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Time to get blasted again: Gore having every bit the season LT is

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Columbo, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Yes, because yards in all other quarters just aren't the same.
  2. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    I just saw a stat on NFL.com which said L.T. scores on 58% of his carries from within the 10-yard line. That's incredible - they stack up the goal line defense and he still finds a way to get in.
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Gates occupies two guys ... just for starters.
  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    310 carries at 5.5 a pop would be the most carries at at least that average since I can remember.
  5. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Columbo like the Marlins ... former Canes greats ... see a trend here? No use arguing with someone who's already made up his mind and decided there is no changing it.
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Buckweaver pretty much shot down his contention, as you can see by the numbers from Ahman Green, Jamal Lewis, and Priest Holmes. Unless I'm supposed to believe that two-tenths of a yard is really that relevant. Or that an extra 1-2 carries each game is.
  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Barry Sanders did it twice, under the criteria specified. And this is the guy with the most runs for losses in NFL history.

    I haven't looked but I would think Dickerson might have pulled the same trick a time or two (310-plus <==> 5.5 ypc).
  8. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Barry Sanders
    1997 -- 335-2,035-6.1
    1994 -- 331-1,883-5.7

    Eric Dickerson
    1984 -- 379-2,105-5.6

    Clinton Portis came close twice
    2002 -- 273-1,508-5.5
    2003 -- 290-1,591-5.5

    And before Columbo comes in to say that Portis' close doesn't count, allow me to say this -- Gore still needs to finish his season. He might keep up that pace, he might drop, we don't know.

    Running against Arizona next week is one thing; the Broncos to finish the season won't be easy.
  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Find the bigtime breakaway runners since 1978 and they're at least in that neighborhood.

    It's an interesting stat.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    You are absolutely right.

    Title of my thread doesn't apply, even to me, anymore as of halftime of the Sunday night game.
  11. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    You can add
    a 85 yard run tonight so far.
  12. CornFlakes

    CornFlakes Member

    Columbo ... good job on keeping an open mind and realizing that LT is in a class of his own. ... Nothing wrong with Gore, not at all, he's tremendous. But Tomlinson is having a season for the ages that will forever be recalled as one of the all-time great seasons by an RB. ... That 85-yard run Sunday night with the great downfield pause before going back to the jets was a thing of beauty. ... LT is one of the all-time greats. Let's see if Gore can put a few terrific seasons back-to-back and up the TD totals before we include him in LT territory ... again, Gore is doing a great job, nothing wrong with not being in Tomlinson's class.
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