Reggie Bush the next Barry Sanders?

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  1. Smash_Mouth_Mario

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    You know how the media is comparing Reggie Bush to Barry Sanders? In my opinion he's NOT the next Barry Sanders. He's going to be similar to Marcus Allen, but faster in the open field. But not as good at breaking tackles.

    Below you'll notice that Sanders finished with 15,000+ rushing yards to Allen's 12,000+ rushing yards. But take note of Allen's receiving yards and touchdowns to Sanders...

    Allen's receving yrds 5411 > Sander's receiving yards 2921
    Allen's total TDs 144 > Sander's total TDs 109

    Reggie Bush is more in the mold of Allen, IMO.

    Sanders would have probably finished with 2500 more yards if he had stayed 3-4 more years. But nevertheless. I never liked his "juke" style. He was too one dimensional (too much evasion, and not enough power skills).

    Marcus Allen
    http://football.about.com/cs/legends/p/marcusallen.htm
    NFL Career Totals:
    * Rushing - 3,022 carries for: 12,243 yards and 123 touchdowns
    * Receiving - 587 receptions for: 5,411 yards and 21 touchdowns

    Barry Sanders
    http://football.about.com/cs/legends/p/barrysanders.htm
    NFL Career Totals:
    * Rushing - 3,062 Carries for: 15,269 Yards and 99 Touchdowns
    * Receiving - 352 Receptions for: 2,921 Yards and 10 Touchdowns

    Earl Campbell
    http://football.about.com/od/legends/p/earlcampbell.htm
    NFL Career Totals:
    * Russing - 2187 Carries for: 9,407 yards and 74 touchdowns
    * Receiving - 121 receptions for: 806 yards, 0 Touchdowns

    OJ Simpson
    http://football.about.com/cs/legends/p/ojsimpson.htm
    NFL Career Totals:
    • Rushing - 2,404 Carries for: 11,236 Yards and 61 Touchdowns
    • Receiving - 203 Receptions for: 2,142 Yards and 14 Touchdowns

    Emmitt Smith
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/SmitEm00.htm
    NFL Career Totals:
    * Rushing - 4409 Carries for: 18355 yards and 164 touchdowns
    * Receving - 515 Receptions for: 3224 yards and 11 touchdowns
     
  2. thetexanator

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    reggie is the closest well ever get to barry sanders.
     
  3. kastofsna

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    deangelo williams reminds me more of sanders. bush is sayers.
     
  4. Smash_Mouth_Mario

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    I'll buy that. Although, Deangelo to me is less like Sanders and more like Garrison Hearst. He's has more power. Although, I do like his moves. He's not as dependent on the "juke" as Sanders was.


    Gale Sayers

    Running Back

    Ht/Wt: 6-0, 198
    Born: 5/30/1943
    College: Kansas
    Drafted: 1965, round 1, by the Chicago Bears
    4-time Pro Bowler: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969

    +--------------------------+-------------------------+
    | Rushing | Receiving |
    +----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
    | Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
    +----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
    | 1965 chi | 14 | 166 867 5.2 14 | 29 507 17.5 6 |
    | 1966 chi | 14 | 229 1231 5.4 8 | 34 447 13.1 2 |
    | 1967 chi | 13 | 186 880 4.7 7 | 16 126 7.9 1 |
    | 1968 chi | 9 | 138 856 6.2 2 | 15 117 7.8 0 |
    | 1969 chi | 14 | 236 1032 4.4 8 | 17 116 6.8 0 |
    | 1970 chi | 2 | 23 52 2.3 0 | 1 -6 -6.0 0 |
    | 1971 chi | 2 | 13 38 2.9 0 | 0 0 0.0 0 |
    +----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
    | TOTAL | 68 | 991 4956 5.0 39 | 112 1307 11.7 9 |
    +----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
     
  5. Dime

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    Tell me how you can even compare Reggie to Barry when he has yet to touch the football in a pro game. Quit using Barry, in comparision, till he has a chance to be close to his numbers.
     
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    Tell me how you can even compare Reggie to Barry when he has yet to touch the football in a pro game. Quit using Barry, in comparision, till he has a chance to be close to his numbers.
     
  7. Smash_Mouth_Mario

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    It wasn't I that comapring Bush to Sanders. It was *others* in the media. I was comparing Bush to Macus Allen. Although, Gail Sayers is a good comparison too.

    So, my post was stated in order to REFUTE the Bush = Sanders comparisons. Even Detroit Lion fans disagree with the comparison. Although, they are a little touchy when anyone compares any RB to Sanders.
     

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