John Stallorth/Lynn Swann VS Jerry Rice/John Taylor

Re: John Stallorth/Lynn Swann VS Jerry Rice/John Taylor

Postby Brian wolf » Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:36 pm

Great Call Game Before The Money ...

Pearson was not only a great possession receiver but fearless over the middle, which is why George Allen thought he was a great player and always tried to double cover him with his Redskins. The only knock is that Pearson's TDs were low but he also opened things up for Hill, Johnson, DuPree and Richards and was a willing blocker as well. Imagine his numbers if Staubach could have played three more years because he didnt have the same chemistry with Danny White, who preferred Tony Hill or Cosbie ...

That leap, catch, toe dance and forceout call against the Vikings on 4th and 17 was the greatest catch I have ever seen ... though Swann's TD snare of Bradshaw's bullet in the endzone to kill Dallas in the 78/79 SB game was also incredible.
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Re: John Stallorth/Lynn Swann VS Jerry Rice/John Taylor

Postby Bryan » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:34 am

GameBeforeTheMoney wrote:Respectfully, I totally disagree.


Ha! Reminds me of when Paulie Walnuts would preface his remarks to Tony Soprano, "With all due respect, T..."

Maybe I was too harsh on Pearson. I just think that Swann was on a different level than Pearson from an ability standpoint. He was IMO clearly a better WR than Pearson, even if its not reflected in the numbers.
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Re: John Stallorth/Lynn Swann VS Jerry Rice/John Taylor

Postby Lee Elder » Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:58 pm

If I had to choose between those pairs, I would probably go with Swan and Stallworth, although I rank Rice as the best WR of them all.

However, I do not rank either pair as the best WR duo of all time. I give the nod for that to Elroy Hirsch and Tom Fears of the Rams in the 1950s.

I hope this answer is acceptable. I answered the original question!
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Re: John Stallorth/Lynn Swann VS Jerry Rice/John Taylor

Postby GameBeforeTheMoney » Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:04 pm

Bryan wrote:
GameBeforeTheMoney wrote:Respectfully, I totally disagree.


Ha! Reminds me of when Paulie Walnuts would preface his remarks to Tony Soprano, "With all due respect, T..."

Maybe I was too harsh on Pearson. I just think that Swann was on a different level than Pearson from an ability standpoint. He was IMO clearly a better WR than Pearson, even if its not reflected in the numbers.


Never saw the Sopranos....I know, I have to one of a very few, right? There's just so much arguing on the internet, I just wanted to make it clear I wanted to have a meaningful discussion.

I always loved both Swann and Pearson. Both great at what they added to their teams.
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Re: John Stallorth/Lynn Swann VS Jerry Rice/John Taylor

Postby Lee Elder » Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:10 pm

TanksAndSpartans wrote:
conace21 wrote:no other player has ever gained a single yard receiving in his 40's.


Not trying to be a trivia wise a$$ here - I'm actually terrible at trivia, but I didn't want one of the early pro players to be overlooked. Bobby "Rube" Marshall received post season honors as an End at the age of 40 in 1920 for the Rock Island Independents.


Nice note!
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Re: John Stallorth/Lynn Swann VS Jerry Rice/John Taylor

Postby Brian wolf » Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:14 am

The Sopranos was a great show ... this new movie will somewhat honor James Gandolfini in my opinion.
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