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Sofa King
09-01-2012, 03:00 PM
The things this guy could do. Awesome to watch.

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Ace Gunner
09-01-2012, 03:02 PM
Saw two of his games. He was amazing.

Guru
09-01-2012, 03:09 PM
:popcorn:

Can't wait for all the negative comments this will get.

KILLER_CLOWN
09-01-2012, 03:09 PM
Loved Barry and Al Michaels.

Munson
09-01-2012, 03:17 PM
He's no Rashaan Sheehee.

Bowser
09-01-2012, 03:19 PM
Was that the game that he and Emmitt Smiff both went for 200 yards rushing?

I love how Al Michaels is just waiting for Sanders to break a big run on literally every rushing attempt.

Ben N 58men
09-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Overrated

Sofa King
09-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Was that the game that he and Emmitt Smiff both went for 200 yards rushing?

I love how Al Michaels is just waiting for Sanders to break a big run on literally every rushing attempt.

I noticed that too. And the sound of the crowd everytime they actually stuffed him at the line.

Gadzooks
09-01-2012, 03:21 PM
IMO - He's the greatest RB of all time. A lot of people go with Jim Brown but nobody in the history of the NFL has possessed the talent Barry had.
If he played behind that Cowboys O-Line in '94 he would have gained 3,000 yds. Too bad that the Lions F.O. beat the love of the game out of him by sucking so bad.

Bowser
09-01-2012, 03:22 PM
Overrated

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Ben N 58men
09-01-2012, 03:25 PM
http://i27.tinypic.com/2zojhvp.gif

ROFL

Gadzooks
09-01-2012, 03:26 PM
ROFL

He's right though...

Ben N 58men
09-01-2012, 03:28 PM
He's right though...

He would be if I was being serious lol.

Gadzooks
09-01-2012, 03:29 PM
He would be if I was being serious lol.

Dang sarcasm meter's on the fritz again.:thumb:

Canofbier
09-01-2012, 03:31 PM
Was that the game that he and Emmitt Smiff both went for 200 yards rushing?

I love how Al Michaels is just waiting for Sanders to break a big run on literally every rushing attempt.

"Sanderrrrrrrrrsssssssssssssss...."

Ben N 58men
09-01-2012, 03:31 PM
Dang sarcasm meter's on the fritz again.:thumb:

It happens.

SNR
09-01-2012, 03:32 PM
I noticed that too. And the sound of the crowd everytime they actually stuffed him at the line.

So THAT'S what 70,000 people exclaiming in unison, "OH SWEET JESUS THANK GOD WE DIDN'T GET RAPED" sounds like

Bowser
09-01-2012, 03:34 PM
On a somewhat relevent note -

I wonder if Mark Collins kept the football he intercepted when Sanders tried a halfback pass against us during that Thanksgiving game.

Deberg_1990
09-01-2012, 03:34 PM
Was that the game that he and Emmitt Smiff both went for 200 yards rushing?

I love how Al Michaels is just waiting for Sanders to break a big run on literally every rushing attempt.

I remember watching that game so I went and looked up the stats. Sanders had 40 carries for 194 0 TDs and Emmitt had 29 for 143 with 1 td that night. The Lions won the game 20 to 17

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199409190dal.htm

Gadzooks
09-01-2012, 03:36 PM
I remember watching that game so I went and looked up the stats. Sanders had 40 carries for 194 0 TDs and Emmitt had 29 for 143 with 1 td that night. The Lions won the game 20 to 17

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199409190dal.htm

I watched that game too. It was a great season overall, (with the exception of the 49ers cheating the salary cap to win the SB...).

Bowser
09-01-2012, 03:37 PM
I remember watching that game so I went and looked up the stats. Sanders had 40 carries for 194 0 TDs and Emmitt had 29 for 143 with 1 td that night. The Lions won the game 20 to 17

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199409190dal.htm

Cool, thanks.

Deberg_1990
09-01-2012, 03:40 PM
Heh, 40 carries by a single RB.....that's nearly unheard of now days.

Baby Lee
09-01-2012, 03:53 PM
The things this guy could do. Awesome to watch.


No flag for that, times HAVE changed.

Von Dumbass
09-01-2012, 04:02 PM
He reminds me so much of Jamaal Charles/SNR

Deberg_1990
09-01-2012, 04:06 PM
Ironically, the first time the Chiefs played against Sanders in 1990 was the Barry Word 200 yard rushing game.

