- 09/01/2011, 04:15PM ET
()0P()0C()0H~HBO SAT. 6 PM! said 09/01, 04:15 PM
Fred Taylor signs a one day contract to retire a jaguar..
This guy was a real beast..
Fred Taylor is the best to ever put on teal!!!!!!!!!
J-Business said 09/01, 06:09 PM
Fred Taylor was good but Mark Brunell is the greatest Jaguar of all time.
Keep in mind that Brunell started with Jacksonville right after they were an expansion team and made them legitimate.
With the exception of his first yr, Brunell solidified the Jaguars as a serious NFL franchise even taking them to the AFC championship.
Without Brunell, the Jaguars would have been another bad choice for a franchise and quite possibly would have relocated to Los Angeles.
While Taylor was good, Brunell was the face of the franchise and the leader of the team throughout it's first decade.
I like Fred Taylor and he's probably the best running back of all time for Jacksonville but the title of best ever has to go to Mark Brunell.
()0P()0C()0H~HBO SAT. 6 PM! said 09/02, 01:55 PM
???holds the Jaguars records for rushing yards in a game, season and career;
???rushed for at least 100 yards 48 times, and;
???rushed for 1,000 yards in a season seven times on his way to the top 15 all time in the NFL.
Over an 8-year period, Taylor averaged 4.5 yards per carry. Only NFL stars Jim Brown and Barry Sanders also can say that. Both are hall of famers.
Taylor 11 seasons with the teal cats..
Brunell 9 seasons..
Fred taylor has more rushing yards than Earl Campbell, and OJ Simpson, who's Brunell beating?
J-Business said 09/02, 03:39 PM
Brunell has thrown for more career touchdowns than Troy Aikman, Joe Namath and Terry Bradshaw.
Does this make him better than any of those quarterbacks?
Of course not
So let's assume that Fred Taylor wasn't better than Cambell, OJ, Jim Brown or Barry Sanders.
Brunell holds those same records for Jacksonville and they won't be broken anytime soon.
However, I'd give it a few more seasons before Taylor's records are shattered by Maurice Jones-Drew.
Brunell on the other hand holds the distinction of turning Jacksonville into a winning franchise. I see you mentioned nothing about Taylor's contributions in that area because he was just a work horse. He ran the ball and did well but the team never went far.
Brunell led the Jaguars to two AFC Championship games and is immediately recognized as being the most popular player in team history.
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