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#1 Simvastatin

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

Eric Dickerson currently has the NFL single season rushing record with 2105 yards. Can AP beat it? Needs to average 147 yards in the final two games to beat it.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Defo. Guy is an absolute monster.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

I think him and Calvin beat the records this season

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

I think he will do it. Look at his stats from last 8 games! Not only has he been getting better knee-injury-wise, but that offensive line has been playing much better.

I have really liked AP since his first game at OU (I'm in Big 12 country so I did watch that game) and way back then I had believed he would be a great NFL player. I think it is now time to start the discussion if he is the greatest RB in history. I would say yes after what he has done this year, whether he breaks the single season record or not.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

View PostArchetype, on 16 December 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

I think he will do it. Look at his stats from last 8 games! Not only has he been getting better knee-injury-wise, but that offensive line has been playing much better.

I have really liked AP since his first game at OU (I'm in Big 12 country so I did watch that game) and way back then I had believed he would be a great NFL player. I think it is now time to start the discussion if he is the greatest RB in history. I would say yes after what he has done this year, whether he breaks the single season record or not.

No, if you're saying he has a chance one day then I would agree but he doesn't belong in that discussion this early in his career.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

View PostSublime520, on 16 December 2012 - 04:58 PM, said:

No, if you're saying he has a chance one day then I would agree but he doesn't belong in that discussion this early in his career.

Obviously longevity plays a big role in the GOAT discussion, but if he was killed in car/plane accident tonight he would still have to be considered in the discussion. What he has accomplished over his career thus far has been amazing. What he has done this year alone, especially considering the career threatening injury from last season, has been nothing short of miraculous. It is time for him to be put in that discussion.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

Hope he gets MVP

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

Hope he breaks it and get MVP.

My friend who is a lifelong packers fan hopes AP breaks the record.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Less than a year off a torn ACL nonetheless. Guy is unbelievable, it's amazing we're even the same species as him

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

Peterson is a beast but he has no shot at MVP.
At 2500 yards rushing it still goes to Peyton Manning.

MVP is a popularity contest.
See the Indy-Chicago Super Bowl  -- Addai, Rhodes, Hayden, Sanders, the O-line as a unit, then the 82 rated QB in that order -- who got the award?
It was probably based on Peyton's strong playoff run of 3 TDs and 7 INTs.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

this guy isn't human. I'm literally serious, he is not in the same species as us.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

View Postskippyx, on 16 December 2012 - 09:34 PM, said:

Peterson is a beast but he has no shot at MVP.
At 2500 yards rushing it still goes to Peyton Manning.

MVP is a popularity contest.
See the Indy-Chicago Super Bowl  -- Addai, Rhodes, Hayden, Sanders, the O-line as a unit, then the 82 rated QB in that order -- who got the award?
It was probably based on Peyton's strong playoff run of 3 TDs and 7 INTs.
I give PManning that MVP because he ran and orchestrated that offense. Horrible conditions in the rain/etc, and he is the one calling out different O-Line protections, checking down or audibling to run plays or whatever the scenario called for.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

View PostArchetype, on 16 December 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

I think it is now time to start the discussion if he is the greatest RB in history. I would say yes after what he has done this year, whether he breaks the single season record or not.

No way, not yet. He still has ways to go.Hes not up with the top tier yet with Jim Brown, Walter Payton, O.J. Barry, Emmit, Van buren, Faulk, and Dickerson. Hes right below that though, creeping up imo.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

Peyton will likely get MVP

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:29 AM

View PostFootballman175, on 16 December 2012 - 10:31 PM, said:

this guy isn't human. I'm literally serious, he is not in the same species as us.
This.  I was just saying the same basic thing earlier today when talking about him.  Coming back from the injury he had and having a potentially record setting year is unbelievable.  A normal human heck a normal pro football player probably is just getting close to what they were at this point and he's better than ever?  WTF?

I hope he breaks it.  I hope he wins MVP.

I do have to give credit to Peyton for what he's doing this year.  After last year I wasn't expecting much of anything out of Manning and he's having an amazing come back year himself still I want someone other than a QB to get it for a change.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

Keep in mind that he came back from a season ending college injury as well.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:47 AM

View Post700level4life, on 16 December 2012 - 10:37 PM, said:

No way, not yet. He still has ways to go.Hes not up with the top tier yet with Jim Brown, Walter Payton, O.J. Barry, Emmit, Van buren, Faulk, and Dickerson. Hes right below that though, creeping up imo.
teir 1 Jim Brown, Walter Payton, Barry, BO, Faulk

teir 2 AP, Emmit, Van buren, Dickerson, Marcus Allen

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:08 AM

If the season ended today, I think AP should get the MVP.  Peterson has been doing what he's been doing on an offense that ranks dead-last in passing offense. Combine that w/ the ACL...

