Congrats Chris, Chad can have the yardage mark, it has zero value without touchdowns. Any Coach, player or intelligent fan would take the touchdowns anytime. You should have been the league MOP without question.
:thup: Williams was better than Owens (and Cornish) in pretty much every possible way. You can make a case for Cornish, but I am at a loss to figure out how a case could be made for Owens. Just another example of how mediocrity or average results in Toronto will be overrated and greatness elsewhere will be overlooked.
Still can't force yourself to accept the obvious eh? I'll spell it out for you again - maybe you'll understand it this time:
Owens set a PRO FOOTBALL RECORD of 3,863 all-purpose yards this season. He LED THE CFL IN RECEIVING with 94 catches and 1,328 yards. HE LED THE CFL in kickoff returns with 71 returns for 1,588 yards. Owens is the FIRST PLAYER IN CFL HISTORY TO LEAD BOTH CATEGORIES IN A SINGLE SEASON.
Owens is the FIRST PLAYER IN PRO FOOTBALL HISTORY TO HAVE THREE CONSECUTIVE SEASONS OF 3000+ COMBINED YARDS.
In the Labour Day Classic this year, Owens had the MOST PRODUCTIVE YEAR IN ARGONAUT HISTORY with 402 combined yards: 136 kickoff return yards, 90 punt return yards and 176 receiving yards and a touchdown. These numbers do not include Owens' significant contributions in the Argos' EDSF and EDF wins.
Those multiple record-setting accomplishments were rightfully recognized and honoured by the MOP award voters in a blow-out - Owens received 41 of the 57 possible votes. Only one thing left for you now wee wee - deal with it!
Come on now, I can understand making the case for Williams to be the MOP over Owens, but calling the league's top receiver and pro football's all-purpose yardage record holder "mediocre or average" is going a bit too far.
The all-purpose yard record is maybe the most meaningless record one can come up with. He had over 3,800 yards and nearly 1,600 of them came on kickoff returns. Kickoff return yards (as I have stated many times in the past) is not something that should be cause for celebration. All having a bunch of kickoff return yards means is that your team gave up a lot of kickoffs (Owens had more returns than any other player) which means your team gave up a lot a points. People are deifying Owens for his accomplishment that only came to be because his defense was bad. And Owens wasn't even that great a kick or punt returner. He had zero touchdowns. ZERO.
Leading receiver, that's cool, but his 1,328 receiving yards were over 449 fewer yards than Jamel Richardson last year and Richardson didn't even get his team's nomination. Owens wasn't given the award because he led the league in receiving. He also had just six touchdowns, which was fewer than seven other players.
And let's not discount the turnovers. I believe the number is 10 fumbles on kickoffs alone. High turnover numbers were used as the reason Henry Burris wasn't the team's MOP nominee, but yet the voters ignore Owens' high number of turnovers and not only give him the team and division nomination, but the league award! Ridiculous.
So he was good at receiving, good at returning, but exceptional at none, and he was turnover prone more than any other non-QB. Add all those together and that to me doesn't make a player the most outstanding. So yes, his accomplishments (in my mind) were not much better than average.
Congrats Chris! As someone who went to the same high school as my son you made Rio Rancho NM proud. I will be sending a PM to his mother also. Some of you may not know that Chris was a great basketball player in high school and a 2 time high jump state champ, receiving D1 offers for those sports also.