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Old 10-03-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
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Thought it was an interesting comment Mike Davis made about David Williams comparing him to AP. He's one of our tallest backs at 6'1", runs a 4.3, and looks to run over people. Even if I'm not sure it's necessary to take him off redshirt now, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing him out on the field. He's gonna be a good one.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: David Williams=Adrian Peterson?

Saw that as well. We COULD have the best running back tandem in football next year. That and QBs could make for a great offense. We need that kind of talent and depth on defense as well.
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Default Re: David Williams=Adrian Peterson?

His high school film is very TJ Yeldon-like.

Tall with a ton of speed.
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Default David Williams=Adrian Peterson?

I was thinking the same thing with the tj yeldon comparison. Comparing anyone to AP is hard to do but he does have similar height weight speed ratios. I could see him when he puts on a lil more weight bein a lot like Arian foster as well
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Thought it was an interesting comment Mike Davis made about David Williams comparing him to AP. He's one of our tallest backs at 6'1", runs a 4.3, and looks to run over people. Even if I'm not sure it's necessary to take him off redshirt now, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing him out on the field. He's gonna be a good one.
Intruiging for sure. Did he make that comment this week? I've been thinking for a while that MD28 reminds me of AP. Same skill set, same angry running style. Very explosive.
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Man, our runningbacks must be hella good if we have AP sitting the bench with a redshirt...
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Default Re: David Williams=Adrian Peterson?

A bit of an exaggeration on Mike's part.. Adrian Peterson is one of the top 5 backs already to ever play the game. I like that MD has high hopes for Williams and holds him in such regard.
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I love hype. It's always accurate.
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A bit of an exaggeration on Mike's part.. Adrian Peterson is one of the top 5 backs already to ever play the game. I like that MD has high hopes for Williams and holds him in such regard.
Yea I heard this interview too. I just laughed. Lets not makes ourselves sound stupid comparing a kid that's never played a college snap to one of the best ever.

Sands said there is no questioning his running ability. It is already excellent. The only thing keeping him out of games is blitz pickup and pass blocking.
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A bit of an exaggeration on Mike's part.. Adrian Peterson is one of the top 5 backs already to ever play the game. I like that MD has high hopes for Williams and holds him in such regard.

Who's the top 5?

Barry Sanders
Jim Brown
Walter Payton
Emmit Smith
Eric Dickerson
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Who's the top 5?

Barry Sanders
Jim Brown
Walter Payton
Emmit Smith
Eric Dickerson
Could be a good thread. I'll take a stab.

Walter Payton
Emmitt Smith
Barry Sanders
Eric Dickerson
Adrian Peterson
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Who's the top 5?

Barry Sanders
Jim Brown
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Emmit Smith
Eric Dickerson
It's obviously up for debate but the list you provided is pretty accurate.. Point being that AP is on another planet when it comes to running backs (as are the guys you listed) but for a player who has never played a snap of COLLEGE ball to be compared to a great NFL RB is silly.

We all hope David Williams has that kind of talent and career, but to say it at this point is a little ludicrous.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:02 AM   #13
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I would go with:

5. L. Tomlinson - Folks always forget about this guy.
4. E. Smith
3. W. Payton
2. B. Sanders
1. J. Brown.

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- M. Faulk
- E. Dickerson
- OJ. Simpson
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Default Re: David Williams=Adrian Peterson?

I'm sure Mike didn't intend for the comment to be taken too seriously but I hope he realizes that if an Adrian Peterson type back were on the sidelines for us, Mike would be riding the pine. lol
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How about Larry Czonka (hope I spelled that correct)
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It's obviously up for debate but the list you provided is pretty accurate.. Point being that AP is on another planet when it comes to running backs (as are the guys you listed) but for a player who has never played a snap of COLLEGE ball to be compared to a great NFL RB is silly.

We all hope David Williams has that kind of talent and career, but to say it at this point is a little ludicrous.
I think the comparison is more about size, speed, and running style, not what he's done. Everyone can talk about expectations and potential. MD28 probably means he has the potential to be that quality of back.
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I think the comparison is more about size, speed, and running style, not what he's done. Everyone can talk about expectations and potential. MD28 probably means he has the potential to be that quality of back.
Exactly, the comparison is more of a measurables and running style standpoint. Obviously he's not as good as Adrian Peterson.
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Barry Sanders is always at the top of my list, he never had an oline to speak of.
Walter Payton would be a close tie for the #1 spot.
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My list

1)Jim Brown not only greatest RB,but greatest player ever
2)Walter Payton
3)OJ Simpson 230 pounds with Olympic speed
4)Eric Dickinson
5) Barry Sanders

my personal favorite was Gale Sayers,but knee injuries cut his career too short.

Earl Campbell and Tony Dorsett were also considered.
Of the recent guys Peterson is a possible addition to the top 5.
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How about the best CFB RBs?

1. Herschel Walker
2. Ricky Williams
3. Archie Griffin
4. Earl Campbell
5. Darren McFadden

Barry Sanders had the best single season by a RB, but only started 1 year. Bo Jackson was a freak of a talent, but his numbers don't stack up to McFadden or Walkers. Ron Dayne had amazing numbers too, but not sure he's as talented as the 5 listed and benefited from that Wisconsin system.
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