How good was Al Toon?

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  1. BrowningNagle

    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

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    do you have ties to Syracuse U or something? its no disrespect but I don't see how anyone could describe Rob Moore has having unbelievable talent. I mean, I liked the guy here, but he wasn't unbelievable or anything. He wasn't even close to his teammate Al Toon in terms of talent. Maybe its a syracuse connection or maybe its nostalgia
     
  2. KurtTheJetsFan

    KurtTheJetsFan Well-Known Member

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    Goodness no.I grew up a Uconn basketball fan anything orange makes me cringe.Dont follow it much anymore since Uconn’s recruiting violations. Too many bandwagon Patriot fans around here who use the same excuses for uconn. I know full well those national titles are all tainted..no hiding from it.

    Moore had good size,was very smooth in his route running & body control.Just a really fluid athlete all around.No doubt Toon was more of a physical freak but despite the lousy Rosters this was a rare time in jets history when offensive skill was a strength
     
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  3. sec314

    sec314 Well-Known Member

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    Great receiver, # 3 behind Maynard and Wesley Walker. Because of his height he could really go up and get the ball but the problem was Kenny O'Brien got him killed by doing so. Took some real big hits and until this day, he's not the same person due to concussions. Real sad. But he was awesome
     
  4. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    I don't consider him behind Maynard or Wesley, all three were exceptional. I pretty much consider it a great historic offensive hat trick at WR.
     
  5. sec314

    sec314 Well-Known Member

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    Wesley played 13 years and Toon 8 so I give to Walker based on that. U r correct 3 great jet receivers
     
  6. LF911SC

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    Hard to beat Wesleys 19.0 yards per catch over his career. Amazing number when you think about it.
     
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    He was no Andre Reed but was def a top 5 WR in that era.
     
  8. sec314

    sec314 Well-Known Member

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    He did not have Kelly throwing to him either
     
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    Dierking Well-Known Member

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    With one eye tied behind his back
     
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  10. LF911SC

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    Different types of WR but Walker was better than Reed. More dangerous with a 13 per to 19 for Walker. Thats with Kelly vs Jets QBs.

    Both really good and I would kill for either today
     
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  11. forevercursed

    forevercursed Well-Known Member

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    Shame about Toon. If he had more luck injury wise he would've been a 700+ catch guy easily.
     
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  12. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Watching Wesley Walker get a bead on the ball and catch it in full stride over his opposite shoulder was amazing to witness. He was not easy to defend.
     
  13. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    I'm surprised you didn't bring up Don Beebe. But ya still lost.
     
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  14. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Very easily.
     

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