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Nzoner
08-29-2006, 08:07 PM
1.Derrick Thomas
2.Lawrence Taylor
3.Barry Sanders
4.Walter Payton
5.John Riggins

Deberg_1990
08-29-2006, 08:11 PM
Joe Montana
Randall Cunningham (1985-1991 or so)
Marcus Allen
Walter Payton
Mark Simoneau

OnTheWarpath58
08-29-2006, 08:13 PM
Derrick Thomas, Walter Payton, Ronnie Lott, Mike Singletary, Earl Campbell......

burt
08-29-2006, 08:20 PM
Joe Montana, Barry Sanders, Warren Moon, Reggie White, Brett Farvre...

QuikSsurfer
08-29-2006, 08:21 PM
montana, farvre, DT, hasty

Chief Faithful
08-29-2006, 08:21 PM
Derrick Thomas
Kevin Ross
Jack Lambert
Earl Cambell
Walter Payton

burt
08-29-2006, 08:22 PM
montana, farvre, DT, hasty

Guess we both watched the game last night....

Wallcrawler
08-29-2006, 08:22 PM
1. Derrick Thomas

2. Barry Sanders

3. Joe Montana

4. Marcus Allen

5. Bruce Smith

SNR
08-29-2006, 08:23 PM
Bo Jackson

Braincase
08-29-2006, 08:27 PM
Willie Roaf
Priest Holmes
John Alt
Buck Buchanon
Derrick Thomas

Tinlar
08-29-2006, 08:30 PM
1. Christian Okoye
1. Derrick Thomas
3. Priest Holmes
3. Bo Jackson
5. Marcus Allen

OnTheWarpath58
08-29-2006, 08:36 PM
I'd like to add a 5(a).....Reggie White

whoman69
08-29-2006, 08:37 PM
Willie Lanier
Deacon Jones
Derrick Thomas
Lawrence Taylor
Joe Montana

I miss seeing defenses able to dominate a game, especially those in red and gold.

OldTownChief
08-29-2006, 08:44 PM
Dawson
Montana
Buchanon
Payton
Staubach

Skip Towne
08-29-2006, 08:49 PM
Bronco Nagurski, Red Grange, Whizzer White, Jim Thorpe, Hopalong Cassidy.

JBucc
08-29-2006, 08:57 PM
DT
Montana
Barry Sanders
Bo Jackson
Earl Campbell
Jerry Rice
Walter Payton
Jeff George

Spott
08-29-2006, 09:00 PM
Rick Mirer
John Friesz
Jeff Hostetler
Gus Frerotte
Jeff George

I only miss seeing them play against us, though.

Saulbadguy
08-29-2006, 09:01 PM
Terrel Owens

ChiefsFanatic
08-29-2006, 09:09 PM
DT.
Barry Sanders
Bo Jackson
Deion Sanders [in his prime]
DT.

big nasty kcnut
08-29-2006, 09:09 PM
Joe Montana
Barry Sanders
Derrick Thomas
Bo Jackson

Reerun_KC
08-29-2006, 09:12 PM
Derrick Thomas & Neil Smith
Montana
Sanders Dieon/Barry
Priest Holmes
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Micheal Irvin? Yeah right!

Emmit Smith/Troy Aikman

Garcia Bronco
08-29-2006, 09:15 PM
Elway
Davis
Sharpe
McCaffery
Montana

CosmicPal
08-29-2006, 09:32 PM
1. Derrick Thomas

He was simply special. He could singlehandedly disrupt an offense, but more importantly- it seemed like he was always around the ball. When he played- I couldn't wait for the defense to be on the field.

2. Joe Montana

He too was special. I didn't expect him to do much late in his career with KC, but he still showed he could master an offense and win games with his arm.

3. Barry Sanders

Good lord you HAD to pay attention whenever he had the ball! He'd juke here, juke there, spin around, fly in the air, move through people- the guy was amazing to watch.

4. Reggie White

Big, strong, fast, and agile. He was fluid for a big man.

5. John Elway

As much as I hated him, you had to respect him whenever he was on the field.

