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  1. italian pat patriot

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    we touched some months ago the best and the worst QB, now the LB but...

    who have been the best running backs in the Pats history ?

    Sam Bam Cunningham ? Curtis Martin ? Corey Dillon ? Tony Collins ? Jim Nance ? Mosi Tatupu ?

    your top 5 ?
     
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    Sam Gash?:p
     
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    imho my top 7:

    1 - Sam Cunningham
    2 - Jim Nance
    3 - Curtis Martin
    4 - Corey Dillon
    5 - Tony Collins
    6 - Mosi Tatupu
    7 - Craig James
     
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    1) Curtis Martin
    2) Sam Cunningham
    3) Jim Nance
    4) Tony Collins
    5) Craig James

    Dillon would probably come next.
     
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    Dillon is IMO the best running back to ever wear a Patriots jersey but he is not the best running back in Patriots history.
     
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    he had an amazing rookie season - i had big hopes on him - he could have been, imho, a very good runner...

    pity and sad what happened...
     
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    Jim Nance
    Sam Cunningham
    Larry Garron
    Tony Collins
     
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    dam I wish I was old enough to know all the old timers as well
     
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    I agree with you. Would you put Curtis Martin in the same category?
     
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    best season by a Pats running back: Corey Dillon

    best overall Patriot running back: Curtis Martin
     
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    Curtis Martin, but someone you forgot who i think won rookie of the year at RB was Stephens. I could have the name wrong and cant remember his first. If someone can help me refresh my memory i would appreciate it. I think his name was John Stephens. I remember loving that guy. He had a short career though due to injuries if i remember right. This was back in the late 80's or early 90's.
     
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    I like this list, although I would switch Martin and Dillon, and replace James with Gash.

     
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    actually he did win offensive rookie of the year in 88 ( john Stephens)
     
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    A bunch of you guys remember Tony Collins as better than I do. I'd take Andy Johnson & Don Calhoun over TC.
     
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    For a single year you could make a case for Mini MacHerron
     
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    So funny how only 3 pats ever won rookie of the year award and one was John stephens, the only guy who didnt make anyones list. :confused:
     
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    martin was the best over a career.
    dillon was the best during his brief time here.

    pick one of those two.
     

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