The Bruising Back/Power Back and Fullback Appreciation

waterproofwaterproof Posts: 7,819
edited December 2012 in From the Cheap Seats
I am a fan of the hardcore physical positions in football, I always have and always will. But this thread is about the Big Physical Powerbacks and the Hardnose Fullbacks who does the dirty work...... I'm going to give shine to my favorites at those positions......

And for the Poll who is the greatest Bruising Back of all Times and post your favorites

Jim Brown
Position: FB
Height: 6-2 Weight: 232 lbs.

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Marion Butts
Position: RB
Height: 6-1 Weight: 248 lbs.
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  • waterproofwaterproof Posts: 7,819
    Jim Brown
    Craig William 'Ironhead' Heyward

    Position: RB
    Height: 5-11 Weight: 260 lbs.

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    Lorenzo Neal
    Position: FB
    Height: 5-11 Weight: 255 lbs.

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  • 1CK1S1CK1S Posts: 8,042
    Jim Brown
    Why the fuck is this even a discussion Jim Brown & Earl Campbell shits on everyone else on that poll!!!
  • waterproofwaterproof Posts: 7,819
    Jim Brown
    icks86 wrote: »
    Why the fuck is this even a discussion Jim Brown & Earl Campbell shits on everyone else on that poll!!!

    Even though they are great and the cream of the crop there are others who deserve to be on that list like Bronko Nagurski and people have different opinions.

    Like Bo Jackson he will run your ass over and pound you all game and run past your ass
  • waterproofwaterproof Posts: 7,819
    Jim Brown
    Earl Campbell
    Position: RB
    Height: 5-11 Weight: 232 lbs

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    Tommy Vardell
    Position: FB
    Height: 6-2 Weight: 234 lbs.

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  • waterproofwaterproof Posts: 7,819
    Jim Brown
    Bronko Nagurski
    Position: FB-LB-T
    Height: 6-2 Weight: 226 lbs

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    Jamal Lewis
    Position: RB
    Height: 5-11 Weight: 240 lbs

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  • waterproofwaterproof Posts: 7,819
    Jim Brown
    Christian Okoye
    Position: RB
    Height: 6-1 Weight: 253 lbs.

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    Merril Hoge
    Position: RB
    Height: 6-2 Weight: 225 lbs

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  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 12,494
    Rodney Hampton with the Giants was one of my all time favs.... The NFL has phased this type of rb out..... its all about throws and long gains... instead of pounding defenses into submission.
  • playmaker88playmaker88 Posts: 40,806
    fuck Rodney Hampton he gashed us for 180 a time or two fat ass rodney hampton

    didnt read thread anyone say Natrone Means and Iron head Heyward
  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 12,494
    fuck Rodney Hampton he gashed us for 180 a time or two fat ass rodney hampton

    didnt read thread anyone say Natrone Means and Iron head Heyward
    fuck Rodney Hampton he gashed us for 180 a time or two fat ass rodney hampton

    didnt read thread anyone say Natrone Means and Iron head Heyward

    lol Hampton and Meggette used to pound dat rock... u a San Fran fan?
  • OTHERS (Name Back)

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    so we gon mention Christian Okoye w/o Steve Atwater
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    Walter Payton
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    The GOAT never stepped out of bounds he was looking for ppl to truck
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  • OTHERS (Name Back)

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    so we gon mention Christian Okoye w/o Steve Atwater LOL
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    Walter Payton
    Position: RB
    Height: 5'10 Weight: 200 lbs
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    The GOAT never stepped out of bounds he was looking for ppl to truck wasnt the biggest guy out there
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  • tumblr_mbizesJpy71qzbwkjo1_1280.jpg

    so we gon mention Christian Okoye w/o Steve Atwater
    SteveAtwaterhit.gif

    Walter Payton
    walter-payton.9.jpg

    The GOAT never stepped out of bounds he was looking for ppl to truck
    Walter-Payton-1.gif

    Don't forget, Chiefs play the broncos twice a year, so Okoye won more of those matchups with Atwater than he lost, just ain't no gifs of it. Atwater was a beast tho.

    But Sweetness was not a bruiser, bruh. He wasn't on no "run out of bounds every play" punnk shit like Marcus Allen either, but he don't belong in this thread. Walter Payton was Marshall Faulk before Marshall Faulk was Marshall Faulk.

  • No love for pure fullbacks out chea? They're making a comeback too. It's still a passing league, but I'm seeing more and more FB's and H-Backs popping up in college and pros lately.

    My favorite FB's growing up...

    (no order)

    Tom Rathman... (aka most of Roger Craig and Ricky Watter's yards)

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    Moose (aka half of Emmitt Smith's yards)

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    Lorenzo Neal (aka half of Ladanian's yards.)

