Re: Who are the Top Ten WR's of all time?
posted at 6/27/2011 9:54 PM EDT
Attempting to look per usual, Outside of the Lines RE: Chris Carter here guys... Uggh: Jerry Rice=No-brainer...I mean the guy has something f'n absurd, like 10,000, yes=10,thoooousand more receiving yards than the next guy...but let's put some drama, flare, & novel insight into the the offered discussion. Yes=Rice A#1...big whoop, great news flash. I remember the game when Rice finally tied the most number of receptions (career) in NFL History, and on the next play Montana or Young? under shotgun, 1 of the announcer's said something like: "Well, I believe everyone on earth KNOWS where the next play's goin'...". BAM=Rice=All-time Reception's Leader (yes...when everyone knows the ball...the passed ball is goin' to you & only you, on a given play, and you still make that catch...then, yes=you're past "good").
Some quick other random thoughts here: The poster who said that we have to account for the no-touch rules on wideouts & new definitions for "Peyton Interference" nailed it...let alone the "Ty Law Rule" as it's commonly known, giving wideouts freer releases, and shorter areas to be jammed at the LOS...but it doesn't even stop there: Also gotta consider these days with so many multiple receiver threats on some given plays, where defense's are VERY often outnumbered in terms of talented CBs (using a 3rd CB, some cr#ppy nickel-guy to cover any decent wideout), not to mention in many instances, the extreme development of the short passing game now, which has foresaken in many ways, more of the running game... SEE: Marvin Harrison & Wes Welker (sorry Wes)
Finally, I don't (nor do many people) know alot about the likes of Don Maynard, even Don Hutson, let alone our own Raymond Berry, Don Maynard, Paul Warfield, Charley Taylor, etc., etc.. I'm at least "attempting" to do this from what I've seen, knownn through the development of extensive filming...what-have-you... Perhaps since the AFL-NFL merger, 1st SB Days...
Lastly, in terms of 1 wide receiver: Lynn Swann...He could quite possibly be, not simply THE most overrated wideout EVER in the history of football (I mean, he is this...by a landslide), but he certainly could make any Top 10 List of the most overrated players ever to play the game at any position.