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avokshi2000
10-20-2011, 01:42 PM
qb tom brady (when all said and done he will be considered the greatest qb to ever play- imo)

wr1 randy moss (greatest deep ball threat to ever play- he will take the roof off the D)

wr2 jerry rice (greatest wide receiver to ever play the game, btw he has already said he would have loved to play with TB12)

wr3 wes welker (greatest slot receiver ever, has got tremendous heart and will go that extra mile to make the play)

rumpsicle
10-20-2011, 01:44 PM
this story left me speechless

Crash49
10-20-2011, 01:45 PM
Montana-Rice end/

avokshi2000
10-20-2011, 01:47 PM
Montana-Rice end/

you saw what brady did in 2 years with Moss... give him some Wr's and he will break any and every record out there.

Rockman
10-20-2011, 01:49 PM
Young and Rice is near or at the top.

Manning and Harrison is at the top too.

n1e
10-20-2011, 02:09 PM
Brady 2 Moss

Rockman
10-20-2011, 02:13 PM
You guys are nuts. They had only one great year together, and two other good years. That is like saying Stafford and Megatron is the best combo ever.

krogtaar
10-20-2011, 02:14 PM
qb tom brady (when all said and done he will be considered the greatest qb to ever play- imo)

wr1 randy moss (greatest deep ball threat to ever play- he will take the roof off the D)

wr2 jerry rice (greatest wide receiver to ever play the game, btw he has already said he would have loved to play with TB12)

wr3 wes welker (greatest slot receiver ever, has got tremendous heart and will go that extra mile to make the play)

in b4 Aaron Rodgers

austin.j.taylor
10-20-2011, 03:02 PM
montana to rice was amazing to watch. everyone knew jerry was getting the ball and he got double teamed nearly every play. he still got the ball and scored anyway. brady to moss was good, but very short lived and i dont see randy coming back and working hard again.

Wu-Massacre
10-20-2011, 03:05 PM
Mcnabb to Owens had so much potential....sighhhhh TO u dumb son of a b*tch

Budly69
10-20-2011, 03:09 PM
Greatest-Montana/Rice... There is no debate here

Most entertaining? I'd say Culpepper/Moss is a hard one to beat.

Edit:Elway/Sharpe was always a great combo to watch as well.

avokshi2000
10-20-2011, 04:38 PM
im talking about on paper tho...


anyway brady to moss in 07 was easily the greatest SINGLE season..

WheyneNewton
10-20-2011, 04:39 PM
Sanchize -> Donkey Kong.

thefederalist
10-20-2011, 04:46 PM
don't care about hypotheticals, brah. greatest combo to ever actually exist:

kurt warner

1) Isaac bruce
2) Az-Zahir Hakim
3) Tory Holt
4) Marshall Faulk in the flat

also, ricky proehl was wes welker before wes welker was wes welker

dtbrehm
10-20-2011, 04:47 PM
Gotta have Moss in there somewhere. On the two highest scoring offenses of all time.
Inb4 no rings. Moss wasn't playing OLine in that SB.

Johnny Rotten
10-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Manning/Harrison and Montana/Rice

wtf is wrong w/ you people?

edit: btw, OP is a phaggot

wildchild11
10-20-2011, 04:56 PM
Farve and Driver



... not really srs

Bucher15
10-20-2011, 05:29 PM
Marino - "the Marks Brothers"

1984 - 5,084 yards passing

ChuteBoxeFC
10-20-2011, 05:43 PM
Peyton Manning/Marvin Harrison

I don't think there was ever a better tandem.

Dave P
10-20-2011, 05:47 PM
Saying anything other than Montana/Rice is laughable.

ChuteBoxeFC
10-20-2011, 05:52 PM
montana to rice was amazing to watch. everyone knew jerry was getting the ball and he got double teamed nearly every play.

no offense but that doesn't make them a great tandem. A great QB/WR tandem is more than just completing passes to the greatest WR in the history of the league.

Seriously, I don't like Manning but him and Harrison had it goin on. They had amazing chemistry on the field and were always in tune with each other. Like they shared the same brain. It was amazing to watch.

Even NFL Network experts agree

KLK1Fmyn-6o

NceGuysFinLast
10-20-2011, 05:52 PM
im talking about on paper tho...

Montana-Rice looks good on paper too.

Johnny Rotten
10-20-2011, 05:58 PM
Saying anything other than Montana/Rice is laughable.

