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Beyond compare - Greatness of backs difficult to pin down

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. robdog

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    <img alt="When a tremendous talent like the Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson steps up into a new, all-but-unheard-of class, comparisons inevitably begin. Except, when it comes to runners, comparisons are terribly difficult. Nick Canepa explains why." title="When a tremendous talent like the Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson steps up into a new, all-but-unheard-of class, comparisons inevitably begin. Except, when it comes to runners, comparisons are terribly difficult. Nick Canepa explains why." src="http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/images/061121ltinez.jpg" />

    By Nick Canepa

    <font class="newstext"> In the unique world of identical twins, great running backs don't exist. They don't look alike. They have different styles, different sizes, different speeds, different dimensions, different gifts, different personalities. </font><font class="newstext">What they all can do is see like Clark Kent. </font>

    <font class="newstext"> But Jim Brown didn't run like Barry Sanders. Earl Campbell didn't run like Walter Payton. O.J. Simpson didn't run like Marshall Faulk. Gale Sayers didn't run like ." ." . well, Sayers was from Saturn. </font>

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/canepa/20061121-9999-1s21canepa.html"><strong>Article Link" </strong></a>
     

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