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Old 02-28-2012, 02:28 AM   #1
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Default Mike Wallace vs. Yancy Thigpen

Who was better and why? It seems that some people are trying to rewrite history in here. For the people able to, please go back and look at the tape. I have. I clearly don't see how anyone can say Mike Wallace(right now) is better than the Yancy Thigpen of '94-'97.


Mike Wallace is better than Yancy Thigpen, the 2x ALL PRO? I have to hold back the "deep from my gut" laugh when I say that. Like I said before. No offense, but some people go to great lengths to save face and win an argument. On this one you should cut bait and try again.


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Old 02-28-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: Mike Wallace vs. Yancy Thigpen

Here you go... Oh, and I almost forgot: whatever. Glad to see you're losing so much sleep over this.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: Mike Wallace vs. Yancy Thigpen

The tape? This is a complete waste of time to do a comparsion. But I"m bored waiting for the market to open.

Wallaces stats blow him away, plus one all pro in 3 years

Wallaces: in only 3 years
171 receptions, 3206 yard, 24 td's in reg season. Add on another 144 yards rushing.

Thigpens: 6 years with the Steelers, plus 2 all pro in career and probably over 6-7 years to get the 2.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/...yancey-thigpen
6 years to get 3600 yards and 21 yards.
4 yards rushing in career

If you took Thigpens best 3 years over his entire career he only squeaks by Wallce in yardage and is still shot in TD's. YPC lower throughout Thigpens carreer.




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http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/...1/mike-wallace
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Bayz, where is the video? I live for that, lol
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I think 95 and 97 were thigpens best seasons out of his whole career? I liked the Dude but he was no game breaker like Wallace
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Exactly he had 2 good years and that was it. Took him 3 years to get going. Wallace came in and contributed right out of the gate.
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Default Re: Mike Wallace vs. Yancy Thigpen

Was Thigpen a better route runner? Yes, but when you run slower its easier to do the footwork. Did Thigpen have better hands?? Yes, but not by much.

Thigpen was not as good as Steve Largent and I bet if you ask any GM if they want a possession receiver like Steve Largent of a speedster like Mike Wallace.......32 out of 32 take Wallace.
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The tape? This is a complete waste of time to do a comparsion. But I"m bored waiting for the market to open.

Wallaces stats blow him away, plus one all pro in 3 years

Wallaces: in only 3 years
171 receptions, 3206 yard, 24 td's in reg season. Add on another 144 yards rushing.

Thigpens: 6 years with the Steelers, plus 2 all pro in career and probably over 6-7 years to get the 2.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/...yancey-thigpen
6 years to get 3600 yards and 21 yards.
4 yards rushing in career

If you took Thigpens best 3 years over his entire career he only squeaks by Wallce in yardage and is still shot in TD's. YPC lower throughout Thigpens carreer.




Wallaces stats:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/...1/mike-wallace
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i'd also like to add that thigpen was a part of some pretty phenominal offenses that werent run by a nimrod moron.

while bruce is enjoying "retirement" chan gailey is still head coaching in the NFL. ron erhardt had sb coordinating pedigree under the parcells coaching tree.

wasnt 94 the year barry foster lead the afc (and damn near the league) w/1600+ yds?

then we had bam morris and e. pegram.

o'donnell didnt take too many sacks and still has one of the historically best pass/interception ratios.

thigpen, charles johnson, andrae hastings, earne mills, courtney hawkins and kordell stewart... who the hell was one to cover?

just a shame eric green never fully reached his amazing potential or our offense woulda been completely deadly. thigpen was good, but would be no more than the #3 option in arians offense. wallace woulda been great on those teams and the sure fire #1.

also when one thinks of all pro wr's in the mid 90's they think of rice and irvin moreso than thigpen. whats his name for the bengals who was alongside darnay scott was better. so good i cant even remember his name off hand.
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