In a few years, I could easily see myself adding Larry Johnson to this list. Runs like a deer and can bowl people over like a speeding train. Guys like him don't need Willie Roaf- he'll put the fear into defenses with the glare in his eyes and the beef in his shoulders. He'll be something else.

Tribal Warfare
08-29-2006, 09:38 PM
Joe Montana Barry Sanders Jerry Rice Reggie White Derrick Thomas

CosmicPal
08-29-2006, 09:43 PM
John Alt




Are you serious? You actually sat and watched every block John Alt laid on someone?

Don't get me wrong, Alt was a great offensive linemen, but to be honest with you- I don't think I ever watched the guy ever do anything in his lifetime- I was too busy watching the QB, RB, and or WRs making the actual plays.

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 09:45 PM
Elway
Davis
Sharpe
McCaffery
Montana

McCaffrey? Can't you just watch the death scene from Hamlet?

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 09:47 PM
Bronco Nagurski, Red Grange, Whizzer White, Jim Thorpe, Hopalong Cassidy.

You must have been pretty young when Thorpe was playing.

plbrdude
08-29-2006, 09:50 PM
derrick thomas
christian okoye
pre killer oj
fred belicknekoff (sp?)
bernie kosar

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 09:51 PM
This is really, really hard.

1. Barry Sanders
2. Earl Campbell
3. Christian Okoye
4. Buck Buchanan
5. Otis Taylor

Honorable mention: Deron Cherry, Willie Lanier, Emmitt Thomas, Derrick Thomas, Walter Payton, Fran Tarkenton, Joe Delaney, Lance Alworth, Dick Butkus.

These are all guys that I've seen play. I'd love to be able to see Lombardi's Packers play, as well as a lot of the old timers like Don Hutson, Red Grange, Sammy Baugh, George Halas, Jim Thorpe, and Bronko Nagurski.

Marcellus
08-29-2006, 10:00 PM
This is really, really hard.

1. Barry Sanders
2. Earl Campbell
3. Christian Okoye
4. Buck Buchanan
5. Otis Taylor

Honorable mention: Deron Cherry, Willie Lanier, Emmitt Thomas, Derrick Thomas, Walter Payton, Fran Tarkenton, Joe Delaney, Lance Alworth, Dick Butkus.

These are all guys that I've seen play. I'd love to be able to see Lombardi's Packers play, as well as a lot of the old timers like Don Hutson, Red Grange, Sammy Baugh, George Halas, Jim Thorpe, and Bronko Nagurski.

Priest Holmes doesn't even make honorable mention?

I may be alone but I love LJ yet I still I miss Holmes already. He was the first superstar Chiefs running back I have witnessed. He was in a league of his own for a while.

Nzoner
08-29-2006, 10:01 PM
This is really, really hard.



Yeah,now that I'm reading the replies I'm thinking damn,how did I forget about him.

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 10:07 PM
Priest Holmes doesn't even make honorable mention?

I may be alone but I love LJ yet I still I miss Holmes already. He was the first superstar Chiefs running back I have witnessed. He was in a league of his own for a while.

Priest will be back.

cdcox
08-29-2006, 10:14 PM
Chiefs fall into a different catagory for me, can't be ranked with other NFL players

Jerry Rice
Joe Montana
Earl Campbell
Lawrence Taylor
Barry Sanders

Honerable mention to Roger Staubach and the Juice (his playing days were much better than his post retirement act).

Bwana
08-29-2006, 10:15 PM
DT
LT
Walter Payton
Joe Montana
Jack Youngblood

Marcellus
08-29-2006, 10:15 PM
I hope your right, maybe he could line up at wide out.............we need another one.

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 10:17 PM
Dang it. I meant to mention Lawrence Taylor.

I remember a play when he was a rookie or second year player. The other team was on the Giants' five yard line or thereabouts, and the quarterback threw the ball on an out to his left. Taylor was drifting over and plucked the ball out of the air about halfway through its trajectory, and then outran everybody to the end zone 95 yards away. Heckuva play, and his speed was most impressive.

OldTownChief
08-29-2006, 10:21 PM
Terrel Owens

Lynn Elliot

Nzoner
08-29-2006, 10:22 PM
It's nice to finally see some LT mentions I was beginning to think I was the only one.

