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The evolution of defenses and overall athletcism of the defenders have deflated stats. The disbursement of the yards is spread beyond just 2 receivers and a tight end. Most teams only had 2-3 players with 40 receptions or more. It's just the overall evolution of defenses, penalties, game plans and play calling.
Originally posted by njx9
i mean, why wouldn't the broncos take cam newton? they can play him at quarterback WITH tebow!
There were rule changes brought in to open up the passing game before the 1995 season and it obviously took NFL defenses time to adjust. I'm almost sure there were as many if not more players with 100 catches in 1995 than in the prior 75 year history of the NFL. What else can explain Scott Mitchell throwing for 4,000 yds and 32 TDs? ;)
10 guys over 1300 yards, that's pretty amazing. I used to love Carl Pickens and Herman Moore, memory lane seeing their names. Ridiculous catch totals also, funny because teams seem to be passing alot more these days.
Originally posted by Scott Wright
I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.