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    ^^^ Barry Sanders is really one of the only 80s/90s era running backs that don't have to give half of his credit to a great fullback.

  • OTHERS (Name Back)

    tumblr_mbizesJpy71qzbwkjo1_1280.jpg

    so we gon mention Christian Okoye w/o Steve Atwater
    SteveAtwaterhit.gif

    Walter Payton
    walter-payton.9.jpg

    The GOAT never stepped out of bounds he was looking for ppl to truck
    Walter-Payton-1.gif

    Don't forget, Chiefs play the broncos twice a year, so Okoye won more of those matchups with Atwater than he lost, just ain't no gifs of it. Atwater was a beast tho.

    But Sweetness was not a bruiser, bruh. He wasn't on no "run out of bounds every play" punnk shit like Marcus Allen either, but he don't belong in this thread. Walter Payton was Marshall Faulk before Marshall Faulk was Marshall Faulk.

    Yes Sweetness was a bruiser he just did with grace and happen to faster than everybody. But he used to bust thru the holes no problemand he went toe to toe with any LB in the League. Faulk was a great recieveing back but he couldnt get the ball handed to him 25-30 times like Walter did AP is the closest RB to Sweetness
    as far as style IMO . B4 the SB shuffle all they did was hand the ball of to Payton that was the only offense
  • Jdilla26Jdilla26 Posts: 2,244
    Larry Csonka
    Larry the First back to called for unnecessary roughness he was Beast.........earl Campbell right behind him.......Darryl Moose Johnston was a helluva lead blocker too.

  • tumblr_mbizesJpy71qzbwkjo1_1280.jpg

    so we gon mention Christian Okoye w/o Steve Atwater
    SteveAtwaterhit.gif

    Walter Payton
    walter-payton.9.jpg

    The GOAT never stepped out of bounds he was looking for ppl to truck
    Walter-Payton-1.gif

    Don't forget, Chiefs play the broncos twice a year, so Okoye won more of those matchups with Atwater than he lost, just ain't no gifs of it. Atwater was a beast tho.

    But Sweetness was not a bruiser, bruh. He wasn't on no "run out of bounds every play" punnk shit like Marcus Allen either, but he don't belong in this thread. Walter Payton was Marshall Faulk before Marshall Faulk was Marshall Faulk.

    Yes Sweetness was a bruiser he just did with grace and happen to faster than everybody. But he used to bust thru the holes no problemand he went toe to toe with any LB in the League. Faulk was a great recieveing back but he couldnt get the ball handed to him 25-30 times like Walter did AP is the closest RB to Sweetness
    as far as style IMO . B4 the SB shuffle all they did was hand the ball of to Payton that was the only offense

    I don't see the payton/AP comparison at all. He was much more of a finesse back than AP. That "sweetness" nickname wasn't because he was skulldraggin niggas, lol.

    Payton was once the all-time leader in all-purpose yards which of course includes receiving. AP is a pure back. He's more like Eric Dickerson (because of his upright running style) meets Jim Brown (because of how he trucks niggas.)

  • Reggie80Reggie80 Posts: 2,402
    No love for pure fullbacks out chea? They're making a comeback too. It's still a passing league, but I'm seeing more and more FB's and H-Backs popping up in college and pros lately.

    My favorite FB's growing up...

    (no order)

    Tom Rathman... (aka most of Roger Craig and Ricky Watter's yards)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ_ScRX331tQtSxq0nuLvTPBkHv9vLsxXtxaivrTitmS7dEzH5E


    Moose (aka half of Emmitt Smith's yards)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRuvtDgQ2RIfrbsf522A93k8AluuFQ9qZqIDnrzwAOvyue-pOs0uw

    Lorenzo Neal (aka half of Ladanian's yards.)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSFfo81GZCRm_TFdTVRlj-RddM-uB2RtlOJ6rSyrvTDgW_js0U9Eg



    ^^^ Barry Sanders is really one of the only 80s/90s era running backs that don't have to give half of his credit to a great fullback.

    Thurman Thomas as well
    Sam Gash
    Position: FB
    Height: 6-0 Weight: 242 lbs.
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    Gash earned the unique distinction of being the first back in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl without carrying the ball at all during the regular season
  • Reggie80 wrote: »
    No love for pure fullbacks out chea? They're making a comeback too. It's still a passing league, but I'm seeing more and more FB's and H-Backs popping up in college and pros lately.

    My favorite FB's growing up...

