John Stallworth’s statistics look almost pedestrian compared to the numbers the receivers put up in the current NFL. But there might not have been a better, big-time receiver during his era. Stallworth was blessed with great speed and great height, an advantage for him in an era when defensive players were allowed to play, well, defense against receivers. You simply couldn’t out-muscle him. Those receivers today who have come so adept at the “jump ball,” well, that was a move perfected by Stallworth. Stallworth retired as the Steelers’ all-time leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns. The most indelible image of Stallworth was him as he hauled in a 73-yard touchdown reception as the Steelers rallied in the fourth quarter to […]
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There were many great quarterbacks in the AFC during the 1970s with Terry Bradshw, Joe Namath and Ken Stabler. But it would be wrong to overlook Bert Jones who led the Baltimore Colts from 1973 to 1981.