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Old 04-02-2009, 01:01 AM   #16
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alright...

I need to read up...

I smell "homer" though...
I am a homer.... I won't deny that, but no more than your homerism for Sanders. For the record, did Deion even return kickoffs? I know he wasn't on any kickoff coverage teams. There is simply no question about Cribbs' ability as a special teams player. He is like a mix of Steve Tasker and Gale Sayers.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:06 AM   #17
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I am a homer.... I won't deny that, but no more than your homerism for Sanders. For the record, did Deion even return kickoffs? I know he wasn't on any kickoff coverage teams. There is simply no question about Cribbs' ability as a special teams player. He is like a mix of Steve Tasker and Gale Sayers.
Deion has a few KR TDs...

I still need to read up on Cribbs though...

I'll tell you right now it is almost impossible for me to rank him above Neon though...
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:18 AM   #18
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Deion has a few KR TDs...

I still need to read up on Cribbs though...

I'll tell you right now it is almost impossible for me to rank him above Neon though...


That is true homerism, is it not? It is pretty clear that you don't know much about Cribbs, but you are willing to say that he can't be better than Sanders even before doing the research required?

Deion was a very flashy return man and a great player, but he shouldn't be in the conversation for best ever special-teamer, because that is only one small aspect of it. Cribbs returns kicks, punts, and is on punt and kick coverage teams.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:20 AM   #19
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C'mon guys, yall are talking about athletic "freaks"

I'm talking about Wild Animals that will bring pure destruction.

(in no perticular order)
Singletary, Butkus, Lott, Lynch, Alstott, LT, Kevin Green, Mean Joe Green, Larry Allen... and the list goes on, All I know is Ray Lewis is that the top of the list.

BTW, if you want to see what a pure wrecking ball looks like...

SportsCentury - Dick Butkus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L8bDZbPS1g

start at 1:20
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:31 AM   #20
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^^^

Butkus was a mean SOB, but his style of play would never be allowed in today's NFL. He would get thrown out of every game for spearing, helmet-to-helmet contact, and unsportsman-like conduct.

There are some guys that would play like that today if they were allowed. A prime example is James Harrison. In the Super Bowl, he held an offensive lineman on the ground and drove his elbow into him. When the guy tried to get up, Harrison punished him back to the ground and stood over him, daring him to try to stand up.

All of the people who like to praise Butkus cried and whined and called him a poor sport (including the announcing team). Harrison is a throwback and probably the closest thing to Lambert and Butkus that we have in the NFL today... He is mean, nasty, and just doesn't give a f#ck.

Still... I don't think that special-teamers get enough attention. That is the most dangerous thing to do... Possibly in all of professional sports. Steve Tasker was the greatest gunner of all-time. He was literally the definition of a 'wrecking ball,' as he would single-handedly destroy a team's return unit by crashing into their wedge.

Watch this video and prepare to be blown away. The guy was a maniac.

Steve Tasker
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:44 AM   #21
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Come on! You have to play the entire game!

I see what you are saying, but you summed up my own argument in the video you posted. It might be dangerous to play special teams... but playing Strong Saftey, Linebacker, or any posision for 4 quarters is much more dangerous than 8 or 9 Special teams plays a game
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:48 AM   #22
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How the **** is Ronnie Lott and Lawrence Taylor not on this list?
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:04 AM   #23
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Bill Bates, the man, the myth, the special teams legend....
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