Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 6/20/12
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NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt has been around football for a long, long time.  Upon LaDainian Tomlinson’s retirement this week, Brandt decided to rank his top ten running backs of all-time.  At 79 years old and having worked as the vice president of player personnel of the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 to 1988 and as an analyst since then, Brandt is certainly well-qualified to produce a worthy list.  In addition to working for NFL.com, Brandt also contributes to Sirius NFL Radio. Former Lions running back Barry Sanders landed as Brandt’s number-two running back of all-time behind Jim Brown.  Brandt’s full top ten is: 1. Jim Brown 2. Barry Sanders 3. Walter Payton 4. Gale Sayers 5. O.J. Simpson 6. Earl Campbell 7. Eric Dickerson 8. Tony Dorsett 9. LaDainianTomlinson 10. Emmitt Smith Brandt’s excerpt of the Lions’ great read, “Sanders obviously boasted unbelievable quickness, vision and elusiveness, but people overlook his exceptional strength.  ”Like everyone else, I think he retired way
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