View Full Version : Chiefs 5 best WR's ever
06-04-2001, 08:27 PM
I can come up with Otis Taylor, Carlos Carson, and J.T. Smith. Then it really drops off. Who am I omitting?
TG (i know he's a TE, but plays like a WR)
06-04-2001, 08:39 PM
If you are looking to name the top five receivers you have to include Chris Burford who played for the Chiefs from 1960-1967 out of Stanford.
06-04-2001, 08:43 PM
1. Otis Taylor - no questions
2. Chris Burford - have I said I like the oldtimers?
3. Carlos Carson
4. Henry Marshall
5. Stephone Paige
K.C. really hasn't been blessed with an overabundance of wide receivers, have they? Most are steady but unspectacular.
06-05-2001, 06:53 AM
1. Otis Taylor—Enough said.
2. Buford—Never saw him play, but my grandfather told me stories.
3. Stephon Paige—I still remember his 300+ yard receiving game. Watched it from the upper section of the endzone.
4. Derrick Alexander—Hasn't been with the team long, but if he stays healthy could be one of the Chiefs leaders in reception yardage.
5. Carlos Carson—One of my favorite ex-Chiefs. Not flashy, but very solid.
~~Would be happy with any of these 5 on my team.
06-05-2001, 07:44 AM
1. Otis Taylor, under used
2. Derrick Alexander put him this high because of past couple of years and he has more talent than the rest.
3. Carlos Carson played on terrible teams.
4. Stephone Paige
5. Chris Burford not flashy but consistent
06-05-2001, 09:03 AM
During the strike year (1994?) linebacker Jack Del Rio , et al were picketing near the Chiefs offices. Otis Taylor was a scout for the chiefs & was escorting a prospect up the steps when Del Rio threw Otis down & roughed him up a bit.The Chiefs cut Del Rio as soon as they were able under strike conditions. You don't mess with a chief's legend & certainly not on chiefs property.
06-05-2001, 09:12 AM
Even though the top five are covered well in this thread, I'll go with Willie Davis grabbing the winning TD pass in the MNF win over Denver. :D
There is only ONE KC receiver on my list:
1. #89 Otis Taylor
The most "Flashy" receiver was
#17 Elmo Wright... I loved his dance!
06-05-2001, 10:26 AM
1. Otis Taylor - the best Chief WR ever
2. Carlos Carson - Great hands and speed combo
3. Chris Burford - played with more heart than ability
4. Henry Marshall - Mr. Consistency during an absolutley horrid era of Chiefs football
5. Derrick Alexander - Can't argue his numbers, but it was a toss up btw. he and JT Smith
Stephon Paige had one great year for the Chiefs (300 yd receiving day). He amounted to squat after he left the team.
06-05-2001, 10:35 AM
I notice noone mentioned
these guys have to be on the list :rolleyes:
06-05-2001, 10:40 AM
and....in honour of Packfan
~can't remember back very far :D
06-05-2001, 10:50 AM
While I respect your opinion, you might wanna check out http://www.kcchiefs.com/rosters_stats/records.asp?id=5.
As you can see, Stephon ranks very high among the Chiefs all-time greats (BTW, last year's stats aren't on there yet) in almost every statistical category.
I also noticed a name on the above page I'd forgot ... Emile Harry. How could I forget him? :rolleyes:
Just trying to help ...
~~Still likes Stephon.
06-05-2001, 11:12 AM
Believe me Mark, I was a big fan of Stephon's when he was with the Chiefs. I never forgave him for bolting from the Chiefs. While every man has his right to earn his pay day, I just held the grudge when he left. His numbers over his career were very good. He had a career day in 1985, and flourished under Steve DeBerg in 1990. I just have a hard time puting him up there with the other receivers I've mentioned. If he had left under any other circumstances, I would have had him as the #4/5.
BTW - who could forget Emile Harry, as well as the long-standing member of the Red & Gold - Brett Perriman
~hates that he carries silly little grudges
06-05-2001, 01:04 PM
Agreed. I, too, was po'd when he left. I guess I just don't hold a grudge as long as I should! ;)
Well ... with the exception of Harvey Williams, Albert Lewis and all of the other pieces of sh!t that left KC for the tRaiders. They can all rot in football hell!
~~Has he ever said how much he hates the Raiders?
06-05-2001, 06:17 PM
How could you guys possibly forget Spiderman?
06-05-2001, 06:31 PM
My cult-like following only goes back ten years so I'm limited in my opinion.
I think our current group DA, SLY and GONZO are the best we've ever had. KC hasn't exactly been too plentifull in the WR area.
If I had to go back within my knowlage - JJ Birden and Willie Davis. Yikes, thats kinda sad.
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