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Bob Hayes & Otis Taylor

Lost amid the euphoria of DT's long overdue induction was the name of Bob Hayes former Cowboy receiver. It had occured to me that though they had different styles (Hayes was a burner, and Otis a punishing possession receiver) they seemed very similar to me. A quick check at football reference showed just how similar they are, and gave me renewed hope for Otis Taylor to join the Hall of Fame.

Hayes & Taylor both played from 1965 to 1975, and were among the most feared receivers of their day, in a time that was heavily geared towards the run and spreading the ball around.

Hayes played 132 games, Taylor 130.

Hayes had 371 receptions to Taylor's 410.

Hayes had 7414 receiving yards to Taylor's 7306.

Hayes did lead in career TD's 73-60

Hayes had 23 100 yard games, Otis had 20.

Both had 3 pro bowls and were named first team All Pro twice.

Hayes played in 10 playoff games, catching 27 passes for 427 yards & 2 touchdowns. He was in 2 super Bowls but had only a combined total of 3 receptions for 64 yards in those games. Dallas went 1-1.

In only 5 career playoff games, Otis had 17 catches for 343 yards and a touchdown. The Chiefs also went 1-1 in the Super Bowl, but Otis had a combined total of 10 catches for 138 yards and a famous, game changing touchdown.

If Bob Hayes is in, why not Otis?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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