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Count Zarth
07-14-2010, 10:22 PM
So I just got done watching the 72 and 73 Dolphins episodes of America's Game. There were some highlights of Paul Warfield, who is in the hall of fucking fame.

It's premature to compare Jamaal Charles to a hall of famer, but I couldn't help but notice some similarity in the way they both move and are built. Warfield was an inch taller and about 10 pounds lighter. Both are speed demons, obviously. Warfield actually played running back in college and ran track, like Charles.

In particular, the play at 1:30 just screams Jamaal Charles to me.

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Would Warfield have played running back in the pros had he not been drafted by the Browns, who had Jim Brown at the time, and gone to the Dolphins, who had the insane backfield of Mercury Morris, Jim Kiick and Larry Csonka?

Rain Man
07-14-2010, 10:32 PM
I'd kind of forgotten about Warfield. When I was a kid, he was the Michael Jordan of wide receivers. Any comparison of receivers started with, "After Warfield, who's the best receiver..."

Ebolapox
07-14-2010, 10:32 PM
maybe.

Count Zarth
07-14-2010, 10:35 PM
I'd kind of forgotten about Warfield. When I was a kid, he was the Michael Jordan of wide receivers. Any comparison of receivers started with, "After Warfield, who's the best receiver..."

If he hadn't played for two running teams, who knows what kind of stats he could've put up.

Did you know Art Modell traded Warfield for a first-round pick...and used it on this piece of crap? (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PhipMi00.htm)

Halfcan
07-14-2010, 10:38 PM
"hot to trot and too cool to catch"

Lol classic

Rain Man
07-14-2010, 10:43 PM
If he hadn't played for two running teams, who knows what kind of stats he could've put up.

Did you know Art Modell traded Warfield for a first-round pick...and used it on this piece of crap? (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PhipMi00.htm)

Warfield was traded before I was old enough to remember, but I do recall him being the #1 receiver on the Dolphins' Super Bowl teams. The trade worked out pretty well for him.

KCrockaholic
07-14-2010, 11:02 PM
The best always know how to run after the catch. They aren't always speed demons, but they have moves and field vision. Warfield was a speed demon with fantastic field vision.

beach tribe
07-15-2010, 11:10 AM
Honestly, I think JC, and Chris Johnson look extremely alike when they run. Seriously, look at them. They look like the same guy in different unis.

Count Zarth
07-15-2010, 11:23 AM
Chris Johnson always looks smaller to me.

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-15-2010, 11:36 AM
Chris Johnson always looks smaller to me.

Quit looking at his package then.

ClevelandBronco
07-15-2010, 11:36 AM
If he hadn't played for two running teams, who knows what kind of stats he could've put up.

Did you know Art Modell traded Warfield for a first-round pick...and used it on this piece of crap? (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/P/PhipMi00.htm)

Thanks for the fucking memories.

Goldmember
07-15-2010, 02:02 PM
If he hadn't played for two running teams, who knows what kind of stats he could've put up.

A lot of people said similar things about Otis Taylor. Len Dawson said they way under utilized him. Stram was a smart guy but not smart enough to use the best offensive weapon on the team. He would have blown away most receivers, even today.

orange
07-15-2010, 03:11 PM
You know, projecting out his first half-season as a starter, I bet Larry Johnson is going to kick all of Jim Brown's records to the curb.

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-16-2010, 12:24 PM
You know, projecting out his first half-season as a starter, I bet Larry Johnson is going to kick all of Jim Brown's records to the curb.

ROFL

RJ
07-16-2010, 12:52 PM
I'd kind of forgotten about Warfield. When I was a kid, he was the Michael Jordan of wide receivers. Any comparison of receivers started with, "After Warfield, who's the best receiver..."


He was my favorite receiver not named Otis Taylor. Really, really smooth.

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-16-2010, 02:58 PM
He was my favorite receiver not named Otis Taylor. Really, really smooth.

Eric Warfield?

greg63
07-16-2010, 05:34 PM
You're absolutely right! Completely premature.