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SteelerEmpire
09-27-2009, 05:00 PM
I don't have anything to say.....

pepsyman1
09-27-2009, 05:02 PM
I'm done with him. What good is a fast receiver that can't catch wide open touchdowns? Wallace has his spot for a reason which is fine by me.

WindyCitySteelerFan
09-27-2009, 05:04 PM
Inexcusable.

steelerchad
09-27-2009, 05:09 PM
Sweed is not even fast. He's more of a big target possession guy.

Steel_12
09-27-2009, 05:13 PM
lol...I'm at work and I just received plenty of texts about Sweed.

Steel_12
09-27-2009, 05:16 PM
How wide open was he?

SteelC7
09-27-2009, 05:18 PM
ya i used to like him im done

d2609j
09-27-2009, 05:19 PM
With Wallace emerging, why is Sweed on the field

pepsyman1
09-27-2009, 06:00 PM
How wide open was he?


Steel 12...Wide open...I had my arms raised for the touchdown till he hit the ground and dropped it again.

JackHammer
09-27-2009, 06:10 PM
I was a Sweed advocate going into this season and I'm really starting to lose hope right now.

billybob
09-27-2009, 06:10 PM
HE has got to go now !!!!!!!!!!! WE can not afford to keep his sorry ass around . HE needs to walk his way right out of Pittsburgh right this instant . I really mean that from the bottom of my heart .

jjpro11
09-27-2009, 06:12 PM
that did it for me. activate mcdonald and get some sure hands out there.

Rinkleroot
09-27-2009, 06:14 PM
Trade his sorry butt!!!

Fire Haley
09-27-2009, 06:14 PM
He has my vote for Goat of the Game.

arge5809
09-27-2009, 06:17 PM
Sweed is a miserable excuse for a receiver...

:banging:

arge5809
09-27-2009, 06:18 PM
that did it for me. activate mcdonald and get some sure hands out there.

Amen, give Wallace the ball and bring McDonald in for the 4th receiver....

:doh:

elit3nemesis
09-27-2009, 06:20 PM
I had a lot of faith in this receiver but that drop just sealed the deal that this guy is just not up to par.

billybob
09-27-2009, 06:20 PM
The son of a bitch needs to be escorted to the edge of town , and kicked in his ass to boot . He has no reason making the money he is , and losing games for a top notch team like he is playing for . I'm sorry i am pissed , and as far as i am concerned he cost Ben his first loss ever in Ohio since coming to the NFL .

Steel_12
09-27-2009, 06:20 PM
I tried to tell people that he can't fill in for Nate. MIke Wallace looks like he can but Sweed is pure TRASH.

JackHammer
09-27-2009, 06:23 PM
Trade his sorry butt!!!

For what? A box of jock straps? He has no trade value.

ricksteelers55
09-27-2009, 06:28 PM
Yeah that was ugly,but we should blame the D for that loss once again.

Fire Haley
09-27-2009, 06:31 PM
Keep running!

Why did he even need to fall on his elbow?


Protect the ball!!!! You'd think he would know that by now.

GBMelBlount
09-27-2009, 06:40 PM
Sweeds problem is lack of confidence.

Although I'm pretty disgusted right now I'll at least give him til the end of this year.

pepsyman1
09-27-2009, 06:42 PM
Keep running!

Why did he even need to fall on his elbow?


Protect the ball!!!! You'd think he would know that by now.

Yeah Killer...I was trying to figure that one out myself. He was untouched with plenty of room in the endzone....must have been thinking what he would look like on the big screen if he made it look like he was diving for the catch.

Fire Haley
09-27-2009, 06:42 PM
I'd say Holmes or Wallace makes that catch.

pepsyman1
09-27-2009, 06:44 PM
I'd say Holmes or Wallace makes that catch.

LOL Killer...I say YOU make that catch given the chance. You don't even get paid MILLIONS to do it for a living.

Steelboy84
09-27-2009, 06:47 PM
Steel 12...Wide open...I had my arms raised for the touchdown till he hit the ground and dropped it again.

Didn't we all. Sweed is letting everyone down.

Fire Haley
09-27-2009, 06:51 PM
He's cursed. Keep him off the field.

We don't need the taint to spread any further.

pepsyman1
09-27-2009, 06:54 PM
You only get so many chances to prove yourself in the NFL and I think Limas has been given his. I keep hearing he needs to develop confidence....THE HELL WITH THAT!!! I want wide receivers that are profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfiltery and want the ball. If you're not confident at this level, you don't have what it takes.

BehindSteelCurtain
09-27-2009, 06:54 PM
I dedicate this thread to Sweed's brick hands.

Steel_12
09-27-2009, 06:55 PM
must be nice to suck at what you do and still make millions of dollars

LMAO

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 06:55 PM
Just stop this madness now please...How many freaking threads do we need like this.

