Career Receiving Numbers Translated to the 2012 Passing Environment

March 6, 2013 Receiving

I’ve written several posts about how to grade wide receivers and did a three-part series on one ranking system two weeks ago. Grading wide receivers requires one to adjust for era, but there are many different ways to do that. Calvin Johnson caught 122 passes last year for 1,964 yards and five touchdowns. In 1973, […]

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The Greatest Wide Receivers Ever Version 2.0: Part III – Career Rankings

February 20, 2013 G.O.A.T.

On Monday, I explained my methodology for ranking every wide receiver in football history, and yesterday, I presented a list of the best single seasons of all time. Today the career list of the top 150 wide receivers. As usual, I implemented a 100/95/90 formula, giving a player credit for 100% of his production in […]

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The Greatest Wide Receivers Ever Version 2.0: Part II – Single season leaders

February 19, 2013 G.O.A.T.

Yesterday, I explained my methodology for ranking every wide receiver in football history. Today I’m going to present a list of single-season leaders, which presents some problems. I think the method I described yesterday does a good job adjusting for era, as receivers are only given credit for their yards above the baseline, which is […]

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The Greatest Wide Receivers Ever Version 2.0: Part I – Methodology

February 18, 2013 G.O.A.T.

Regular readers know that one of my projects this off-season is to come up with a better way to grade wide receivers. I first attempted to rank every wide receiver four years ago. That study, which I will reproduce this week, has some positives and negatives. My goal is to eventually come up with four […]

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