Christian McCaffrey

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  1. Carolina Speed

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    McCaffrey sets the NFL record for most receptions by a RB through first 3 seasons, 245 with 6 games left in the season.
     
  2. icsept

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    McCaffrey is on pace to break Marshall Faulk’s yards from scrimmage record of 2,429 yards. He has 1576 through 10 games, on pace for 2,521 yards. This is a very significant single season record, for sure. I expected he would need to break the record to win an MVP, but he also needs the Panthers to at least go 10-6, and the Wilson/Seahawks and Jackson/Ravens need to stumble.
     
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    Chris Johnson of the Titans broke Marshall Faulk's record in 2009 by gaining 2509 yards from scrimmage and now holds the yards from scrimmage record. Johnson had 2006 yards rushing in 2009.

    Christian McCaffrey has a chance to pass Johnson's total.
     
  4. limitless

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    CMC has 1059 yards to lead the league in rushing just ahead of Dalvin Cook 1017. There are six games left.

    When was the last time a white guy led the league in rushing? Anyone know?
     
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    Duly noted ☺️
     
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    Jim Taylor led the NFL in rushing in 1962 with 1474 yards, averaging 5.4 yards a carry. Taylor's team, the Green Bay Packers, won the NFL title.
     
  7. Shadowlight

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    Didn't realize it has been that long.

    Perhaps it is worth pointing out the AFL had two white running backs lead the league in rushing yards during the AFL years which ran from 1960-69. Billy Cannon led the league in 1961 with Houston Oliers where they too won a championship. (161-948).

    Most recent though was Dickie Post of the Chargers in 1969 (182-873).
     
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    Screenshot_20191119-192228.png yep, these are the stats from Marshall Faulk's best season

    McCaffrey is turning out to be better than Faulk. Faulk had Warner and I would say a better supporting cast overall and looks like he was shut down a few times as a runner
     
  10. PHillisFan

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    I hope to god McCaffrey wins the rushing title. It will open up some eyes in the offseason.
     
  11. Truthteller

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    Just for historical reference, in case Christian leads the NFC in rushing, but not the entire NFL. Looked this up quickly, I believe this is correct: St. Louis Cardinals "fullback" Jim Otis led the NFC in rushing in 1975, but finished 4th overall in the NFL. Three whites finished in the Top 10 in the AFC that year. The front of that Jim Otis card (league leaders) above is strange, as Topps issued a photo of him wearing a Kansas City Chiefs sweater, even though they had photos of him in a Cardinals uniform the same season and the prior year?

    Last white running back to lead the AFC in rushing yards was Mark Van Eeeghen of the Oakland Raiders back in 1977. He finished 2nd overall (1,273 yards) in the NFL to Walter Payton. Was the only white to crack the Top 10 rushers in the NFC and AFC that season. Keep in mind, NFL teams played only 14 regular season games in 1975 and 1977. NFL went to 16 regular season games soon after.

    I kind of hate to bring this up, just because I do not want to belittle any former athlete, particularly white athletes. If you look at Jim Otis' Topps cards, it's clear he wore a Toupee. Really, no big deal. New York Islanders star goalie Billy Smith did that at the end of career in the mid-to- latter 1980's. What's kind of weird about Otis, is he might've worn the Toupee during the games, looking at his 1978 and 1979 cards. I don't remember Otis as a player at all, so I don't know for sure? Would be sort of weird if he did. I've read former NFL star running back Lydell Mitchell wore one during games (same era as Otis). And looking at the Topps cards, it's possible legendary Minnesota Vikings safety Paul Krause did too? Again, no big deal at all, just kind of unique? I seriously doubt you'd ever see that today?
     
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  12. white is right

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    It could be a weave or a hair transplant, there have been unsubstantiated rumors that Brady has gotten a transplant and had a weave at one time. Some weaves that movie stars where to play biblical characters are quite elaborate and take an hour+ to put on the scalp.
     
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    Not to get too far off topic (CMac Thread), but you might be right about Brady. I remember on various AFC fan forums during the really early part of his career, opposing DWF's used to refer to him as "Cindy" (Brady Bunch reference) and would taunt TB and Patriots fans online about his (slightly) thinning hair up front. Since the very early part of his career, he's had a much fuller head of hair -- likely transplants? Heck, more power to TB if he did get transplants. He has the cash and his hair looks great and natural into his 40's, so why not?

    As far as Jim Otis, I dont think transplants were that advanced in the mid 1970's. Weave is possible, but I don't know anything about that, other than Mike Florio's old Pro Football Talk site goofing an Merrill Hoge (then of ESPN) constantly for having a weave. Again, don't know anything about weaves, but looking at the Topps 1976 cards, Otis' hair might've been too thin for a weave?

    Again, no big deal....was just kind of taken aback looking at his retro-cards and seeing he was possibly wearing a Toupee during games.

    To get a bit more on topic, looking at the back of Jim Otis' 1975 card, it says he was a Consensus All-American and Big Ten Conference MVP as a senior at Ohio State, yet still slipped to round 9 in 1970 and was let go by two teams before the Cardinals turned him into a top runner. Considering the Caste system was not in full swing then, that's a bit surprising. Perhaps it was more of a size/speed issue than race issue then? Unfortunately, by the time Otis' career ended, race was a big issue in the NFL for white runners, based on my research for this site.

