CeeDee Lamb starts NFL career in historic fashion

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There’s currently not much to like about the Dallas Cowboys. Here’s one thing to love: Their new No. 88, rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb.

According to the Cowboys, Lamb set an NFL record on Monday by catching five or more passes in each of his first six games.

In 1996, Patriots receiver Terry Glenn caught five or more passes in his first five games. Four others did in their first four games (Anquan Boldin 2003, Stefon Diggs 2015, DeSean Jackson 2008, Andre Johnson 2003).

For the year, Lamb has 36 catches for 497 yards and two touchdowns. He’s on pace for 96 receptions, five short of the rookie record set by Boldin.

Lamb is only ten catches from matching the Cowboys rookie receiving record set by Bob Hayes in 1965. Hayes caught 46 passes, generating 1,003 yards — an average of 21.8 yards per attempt.

13 responses to “CeeDee Lamb starts NFL career in historic fashion

  1. That’s called “garbage stat packing”. Their defense is atrocious, so they’re behind constantly and forced to throw a ton to catch up. I’d still rather have Ruggs over Lamb.

  2. you can have Ruggs, Lamb is no slouch and in short time will be among the league’s best

  3. kcsam76 says:
    October 20, 2020 at 9:55 am
    That’s called “garbage stat packing”. Their defense is atrocious, so they’re behind constantly and forced to throw a ton to catch up. I’d still rather have Ruggs over Lamb.
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    The people who have zero clue how hard it is to get consistently open at the NFL to make those catches would post something like that. Precision off the line, excellent route running and excellent hands are required. Reading your defender before the snap…is his shoulders turn in or out, is he placing his weight on one leg in particular, how far is he lined up from scrimmage?
    The fact that he’s doing this as a rookie is pretty impressive.

  4. jerryjonessaidwhat says:
    October 20, 2020 at 10:08 am

    you can have Ruggs, Lamb is no slouch and in short time will be among the league’s best

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    Justin Jefferson is also no slouch, despite Kirk Cousins.

  5. “CeeDee Lamb is only ten catches from matching the Cowboys rookie receiving record set by Bob Hayes in 1965.”

    CeeDee Lamb looks like an excellent receiver with a great career in front of him.
    That said, I’ve grown weary reading about young quarterbacks and receivers approaching or breaking records of their franchise’s past greats, as though that makes them all-time greats. Most are not and won’t ever be, and many are not even close.
    In the 1960s and ’70s QBs often threw 13-20 times a game, a little more in the 80s and 90s. Today they’re throwing 40-50 times a game, which means more opportunities for receivers and vastly inflated numbers for both.
    Over the last 25 years the NFL, in an attempt to generate more scoring, has skewed the rules increasingly toward offense, while simultaneously going out of its way to ensconce QBs in bubble-wrap. Today’s game has defenses spread all over the field and continually substituting players who can’t touch the QB, or hit runners and receivers. The result is an explosion of stats that seem amazing, but have no correlation to the game many of us once knew.
    It’s the NFL’s business, and they can do what they like with it. If this is how fans like their football, so be it. I find much of it exciting too. If football doesn’t evolve it will stagnate and die. But I’m not remotely impressed with this guy and that guy becoming the “fastest ever” to reach some number that has no fair correlation to the one it’s being compared with.

  6. Lamb has gotten off to a great start and is on pace to come close to breaking Anquan Boldin’s rookie record for receptions. He might have a harder time doing that with Dalton at quarterback, though.

    Meanwhile, Justin Jefferson is on pace to break Boldin’s rookie record for receiving yards (1,377). Jefferson has 537 yards and is on pace for 1,432.

  7. Reclaiming My Time says:
    Meanwhile, Justin Jefferson is on pace to break Boldin’s rookie record for receiving yards (1,377). Jefferson has 537 yards and is on pace for 1,432.
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    As I wrote earlier, these “records” mean very little in the context of how the game has changed and evolved.
    But Justin Jefferson is clearly the real deal, and he’s doing it in the midst of Minnesota’s many current issues with its QB, offensive line etc.
    You never know about college wide receivers, especially when they play on a loaded team with a great QB and a stable full of other great receivers as Jefferson did at LSU. Will it translate to the NFL? You never know, but in Jefferson’s case, a resounding yes!
    He’s quick, fast, runs good routes, has good hands, is tough after the catch, and wants the ball in his hands. You guys got a good one there. Under the Vikings’ current circumstances, it’s fair to ask how much deeper in it would they be without him?

  8. Didn’t Tony Romo set a lot of Cowboy records while never making a dent in the playoffs? Probably the same for Lamb.

  9. Slot guy picking up a lot of receptions while team having to throw it 50 times a game , slot guy equals a ton of pick play and rub route running … so color me shocked

  10. Congrats To Lamb and any others in similar situations! Lamb proved every expert and scout right by picking him to be the best WR in the Draft. Great pick by Cowboys and they stopped him from going to a Division Rival. Always make your 1st round pick matter! Wonder what 2021 players will be “the guy” to get in each group. 👍4️⃣0️⃣🍔

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