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Old 08-22-2019, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Taber View Post
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.
I'm not sure how much that overrides the QB's actual knowledge of the WR's strengths. In Dallas, for instance, Roy Williams had plenty of diva personality, but he played so poorly and dropped so many balls that Tony Romo threw him the ball seldomly, so little so that it was theorized that Romo was deliberately avoiding him.

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