SNR
09-01-2012, 04:11 PM
He reminds me so much of Jamaal Charles/SNR
Jamaal Charles does that very same shit with the porous offensive lines in past years.

Von Dumbass
09-01-2012, 04:19 PM
Jamaal Charles does that very same shit with the porous offensive lines in past years.

He put up some numbers behind those Chiefs lines but he doesn't make cuts the way Barry did. Barry Sanders made people look stupid, Jamaal Charles just makes people look slow.

JASONSAUTO
09-01-2012, 04:22 PM
He put up some numbers behind those Chiefs lines but he doesn't make cuts the way Barry did. Barry Sanders made people look stupid, Jamaal Charles just makes people look slow.

Does Barry Sanders type all your posts?

Would make sense.
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Molitoth
09-01-2012, 04:23 PM
Its awesome how many run plays that were blown up at the los and Barry made something out of nothing.
Its also amazing how much Barry played without injuries.

L.A. Chieffan
09-01-2012, 04:24 PM
Nice horse collar tackle. Did they even call that shit then?

mcaj22
09-01-2012, 04:25 PM
Nice horse collar tackle. Did they even call that shit then?

lol...

cardken2
09-01-2012, 04:30 PM
LOL Scott Mitchell....biggest theif in the history of the NFL, literally stole money through lack of performance from the Lions, :doh!:

ClevelandBronco
09-01-2012, 04:32 PM
Incredible. If they didn't have the guy wrapped up when he was going down, he'd dive from a foot off the ground or even run with his hands to get an extra yard or two.

whoman69
09-01-2012, 05:16 PM
Sanders did things nobody else in the history of football could do. If I had a beef it would be that he lost yardage too often. For a team that had as small a passing game as the Lions did, to start constantly in a 2 and 14 hole was too much to overcome. With all the negative yardage, its hard to believe he is 2nd all-time rushing.

Molitoth
09-01-2012, 06:56 PM
If I had a beef it would be that he lost yardage too often

He didn't call the plays man. Everyone KNEW Sanders was getting the ball, and the oline rarely did jack shit to help him out. He basically made chicken salad out of chicken shit.

milkman
09-01-2012, 07:24 PM
Sanders did things nobody else in the history of football could do. If I had a beef it would be that he lost yardage too often. For a team that had as small a passing game as the Lions did, to start constantly in a 2 and 14 hole was too much to overcome. With all the negative yardage, its hard to believe he is 2nd all-time rushing.

I don't think there are many that will argue that Barry Sanders was the most most talented RB that ever played the game.

He did, however, play with a lack of intelligenge.

If I remember correctly, he had the most carries for lost yardage in NFL history.

He put his team in difficult positions as often as he did great things f r them.

Give me a RB like Walter Payton or Eric Dickerson, that almost always moved forward.

jjjayb
09-01-2012, 07:39 PM
I don't think there are many that will argue that Barry Sanders was the most most talented RB that ever played the game.

He did, however, play with a lack of intelligenge.

If I remember correctly, he had the most carries for lost yardage in NFL history.

He put his team in difficult positions as often as he did great things f r them.

Give me a RB like Walter Payton or Eric Dickerson, that almost always moved forward.

That could have a little to do with the shit o-line he played behind. Like was said earlier, if he played on the cowboys teams Emmitt played on he wouldn't have had as many carries for loss. He would have shattered every running record.

milkman
09-01-2012, 07:43 PM
That could have a little to do with the shit o-line he played behind. Like was said earlier, if he played on the cowboys teams Emmitt played on he wouldn't have had as many carries for loss. He would have shattered every running record.

Walter Payton, in his first 5 or 6 years, ran behind a line every bit as bad as the Lions.

He ran smart.

He rarely gave up yardage in an effort to make something happen.

Barry Sanders did.

jjjayb
09-01-2012, 07:48 PM
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jjjayb
09-01-2012, 07:49 PM
Walter Payton, in his first 5 or 6 years, ran behind a line every bit as bad as the Lions.

He ran smart.

He rarely gave up yardage in an effort to make something happen.

Barry Sanders did.

He didn't give up yardage trying to make something happen. He gave up yardage being hit 3 yards behind the line when he got handed the ball.

