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Who is the top Fullback in NFL history?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jul 22, 2010.

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Whi is the Best Fullback to play in the NFL?

Poll closed Sep 20, 2010.
  1. Mike Alstott

    13.6%
  2. Darryl Johnson

    4.5%
  3. Mack Strong

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Lorenzo Neal

    63.6%
  5. Fred Beasly

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Greg Jones

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Tom Rathman

    9.1%
  8. Other (elaborate!)

    9.1%
  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Who do you think of when you think of the best Fullback?

    Why do you think of that person?

    Its the off season, so lets chat...

    Choices:
    Mike Alstott
    Darryl Johnson
    Mack Strong
    Lorenzo Neal
    Fred Beasly
    Greg Jones
    Tom Rathman
    Other (elaborate!)
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I am a homer, I went with Lorenzo. The guy had the build of a boulder, and the mind set of a wrecking ball. I dont think it is any accident that he blocked for so many 1000 yard rushers...

    Do you?
     
  3. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    Homer vote for Lo.
     
  4. coachmarkos

    coachmarkos BoltTalker

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    As a pure blocker, I'd also say Lo.

    However, when weighing in all the things a fullback can do... run, block, and catch...

    I gotta go with Rathman. That guy was a beast.
     
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  5. Joy Division

    Joy Division Slightly-known Member

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    I don't know about the "top" fullback in NFL History...but this guy was certainly one of my top favorites to watch.

    Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.

    Heyward was widely regarded as a nightmare for opposing defenses because he was often as big, and sometimes bigger, than the defenders who had to stop him, and had surprising quickness and agility. One of the NFL's best "big man" running backs in the vein of Earl Campbell, Heyward, at 5'-11" and reportedly between 250-340 pounds (the latter is arguably more accurate) was a punishing runner who was also a devastating blocker and good receiver. Heyward slimmed down to closer to 280.

    That's right, he "slimmed down" closer to 280 lbs.

    Heyward finished his 11 seasons with 4,301 rushing yards, 177 receptions for 1,559 yards, and 34 touchdowns.

    When this guy carried the ball, he usually had a few defenders along for the ride.
     
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    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Bronko Nagurski


    End of story


    Nagurski has the largest recorded NFL Championship ring size at 19½.[3] He was probably the largest running back of his time, bigger than most linemen of the day, and a forerunner to large fullbacks like Marion Motley, John Henry Johnson, Jim Brown, Larry Csonka, and John Riggins, often dragging multiple tacklers with him. In a time when players were expected to play on both sides of the ball, he was a standout defensive lineman as well. Following an injury, instead of sitting on the bench, he would sometimes be put in as an offensive tackle, making him the only player in NFL history to be named All-Pro at three non-kicking positions. In a 1984 interview with Sports Illustrated writer Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman, when asked what position he would play if he were coming up in the present day, he said, "I would probably be a linebacker today. I wouldn't be carrying the ball 20 or 25 times a game."
     
  7. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Pete Johnson, former Bengal and Charger. Dude could run, catch and block.

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  8. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    He just didn't do it for the Chargers! Too bad, we gave up James Brooks for that POS!
     
  9. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    What about John Riggins "The Diesel" and no I didn't look it up but he was fun as hell to watch.
     
  10. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

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    I picked Marion Motley. The guy was a runaway train.
     
  11. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Yo Conca... No Csonka? :icon_shrug:




    :yes:
     
  12. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Please see the last option...

    EOM...
     
  13. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

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    :icon_rofl:
     
  14. Rainman

    Rainman BoltTalker

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    Yeah... but nobody here can actually remember him! :lol:
     
  15. Rainman

    Rainman BoltTalker

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    ...and snort coke with the best of 'em! :icon_eek:
     
  16. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    :lol: Mutherfuggin' Fred Beasley is on there, but Csonka's gotta go in the "Other" category? :lol:
     
  17. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    :icon_mrgreen:

     

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