Barry Sanders Is the Most Overrated Running Back in NFL History

November 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As I was watched the countdown of the Top 100 Players in league history on NFL Network, I was astonished to see Barry Sanders ranked as high as number 17.
As I listened to fans argue that the 17th spot was too low for a player of Barry's caliber, I decided that I couldn't hold my tongue any longer. Therefore, I have decided to speak out against the Barry Sanders' apologists.
Sanders may have been a good physical talent, but I don't feel that his career was all that it's cracked up to be.
Players like Franco Harris, Emmitt Smith and even under-appreciated talents, such as Antowain Smith and Kevin Faulk, have something more than just the pure physical tools players like Sanders possessed.
They were winners. Plain and simple.
When I think of the Super Bowl era, I don't think there is much question that Franco Harris and Emmitt Smith hold the two top spots (take your pick) at the running-back position. They accumulated big numbers and, perhaps more importantly, the...

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