So I guess you never saw Colts game when Harrison played?

gtfo

GetBigyo
10-20-2011, 05:58 PM
Eli-Nicks.

Budly69
10-20-2011, 06:06 PM
don't care about hypotheticals, brah. greatest combo to ever actually exist:

kurt warner

1) Isaac bruce
2) Az-Zahir Hakim
3) Tory Holt
4) Marshall Faulk in the flat

also, ricky proehl was wes welker before wes welker was wes welker

Harrison, Wayne, Stokely, Clark, and Edge were a better 5 man combo that TGSoT

Yank11
10-20-2011, 06:07 PM
you saw what brady did in 2 years with Moss... give him some Wr's and he will break any and every record out there.

give Montana and Rice the pussy rules of the NFL today and a pass heavy offense like the Pats have and they would break every record by miles

Budly69
10-20-2011, 06:09 PM
give Montana and Rice the pussy rules of the NFL today and a pass heavy offense like the Pats have and they would break every record by miles
There is profound wisdom in the words of this young manlet.

DesmondHume
10-20-2011, 06:13 PM
anyway brady to moss in 07 was easily the greatest SINGLE season..

No.

1987 in 12 Games:

Jerry Rice 65 rec, 1078 yards, 22 TD's and 1 rushing touchdown lol

just incase you didn't catch that. 22 TD's in 12 games.

thegenerel
10-20-2011, 07:05 PM
OP exposed as Patriots fan.

Build the greatest QB-WR-WR-WR combo and he includes 3 Patriots

IawI
10-20-2011, 07:06 PM
Peyton Manning and Jerry Rice.

avokshi2000
10-20-2011, 07:14 PM
No.

1987 in 12 Games:

Jerry Rice 65 rec, 1078 yards, 22 TD's and 1 rushing touchdown lol

just incase you didn't catch that. 22 TD's in 12 games.


no care brah, just cuz he missed 4 games dont mean he was gonna catch any td passes.... anyway all that means is that jerry rice was a great red-zone threat- nothing more.
wes welker has 51 receptions through 6 games and is on pace to shatter every receiver record but if he gets injured now people arent gonna say that he had a great year and was gonna break the record blah blah

jerry rice had a long career with 2 great qbs how come he didnt repeat/ surpass that 1987 performance?

and dont forget randy moss did this past what everyone considered to be his prime and at 30 years old. brb first year in new offense, brb new playbook, brb new qb, brb new head coach.

EastCoastNiner
10-20-2011, 07:18 PM
People who are saying Montana/Rice instead of Young/Rice are just saying that because Montana is the bigger name. Steve Young and Jerry Rice were a better duo than Montana and Rice.

Yank11
10-20-2011, 07:43 PM
lol OP negged me with the comment "age 21" when he probably isn't even a full year older than me

wat a mad phaggot

avokshi2000
10-20-2011, 07:49 PM
OP exposed as Patriots fan.

Build the greatest QB-WR-WR-WR combo and he includes 3 Patriots

how can i choose montana or marino or young when ive never seen them play? i chose who i thought was the best qb of this era..

everyone knows that randy moss redefined the wr position and how he was able to take the top of off defenses...

jerry rice well do i need to explain this one? jerry rice is the greatest route runner (and overall receiver) and would fit perfectly in this offense

welker is the short dump off guy. best/ most productive slot receiver of all time and safe to say he also redefined the slot the position.



now yes i am a patriots fan but i dont see what that has to do with anything. i just picked what i think would truly be the greatest qb- wr-wr-wr tandem on paper.

Yank11
10-20-2011, 07:51 PM
how can i choose montana or marino or young when ive never seen them play? i chose who i thought was the best qb of this era..

everyone knows that randy moss redefined the wr position and how he was able to take the top of off defenses...

jerry rice well do i need to explain this one? jerry rice is the greatest route runner (and overall receiver) and would fit perfectly in this offense

welker is the short dump off guy. best/ most productive slot receiver of all time and safe to say he also redefined the slot the position.



now yes i am a patriots fan but i dont see what that has to do with anything. i just picked what i think would truly be the greatest qb- wr-wr-wr tandem on paper.