The Duke
09-27-2009, 06:56 PM
:doh:

Steel_12
09-27-2009, 06:57 PM
Just stop this madness now please...How many freaking threads do we need like this.

lol as many as it takes

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 06:58 PM
lol as many as it takes

lol@ you thinking the coaching staff reads this board, and will actually concede to some half witted idea.

SteelersinCA
09-27-2009, 06:59 PM
Limas Sweed hasn't dropped half as many balls as Holmes this year, where's the cut Holmes thread?

eafratitpm3
09-27-2009, 07:00 PM
Keep running!

Why did he even need to fall on his elbow?


Protect the ball!!!! You'd think he would know that by now.

Exactly!!!!! What an idiot! I guess if he slid it would have made it look a little better.

eafratitpm3
09-27-2009, 07:02 PM
Holmes isn't exactly do much either. He's dropping way too many easy balls. I'm getting tired of him standing up and dropping the ball after a first down, act like you've been there before until you start being consistent.

GodofGridiron
09-27-2009, 07:03 PM
This kid is losing potential millions (lettin em slip thru his hands) with every big drop like that. Washington had a similar issue with the dropsies but Sweed has been dropping game breakers.

Steel_12
09-27-2009, 07:07 PM
lol@ you thinking the coaching staff reads this board, and will actually concede to some half witted idea.

I don't think they read the board...but I do think that Sweed should be cut if he can't perform. lol @ you for not thinking a message board is for opinions.

Steelboy84
09-27-2009, 07:09 PM
Still can't believe he dropped a perfectly thrown ball. I know Ben has to be pissed.

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 07:10 PM
I don't think they read the board

Then why would you say, "what ever it takes"?

And I know that boards are for opinions, I just would like to read a unique one. If you have bothered to ever look through the forums, you would have seen at least a half dozen hate threads on the first two pages alone. :coffee:

WindyCitySteelerFan
09-27-2009, 07:13 PM
We tried him. He has failed, a lot. Next !

eafratitpm3
09-27-2009, 07:15 PM
I just foumd out that Ike Taylor had Sweed's Jersey on when he dropped the TD.

X-Terminator
09-27-2009, 07:20 PM
Limas Sweed hasn't dropped half as many balls as Holmes this year, where's the cut Holmes thread?

This.

billybob
09-27-2009, 07:32 PM
Limas Sweed hasn't dropped half as many balls as Holmes this year, where's the cut Holmes thread?

Yeah you may be right on that sucking up remark , but sweed drops the game winning touchdown a whole hell of a lot more than he catches it . Take that to your little bank and try to cash it in . HE needs to get stuffed on the practice squad , or cut .
He has no business being where he is now . He needs to move on , and the sooner the better .Free up some cap space , and get rid of a worthless son of a bitch all at the same time . Everyone has been patient with him . The patience has been worn thin now . He has proven to me , that he can not be a go to guy when you need it . Argue that ? I have been very positive about waiting for him to "cure" so to speak .
He is simply not curing , and has no place on a winning team such as ours .
He has a whole lot to prove , to even be able to line up next week . I am sure that "MIKE" is thinking the same things .

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 07:35 PM
Yeah you may be right on that sucking up remark , but sweed drops the game winning touchdown a whole hell of a lot more than he catches it . Take that to your little bank and try to cash it in . HE needs to get stuffed on the practice squad , or cut .
He has no business being where he is now . He needs to move on , and the sooner the better .Free up some cap space , and get rid of a worthless son of a bitch all at the same time . Everyone has been patient with him . The patience has been worn thin now . He has proven to me , that he can not be a go to guy when you need it . Argue that ? I have been very positive about waiting for him to "cure" so to speak .
He is simply not curing , and has no place on a winning team such as ours .
He has a whole lot to prove , to even be able to line up next week . I am sure that "MIKE" is thinking the same things .

The same thing could be said for some of the guys on our offensive line that you drool over on a regular bassis, no?

Godfather
09-27-2009, 07:38 PM
Yeah you may be right on that sucking up remark , but sweed drops the game winning touchdown a whole hell of a lot more than he catches it . Take that to your little bank and try to cash it in . HE needs to get stuffed on the practice squad , or cut .


I think there's a reason he doesn't see the field much and every drop gets him further into Tomlin's doghouse.

I hope he turns it around because I hate to see a second round pick go to waste. Plus tall receivers are a good thing to have.

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
09-27-2009, 07:39 PM
I said at the end of last season that he hasn't impressed me, and so far he still hasn't.

If anything he looks worse so far this season than last season.

Kid should have...what?... 3 more TD passes if he hadn't dropped them?

billybob
09-27-2009, 07:41 PM
The same thing could be said for some of the guys on our offensive line that you drool over on a regular bassis, no?