    Either way, CMac could be on the verge of doing something very special, even if he just leads the NFC in rushing -- hasn't been done in 44 years.....Just a side not, his biggest competitor in the AFC is Nick Chubb. With the Akeem Hunt back from suspension for slugging a women, and Cleveland being a longshot for the playoffs, hopefully his carries will diminish significantly going forward.
     
  14. white is right

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    I don't remember Otis too much, more due to the fact that the Cardinals weren't on national broadcasts too much in the era as they generally weren't contenders for the NFC title. I do remember his card and that he disappeared quickly after that season as he had knee injury. We have discussed this before but surgery was primitive and the pay wasn't a huge incentive to not give up at all costs like it is today. Many guys if they got an injury like he did late in their careers would call it a day and get on with their life.

    As for Chubb, Hunt seems to be a passing down option and while they have employed Chubb's Brown to Hunt's Kelley in a pro set formation, Hunt hasn't been seeing much work running the ball. This could change down the stretch if Chubb is getting worn down or the Browns are officially eliminated from the playoffs.

    PS, Otis was a fullback but it was the classical fullback who ran between the tackles and blocked for the tailback in certain formations and down and yardage situations.

    I think the tailback for the Cardinals when he was there was Terry Metcalf who left the Cardinals to run to the CFL for a bigger pay cheque. He's the grandfather of DK Metcalf, Metcalf had an all around game and made a few pro bowls while Otis was in St. Louis, but was a relative bust in Toronto who put up average numbers for box office pay.
     
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    I believe Terry Bradshaw wore a toupee at one time. Apologies if I'm wrong. I lost most of my hair when I was giving a series of shock treatments in the late '80s. I still can cause a lamp to flash on when I walk by one.
     
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    We do a lot of meandering on threads, of which I do a fair amount myself, but this particular one needs to focus on the great player that is Christian McCaffrey.
     
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    Nice video on Christian's family
     
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    It maybe trivial, but CMac has entered the rare 99 Madden Club. The 99 refers to the player rating in the long running and popular video game that Christian was just elevated to. He’s also the youngest player ever to achieve the honor. This cements him as the best running back now in the minds of the DFWs and negroes who play this game all day. Good exposure!

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost...s-the-youngest-member-of-maddens-99-club/amp/
     
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    I was just going to post it. Pretty great since it was Madden way back when where the caste system became clear to me...
     
  20. Leonardfan

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    It will be a few years before we can really measure Christian’s impact on the caste system as a whole. Being a “smaller” athletic back certainly helps his cause and other white athletes with similar builds.

    The dominant magical year Hillis had back in 2010 did not create the in roads or crack the caste system at all because he was a big strong powerful runner - white players with those builds usually get filtered to Fullback, Tight end or Linebacker. As a fan I have to say that Peyton Hillis and his 2010 season was the most enjoyable I have witnessed since I became aware of the caste system.

    In a few years hopefully we see more white kids telling coaches they want to be the next McCaffery and coaches at the high school level start letting them play Rb and support the kids with recruiting rather than letting the recruiters say we want you as a slot wr or bulk up to FB (that is if they are getting any looks at all).
     
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    I was pretty similar. I had always seemed to have somewhat of an elevated racial awareness in sports but when I started playing Madden is when it really became apparent that their was a problem.
     
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    Yeah as much as I enjoy McCaffrey, I enjoyed the physical running of Hillis more. Hopefully McCaffrey's athleticism can shatter stereotypes. I feel like Sam McGuffie could have been a similar case had he not been started his true freshman year. There was a ton of hype and he needed to add on a few pounds, and it appeared as if multiple people were targeting him due to the fame. I don't think he was the same after the 3 concussions his freshman year. I saw glimpses during his time at Rice but he was moved to slot receiver.
     
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    Yea Hillis was a great story on so many levels. Posts from this site put him on my radar back in college when he was playing with McFadden and Jones at Arkansas and then watching his career from late round draft pick - having to wait for 5 players in front of him to get injured before getting a shot then Mangini having the balls to acquire him and give him carries. His story was unexpected as it was entertaining to watch unfold. I think with McCaffery we expected greatness and have not been let down.
     
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    Christian McCaffrey is definitely having an impact on young White athletes. check out the following article detailing the way that highly-rated high school tailback Will Shipley has modeled himself after him:

    https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio...tate-target-will-shipley-and-a-comparison?amp

    will that translate into a larger number of White athletes being recruited at verboten positions? i don’t know. but at least it will show young White athletes that it CAN BE DONE. but like Carolinaspeed frequently says, White athletes are going to have to outwork their black counterparts. Will Shipley is certainly doing that, and it has paid off for him.

    if you want it, young White athletes, you’ll have to take it from a system that doesn’t think you’re good enough. hard work is DEFINITELY going to be required.
     
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    It's not a point of working hard. With blacks, whenever they go into something they set up areas that they think become theirs, whether it be the lowly jobs in a hospital, lowly jobs on construction sites (flagmen), and in the NFL, WR, RB, DB, most LB's, etc. If a white attempts to gain access to any of these fields, the blacks will sabotage his efforts - not blocking, committing fouls, hurting him, etc. Obviously, the coaches know this and rarely try and go against this defacto black dominance of the team.
     

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