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SteelerEmpire
09-30-2009, 12:35 AM
QUOTE (from archives): For nine seasons there was simply no such thing as a Lynn Swann-dropped pass. “I don’t care if they only throw one pass to me the whole game,” Swann once said. “I’ll make sure that I catch that one.” And as his legions of fans can attest, when he made one of his trademark spectacular game-winning catches, it was a thing of beauty. He was an impact player whose exciting play and career achievements earned him rave reviews and a permanent place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
LYNN SWANN Wide Receiver
Swann, Lynn Curtis 5-11, 180 College: USC High School: Serra [Foster City, CA]
Born: March 7, 1952, Alcoa, TN
Drafted: 1974 Round 1 Pitt
Swann NEVER fumbled the ball his ENTIRE TIME with the Steelers...
He was considered the best WR of his time....
Swann retired from the NFL at only the age of 30.... and STILL made the Hall of Fame....
He is considered THE MOST RELIABLE RECEIVER OF ALL TIME.....
What can our WR's learn from this guy ???????
Oh yea.....also.... considered the best BIG GAME Receiver of all time....
With so many dropped passes witnesses by Holmes, Sweed (and yes, even a few by Ward) its sometimes good to go back and compare (when CB's could bump a receiver ANYWHERE on the field- WAY after 5 yrds....) what was accomplished when things were "A LOT " tougher..... :tt03::tt03::tt03:

If only we had a couple of Receivers like this right about now..... Swann was (and still is) a measure of as close as you can get to perfection at WR....... if only he would not have retired at 30... who knows....

MACH1
09-30-2009, 12:56 AM
:yawn:

Preacher
09-30-2009, 02:08 AM
Swann NEVER fumbled the ball his ENTIRE TIME with the Steelers...
....

Really?

First year, 5 fumbles
Second year 4 fumbles
third year 0 fumbles
fourth year 1 fumble
eighth year 1 fumble

For a total of 11 fumbles in a 115 games played for an average of 1 fumble every 10 games.
Also, he touched the football only 411 times in his career, which averages out to one fumble every 37.36 touches.
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SwanLy00.htm

By comparison, Homes has 257 touches also has 11 fumbles, for an average of 23.36 touches per fumble.

Hines Ward has 818 touches... ONLY 11 FUMBLES, for an average of 80.27 touches per fumble (MUCH BETTER than Swan when it comes to fumbling.

So in all honestly, if one could look ahead, when it comes to fumbling, Swan could have learned a few lessons from Ward.

MattsMe
09-30-2009, 02:28 AM
Dang it Preacher. The grass is always greener on the other side of memory's fence. Why must you ruin it with facts and reality? :doh::chuckle:

fansince'76
09-30-2009, 07:50 AM
The grass is always greener on the other side of memory's fence.

Yeah! Like when Da Bus would drag 15 defenders on his back for 8+ yards on every carry!

SteelMember
09-30-2009, 08:10 AM
Yeah! Like when Da Bus would drag 15 defenders on his back for 8+ yards on every carry!

I love that play. I wish Arians would call that more. :chuckle:

stlrtruck
09-30-2009, 08:22 AM
Yeah! Like when Da Bus would drag 15 defenders on his back for 8+ yards on every carry!

Look, if you're going to call out these facts, please get them straight.

It was 20 defenders, plus the head coach, plus the refs, and it was 12+ yards on every carry!

I really despise people that can't use statistics properly! :flap:

xfl2001fan
09-30-2009, 08:24 AM
That's why you need to fire Arians, trade/cut FWP and Mendenhall and bring back Kuhn!

SteelerEmpire
09-30-2009, 09:17 AM
Really?

First year, 5 fumbles
Second year 4 fumbles
third year 0 fumbles
fourth year 1 fumble
eighth year 1 fumble

For a total of 11 fumbles in a 115 games played for an average of 1 fumble every 10 games.
Also, he touched the football only 411 times in his career, which averages out to one fumble every 37.36 touches.
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SwanLy00.htm

By comparison, Homes has 257 touches also has 11 fumbles, for an average of 23.36 touches per fumble.

Hines Ward has 818 touches... ONLY 11 FUMBLES, for an average of 80.27 touches per fumble (MUCH BETTER than Swan when it comes to fumbling.

So in all honestly, if one could look ahead, when it comes to fumbling, Swan could have learned a few lessons from Ward.

CORRECTION:
Ha Ha.... my bad... apparently I was looking at the wrong stat column when I was examining... :sofunny: But I think the wearing of those gloves by WR's today is part of the problems responsible with so many dropped balls..... Swanny was ol' reliable here...

SteelMember
09-30-2009, 10:19 AM
CORRECTION:
Ha Ha.... my bad... apparently I was looking at the wrong stat column when I was examining... :sofunny:

Any more drops like this, and you will be cut.

memphissteelergirl
09-30-2009, 10:52 AM
Look, if you're going to call out these facts, please get them straight.

It was 20 defenders, plus the head coach, plus the refs, and it was 12+ yards on every carry!

I really despise people that can't use statistics properly! :flap:

:laughing::laughing::laughing:

revefsreleets
09-30-2009, 10:52 AM
Hmmmmm....what are Sweeds percentages like? Thrown to 5 times, dropped 2? Something like that?

Preacher
09-30-2009, 01:30 PM
CORRECTION:
Ha Ha.... my bad... apparently I was looking at the wrong stat column when I was examining... :sofunny: But I think the wearing of those gloves by WR's today is part of the problems responsible with so many dropped balls..... Swanny was ol' reliable here...

No problem! Actually, I was really shocked to see how much Swann really DIDN'T touch the ball. Ward has twice as many touches as him. Wow.

AllD
09-30-2009, 02:50 PM
Many of Swann's catches were so impossible that the fact that he caught the ball had a lot of impact. Some of them were acrobatic, many changed the momentum of the game or put it away.

Swann's career ended early because he had too many concussions since he was targeted. Probably the most graceful receiver with soft hands that I ever saw.

And Stallworth was his perfect complement. Don't forget when Swann was knocked out of the 79' SB that Stallworth finished off the Rams.

MattsMe
10-01-2009, 12:20 PM
Hmmmmm....what are Sweeds percentages like? Thrown to 5 times, dropped 2? Something like that?

Actually I think it's the other way around. Thrown to 2 times, dropped 5.