Gadzooks
09-01-2012, 08:04 PM
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In some of these highlights Sanders has to juke out his own linemen.LMAO

BTW - the move on Reggie White is Epic! Payton and Brown would have shit their pants and went home.

Molitoth
09-01-2012, 08:04 PM
Walter Payton, in his first 5 or 6 years, ran behind a line every bit as bad as the Lions.

He ran smart.

He rarely gave up yardage in an effort to make something happen.

Barry Sanders did.

rofl, what did you expect him to do? Just fall on the ground and give up in order not to lose a couple of yards? A lot of his best plays came from broken hand offs right off the bat.

Molitoth
09-01-2012, 08:07 PM
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jjjayb
09-01-2012, 08:08 PM
Great video that talks about his carries for negative yards and the horrible line he had.

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Molitoth
09-01-2012, 08:10 PM
At least you make a case for Walter Peyton though.... whom very well could be the best RB ever.

Anyone who mentiones Emmitt Smith is just a tard Cowboys homer.

milkman
09-01-2012, 08:10 PM
He didn't give up yardage trying to make something happen. He gave up yardage being hit 3 yards behind the line when he got handed the ball.

He had carries that resulted in losses that all told cost him 2000 yards rougly over the course of his career.

Do you have any idea how many times he would have had to simply get hit 3 yards behind the line to acummulate 2000 yards in losses?

rofl, what did you expect him to do? Just fall on the ground and give up in order not to lose a couple of yards? A lot of his best plays came from broken hand offs right off the bat.

No, I want him to move forward.

He cost his teams more often with losses than he helped with spectacular plays.

Bowser
09-01-2012, 08:12 PM
And he literally juked Rod Woodson straight out of his ACL. Almost forgot about that.

JASONSAUTO
09-01-2012, 08:12 PM
I don't think anyone could argue against him being the most elusive back in history...
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jjjayb
09-01-2012, 08:13 PM
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FANTASTIC music on that video!

JASONSAUTO
09-01-2012, 08:15 PM
And actually I didn't even see the video that says what I said before posting
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jjjayb
09-01-2012, 08:16 PM
He had carries that resulted in losses that all told cost him 2000 yards rougly over the course of his career.

Do you have any idea how many times he would have had to simply get hit 3 yards behind the line to acummulate 200 yards in losses?



No, I want him to move forward.

He cost his teams more often with losses than he helped with spectacular plays.

Cost his team?!? Are you kidding me? What would his team be without him?!? They had nothing! Nobody! Who were their other weapons??? He ran for 2,000 frigging yards in a single season when he was the ONLY weapon. Opponents had NOBODY else to defend against. They're gameplan against Detroit was literrally "stop Barry Sanders". That's it. And he STILL ripped off 2,000 yards in a single seaon, yet you complain about losing yards occassionally? Put down the pipe man.

Molitoth
09-01-2012, 08:16 PM
He cost his teams more often with losses than he helped with spectacular plays.

lol, done with you. Move along.

Bowser
09-01-2012, 08:18 PM
He had carries that resulted in losses that all told cost him 2000 yards rougly over the course of his career.

Do you have any idea how many times he would have had to simply get hit 3 yards behind the line to acummulate 200 yards in losses?



No, I want him to move forward.

He cost his teams more often with losses than he helped with spectacular plays.

Maybe so, but whatever. He's the ultimate risk/reward type of player, and I'll take a guy that will try until the very last to make a play.

There isn't a team out there that wouldn't take Barry Sanders in his prime, no matter who their starting running back is. He is as good as there ever was to play, and that includes Payton and Brown.

Molitoth
09-01-2012, 08:19 PM
Cost his team?!? Are you kidding me? What would his team be without him?!? They had nothing! Nobody! Who were their other weapons??? He ran for 2,000 frigging yards when he was the ONLY weapon. Opponents had NOBODY else to defend against. They're gameplan against Detroit was literrally "stop Barry Sanders". That's it. And he STILL ripped off 2,000 yards, yet you complain about losing yards occassionally? Put down the pipe man.

Well, they did have Herman Moore and a decent Brett Perriman. :eek:

JASONSAUTO
09-01-2012, 08:19 PM
JFC a ton of those plays he was getting hit as he was getting the ball...
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Tribal Warfare
09-01-2012, 08:20 PM
FANTASTIC music on that video!

Lux Aeterna

Molitoth
09-01-2012, 08:22 PM
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This one is great too.