"best qb-wr tandem ever"

....

avokshi2000
10-20-2011, 07:52 PM
lol OP negged me with the comment "age 21" when he probably isn't even a full year older than me

wat a mad phaggot

most bull **** argument ever. and if you in fact were right you wouldnt know **** about.

suck on that phaggot

NceGuysFinLast
10-20-2011, 09:12 PM
no care brah, just cuz he missed 4 games dont mean he was gonna catch any td passes.... anyway all that means is that jerry rice was a great red-zone threat- nothing more.




jerry rice well do i need to explain this one? jerry rice is the greatest route runner (and overall receiver)


which is it? is he just a red zone threat or Greatest all time?

UberAlles
10-20-2011, 09:25 PM
Mcnabb to Owens had so much potential....sighhhhh TO u dumb son of a b*tch

nah, to's still playing at a high level whereas mcnabb got replaced by...rex grossman

last year to had 9 tds in 11gs with a scrub qb

thugonomics
10-20-2011, 09:44 PM
no care brah, just cuz he missed 4 games dont mean he was gonna catch any td passes.... anyway all that means is that jerry rice was a great red-zone threat- nothing more.
wes welker has 51 receptions through 6 games and is on pace to shatter every receiver record but if he gets injured now people arent gonna say that he had a great year and was gonna break the record blah blah

jerry rice had a long career with 2 great qbs how come he didnt repeat/ surpass that 1987 performance?

and dont forget randy moss did this past what everyone considered to be his prime and at 30 years old. brb first year in new offense, brb new playbook, brb new qb, brb new head coach.


Not sure if serious.

He didn't "miss" 4 games, the season back then was only 12 games.

Before you make a thread trying to be a homer Patriot fan, you should take a minute and learn some NFL history and neg yourself because you have no idea what you're talking about.

Nothing will ever beat Montana to Rice, especially not someone named Wes Welker and someone who repeatedly gets thrown off teams for being an awful teammate and not giving 100%.

EastCoastNiner
10-20-2011, 10:12 PM
Not sure if serious.

He didn't "miss" 4 games, the season back then was only 12 games.

Before you make a thread trying to be a homer Patriot fan, you should take a minute and learn some NFL history and neg yourself because you have no idea what you're talking about.

Nothing will ever beat Montana to Rice, especially not someone named Wes Welker and someone who repeatedly gets thrown off teams for being an awful teammate and not giving 100%.

Again, Young/Rice was a better duo than Montana/Rice, in terms of production and chemistry.

CiU
10-20-2011, 10:48 PM
I usually stay out of "of all time" or "ever" debates, but this one is pretty easy...

http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_photo/20110731/all/l5356397.jpg

Dropkicking
10-20-2011, 11:00 PM
Elway to Sharpe, yes homer.

cor030
10-20-2011, 11:02 PM
I usually stay out of "of all time" or "ever" debates, but this one is pretty easy...

http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/ap_photo/20110731/all/l5356397.jpg

I know this post isn't srs, but they could be something special very, very soon.

Sszpernoga
10-20-2011, 11:14 PM
I say Montana/Rice or Manning/Harrison have to be top 2. Didn't get to watch Montana/Rice actually play, so I am going with Manning/Harrison. I actually miss watching them play together, and I hated the Colts. But they had such amazing chemistry together, it was really entertaining.

ne12o
10-21-2011, 01:24 AM
vick, usain bolt

BenadrylBandit
10-21-2011, 02:51 AM
McNabb-Mitchell

4th and 26????????






from what I've seen in my life manning-harrison

wsuwarrior
10-21-2011, 03:18 AM
On paper?

Aaron Rodgers

Jerry Rice

Sterling Sharpe

Terrell Owens

Deal with it.

jayt8
10-21-2011, 04:26 AM
came in to say manning to harrison

dont disagree with montana-rice

but do disagree with brady-moss, sure these two were good but their sample size is too small

Messiahtype
10-21-2011, 04:33 AM
Montana-Rice would have 20+ TD per season in today's pass happy/receiver friendly league.
Hell, so would Young-Rice.


If I could "make up" a QB/WR/WR/WR group, it would be:

Elway...scratch that...Marino. Better passer.
Rice
Moss
Largent or Irvin

ezmac31
10-21-2011, 05:39 AM
lol'd @ patroits homer including wes welker on an all time list

young
T.O.
Rice
Moss
Gates
Larry Centers
Faulk

thats my pass catching skill player GOAT list for QB, 3WR, TE, FB, RD (Yes i understand 6 skill players cant be on the field at the same time)

folly412
10-21-2011, 06:01 AM
Young and Rice is near or at the top.

Manning and Harrison is at the top too.

