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#41 Creep59

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:46 PM

Smity this and that - dudes there isnt ever going to be another Smitty - hes a one off - forget finding a clone - next number 1 receiver for us will have forge his own id over a season - hopefuly one of a deep playoff run.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:47 PM

I also love Tavon

I thought this thread was about me lol.



I did too lol

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

Actually Austin isnt a Smitty clone. Austin will be better than Smitty.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

Actually Austin isnt a Smitty clone. Austin will be better than Smitty.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:59 PM

Actually Austin isnt a Smitty clone. Austin will be better than Smitty.


Blasphemy!

Even if you believe it to be true, no need to go there.

/End melodrama

There is only one 89. We will never see the likes of him again in our lifetime. All things being equal, Smitty is the best.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:12 PM

His size really concerns me. Steve Smith is a freak. He plays a helluva lot bigger than he actually is and he's tougher than fuging nails. Tavon is nowhere near as stoutly built as Smitty and I don't know how he'll hold up taking hits from NFL DBs and LBs going over the middle.

I wish he were bigger. But pound for pound he might be the best player in the draft. I just don't know if he can stay healthy. This is the NFL, not college.


Tavon will be fine

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:09 AM

Successful NFL WRs under 5'10" are the exception, not the norm. We already struck gold with one of the exceptions.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:16 AM

Blasphemy!

Even if you believe it to be true, no need to go there.

/End melodrama

There is only one 89. We will never see the likes of him again in our lifetime. All things being equal, Smitty is the best.


Think Barry Sanders when thinking of Austin.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:51 AM

Successful NFL WRs under 5'10" are the exception, not the norm. We already struck gold with one of the exceptions.


How many under 5'10 wr has failed for you to make that opinion? I don't think there is a wide enough sample of under 5'10 wr that you could say, "ok he and he failed but smitty didn't". You are basing your opinion on purely conjecture, assumptions, and prejudices against receivers like him.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:12 AM

Of the top 40 WRs in 2012, exactly 4 of them are under 6' tall - those 4 are Wes Welker, Steve Smith, TY Hilton, and Jeremy Kerley. Only 2 of those - Welker and Smith - had over 1000 yards receiving. 3 of them - Welker, Hilton, and Kerley - are primarily slot receivers, not starting outside receivers. The average height of the top 5 WRs was just shy of 6'4". The average weight was just under 232 pounds.

Steve Smith is an anomaly. It's pointless to try to find the "next Steve Smith" because there probably won't be another one. You just don't find guys who are under 6' who have the strength, leaping ability, timing, and just downright tenacity to be starting outside receivers in the NFL.

The numbers say that if you want a starting outside WR, you need to be looking for a guy over 6' tall unless his name is Steve Smith. The numbers also say that if you're looking for a top 5 WR, you need a freak who is 6'3"+, 225#+ and runs like a damn deer. Cordarrelle Patterson is the only guy in this draft who really fits that profile, but he's raw as hell and that scares me to death.


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