let's put it this way... from 1996-1998, he had (JUST IN THE REGULAR SEASON) ~1100 carries. find me ANY stretch early in an 'all-time great' career where they were ridden that hard. that does NOT include playoff carries, nor does it include pass receptions.
when you consider total rushes WITH the playoffs, he averaged over 400 carries per year. do yourself and everyone a favor and go look up the stat about RBs who have over 400 carries EVEN IN A SINGLE YEAR--their careers are essentially over after that ONE year. it was almost ****ing miraculous that he hung on as long as he did, dumbass. what you guys did was equivalent to a baseball team leaving out a pitcher for 200 pitches per game repeatedly--the body breaks down regardless of brilliance, and his performance/health are never the same again.