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What if another TE broke Gonzalez's reception record instead of Witten

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ringmaster, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    What if another TE like Gronkowski, Graham, or Davis broke Gonzalez's reception record instead of Witten how much press would it get?
  2. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it would matter. Tight ends, field goal kickers...its just not as attractive as the wide receiver, running back or quarterback position. Or even the sack record. Tight end will always be a afterthought. Or it may change with the way the tight end position is evolving.
  3. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    Perhaps AdamJT can assist with this answer as far as Witten targets compared to other TE's...
  4. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    If Gronkowski did it I could see it. Not so much with the others. It has to do with the year Gronk had last year and how poised the media is to anoint him the next great thing. I also happen to think he deserves it, but that is my AZ bias talking.
  5. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    I hate the Pats, but like Gronk. From the funny name down to the way he spikes the ball. It's like a perverted version of captain caveman.
  6. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    You don't potentially see Davis with a new QB in place also ? Not that I expect that at all however.

    Gronk won't do it because of the attention he gets.
    Graham has a shot too.
    I think the injury to Gronk this year hurts him a bit. I think even with injury Witten and Gonzo have been the most durable at the position ever.

    You know I don't care what the media says, I have two eyes and a better understanding of the game than most of those guys.
  7. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    It would get way more than Witten got. Especially if it was Gronk.

    Pats, Gronk and another opportunity to worship Tom Brady by the media would mean way more coverage.

    With Witten they would have to acknowledge a Cowboys great, and Romo his QB. This would pain them!

    When Witten is done he will be arguably the best TE in history.
  8. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    That's it you're in a minority when it comes to fans especially the casual ones because of your knowledge of the game.

    That being said Witten, and Gonzalez are two of the most durable at the position ever and I would hate to see Tony retire at the end of this season because he still has it even at the age of 36 as for Gronk he is the closest thing to Witten in terms of being a complete TE but injuries has slowed down a bit as you mentioned.
  9. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    Yeah you have a point there.
  10. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Agreed.

    This is a so so record at a very unsexy position. I'm not surprised there isn't much attention being paid.
  11. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    True Hos as I stated in a previous post that Gronk is the equivalent to Witten in terms of skill set.
  12. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    I do believe it would've gotten more press had Gronk did it the thing I notice is that no matter which position it is no Cowboys player even if he is one of the top players wouldn't be deemed worthy to other great players at their respective position.
  13. kmd24

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    Most people don't care. Few remember that Dallas Clark had a chance to tie the record in 2009. The Colts were 14-1, and Manning and Clark played one quarter during the regular season finale in snowy Buffalo. Clark had 7 catches when he sat down and needed just 3 to break the record.

    Clark played on a high profile team with the best record in the NFL, and he caught a lot of TD's (10). I don't recall it ever being mentioned during the broadcast, though they did talk about Clark getting to 100 receptions and mentioned that he was only the second TE to get to 100 behind Gonzales.

    Most people probably don't even know who held the record prior to Gonzales (Ben Coates with 96 in 1994).
  14. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Gronk is a BA. The Gronkspike is just too epic.
  15. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good history you have with the record but it about sums it up most people don't care about it.
  16. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    Calvin Johnson's record of 1,892 yds and is one pace for a 2,000 yd season, or Adrian Peterson's attempt at Dickerson's record is more significant in alot of people's eyes.
  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would say Peterson breaking Dickerson record. Reason they have not changed rules to make it easier on RB.
  18. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    I see what you're saying Dooms regarding the RB record it would be more impressive that's for sure.

    As for Calvin Johnson, and yes I agree that the league has made it easier for WRs regarding the rules he is that once in a lifetime talent at WR, and imho is a bigger, faster version of Jerry Rice and while his team isn't as good his record of 1,892 yds and is only 108 yds shy of 2,000 yds is just as impressive.
  19. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree it is impressive. I just think it is harder to accomplish what Peterson may end up doing. 1984 Dickerson put up 2,105 yards
  20. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    I agree you won't hear any arguements from me on this one.

    Do you see another WR breaking Johnson's record anytime soon?

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