Superstar Wide Receivers

By now, you’ve seen where Antonio Brown moved to the Raiders, while Odell Beckham JR is now going to be playing NFL football on Lake Erie. As is typical of sports media, they are making huge deals out of these moves. It even briefly overshadowed analysis of future Hall of Famer Kyler Murray and anything LeBron James did.

What does it really mean? It means very good football players are moving to teams that lets say, have underachieved. It also places a great deal of pressure on the quarterback of the teams.

We at BSP have no problem with the trades. We have no problem with the teams making the trades. We do have a problem thinking these players are huge difference makers, and we think that it’s not as big a deal as it’s being made to be.

One wide receiver has been named NFL MVP, and it’s the greatest football player of all time, Jerry Rice. We see wide receivers like Super Bowl MVP’s Deion Branch, Julian Edelman and Santonio Holmes. We realize although they were very good players, they aren’t top tier wide receivers. Of the last five Super Bowl champions, only Edelman and Alston Jeffery rate as All-Pro caliber WRs and that’s clearly debatable. Jeffery is awesome when he isn’t hurt, but he’s hurt a lot.

Ease off giving the teams trading these players the grief they’ve gotten from sports media. The Giants were terrible when they were paying Beckham $17M/year. The Steelers won a game they had to win at the end of the season without AB. Both will continue on.

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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