Originally Posted by weakdraft
There are so few outstanding backs nowadays because we got rid of the turf. Thats why I said they should get an asterick. A lot of those "great RB's" wouldn't be so great if they didn't have turf.
There is a much more reasonable and logical reason that there are "so few outstanding backs nowadays", even if we ignore the fact that you by no means support the assertion that there are fewer today.
The rise of the quick strike passing offense. There are not too many pounding offenses anymore.