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Shipley not another Welker

Posted on: February 26, 2010 4:38 pm
 
INDIANAPOLIS -- Texas receiver Jordan Shipley is often compared to New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker.

The reason?

Is it because they are both white? What else can it be since they are two different styles of receiver? Welker is more quick than fast. Shipley plays fast, even if he said he hasn't been timed in the 40 since high school.

Shipley is a speed receiver. He was a down-the-field threat at Texas who also excelled returning punts and kickoffs. When he got into the open field, he was gone.

Yet the perception is that he is another Welker. That isn't fair.

I asked Shipley if that was stereotyping.

"I'm not going to comment on that," Shipley said. "Sometimes I don't think that's a bad person to be compared to. I love watching him play. I played a lot more outside. He's a pure slot guy. I don't worry about what people say about me. I know I'm fast enough to get open."

Is he fast enough to dispel that notion that he's another Wes Welker?

Only his 40 time will tell.
 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2010 11:48 pm
 

Shipley not another Welker

God forbid you get compared to a guy with 100+ rec in a season.... great story? If you are gonna say they are different than at least elaborate more on both sides and why.. same if you're going to play the stereotype thing... (They are both guys who can return too.. that's one similarity)



Since: Oct 3, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2010 9:31 am
 

Shipley not another Welker

I agree, if I was compared to Wes Welker I would be starstruck, but the only reason he is compared to him, is because there white.



Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2010 12:32 am
 

Shipley not another Welker

God forbid you get compared to a guy with 100+ rec in a season.... great story? If you are gonna say they are different than at least elaborate more on both sides and why.. same if you're going to play the stereotype thing... They are both guys who can return too.



Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2010 10:39 pm
 

Shipley not another Welker

Prisco is making sound like it is a bad thing for Shipley to be compared to Welker.  Welker is one of the very best receivers in the NFL, so I would think Shipley should be thrilled to be compared to Welker regardless of whether their styles are different.  If someone were going to be insulted here it would be Welker not vice versa. 



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2010 9:47 pm
 

Shipley not another Welker

1st day of the combine and this is the only story you have ?


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