I could have dominated football back in those days if I were allowed to play on the same field as whites.
Dude was good at his TIME. HIS TIME which isn't saying alot compared to now
Even if the competition wasn't at the level then that it is today, we're still talking about one man who stood out and played well above the abilities of his contemporaries -- the same exact way
we can say Jerry Rice and Randy Moss did in THEIR TIME, and the way Calvin Johnson does now. It's all relative.
I mean, c'mon, b -- the old NFL was a bunch of dudes with a hobby. It wasn't a billion-dollar, year-round industry with nutritionists, specified diets, or personal trainers. Most played games one day and went to their day jobs the next.