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View Poll Results: Who's the real 'once in a lifetime' running back?
Reggie Bush 2 4.44%
Adrian Peterson 39 86.67%
Darren McFadden 4 8.89%
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Old 10-15-2007   #1
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Default Who's your 'once in a lifetime back'? Bush,Peterson,or McFadden

Well there sure was all this hype surrounding Reggie Bush and him being a once in decade/lifetime runningback. Then came, Adrian Peterson the very next year. He's even better and the real once in a decade RB. Now there's Darren McFadden- is he even better!?

This was posted on another site and the results of over 200 votes were very surprising to me. I fully expect this one to me much different but the basis remains the same. It seems every year there are the sexy guys that are going to be the best players in the world...etc. Lots of hype.

So who is the best running back?

Reggie Bush- 2006
Adrian Peterson-2007
Darren McFAdden-2008
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Old 10-16-2007   #2
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Default Re: Who's your 'once in a lifetime back'? Bush,Peterson,or McFadden

For me the answer to the question who is the once in 'my' lifetime will always be Barry Sanders.

Of the selection provided, AD has the best chance for greatness.
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McFadden.
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Default Re: Who's your 'once in a lifetime back'? Bush,Peterson,or McFadden

I've experienced my 'once in a lifetime back'... His name was Earl...
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Default Re: Who's your 'once in a lifetime back'? Bush,Peterson,or McFadden

I didn't vote in the poll, because there was not a "none of the above" choice. The press is idiotic for trying to label a player as a "once in a lifetime back' before they have played for 5++ years.
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Default Re: Who's your 'once in a lifetime back'? Bush,Peterson,or McFadden

then just vote who you think will be the best of the 3. not that hard.
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Default Re: Who's your 'once in a lifetime back'? Bush,Peterson,or McFadden

For over two years I have said it was AP and not Bush. He is as good as the profile gets for a NFL Running Back. The question will be can he sustain his performance without injury.
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I've experienced my 'once in a lifetime back'... His name was Earl...
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Default Re: Who's your 'once in a lifetime back'? Bush,Peterson,or McFadden

Apparently people don't seem to understand the question. This is not a "who was the greatest running back ever" poll, it was a poll designed to have you guess who will be that "once in a lifetime back" coming out of college. Just like MW was labeled a "once in a lifetime" pass rusher when he came out

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PS: I think RB's + Peterson's injuries caused him to drop as far as he did. I think McFadden goes top 2
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Apparently people don't seem to understand the question. This is not a "who was the greatest running back ever" poll, it was a poll designed to have you guess who will be that "once in a lifetime back" coming out of college. Just like MW was labeled a "once in a lifetime" pass rusher when he came out

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I understood the question perfectly.... My ONCE (as in there is ONLY one) in a lifetime running back has already played and retired...
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Apparently people don't seem to understand the question. This is not a "who was the greatest running back ever" poll, it was a poll designed to have you guess who will be that "once in a lifetime back" coming out of college. Just like MW was labeled a "once in a lifetime" pass rusher when he came out
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I thought he was labeled as the "perfectly made body with no motor and who took plays off and needed to be motivated." I never heard your explanation..oh well

I got ya...since we have no clue how McFadden will be used and you listed those 3, I'd got AP with no injuries.
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How this question can even be posed after peterson's performance this past sunday is beyond me....
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Default Re: Who's your 'once in a lifetime back'? Bush,Peterson,or McFadden

I find some of these responses really funny.

The whole point is that espn/media hypes up certain players so much as in Bush. We all heard the 'there's only one player like this that comes around every X# of years. Then the next year is Adrian Peterson who I, as well as many, think is head and shoulders above Bush. Then the next year comes Darren McFadden who is an incredible athlete/running back that COULD be better than Peterson!

And about Mario...I remember him being portrayed as a physical speciman, etc and being the best DE since Julius Peppers if not better. We as fans were told that he was coming to Houston for his Pass Rush to get to Peyton. He's a monster against the run but his pass rushing still needs work.

Maybe another debate shall be Mario Williams, Gaines Adams, or Calais Cambell!?
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Well there sure was all this hype surrounding Reggie Bush and him being a once in decade/lifetime runningback. Then came, Adrian Peterson the very next year. He's even better and the real once in a decade RB. Now there's Darren McFadden- is he even better!?

This was posted on another site and the results of over 200 votes were very surprising to me. I fully expect this one to me much different but the basis remains the same. It seems every year there are the sexy guys that are going to be the best players in the world...etc. Lots of hype.

So who is the best running back?

Reggie Bush- 2006
Adrian Peterson-2007
Darren McFAdden-2008
My once in decade is adrian Peterson, my once in a lifetime back is OJ Simpson, he is still my idol.
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Bush has the pure potential out of the 3 backs to put up the most total yards, while AD is the best pure runner. McFadden reminds me of MJD, a guy that can do the inside run almost as good as Peterson and the passing game almost as well as Bush.
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