Who do you think was the greatest football player?

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Who do you think was the greatest football player?

Post by SLB » July 24th, 2020, 3:09 pm

My pick is Sammy Baugh. At one point, he was basically the best QB, DB, and punter in the NFL. 4 passing TDs and caught 4 INTs in one game, and as a punter Baugh among the top all-time punters in the NFL.
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Re: Who do you think was the greatest football player?

Post by Aggie19 » July 24th, 2020, 3:25 pm

Walter Payton for me


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Post by Yossarian » July 24th, 2020, 9:41 pm

I am a huge Bears fan and as much as I would like to agree with Payton or even Sayers, I would have to say Jim Brown or Jim Thorpe.
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Re: Who do you think was the greatest football player?

Post by Aggie19 » July 24th, 2020, 10:06 pm

Yossarian wrote: ↑
July 24th, 2020, 9:41 pm
I am a huge Bears fan and as much as I would like to agree with Payton or even Sayers, I would have to say Jim Brown or Jim Thorpe.
Hard to go wrong with any of them for sure. I'm my mind I think Brown may have been the better RB, but Payton was a more complete receiver, excellent blocker, could throw the ball and was even known to be a pretty competent punter/kicker.

As for Thorpe, one of, if not the greatest athletes of all time, his resume is amazing, hard to equal his accomplishments in multiple sports over so many years. Part of it admittedly the time bias from him having played so long ago and a homer bias as a Bears fan, but complete football player, I still go with Payton. Greater overall athlete, Thorpe for sure.


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Re: Who do you think was the greatest football player?

Post by USU78 » July 24th, 2020, 10:09 pm

Nagurski. Two way monster


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Post by Aggie19 » July 24th, 2020, 10:39 pm

USU78 wrote: ↑
July 24th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Nagurski. Two way monster
Hey, as long as we're taking about Bears players, I'm good. 😁


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Re: Who do you think was the greatest football player?

Post by BeNo » July 24th, 2020, 10:44 pm

Jerry Rice.



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Post by Imakeitrain » July 25th, 2020, 2:59 pm

Reggie White.



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Post by Aggie_CEE » July 27th, 2020, 11:38 am

Justin Tucker. Gets 5 million a year to kick field goals while avoiding hits. That guy has life figured out.
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Re: Who do you think was the greatest football player?

Post by mcaggie1 » July 28th, 2020, 2:16 pm

Aggie19 wrote: ↑
July 24th, 2020, 10:39 pm
USU78 wrote: ↑
July 24th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Nagurski. Two way monster
Hey, as long as we're taking about Bears players, I'm good. 😁
Chuck Bednarik was right up there as a two way monster.
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Re: Who do you think was the greatest football player?

Post by USU78 » July 28th, 2020, 2:39 pm

mcaggie1 wrote: ↑
July 28th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Aggie19 wrote: ↑
July 24th, 2020, 10:39 pm
USU78 wrote: ↑
July 24th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Nagurski. Two way monster
Hey, as long as we're taking about Bears players, I'm good. 😁
Chuck Bednarik was right up there as a two way monster.
Oh, yeah. Bednarik.
He broke Frank Gifford thus:



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Post by mcaggie1 » July 28th, 2020, 2:46 pm

USU78 wrote: ↑
July 28th, 2020, 2:39 pm
mcaggie1 wrote: ↑
July 28th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Aggie19 wrote: ↑
July 24th, 2020, 10:39 pm
USU78 wrote: ↑
July 24th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Nagurski. Two way monster
Hey, as long as we're taking about Bears players, I'm good. 😁
Chuck Bednarik was right up there as a two way monster.
Oh, yeah. Bednarik.
He broke Frank Gifford thus:

Nice. Thanks for the highlight. Bednarick is my all time defensive player I have watched.
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Re: Who do you think was the greatest football player?

Post by Jjoey52 » July 30th, 2020, 7:51 pm

Jim Brown, end of discussion.
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Re: Who do you think was the greatest football player?

Post by USU78 » July 30th, 2020, 9:16 pm

Jjoey52 wrote: ↑
July 30th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Jim Brown, end of discussion.
Nagurski over right guard for six: then Nagurski knocks the center into the quarterback as he's handing off to the fullback, taking all three down in a cloud of Slavic rage as his linebacker buddy picks up the fumble and rambles in for another six..


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