Who's your 'once in a lifetime back'? Bush,Peterson,or McFadden

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by Ole Miss Texan, Oct 15, 2007.

?

Who's the real 'once in a lifetime' running back?

  1. Reggie Bush

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  2. Adrian Peterson

    39 vote(s)
    86.7%
  3. Darren McFadden

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  1. Ole Miss Texan

    Ole Miss Texan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    8,694
    Likes Received:
    685
    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
     
  2. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2005
    Messages:
    9,507
    Likes Received:
    472
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    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.
     
  3. kastofsna

    kastofsna Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    7,438
    Likes Received:
    245
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    McFadden.
     
  4. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    48,659
    Likes Received:
    2,082
    Location:
    Houston. Mediocrity Lives Here!!
    I've experienced my 'once in a lifetime back'... His name was Earl...
     
    Hervoyel likes this.
  5. GlassHalfFull

    GlassHalfFull Subscribed Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,180
    Likes Received:
    907
    Location:
    Section 353
    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.
     
  6. kastofsna

    kastofsna Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    7,438
    Likes Received:
    245
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    then just vote who you think will be the best of the 3. not that hard.
     
  7. Kaiser Toro

    Kaiser Toro Native Mod

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    16,205
    Likes Received:
    1,156
    Location:
    Straight Outta Austin
    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.
     
  8. Silver Oak

    Silver Oak Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    304
    Location:
    The Woodlands
    I'm with ya.
     


  9. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,785
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Boston
    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

    Its not hard people
     
  10. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,785
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Boston
    PS: I think RB's + Peterson's injuries caused him to drop as far as he did. I think McFadden goes top 2
     
  11. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    48,659
    Likes Received:
    2,082
    Location:
    Houston. Mediocrity Lives Here!!
    I understood the question perfectly.... My ONCE (as in there is ONLY one) in a lifetime running back has already played and retired...
     
  12. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Dallas Frog

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    12,421
    Likes Received:
    785
    Location:
    Dallas
    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.
     
  13. Mr teX

    Mr teX Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    8,201
    Likes Received:
    481
    Location:
    Everyone Wants The Throne
    How this question can even be posed after peterson's performance this past sunday is beyond me....
     
  14. Ole Miss Texan

    Ole Miss Texan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    8,694
    Likes Received:
    685
    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!?
     
  15. ubecool454

    ubecool454 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,436
    Likes Received:
    44
    My once in decade is adrian Peterson, my once in a lifetime back is OJ Simpson, he is still my idol.
     
  16. Mr teX

    Mr teX Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    8,201
    Likes Received:
    481
    Location:
    Everyone Wants The Throne
    :backsout:
     
  17. The1ApplePie

    The1ApplePie Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    10,056
    Likes Received:
    551
    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.
     
  18. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    17,109
    Likes Received:
    1,110
    Location:
    your lady's sexdreams.
    the tyler rose disapproves of this thread.
     
  19. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    48,659
    Likes Received:
    2,082
    Location:
    Houston. Mediocrity Lives Here!!
    Add to that list with the Tyler Rose:
    Powerfuldragon
    Silver Oak
    Hervoyel
    Texan_Bill
     
  20. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2006
    Messages:
    16,137
    Likes Received:
    1,089
    Location:
    P-land
    Um..you can definetely add me to the list. No one will ever compare to the 36 inch thighed, "pinch between yer cheek and gum" Earl Christian Campbell.
    :shades:
     

Share This Page