edit- remember, dont confuse IS with WAS. Hixon WAS faster than MM (altho I believe MM's quickness also was an elite quality), i dunno if theres enough actual game time to be able to say Hixon IS faster than MM.
Its funny how the concensus now is that Boss is average when I know a bunch of you were crying when we didn't resign him.
But we don't really need to state that Steve Smith and Kevin Boss are average. Boss would have never seen the light of day if Shockey didn't get hurt and Steve Smith wouldn't have seen a pro bowl if Plaxico hadn't shot himself.
Wait, are going trying to say manninham was great?Quote:
he has that "special" tangent or quality that seperated him from your """AVG TO GOOD"" wr's.
Do you pay close attention or watch other teams besides the Giants? (serious question) Because what you just said pretty much describes the average fast receiver in the NFL. The raiders have a bunch of speed threats. But they are all average. Most teams have those types of players.Quote:
his speed/quickness made him a literal threat to score from anywhere on the field at any time
If you want, google the rosters of all the teams in the NFL. You will find a lot of players with manninham's skill set. The first person that comes to mind is Emmanuel Sanders #88 steelers. He is the 3rd guy there and is alot faster and quicker than mario manninham. Mario is average. He made some good plays for us but the next guy will step up.
i watch plenty of football you know that. Im not saying MM is great, I'm saying he had a great quality. his speed/quickness was pretty special imho, he was an electric player at Michigan, and he was certainly a big play threat for us. Sure, plenty of teams have deep threats. But MM lead the NFL a couple seasons ago with YPC avg, even more than DJax.
MM was no slouch fellas. Neither was Smith. Boss I can concede. I can also concede that Eli did elevate their play, but I can also concede they helped Eli elevate his play too. And MM certainly had his flaws, and they reared their ugly head at the worst times, but he also had the again, imo, special blend of speed/quickness/and athleticism. Think about it this way, we all know MM isnt a consistent route runner, and has his share of flaws/mistakes. Yet, he was very successful at the NFL level, why? His speed/quickness/athleticism. certainly aint his mind, or precise route running, or special physical stature...see what I mean?
There's plenty of gazelles in the NFL bro. MM wasn't a rare talent like a Calvin Johnson or (young) Randy Moss etc.
Before you continue to glorify him, why not wait and see if anyone else can put up 500+ yards from the 3rd WR position this year.
Some of you guys are too quick to forget. Steve Smith did one hell of a job while he was here.
He was one of the best receivers in the NFL in 2009 and set the franchise record for most receptions in a season. He was in the same form in 2010 until his injury. Everyone here loved him.
I don't remember a single poster here saying that he was anything less than elite until he left the team.