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TennMike
07-02-2012, 02:16 PM
How do you rank em? Mine goes like this here:

1. Marcus Allen
2. Christian Okoye (Tecmobowl and in real life)
3. Priest Holmes
4. Larry Johnson

Ryfo18
07-02-2012, 02:24 PM
I'd go Holmes, Okoye, Johnson...Allen was good, but was at the tail end of his career and never rushed for over 900 yards with the Chiefs.

chief31
07-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Natural abilty, I go Charles, Okoye, Johnson, Holmes, Allen.

Who I would want to have starting (in their prime) this year? Okoye, Allen, Holmes, Charles, AnybodybutJohnson.

Who was the most fun to watch? Priest/Christian (TIED), Charles, Johnson, Allen.

There are many different ways to look at it all. But we have had some really good ones, no matter which way I rank them.

jason1981
07-02-2012, 07:03 PM
i like homles alot but i think he benefitted from a great oline as did joh.son until or oline feel apart then so did johnson so i would credit most.of holmes and johnsons success on the oline. i still liked them both though.

chiefnut
07-02-2012, 11:25 PM
you better find a place for Ed Podalak, not to mention Barry Word, Robert Holmes, Wendell Hayes and Mike Garrett

if you rank according to heart, Podolak has to be #1
hardest to tackle Okoye
best raw talent Johnson

flashes of greatness Delaney and Green

bigest surprise Barry Word

best tandem Holmes and Hayes...maybe to be replaced by Charles and Hillis

most productive Priest Holmes

injuries have torn out the last chapters of many careers of KC rb's as well as tragedies so we will never know what might have been.

tornadospotter
07-03-2012, 01:26 AM
Christian Okoye, then Priest Holmes, Marcus Allen.

chiefnut
07-03-2012, 08:48 AM
how many of you saw the '71' xmas playoff game w/the dolphins-still longest game in nfl history......
Ed Podolak 17 carries 85 yds, 8 rec 110 yds, 5 ko/punt returns 155 yds.......350 all purpose yds still playoff record, 4 hrs of giving 110% he may not have been the "best" RB stat wise but you won't find another that tried harder, good blocker in the backfield or downfield, selfless and tireless!

ctchiefsfan
07-03-2012, 10:03 AM
how many of you saw the '71' xmas playoff game w/the dolphins-still longest game in nfl history......
Ed Podolak 17 carries 85 yds, 8 rec 110 yds, 5 ko/punt returns 155 yds.......350 all purpose yds still playoff record, 4 hrs of giving 110% he may not have been the "best" RB stat wise but you won't find another that tried harder, good blocker in the backfield or downfield, selfless and tireless!

Thank you for reminding us of the GREAT Ed Podolak!

I saw every minute of that game while Christmas dinner got cold and my Mother fumed.

As a result of that game, the fish are still my second most hated team after the Raiders.

nigeriannightmare
07-03-2012, 10:16 AM
Id have to go okoye, holmes, charles.

LlamaNinja
07-03-2012, 01:49 PM
I only have watched since Holmes so I can really only put Holmes and Charles on my list but as time goes along I think more will be added.
I wonder if Orton's name will get thrown in somehow... hehe

tornadospotter
07-04-2012, 10:03 AM
Ed Podolak stiff arm and great return. - YouTube
Ed was a Great Chief! The first game I was at Arrowhead. He was still playing.

chiefnut
07-05-2012, 09:04 AM
thanx for the vid, brings back great memories!!

Seek
07-05-2012, 03:12 PM
My favorites are Derrick Blaylock, Rashaan Shehee, Darnell Bennet, Bam Bam Morris and Harvey LONG NECK Williams.

chief31
07-05-2012, 08:55 PM
i like homles alot but i think he benefitted from a great oline as did joh.son until or oline feel apart then so did johnson so i would credit most.of holmes and johnsons success on the oline. i still liked them both though.

I agree but.....

Considering how poorly LJ did when the o-line broke down, it sure makes Charles even more impressive. And....

Priest had a 1,000 yard season and managed to average 4.6 YPC in his time with The Ravens, prior to coming to KC, where he immediately became a superstar.

Priest surely benefited from the o-line and the Vermiel offense. But he proved that he was a very good RB prior to all of that.

