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#1 flynismo

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:19 PM

If you could just pick one --ONE-- guy as the most exciting player ever, who would be your choice?

Many names come to mind, and strangely, nearly all of them are players from the past -- Eric Dickerson, Herschel Walker, Barry Sanders are the three RBs that first come to mind, Moss and Megatron are the first two WR, Steve Young and Randall Cunningham (seriously) are two QBs who were just a blast to watch....and on defense, LT, Reggie White, Deion, Ray, C-Mac and Ed Reed are at the very top of my list.
Devin Hester and Dante Hall were real treats as return men.

I can't make up my mind :(

Who are your favorites?
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:27 PM

Most exciting player... by your initial post, I'm assuming it can be old or current... Wow, so many to choose from...

 

...Currently, I'd go with Brees.  Sure, Brady and Manning are consider the top-2, but Brees is easily #3 and every week he just seems to get better and better.

 

...Old school, The GOAT, Jerry Rice. 'Nuff said.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:28 PM

Maybe we should do that....the most exciting current player, and most exciting player who is no longer active. That way we get to choose two names :)
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:36 PM

Ed Reed.... Whenever he would get the ball in his hands, a wide range of emotions would instantly fill up my body.

Excitement,adrenalin,fear,anxiety.... Just happy chaos for those moments. He was just so damn dangerous.

I didn't have the privilege to watch Prime in his prime, or Barry Sanders, but I'd say Hester would be my #2. Most dangerous returner I've ever seen.

Like Ed, he demanded respect from his opponents because of his big play ability.
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:38 PM

Ed Reed.... Whenever he would get the ball in his hands, a wide range of emotions would instantly fill up my body.

Excitement,adrenalin,fear,anxiety.... Just happy chaos for those moments. He was just so damn dangerous.

I didn't have the privilege to watch Prime in his prime, or Barry Sanders, but I'd say Hester would be my #2. Most dangerous returner I've ever seen.

Like Ed, he demanded respect from his opponents because of his big play ability.

 

How many times have you caught yourself watching Ed Reed get a pick and start immediately shouting... "Don't lateral it! Don't lateral it!!"


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:40 PM

Current player (not counting Reed) I'd say Rodgers and McCoy.

Watching Rodgers throw dimes on the run while facing pressure is just something special. McCoy might be the most elusive player in the league.
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:51 PM

Most exciting player... by your initial post, I'm assuming it can be old or current... Wow, so many to choose from...

 

...Currently, I'd go with Brees.  Sure, Brady and Manning are consider the top-2, but Brees is easily #3 and every week he just seems to get better and better.

 

...Old school, The GOAT, Jerry Rice. 'Nuff said.

Brees? Really? Mr. easy over the middle? Mister "throw it up for Jimmy Graham"? Mister "dumpoff and lead the league in yac".? Brees is still great, but the style of play is kinda routine for me. I like watching their offense, but Brees' involvement isn't the interesting part to me. They way they used Sproles, Bush, Graham (and now Cooks) is the highlight.

 

I think McCoy or Jamaal Charles would probably win my vote for last year.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:06 PM

Brees? Really? Mr. easy over the middle? Mister "throw it up for Jimmy Graham"? Mister "dumpoff and lead the league in yac".? Brees is still great, but the style of play is kinda routine for me. I like watching their offense, but Brees' involvement isn't the interesting part to me. They way they used Sproles, Bush, Graham (and now Cooks) is the highlight.

I think McCoy or Jamaal Charles would probably win my vote for last year.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:15 PM

C-Mac will always have a soft spot in my heart. Best pure cover corner in the game (unless he was facing Marvin Harrison ....ouch); was awesome watching him swat passes on one play, then seeing him layout a RB the next.
Ed Reed had possibly the most awe-inspiring play I have ever seen when he picked off McNabb and ran it back 108 yards. It looked like every player on the field was standing still when he blasted his way out of the end zone...I knew it was six before he even made it to our own 5
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:16 PM

I'd say Cam Newton current and Barry Sanders past
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:18 PM

Ed Reed to me was the most exciting player to watch!
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:26 PM

Ed Reed or Barry Sanders. One on either side of the ball.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:58 PM

Neon Deion Sanders.
Then id go Sanders, Dickerson, then Taylor
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 12:00 AM

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 12:19 AM

I like Cam Newton, just fun to watch him play. I always like watching Lynch however as well, he is a beast.

As for in the past, I can't say I have seen many guys live but from highlights Barry Sanders is my top guy. Honorable mention to Earl Campbell, I would have loved to had seen what he could have done had he stayed healthy.
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 01:41 AM

This isn't Close for me, Randy Moss....He was a man amongst boys, Bigger, quicker, leaping higher and running faster than everyone else. And With a soft pair of hands to boot. Sometimes he only needs 1 hand.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 01:42 AM

Peterson. Hester. Moss. Vick. Chris Johnson (that one year I guess). Jamaal Charles (when healthy, which is rare). The ones I really watched play, I'm not gonna mention anybody I haven't seen on a week to week basis.


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 01:52 AM

I find the LFL players more exciting than anyone named here.


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 02:22 AM

Dan Marino
Barry sanders
Jacoby jones
Ed reed
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 02:41 AM

C-Mac will always have a soft spot in my heart. Best pure cover corner in the game (unless he was facing Marvin Harrison ....ouch); was awesome watching him swat passes on one play, then seeing him layout a RB the next.
Ed Reed had possibly the most awe-inspiring play I have ever seen when he picked off McNabb and ran it back 108 yards. It looked like every player on the field was standing still when he blasted his way out of the end zone...I knew it was six before he even made it to our own 5

 

wasent mcnabb.

was kolb who just came in after mcnabb got benched lol.

 

Ed reed to me was the most fun defender to watch.

from tape barry sanders was fun to watch but being from europe i got into football late and on offense i have a soft spot for jamal lewis.

the way he ran the ball i loved alot.

hard and punishing and still has speed to take it all the way.

 

also im a huge micheal vick fan lol.

watching him play in his early days was epic :D

dancing around would be tacklers whahaha

 

honorable mention to sean taylor though.


Edited by Tru11, 26 May 2014 - 02:42 AM.

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