These. Stats don't lie.

NJLife
10-21-2011, 06:14 AM
These. Stats don't lie.

Well if stats done lie, Brady and welker are at or near the top of that list. Especially after this year. And they have like 3-4 more great seasons.

Stats dont lie right?

phillyfreak7
10-21-2011, 06:23 AM
Montana to Rice
Young to Rice
Me to Rice
Manning to Harrison
Brady to Moss
Culpepper to Moss
Stafford to Johnson looks like a possibility assuming both stay healthy and play together for 5+ years

iamgenus
10-21-2011, 06:28 AM
im talking about on paper tho...


anyway brady to moss in 07 was easily the greatest SINGLE season..

Easily? I don't think so.

Brady and Moss did their thing in 16 games and when the rules make it that much easier for the passing game.

Randy had
98 catches 1493 yards 23 tds

Montana and Rice did it in a short season in 12 games when the rules were a lot tougher for passing the ball

Jerry had
65 catches 1078 yards 22 tds

Messiahtype
10-21-2011, 06:43 AM
Just to clarify some things.

The 1987 season is hard to use as a barometer. It was a 15 game season.
A lot of teams were playing with scabs due to the strike, some teams had carryover players, there were 3 weeks where guys didn't even play, Montana only started 11 games, it was really a mess of a season. A Niner fan would have to confirm because I was only 7, but I believe Steve Young played a few games that year too.

Yank11
10-21-2011, 06:48 AM
montana to rice = 2 rings
brady to moss = 0 rings

phillyfreak7
10-21-2011, 08:13 AM
Easily? I don't think so.

Brady and Moss did their thing in 16 games and when the rules make it that much easier for the passing game.

Randy had
98 catches 1493 yards 23 tds

Montana and Rice did it in a short season in 12 games when the rules were a lot tougher for passing the ball

Jerry had
65 catches 1078 yards 22 tdsRice's stats if he played 16 games on the same pace he had in 12;

87 catches 1437 yards 29.33 TDs

Oh, and the rules like you mentioned. This is pretty much no contest.

yoplay
10-21-2011, 08:31 AM
Peyton Manning to San Diego Chargers' defense

phillyfreak7
10-21-2011, 08:32 AM
Peyton Manning to San Diego Chargers' defenseSpecifically Antonio Cromartie

Beliedat
10-21-2011, 08:42 AM
Anyone saying something other than Montana to Rice or Manning to Harrison is on drugs.

NJLife
10-21-2011, 09:07 AM
Anyone saying something other than Montana to Rice or Manning to Harrison is on drugs.

How is that better than Brady to welker?

KennyK
10-21-2011, 09:12 AM
jim kelly - andre reed

is up there

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-top-ten/09000d5d8074cc81/Top-Ten-Pass-Combos-Jim-Kelly-and-Andre-Reed

DesmondHume
10-21-2011, 09:14 AM
no care brah, just cuz he missed 4 games dont mean he was gonna catch any td passes.... anyway all that means is that jerry rice was a great red-zone threat- nothing more.
wes welker has 51 receptions through 6 games and is on pace to shatter every receiver record but if he gets injured now people arent gonna say that he had a great year and was gonna break the record blah blah

jerry rice had a long career with 2 great qbs how come he didnt repeat/ surpass that 1987 performance?

and dont forget randy moss did this past what everyone considered to be his prime and at 30 years old. brb first year in new offense, brb new playbook, brb new qb, brb new head coach.

Good god you're a retard. How come he didn't surpass 22 TD's in 12 games? Did you really just say that?

And Jerry rice was just a red zone threat? Now you've gone full retard.

You're talking about welker being on pace to set the record...well Jerry Rice set the record...in 12 games. Which stood for 20+ years until someone in 16 games beat it by 1. If you don't think he would have gotten at least 2 TD's in 4 games then you're a complete moron. (oh wait, we already came to that conclusion.)

Beliedat
10-21-2011, 09:22 AM
How is that better than Brady to welker?

In every way.

Which one doesn't look like the other?



http://i.imgur.com/RZQwz.png



Please go.

For every TD Welker has scored in his career, Jerry has 7, and Marvin has 4.5.

NJLife
10-21-2011, 09:37 AM
In every way.

Which one doesn't look like the other?



http://i.imgur.com/RZQwz.png

For every TD Welker has scored 5.

All I see is welker with 100+ receptions with Brady except his injury shorten season. And another 100+ this seas and the next 3-5 seasons. Pls go.

