Originally posted by KID9R:
First off RICE IS THE BEST! That said, I think that the quality in corners in Rice's Era was offset by the advantage corners had in Hudson's era. There was no Illegal contact or pass interference, the db's were allowed to mug the receivers.
Although this is true with what the defenses got away with back then, the fact is, you can't name a great corner from that era. Rice isn't just the best because of numbers alone. The competition argument is the same one I use to argue why Joe Montana is better than Tom Brady. He faced the absolute greatest pass rushers and some of the greatest defenses to ever play the game.
To compare the competition Hutson faced to what the great receivers (including Jerry Rice) is laughable.