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Wesley Walker vs Al Toon

Posted: 11/29/2012 8:26 PM

Wesley Walker vs Al Toon 


Both are Jets legends, If you HAD to pick one or the other as the better overall receivr, gun to your head, who would you pick?

    Walker vs Toon

  1. Poll closed on 12/06/2012
  2. Walker, by a wide country mile: 2 votes
  3. Walker: 2 votes
  4. Walker in a close decision: 12 votes
  5. Toon in a close decision: 8 votes
  6. Toon: 6 votes
  7. Toon, by a wide country mile: 0 votes
ROLL TIDE!
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Posted: 11/29/2012 8:33 PM

Re: Wesley Walker vs Al Toon 


Toon for me.
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Posted: 11/29/2012 8:38 PM

RE: Wesley Walker vs Al Toon 


I went with Walker because I went to all of those games back then and I was always amazed how he always made the big play when we needed it. Throw in the fact that he only had 1 eye and still was one of the best WR's in the NFL makes it even more remarkable.
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Posted: 11/29/2012 8:43 PM

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Gotta agree-loved both but Walker always blew by DBs. He seemed to always split double coverage with his 4.38 speed.
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Posted: 11/29/2012 9:28 PM

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whoever is 1 the the other is 1a
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Posted: 11/30/2012 10:21 AM

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I remember in 1986 the NBC pre-game had a segment about the best WRs in football. Toon was actually ranked #1 that year in the entire league - above Jerry Rice (who was ranked 1a). But I gave my vote to Walker given the constitency and longevity of his career.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 11:17 AM

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Either one is better than any receiver we've had since Don Maynard. But since Walker was handicapped a little by being blind in one eye, making some catches @ certain angles near impossible, I would have to go with Tooooon !

Go Jets...Cyborg
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Posted: 11/30/2012 11:51 AM

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JETRepulsion wrote: I remember in 1986 the NBC pre-game had a segment about the best WRs in football. Toon was actually ranked #1 that year in the entire league - above Jerry Rice (who was ranked 1a). But I gave my vote to Walker given the constitency and longevity of his career.
Walker played longer because Kenny OB let Toon hang out to dry for a cpl too many concussions over the middle

BUT BOTH WERE FABULOUS   and at the time we took them for granted..I know I did
JETS 2014 AFC EAST CHAMPS
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:08 PM

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jetfandreamer wrote:
JETRepulsion wrote: I remember in 1986 the NBC pre-game had a segment about the best WRs in football. Toon was actually ranked #1 that year in the entire league - above Jerry Rice (who was ranked 1a). But I gave my vote to Walker given the constitency and longevity of his career.
Walker played longer because Kenny OB let Toon hang out to dry for a cpl too many concussions over the middle

BUT BOTH WERE FABULOUS   and at the time we took them for granted..I know I did
I did too - not to mention they had amazing hands (never really remember them dropping passes), not to mention a terrific TE (Mickey Shuler) who was awesome (I remember so many big plays), an elusive premier RB (Freeman McNeil) - he was so smooth and broke alot of HUGE runs, and a freakin' sick pass rush (the sack exchange was awesome and Gastineau still is the single season sack king to me - that straham/ farve flop was disgraceful and it shouldn't count). We had some great teams back then. It's a shame they couldn't have gotten a few rings (especially in '82 and '86 - they were so close). NFL Network does a show called Missing Rings about teams that were great and never made it, like the late 70s Chargers, The early 90s Bills and late 90s Vikings. Always wish they would do one about the early/mid- 80s Jets. The show is great - better than the one about the SB winners they have.
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Posted: 12/4/2012 11:24 AM

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problem with those Sack Exchange defenses, the secondary was bad the year they had their biggest year (81'). It was all or nothing. 1986 was the toughest one for me to stomach. Injuries decimated a 10-1 team.....taking away their best defensive players and then witnessing a gutty effort to reach the AFC title come undone courtesy of one man......Gastineau. He single-handedly ruined it. What an idiot. Freeman McNeil gave them a 10 pt lead with a signature TD run.......and it couldn't hold up. Still bitter about that one.
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Posted: 12/4/2012 2:16 PM

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Wesley Walker is my all time favorite player, but I gave the slight edge to Toon. Toon ran crisper routes and had unbelievable hands. Walker was the better home run guy, and an all time great deep threat WR, but Toon was the better all around WR imo.
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Posted: 12/4/2012 9:16 PM

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I didn’t pick either one because… they were two different
types of receivers... Wes was a good route runner and had pure speed 4.3. AL had speed but he was more physical and more of a possession receiver.  They were and still are in my opinion one of
the better tandems to ever wear the Jet uniform.

