Bengals First 50: Running Backs

View Poll Results: Pick 7 running backs.

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  • Alexander, Charles

    5 14.71%
  • Ball, Eric

    1 2.94%
  • Benson, Cedric

    9 26.47%
  • Brooks, James

    24 70.59%
  • Clark, Boobie

    3 8.82%
  • Dillon, Corey

    33 97.06%
  • Elliott, Lenvil

    0 0%
  • Green, Harold

    8 23.53%
  • Griffin, Archie

    11 32.35%
  • Johnson, Essex

    7 20.59%
  • Johnson, Pete

    17 50.00%
  • Johnson, Rudi

    21 61.76%
  • Kinnebrew, Larry

    7 20.59%
  • Neal, Lorenzo

    6 17.65%
  • Phillips, Jess

    1 2.94%
  • Robinson, Paul

    6 17.65%
  • Woods, Ickey

    25 73.53%
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    Bengals First 50: Running Backs

    As a part of the celebration of the Bengal's 50th year of existence, the organization is having fans vote on a "First 50" team of the 50 greatest past Bengals players. The voting period has officially ended, but I thought it might be fun to discuss who you'd pick by position.

    Given the percent of running backs from the total pool of players to choose from, you should be able to pick 7 RB's and still keep a fairly even distribution from among other positions.

    You can check out the players in the link and look at some basic info on their individual careers with the team. Bengals First 50

    RUNNING BACKS:
    1) Alexander, Charles
    2) Ball, Eric
    3) Benson, Cedric
    4) Brooks, James
    5) Clark, Boobie
    6) Dillon, Corey
    7) Elliott, Lenvil
    8) Green, Harold
    9) Griffin, Archie
    10) Johnson, Essex
    11) Johnson, Pete
    12) Johnson, Rudi
    13) Kinnebrew, Larry
    14) Neal, Lorenzo
    15) Phillips, Jess
    16) Robinson, Paul
    17) Woods, Ickey
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    For me it's Corey Dillon and it's not even close. I can't imagine what he would have done with even a half way decent passing attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecoach View Post
    For me it's Corey Dillon and it's not even close. I can't imagine what he would have done with even a half way decent passing attack.
    Okay, that's one...now who are your other six?

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    Most dynamic back was James Brooks so he's on the list.
    Essex Johnson
    Dillon
    Rudi
    Harold Greene
    Pete Johnson

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    In no order:

    Dillon, Corey
    Brooks, James
    Johnson, Essex
    Robinson, Paul
    Woods, Ickey
    Griffin, Archie
    Johnson, Rudi

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankdracman23 View Post
    In no order:

    Dillon, Corey
    Brooks, James
    Johnson, Essex
    Robinson, Paul
    Woods, Ickey
    Griffin, Archie
    Johnson, Rudi
    I left Ickey off due to how short his career was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I left Ickey off due to how short his career was.
    Ickey all day, every day over Harold Green. Seriously, Clyde, you are better than that, Ickey's one season is better than Green's entire Bengal career.

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    Dillon
    Brooks
    Rudi Johnson
    Pete Johnson
    Ickey Woods

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    Ickey all day, every day over Harold Green. Seriously, Clyde, you are better than that, Ickey's one season is better than Green's entire Bengal career.
    Almost 3X rushing yards. Easy call.

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    James Brooks was the best.

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    Isn't Pete Johnson the All Time Bengals leader in Touchdowns?

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    Pound for pound,James brooks is the best back they ever had. Essex Johnson,the best open field,and maybe the fastest back they had.Can't argue with Corey Dillon for maybe the toughest.
    Boobie Clark,underrated!!! He was one of the first big backs,who also had some speed. He and Essex Johnson,ran for over 900 yards in one season.Mid "70"s. Not sure what year. Love the poll,and the debate. Keep it going gentlemen

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    My bad. Forgot about Paul Robinson! The Bengals first real star.Well,him and Greg Cook. Robinson ran for 1,000 yards his rookie season.And that was a 14 game regular season,for all you youngsters.

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    I spoke with Ken Anderson about Earl Campbell and he spoke nicely of him but said Pete was so underrated. He said they were very similar but EC got the ball 40 times a game.
    For me and what I watched, Brooks is #1 and he NEVER shied from contact. Dillon and PJ. I'll put Clark and Robinson on list just cause my pop spoke of them a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeevh View Post
    I spoke with Ken Anderson about Earl Campbell and he spoke nicely of him but said Pete was so underrated. He said they were very similar but EC got the ball 40 times a game.
    For me and what I watched, Brooks is #1 and he NEVER shied from contact. Dillon and PJ. I'll put Clark and Robinson on list just cause my pop spoke of them a bunch.
    Imo if Corey Dillon played on Bengals teams that were good, that people would have him be number 1 and it not even be close. As great as Brooks was running and catching. He also played with good qbs. He had a qb who was a mvp one year. Teams couldn't just key on him. On the other hand Dillon was the guy all teams keyed on, and he still was great. He broke the rushing record against the number 1 rush defense, and his qb only completing 2 passes. Dillon was able to get the tough yards but also break the big plays. He was Adrian Peterson before Adrian Peterson imo.

    The way I look at it. Is if you switch him and Brooks. Brooks probably does nothing with the Bengals if he played with Akli Smith and no wrs. While Dillon probably would be a HOF if he played with the players Brooks played with.

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