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Postby Guttpuppy » Sun May 25, 2003 1:33 pm

By Mike Chappell
Indystar.com
May 25, 2003

A steady diet of receptions last season didn't satisfy Marvin Harrison's appetite.

The Colts' prolific wide receiver said his NFL-record 143-catch performance could have been more robust.

"It's still a little shocking to me," Harrison said of his total, "but I was a little disappointed. I dropped a few that were strictly my fault. It had to be 10 (drops), maybe seven."

So, from Harrison's perspective, 150 receptions were within reach. Quarterback Peyton Manning laughed at the possibility but didn't argue the point.

"I think he thinks if I hit him on 10 others, he could have had 153," Manning said. "He's always wanting to get better."

That point was driven home to coach Tony Dungy when he approached Harrison during a game last season. With the team's defense on the field, Harrison was sitting alone on the bench, doing a slow burn.

Here's Dungy's recollection of the conversation:

Dungy: "How's it going?"

Harrison: "How's it going? Are you watching the game? They can't cover me and (the Colts) aren't coming to me."

Dungy: "Marvin, every pass we have is designed for you."

Dungy wasn't bothered by Harrison's thirst for more.

"He thinks he's open on every play and the best way for us to win is to get him the ball all the time," Dungy said. "That's what makes him so good."
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Harrison: "How's it going? Are you watching the game?

LOL,he asked the coach this,Haha.
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Postby Homeless » Sun May 25, 2003 2:42 pm

I'd love to get harrison on my team but sadly someone always drafts him while im taking RB's. :,-(

I'll keep hoping though. :-)
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Postby Nero » Sun May 25, 2003 3:15 pm

I have him and simply would never let him go
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Postby Canadian Seahawk » Sun May 25, 2003 5:56 pm

Nero wrote:I have him and simply would never let him go


Same here....a personal fave and all around swell guy aswell. ;-D ;-D
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Postby joester » Sun May 25, 2003 8:44 pm

I've been watching Harrison for years and Iam still trying to figure out how he does it. I mean he is not the fastest guy, or the biggest guy or the most athletice guy, btu he still manages to be a great receiver, and if you watch him the guy never ever takes a hit from anyone. I guess he just has some special gift that makes him great.
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Postby Nero » Mon May 26, 2003 1:12 am

It's not just that...

my favorite comment from last season was when a commentator asked "want to know the difference between TO and Marvin?" ..


"watch replays of their touchdowns, when TO scores he's usually going up for the ball against 2 defenders and fights to bring it down...when Marvin scores, you rarely see a defender even in the picture"
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Postby VIPER » Mon May 26, 2003 6:51 am

You have to wonder if he will break Rice's records???
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Postby Nero » Mon May 26, 2003 8:40 am

it's just a matter of longevity and staying with Manning
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Postby the conundrum » Mon May 26, 2003 9:48 am

Nero wrote:I have him and simply would never let him go


He's a class act. And it's not easy for a Hokie to admit that about a Syracuse player.
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