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#15 : June 23, 2013, 05:51:40 PM

Jim Brown possibly

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#16 : June 23, 2013, 10:12:12 PM

Jim Brown possibly


Apparently.

Maybe folks don't realize, but if you take the time to look at it, guys like MJD, AP, Ray Rice, Frank Gore, Steven Jackson, or Marshal Faulk....guys that are consistently great for the long term, and get that 1200 to 1500 yards every season...they average 4 to 5 games per year in which they get over 100 rushing yards. For most of those guys, years in which they get 7 games over 100 yards rushing are their career best.

When you get up to 10 games over 100 yards, you are talking about CJ2K, AP last year, or Terrell Davis in his short but spectacular prime.

Doug Martin as a rookie had FIVE games over 100 rushing yards (and a 6th where he had 95) He finished with 1454 rushing yards, had a 250+ yard game, 11 TDs, and only one fumble that was very questionable and imo should have actually been his 12th TD. And that isn't even taking into consideration what he did in pass protection and as a receiver.

Bottom line is Doug Martin was down right amazing as a rookie. He played like a 10 year vet and excelled at every aspect of the running back position.  The idea that he's not for real because he "only" had five games over 100 yards...is just ignorant or slanderous.


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