CHIEFS_FN_ROCK
07-05-2012, 10:44 PM
How could you have Marcus Allen on here unreal.

chiefnut
07-06-2012, 08:27 AM
I agree but.....

Considering how poorly LJ did when the o-line broke down, it sure makes Charles even more impressive. And....

Priest had a 1,000 yard season and managed to average 4.6 YPC in his time with The Ravens, prior to coming to KC, where he immediately became a superstar.

Priest surely benefited from the o-line and the Vermiel offense. But he proved that he was a very good RB prior to all of that.


let us not forget that hermy ran lj to death...set an nfl record for most carries in a season and had 40 carries in a game...most of which he had to break three tackles in the backfield just to get back to the line of scrimmage. if we give credit to the great O line for their success then let us also give them some of the blame for there lack there of. with lj everyone in the stadium new he would get the ball nearly every play so he faced 8 & 9 men in the box. do not get me wrong lj was a head case but given a better coach and line he would have shattered all the CHIEFS rushing records. we may not still have liked him but i think he would have been more tolerated.

chief31
07-06-2012, 03:10 PM
let us not forget that hermy ran lj to death...set an nfl record for most carries in a season and had 40 carries in a game...most of which he had to break three tackles in the backfield just to get back to the line of scrimmage. if we give credit to the great O line for their success then let us also give them some of the blame for there lack there of. with lj everyone in the stadium new he would get the ball nearly every play so he faced 8 & 9 men in the box. do not get me wrong lj was a head case but given a better coach and line he would have shattered all the CHIEFS rushing records. we may not still have liked him but i think he would have been more tolerated.

I do. But I think LJs biggest problem was LJ. And I think that was going to burst his bubble, no matter what. I mean... Who doesn't get along with Dick Vermiel?!?!?!?!

It is hard to say what would have been, but I really think his personailty was going to do him in, one way, or another.

I don't hate LJ. I think he had amazing potential.

Ill tell you what though... Let me see JC with that kind of blocking and offense... INSANITY!!!! :lol:

chiefnut
07-07-2012, 08:32 AM
LJ had an attitude problem typical prima donna mentality, add to that the fact peterson forced him on vermiel. it was no secret tha DV did not want to use that pick on LJ but CP over ruled him so DV resented him from the start. LJ of course did nothing to indeer himself to DV with his antics and of course DV did nothing to help the problem w/his diapers comment. then against DV's best hopes LJ becomes an elite back....but still has off field and run of the mouth problems. next along comes mr edwards whose conservative approach to offense made marty ball look like radical revolutionary copled w/an aging offensive line that could not open holes against an 8th grade class spelled the end for any RB in this case LJ. just be glad it wasn't Priest in there, it would have been like watching john wayne get beat up in every movie.

Big Daddy Tek
07-10-2012, 09:18 PM
If I had to pick them before a game, in their prime, and in order, mine goes something like this: Jamaal Charles (up to this date most dominant down for down runner in NFL history since Jim Brown) > Priest Holmes > Christian Okoye > Larry Johnson > Marcus Allen - Should note that Marcus Allen "in his prime" as a Chief was a lot different then Marcus Allen "in his prime."

ctchiefsfan
07-10-2012, 09:48 PM
Marcus Allen was a GREAT running back, and in the years he played for us was a GREAT Chief.

The years he played for "that other team" are not important.

If you were to put him in a room full of friends....not KC friends, not "other team" friends....just his real buddies....feed him a couple of drinks and ask him what were his best years in the NFL I think he would say his years in KC.

For ME, that is good enough to make him a Chief for life.

toyotapower
07-10-2012, 10:56 PM
My favorites are Derrick Blaylock, Rashaan Shehee, Darnell Bennet, Bam Bam Morris and Harvey LONG NECK Williams.

Believe it or not I still have a greg hill jersey. There was a picture of kimble anders on arrowhead pride a couple days ago, dude is still in great shape

LargoChief
07-11-2012, 12:52 AM
I liked Kimble Anders, felt awful when he tore his Achilles. I have Greg Hills jersey on the wall.....autographed. Donell Bennett couldn't even breathe! Okoume was the beast!

LargoChief
07-11-2012, 12:53 AM
Okoye! Sorry been celebrating tonight. Go chiefs!!