Dunnny
10-21-2011, 09:39 AM
Favre to Jennings
Warner to Fitzgerald

trollface.jpg

CCAurora
10-21-2011, 09:42 AM
jim kelly - andre reed

is up there

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-top-ten/09000d5d8074cc81/Top-Ten-Pass-Combos-Jim-Kelly-and-Andre-Reed

FUARK, this! I can't believe it took three pages to mention these two while young players with zero credentials are being put above them.

ezmac31
10-21-2011, 09:51 AM
FUARK, this! I can't believe it took three pages to mention these two while young players with zero credentials are being put above them. i get the welker part but brady w/zero credentials? come on

Beliedat
10-21-2011, 09:57 AM
All I see is welker with 100+ receptions with Brady except his injury shorten season. And another 100+ this seas and the next 3-5 seasons. Pls go.
You're right, conjecture is a more accurate representation of reality than statistical truths.

lmao.

Something to help you reconsider your argument: Welker's best season edges out Harrison's career average (with manning) by 140 yards and 2.7 less touchdowns/season.
Welker's best season edges out Rice's career average (with Montana) by 60 yards, and 4.9 less touchdowns/season.

Welker's yds/season with Brady is 200 less than Rice (w/ montana), and 150 less than Harrison (w/ manning). He averages 5+ less touchdowns that both rice and harrison.

Seriously please go.

CCAurora
10-21-2011, 10:03 AM
i get the welker part but brady w/zero credentials? come on

Obviously, I wasn't referring to Tom Brady there... I saw Stafford's name come up as a potential great, but no love for those who actually did it? Son...

Beliedat
10-21-2011, 10:10 AM
FUARK, this! I can't believe it took three pages to mention these two while young players with zero credentials are being put above them.

To be fair, Elway and Rod Smith had very very slightly better numbers (1 less TD, 1k more yds, 60 more catches) and a pair of rings. They also had one more year together, though.

Loved those Bills teams back in the day.

Ecnewyx
10-21-2011, 10:23 AM
no care brah, just cuz he missed 4 games dont mean he was gonna catch any td passes.... anyway all that means is that jerry rice was a great red-zone threat- nothing more.

Moss averaged 6 catches and 93 yards in 2007. Rice averaged 5 catches and 89 yards in 1987.

"a great red-zone threat- nothing more"... is such a thing even possible?

jayt8
10-21-2011, 10:29 AM
Peyton Manning to San Diego Chargers' defense

peyton manning to ty law was a pretty lethal tandem too

NJLife
10-21-2011, 12:52 PM
You're right, conjecture is a more accurate representation of reality than statistical truths.

lmao.

Something to help you reconsider your argument: Welker's best season edges out Harrison's career average (with manning) by 140 yards and 2.7 less touchdowns/season.
Welker's best season edges out Rice's career average (with Montana) by 60 yards, and 4.9 less touchdowns/season.

Welker's yds/season with Brady is 200 less than Rice (w/ montana), and 150 less than Harrison (w/ manning). He averages 5+ less touchdowns that both rice and harrison.

Seriously please go.

check out all dem first downs welker has.

pls go

jross2021
10-21-2011, 01:41 PM
lol you guys are idiots

Bradshaw-Swann

not even a question.

Beliedat
10-21-2011, 01:46 PM
check out all dem first downs welker has.

pls go
http://i.imgur.com/Rq8a0.gif

lol you guys are idiots

Bradshaw-Swann

not even a question.
http://i.imgur.com/Ai0hM.gif

liftTENhard
10-21-2011, 01:48 PM
BRADY 2 moss......... brb setting records

thugonomics
10-21-2011, 02:48 PM
Soo many 16 year old Patriot homers in this thread.

You mad that Montana to Rice and Young to Rice are the 1 and 2 best combos of all time?

Everyone has talked about the 1987 season, what about the 1995 season?

Rice's Stats for 1995: 122 receptions, 1848 yards, 15 TDs. Thats an average of 115 yards a game.

Thats with Ricky Watters as the running back.

You're delusional if you think Wes Welker is even in the same category.

There's a reason he sits in the slot, because he would get destroyed on the outside by a real CB. He has to get his stats against LBs and safeties.

Mad?

Beliedat
10-21-2011, 02:50 PM
Soo many 16 year old Patriot homers in this thread.

You mad that Montana to Rice and Young to Rice are the 1 and 2 best combos of all time?