Miami Ohio 178
Texas A&M 157
Tulsa 304
Colorado 174
Nebraska 189
Missouri 154
Kansas St 320
Oklahoma 215
Kansas 312
Iowa State 293
Texas Tech 332

Total: 2,628 (238.9 yds/game), 39 TD's

Wyoming (Bowl Game) 222
Overall season Total: 2,850, 44 TD's

jjjayb
09-01-2012, 08:31 PM
In 10 seasons he had 10 1,000 yard rushing seasons. Had held the rushing title for 4 out of those 10 seasons. Ran for over 1500 yards on 5 of those season (4 of them in a row).

Here are his rushing numbers by season:

1,470
1,304
1,548
1,352
1,115
1,883
1,500
1,553
2,053
1,491

All while playing for the Detroit freaking Lions. Yeah, I'd take that on my team any day.

JASONSAUTO
09-01-2012, 08:33 PM
Think what he could have done behind our o line under vermiel
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milkman
09-01-2012, 08:37 PM
Cost his team?!? Are you kidding me? What would his team be without him?!? They had nothing! Nobody! Who were their other weapons??? He ran for 2,000 frigging yards in a single season when he was the ONLY weapon. Opponents had NOBODY else to defend against. They're gameplan against Detroit was literrally "stop Barry Sanders". That's it. And he STILL ripped off 2,000 yards in a single seaon, yet you complain about losing yards occassionally? Put down the pipe man.

lol, done with you. Move along.

You two misunderstand me.

I am saying that he needed to run smart and not try to make things happen as often as he did.

He put his team in 2nd or 3rd and long situations more often than he made spectacular runs.

It's like a talented QB throwing interceptions under pressure.

Brett Favre would be in the discussion with Joe Montana as the greatest QB ever if he had played it smart more often.

How many times did he engineer last minute comebacks only after he put the Packers inposition to have to comeback with a stupid interception?

How many times did he fail to make those comebacks?

The Packers were better with Favre than without, as the Lions were better with Sanders than without.

But they could have been better with out the stupid mistakes.

jjjayb
09-01-2012, 08:38 PM
Think what he could have done behind our o line under vermiel
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:whackit: He wouldn't have had his "problem" of too many carries for negative yards.

jjjayb
09-01-2012, 08:43 PM
You two misunderstand me.

I am saying that he needed to run smart and not try to make things happen as often as he did.

He put his team in 2nd or 3rd and long situations more often than he made spectacular runs.

It's like a talented QB throwing interceptions under pressure.

Brett Favre would be in the discussion with Joe Montana as the greatest QB ever if he had played it smart more often.

How many times did he engineer last minute comebacks only after he put the Packers inposition to have to comeback with a stupid interception?

How many times did he fail to make those comebacks?

The Packers were better with Favre than without, as the Lions were better with Sanders than without.

But they could have been better with out the stupid mistakes.

How many times did the Lions make it to the playoffs with Barry Sanders even though he didn't play it smart? Do you think he would have had near as many carries for loss if he played for the Cowboys during his playing years? With the cowboys line blowing open huge holes like they did? With the cowboys having a multi-dimensional attack that made defenders account for more than just the running back? It was said here earlier and I'll repeat it. He made chicken salad out of chicken shit. He had to try and fight for yardage because that's all the team had.

milkman
09-01-2012, 09:12 PM
Bottom line it for you.

In a team with a good O-line and good surruonding talent, I'll take Barry Sanders.

On a team with a bad O-Line and marginal surrounding talent, I'll take Walter Payton.

ku_jhawk23
09-01-2012, 09:25 PM
You two misunderstand me.

I am saying that he needed to run smart and not try to make things happen as often as he did.

He put his team in 2nd or 3rd and long situations more often than he made spectacular runs.


But they could have been better with out the stupid mistakes.


What an idiotic statement. "he put them in 2nd or 3rd and long more than specatcular runs".....NO SHIT. He also put them in 2nd or 3rd and SHORT more often than 2nd or 3rd and long.

kcmaxwell
09-01-2012, 09:26 PM
I remember watching a highlight of his on Sportscenter, from just the hips down, and him just dancing around defenders... He was flat awesome.

kcmaxwell
09-01-2012, 09:28 PM
How many times did the Lions make it to the playoffs with Barry Sanders even though he didn't play it smart? Do you think he would have had near as many carries for loss if he played for the Cowboys during his playing years? With the cowboys line blowing open huge holes like they did? With the cowboys having a multi-dimensional attack that made defenders account for more than just the running back? It was said here earlier and I'll repeat it. He made chicken salad out of chicken shit. He had to try and fight for yardage because that's all the team had.

