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Same here girls. Im going with Jerry Rice. Thats it. Only been watching since early 70's so Ive missed out on some oldies, but goodies. Cris Carter would also deserve some love, as would Moss. But Im pretty confident in Rice hands down from what Ive seen in past 40 years. Wish I was around to see Crazy Legs Hirsch and Don Hutson though, for instance.
Jerry Rice followed by Randy Moss, Sterling Sharpe, Cris Carter And Terrell Owens.
Those are some great ones. Probably rice us far and away the greatest of them all but don't forget about Steve largent who was fantastic too.
I have a problem with comparing players form different eras, ecspecially those involved in the passing game. The passing game has evolved so much that passing records in the NFL mean very little to me. Calvin Johnson is on the verge of breaking Rice's single season yardage record. I'm not trying to take anything away from Rice but that is just one example of how the passing game has changed. Any WR that played prior to the 80s, wouldn't have stats that come close to what is going on today but some of those WRs were among the greats of all time. I'd make an argument for Rice & Sharpe and I think one day, Calvin Johnson's name will be in the talk. The one Wr that I wouldn't put in the talk is Moss. He was lazy, wouldn't block and was a problem for to many teams. If he would have had a better attitude and applied himself, he might have his name above Rice in some of the passing categories.
1. Jerry Rice
2. Cris Carter
4. Hines Ward
1. Jerry Rice
2. Randy Moss
3. Hines Ward (he never took a play off and blocked his ass off too)
"The Pfreak" in his prime. Best tandem "the Pfreak" and Cris Carter. Old school would be Paul Warfield. Set all records for his time.
So underrated... Never got the respect he deserved even though he was always up there in receptions for a team that featured Barry Sanders.
The problem with WR's is that there are SO many great ones and so many that were under the radar.
However, there are some that HAVE to be on everyone's list.
1. Jerry Rice
2. Tim Brown
3. Cris Carter
4. Randy Moss
And then I will say its a two way tie for 5th between Michael Irvin and Herman Moore.
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
Great list, but I have Moss in first. I look at the best 5 years, and Moss was simply unstoppable.
I know this is going to sound crazy, but Wes Welker puts up insane numbers, has good hands, and is as consistent as you can be. He may be on the list when he is done.
Randy Moss. Some of the catches he made in his rookie season would've been a high lite reel for most nfl wr's career. Jackass yes, but he was amazing when he wanted to. I always thought of Cris Carter as a better wr than rice.
I think Jerry Rice has a claim as the greatest football player ever, regardless of position. When you compare what he did compared to the other greats at his position it is ridiculous.
Megatron. Dude is an absolute nightmare. 6'5 with 4.4 speed, not fair. Yes I loved Rice he made all the catches, but after time, I think Calvin will make his case. I can't say Moss because all he did was go deep, wouldn't go over the middle much and he does take plays off. Not a great team player either, I think that has to be in the criteria when you evaluate a all time great. Rice and Megatron give 100% to the team on and off the field. My vote is Calvin Johnson tho many more deserve consideration. I don't think we will see another player with his size just dominate any DB he goes against like Mega does for a long time.
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By the time he is done Calvin Johnson may surpass Rice in yardage but probably not TDs. Gonna throw out a name that hasn't been mentioned. Otis Taylor from the KC Chiefs super bowl winning team. Physical freak, huge hands, caught everything.
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I guess being from the old school, I have to include in the greatest receivers ever, Raymond Berry of the Baltimore Colts, the favorite receiver of Johnny Unitus. Also in the the conversation would have to be Max Speedy and Dante Lavelli catching passes from Otto Graham.
All mentioned before are great receivers, but you can't discount those from an earlier era.
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