my god stax, just stop. I already proved you wrong by showing you the number of targets it took Calvin to break the record. It wasn't much more than Jerry Rice, it was 10 or 11, not a lot, and that's with a lot less weapons around him so he was clearly the guy every defense knew was going to be thrown to.
Rice did it against more difficult receiver rules, DB's have had their balls removed because of fucking concussion awareness bullshit.
If you want to use that argument I can also say that defensive schemes are also designed today stop passing rather than trying to stop the run the majority of the time like it was back then. Having a great QB/WR back then was rare so more teams were more unprepared for it unlike today when teams are prepared for it. Defensive backs on average are also better as they've had to get better with teams getting better against the pass.
I know, but I'm saying it's not like he had 30 or something more targets than Rice. I think 10 targets is a fair differential, I know 10 targets could easily get Rice an extra 100 yards, but yeah, my point remains.