Yes'm.

jjjayb
09-01-2012, 09:36 PM
Bottom line it for you.

In a team with a good O-line and good surruonding talent, I'll take Barry Sanders.

On a team with a bad O-Line and marginal surrounding talent, I'll take Walter Payton.

So basically, you're saying Walter Payton would have run better than Barry if he played for the Detroit Lions? Because the lions were a bad o-line with Marginal talent, and Barry put up numbers as great as Paytons.

And your anology of Barry losing yards being like a QB throwing interceptions is completely wrong. It would be more akin to a QB taking a lot of sacks hanging in the pocket waiting for a big play. Or a qb attempting a 60 yard bomb and having an incompletion rather than hitting the open guy 3 yards out. If he fumbled, that would be a comparison to a QB throwing an INT.

And to set the record straight, Barry didn't lose 2,000 yards as you stated. He lost yards 336 times in his career for a total of 962 yards lost. Averaging 16 games a year (not sure how accurate that is, don't know exactly how many games he played figuring games not played + playoff games. ) That equals about 2 losses for a total of -6 yards per game. I'd take losses for 3 yards twice a game anyday with what he brought to the table. Especially when you take into account how many gains he had after he was hit behind the line of scrimmage, or juked a guy to avoid a hit behind the line of scrimmage.

Anyway, back to more of the fun stuff:

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I really like videos like this that show all of his runs in a game so you can really get a feel for how he did throughout the game. Watch how many times he has people in his face behind the LOS. It's amazing he didn't have MORE carries for loss.

milkman
09-01-2012, 09:39 PM
How many times did the Lions make it to the playoffs with Barry Sanders even though he didn't play it smart? Do you think he would have had near as many carries for loss if he played for the Cowboys during his playing years? With the cowboys line blowing open huge holes like they did? With the cowboys having a multi-dimensional attack that made defenders account for more than just the running back? It was said here earlier and I'll repeat it. He made chicken salad out of chicken shit. He had to try and fight for yardage because that's all the team had.

I believe thsoe Lions teams could have made it to the playoffs just as often with back like Payton, and with his ability to make positve yardage on almost every single carry, they might have won an extra game or two, putting them in a more favorable seed in the playoffs.

2nd and 14, 3rd and 17 situations are extremely difficult situations.

milkman
09-01-2012, 09:45 PM
So basically, you're saying Walter Payton would have run better than Barry if he played for the Detroit Lions? Because the lions were a bad o-line with Marginal talent, and Barry put up numbers as great as Paytons.

And your anology of Barry losing yards being like a QB throwing interceptions is completely wrong. It would be more akin to a QB taking a lot of sacks hanging in the pocket waiting for a big play. Or a qb attempting a 60 yard bomb and having an incompletion rather than hitting the open guy 3 yards out. If he fumbled, that would be a comparison to a QB throwing an INT.

And to set the record straight, Barry didn't lose 2,000 yards as you stated. He lost yards 336 times in his career for a total of 962 yards lost. Averaging 16 games a year (not sure how accurate that is, don't know exactly how many games he played figuring games not played + playoff games. ) That equals about 2 losses for a total of -6 yards per game. I'd take losses for 3 yards twice a game anyday with what he brought to the table. Especially when you take into account how many gains he had after he was hit behind the line of scrimmage, or juked a guy to avoid a hit behind the line of scrimmage.

Anyway, back to more of the fun stuff:

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I really like videos like this that show all of his runs in a game so you can really get a feel for how he did throughout the game. Watch how many times he has people in his face behind the LOS. It's amazing he didn't have MORE carries for loss.

I'm not going to find the link, cause it's been a few years, but I read a story a few years ago that said he had far more lost yardage than 962 yards.

Regardless, I watched Sanders, and his propensity for lost yrdage always pissed me off.

jjjayb
09-01-2012, 10:03 PM
I'm not going to find the link, cause it's been a few years, but I read a story a few years ago that said he had far more lost yardage than 962 yards.

Regardless, I watched Sanders, and his propensity for lost yrdage always pissed me off.

