Red-zone aces share common trait
When the field shrinks and the play gets more physical, having a go-to guy for the quarterback to rely upon has always been a security blanket most teams have coveted when assembling their rosters. Are there certain criterion that teams look for in identifying and scouting a player for this purpose, or is it an immeasurable intangible that certain players have that makes them good in this part of the field?
A closer look at several standout red-zone performers gives us some hints. Wide receivers Terrell Owens and Randy Moss have a penchant for scoring touchdowns like no others. It's obvious they both have superior size and strength. They both have a knack for catching the ball in coverage and in crowds. Their size is a definite factor, and their long arms make them play even bigger.
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