So it started last night, consider this our thread to chop it about all things pro football. I wanted to throw up some video, and I got to watching this piece on Eric Dickerson which (somewhat inadequately) tries to answer why, or whether, he's underrated. For the record, I'm not convinced he is. Dickerson is definitely in my top 10, and likely my top 5. Still, he doesn't stick in the memory the way Barry/Emmitt/Walter/Earl/Gale/Jim do.
I think it has something to do with his style. I was watching the highlights and he just seems to be running away from people. That isn't a knock, but part of thrill of watching a running back is the escape artist factor, to see someone surrounded by five guys and then elude them all, is thrilling. Of course, there's Dickerson's attitude, and the fact that he never won anything. But I'm not sure that's it. Everyone loves Barry.
Anyway, just wanted to throw that out there. We don't have to talk about Dickerson. Anything NFL related will work. My people are going to kill me, but I have Tony Romo having a great year, but the Cowboys going 9-7.