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    Against The Grain: Disproving wide receiver myths

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    Re: Against The Grain: Disproving wide receiver myths

    That all seems obvious.


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    Re: Against The Grain: Disproving wide receiver myths

    [size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt]Against The Grain -- Week 7[/size][/size][/size][/size][/size]

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    Re: Against The Grain: Disproving wide receiver myths

    I love this quote from the article:
    1. Teams need a tall, fast wide receiver.

    Only a handful of teams have a 6-foot-4 receiver with speed. That model of the dominant No. 1 receiver is outdated as the rules continue to change and receivers don't need to be as physical. This season, the NFL's emphasis on protecting defenseless receivers will help the little guys even more. It will change even more as college spread offenses trickles upward and players like Percy Harvin and DeSean Jackson become the focal point of offenses.
    I'm so tired of fans that always complain about not having the prototypical number one receiver. I'm talking about teams like, for instance, the Philadelphia Eagles. They have been complaining about the wide receiver situation since Owens left town.
    Personally, I would rather have three good receivers, than one great.

    Some of the best receivers right now are either too short, undersized or slow.
    Steve Smith, Wes Welker, Sidney Rice, and Hines Ward are all in the top 10 if you look at the numbers.

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    Re: Against The Grain: Disproving wide receiver myths

    "HEY" wrote:
    I love this quote from the article:
    1. Teams need a tall, fast wide receiver.

    Only a handful of teams have a 6-foot-4 receiver with speed. That model of the dominant No. 1 receiver is outdated as the rules continue to change and receivers don't need to be as physical. This season, the NFL's emphasis on protecting defenseless receivers will help the little guys even more. It will change even more as college spread offenses trickles upward and players like Percy Harvin and DeSean Jackson become the focal point of offenses.
    I'm so tired of fans that always complain about not having the prototypical number one receiver. I'm talking about teams like, for instance, the Philadelphia Eagles. They have been complaining about the wide receiver situation since Owens left town.
    Personally, I would rather have three good receivers, than one great.

    Some of the best receivers right now are either too short, undersized or slow.
    Steve Smith, Wes Welker, Sidney Rice, and Hines Ward are all in the top 10 if you look at the numbers.
    I hear ya my friend.

    I find it funny that we still even discuss the whole #1, #2, #3 etc concept.
    Kindof died out on the field.
    Only ones that seem to want to keep it going are the yutz sports hacks who are so old they shouldn't be writing and the yutz fans who buy into thier drivel.
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    Re: Against The Grain: Disproving wide receiver myths

    "HEY" wrote:
    I love this quote from the article:
    1. Teams need a tall, fast wide receiver.

    Only a handful of teams have a 6-foot-4 receiver with speed. That model of the dominant No. 1 receiver is outdated as the rules continue to change and receivers don't need to be as physical. This season, the NFL's emphasis on protecting defenseless receivers will help the little guys even more. It will change even more as college spread offenses trickles upward and players like Percy Harvin and DeSean Jackson become the focal point of offenses.
    I'm so tired of fans that always complain about not having the prototypical number one receiver. I'm talking about teams like, for instance, the Philadelphia Eagles. They have been complaining about the wide receiver situation since Owens left town.
    Personally, I would rather have three good receivers, than one great.

    Some of the best receivers right now are either too short, undersized or slow.
    Steve Smith, Wes Welker, Sidney Rice, and Hines Ward are all in the top 10 if you look at the numbers.
    Sidney Rice is 6'4"... do you consider that short?
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: Against The Grain: Disproving wide receiver myths

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    [size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt]Against The Grain -- Week 7[/size][/size][/size][/size][/size]

    http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/hu...e-grain-week-7
    Some interesting observations, there are a lot of QB's having career years this year:

    2.
    Passing is too easy in the NFL right now. The accumulation of rule changes, most recently protecting quarterbacks and receivers from hard hits, has created numbers that look ridiculous in the scope of NFL history. Good-to-average quarterbacks are putting up numbers that are hard to believe, and future Hall of Famers are having their way with defenses:

    Consider:

    --The Texans’ Matt Schaub is on track to throw for more than 4,500 and 36 touchdowns.

    --The Packers’ Aaron Rodgers completed 16 of 20 passes with three touchdowns against the Browns on Sunday, and has 11 TDs and just two picks on the season. If you look at the numbers, Rodgers, with a 110.8 passer rating, is better than Favre ever was.

    --The Chargers’
    Philip Rivers hasn’t thrown an interception since Week 2.

    --The Broncos’ Kyle Orton has nine touchdowns and one interception on the season.

    --The Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger had his worst statistical day of the season on Sunday (14-of-26 for 175 yards) and is still completing over 70 percent of his passes this season. His career best is 65.5 percent in 2003.

    --Favre completed 34 of 51 passes in a losing effort against Pittsburgh. He’s completed 69 percent of his passes this season. His career best is 66.5 percent in 2007. Does anyone else find it weird he’s having one of his best seasons at this age? That’s because it’s so easy to pass right now.
    Might be part of the reason you see old geezers like Favre throwing the ball a lot more than some would want.
    Success through the air throughout the NFL seems to be a heavy trend this year.

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    Re: Against The Grain: Disproving wide receiver myths

    "C" wrote:
    "HEY" wrote:
    I love this quote from the article:
    1. Teams need a tall, fast wide receiver.

