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Classic Tailback Highlights

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On 8/13/2017 at 7:42 PM, PockyCandy said:

Thurman Thomas has to be the best tailback that no one ever talks about. 

 

Not really my style of runner, but I'd definitley have him on my team as a 'slotback', or on my fantasy team as my 'flex'.......his ability to catch boosts his skill level above many other elite runners because of that alone...plus, he was always on GREAT teams...but I'm not taking anything away from his running ability, because he was very good.  Hell, he started over Barry Sanders for a year or two at Oklahoma State if my memory serves me correctly.

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^^^Walmart version???  Not quite.  Barry wasn't 250+ pounds and didn't run over anybody.........but yes, they're running styles are very similar.  He was one of my favorite players to watch back then.....He had a game in the Peachbowl in 90' where he went for over 200 yards and like 3 or 4 scores.....I'll never forget that.  A great player who seemed too big to have agility like that.......but he DID.

 

(p.s.  I just noticed that you had some highlights from that Peachbowl game at the end of the film!!! That took me back...great vid!) 

Edited by ~Tailback King~

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2 hours ago, PockyCandy said:

@buck I know that you've been asking for this video for a long time. 

 

 

 

Dude...Dude oj is easily top 5 running back of all time. As far as pure running back, maybe the best.  Best of the 1970s for sure.  

I think his ypg the 1973 season is still the most to this day for full season, like +130 ypg.

 

what is your assessment of oj, pocky? Speaking purely in football terms of course!

 

Thanks for this. Love it. You're really kicking ass, pocky.

 

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42 minutes ago, buck said:

what is your assessment of oj, pocky? Speaking purely in football terms of course!

 

Thanks for this. Love it. You're really kicking ass, pocky.

 

 

 

He was probably in the top 3 most graceful backs I've seen, along with Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen. He was decisive when he ran and didn't dance around a whole lot. His ability to cut back against the grain was exceptional. This was usually shown whenever USC would run their patented draw play. He obviously had amazing stamina and durability, since he would get 35 carries a game and he didn't get injured.  I thought that sometimes OJ would go down just a tad bit too easily, but that may've had to do with his workload. If he knew he was getting 30+ carries every game, then he probably wanted to pace himself whenever possible. Of course he had freakish speed, but I think that everyone already knew that. If he got into the open field, it was lights out for the defense. His pass-catching ability was decent but nothing to write home about, since he had his share of drops despite not being targeted often. 

 

Was that a good enough write-up?

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He's not a "Classic Tailback" by any stretch, but he is the probably the most exciting player in football right now. And after releasing OJ Simpson and Lawrence Phillips videos, it's not like I can say that I only make videos of saints. 

 

 

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