Here's Lou 'The Toe' narrating some game footage of perhaps the most underrated RB ever in Marion Motley, perhaps the greatest ever in Jim Brown, and some darn good Leroy Kelley. All Hall of Famers, The Toe too.
When I was a kid, anytime anyone mentioned Jim Brown being the greatest RB ever, the old timers, my Pop included, would always get this smirk on their faces and say, "Yea...but Motley was better." To them Marion Motley was a mean and nasty player who always sacrifice himself for the good of the team, was a hell of a blocker and linebacker, and he contributed to five Browns Championships in eight trips to the Championship game. To them Jim Brown should have been the greatest, but they all carried a certain bitterness towards JB's militant attitude, the fact he was a lax blocker, his few fumbles at critical times which cost the Browns shots at more Championships, but most importantly, his contribution to the horrible treatment of Paul Brown at the hands of The Evil Modell, then his up and quiting football, his last game an underachiving Championship game loss to Green Bay, just so he could go Hollywood...Meanwhile I'm watching Jimmy Brown footage and just staring at all his incredible stats thinking, "Uum, so Motley. Anybody? Was better than Jim Brown?
Anyway, the last time I watched some Motley footage was at the HOF, so this is a nice find:
Here's someone's Jim Brown tribute. It's cool in that it shows some still photos, near the end, showing one of Jim Brown's TD passes. Like today's Tomlinson, Jim Brown had a habit for throwing TDs. In Jim Brown's 4 career completions, he passed for 117 yards and 3 TDs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcgaBD55 ... re=related