Originally Posted by Rams Fan
Barry Sanders, Thurman Thomas, Curtis Martin, Emmitt Smith, and LaDainian Tomlinson are the other RBs to have ran for 1,000 yards for 8 consecutive seasons.
Jackson also joined that group this season. All of those RBs are HoFers(LT will be in). So I guess SJ isn't special then?
Jackson, like Curtis Martin, was never really a top 3 RB at any point in his career.
Sanders, Thomas, Smith, and Tomlinson were.
I applaud RB's who are durable. That in and of itself doesn't make them great. He's had a great career, but he was never a spectacular RB. JMO. I'd rather have a spectacular flash in the pan for 4-5 years than a guy who was consistent but not spectacular for 10 years even if he is less likely to make the HOF.