My All Time Team: Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

  • WR Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers
  • WR Randy Moss, Minnesota, Vikings
  • WR Marvin Harrison, Peyton Manning’s Former Team
  • WR/STC “Shit Talkin’ Coordinator” Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
  • WR Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
  • TE Shannon Sharpe, Denver Broncos
  • TE Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons
  • TE Mark Bavaro, New York Giants

On This Day:
10/27/13

Former
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan brought his Washington Redskins to
Denver and left with a 45-21 loss.

Peyton
Manning finished the day 30/44 with 354 yards and 4 touchdown passes, spreading
them out to Knowshon Moreno(35), Wes Welker (6), Demaryius Thomas(35), and Joel
Dreessen (1).

Manning was also called for his first holding penalty of his illustrious
career.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201310270den.htm

On This Day:
9/23/13

Peyton
Manning continued building on his record breaking season as the Broncos
defeated the Oakland Raiders 37-21.

Manning finished 32/37 for 374 yards and 3 first half touchdown passes giving
the team a 27-7 halftime lead. Eric Decker(2 yards), Julius Thomas (13 yards)
and Wes Welker (12 yards) caught the touchdown passes.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201309230den.htm

This [Demaryius] Thomas kid might be as good a receiver as there is in the league and by the way you’ve got the best slot receiver in [Wes] Welker, [Emmanuel] Sanders is second in the league in catches. The good news is this [Julius] Thomas kid has only got 19 touchdowns since last season. Really a group that’s struggling. It’s a joke; they’re loaded offensively.

Rex Ryan, New York Jets Head Coach on the Broncos weapons

In his interview today, Peyton said it wasn’t a surprise,

I think what he meant by that is that they knew it(the suspension) was around the corner and could come at any time, that is how I took it. I didn’t take it as it wasn’t a shock that he failed a drug test. Wes had already appealed it and everything. I think he simply meant the “announcement” wasn’t a surprise.