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  • Speaking of Bobby Humphrey

    This guy back in 89-90 was an awesome back.

    I seriously thought he could have matched Barry Sanders eventually.

    For those that don't know..and I'm talking about the kids, BH was the original back that started it all!

    Bobby Humphrey

    | 1989 den | 16 | 294 1151 3.9 7
    | 1990 den | 15 | 288 1202 4.2 7

    Barry Sanders:

    | 1989 det | 15 | 280 1470 5.2 14
    | 1990 det | 16 | 255 1304 5.1 13


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    Yes Bobby Humphrey was a good back for the Broncos. He had the knee injury that ultimately ended his career. I think he was one of the first Bronco RB's to have rushed for 1,000 yards in a season in a long time.

    I wouldn't have compared him to Barry Sanders AO, but I would have compared him to Eric ****erson. <<Silly CoC won't allow me to put the man's name up...... os how about this. D.....i.....c....k.....e....r.....s....o...n.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Emancipator
      Yes Bobby Humphrey was a good back for the Broncos. He had the knee injury that ultimately ended his career. I think he was one of the first Bronco RB's to have rushed for 1,000 yards in a season in a long time.

      I wouldn't have compared him to Barry Sanders AO, but I would have compared him to Eric ****erson.
      Yea, you're right...Barry was awesome BUT I thought BH could have been the back that could have won a few rushing titles if he wanted to.


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      • #4
        Originally posted by AsianOrange
        Yea, you're right...Barry was awesome BUT I thought BH could have been the back that could have won a few rushing titles if he wanted to.
        Oooops sorry AO, you wasn't comparing styles but you were projecting rushing numbers (stats). Anyways, I do agree he was an awesome back that could have put up some awesome numbers.

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        • #5
          Bobby Humphrey's career wasn't ended by a knee injury. He held out after his second season and we traded him to Miami, where Dennis Smith got back at thim by breaking a few of his ribs when The Broncos played the Dolphins. He later got involved in a cocaine deal, which untimately was responsible for his departure. .................But before Humphrey, Floyd Little, Otis Armstrong and Sammy Winder all had 1000 yard seasons. He may have had a knee injury, I can't remember, but he had off the feild problems.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by HolyDiver
            Bobby Humphrey's career wasn't ended by a knee injury. He held out after his second season and we traded him to Miami, where Dennis Smith got back at thim by breaking a few of his ribs when The Broncos played the Dolphins. He later got involved in a cocaine deal, which untimately was responsible for his departure. .................But before Humphrey, Floyd Little, Otis Armstrong and Sammy Winder all had 1000 yard seasons. He may have had a knee injury, I can't remember, but he had off the feild problems.
            All that plus he got shot in the leg or knee. Atleast I thought he did.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by In-com-plete
              All that plus he got shot in the leg or knee. Atleast I thought he did.

              I know he got stabbed when he was at Alabama.............And I think you're right, he got shot when he was a Dolphin I believe....................I'm thinking it was drug related.
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              • #8
                Poor guy, at least he's doing fine now.


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                • #9
                  HD.......yes there were 1000 yard rushers before Bobby, but like I said it had been a long time. Between when Sammy did it and Bobby there was about 6 or 7 year span.
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                  • #10
                    Sammy Winder had to be the most unexplosive back ever.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AsianOrange
                      Sammy Winder had to be the most unexplosive back ever.
                      He was fun to pull for though. I know who reminds me of his stature and running style......Ron Dayne. Don't know what that mean though.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Emancipator
                        HD.......yes there were 1000 yard rushers before Bobby, but like I said it had been a long time. Between when Sammy did it and Bobby there was about 6 or 7 year span.
                        I know, I was just naming the guys before him. Winder had his 1000 yard season in 1984 and Humphrey had his first in 1989.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by AsianOrange
                          Sammy Winder had to be the most unexplosive back ever.

                          Winder was a tough back...............not explosive like you mentioned. I actually named my son after him. ................Believe it or not, he's third on the Broncos all-time rushing list.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Emancipator
                            Yes Bobby Humphrey was a good back for the Broncos. He had the knee injury that ultimately ended his career. I think he was one of the first Bronco RB's to have rushed for 1,000 yards in a season in a long time.

                            I wouldn't have compared him to Barry Sanders AO, but I would have compared him to Eric ****erson. <<Silly CoC won't allow me to put the man's name up...... os how about this. D.....i.....c....k.....e....r.....s....o...n.
                            Well, Bobby Humphrey wasn't Eric D ickerson, (see? you only have to put a space in to fool the stupid CoC ) but he was a decent back in Denver's system.

                            Pat Bowlen was probably right in that interview when he said that Humphrey would probably have had a very successful career if he'd stayed in Denver (and stayed away from cocaine dealers -- that goes without saying).

                            I didn't know he was shot though. I just thought he injured his knee and was washed up. Kind of like Olandis Gary.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AsianOrange
                              Sammy Winder had to be the most unexplosive back ever.
                              I agree. He was good but he seemed sluggish at times.
                              He did have a knack for slipping through defenders.

                              Who didn't love when he scored and did his infamous 'mud dance' in the endzone!

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