NFL Films ranks Tebow above Earl Campbell and Marcus Allen

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    NFL Films rates Tebow ahead of Earl Campbell, Marcus Allen


    Dear Steve Sabol,

    We almost universally enjoy the fine, often Emmy Award-winning products you and your esteemed colleagues consistently churn out at NFL Films and usually confine our quibbles to the office, living room or barstool.

    But you blew it Monday night when NFL Network debuted the NFL Films-produced Top 10 Heisman Winners in the NFL. The list (and to limit any confusion, it ranks the NFL accomplishments of former Heisman Trophy winners):


    Barry Sanders
    Roger Staubach
    O.J. Simpson
    Paul Hornung
    Charles Woodson
    Tony Dorsett
    Tim Tebow
    Earl Campbell
    Marcus Allen
    Cam Newton

    As they say over at ESPN, "C'mon, man!"
     
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    I can't say I'll lose any sleep over this, but you (op) are right.
     
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    Seriously, I like Tebow and Doug Flutie should be on there before Tebow or Newton at this point in their respective careers.
     
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    The Heisman is a poularity contest.Christians and women love Jesbow.
     
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    mine is earl campbell or marcus allen ..bar none

    saw and witness both...good stuff
     
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    This is an easy list to compile because there's really only about 10 Heisman winners who even managed to have a decent NFL career, let alone a good one.
     
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    I can't disagree with BS as the number pick. Statistics can be misleading with running backs and sometimes you just have to watch them run to be able to judge them.

    YOu knew what the offensive game plan was for the Cowboys in '88.

    Just give the ball to Barry. Everyone knew what the next play was. It didn't matter, nobody could catch him. I never saw Jim Brown play, but I can safely say that my list of greatest running backs ever is:

    1. Barry Sanders
    2. OJ Simpson
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    3. Who cares.... maybe Dorsett.
     
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    Having Tebow and Newton on that list tells you all you need to know about that list.
     
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    Barry Sanders spent his entire career with the DETROIT LIONS (not the "Cowboys").

    As for other great running backs, C'MON MAN!

    Walter Payton (broke Jim Brown's yardage record).
    Jim Brown (probably the best of them all).
    Emmitt Smith (all-time leader in yardage).
    Marshall Faulk (most versatile running back ever?).
    Earl Campbell (grossly underrated. Easily a top 10 all-time running back).
    Eric Dickerson.
    Franco Harris.
    I would put O.J. Simpson in there too, but MURDERERS are automatically disqualified for my list.

    I know I missed quite a few other great ones. Thurman Thomas comes to mind, and maybe Terrell Davis. Curtis Martin just made the H-O-F.
     

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