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Old 08-22-2019, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by kenobi 65 View Post
I've read conjecture that it may have something to do with the concept that wide receivers, moreso than most other positions in football, are solo performers -- they run their routes, without a lot of interaction with their teammates (except, of course, for the quarterback) and they often are engaged in one-to-one battles against single defensive backs.
Another theory I've heard is that a wide receiver's success is very dependent on how often the QB throws them the ball. Acting super confident and arrogant sends a message which might influence the QB to throw them the ball more if the QB believes them. Even if WRs aren't doing it intentionally, if WRs are rewarded for arrogance, then it will select for arrogance in WRs.