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    A Football Life: Marcus Allen

    Tonight's episode features Marcus Allen. Are you guys going to watch it? What do you think of Marcus now and his time as a Raider?


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    i have the DiercTV- DVR ready to record......

    I have nothing against Marcus. I was actually on Al's side though. I think Marcus time as a Chief was very overrated. I am going to get a lot of she-it for this but aside from his 1st 4 years as a Raider Marcus is overrated. Now Marcus blames that on Al but he only had 3 years with 1000 yards. I was also surprised I had though Marcus had a lot more catches per year.......Marcus is no where near one of the greatest RB's ever. I think his best trait was his longevity. Using a baseball term he was a compiler....
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    I'd take Bo over Marcus any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkLordAlDavis View Post
    i have the DiercTV- DVR ready to record......

    I have nothing against Marcus. I was actually on Al's side though. I think Marcus time as a Chief was very overrated. I am going to get a lot of she-it for this but aside from his 1st 4 years as a Raider Marcus is overrated. Now Marcus blames that on Al but he only had 3 years with 1000 yards. I was also surprised I had though Marcus had a lot more catches per year.......Marcus is no where near one of the greatest RB's ever. I think his best trait was his longevity. Using a baseball term he was a compiler....
    If I recall, Marcus was pretty good at scoring touchdowns. That is overrated too I guess. Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinz View Post
    If I recall, Marcus was pretty good at scoring touchdowns. That is overrated too I guess. Jesus.
    Yep he was pretty good at that.....

    Where do you rank him all time as a RB?? I think when a lot of people hear his name they think one of the greatest ever. I don't think he is. He had 1 great year that's it.....
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    One of my all time favorite Raiders.... first Raider Jersey I ever had as a kid was Marcus Allen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL 9000 View Post
    I'd take Bo over Marcus any day.
    Me too that still didn't stop me from dvr-ing the Marcus special though.

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    Best short yardage back ever?
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    Not the greatest, but one of the greatest.

    Elusive, good field vision, powerful...
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    Quote Originally Posted by huggeebear View Post
    Best short yardage back ever?
    No, that would be Zack Crockett
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    Such a bizarre story. Just a precursor of what happened with Chucky

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    typical Al Davis fuking people over I'm glad Marcus went with the Chiefs and beat the crap out of the Raiders just like Chucky beat the crap out of the Raiders in the Super Bowl. Karma was a b*tch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkLordAlDavis View Post
    i have the DiercTV- DVR ready to record......

    I have nothing against Marcus. I was actually on Al's side though. I think Marcus time as a Chief was very overrated. I am going to get a lot of she-it for this but aside from his 1st 4 years as a Raider Marcus is overrated. Now Marcus blames that on Al but he only had 3 years with 1000 yards. I was also surprised I had though Marcus had a lot more catches per year.......Marcus is no where near one of the greatest RB's ever. I think his best trait was his longevity. Using a baseball term he was a compiler....
    pretty hard to have some good seasons when you're riding the pine because of some power freak.

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    Marcus is easily on my Top-5 list of Raiders.

    A favorite of my son's too, who bought into his dad's raider fandom with Marcus famous "running with the night" SB TD.

    I thought ol' man Tootles blew it with this one - Marcus already famous, specifically in LA - before becoming a star RB for the Raiders. It wasn't his fault that he was that good.

    Both Marcus and Bo had one thing in common - at the goal line, they were going to plant and fly over the pile. Marcus was money at the goal line.

    Too bad it ended like it did.
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    great show!

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