Originally posted by Geeked:
His career went down hill after the Madden Curse got him.
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by cortana49:
Originally posted by RDB4216:Uh, yeah - he did. And badly. One of the most over rated players in the history of the NFL.
Ohhh, boy... There are a lot of outstanding players who aren't quite HOF worthy. Eddie George was an outstanding player who got the ball a lot BECAUSE he was such a good player and they wanted to utilize the best weapon on their team. HOF worthy? Probably not, but still a terrific player.
The statement "Eddie George sucked" is laughably false and I am surprised anyone honestly would think that.
Eddie George was serviceable, not even close to great and in my humble opinion, highly overrated by some in this thread. His ONLY outstanding quality was he hardly ever got hurt. He even had a great offensive line for most, if not all, of his career.
Eddie George was a top back in the NFL. I just have a hard time calling a player "overrated" when he so consistently produced and made plays for his team despite what the opposition knew was coming all the time. No one writes off Emmitt because he played behind perennial all-pros. George is not a HOF player, but he was a very good one. And I'll use Frank Gore as the comparison here.
* Eddie George was a 4-time Pro Bowler
* He was voted to an All-Pro team
* He had 5 consecutive 1200+ yard seasons (something Gore has not done), and 7 seasons of 1000+ yards out of his 9 seasons as a pro.
* In 9 seasons he totaled 78 touchdowns, which is also more than Frank Gore (70) in the same time span.
* He had 12+ rushing touchdowns twice in his career, something Frank Gore has never done.
As much as I love Frank, I don't think he is quite HOF worthy, but like Eddie, there's no doubt he's been an elite back. Having watched a lot of Eddie George over the years, his level of play most definitely matched the production he put up. I think the only way one could be considered "overrating him" is if they said he should be in the HOF.