Everyone has talked about the 1987 season, what about the 1995 season?

Rice's Stats for 1995: 122 receptions, 1848 yards, 15 TDs. Thats an average of 115 yards a game.

Thats with Ricky Watters as the running back.

You're delusional if you think Wes Welker is even in the same category.

There's a reason he sits in the slot, because he would get destroyed on the outside by a real CB. He has to get his stats against LBs and safeties.

Mad?
http://i.imgur.com/xMRPz.gif


Indeed, good sir.

avokshi2000
10-21-2011, 03:04 PM
Rice's Stats for 1995: 122 receptions, 1848 yards, 15 TDs. Thats an average of 115 yards a game.


welker on pace to break his record. just saying. (not saying he will break it though, just saying hes on pace for more receptions, more yards and more td's)

its about time you phags educate yourselves and give credit where credit is due.

and for the phaggots talking ****, i never said brady to moss or brady to welker was the greatest ever. just think it could be ie if brady and moss and welker were all in their prime.


but tell you what give me randy moss and give me tom brady both of them at their prime and see what happens.... i guarantee you that moss would have gone down as the greatest WR of all time

phillyfreak7
10-21-2011, 03:45 PM
Rice's Stats for 1995: 122 receptions, 1848 yards, 15 TDs. Thats an average of 115 yards a game.


welker on pace to break his record. just saying. (not saying he will break it though, just saying hes on pace for more receptions, more yards and more td's)

its about time you phags educate yourselves and give credit where credit is due.

and for the phaggots talking ****, i never said brady to moss or brady to welker was the greatest ever. just think it could be ie if brady and moss and welker were all in their prime.


but tell you what give me randy moss and give me tom brady both of them at their prime and see what happens.... i guarantee you that moss would have gone down as the greatest WR of all timeDelusional Patriots' fan is delusional lol

Rice is the best of all time and there is no comparison.

wsuwarrior
10-21-2011, 03:54 PM
but tell you what give me randy moss and give me tom brady both of them at their prime and see what happens.... i guarantee you that moss would have gone down as the greatest WR of all time

Tom Brady in his prime was worse than Tom Brady right now. Brady in his prime was getting carried by his defense and his kicker but everyone forgets that because they are 22 years old and cant remember the early 2000s.

phillyfreak7
10-21-2011, 03:59 PM
Tom Brady in his prime was worse than Tom Brady right now. Brady in his prime was getting carried by his defense and his kicker but everyone forgets that because they are 22 years old and cant remember the early 2000s.Do you know what "prime" means?

Realism
10-21-2011, 04:13 PM
Tebow to Decker trollface.jpg

Single Season: Brady to Moss
Career: Montana to Rice
Honorable Mention: Manning to Harrison

KennyK
10-21-2011, 04:19 PM
http://m.askmen.com/top_10/fitness_top_ten_60/66_fitness_list.html


Everybody needs a good wingman. Whether it's a skilled sidekick to help you score at the bar or a benevolent buddy who facilitates your hookup at a house party, everyone needs a confident shoulder to lean on.

NFL quarterbacks entrust a go-to wideout as their wingman and they rely on them to score -- in a different way.

After endless hours of practice and game time together, quarterbacks and receivers become so familiar with one another that verbal communication becomes unnecessary. The wide receiver should know how to get open and the quarterback should know where to find him.

Here are the top 10 quarterback-receiver tandems:

Number 10
Cecil Isbell To Don Hutson
Green Bay Packers

A good receiving season hasn’t always been measured by the 1,000-yard mark, but Don Hutson was the first to set that benchmark in 1942. At that time, which was long before the NFL evolved into a passer-friendly league, Hutson held almost every notable record for receivers. His partner in crime was Cecil Isbell, a left halfback at the time, who was the game’s top passer. The duo formed, quite arguably, one of the first notable passing-receiving tandems.

Prime paired season: 1942
Seasons were only 11 games back then, which further accentuates Hutson’s 1,211 yards and 17 touchdown passes from Isbell in 1942. Isbell’s five touchdown passes against Chicago that year remains a tied record in the Packers’ camp for most passing touchdowns in a single game.
Number 9
Roger Staubach To Drew Pearson
Dallas Cowboys

Before Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick, there was Roger Staubach. “Roger the Dodger” was one of the most exciting players in the 1970s because of his ability to scramble and avoid pressure. His ability to buy more time enabled him to lead the league in passing yards four times while retiring with the highest passer rating to that point. Most of his tosses were directed to standout-wide receiver Drew Pearson, who became an All-Pro three times with Staubach at the helm.

