Originally posted by SaksV:
Originally posted by 49rz4Life:
Some of the greatest receivers ever weren't 6'3" and over 200 pounds. Crabtree can defintely be in the conversation of any receiver in the game right now. Half the receivers named in the so called upper echelon have a garbage or mediocre running game forcing the qb to throw a more than we have to. You dont have to be 6'3" 230 to be a prototypical WR. Crabtree has indeed grown into the total package.
Yep. Jerry Rice was what, 6'1" 1/2 195 - 200?
And Rice was "slow", like Crabtree. Rice was also very quick, like Crabtree.
Quickness and acceleration are more important than raw speed at any position, including WR.
People seem to forget...
-- The difference between 4.5 and 4.4 is about 2ft over a 40 yard sprint.
-- Running 40 yards in a straight line is a rare event in football.
-- Being able to accelerate, change direction, and sell a route, creates anywhere between 0 - 1 seconds of separation. In other words, much more than a couple tenths of a second.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Jan 3, 2013 at 3:27 AM ]