Nzoner
08-29-2006, 10:26 PM
Lynn Elliot



This thread is ROONED!! :cuss:

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 10:32 PM
It's nice to finally see some LT mentions I was beginning to think I was the only one.

I had initially forgotten about him, but then I saw an empty coke can on my desk.

Skip Towne
08-29-2006, 10:33 PM
Lynn Elliot
No, no, no Lin Elliot. Haha There I said it!!

ChiefsFanatic
08-29-2006, 10:33 PM
This is really, really hard.

1. Barry Sanders
2. Earl Campbell
3. Christian Okoye
4. Buck Buchanan
5. Otis Taylor

Honorable mention: Deron Cherry, Willie Lanier, Emmitt Thomas, Derrick Thomas, Walter Payton, Fran Tarkenton, Joe Delaney, Lance Alworth, Dick Butkus.

These are all guys that I've seen play. I'd love to be able to see Lombardi's Packers play, as well as a lot of the old timers like Don Hutson, Red Grange, Sammy Baugh, George Halas, Jim Thorpe, and Bronko Nagurski.

Rainman, I really enjoy reading your posts. I think you are consistently the very best poster on this BB.

Picking Okoye over DT is ridiculous. Okoye had a couple of good years. DT was a dominating force his whole career. It makes me sad when an Icon like yourself reveals themselves to be, well, just....I can't even say it.

If you think you are a Chiefs fan, and DT is not on your list, then you are not a Chiefs fan.

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 10:35 PM
Rainman, I really enjoy reading your posts. I think you are consistently the very best poster on this BB.

Picking Okoye over DT is ridiculous. Okoye had a couple of good years. DT was a dominating force his whole career. It makes me sad when an Icon like yourself reveals themselves to be, well, just....I can't even say it.

If you think you are a Chiefs fan, and DT is not on your list, then you are not a Chiefs fan.

I love DT just like the next guy, but seeing Okoye bowl over defenders made me giggle.

And in case you missed the voting, I am indeed the greatest Chiefsplanet poster ever. :p

milkman
08-29-2006, 10:40 PM
Willie Lanier
Gale Sayers
Jim Brown
Bobby Bell
DT

Two other Chiefs to round out my top 5 Chiefs.

Buck Buchanon
Otis Taylor

3 other nonChiefs to round out that top 5

Deacon Jones
Reggie White
Earl Campbell

Skip Towne
08-29-2006, 10:41 PM
DT
LT
Walter Payton
Joe Montana
Jack Youngblood
You don't remember Jack Lambert? The dude was only 6'4" and 220 lbs. yet he struck terror in the heart of every QB he faced. He had no front teeth and he actually drooled as he played. Any top 5 list without Lambert is flawed

jspchief
08-29-2006, 10:43 PM
1. Derrick Thomas
2. Barry Sanders
3. Ray Lewis in his prime
4. Priest Holmes

That's pretty much it.

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 10:45 PM
I also loved watching Albert Lewis on special teams. That guy had a gift for placing himself in front of a kicked football.

Frazod
08-29-2006, 10:48 PM
Joe Montana
Derrick Thomas
Ronnie Lott
Albert Lewis
Walter Payton

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 10:51 PM
Another guy I really liked watching - except when he was playing the Chiefs - was Seattle strong safety Kenny Easley. That guy was the hardest-hitting safety I've ever seen. In all seriousness, I feared for our receivers when we played the Seahawks during Easley's heyday.

Simplex3
08-29-2006, 10:53 PM
Barry Sanders
Walter Payton
Jerry Rice
Reggie White
Favre

Bwana
08-29-2006, 11:02 PM
You don't remember Jack Lambert? The dude was only 6'4" and 220 lbs. yet he struck terror in the heart of every QB he faced. He had no front teeth and he actually drooled as he played. Any top 5 list without Lambert is flawed

The dude was a stud for sure. He is now a Game Warden in (I think) PA some place. I caught that on some "Where are they now" show.