    Only a handful of teams have a 6-foot-4 receiver with speed. That model of the dominant No. 1 receiver is outdated as the rules continue to change and receivers don't need to be as physical. This season, the NFL's emphasis on protecting defenseless receivers will help the little guys even more. It will change even more as college spread offenses trickles upward and players like Percy Harvin and DeSean Jackson become the focal point of offenses.
    I'm so tired of fans that always complain about not having the prototypical number one receiver. I'm talking about teams like, for instance, the Philadelphia Eagles. They have been complaining about the wide receiver situation since Owens left town.
    Personally, I would rather have three good receivers, than one great.

    Some of the best receivers right now are either too short, undersized or slow.
    Steve Smith, Wes Welker, Sidney Rice, and Hines Ward are all in the top 10 if you look at the numbers.
    Sidney Rice is 6'4"... do you consider that short?
    Some of the best receivers right now are either too short, undersized or slow.
    He's not a speed demon.

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    "tastywaves" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    [size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt]Against The Grain -- Week 7[/size][/size][/size][/size][/size]

    http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/hu...e-grain-week-7
    Some interesting observations, there are a lot of QB's having career years this year:

    2.
    Passing is too easy in the NFL right now. The accumulation of rule changes, most recently protecting quarterbacks and receivers from hard hits, has created numbers that look ridiculous in the scope of NFL history. Good-to-average quarterbacks are putting up numbers that are hard to believe, and future Hall of Famers are having their way with defenses:

    Consider:

    --The Texans’ Matt Schaub is on track to throw for more than 4,500 and 36 touchdowns.

    --The Packers’ Aaron Rodgers completed 16 of 20 passes with three touchdowns against the Browns on Sunday, and has 11 TDs and just two picks on the season. If you look at the numbers, Rodgers, with a 110.8 passer rating, is better than Favre ever was.

    --The Chargers’
    Philip Rivers hasn’t thrown an interception since Week 2.

    --The Broncos’ Kyle Orton has nine touchdowns and one interception on the season.

    --The Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger had his worst statistical day of the season on Sunday (14-of-26 for 175 yards) and is still completing over 70 percent of his passes this season. His career best is 65.5 percent in 2003.

    --Favre completed 34 of 51 passes in a losing effort against Pittsburgh. He’s completed 69 percent of his passes this season. His career best is 66.5 percent in 2007. Does anyone else find it weird he’s having one of his best seasons at this age? That’s because it’s so easy to pass right now.
    Might be part of the reason you see old geezers like Favre throwing the ball a lot more than some would want.
    Success through the air throughout the NFL seems to be a heavy trend this year.
    I don't think it has really change that much. He listed 5 of the top 7 QB's in the league. The only one that hasn't had big years before is Orton, and he's very young and on a good offense for the first time. As the year goes on most of the QB's will come back to earth.
    Besides the coaching staff shouldn't care what other teams are doing. The Vikings are throwing more because of what Favre and the Vikings are doing.

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    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "tastywaves" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    [size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt]Against The Grain -- Week 7[/size][/size][/size][/size][/size]

    http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/hu...e-grain-week-7
    Some interesting observations, there are a lot of QB's having career years this year:

    2.
    Passing is too easy in the NFL right now. The accumulation of rule changes, most recently protecting quarterbacks and receivers from hard hits, has created numbers that look ridiculous in the scope of NFL history. Good-to-average quarterbacks are putting up numbers that are hard to believe, and future Hall of Famers are having their way with defenses:

    Consider:

    --The Texans’ Matt Schaub is on track to throw for more than 4,500 and 36 touchdowns.

    --The Packers’ Aaron Rodgers completed 16 of 20 passes with three touchdowns against the Browns on Sunday, and has 11 TDs and just two picks on the season. If you look at the numbers, Rodgers, with a 110.8 passer rating, is better than Favre ever was.

    --The Chargers’
    Philip Rivers hasn’t thrown an interception since Week 2.

    --The Broncos’ Kyle Orton has nine touchdowns and one interception on the season.

    --The Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger had his worst statistical day of the season on Sunday (14-of-26 for 175 yards) and is still completing over 70 percent of his passes this season. His career best is 65.5 percent in 2003.

    --Favre completed 34 of 51 passes in a losing effort against Pittsburgh. He’s completed 69 percent of his passes this season. His career best is 66.5 percent in 2007. Does anyone else find it weird he’s having one of his best seasons at this age? That’s because it’s so easy to pass right now.
    Might be part of the reason you see old geezers like Favre throwing the ball a lot more than some would want.
    Success through the air throughout the NFL seems to be a heavy trend this year.
    I don't think it has really change that much. He listed 5 of the top 7 QB's in the league. The only one that hasn't had big years before is Orton, and he's very young and on a good offense for the first time. As the year goes on most of the QB's will come back to earth.
    Besides the coaching staff shouldn't care what other teams are doing. The Vikings are throwing more because of what Favre and the Vikings are doing.
    When did Schaub have a big year?

    Can you remember a year where you had so many QBs on pace for 20-30 TDs with less than 10 picks? Nope, because there isn't one.

    It is CLEARLY too easy to pass in the NFL right now. Because of contact rules on the QBs and WRs teams realize it is much easier to move through the air than on the ground and are taking advantage of it.

    I doubt the NFL will do much to change it, but passing records will continue to fall left and right.

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