Prime paired season: 1975
In 1975, not only did Pearson set a personal high for touchdown receptions in a season, he also made one of the most famous catches in NFL history. Trailing 14 to 10 to the Minnesota Vikings with only seconds remaining, Staubach connected with Pearson on an improbable 50-yard Hail Mary pass, which sent the Cowboys to the NFC Championship game. Staubach claims that he came up with the term “Hail Mary” on this play.

Which receiver was Joe Namath’s go-to guy, but ended up on the NFL reject list?


Number 8
Joe Namath To Don Maynard
New York Jets

While passing for more than 4,000 yards has become common place in the NFL, Joe Namath was the first to do it. He surpassed 4,000 yards in his third AFL season in 1967, which was the same year that his favorite target, Don Maynard, output his best receiving total. Maynard was not a crisp route runner and was tabbed as an NFL reject, but he developed a keen chemistry with Namath.

Prime paired season: 1968
Maynard had an outstanding game in the Jets penultimate game in the 1968 season, catching six passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. One of his touchdowns was the game-winning score and helped the Jets advance to Super Bowl III, in which Joe Namath would guarantee -- and make good on -- a win over the Baltimore Colts.
Number 7
Johnny Unitas To Raymond Berry
Baltimore Colts

Raymond Berry had to wear special running shoes because one leg was shorter than the other, and while his speed was average, his hands more than made up for any inadequacies. Berry was a meticulous route runner and immediately became a favorite of Johnny Unitas when he arrived in 1956. Unitas was a touchdown machine, tossing at least one in 47 consecutive games, a feat that stands as one of the most difficult sports records to break. At the time of their retirement, Berry held a record 631 receptions and Unitas owned almost every passing record there was to have in the NFL.

Prime paired season: 1960
In 1960, Unitas led the league in pass attempts, completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns and Berry reeled in a career-high 1,298 yards on 74 receptions, while also leading the league in both of those categories.
Number 6
Jim Kelly To Andre Reed
Buffalo Bills

Virtually every passing record in the history of the Buffalo Bills has Jim Kelly’s name beside it, and virtually every receiving record has Andre Reed’s name attached to it. In 11 seasons, Kelly finished as the franchise leader with 2,874 completions, 4,779 attempts, 35,467 passing yards, and 237 touchdowns; while Reed set records with 941 receptions, 13,095 yards and 86 touchdowns in his 15 seasons. Needless to say, in the 11 years they spent together, Reed was Kelly’s go-to guy in their explosive no-huddle offense.

Prime paired season: 1991
In 1991, Kelly passing to Reed ended in the end zone 10 times, a season-best for Reed, en route to the Bills’ second of four Super Bowl losses from 1990 to 1993.

It took 20 years for Peyton Manning to come along and break which Dan Marino record?


Number 5
Terry Bradshaw To Lynn Swann
Pittsburgh Steelers

Beginning in 1974, the year Pittsburgh drafted Lynn Swann, the Steelers turned into a ‘70s powerhouse that was driven offensively by Swann and Terry Bradshaw. This was a clutch-tandem and Bradshaw’s powerful arm worked well with Swann’s impeccable speed and leaping ability. The duo connected frequently in crucial moments and would go on to capture three Super Bowl MVPs between the two of them.

Prime paired season: 1975
Fresh off their first Super Bowl victory, the Steelers returned to the Super Bowl in 1975 riding the "Steel Curtain" defense with Bradshaw and Swann on offense. Swann, the first wide receiver to be named Super Bowl MVP, caught 161 of Bradshaw’s 209 passing yards, including a memorable game-winning 64-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Number 4
Dan Marino To Mark Clayton
Miami Dolphins

Dan Marino can be ribbed for holding the laces out in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, but there is little to criticize regarding the body of his NFL work. He is the top-passer in the history of the game with the most completions, attempts, yards, and touchdowns. His favorite target was Mark Clayton, who holds the Dolphins’ record for receptions and touchdowns in a single season. Their 79 shared touchdowns are the second highest in NFL history.

