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jidar
09-12-2005, 12:03 PM
Pardon my ignorance, even though I'm not new to the game I never did figure this one out. What the hell is everyone talking about?

Mr. Laz
09-12-2005, 12:04 PM
a receiver who specializes in running shorter routes and getting 1st downs instead of going deep for the long touchdown passes.

1st downs = keeping possession


usually a guy gets labeled that because he doesn't have quite enough speed to regularly get behind the cornerbacks and safeties, so he works in front of them.

Dartgod
09-12-2005, 12:04 PM
Randy Moss, Michael Irvin, Tamarick Vanover....you know, guys who are "holding"...

Dartgod
09-12-2005, 12:05 PM
a receiver who specializes in running shorter routes and getting 1st downs instead of going deep for the long touchdown passings.
Well yeah, that too.

Phobia
09-12-2005, 12:05 PM
Possession receiver is a guy who isn't flashy and doesn't have great speed. Nobody wants him on their fantasy team, but every head coach wants one. But he's the guy who runs good routes and will catch the ball when it's thrown his way.

Goapics1
09-12-2005, 12:05 PM
a receiver who specializes in running shorter routes and getting 1st downs instead of going deep for the long touchdown passings.
also, receivers who are slow (Keyshawn Johnson).

Mile High Mania
09-12-2005, 12:06 PM
It's a receiver that maintains possession of the ball... yesterday, Lelie was not a possession receiver.

Gaz
09-12-2005, 12:07 PM
Good hands, as opposed to speed. Guile over raw athletic ability. A possession receiver is what guys can become when they have lost the speed of their youth.

Get open, make the catch, first down.

xoxo~
Gaz
Lacking both guile and raw athletic ability.

Dartgod
09-12-2005, 12:10 PM
Possession Receiver = The white guy

shakesthecat
09-12-2005, 12:10 PM
It's a receiver that maintains possession of the ball... yesterday, Lelie was not a possession receiver.

I was going to say the same thing about Laverneus Coles, but either one works.

Goapics1
09-12-2005, 12:12 PM
Possession Receiver = The white guy
I believe Brandon Stokely and Drew Bennett would differ with you................

ptlyon
09-12-2005, 12:13 PM
It appears with the responses to this then I would be a "possession drinker".

el borracho
09-12-2005, 12:24 PM
Great hands, average speed.

Spicy McHaggis
09-12-2005, 12:26 PM
Meshawn Johnson.

Amnorix
09-12-2005, 12:39 PM
Troy Brown and Wayne Chrebet. No doubt there are others, but for the next 40 years, those two guys are probably the ones that will pop into my head.

chagrin
09-12-2005, 12:42 PM
I believe Brandon Stokely and Drew Bennett would differ with you................


Both of those dudes are going to hace to get more than 1 1000 yard season under there belts before they can jump over that level

HolmeZz
09-12-2005, 12:43 PM
Coles is usually a possession receiver, though he dropped that gimme TD yesterday. He has speed though. The definitions vary.

Braincase
09-12-2005, 12:44 PM
That wold be Randy Moss when he gets busted for possession.

Amnorix
09-12-2005, 12:49 PM
Coles is usually a possession receiver, though he dropped that gimme TD yesterday. He has speed though. The definitions vary.

I really, really don't think of Coles as a possession guy. Not that he's an amazing burner, either, but he's got too much speed, and his hands aren't great enough, to be what I would consider a possession guy.

Iowanian
09-12-2005, 12:56 PM
Kevin Lockett.....Chris Horn this year.

He's the guy you don't have on your FFB team, that the QB wants to throw the ball to, in traffic on 3rd and 5..and know he'll catch it, and hold it when hit.

He's the guy whose stats are usually 5-38yds

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-12-2005, 01:36 PM
Possession Receiver = The white guy
ROFL









...and Eddie Kennison

JimNasium
09-12-2005, 01:42 PM
Possession receivers are also good at fronting the defender and must be able to take the big hit. Jerry Rice was a possession receiver that could take it to the house.

Dartgod
09-12-2005, 01:43 PM
Steve Largent always comes to mind when I think of a possession receiver. Hence, the white guy comment from me earlier.

Rain Man
09-12-2005, 02:00 PM
Possession receiver = slow receiver, but can catch.

Pitt Gorilla
09-12-2005, 02:06 PM
Gonzalez. He's the guy that will go over the middle and take the hits while catching the ball for a first down.

HolmeZz
09-12-2005, 05:46 PM
I really, really don't think of Coles as a possession guy. Not that he's an amazing burner, either, but he's got too much speed, and his hands aren't great enough, to be what I would consider a possession guy.

He's always had pretty good hands, IMO. I've seen him hold on to a few catches after getting absolutely annihilated going over the middle too. ROFL