Marshall Faulk was one of seven elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. Faulk retired after 2005 as the 10th leading rusher and 7th in touchdowns scored. He was a three time NFL MVP. Certainly, most deserving of the Hall of Fame recognition and I don’t want you to think this podcast is to bash Faulk. Not at all.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran an online poll asking their readers who was most important to the success of the Greatest Show on Turf. About 3,500 readers answered the poll and 44% said Faulk was the biggest reason, followed by Kurt Warner at 41%. Mike Martz, the offensive coordinator had 10% of the vote, Dick Vermeil, Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt made up the other percentage. People, this isn’t even close. I answered the poll right away and went with Warner. Don’t get me wrong Faulk was a special player, a dual threat star who could run and catch the ball, but he turned into a decent blocker as well, but Warner was the guy who could put it all together.