DDFP 72: L.T. debate & Cliff Avril

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On the #DDFP 72, Dave, Rank and Hank debate the merits of LaDainian Tomlinson’s NFL career, including where he ranks amongst the greatest RBs in NFL history.

Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril stops by Studio 66 at the NFL Network. (Johnny Vy/NFL)

Then, Lions DE Cliff Avril joins the show to discuss Matthew Stafford’s progress, why he ranks Tom Brady and Drew Brees ahead of Aaron Rodgers, and Ndamukong Suh’s demeanor on the field. Plus, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid athletes make it on the Black List, and Dave takes a look at the worst nicknames in the NFL.

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Dameshek’s Top Running Backs of All Time.

  1. Jim Brown
  2. Walter Payton
  3. Eric Dickerson
  4. Barry Sanders
  5. Tony Dorsett
  6. Emmitt Smith
  7. OJ Simpson
  8. Marshall Faulk
  9. Thurman Thomas
  10. Gale Sayers
  11. Earl Campbell
  12. Adrian Peterson
  13. LaDanian Tomlinson
  14. Marcus Allen
  15. Jerome Bettis
  16. Franco Harris

 

Rank’s Take

10. Earl Campbell

9. Marshall Faulk

8. LT

7. Gale Sayers

6. Barry Sanders

5. Emmitt Smith

4. Walter Payton

3. O.J. Simpson

2. Eric Dickerson

1. Jim Brown