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    I'd have to go with Edgerrin James, man it was great to have a consistent running back like him. Edge was also trying to go north and south on every run which is really something you don't see as much as you should anymore.

    And while Edge was great as he was, it is amazing to think what he could have been. Remember, he led the league in rushing his first two seasons and was on his way to doing it again before blowing out his knee in Kansas City. He was never really the same after that knee injury, and had he been able to have been healthier in his younger years he could be in the conversation for one of the better backs of all time other than just being "really good."

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    Marvin Harrison.

    The speed. The precision routes. The hands. The beautiful chemistry with Manning. We may never see a WR-QB duo quite like that again in terms of longevity and what they were able to accomplish in the record books. Harrison's 99-06 stretch is arguably the greatest stretch of any receiver not named Rice. 8 straight insanely good years.

    This is a great video on the Manning-Harrison connection.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLK1Fmyn-6o

    Man, the stuff in that video seems like a lifetime ago given what we are watching this season.
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    Marvin Harrison.

    The speed. The precision routes. The hands. The beautiful chemistry with Manning. We may never see a WR-QB duo quite like that again in terms of longevity and what they were able to accomplish in the record books. Harrison's 99-06 stretch is arguably the greatest stretch of any receiver not named Rice. 8 straight insanely good years.

    This is a great video on the Manning-Harrison connection.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLK1Fmyn-6o

    Man, the stuff in that video seems like a lifetime ago given what we are watching this season.
    I'd have to agree with you. I saw him make the greatest catch I've ever seen in (2004?) in tennesse. A 40 yard diving one handed catch. Amazing.

    Second, I'd go with Freeney. Incredibly underrated player, imo. He can absolutely dominate a game defensively if the team doesn't game plan offensively for him.

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    I'd have to go with Edgerrin James, man it was great to have a consistent running back like him. Edge was also trying to go north and south on every run which is really something you don't see as much as you should anymore.

    And while Edge was great as he was, it is amazing to think what he could have been. Remember, he led the league in rushing his first two seasons and was on his way to doing it again before blowing out his knee in Kansas City. He was never really the same after that knee injury, and had he been able to have been healthier in his younger years he could be in the conversation for one of the better backs of all time other than just being "really good."
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    I'd have to agree with you. I saw him make the greatest catch I've ever seen in (2004?) in tennesse. A 40 yard diving one handed catch. Amazing.

    Second, I'd go with Freeney. Incredibly underrated player, imo. He can absolutely dominate a game defensively if the team doesn't game plan offensively for him.

    It was 03

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    Dallas Clark--- all the big hits he has taken just makes me respect him.

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    Jeff Saturday.

    His reads and communication skills lead to enhanced offensive performance despite our line typically being relatively weak. It has been shown during the few games he has missed that the Colts nearly shut down when he is not available.

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    Dwight Freeney but HM to Jeff Saturday and Robert Mathis

    A disruptive force on defense and by far our best player on that side of the ball

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    I can't choose one, but Jeff Saturday 1st, Gary Brackett 2nd and Dominik Rhodes.

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    Bob.
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    I gotta say there's something pure about the way Addai plays football. He's played behind the worst offensive line of the Manning era his whole career, and yet has still produced good numbers when given the chance. He's the best blocking back in the NFL, maybe the best blocker on the team. A strong receiver out of the backfield, and he's just a guy that comes to work every day and does his job. Never gets any credit and often takes undeserved blame. Yet he's always a pro. He's everything that I think Dungy would have envisioned his ideal Colt to be when he first showed up to instill that sort of professional attitude.
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    I can't make a pick among the Edge, Freeney, Bob Sanders triumvirate.

    I have a great appreciation for Harrison, Reggie Wayne, and Addai but those three are the clear choices in my mind.
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    Interesting that Bob is that revered. I guess that just goes to show how valuable he was to the super bowl run.

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    Cooper Manning.

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    Offense: Reggie Wayne
    Defense: Antoine Bethea

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    I'm gonna stick with Day-V's idea..

    Offense- Edge

    Defense- Bob (freeney a close second)

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    Brandon Stokely.

    Here's a guy who came in, played the slot between a hall of fame receiver and a hall of very good receiver, and still managed to help the offense enough to force other teams to account for his presence. Don't get me wrong, I love Edge and Freeney and Dallas too, but something about a guy like Stoke who isn't supposed to make that big of an impact and does anyway has always appealed to me.

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    I love this thread and hate it all at once.. Haha, just gets me thinking of how STACKED we were on offense "back in the day" ... Manning throwing to Harrison, Wayne, Stokley, Clark, AND Edge in the backfield. Holy cow. So frustrating our defense was terrible and the Pats were using spygate at that time.. Should have won a lot of championships.

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    I gotta say there's something pure about the way Addai plays football. He's played behind the worst offensive line of the Manning era his whole career, and yet has still produced good numbers when given the chance. He's the best blocking back in the NFL, maybe the best blocker on the team. A strong receiver out of the backfield, and he's just a guy that comes to work every day and does his job. Never gets any credit and often takes undeserved blame. Yet he's always a pro. He's everything that I think Dungy would have envisioned his ideal Colt to be when he first showed up to instill that sort of professional attitude.
    I agree with some of the things you said, but I think everyone on the Colts roster comes out and does their job, so I don't see why this makes Addai any different from other Colts players. Secondly, what makes Addai the best blocking back in the NFL? NFL commentators that say so?...and you think he's better than offensive linemen whose sole purpose is...too block. What a low blow and I'm not talking about a chop block!
    I do think he's a great player, shame to see him go - not hating on your selection really, just don't see how you can say he's THAT good of a blocker...or else I'm changing his position to left tackle on Madden next year just to guarantee my QB's blindside.
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    My favorite player, although hard to choose just one, ultimately have to choose him because of his class. He is one of the greatest of all time (arguably), and although his numbers are only paralleled by those such as Jerry and a few others, I have never seen a player do so much and celebrate or taunt or showboat SO LITTLE. Literally handed the ball to the ref after every touchdown but TWO that I can remember. One of which he gave to manning after their record breaking TD pass, and the only time where he ever did anything non Marvin-like was when he spiked the ball after his sideline catch in New England which I'm sure everyone remembers. Althoughany great players come to mind, Marvin's class may even outrank his skill set, which seems nearly impossible to me. Too bad he didn't stay any longer :-(
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    Interesting that Bob is that revered. I guess that just goes to show how valuable he was to the super bowl run.
    Bob was a stud... absolutely loved his demeanor and style of play. It's too bad his 5'8" body couldn't maintain that level of abuse, but then again not surprising. Nobody sacrificed his body more than that guy, and he was absolutely the most fun Colt to watch, besides Marvin, and was also a massive part of our SB run, which cannot be overstated.

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