Originally Posted by utahmark
Emmitt got to play on one of the best offensive lines ever with probowl players at almost every position on the field. I think his biggest asset was his ability to stay healthy.
Not particularly to you but folks who say things like this didn't consistently watch Emmett. He gained most of his yardage after contact. He was brilliant at sliding to minimize contact and then running through it. He was also outstanding with his use of his right hand (rare RB who hardly ever changed his ball carrying hand) - whether it be for balance, to not go down, to stiff arm to deflect an attempted tackle arm. Emmitt was not a product of his OL.