Originally Posted by assyrianplaya
Originally Posted by Proshares
Tell me, where did I say Jerry Rice isn't the best?
The fact that you're saying bringing up a 5 TD game by Rice and then saying that CJ just has him by yardage tells me enough of what I need to know.
No one said he's the GOAT. It's a discussion about where he stands now and where he will stand. He's 28 and in his 3 prime years he's averaged 90+ catches & 1,500+ yards. The fact that we're in a pass happy era has nothing to do with his greatness so far in his career. We're debating the ascension of his career and what the rest of his peak years offer and where he could possibly stand. But you get 49er fans, NFC North fans and guys who just simply freak out when you compare any young player to a legend all bent outta shape. It's painfully
obvious who is reading the entire thread and seeing the points being made and who is just jumping in at the end to voice their angry opinion.
I quantified what he would have to do to catch jerry...
This is while the ball is getting thrown nearly double what Rice's era was throwing. You don't know anything
Their first six years:
Jerry: 446 receptions - 7866 yards - 79 td's
Calvin: 488 receptions - 7836 - 54 td's
So he has even ourproduced his first 6 years.... anything else, champ? Jerry was better then.... can Calvin catch him? maybe, and that is a LARGE maybe. if you can not see the difference in the eras and the numbers being so damn outstanding then there is no conversation. Being too dense to understand the numbers doesnt just make them invalid.
At any point, will you address the plethora of weapons to take heat off of Rice, that Calvin has never had? MVP QB's in Montana, Young, Gannon. RB's like Roger Craig, Ricky Waters, Charlie Garner. TE in Brent Jones. WR's in John Taylor, TO, Tim Brown, Jerry Porter, HOF Olineman. HOF Defensive teammates.
You see ANY of that, on the Lions these past few years next to Calvin?