You list Clark as obvious? Amongst guys like Joe, Steve, Rice, and Lott? Clark's awesome, but he had 1 1000 yard season, let's be real, he was never anywhere near the level of those other guys. Also, how is Craig obvious? Gore is better than Craig! I would say Bryant Young (HE should have been listed as an obvious guy, but he wasn't) as that would be the only way I would support running a 4-3 D (RayMac and Aldon at end, BY and Justin inside with Willis, Bowman, and Brooks at LB), Jeremy Newberry, or Neon Deion (even though we have 3 awesome corners, he did afterall win DPOY with us). TO could be a sleeper as perhaps Jimbo would be able to keep him in check.
Originally posted by pete98146:
Without a doubt it would be Neon Deion. Second...OJ Simpson.
IMO there should be a caveat that the player should have been spent at least some time with us when they were in their prime, so it doesn't make much sense to say Simpson, Larry Allen (even though he was pretty beastly in '06), Ted Washington, Kevin Greene, or someone like that.
Well, if I have to play by the rules, I would pick Deion Sanders. Ok, so he only played part of 1 year, and may not be considered eligible for consideration. If only players that were actually here a while, and in their prime, then TO it is.
1. I would pass on Brent Jones only because we have an elite tight end or 2 now.
2. Same thing applies to oj simpson. He will always be considered a bill, and we have a great backfield.
i know this is just for fun, but it's hard to imagine past players matching up evenly physically to today's players. that said, to me, there is only one player who can still dominate in today's game in my eyes and that's joe cool. he was mr. clutch and that is something that can't be taught. combine that with his smarts and that's a recipe for success in any era. specifically, the QB position.
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