toffee wrote: pinksheets wrote:
toffee wrote:Elite WRs make above QB look HOF, was Angry elite? we will never know because he played with a HOF QB.
Maybe Angry made him look like a HOF QB.
Doug hasn't been shy about his frustrations with Russ.
Very little doubt that Wilson - Angry made offense work in '14-'17 or so. The remarkable on field connection didn't seem to extend to off field friendship, which is a shame. I would pay to get Angry's opinion on our current struggle and ways to move forward. Anyone got ADB's cell? Both Sherm and Angry were high Football IQ guys, they wouldn't blessed with super human physical abilities, they used their skills and IQ to excel, quite different from Russ.
I think it's telling that ADB doesn't speak on the subject really. Marvin Harrison was always effusive in his praise for Manning. Rice for Montana, the many wr's that played for Favre all say he was the best...
The only thing I've ever hear ADB say when asked point blank about Russ was, after a pause and with a measured delivery... 'untapped potential'. He acknowledged Andrew Luck as the best he ever played with. Tate didn't rank Russ in his top 3.
I think ADB is a class act as human beings go. The dude is selfless and played that way. He was no doubt in my opinion second only to Largent in terms of those to wear Seahawk blue at WR. His hands were incredible, his route running, razor precise. He was quick, wicked smart, and tough as nails. He not only made Russ better, he was the key cog that made the offense go. Had he played elsewhere, I dont think there'd be a question as to how great he was. It's a shame his route running ability within the context of a play is mostly lost due to his making his money as Russ's scramble drill go-to. He was rarely covered well enough to warrant not being given a chance at the ball. Miss the guy.