I see that tact and diplomacy is your strength in communication.Inflated stats in the Air Coryell system in a weird, strike-shortened season. Meh. Colston had twice as many 1,000 yard seasons (6 vs. 3), almost 1,000 more total career yards in fewer games, 16 more touchdowns in fewer games.
Even ignoring the fact that Colston had a more productive career, athletes in the 2010s were far, far superior to athletes in the 1980s. If you take the least athletic WR in the modern NFL, they'd be one of the best athletes on the field when Chandler played. The question is "what Saints WR from the past do you want today", not "what Saints WR from the past, but given today's NFL athleticism do you want". Colston is/was four inches taller, bigger, stronger, faster, ran better routes, and had better hands than Chandler.
There's literally not a single thing that Chandler would be better at, except giving a bunch of old guys nostalgia boners while they tell people all about some slow WR from 40 years ago that they'd watch after they slogged back from school in the snow barefoot.
The only two WRs in the Payton era who have left for another team before they were washed up are Stills and Cooks, both of whom maintained or improved upon their level of success here. Even Jimmy Graham who was pretty banged up and washed up had two good years in Seattle after he left here.As opposed to inflated stats in the Payton-Brees system? What percentage of WR's & TE's have maintained their stats after leaving the Payton-Brees system?
You're literally naming guys who were behind the WRs the thread is about on the depth chart and never in their entire career came close to their production. Eric Martin is garbage. Devery Henderson was an average #2 WR or a very good #3 WR. Lance Moore was a decent WR and nothing more. Ridiculous.While I got nothin' but mad love for both Colston & Horn, cuz they both KILLED it!.. I still have 2 other WR's that I believe would be smooth as hell in this offense..
1). Eric Martin: that man could catch ANYTHING!.. & I mean ANYTHING!.. put him in a SP offense in the slot, and it'd be a 1st down everytime!.. MOVE DEM' CHAINS!!!!
2). Devery: he had so much speed, it wasn't even fair, he'd blow the pants off opposing secondaries before they even know what happened.. wayyyyyy too many times did I see DH just coast into the end-zone because DB's had absolutley no idea where he was, therefore, he's my bonafide #2, but only after he learned how to catch..
In closing, my current day offense, with the above said included would be something like this..
3). Eric Martin
IMO, that'd be a SICK 5-wide!.. & mind you that's NOT including Colston or Joe, but if I were to do that, Colston at the 2 and Joe at the 3.. but save that for another time.. LoL!
Thanks for that memory man....CheersNew Orleans Saints 7 at Los Angeles Rams 29 on November 11th, 1973 - Full team and player stats and box scorewww.pro-football-reference.com
Martin is garbage? Both harsh and untrue. He was a converted RB who was a very physical WR with great hands and while he didn't have straight line speed he was quick for his size. That said he probably would struggle in today's NFL with OPI as he pushed off alot....Devery was also a converted RB, and had blazing speed, if he would have had better hands and route running skills he would have been great. But he played his role well in SP's offense.You're literally naming guys who were behind the WRs the thread is about on the depth chart and never in their entire career came close to their production. Eric Martin is garbage. Devery Henderson was an average #2 WR or a very good #3 WR. Lance Moore was a decent WR and nothing more. Ridiculous.
It's like saying "well sure Michael Irvin was really good but Alvin Harper was the deep threat on that team and we need a deep threat, so we would want him!". Of course not. You want Michael Irvin, because he's a much better player and provides more value to the team. In 10 years you people are going to be like "I'd rather have Ted Ginn than Michael Thomas because Ginn had speed!!!111". It's amazing how quickly some have forgot just how good Horn and Colston were.
Horn and Colston were the best WRs we've ever had. It's not close. Not even close to close. If you are ranking these WRs 1-10, Colston and Horn were like 9s and the guys you're naming were 5s and 6s.
You guys don't have to invent terrible arguments just to be different.
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