Originally posted by Allx9er:
Originally posted by Niners99:
I like how everyone forgot how much of a beast Fred Beasley was for us.
played with the Niners 8 seasons, same as Rathman, but was twice all-pro at FB. was widely considered the best blocking FB in the NFL for several years.
Fred Beasley is the best FB the Niners have had in the last 30 years, no question. everyone is just saying Rathman because he was there in the glory days.
idk... i just think floyd caught the media wave dont get me wrong he was a great fb in the system. i just think 44 set the standard
everyone is basing their Rathman love on some weird legacy. he scored alot for a FB, but most guys would have in the Walsh system.
People love Rathman because he was an old time 49er. he was a big tough guy who did the dirty work for the WCO scheme. i get that, and i agree Rathman was a great Niner, and a very good player. plus being a coach on the staff so many years has made him more popular.
But if you remember back to the late 90's/early 00's when Fred Beasley was here, he was ELITE. there was a span of time from around 2000-2003 where he was considered the very best at what he did in the NFL. he was a 2 time all-pro. he was a big part of the reason Garrison Hearst was so great for us.
honestly this list of players is an easy one. Its Montana, Gore, Beasley, Rice, Jones no question.
VD can pass up Jones if he keeps up this pace, but 2 years of being a top 5 TE isnt enough for me. VD puts up another couple seasons like he has been, he takes over that spot for sure, but right now its still Jones.