Prime paired season: 1984
In 1984, Clayton’s second season, he caught 18 of Dan Marino’s 48 passing touchdowns. Both men held NFL records at the time, which were eclipsed by Jerry Rice in 1987 and Peyton Manning in 2004.
Number 3
Troy Aikman To Michael Irvin
Dallas Cowboys

Good things come to those who wait. The Cowboys were patient with Troy Aikman, who threw only nine touchdowns and 18 interceptions in his rookie season. They also waited on Michael Irvin, who didn’t burst out until his fourth season. Aikman went on to become the winningest starting quarterback of any decade: He won 90 games in the 1990s while forming a dynamic tandem with wideout Michael Irvin. Irvin, the self-proclaimed "Playmaker," was a special wide receiver with the physical strength to outmuscle any defensive back, which made him a great target for Aikman.

Prime paired season: 1995
Irvin posted an NFL-record with 11 consecutive 100-yard receiving games in 1995, and set new franchise records with 111 receptions and 1,603 yards. Aikman leaned on his top wideout and orchestrated the Cowboys' third Super Bowl championship in the 1990s.

Two guys set Super Bowl records in 1989 that the NFL is still trying to comprehend…


Number 2
Peyton Manning To Marvin Harrison
Indianapolis Colts

Marvin Harrison has averaged 92.7 receptions per year, an NFL record, but he didn’t pull in more than 100 receptions until Peyton Manning fully established himself in his third season. Since then, the Manning-to-Harrison duo has become the most accomplished tandem in NFL history. They have combined for 783 passes, 10,542 yards and 94 touchdowns -- all are NFL records -- in 122 games. Between 1999 and 2006, the duo appeared in the Pro Bowl game.

Prime paired season: 2004
In 2004, Manning tossed 49 touchdowns, an NFL record, and the 15 that landed in Harrison’s hands matched his own benchmark. The tandem also passed Jim Kelly and Andre Reed’s record for completions and yardage, and, in 2004, they topped Steve Young and Jerry Rice’s record of 85 touchdowns.
Number 1
Joe Montana To Jerry Rice
San Francisco 49ers

Joe Montana and Jerry Rice only spent six NFL seasons together, but that was all they needed to put a dent in the record books. “Joe Cool’s” pin-point accuracy along with Rice’s perfect route running was a match made in heaven for 49ers fans, and it was a nightmare for opponents. They connected for 55 touchdowns -- 14 more than Montana’s second favorite wide receiving target. Rice is the NFL’s all-time leading receiver and Montana’s golden arm factored greatly in his early success.

Prime paired season: 1989
In 1989, Montana and Rice led the way to the franchise’s fourth Super Bowl -- and the second in two seasons with a 55 to 10 win over the Denver Broncos. Montana set records with five touchdown passes and 13 consecutive pass completions, while Rice caught seven passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns.
Down, Ready, Set
These types of prolific tandems come along very rarely. It is even more rare in the modern salary-cap era, where it is unusual that a top-level quarterback will stick with his favorite wide receiver for a long period of time.

That said, every quarterback has a wide receiver he looks for in a crunch and in high-pressure situations, and, together, the duo must have a level of comfort in order to come through in the clutch.

wsuwarrior
10-21-2011, 04:23 PM
Do you know what "prime" means?

Do you? lol

avokshi2000
10-21-2011, 04:29 PM
Tom Brady in his prime was worse than Tom Brady right now. Brady in his prime was getting carried by his defense and his kicker but everyone forgets that because they are 22 years old and cant remember the early 2000s.

this is his prime ***got

ZidaneValor
10-21-2011, 06:24 PM
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/147/905/AikmanIrvin_display_image.jpg?1264995169

phillyfreak7
10-22-2011, 02:24 PM
Do you? lol

I do, you don't

chevy72blu
10-22-2011, 02:26 PM
Peyton Manning/Marvin Harrison

I don't think there was ever a better tandem.

I have to say this (no homer). Crispest timing routes I've ever seen. It was like they were reading each others minds.

Harrison... why you gotta shoot people?

fraserj32
10-22-2011, 02:54 PM
im talking about on paper tho...


anyway brady to moss in 07 was easily the greatest SINGLE season..

OP dun goofed and forgot about Montana to Rice in the strike shortened 87 season. Kids gonna be kids I guess.

BobDaNob
10-22-2011, 05:16 PM
greatest qb-wr tandem ever


im talking about on paper tho


i chose who i thought was the best qb of this era

Spoken like a true 22 year old.

Let us know when you're ready to make up your mind.

Gris419
10-22-2011, 05:51 PM
Rice and Montana