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Oakland Raiders Quarterback Superiority Means Receivers Catch The Ball

Honor Warren Wells TheTorch@dbintayaelSenior Writer IIJune 7, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26:  Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey #12 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown with Robert Gallery #76 against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Who throws the ball?  Who caught the football?  The answers to the two questions are connected. This article is inspired by an article on the greatness of Daryle Lamonica. I agree he is and was great.  The reports on determining what makes a quarterback great are somewhat incomplete, in this writer's opinion.  Here is the article link.

For some time now, this writer has been concerned about articles that uplift the image of the great quarterbacks, with minimal reference to those who caught the football that the quarterback threw.

How can a quarterback be classified as great without a sufficient amount of credit being given to those who catch the balls he throws?

After all, the officials and fans bash a quarterback if he has too many incomplete passes.  Isn't it true that it takes two to tango?

A good quarterback needs a good wide receiver or someone to catch that ball the quarterback releases as a powerful projectile moving in a path across the playing field.

A recent article mentioned a portion of Daryle Lamonica's great career.  It did not make complete reference to those who helped make his career as a quarterback so great.

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It just seems like an incomplete study when you praise one player in a partnership, and omit the well-deserved praise due to others who have helped make the quarterback's career outstanding, spanning his entire career.

It's about time we get to the nuts and bolts of analysis. Coaches are great because players make them great. Quarterbacks are great because receivers catch the balls successfully and run toward the end zone.

What do you think? Who knows? If the media would give a complete and balanced account of great quarterbacks, then they should always mention those players who helped make these men great at every stage of their career.

Is there anyone else concerned about balanced and complete reporting about the history of the Oakland Raiders and other teams and players?

Go Raiders! Let's tell the truth and the whole truth, so help us...

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