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The Year of the Dragger

Page 2's Ralph Wiley gives his take on the NFC and a breed of receivers that will change the game.

Updated: August 22, 2003, 12:18 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

Where were you when the lights went out?

Probably playing corner, safety, nickel or dime in the NFL.

Smell that? That's fear. Okay, you may not smell it right now, but six weeks from now, as a sea change begins to tilt the league, you will. A bunch of good, fast receivers are about to get their baptism of fire in the NFL. At first they'll be the ones getting dragged; they'll blow routes, get blown up, etc. But when they get their legs under them (and stop calling people "homo") ...

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