Join Date: Sep 2006
The more I think about it... There's very few Eddie Georges and very few Tikis..
Looking over the past say 5-10 years...
Tiki-Like players: Barry Sanders, Marshall Faulk (I should be saying Faulk-Like, but you get the Idea)
George Like Players: Larry Johnson, Jerome Bettis, Jamal Anderson.
It's damn near impossible to compare these 2. They're completely different.
Tiki was more of a patient find the hole and explode guy with receiving ability where George was more of a Forget patience just pound the ball until the defense gives up type.
But frankly... George Carried the Titans to the superbowl whereas, Tiki never did that for the Giants...
George won the NFL Rookie of the Year award in 1996, and was the Titans' starting tailback until 2003, never missing a start due to injury. He made the Pro Bowl 4 times (1997-2000), and assisted the Titans to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV, where they lost to the St. Louis Rams 23-16. George gained 391 combined rushing and receiving yards in the Titans' 3 playoff games that year, and went on to rush for 95 yards, catch 2 passes for 35 yards, and score 2 touchdowns in the Super Bowl.
George signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys on July 23, 2004 for $1.5 million plus incentives that could have earned him more than the $4.25 million he would have made under his contract with the Titans, who released him on July 21 in part due to salary cap considerations. He is out of football as of the 2005 NFL season. Though he has not yet announced his retirement, it is unlikely he will ever play again.
His career totals include 10,441 rushing yards, 268 receptions, 2,227 receiving yards, and 78 touchdowns(68 rushing and 10 receiving).
Tiki(The more I read, he's put himself in with HOFers in every category, despite only having the light come on a bit later):
* In 2006, Barber became only the 21st player in NFL history to rush for over 10,000 yards during his career. Tiki also became the third player in NFL history to gain more than 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards in a NFL career, joining Marshall Faulk and Marcus Allen.
* Led NFL in total yards from scrimmage: 2004, 2005
* 38 games of 100+ yards rushing
* 5 games of 200+ yards rushing
* Pro Bowl: 2005, 2006, 2007
* First player in NFL history with 1,800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in one season
* In 2005, Barber became one of three players in NFL history with at least three 200-yard rushing games in a season (O.J. Simpson had three in 1973 and Earl Campbell ran for at least 200 yards four times in 1980)
* He is one of only five running backs to have over 400 receptions and 10,000 yards rushing. Walter Payton, Marshall Faulk, Marcus Allen, and Thurman Thomas are the other four.
* In 2006, Tiki Barber became the third player in NFL history to have four 2,000 total yard seasons, joining Marshall Faulk and Dante Hall.
* In 2006, Tiki Barber became the third player in NFL history to have at least 2,100 rushing attempts and 575 receptions in a career, joining Marcus Allen and Marshall Faulk.
* Tiki Barber is the third player in NFL history to be the career leader in both rushing yards and receptions with their respective NFL Franchises, joining Chicago Bears Walter Payton and Tampa Bay Buccaneers James Wilder.
* Tiki Barber is the fourth running back in NFL history to lead their respective NFL Franchises in career receptions, joining Walter Payton (Chicago Bears), James Wilder ( Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Larry Centers (Arizona Cardinals).
* Tiki Barber led the Giants in rushing in every game from the beginning of the 2002 season through the end of the 2006 season, an NFL record 80 consecutive games.
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