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    SI Ranks top 10 TEs of all time



    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mul...content.1.html

    Hopefully I pasted the link correctly...if not its on the CNNSI NFL front page. Interesting the affiliation that some of these greats have had with the Ravens.




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    Re: SI Ranks top 10 TEs of all time

    Pretty good list. I agree with Mackey as the all-time best. I would have placed Winslow as #2, and raised Gonzalez a few notches, and Bavarro would not make the list (He was not as good as our Todd Heap).





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    Re: SI Ranks top 10 TEs of all time

    Was Casper really better than Ozzie? Somehow I doubt that. I'd put Casper below Newsome, and I dunno about Ditka, never saw him play.

    Bavarro I think belongs on the list, but at #10. MistaT, you mentioned that you think Heap is better, and as a pass receiver I agree, but Bavarro was a beast of a blocker and that can't be discounted.




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    Re: SI Ranks top 10 TEs of all time

    Only Unitas' number was retired. You can't retire a bunch of numbers, especially in the 80s, because the rules require WRs and TEs to wear those numbers. They are in such short supply that numbers in the teens are now allowed.




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    Re: SI Ranks top 10 TEs of all time

    Yes John Mackey was the best of all time. Can you believe they put Mike Dikta in the Hall of Fame before Mackey. Guess it was because Mackey was involved with the players union. Glad to see SI has the list right.






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    Re: SI Ranks top 10 TEs of all time

    Ben Coates was one of the better videogame football players. He goes into that HOF with Bo Jackson and '04 Michael Vick.




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    Re: SI Ranks top 10 TEs of all time

    Where is Jay novachek?




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    Re: SI Ranks top 10 TEs of all time

    Five to ten years ago there seemed to be only one or two noteworthy pass-catching tight ends. Not to make a case that any of these are top ten but some not listed...

    Clint Didier
    Wesley Walls
    Eric Green
    Jay Novacheck
    Brent Jones
    Frank Wycheck




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    Re: SI Ranks top 10 TEs of all time

    I definetly agree with the first 3... Looking down the list I don't agree with Ben Coates or Mike Ditka. It seems that Ditka made his name as a coach more then a TE. I truly don't remember him when I was younger (1960's). Mackey was the man!!!! He made several catches during a game in San Francisco (68?) were they couldn't tackle him or bring him down. When asked after the game about it he stated he had a morbid fear of worms, and since it had rained the previous night in S.F. the field was full of them. He wasn't goi ng down!!!!!




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    Re: SI Ranks top 10 TEs of all time

    Winslow should be either 1 or 2. I think I'd also put Jackie Smith somewhere on the list down towards the bottom.




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