In his first 114 NFL games Colts wideout Marvin Harrison has 706
catches. Of the 24 receivers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame,
only one had more than 500 catches in his first 114 games--Lance
Alworth, with 501.
STAR IN THE MAKING
Cardinals rookie wideout Anquan Boldin
In 2001 Boldin competed for the starting quarterback job at
Florida State, but he was eventually moved to wide receiver. The
studious second-round draft choice has used a quarterback's head
and a lithe, 6'1" frame to work his way to fourth on the league's
receiving yardage list (592 yards on 39 catches in six games).
"He's the smartest receiver I've ever worked with," says Arizona
offensive coordinator Jerry Sullivan.
MY TWO CENTS
1. I don't understand why the Eagles aren't sitting quarterback
Donovan McNabb for a couple of weeks to give the bone bruise on
his throwing thumb time to heal. He's not playing well
anyway--his .479 completion percentage is the worst in the
league--and Philly's backups can play. Koy Detmer and A.J. Feeley
went 5-1 when McNabb was hurt last year.
2. One take on the outlandish behavior of Bucs defensive tackle
Warren Sapp: We in the media bear major responsibility for making
Sapp larger than life. It is the love of the colorful quote that
makes a player who is ninth on his team in tackles and 24th in
his conference in sacks so ridiculously huge. --P.K.