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Best season for a Packers WR

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by FrankRizzo, Aug 8, 2010.

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Who was YOUR favorite WR in Packers MODERN history?

  1. James Lofton

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. Sterling Sharpe

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. Robert Brooks

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Antonio Freeman

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. Donald Driver

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  1. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    (in the modern era, not back in the 30's & 40's with Donald Hutson)

    Which was the best individual season for a Packer WR?
    Take into account # catches, yards, TDs, avg per catch, and Wins-Losses that year.

    (Sterling had so many great years, I am leaving out his 18-TD season because he only had 1100 yards and averaged just 11 a catch, TE numbers)

    BEST SEASONS

    Sterling Sharpe, 1992
    108 catches
    1461 yards
    13.5 avg
    13 TDs

    Javon Walker, 2004
    89 catches
    1382 yards
    15.5 avg
    12 TDs

    Robert Brooks, 1995
    102 catches
    1497 yards
    14.7 avg
    13 TDs

    Antonio Freeman, 1998
    84 catches
    1424 yards
    17.0 avg
    14 TDs

    Donald Driver, 2006
    92 catches
    1295 yards
    14.1 avg
    8 TDs

    My point is, while I love Driver and he's really my favorite player on this team, I still am positive Sterling Sharpe was our best WR ever, and I think Robert Brooks was as good as Driver, better actually, but he just didn't last because he ripped his ACL early in 1996 dammit.

    James Lofton has 3 of our best 9 seasons ever- as far as yardage receiving goes. He didn't catch as many balls (different era), but he caught a lot of deep balls, big plays.

    Also, Greg Jennings really hasn't blown-up yet like I think he is capable of. But we have so much balance now so it might never happen. Same with Driver. He's had super longevity, and consistent good-greatness, but never any monster individual seasons.

    Give it up for Don Hutson in 1942 though. 17 TDs in 11 games and 110 yards per game.
    And Billy Howton in 1952, 17 TDs and 102.6 yards per game, in 12 games.

    Last thing I see that stands out, Keith Jackson the TE in 1996 with 10 TDs.
    Can J-Mike lead us to a Super Bowl with 10 TDs this year like that?

    Have a look deeper if you'd like. Green Bay Packers Single-season Receiving Register | Pro-Football-Reference.com
     
  2. PackersRS

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    Did you mistake Javon Walker with James Lofton?

    To me, Sterling. Best WR I've seen. Including Rice.
     
  3. 21dmvp21

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    too bad sterling's career was cut short or else he would be up there with rice. but DD has always been my favorite packers WR. he is just the ultimate gentlemen and all he cares about is a packers victory, not how many catches he has or TD's he has. he is the ultimate team guy and the ultimate packer. i really want him to get a ring.
     
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  4. FrankRizzo

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    I don't think so.... where?
     
  5. PackersRS

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    Best seasons. You put Walker's, you didn't Lofton's. But Lofton is on the voting, not Walker...
     
  6. The PowerOfCheese

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    Sharpe gets my vote although it was a tough choice between him and DD. DD is definitely my favorite current Packer followed close behind by Clay Matthews. I just love that guy.
     
  7. pluto

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    if lofton had played in a west coast offense he would have buried jerry rice numbers wise. lofton was incredible.
     
  8. FrankRizzo

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    I changed the question to favorite and I knew nobody would vote for Javon.

    Robert Brooks was Donald Driver before Driver..... little guy that could. He was just getting great, when his ACL ripped. That sucks. Both Sharpe and Brooks careers were cut way too short.
     
  9. Mr. StyleZ

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    Freeman had the best single season I think in '98. Lofton had some crazy season though in '83 and '84.

    Look at these stats..

    1983
    58 rec 22.4 yards/catch 1300 yds 8 TD's 81.3 yards/game

    1984
    62 rec 22.0 yards/catch 1361 yds 7 TD's 85.1 yards/game

    How many yards would he have totalled 100 catches per season like some of the other guys?

    If my math is right, he was on pace for... 2241 yds in 1983 and 2195 yds in 1984.
     

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