Who are your favorite non Texans players past and present?

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  1. StarStruck

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    Present: Adrian Peterson, Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis
    Past: Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, Lawrence Taylor

    Obviously, I chose to exclude Cowboys and Oilers players as well.:)
     
  2. ledzeppelin229

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    Jughead?? :headhurts:

    jk....

    Tough to say because when it comes to favorite players I am a homer all the way. I have trouble even watching sports after Houston teams are eliminated from contention...which is happening way too often as of late.

    I agree about Adrian Peterson...not upset about the Okoye pick [since we didn't have a shot without trading up anyway] but Schaub + AJ + AP all on the field would have been amazing...

    I also like watching Brandon Jacobs run...the guy is a monster. I really need to watch more non-Houston games next season.
     
  3. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    Dan Marino, Mike Singeltary, Eric Allen, Joe Montana, Seth Joyner, Derrick Thomas, Mark Bavaro, Sean Taylor

    Clinton Portis, LT, Carson Palmer, PIT's D-Line (guys come and go but they are always solid)
     
  4. Brando

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    Past: Barry Sanders,Derrick Thomas,Walter Payton,Jerry Rice,Joe Montana,Lawrence Taylor,Dan Marino

    Now: Adrian Peterson,Devon Hester,Tom Brady,Brian Urlacher,Derrick Brooks,Patrick Willis,Braylon Edwards,Warrick Dunn


    Rookie: Justin Forsett
     
  5. ChampionTexan

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    Past: Len Dawson, Fred Biletnikoff, Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Reggie White, Randy White

    Current: Peyton Manning, Champ Bailey, Patrick Willis, LT, Larry Fitzgerald, Derrick Brooks
     
  6. PapaL

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    A lot of good old names. How days have passed...
     
  7. Ole Miss Texan

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    Peyton Manning
    Eli Manning
    Patrick Willis
    Adrian Peterson
    Maurice Jones-Drew
    Joe Thomas
     
  8. TexansLucky13

    TexansLucky13 53d Signal Batt

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    If you are saying that at 27 imagine what it will be like at 72!

    My list (active players only):

    Ben Watson
    Tom Brady
    Teddy Bruschi
    Adrian Peterson
    Maurice Jones-Drew
    Jay Cutler
    Antonio Gates
    Brandon Jacobs
    Jason Campbell
    Antonio Cromartie

    Retired Players:

    Bo Jackson
    Bo Jackson
    Bo Jackson
    Bo Jackson

    You get the picture.
     


  9. Texecutioner

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    Current players

    Tom Brady
    Marvin Harrison
    Brian Westbrook
    Vince Young
    Anquan Bolden
    Troy Brown

    Defense
    Ray Lewis
    Teddy Bruschi
    John Lynch
    Michael Griffin
    Michael Huff

    Retired players
    Joe Montana
    Jerry Rice
    Brett Favre
    Bo Jackson
    Barry Sanders
    Bruce Mathews (Love my Oilers)

    Defense
    Ronnie Lott
    Ray Childress (Love my Oilers)
    Ron Woodson
    Seth Joyner
    Derrick Thomas
     
  10. nunusguy

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    I hate it when we have to play this guy because he has always killed us,
    along with most other teams he's plays against, but Dwight Freeney is one of
    my favorite NFL players and one of the most entertaining players for me to
    watch.
    He's an incredible talent with an incredibile motor. One of those rarities who is not only blessed with tremendous natural ability but is also the consummate overachiever.
     
  11. beerlover

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    I like your list but you forgot Levi Brown & Jonathan Stewart :winky:
     
  12. Brando

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    That reminds me...Bob Sanders is one of my favorites. Imagine if he was a Texan? :wild:
     
  13. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Past players: Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, Tony Dorsett, Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, Fran Tarkenton, Haywood Jeffires, and several others I'm forgetting.
     
  14. Overalls

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    Without picking former Oilers.

    Sacrilege I know but...

    Terry Bradshaw
    Rocky Blier
    Ed Too Tall Jones
    Jim Brown
    Barry Sanders



    No current players hit me as much as those guys but I guess I will go with...

    Uhhh....

    Adrian Peterson
    Randy Moss
    LT
    The Johnson kid in Cinci




    :fans:
     
  15. PapaL

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    So much so that I aged a whole year before replying.

    Agreed. I remember watching Marino to the Mark Brothers, John Elway losing the SB to the 49'ers, seeing Bo play and Herschel Walker. That guy had the quickest feet ever.
     
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    Past: Earl Campbell, Whiteshoes Johnson, Vernon Perry, Paul Warfield, Johnny Unitas, Mike Curtis, Herb Adderley

    Present: Jason Taylor, Frank Gore, Adrian Peterson, LaDainian Thomlinson
     
  18. drewmar74

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    Past: Tom Rathman, Dan Fouts, Brent Jones, Mark Bavaro, Walter Payton, Reggie White and I guess Favre goes in the "past" category now, too.

    Rathman in particular stands out in my mind.

    Present: Peyton Manning, Marion Barber (I hate the 'boys but like watching that dude run), Brian Westbrook, Ed Reed.

    Hard to name any present players because I've got such a bias. I almost feel guilty naming players other than Texans.....
     
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    adrian peterson is by far my favorite non-texan in the league, i've been a believer for years
     
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    Joe Montana
    Jerry Rice
    Barry Sanders
    Brett Favre
     

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