Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
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Lets go back for a minute to Marvelous Marv... You chose to use the 143 receptions stat from 2002 - any reason why? I guess Id rather look at the rest of his career where he didnt come within 30 receptions of that total once (well - there was a 28 catch difference from his 1999 stats, but whos counting). Im gonna say he doesnt come close to 143 again - ever. That was a career yr my friend. By the way - wasnt it also the yr Edge was out?
Anyway - dont get me wrong - Marv is the man - you cant argue that. My concern for a decline is the emergence of a solid #2 WR in Wayne and a fully healthy Edge who could easily take away some looks that Marv has gotten over the last couple yrs. You dont think its interesting that Wayne emerges as a solid 60-70 reception WR and Edge has a full yr and Marv's receptions plummett 50 catches?
As for Owens, I think you might have a bit of a bias against him - maybe.
I know him because of his stats - not his mouth. Ive never really cared about what a player does or says or dances in the endzone or whatever. Its all about the numbers. Hell - If I really cared about that stuff I would have to pass on half the WRs in the league.
You talked about TO being a showoff then in your very next sentence recommended Joe Horn.
Maybe consistancy for me goes back further than 1 yr.
Put down the Hateraid
Once again - welcome to the Cafe!
OK? He didnt come within 30 receptions on 143 the rest of his career? You know why? Bc 143 receptions is the league RECORD! OF COURSE IT WAS A CAREER YEAR! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!? And he didnt just break the record, he shattered that bitch. Of course he wouldnt get close to it ever again, but has anyone else come close to 143 in the history of the NFL? No.
And its not like Harrison just came out of nowhere. He had 3 consecutive years with 100 receptions before that, once he started getting the ball more.
And Wayne is a good receiver, but he wont get the looks Harrison will get bc, well....hes Marvin Harrison. And Edge is healthy, so what? Look at 99. Harrison had 115 catches for 1600+ yards and 7 scores....and wasnt that Edge's rookie year?
Not satisfied? The next season Harrison had 102 catches for 1400+ yards, and 4 TDs. The next(this is the season when James got hurt) he had 109 for 1500+ yards and 5 scores.
Now getting Edge back will only HELP Harrison. Edge's presence alone opens up the play action, and thats when Manning is deadly.
Not to mention Harrison is the biggest stand-up WR in the league, the guy you can trust in the clutch, the guy who brings his A game to preseason games and playoffs games, never says, "GIVE ME THE DAMN BALL!", even though he DESERVES the ball more than Meshawn(who got his words spit back in his face on MNF last year) or TO. I wouldnt want any other WR on my team...