR0497
09-12-2012, 03:19 PM
What people also don't ever consider is that Barry Sanders ran out of the Run-n-Shoot offense which passed 95% of the time, and he still did what he did.

And he sure did make the most of his attempts. May be the only back to have played 10+ seasons and average 5+ ypc.

ChampionTexan
09-12-2012, 03:31 PM
What people also don't ever consider is that Barry Sanders ran out of the Run-n-Shoot offense which passed 95% of the time, and he still did what he did.

He played in the silver stretch (aka Run 'n Shoot) offense for the first two years of his career. The remaining 8 years were in a more conventional offensive scheme. Regardless of scheme his career 5.0 yards per carry was impressive.

silvrhand
09-12-2012, 03:53 PM
Barry Sanders was the heart and soul of my football love when he retired I stopped watching football for a while. I was very angry that the lions with him retiring couldn't work out a trade/release for him.

They owed him that IMHO.

The Pencil Neck
09-12-2012, 04:08 PM
And he sure did make the most of his attempts. May be the only back to have played 10+ seasons and average 5+ ypc.

What makes that 5+ ypc average really insane was that he also usually led the league in rushes of -1, 0, and 1 yards. I remember watching a game back in the day and they showed his rushes on a chart and most of them were for between -1 and 1 yards. But every 12th play or so, he'd break off a long run.

If he would have had a good offensive line, he would have been even scarier.

But as it was with the Lions, he was a boom or bust player. You had to keep feeding him the ball because you never knew when the magic was going to hit but he could kill drives with those exciting runs that netted 0 yards. He's a player that I always loved to watch his highlights but I never wanted him on my team.

Goldensilence
09-12-2012, 05:15 PM
Barry Sanders was the heart and soul of my football love when he retired I stopped watching football for a while. I was very angry that the lions with him retiring couldn't work out a trade/release for him.

They owed him that IMHO.

Simply put Barry shouldn't have signed that contract to keep him with the Lions. When he signed even at a young age i thought it was a mistake.

False Start
09-12-2012, 05:51 PM
I still have my Barry Sanders jersey from High School. It was the first jersey I ever bought. I also still have my Sterling Sharpe jersey too.

texanhead08
09-12-2012, 10:21 PM
I remember what a fantastic kick returner Barry was in college. He was the best return guy I have ever seen college or pro. I would have loved to see what he could have done if they let him return kicks in the NFL.

Texan_Bill
09-12-2012, 10:37 PM
I still have my Barry Sanders jersey from High School. It was the first jersey I ever bought. I also still have my Sterling Sharpe jersey too.

That's really, REALLY disturbing that your first jersey was that of a high school player, AND YOU paid for it!!!! Scary, in fact!!! :)

That said, Sanders was a "Bad Man!!"

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Really cool to see that pic w/ Arian and Barry!!! Barry did it right. He got out while on top, not unlike Jim Brown!!! That's pretty cool!!!!

That said, I hope that Arian lasts a few/couple more years longer than Jim/Barry/ and as a heart felt favorite, EARL!!!

silvrhand
09-12-2012, 10:48 PM
Really cool to see that pic w/ Arian and Barry!!! Barry did it right. He got out
while on top, not unlike Jim Brown!!! That's pretty cool!!!!



Jim Brown just still seems really mad at the world..

False Start
09-13-2012, 12:08 AM
That's really, REALLY disturbing that your first jersey was that of a high school player, AND YOU paid for it!!!! Scary, in fact!!! :)

That said, Sanders was a "Bad Man!!"

*************

Really cool to see that pic w/ Arian and Barry!!! Barry did it right. He got out while on top, not unlike Jim Brown!!! That's pretty cool!!!!

That said, I hope that Arian lasts a few/couple more years longer than Jim/Barry/ and as a heart felt favorite, EARL!!!

:lol:

I had just took a few tokes when I typed that so, I worded it wrong. I meant I bought the Sanders jersey when I was in High School. :kubepalm:

texansdrummer
09-13-2012, 01:06 AM
My Dad is an OSU alumnus......I grew up going to games in Stillwater, and I still remember a particular game when they took Thurman Thomas out and put in a smaller RB. We were wondering, "Who is THAT....and why are they taking Thurman out?".

I feel very fortunate to have watched both TT's and Barry's college years in their entirety. I also grew up near Wichita, and student taught (Music Ed) at North HS where BS went. He was still involved their....donated/refurbed a public field, and I believe his niece was in the Orchestra while I was there.

Classy guy......just get the job done.

Showtime100
09-13-2012, 01:09 AM
Uh-huh, see there young man?



This is your brain........

:lol:

I had just took a few tokes when I typed that so, I worded it wrong. I meant I bought the Sanders jersey when I was in High School. :kubepalm:

....this is your brain on drugs..........

I still have my Barry Sanders jersey from High School. It was the first jersey I ever bought. I also still have my Sterling Sharpe jersey too.

:roast: :foottap:

Gimme a hit