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Old 08-04-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default Is Curtis Martin really better than TD ?

Longevity is the only thing he had on TD.............and that shouldn't be the difference between getting in the hall. IF a guy just has a couple of great years and then gets lazy and fades away so be it but dammit you can't help it when your numb nutz qb throws a int and you own offensive lineman blows your knee out trying to tackle the guy.

IF Martin got in TD should too................had it not been for injury TD would have been the greatest.
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I cannot remember anything he did amazing.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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I cannot remember anything he did amazing.
steady but I do not remeber anyone being scared of him
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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Same.

I don't think TD belongs in the Hall, but...if he doesn't...Curtis Martin DEFINITELY doesn't.

Martin = Emmitt Smith - winning Super Bowls
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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Just a bunch of decent years. Hall of good worthy....not hall of very good and sure as hell not hof. Weak selection. Td was far superior
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The 4th all time rusher is HOF worthy.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #8
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Same.

I don't think TD belongs in the Hall, but...if he doesn't...Curtis Martin DEFINITELY doesn't.

Martin = Emmitt Smith - winning Super Bowls

I think the HOF is screwed up honestly. Yes TD had a short career but, he flat out dominated and struck fear in everyone during that time to me that IS HOF worthy. If TD played in a bigger market he'd be a shoe in for HOF.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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I would say there was never a year before TD's injury he was better than TD. They were both rookies and TD was leading in rushing yards, dominating really, then TD had to miss the last three games due to a shoulder injury, I believe. Martin ended up getting the rookie of the year.

NO WAY shoudl Martin or Bettis be in there ahead of Daivs.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:57 PM   #11
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Question: In any year of his playing career, was Curtis Martin ever named league MVP? Or Super Bowl MVP? TD was.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #12
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I think the HOF is screwed up honestly. Yes TD had a short career but, he flat out dominated and struck fear in everyone during that time to me that IS HOF worthy. If TD played in a bigger market he'd be a shoe in for HOF.
Dante Hall struck fear in people every time he touched the ball for 3 or 4 years.

The Hall should have about 1/4 of the members it currently has.

Bettis doesn't deserve it. Emmitt doesn't deserve it. Martin doesn't deserve it. Davis doesn't deserve it.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:59 PM   #13
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Question: In any year of his playing career, was Curtis Martin ever named league MVP? Or Super Bowl MVP? TD was.
Martin was a guy that averaged 4.2 YPC and never accomplised anything besides staying injury free.
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Martin was a guy that averaged 4.2 YPC and never accomplised anything besides staying injury free.
Prior to his ACL tear in '99, TD was the most-feared/respected RB in the NFL.
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Prior to his ACL tear in '99, TD was the most-feared/respected RB in the NFL.
After Barry Sanders He was. If was not for Sanders Davis would have led the NFL in rushing 3 times.
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Prior to his ACL tear in '99, TD was the most-feared/respected RB in the NFL.
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He should be HOF player short career or not. I bet alot of RB's would have died to do what TD did in their careers.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:22 PM   #17
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Martin was very good for a really long time, but never great. TD was great. As great as any other running back ever. It was for a short period of time, but at the height of his career he was as great as anybody.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #18
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After Barry Sanders He was. If was not for Sanders Davis would have led the NFL in rushing 3 times.
Sanders was probably more feared, but TD was more effective. TD's style was better for winning. Sanders could have a few runs that were the greatest ever, but it didn't always lead to points, and it didn't always lead to wins. His style was beatable, TD's wasn't.
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Dante Hall struck fear in people every time he touched the ball for 3 or 4 years.

The Hall should have about 1/4 of the members it currently has.

Bettis doesn't deserve it. Emmitt doesn't deserve it. Martin doesn't deserve it. Davis doesn't deserve it.
This. Guys like Martin getting in just devalues the HOF. And it's only going to get worse with the mandatory minimum of five new members each year.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #20
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The 4th all time rusher is HOF worthy.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #21
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Curtis Martin doesn't deserve to be in the HOF and neither does Terrell Davis.

The HOF is for the best of the best, not really good players.

Hell Priest Holmes was a really good player for a handful of years too, but no way he's a HOF.
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This. Guys like Martin getting in just devalues the HOF. And it's only going to get worse with the mandatory minimum of five new members each year.
Wait a sec.

Martin played 11 years, had 17,430 all purpose yards, 100 total TD's, 14,101 yds rushing, 90 TD's rushing, played 166 games out of 168 possible and he DEVALUES the HOF??

Jesus ****ing lord, where do we get people like you from?
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Wait a sec.

Martin played 11 years, had 17,430 all purpose yards, 100 total TD's, 14,101 yds rushing, 90 TD's rushing, played 166 games out of 168 possible and he DEVALUES the HOF??

Jesus ****ing lord, where do we get people like you from?
Well if 1280 yards and 8 TDs per year really does it for you, then sure. Put Martin in the Hall.

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Martin was a guy that averaged 4.2 YPC and never accomplised anything besides staying injury free.
What? Since when does 17,430 yards from scrimmage and 100 total TD's amount to "never accomplished anything"? There's some dumb people on this board, and you're right up there.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:06 PM   #25
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Curtis Martin doesn't deserve to be in the HOF and neither does Terrell Davis.

The HOF is for the best of the best, not really good players.

Hell Priest Holmes was a really good player for a handful of years too, but no way he's a HOF.
If TD doesn't deserve to be in the HOF then neither does Gale Sayers.

Was Holmes league MVP? (we already know he wasn't SB MVP 'cause he would have been in diapers the last time KC was in the SB).

On edit: no, Holmes wasn't in diapers the last time KC was in the SB; he hadn't been born yet.
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