    (no order)

    Tom Rathman... (aka most of Roger Craig and Ricky Watter's yards)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ_ScRX331tQtSxq0nuLvTPBkHv9vLsxXtxaivrTitmS7dEzH5E


    Moose (aka half of Emmitt Smith's yards)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRuvtDgQ2RIfrbsf522A93k8AluuFQ9qZqIDnrzwAOvyue-pOs0uw

    Lorenzo Neal (aka half of Ladanian's yards.)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSFfo81GZCRm_TFdTVRlj-RddM-uB2RtlOJ6rSyrvTDgW_js0U9Eg



    ^^^ Barry Sanders is really one of the only 80s/90s era running backs that don't have to give half of his credit to a great fullback.

    Thurman Thomas as well
    Sam Gash
    Position: FB
    Height: 6-0 Weight: 242 lbs.
    498434.jpg?v=1&g=fs2|0|editorial_na|98|434&s=1
    Gash earned the unique distinction of being the first back in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl without carrying the ball at all during the regular season

    Shouts out to Sam Gash. Good drop. Bills ran alot of single-back formations too. Especially when they got into their no-huddle offense.
  • Can't forget Larry Centers too. Not really "a bruiser" but he was one of the best FB's in the league his whole career.



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  • waterproofwaterproof Posts: 7,819
    Jim Brown

    tumblr_mbizesJpy71qzbwkjo1_1280.jpg

    so we gon mention Christian Okoye w/o Steve Atwater
    SteveAtwaterhit.gif

    Walter Payton
    walter-payton.9.jpg

    The GOAT never stepped out of bounds he was looking for ppl to truck
    Walter-Payton-1.gif

    Don't forget, Chiefs play the broncos twice a year, so Okoye won more of those matchups with Atwater than he lost, just ain't no gifs of it. Atwater was a beast tho.

    But Sweetness was not a bruiser, bruh. He wasn't on no "run out of bounds every play" punnk shit like Marcus Allen either, but he don't belong in this thread. Walter Payton was Marshall Faulk before Marshall Faulk was Marshall Faulk.

    Yes Sweetness was a bruiser he just did with grace and happen to faster than everybody. But he used to bust thru the holes no problemand he went toe to toe with any LB in the League. Faulk was a great recieveing back but he couldnt get the ball handed to him 25-30 times like Walter did AP is the closest RB to Sweetness
    as far as style IMO . B4 the SB shuffle all they did was hand the ball of to Payton that was the only offense

    As a person who remember watching Walter played....... i have to say.

    Sweetness switched his style up because of his size he was 5'10 and at 200 pounds, Walter was gracefully, fluid had vision and was strong...early in his career when he had to, Walter would lower that helmet and truck fools to get that extra yard, just watch the old highlights, but that was taking a toll on Walter, watch the old films and Walter used to carry fools like Jim Brown.

    But Walter was smart he would juke them instead of trucking because of his size, Walter was a tweener, he would truck you if he wanted to.

    Here's a take on Sweetness

    Has there ever been a running back that combined incredible athletic ability with such a violent running style?

    The answer, in case you were wondering, is no.
  • waterproofwaterproof Posts: 7,819
    Jim Brown
    Reggie80 wrote: »
    No love for pure fullbacks out chea? They're making a comeback too. It's still a passing league, but I'm seeing more and more FB's and H-Backs popping up in college and pros lately.

    My favorite FB's growing up...

    (no order)

    Tom Rathman... (aka most of Roger Craig and Ricky Watter's yards)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ_ScRX331tQtSxq0nuLvTPBkHv9vLsxXtxaivrTitmS7dEzH5E


    Moose (aka half of Emmitt Smith's yards)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRuvtDgQ2RIfrbsf522A93k8AluuFQ9qZqIDnrzwAOvyue-pOs0uw

    Lorenzo Neal (aka half of Ladanian's yards.)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSFfo81GZCRm_TFdTVRlj-RddM-uB2RtlOJ6rSyrvTDgW_js0U9Eg



    ^^^ Barry Sanders is really one of the only 80s/90s era running backs that don't have to give half of his credit to a great fullback.

    Thurman Thomas as well
    Sam Gash
    Position: FB
    Height: 6-0 Weight: 242 lbs.
    498434.jpg?v=1&g=fs2|0|editorial_na|98|434&s=1
    Gash earned the unique distinction of being the first back in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl without carrying the ball at all during the regular season

    a damn great fullback, he was devastating blocker that punish Middle Linebackers, he had that thick ass lineman 3 bar face mask and that neck brace and blast fools
  • waterproofwaterproof Posts: 7,819
    edited December 2012
    Jim Brown
    Kevin Mack
    Position: RB
    Height: 6-0 Weight: 224 lbs

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    William Henderson
    Position: FB
    Height: 6-1 Weight: 249 lbs

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  • waterproofwaterproof Posts: 7,819
    Jim Brown
    Cory Schlesinger
    Position: FB
    Height: 6-0 Weight: 247 lbs

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    Larry Csonka
    Position: RB
    Height: 6-3 Weight: 237 lbs

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