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Rams, WRs, and History

I was just thinking today about our receiving corps and how it lacks a true big #1 wide receiver.  Then I thought about Pat Shurmer's history with the Eagles and how they've never really had a big #1 receiver and have been very successful with the smaller receivers, just like what we have.  After the jump is every Eagle that had at least 15 receptions in a season and their height and weight.

 

2001






James Thrash 63 833 13.2 8 WR 6'0'' 200
Duce Staley 63 626 9.94 2 RB 5'11'' 217
Todd Pinkston 42 586 14 4 WR 6'2'' 172
Chad Lewis 41 422 10.3 6 TE 6'6'' 252
Cecil Martin 24 124 5.17 2 FB 6'0'' 235
Freddie Mitchell 21 283 13.5 1 WR 5'11'' 184
Corell Buckhalter 13 130 10 0 RB 6'0'' 222
Brian Mitchell 6 122 20.3 0 RB 5'10'' 222
Dameane Douglas 5 77 15.4 2 WR 6'0'' 195
Jeff Thomason 5 33 6.6 0 TE 6'5'' 255
Tony Stewart 5 52 10.4 1 TE 6'5 245
Gari Scott  2 26 13 0 WR 6'0'' 191
Jamie Reader 2 14 7 0 FB 6'0'' 238
Mike Bartrum 1 4 4 1 TE 6'4'' 245








2002






Todd Pinkston 60 798 13.3 7 WR 6'2'' 172
James Thrash 52 635 12.2 6 WR 6'0'' 200
Duce Staley 51 541 10.6 3 RB 5'11'' 217
Antonio Freeman 46 600 13 4 WR 6'1'' 198
Chad Lewis 42 398 9.48 3 TE 6'6'' 252
Dorsey Levens 19 124 6.53 1 RB 6'1'' 229
Cecil Martin 15 126 8.4 0 FB 6'0'' 235
Freddie Mitchell 12 105 8.75 0 WR 5'11'' 184
Jeff Thomason 10 128 12.8 2 TE 6'5'' 255
Brian Westbrook 9 86 9.56 0 RB 5'8'' 200
Mike Bartrum 1 8 8 0 TE 6'4'' 245








2003






James Thrash 49 558 11.4 1 WR 6'0'' 200
Brian Westbrook 37 332 8.97 4 RB 5'8'' 200
Todd Pinkston 36 575 16 2 WR 6'2'' 172
Duce Staley 36 382 10.6 2 RB 5'11'' 217
Freddie Mitchell 35 498 14.2 2 WR 5'11'' 184
LJ Smith 27 321 11.9 1 TE 6'3'' 258
Chad Lewis 23 293 12.7 1 TE 6'6'' 252
Jon Ritchie 17 86 5.06 3 FB 6'1'' 249
Correll Buckhalter 10 133 13.3 1 RB 6'0'' 222
Greg Lewis 6 95 15.8 0 WR 6'0'' 180
Billy McMullen 1 2 2 0 WR 6'4'' 210
Reno Mahe 1 5 5 0 RB 5'10'' 195








2004






Terrell Owens 77 1200 15.6 14 WR 6'3'' 223
Brian Westbrook 73 703 9.63 6 RB 5'8'' 200
Todd Pinkston 36 676 18.8 1 WR 6'2'' 172
LJ Smith 34 377 11.1 5 TE 6'3'' 258
Chad Lewis 29 267 9.21 3 TE 6'6'' 252
Freddie Mitchell 22 377 17.1 2 WR 5'11'' 184
Greg Lewis 17 183 10.8 0 WR 6'0'' 180








2005






LJ Smith 61 682 11.2 3 TE 6'3'' 258
Brian Westbrook 61 616 10.1 4 RB 5'8'' 200
Greg Lewis 48 561 11.7 1 WR 6'0'' 180
Terrell Owens 47 763 16.2 6 WR 6'3'' 223
Reggie Brown 43 571 13.3 4 WR 6'2'' 195
Billy McMullen 18 268 14.9 1 WR 6'4'' 210








2006






Brian Westbrook 77 699 9.08 4 RB 5'8'' 200
LJ Smith 50 611 12.2 5 TE 6'3'' 258
Reggie Brown 46 816 17.7 8 WR 6'2'' 195
Donte' Stallworth 38 725 19.1 5 WR 6'0'' 197
Greg Lewis 24 348 14.5 2 WR 6'0'' 180
Correll Buckhalter 24 256 10.7 1 RB 6'0'' 222
Hank Baskett 22 464 21.1 2 WR 6'4'' 220
Matt Schobel 14 214 15.3 2 TE 6'5'' 260








2007






Brian Westbrook 90 771 8.57 5 RB 5'8'' 200
Kevin Curtis 77 1110 14.4 6 WR 5'11'' 186
Reggie Brown 61 780 12.8 4 WR 6'2'' 195
Jason Avant 23 267 11.6 2 WR 6'0'' 212
LJ Smith 22 236 10.7 1 TE 6'3'' 258
Hank Baskett 16 142 8.88 1 WR 6'4'' 220
Brent Celek 16 178 11.1 1 TE 6'4'' 255
Greg Lewis 13 265 20.4 3 WR 6'0'' 180








