Wesley Walker and Stanley Morgan

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Wesley Walker and Stanley Morgan

Postby Teo » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:28 pm

These two WRs were two of my favorite players growing up. It's amazing the career yards per reception they had. I have vote for Morgan for the HOVG, but I think both belong. Thoughts?
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Re: Wesley Walker and Stanley Morgan

Postby JuggernautJ » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:26 pm

Interestingly, Walker led the NFL in yards per reception in 1977 & 78.
Then Morgan leads in the same category from 1979-81.
Both averaged over 19 yards per catch over their long careers.

Depending on the competition I could see myself voting for either of them for HoVG.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ ... rgSt00.htm

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Re: Wesley Walker and Stanley Morgan

Postby Bryan » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:14 am

Teo wrote:These two WRs were two of my favorite players growing up. It's amazing the career yards per reception they had. I have vote for Morgan for the HOVG, but I think both belong. Thoughts?


Morgan was the dominant WR in my 1986 Avalon Hill NFL computer game. He put up some incredible numbers on a team with the worst rushing attack of any post WWII team. That was kind of an outlier season for Morgan, as Tony Eason had injury problems the next two seasons and then Morgan lost his speed and was out of the league. To me, it was remarkable how Morgan would always average 22 yards per catch regardless of which mediocre Patriots QB was throwing him the football. There was a game early in 1979 where the Pats destroyed the Jets 56-3, and Morgan and Harold Jackson had a combined statline of something like 6-250-5 TDs. Its hard to put up those kind of numbers in Madden, much less the NFL.
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