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By Gary Gramling
May 11, 2016

It’s a very running back show this week. Andy and I talk Marshawn Lynch, officially placed on the retired list (so Seahawks interns no longer have to worry about that Costco run for the bulk order of Skittles), what he had left in the tank and whether there’s a bust in Canton in his future (short answer: maybe). We also get into Adrian Peterson and his insistence that the best is yet to come, and why he’s probably not chasing down Emmitt Smith’s career rushing mark. We also touch on the sad tale of Melvin Gordon and his microfracture surgery.

Most importantly, we debut the MMQB Podcast Position Rankings, starting with the revelation of the Top 15 Running Backs in football. (And Andy already wants to revoke the voting privileges of others.)

 

This week’s segments:

Jordan Reed, Marshawn Lynch, Adrian Peterson, Chargers quick-hitters: 1:11

Bradford and Fletcher Cox Trouble in Philly: 20:02

Mailbag: 30:52

Rankings the NFL’s Running Backs: 42:40

There’s also Jordan Reed talk up top (he’s a wealthy man now) and a discussion of the mess being cooked up in Philly as Fletcher Cox, a more important piece than Sam Bradford for the Eagles, is displeased with his contract situation. We also reach into the mailbag for a few reader questions. Send questions/comments to me and/or Andy on Twitter, or now on Facebook! Good Lord we’re on Facebook! Here’s Andy, and here’s my page.

But mostly, I get Andy to call me a “son of a crap” at the end of the show. And at the end of the day, that’s how I know it was all worth it.

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As always, thanks for listening. And no matter what anyone says: You are the best.

Question or comment? Email us at talkback@themmqb.com.

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