Sanders also holds the NFL record for the most carries for negative yardage. According to the SI Book of Football, these numbers totaled 336 carries for -952 Yards.

Again, statistically he lost yards 2 times per game at -3 yards per loss. Just watch the video I just posted. Pick out the times he lost yards. Then pick out the number of times he has someone in the backfield when he gets the ball. Then pick out the number of times he gains yards when he does have someone in his face in the backfield.

I don't know what pissed you off back in the day to give you the perception that Barry was always losing yards and a detriment to his team, but it wasn't and still isn't based off reality.

Gadzooks
09-01-2012, 10:05 PM
I believe thsoe Lions teams could have made it to the playoffs just as often with back like Payton, and with his ability to make positve yardage on almost every single carry, they might have won an extra game or two, putting them in a more favorable seed in the playoffs.

2nd and 14, 3rd and 17 situations are extremely difficult situations.

Steve Young was so talented that he could have won a SB in TB... oh wait...
Circumstances tend to play a huge role in player performance. To make the comparison of Peyton and Sanders is a bit of a reach. Sanders fell forward as often as he could and dropped the shoulder on many occasions, much like Peyton, but in no way was Peyton more elusive, (he was too busy high stepping his way into the end zone untouched).

jjjayb
09-01-2012, 10:27 PM
Just to throw more fuel to the fire:

Whilst it's true that Sanders is the all-time leader in negative yards, he averaged only 46 yards a year more than Walter Payton did. Walter Payton, the man who always fell forward, who never said die. Despite the vast differences in perception between Sanders as a runner and Payton as a runner, the statistics amount to a difference of less than 3 yards a game.

KCwolf
09-01-2012, 11:48 PM
:popcorn:

Can't wait for all the negative comments this will get.

uhhhhhhh....what? Seek help.

Sorter
09-02-2012, 12:41 AM
First, Barry was awesome.

Second, Herman Moore. Loved watching that guy play.

Sorter
09-02-2012, 12:46 AM
Also at 2:58 in the Bucs vid, he just shrugs off a DE like its nothing. Bary was/still is the man. Can't wait to watch his son play at Stanford.

Sorter
09-02-2012, 12:52 AM
http://i27.tinypic.com/2zojhvp.gif

pos rep for you sir

Molitoth
09-02-2012, 12:58 AM
Can't wait to watch his son play at Stanford.

Me too!

Sorter
09-02-2012, 01:11 AM
Me too!

Seriously, it is a wonderful situation for him. Pro style, run heavy O at a great academic institution.

Fruit Ninja
09-02-2012, 01:45 AM
They said that Little Barry runs the 40 in 4.31. thats faster then his pops. They said a little taller, but has more top speed.

Should be interesting watching Stanford this year.

Tribal Warfare
09-02-2012, 03:15 AM
They said that Little Barry runs the 40 in 4.31. thats faster then his pops. They said a little taller, but has more top speed.

Should be interesting watching Stanford this year.

He isn't built like him or has his running style, I hate to make this comparison but his style is more like Charles than his Dad's.

Fruit Ninja
09-02-2012, 06:00 AM
He isn't built like him or has his running style, I hate to make this comparison but his style is more like Charles than his Dad's.

Yeah. But at least this kid has real talent and could be something special. Its rare that kids of famous great athletes do well in the pros. Seems like little Barry has a chance to be pretty good. Some of his plant and goes looks like his dad though.

Sofa King
09-02-2012, 07:27 AM
With 1,114 total yards lost during his ten year career, former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders is the NFL's all-time leader in negative yardage. But, never has a loss looked so good.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d801b364d/Barry-Sanders-Backward-Runs


I can't embed but here's the video.

Al Bundy
09-02-2012, 07:41 AM
I saw 3 or 4 plays in that video that would lead to 15 yards personal foul penalties now.

okcchief
09-02-2012, 08:10 AM
My all-time favorite player to watch. No one ever has or ever will run like him.

jjjayb
09-02-2012, 08:29 AM
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d801b364d/Barry-Sanders-Backward-Runs


I can't embed but here's the video.

And from that link, Barry Sanders lost 110 yards per season. The great "only get's positive yards" Walter Payton lost 64 yards per season.