However, they'll probably give the award to Peyton & just let AP get comeback POY.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

How many people picked Ryan Matthews over him in FF??

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

View Postneedwideouts, on 17 December 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:

teir 1 Jim Brown, Walter Payton, Barry, BO, Faulk

teir 2 AP, Emmit, Van buren, Dickerson, Marcus Allen

AP is better than Emmit. I don't even want to hear that.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

If Minny makes the playoffs, AP should get serious consideration for MVP.  What he's done this season is unreal.  Seeing as though he tore multiple ligaments in his knee less than a year ago, makes this even more amazing.  

If AP breaks the rushing record and Minny makes the playoffs, at the very least he should get comeback player of the year.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

MVP should go to AP..without him the vikings are a small step above the chiefs. Denver was a playoff team last year too.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

View Postggs5008, on 17 December 2012 - 01:41 PM, said:

AP is better than Emmit. I don't even want to hear that.
Could you imagine the yards AP puts up in a Offense like that.  We would be talking about him breaking 3000 yards.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

View Postneedwideouts, on 17 December 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:


teir 1 Jim Brown, Walter Payton, Barry, BO, Faulk

teir 2 AP, Emmit, Van buren, Dickerson, Marcus Allen
Marshall Faulk above Emmitt Smith? Hahahahahahahahaha! W...T...F? Wow.

Did you even watch Emmitt Smith play? I mean...posts like this are hilarious.

Emmitt Smith was spectacular in high school, college and in the NFL and yet you continue to prove how clueless you truly are.

1990-95, 1998-2000    Pro Bowl player
1991    Wins rushing title
1991-95    First player to rush more than 1,400 yards in five straight NFL seasons
1992    Wins rushing title
1992    NFL MVP
1993    Wins rushing title
1993    Cowboys win Super Bowl
1994    Cowboys win Super Bowl
1994    MVP, Super Bowl XXVIII
1995    Wins rushing title
1996    Cowboys win Super Bowl
2002    Becomes NFL all-time rushing leader

Barry Sanders was playing when Emmitt Smith accomplished the above. You want your running back featured on Sportscenter? Take Barry. You want your running back to carry your offense to three Super Bowls while turning in clutch performance after clutch performance? Take Emmitt Smith. Barry Sanders was a joke in the playoffs.

Just ridiculous the amount of hate thrown towards one of the greatest of all time. Just because he owned the Eagles doesn't mean he can't be shown respect.

Oh...and Barry Sanders played from a spread offense, Emmitt did it out of the I. Teams knew who was getting the ball and would stack the box and he still owned them.

This kind of trash is posted by someone who's only experience is watching highlight films and barfing out what other people feed them. No way you actually watched Emmitt play...or Barry for that matter.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

View Postggs5008, on 17 December 2012 - 01:41 PM, said:



AP is better than Emmit. I don't even want to hear that.

Bwahahahahahahaha!

What are you...12? The NFL didn't start 5 years ago.


As far as the topic...what Adrian Peterson is doing is pretty awesome. I hope he gets it. Just stop going overboard with GOAT talk because he has a loooooong way to go.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

Like someone else said,

AP behind Emmitt's line would have 5000 yards


And yes, I would take AP in his prime over Smith.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

The Vikings are maybe a two win team without Peterson. The Broncos won their division last year with Tim freakin Tebow at QB

Give me Peterson for MVP.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

View PostFootballman175, on 17 December 2012 - 09:55 PM, said:

Like someone else said,

AP behind Emmitt's line would have 5000 yards

Maybe Emmitt Smith helped the line as much as they helped him? Seriously this crap is tired and old. Every player that is considered to be the best had talent around him...many of them had HoF talent around them. Yet only Emmitt Smith gets thrown under the bus, lol. It really doesn't matter because his accomplishments speak for themselves. He was the best in the league quite a while and when his team needed him to be great he was fantastic. Can't say that about other running backs of that era.

Special player from high school to the pros. Period. He is in the same conversation as any of the great running backs to play the game.