look at the pretty picture. Nuff said.
(I would give it to Wayne..but this year he was the #1 receiver, due to Harrison's injury. And honestly, considering Harrisons age, I would look for Wayne to continue to be #1.
Welker was the #3 WR at New England to be specific..... and I'll bet Gaffney will start at #2, with Welker staying in the Slot, since that is where he is best utilized.
And, while on any other team, Housh would be a number 1, Chad Johnson still has about 4 years of contract left, and will be with the Bengals at least this season (his Cap hit is too prohibitive at 8.03 million. Plus if the Bengals can get back to winning this season, he will shut up. Hence TJ is still the #2, and out of those mentioned, the best.)
Fitzgerald is close, but not quite there. The Cards are kinda funny..they almost have more like TWO #2 receivers, since that is the usual designation for a Possesion Receiver, and BOTH Boldin and Fitz are Possesion guys. Very good ones mind you, but still possesion guys. Imagine what they could do with a real QB and a true good deep threat.
Jennings is a very interesting prospect, and I believe he'll take over the second place #2 guy slot this year, unless he takes the #1 slot from Driver. But, if I had to choose between him and TJ, TJ has a longer proven track record, and takes unbelievable amounts of punishment. Jennings is only starting his third season this year...but will be a major threat for years to come.
Terry Glenn has trouble staying healthy these days, so he doesn't even get an honorable mention.
Donte Stallworth MIGHT show up as a great #2, but he hasn't done it yet. And if he make the Starting line-up he willbe the #2. Jurevicous is the Slot Receiver, or #2. Now technically, Kellen Winslow gets used as the #2 guy.... but he is still a TE, not a WR, so does not get considered in the conversation.
Anyone else folks want to trot out so I can try to pick 'em apart?)
Basic 3 Receiver lay-out:
#1 receiver is your Deep Threat GoTo (aka Moss, Ocho, TO)
#2 receiver is typically your Possesion Guy and first check-down (Stallworth, TJ, etc)
#3 receiver is your Slot Receiver, and can have several different styles, but is your 2nd check-down (Wes Welker, Chris Henry)
BTW...no one position is set in stone, but USUALLY, when you read an NFL.com article, or an ESPN one, this is what they are reffering too. the game has too many constant evolutions for ANYTHIng to be set in stone...as Owner pointed out in a nother Q..sometimes Owens or another receiver WILL line up in the slot. But that is the usual reference for it.
***Gary...sure, I'll pick him apart. Marvin Harrison is a #1 receiver, or at least was until age and injuries took him out of this season. He may well be a #2 THIS season, but until we see what he can do, and if he can really come back, he is not even IN this discussion.
As a #1 we would be comparing him to TO, Driver, Chad Johnson, Randy Moss, etc...... but this is about #2 WRs.... nuff said?
**Gary pt 2...re-read what i wrote. If you are STILL confused, get back to me. And..not all Teams follow 3 receiver sets as their base model, nor do all team have the right personel to flesh one out. But, this is the dbasic set used for a 3 receiver corp.
ALSO...as said...Wayne is NOW likely the #1. Until last season, Harrison was. Last season, Harrsion rode pine pretty much all year, and this season, which would be his frist as a #2, IF it happens, hasn't happened yet. Nothing ambiguous or confusing there. LAST SEASON, out of all the #2 WRs, TJ was the best producer, and the last several seasons, he has been neck and neck with the rest.
Honestly Gary..it's not that hard to understand. Just step awaty from youur fandom for a moment. In this case, my fandom corresponds with reality. LAST season (2006)..I would have given it to Reggie Wayne. For 2007 TJ was the clear-cut winner.
****GEEZ...try to give a short concise answer for a change, and it turns into a bloody book. Thanks, Gary (lol!) Anyone know a good agent?****
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