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November 10, 2013, 12:55 AM
Criteria ??? For the selection of each position???s all-time Mt. Rushmore, several key factors will be analyzed.

The overall impact to the respective position. Did the player dominate his era? Did this player revolutionize their position?

Legacy. The player???s legacy will be defined as: how easy is it to recall the player???s impact?

Impact can be determined by a certain highlight reel play, a defining moment, a signature ???move??? or characteristic that is unforgettable (e.g. Deion Sanders high-stepping into the end zone or Deacon Jones???s head slap).... http://www.footballnation.com/content/football-nations-mt-r ushmore-running-back/26546/
November 10, 2013  01:05 AM ET

Yeah it would be really be tough just to choose 4 all-time players overall for a Mt. Rushmore but perhaps I would go Joe Montana/Jim Brown/Jerry Rice/Lawrence Taylor as the 4 all-time best as I think Lawrence is deserving of the best Defensive player of all-time and I cant have all Offense, not fair to the Defense but those first 3 have to be there. Regarding RB's pretty easy to me as in Jim Brown FB/Walter Payton/Emmitt Smith/Barry Sanders. RB's like Dickerson and Dorsett are in that discussion but the 4 I named deserve Mt. Rushmore for that position IMO. QB's would be Joe Montana/Johnny Unitas/Tom Brady/Peyton Manning IMO.

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November 10, 2013  08:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Regarding RB's pretty easy to me as in Jim Brown FB/Walter Payton/Emmitt Smith/Barry Sanders. RB's like Dickerson and Dorsett are in that discussion but the 4 I named deserve Mt. Rushmore for that position IMO.

Agreed.



Jim Brown
Walter Payton
Barry Sanders
Emmitt Smith

November 11, 2013  12:45 AM ET

Quarterback is next and so far I am torn...Montana/Unitas/Brady/Manning seems right, but I have a hard time keeping Elway and Marino off, especially Elway. I guess Elway would be 5th then on my top 5 but Rushmore when I do it, will be TOUGH.

 
November 11, 2013  02:17 AM ET

Elway would be my 5th as well.

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