2008






DeSean Jackson 62 912 14.7 2 WR 5'10'' 175
Brian Westbrook 54 402 7.44 5 RB 5'8'' 200
LJ Smith 37 298 8.05 3 TE 6'3'' 258
Kevin Curtis 33 390 11.8 2 WR 5'11'' 186
Hank Baskett 33 440 13.3 3 WR 6'4'' 220
Jason Avant 32 377 11.8 2 WR 6'0'' 212
Brent Celek 27 318 11.8 1 TE 6'4'' 255
Correll Buckhalter 26 324 12.5 2 RB 6'0'' 222
Greg Lewis 19 247 13 1 WR 6'0'' 180
Reggie Brown 18 252 14 1 WR 6'2'' 195








2009






Brent Celek 76 971 12.8 8 TE 6'4'' 255
DeSean Jackson 63 1167 18.5 9 WR 5'10'' 175
Jeremy Maclin 55 762 13.9 4 WR 6'0'' 200
Jason Avant 41 587 14.3 3 WR 6'0'' 212
LeSean McCoy 40 308 7.7 0 RB 5'10'' 215
Brian Westbrook 25 181 7.24 1 RB 5'8'' 200
Leonard Weaver 15 140 9.33 2 FB 6'0'' 251
Reggie Brown 9 155 17.2 0 WR 6'2'' 195
Kevin Curtis 6 77 12.8 0 WR 5'11'' 186








2009 Rams






Steven Jackson 51 322 6.31 0 RB 6'3'' 229
Donnie Avery 47 589 12.5 5 WR 5'11'' 186
Danny Amendola 43 326 7.58 1 WR 5'11'' 183
Brandon Gibson 34 348 10.2 1 WR 6'0'' 210
Randy McMichael 34 332 9.76 1 TE 6'3'' 250
Keenan Burton 25 253 10.1 0 WR 6'0'' 206
Daniel Fells 21 273 13 3 TE 6'4'' 272
Kenneth Darby 18 96 5.33 0 RB 5'10'' 219
Laurent Robinson 13 167 12.8 1 WR 6'2'' 200
Billy Bajema 8 94 11.8 0 TE 6'4'' 259
Ruvell Martin 6 99 16.5 0 WR 6'4'' 217
Mike Karney 6 16 2.67 0 FB 5'11'' 254
Samkon Gado 3 25 8.33 0 RB 5'11'' 210
Jordan Kent 1 5 5 0 WR 6'4'' 219
Tim Carter 1 6 6 0 WR 6'0'' 200
Chris Ogbonnaya 1 19 19 0 RB 6'0'' 220

 

So as you can see, the Eagles never really had a big #1 receiver that they used, other than TO. They had the occasional big guy but they were never really big contributors.  Todd Pinkston has comparable size to Laurent Robinson, and all the other one's are about the size of Brandon Gibson or Brooks Foster.  So I'm not sure we'll ever get that #1 WR.  I think it would help greatly, but if we are in fact running the Eagles offense we may not feel we need one, of course we are running a lot more than the Eagles did.  A TE could be an addition we make since the Eagles utilize TEs a lot, hopefully we already have that in Onubon.  We'll have to see if our offense starts to resemble the Eagles more now that we have Sam Bradford and a strong O-line.  Our passing patterns are similar so maybe we can just become as successful as them.

 

2009 Rams Rec Yds Avg TD Pos Ht Wt 2007 Eagles
Rec Yds Avg TD Pos Ht Wt
Steven Jackson 51 322 6.31 0 RB 6'3'' 229 Brian Westbrook 90 771 8.6 5 RB 5'8'' 200
Donnie Avery 47 589 12.5 5 WR 5'11'' 186 Kevin Curtis 77 1110 14.4 6 WR 5'11'' 186
Danny Amendola 43 326 7.58 1 WR 5'11'' 183 Reggie Brown 61 780 12.8 4 WR 6'2'' 195
Brandon Gibson 34 348 10.2 1 WR 6'0'' 210 Jason Avant 23 267 11.6 2 WR 6'0'' 212
Randy McMichael 34 332 9.76 1 TE 6'3'' 250 LJ Smith 22 236 10.7 1 TE 6'3'' 258
Keenan Burton 25 253 10.1 0 WR 6'0'' 206 Hank Baskett 16 142 8.9 1 WR 6'4'' 220
Daniel Fells 21 273 13 3 TE 6'4'' 272 Brent Celek 16 178 11.1 1 TE 6'4'' 255
Laurent Robinson 13 167 12.8 1 WR 6'2'' 200 Greg Lewis 13 265 20.4 3 WR 6'0'' 180

 

Both teams had RBs lead the team in receiving, 3 receivers after that were about proportionate although the Eagles were all better, then came TE, WR, TE, WR who all had very similar stats.  We also had similar rushing attempts in those years, although 50 rushing attempts were from Donovan McNabb.  I think we are definitely headed in the right direction and have a built a WR corps very similar in stature to that of the last decade of Eagles teams who have been very successful.  A TE and backup RB could be the only missing pieces next year, and maybe only backup RB.

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