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September 12, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Fitzgerald is certainly one of the best. It is hard to tell though because he will probably never put up the numbers that Rice, Moss, or T.O. have because he is on a weak offensive team.

That being said I think a lot of people put him up at the top for that reason. Look at all he has done with QBs that are backups at best. Not to mention he is the lone target on this team which typically means he gets double coverage. It would be crazy to see what numbers he put up if he was on a great passing team.
September 12, 2012  12:26 PM ET

the short answer is no, but that's not his fault.

September 12, 2012  01:50 PM ET

Nope. The easy pick is Rice, and I think you have a hard time straying away from that. Yeah he had Montana, but thats part of it isnt it? I mean in a perfect world, Issac Bruce would have had Brett Favre instead of Chris Miller and Tony Banks most of his career. In the end Fitz is a great WR, probably top 5, but not at the level of Rice.

September 12, 2012  02:22 PM ET
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the short answer is no, but that's not his fault.

on second thought...it is his fault for signing a contract thru the 2018 season with a lousy team.

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September 12, 2012  05:37 PM ET

MArvin Harrison wasn't too shabby.... just saying! for his size!

September 12, 2012  09:31 PM ET

Rice has the overall numbers, combined with the rings.

September 12, 2012  10:57 PM ET

potentially? A question never answered

September 12, 2012  11:02 PM ET
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potentially? A question never answered

Didn't finish.

Statistically, not close.

Success, nope.

For those facts, it would be ridiculous to consider him the best ever. But who knows how good he would be with Bradchaw, Montana, Young or Farvra throwing him the ball

September 12, 2012  11:50 PM ET

Right now Megatron has to be #1 with Andre Johnson and Fitzgerald vying for second place IMO.

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September 13, 2012  12:22 AM ET
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No. CJ is the best.

Agreed Megatron is Calvin Johnson or CJ if that's what you mean, with AJ and LF running a close 2nd IMO, when healthy of course.

September 13, 2012  10:37 AM ET

I'd love to see Fitzgerald on a team with a quaterback so him and Calvin Johnson could go head to head in stats.

The fact of the matter is that if Belichick were playing the Lions then he would claim that Megatron is the best WR. He loves building up the other team.

September 13, 2012  12:39 PM ET
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When healthy, Andre Johnson is also in the discussion.

Andre Johnson is head and shoulders over the others when healthy.

September 14, 2012  01:29 PM ET
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I'd love to see Fitzgerald on a team with a quaterback so him and Calvin Johnson could go head to head in stats. The fact of the matter is that if Belichick were playing the Lions then he would claim that Megatron is the best WR. He loves building up the other team.

Yeah, he's notorious for doing that even against the worst opponents. Smart though because when you talk smack, it usually backfires.

September 14, 2012  02:09 PM ET
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on second thought...it is his fault for signing a contract thru the 2018 season with a lousy team.

2018!!! What the h ll was he thinking????????

September 14, 2012  05:13 PM ET
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I'd love to see Fitzgerald on a team with a quaterback so him and Calvin Johnson could go head to head in stats. The fact of the matter is that if Belichick were playing the Lions then he would claim that Megatron is the best WR. He loves building up the other team.

Stats are overrated besides right now Wes Welker is the current WR stat king. Most catches and second in total receiving yards and receiving yards per game.

Besides in the past you have a valid point to compare against (it should be recent enough), and the Cards were 2 minutes from winning the Super Bowl.

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September 14, 2012  05:20 PM ET
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we'll see how larry does up here in new england this weekend !..........last time they were here it was a ''one-sided'' game,......can't wait !

Careful what you wish for........... Haha

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