Re: NE Mt Ruhsmore
posted at 6/5/2013 6:29 PM EDT
Without coaches? I mean intermingling coaches and players is wierd.
My all players Mount Washington ;-) for the Pats is:
I am actually a bit shocked more people didn't mention Morgan. Maybe there are a lot of 20 somethings who missed it, and he fell into the shadow of some other guys. But he was one of the first 10000 yard plus WRs. It's not so impressive now (!) but when you consider of the 30 ahead of him 25 played during or through the 1990s and 2000s which means they played after the rules for roughing the passer came into effect, or after the PI point of emphasis.
He had a career 19.3 ypr, which is stand alone. Only Flipper Anderson is above him if we remove the guys who played a long time ago (60s and before) when high YPR was very common because WRs were really just guys you threw deep too after running the ball 5 or 6 times.
And his 72 TDS, kind of like his 10,000 yards, which places him 32nd, is also backed by the fact that the people ahead of him, minus 6 or 7 guys were all products of the 1990s and later style of football.
Even after Bledsoe aired it out 600 times a season and Brady helmed one of the most impressive aerial attacks in NFL history, he is still the leader and only Welker comes close ... and it aint that close.
Bruce Armstrong: 6 time pro bowler who could have been a seven timer if he hadn't lost a half season mid-career. Just an elite football player at RT and LT. Perhaps the shadow of Hannah is so long that a player of his greatness is lost in it.
Ty Law. I know people are bitter he left, but he has a strong claim based on career numbers, pro-bowls, and SB wins.
I'd also mention Clayborn, Matt Light, and Grogan.