SOJ
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Posted: 12/4/2012 9:45 PM

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Be interesting to compare Toon / Walker against Maynard / Sauer. Two deep threats in Walker and Maynard and two Toon / Sauer who were different physically but both ran great routes and had great hands. Would love to have seen Toon / Walker if they had Joe throwing to them although Kenny threw a great deep ball.

Compare that to Schilens / Hill.. Sad..
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Posted: 12/5/2012 6:11 PM

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Seaver wrote: problem with those Sack Exchange defenses, the secondary was bad the year they had their biggest year (81'). It was all or nothing. 1986 was the toughest one for me to stomach. Injuries decimated a 10-1 team.....taking away their best defensive players and then witnessing a gutty effort to reach the AFC title come undone courtesy of one man......Gastineau. He single-handedly ruined it. What an idiot. Freeman McNeil gave them a 10 pt lead with a signature TD run.......and it couldn't hold up. Still bitter about that one.

I still think that is the worst loss in team history given the timing/situation.  Jets were up by 10 with 4 minutes left, they had Clev deep in their own territory and it was 3rd (or 4th - can't remember) and 20+.  Kosar throws an incomplete pass, gastineau hits him about 2 seconds after Bernie throws.  Jets would have advanced to AFC Championship game. 


Todd's 5 int in 83 Championship game is a close second but we never had a lead or even scored in that game.
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Posted: 12/5/2012 6:57 PM

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ugh, they both sucked...and if I had a gun in the stands I would have shot Gastineau.
iangillan wrote:
Seaver wrote: problem with those Sack Exchange defenses, the secondary was bad the year they had their biggest year (81'). It was all or nothing. 1986 was the toughest one for me to stomach. Injuries decimated a 10-1 team.....taking away their best defensive players and then witnessing a gutty effort to reach the AFC title come undone courtesy of one man......Gastineau. He single-handedly ruined it. What an idiot. Freeman McNeil gave them a 10 pt lead with a signature TD run.......and it couldn't hold up. Still bitter about that one.

I still think that is the worst loss in team history given the timing/situation.  Jets were up by 10 with 4 minutes left, they had Clev deep in their own territory and it was 3rd (or 4th - can't remember) and 20+.  Kosar throws an incomplete pass, gastineau hits him about 2 seconds after Bernie throws.  Jets would have advanced to AFC Championship game. 


Todd's 5 int in 83 Championship game is a close second but we never had a lead or even scored in that game.
SOJ
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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:33 PM

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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:12 PM

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SOJ wrote: ugh, they both sucked...and if I had a gun in the stands I would have shot Gastineau.
iangillan wrote:
Seaver wrote: problem with those Sack Exchange defenses, the secondary was bad the year they had their biggest year (81'). It was all or nothing. 1986 was the toughest one for me to stomach. Injuries decimated a 10-1 team.....taking away their best defensive players and then witnessing a gutty effort to reach the AFC title come undone courtesy of one man......Gastineau. He single-handedly ruined it. What an idiot. Freeman McNeil gave them a 10 pt lead with a signature TD run.......and it couldn't hold up. Still bitter about that one.

I still think that is the worst loss in team history given the timing/situation.  Jets were up by 10 with 4 minutes left, they had Clev deep in their own territory and it was 3rd (or 4th - can't remember) and 20+.  Kosar throws an incomplete pass, gastineau hits him about 2 seconds after Bernie throws.  Jets would have advanced to AFC Championship game. 


Todd's 5 int in 83 Championship game is a close second but we never had a lead or even scored in that game.
That damn cleveland game - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXLWYzrOXKw

that douchebag aj duhe - gees todd why didn't u just hand him the ball!!  isn't this vintage sanchez?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZu1S2080xE

Last edited 12/7/2012 4:15 PM by iangillan

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Posted: 12/8/2012 9:26 AM

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spraggabenz wrote: Wesley Walker is my all time favorite player, but I gave the slight edge to Toon. Toon ran crisper routes and had unbelievable hands. Walker was the better home run guy, and an all time great deep threat WR, but Toon was the better all around WR imo.
+1

RIP WIC 2005-2008

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