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Has he not seen AP? Sproles? Blount?
Quote from: Beatles123 on August 03, 2012, 04:35:13 PMHas he not seen AP? Sproles? Blount?Those guys pale in comparison. AP would be a broken man if he played the style that Brown and Campbell did.
Quote from: anterrabae33 on August 03, 2012, 05:00:39 PMQuote from: Beatles123 on August 03, 2012, 04:35:13 PMHas he not seen AP? Sproles? Blount?Those guys pale in comparison. AP would be a broken man if he played the style that Brown and Campbell did.I disagree.I think AP would have easily rushed for 2k every year that he played back then. He is a mystical blend of speed and unearthly power, and it comes from a leaner physique. He would have ran circles around them slower defenders. There weren't any atheltes like AP back then, and if there were, they were a very very small group.I think MJD would have been more apropos than Sproles would have been.
The big difference in football today vs. 50 years ago is the sheer number of tremendous athletes playing the game. WAY more $$$ out there for them than back then, which has vastly improved sports training, science and medicine. Jim Brown was just a superior athlete for his time and few individual defenders could stay with his combination of speed and power. And yes, it was a MUCH rougher game then than now, BUT fewer games (12-14). You could pretty much hit an opponent any way you wanted. The writer's comment "Campbell’s not really knocking the backs of today as much as the style of football" is spot on!! But is Trent Richardson "average"? We won't know for a while, but the Browns would be very disapppointed if so...
Imagine Ray Ray in his prime meeting Jim Brown at the LOS.