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After Jim Brown, best-ever RB debate gets interesting

ESPN.com assembled a panel of eight great football minds to determine the 10 best running backs of all time, and there's not much debate over who's No. 1, Pat Yasinskas writes.

Originally Published: June 5, 2008
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

It started with eight great football minds and seemingly a simple request.

Rank the 10 best running backs in NFL history.

By the time all was said and done, Don Shula, Marv Levy, Dan Reeves, Robert Smith, Jerry Richardson, Floyd Reese, Jack Bushofsky and Emmitt Thomas had thrown around nearly four dozen names, debated the merits of runners who had seemed flawless when they entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame and helped pare a list to include only the most elite of ...

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