The Dope 10: NFL Running BacksAugust 3, 2012
DeMarco Murray, Darren McFadden, Matt Forte…you’re all coming off of injuries, I love y’all though. Michael Turner…you’ve lost some mojo. Marshawn Lynch and Ahmad Bradshaw…I want to put you two on here so bad…I really do, but it’s just too crowded homies. Here are Dopest NFL running backs.
10. Reggie Bush, Dolphins – first ever 1,000 yard season, because he had a healthy season last year. Last off season, New Orleans didn’t want him back. This off season Kim Kardashian didn’t want him back. Reggie might go for 2k this year, lol.
9. Frank Gore, 49ers - He keeps Alex Smith grounded and the 49ers in the hunt for the Super Bowl this year. It’s hard not to see them in the NFC Championship game again this season. I need to know why this kid is this good having torn his ACL twice!
8. Steven Jackson, Rams - He’s football’s Kevin Garnett. Great talent stuck on a terrible team. Not sure why he hasn’t forced a trade or something. He’s one of the last true workhorse running backs left in the NFL.
7. Chris Johnson, Titans – He took the money and didn’t run last season. He did come on late but he was nowhere near the type of running back he was his first few years in the league. Let’s hope that old CJ2K is back this season.
5. Adrian Peterson, Vikings – If he doesn’t get hurt last season, he’s the best running back in the game. He is ahead of schedule because he’s been working his ass off. We have to see how he plays this season…but he still deserves to be on this list.
4. Lesean McCoy, Eagles – This boy is quicker than a magic trick. He runs inside and outside and catches the ball very well.
3. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars - His numbers have gotten better each year, having rushed for over 1,600 yards last year. The problem is…his team isn’t winning. He’s holding out now..and honestly, I wouldn’t pay him. The RB position isn’t as important as it once was. Also, who’s attending the games in Jacksonville to see him?
1. Ray Rice, Ravens – He just balls. You need him to catch it out of the backfield, done. Need him to run it tween the tackles, done. Need him to block, done. Bottom line, Mr. Rice just gets the job done.
That’s all I got,