Chris Collinsworth can't figure out how WRs make these amazing 1 handed catches

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  1. banksy

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    aren't they called gloves?
     
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    They have an extra bone in their ankles and were bred to be the superior athlete. Jimmy the Greek answered that question years ago.
     
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    That's 40% of it.
     
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    He makes a good point. These catches weren't being made on a weekly basis 20 years ago.
     
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    at least

    It makes comparing players from previous generations impossible

    Similar to the steroid era in MLB imo
     
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    No shit Sherlock

    It's the gloves
     
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    Nigs were trying to play the game to win back then, not to make highlight reels every week.
     
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    I've seen a couple of linebackers make these one handed catches this year.
     
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    Lil' b has a pair of these WR gloves

    They're sticky as fuck
     
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    This
     
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    "he's got great hands"
     
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    Biletnikoff would say "stick em"
     
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    I'd agree with that but there was a segment on ESPN last year with Chris Carter and Keyshawn where they were catching balls out of the passing machine one handed. Carter caught almost every one. They were in shirts and ties.
     
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    I think it's more so just the fact that not only are people more athletic these days, but there have also been advancements in the science of sports, guys do much more specialized training and the philosophy of the games have changed (in Collinsworth's days the "if you can get one hand on the ball then you should get 2 on it" was the belief of how the game should be played).

    Look at basketball. The dunks you're seeing now are incredible more powerful and acrobatic then 20 years ago. Nor was it commonplace for 7 footers to handle the ball and shoot 3s like it is now.

    Athletes are simply better these days. Just enjoy it rather than trying to devalue it.
     
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    it's the gloves
     
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    Extra bone in the wrist.
     
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    it is that, and the equipment.

    probably the biggest improvement with both in any sport is golf. those guys work out now just like any other athlete and the modern equipment blows away the older stuff. no wonder 300 yard drives are commonplace now.
     
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