Articles tagged "wide receivers"

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.

Wes Welker: The Biggest Impact Pass Catcher in NFL History

Cold, Hard Football Facts for October 28, 2013

Game-breaking pass catchers are supposed to be big, rangy downfield threats who open up the offense underneath. Wes Welker possesses none of those qualities; in fact, he's just the opposite. But he's easily the greatest game-breaking pass catcher in NFL history.

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.

Gluttony: the wide receiver feeding frenzy

Cold, Hard Football Facts for March 16, 2012

Teams that gorge themselves at the wide receiver banquet do it for no higher purpose but to satiate their base human needs. If a team like Tampa expects $56-million man Vincent Jackson to turn Josh Freeman into Tom Brady, they're in for a long year.

Jerry Rice: Still Winning After Retirement

Cold, Hard Football Facts for August 16, 2011

With Randy Moss retiring and Jerry Rice questioning the Superfreak's work ethic, Scott Kacsmar looks at Rice's unbreakable-looking receiving records.


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