Originally Posted by Carr Bombed
talk about manipulating stats... Did I ever say anything about McCaffery's age compared to Walter's? Nope. What I was doing was debunking the myth that Kubiak's system makes it impossible to have a "batman and robin" type duo at the WR position.
For three straight seasons (1998-2000) which covered the span of two championships the broncos had two 1,000 yard receivers. Here are the type of #s Smith and McCaffrey were able to have under Kubiak.
1998- 1,222 rec yards
1999- 1,020 rec yards
2000- 1,602 rec yards
1998- 1,053 rec yards
1999- 1,018 rec yards
2000- 1,317 rec yards
That's three straight seasons that two WRs have had seasons unlike any season Walter has been able to have... and they did it on the same field.
Will people stop the "Madden and fantasy football" crap. It has nothing to do with my opinion.
1. I don't play Madden... really don't play video games.
2. I have only played three seasons of FF and haven't played this last 2 seasons.
My opinion is strictly based on what I see other teams trotting out at #2. They actually have talent that eventually can grow to be their #1. Just look inside our own division. The Colts went from Harrison to Wayne and to Garcon. Look at the steelers, Chargers, Packers, and so on.
The fact that Walter is the best guy that we have ever had behind AJ just illustrates how poorly of a job we've done at developing talent behind him during his career and that's not even a knock on Walter.
CB, please re-read my posts carefully.
What I really like for you to do is to go to profootball reference and check out those 3 years from 1998 to 2000.
See how many attempts the Broncos QBs had in those years.
Check to see how many passes their #3 and #4 caught, how many their major threats out of the backfield caught.
Then you will see that the make-up of the Broncos teams in those years were very different from that of the Texans of late.
Their #3' best season in those years were like 4 catches;
their RB' best season was like 23 catches.
With more pass attempts (than the Texans had last year) and very little contriubution from those other positions, you can be sure that more passes were thrown McCaffrey's way.
And like I said, you can only look at what Walter does up to 2011 (when he was 30) and compare it to McCaffrey up to the same age (1998).