do you think marcus allen would have been even greater if not screwed by al davis?
Davis benched him for a number of years because of a fumble that cost them the play offs. He is still the only player with over 10,000 rushing and 5,000 recieving.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
First of all, even greater? I don't know. The guy is a Hall of Fame running back. Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, league MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, 6x Pro Bowler. That's a pretty impressive resume he accomplished.
Secondly, Marcus Allen is NOT the only player with 10,000 rushing and 5,000 receiving. My pick for the best running back ever has more yards on the ground than Allen, more yards through the air than Allen, more touchdowns than Allen, more Pro Bowls than Allen, more All-Pro's than Allen, AND holds the record for most times named Offensive Player of the Year.
Also, Tiki Barber has eclipsed both 10,000 rushing and 5,000 receiving.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Faulk
- 1 decade ago
Allen wasn't benched for a fumble that cost the Raiders a playoff spot. That was a myth. In Allen's last full season as a starter with the Raiders, 1988, the Raiders were 7-9, not near a playoff team. He was injured in 1989, playing sparingly and lost his starting job to Bo Jackson. He rebounded in 1990, sharing time with Jackson and still gained almost 700 yards. 1990 was his ninth year, more than fifty per cent longer than the norm for an NFL RB. In 1990, 1991, and 1992 the Raiders were in the playoffs. He went to KC in 1993.
He and Davis did hassle but it was contract reasons, not a fumble.
He was great the way he was but it was injuries and time that kept him from being even greater.
- terry vLv 71 decade ago
He was still good when he went to Kansas City!
There must have been other things that put him in Als doghouse!When he refused to go to California so he would not have to testify in the OJ case a memeber of the Raider front office said something to the effect they wished he had because he had some character flaw they didn't like(This is the Raiders mind you)they were hopeing would be exposed
- STEWIELv 71 decade ago
Marcus is just happy that OJ didnt slice his head off after he slept with Nicole.
USC RB club has its privileges. LOL
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- 1 decade ago