Articles tagged "shiny hood ornament"

Shiny Hood Ornaments: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Cold, Hard Football Facts for April 30, 2015

The Atlanta Falcons four years ago made a predictably terrible draft day mistake, trading five draft picks to move up to No. 6 overall and draft Shiny Hood Ornament WR Julio Jones. We wonder what teams will make make a similar mistake again here in the 2015 draft.

A Fitting End For Braylon Edwards in New York

Cold, Hard Football Facts for August 27, 2013

Braylon Edwards' brief career in New York has come to a fitting end.

Epic Fail: The Wide Receiver Draft Class Of 2012

Cold, Hard Football Facts for April 9, 2013

The 2012 draft and the following season proved, yet again, that high-priced wide receivers are little more than Shiny Hood Ornaments, the most overvalued position in all of sports. We review an ugly, ugly year for teams that chased wide receivers in the draft.

Tennessee Titans: the biggest losers of Round 1

Cold, Hard Football Facts for April 27, 2012

The Titans wasted more picks on Shiny Hood Ornament wide receivers over the past 10 drafts than any other team, with predictably disastrous results. They doubled down on that failed philosophy again in the first round of 2012.

Randy Moss to 49ers: right deal, right time

Cold, Hard Football Facts for March 14, 2012

The Shiny Hood Ornament Man Laws tells us that teams should chase wide receivers only when all the other elements of success are in place. San Francisco is one of those teams.

Shiny Hood Ornament Man Law triumphs as Falcons fall

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 9, 2012

Atlanta mortgaged the future to land Shiny Hood Ornament wide receiver Julio Jones in the 2011 draft. The move backfired all season then bottomed out with a no-show offensive performance in the biggest game of the year.


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