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Old 09-14-2016, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Could Emmanuel Sanders fit the mold of Antonio Brown?

I think we can all agree there is only one Antonio Brown. Still, it is an interesting comparison.

Physical Characteristics:

Antonio Brown
Age: 28
Height: 5'10
Weight: 181 lbs
40 Time: 4.47
Vertical: 33.5"
Arm Length: 31"
Hands: 9"

Emmanuel Sanders
Age: 29
Height: 5'11
Weight: 180 lbs
40 Time: 4.41
Vertical: 39.5"
Arm Length: 32"
Hands: 9.25"


Production on the field obviously goes beyond measurables, but Antonio and Emmanuel are almost identical. Sanders is actually the more athletic of the two.

Both have tremendous hands. Both are excellent route runners. Both can burn defenses with their speed.

What stops Sanders from reaching Antonio's caliber? Is it the presence of Demaryius Thomas? Is Antonio simply that much more gifted?

Could Sanders explode with a more vertically inclined QB like Big Ben? You could argue that we would have seen it when he was a Steeler, but Antonio didn't have stellar numbers his first few years either. Sanders seems to have taken a step forward since he came to Denver.

We keep Sanders out of the Top 10 conversation because of his build and his spot opposite DT. But being small and playing alongside big athletic Martavis Bryant didn't stop Antonio Brown.

What is Sanders' ceiling with the right QB and offense?
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:58 PM   #2
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Well, Brown is a different animal than Sanders. Sanders can be very similar in production though.
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:00 PM   #3
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Not sure on similarities of play but does Sanders have the dance moves?
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Big Ben is the big difference.
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:09 PM   #5
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I don't know but sometimes I wished DT attacked the ball the way E-Sanders does. He is mad aggressive going after the ball. I love how he plays WR.
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Big Ben is the big difference.
I remember watching Sanders in Pitt. He wasn't as utilized as Manning did with him. Steeler fans didn't appreciate him cause he dropped that 2 pt conversion. They said he was soft and didn't put himself out there on catches.
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If I had to absolutely get a first down I'm targeting Sanders 1st overy everyone else.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:19 PM   #8
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Brown is a different beast.

His short space agility is better than sanders and not close.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:20 PM   #9
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Brown is just a better overall player. Take Jerry Rice for example, he was never the tallest or the fastest, he just wanted it more and played that way whether during the season or during the off season. Sanders is a good player and I like him and his effort more than DT has ever shown.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:21 PM   #10
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It would be hard for me to say Sanders in more athletic until I see him twerk after a TD.
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Sanders is not as powerful a runner.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:05 PM   #12
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It would be hard for me to say Sanders in more athletic until I see him twerk after a TD.
So long as he doesn't molest the goal post...
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Saving my thoughts until Sanders kicks a punter in the face.
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:50 AM   #14
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If only Sanders could of been drafted by the Steelers and play a few years with Big Ben...

Then we'd know if the Steelers saw more promise/production outta Antonio Brown or Sanders, if all things were similar. Maybe they'd let one walk.
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:04 AM   #15
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not close really.

I am happy with Sanders as our #2 though. One of the best in the league at that spot.
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Sanders has taken some wicked shots and he gets up laughing about it and takes a bow.

I like that.
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He's called He-Mmanuel Sanders for a reason
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I love Sanders, great player. Brown is on a different level than any other WR in the league. He's legitimately the best player in the league. As somebody mentioned above, they play in much different offenses so you can't truly compare them. At the end of the day, great players have the stats and the Super Bowls. That's where Sanders can outflank Brown at the end of the day as Denver should have a few great chances to win Super Bowls over the next few years. Steelers will probably be knocking on the door too.
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He doesn't have the wiggle with the ball that Brown has. Guy has a lot of shake, doesn't go down quickly.

He-Man gets his yardage and hits the deck a lot of time, I think in the name of self-preservation, which is very smart.
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You never know but the short answer no
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What about Colonel Sanders?

Could he morph into an Emmanuel Sanders?

They share the same name, so it is an interesting question to ask at the very least.
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I still don't understand the question.
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Old 09-15-2016, 11:32 AM   #24
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I love Sanders, but there are backups who wash out of the league who have the same measurables on paper as HOF players. You't just compare height weight and speed and declare that they could be the same.
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But... maybe if we had the right kind of mold?

And he fit... inside it?
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