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A look into the poll - Receiving Yards

Three weeks ago I opened up a poll that asked a question pertaining to the receiving yards of Winslow and Bryant; Would one, both, or neither top the 1,000 yard plateau?  Buc 'Em readers have spoken and the results are in.

See the results after the jump

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Will Antonio Bryant and Kellen Winslow top 1,000 yards each in receiving yards in 2009?
Yes, both will top the 1,000 yard mark
64 votes
Only Bryant will top 1,000 yards
56 votes
Only Winslow will top the mark
8 votes
Neither will, which means our offense is in deep trouble
25 votes

153 votes

I like the optimism here.  Both topping 1,000 yards took down the most votes, with Bryant being the only to top 1,000 yards came in a close second.  For you non-math majors out there, that means that 77% of you think that Bryant will definitely top 1,000 yards.  That's a pretty high level of confidence.  Of course, the naysayers are present, 16% think that neither will hit the mark.  I was in the second category, Bryant will be the lone TB player to top the 1,000 yard plateau.
A quick historical look.  Looking back at the last 10 years, a wide receiver and tight end both eclipsing the 1,000 yard mark has happened 5 times.
- 2000 Kansas City Chiefs (Derrick Alexander and Tony Gonzalez)
- 2004 Kansas City Chiefs (Eddie Kennison and Tony Gonzalez)
- 2007 Dallas Cowboys (Terrell Owens and Jason Witten)
- 2007 Cleveland Browns (Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow)
- 2008 Kansas City Chiefs (Dwayne Bowe and Tony Gonzalez)
It still is a rare feat to occur, but with Winslow on the list, it makes it a bit more probable.  Obviously both players have to remain healthy, but it can be done.  With the focus on the running game, the uncertainty at QB, the health/character issues being present in both players, I'd say the odds are against both guys topping 1,000 yards. 
We'll keep this post in mind as the season progresses to see which category wins out.  Keep an eye out for the next Buc 'Em poll.