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    Re: FAN'S CHOICE: Ravens All-Time Team, Running Backs



    1. Lewis
    2. Rice
    Distant 3. Mcgahee

    I dont think priest had a great tenure here. Became a star after he left. Mcgahee was skipped over and not used as much but he was still pretty efficient as a 2nd down back. Believe even as a back up he got 600 yards? Priest I dont remember getting that much. Andd mcgahees first year was better than anything priest did here alone. Pretty plain and simple to me.
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    Re: FAN'S CHOICE: Ravens All-Time Team, Running Backs

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Well yeah, but it's pick THREE. The real debate is Priest Holmes vs Willis McGahee. Really, the only thing that Holmes has over McGahee is having a SB ring with the Ravens. McGahee had more yards, TDs, even receiving stats.
    O.K.
    If we are going purely on stats for the 3rd choice, then it's McGahee; however, there are many instances where I'd like to have Holmes or Byner in a game we are playing in, but I understand that McGahee had more production in a Ravens uniform.




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    Re: FAN'S CHOICE: Ravens All-Time Team, Running Backs





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    Re: FAN'S CHOICE: Ravens All-Time Team, Running Backs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    Agree with Jamal and Rice and my 3rd would be McGahee. Dude had a legendary stiff arm
    This. I went with Willis because he made one of my favorite Ravens plays of all time, when he bitch slapped that guy from Oakland on his way to a TD.




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    Re: FAN'S CHOICE: Ravens All-Time Team, Running Backs

    Lewis
    Rice
    McGahee




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    Re: FAN'S CHOICE: Ravens All-Time Team, Running Backs

    Holmes was the first 1000 yard back in Ravens history. Whatever you think of how he got it, that ought to count for something when picking an all-time Ravens team.

    So my top 3 would be Lewis, Rice, and Holmes.

    I liked McGahee when he was here. Like Holmes, he found himself playing second-fiddle to a more talented, younger RB. Both could have done a lot more for the Ravens, but putting them on the field meant not having Lewis or Rice, respectively, getting as many touches. I can't fault either coaching staff for the choice they made, but I don't think poorly of either player because of it.




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    Re: FAN'S CHOICE: Ravens All-Time Team, Running Backs

    Easy for me. Jamal, Ray and Willis is that order. Priest barely registers to me as a Raven, but he was a helluva Chief. I have some fond memories of Willis and he did some good things here. As for Lewis vs Rice, it's easy now, but Ray is mid career. 2, maybe 3, more years like he had pre 2013 and Ray could take the top spot, despite Jamal's 2,000 yard season. Lewis was a beast, but could never catch it like Ray. Of course, based on last year, it's questionable as to whether or not Rice has those big years left in him. Time will tell.




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    Re: FAN'S CHOICE: Ravens All-Time Team, Running Backs

    Quote Originally Posted by Igotstoknow View Post
    Easy for me. Jamal, Ray and Willis is that order. Priest barely registers to me as a Raven, but he was a helluva Chief. I have some fond memories of Willis and he did some good things here. As for Lewis vs Rice, it's easy now, but Ray is mid career. 2, maybe 3, more years like he had pre 2013 and Ray could take the top spot, despite Jamal's 2,000 yard season. Lewis was a beast, but could never catch it like Ray. Of course, based on last year, it's questionable as to whether or not Rice has those big years left in him. Time will tell.
    He didn't have to, different era. Running cats over is what he did best




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