Brainiac
09-02-2012, 08:34 AM
Barry Sanders is getting a lot of love in this thread. I was a big fan of his until he decided to totally **** over his team and his fans by abruptly retiring at the start of training camp without even bothering to tell ANYONE. He just fled the country without telling anybody where he was. The Lions opened training camp, and the big question was "Where is Barry Sanders?". After everyone wondered for several days what the hell had happened, he FINALLY faxed a letter to his hometown newspaper announcing his retirement.

He walked away from football at the age of 30 and still in the prime of his career. I'd be just fine with that if he'd had the guts to tell his team that he was going to do that. But he didn't. He was a total coward who showed a complete lack of respect for his team and his fans. The Lions gave him an $11 million signing bonus as part of his $35 million contract just two years prior to that, and they deserved better than that.

That single act destroyed the goodwill of a lot of fans of his.

Al Bundy
09-02-2012, 08:38 AM
Barry Sanders is getting a lot of love in this thread. I was a big fan of his until he decided to totally **** over his team and his fans by abruptly retiring at the start of training camp without even bothering to tell ANYONE. He just fled the country without telling anybody where he was. The Lions opened training camp, and the big question was "Where is Barry Sanders?". After everyone wondered for several days what the hell had happened, he FINALLY faxed a letter to his hometown newspaper announcing his retirement.

He walked away from football at the age of 30 and still in the prime of his career. I'd be just fine with that if he'd had the guts to tell his team that he was going to do that. But he didn't. He was a total coward who showed a complete lack of respect for his team and his fans. The Lions gave him an $11 million signing bonus as part of his $35 million contract just two years prior to that, and they deserved better than that.

That single act destroyed the goodwill of a lot of fans of his.

You mean the way teams cut players all the time with no warning?

JASONSAUTO
09-02-2012, 08:47 AM
He had hinted at retirement prior
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Molitoth
09-02-2012, 08:57 AM
Barry Sanders is getting a lot of love in this thread. I was a big fan of his until he decided to totally **** over his team and his fans by abruptly retiring at the start of training camp without even bothering to tell ANYONE. He just fled the country without telling anybody where he was. The Lions opened training camp, and the big question was "Where is Barry Sanders?". After everyone wondered for several days what the hell had happened, he FINALLY faxed a letter to his hometown newspaper announcing his retirement.

He walked away from football at the age of 30 and still in the prime of his career. I'd be just fine with that if he'd had the guts to tell his team that he was going to do that. But he didn't. He was a total coward who showed a complete lack of respect for his team and his fans. The Lions gave him an $11 million signing bonus as part of his $35 million contract just two years prior to that, and they deserved better than that.

That single act destroyed the goodwill of a lot of fans of his.

From what Barry has shown, he's been one of the classiest players in the league. I will choose to give him the benefit of the doubt on believing that he had excellent reason to retire from football. He lost his love for the game, and didn't want to continue doing something he didn't love doing. Honestly I wish a lot of other players would take this route so teams aren't wasting money on players who no longer care.
Barry wanted to win a championship, and the team was never in a position to even sniff that, despite what Barry did to help out.

I read a bit of his book, but that was years ago.

Stewie
09-02-2012, 09:26 AM
Ironically, the first time the Chiefs played against Sanders in 1990 was the Barry Word 200 yard rushing game.

I was at that game sitting in the end zone. I've never seen a guy make starts/stops/cuts like Sanders. I didn't appreciate it until I saw it with my own eyes. It was a complete contrast to Okoye and Word that just pounded on people.

tomahawkchop25
09-02-2012, 09:37 AM
Something that has always struck me was the difference in Barry the college runner vs. Barry the NFL runner. He ran primarily behind a fullback at Okie State and was much more north and south. He also was a phenomenal goal line back at O State.

I think the Lions misused him actually. They should have scrapped the run and shoot and given Barry a run blocking o-line and fullback. The majority of his Lion's career he was forced to improvise given the pass happy nature of that offense. Their offense wasn't built for short yardage situations either, which is why his TD numbers were never on par with Smith's. In 97, when they gave him a fullback a fair amount of the time, he went for 2,000.

If Barry had found himself behind a line like the early 90's cowboys, early 00 chiefs, late 90's broncos... The rushing record would be north of 20,000 yards.

Brainiac
09-05-2012, 01:41 PM
You mean the way teams cut players all the time with no warning?
They didn't cut Barry Sanders. They gave him a $35 million contract. I think he could have bothered to pick up a phone and tell them he wasn't going to play anymore instead of being a classless dick about it.