Rausch
08-29-2006, 11:08 PM
DT
Bo Jackson
Barry Sanders
Kevin Greene
(A Young) Rod Woodson

picasso
08-29-2006, 11:13 PM
Lynn Swann
Barry Sanders
Walter Payton
Joe Montana
Derrick Thomas

boogblaster
08-29-2006, 11:34 PM
Derrick Thomas...Jack Lambart...Earl Campbell...Joe Montana...Jerry Rice...plus my ole buddy Mike Bell 99..... BOOG....

Bwana
08-29-2006, 11:37 PM
The dude was a stud for sure. He is now a Game Warden in (I think) PA some place. I caught that on some "Where are they now" show.

Hmm? Looks like he is retired now.

http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/prev/archives/covarch/cov00/cv9600.html

Jack Lambert,
Middle Linebacker
Hometown: Mantua, Ohio
Current Residence: Worthington, Pa.
Years with Steelers: 1974-84
Career Highlights: A 2nd-round draft pick out of Kent State 25.5 career sacks 28 career interceptions 15 recovered opponent fumbles two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year 9 straight Pro Bowl appearances, '75-'83 chosen in '94 to NFL's 75th Anniversary Team.
Post-Playing Endeavors: Served as deputy wildlife conservation officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Currently: Retired from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
High Point: Hall of Fame induction, 1990.
Low Point: Was injured early in the second half of Super Bowl IX, in '75 (his rookie year) and missed the rest of the game.
Extra Point: His six recoveries of opponent fumbles in 1976 is still a club record.
Quote: "Big, skinny guy -- there's no way in the world he could play middle linebacker," former scout Jack Butler said in The Pittsburgh Steelers: The Official Team History. "I never thought he'd be as good as he was."

Uncle_Ted
08-29-2006, 11:52 PM
I had initially forgotten about him, but then I saw an empty coke can on my desk.

That's funny! Rep!

Nzoner
08-30-2006, 12:17 AM
Crank up the diesel

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Nzoner
08-30-2006, 12:31 AM
Dang it. I meant to mention Lawrence Taylor.

I remember a play when he was a rookie or second year player. The other team was on the Giants' five yard line or thereabouts, and the quarterback threw the ball on an out to his left. Taylor was drifting over and plucked the ball out of the air about halfway through its trajectory, and then outran everybody to the end zone 95 yards away. Heckuva play, and his speed was most impressive.

Although the play you describe is not here this is a great piece on LT from an old video called the NFL Crunch Course.

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noa
08-30-2006, 12:43 AM
Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders, Peyton Manning, Ronnie Lott, Lawrence Taylor

Demonpenz
08-30-2006, 01:09 AM
Jerry Rice
Singelterry
Jesse Tuggle
Marino
Bill Romanwski

Guru
08-30-2006, 01:24 AM
Bo Jackson
Glad somebody remembered him.

KCChiefsMan
08-30-2006, 04:21 AM
pretty much all of the players I miss have already been mentioned. But I do miss watching a couple of coaches....Jim Mora & Ditka...always made sportscenter fun to watch

Hound333
08-30-2006, 07:21 AM
Barry Sandars
Derrick Thomas
Joe Montana
Bo Jackson
Ronnie Lott

Hound333
08-30-2006, 07:22 AM
Glad somebody remembered him.


Nice another Bo fan. That man was a beast. To bad a freak accident took him out.

cadmonkey
08-30-2006, 07:25 AM
Ronnie Lott
Walter Payton
Ronnie Lott
Barry Sanders
Ronnie Lott

MeaTy The Pimp
08-30-2006, 07:36 AM
Derrick Thomas
Reggie White
Ronnie Lott
Barry Sanders
Christian Okoye (I loved watching him run over people)

Nzoner
08-30-2006, 12:57 PM
But I do miss watching a couple of coaches....Jim Mora & Ditka...always made sportscenter fun to watch


Ditka was great.

shaneo69
08-30-2006, 02:34 PM
Derrick Thomas
Joe Montana
Marcus Allen
Priest Holmes
Deron Cherry

Florida_Bronco
08-30-2006, 02:43 PM
John Elway
Terrell Davis
Steve Atwater
Shannon Sharpe
Neil Smith in Denver

wildcat09
08-30-2006, 03:10 PM
Nice another Bo fan. That man was a beast. To bad a freak accident took him out.

he was probably my favorite athlete of all-time