Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Actually, JSmith had his best yr ever the yr that McCardell had his worst yr (1999) during that stretch. Then McCardell had arguably his best season once he left for TB (2003). I dont see evidence of BOTH these WRs increasing their averages at the same time at all.
But actually in 1999 McCardell was playing and drawing coverage not sitting on the sideline like Boldin will be.
Smith - 288 yards 3 TD's
McCardell - 709 4 TD's
1996 (playing together for first time)
Smith - 1244 yards 7 TD's
McCardell - 1129 yards 3 TD's
I see this as evidence of both WR's increasing their average at the same time
And what happens in 2002 when they seperate?
Smith - 350 yard decrease from season before 1 less TD
McCardell - 500 yard decrease