The "MACH V " performed fine today . I do not drool , i support them . I do not support LIMAS SWEED . Not anymore . Sweed needs to either be on the sideline watching the game , or at home . What can he do for us ? Lose some games ? He is fine with that . If you have to pay a guy that type of money to lose games , you just might be a redneck !

Sharkissle29
09-27-2009, 07:46 PM
I have firmly been behind sweed from day 1....now i am starting to have second thoughts. i think he doesnt have what it takes mentally....

GBMelBlount
09-27-2009, 07:47 PM
I'm certainly not not happy but I'm not ready to throw Sweed under the bus.

He was an excellent college receiver and may simply take longer than some to develop confidence and transition to the NFL.

Also, there are some great NFL players who took several years to their stride.

El-Gonzo Jackson
09-27-2009, 07:48 PM
And Carter could have tackle Benson to stop the 2nd last TD.

Farrior could have tackled Brian Leonard on 4th down and won the game.

Mike Wallace could have stayed in bounds and scored a TD on that long catch

Jeff Reed could have made that FG and the game would be in OT.

Tomlin could have went for the TD on the first drive......etc. ITS A TEAM LOSS. NOT A LOSS ON 1 SINGLE EVENT.

Steel_12
09-27-2009, 07:49 PM
Then why would you say, "what ever it takes"?

And I know that boards are for opinions, I just would like to read a unique one. If you have bothered to ever look through the forums, you would have seen at least a half dozen hate threads on the first two pages alone. :coffee:

I was joking...but he is trash and I've said that since Nate decided to leave.

Hotrodder07
09-27-2009, 07:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1n2_PlfpFo&feature=related

2:30, why can't he do that?

The first 5 seconds of that video better sums up his play...lol

billybob
09-27-2009, 07:53 PM
I'm certainly not not happy but I'm not ready to throw Sweed under the bus.

He was an excellent college receiver and may simply take longer than some to develop confidence and transition to the NFL.

Also, there are some great NFL players who took several years to their stride.

I feel ya brother , but sweed needs to be off the field and just watch the speed of the game . After today , i am absolutely convinced of that fact . We will see what decision coach makes . I know he does not belong , he deserves all the bashing he is recieving . Least he can recieve THAT !!!!!!

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 07:56 PM
The "MACH V " performed fine today . I do not drool , i support them . I do not support LIMAS SWEED . Not anymore . Sweed needs to either be on the sideline watching the game , or at home . What can he do for us ? Lose some games ? He is fine with that . If you have to pay a guy that type of money to lose games , you just might be a redneck !

So, you'll support the o-line when they suck ass but not a second year receiver? I don't get it.:noidea:

El-Gonzo Jackson
09-27-2009, 07:58 PM
I feel ya brother , but sweed needs to be off the field and just watch the speed of the game . After today , i am absolutely convinced of that fact . We will see what decision coach makes . I know he does not belong , he deserves all the bashing he is recieving . Least he can recieve THAT !!!!!!

And if he lands on his back instead of his elbow...that pass isnt jarred lose and you are "supporting" him blindly like you support Starks, Kemo and Colon for getting 10 yard holding calls. :doh:

Sweed ran by the DB and was open behind coverage. I think he has the "speed of the game" handled just fine. He just needs to hang onto the football like he is diving on a grenade to save the other 52 guys on the team.

El-Gonzo Jackson
09-27-2009, 07:59 PM
So, you'll support the o-line when they suck ass but not a second year receiver? I don't get it.:noidea:

Yeah, it sounds like a classic case of " fair weather fan" to me. The Johnny Knox fan club is that way.

Preacher
09-27-2009, 08:01 PM
And if he lands on his back instead of his elbow...that pass isnt jarred lose and you are "supporting" him blindly like you support Starks, Kemo and Colon for getting 10 yard holding calls. :doh:

Sweed ran by the DB and was open behind coverage. I think he has the "speed of the game" handled just fine. He just needs to hang onto the football like he is diving on a grenade to save the other 52 guys on the team.

Not to mention he did hang on to the previous pass while getting clocked by a defender.

Look. Wallace and Sweed both made mistakes that left 11 points on the field. They are both very young, and it shows. Enough already. They will get better. Sweed has improved quite a bit over last year. Wallace is a great find. We will be in GREAT SHAPE. Maybe this year will be a struggle. But we will be in GREAT shape as a franchise.

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 08:05 PM
Yeah, it sounds like a classic case of " fair weather fan" to me. The Johnny Knox fan club is that way.


:laughing:

billybob
09-27-2009, 08:07 PM
So, you'll support the o-line when they suck ass but not a second year receiver? I don't get it.:noidea:

I supported the " MACH V " because i believed in them when no others did . I proved right by doing so i may add. Sweed is not the person we all thought he was . He is not the person i even thought he was . Redemption is in the eyes of his coaches now . He could not harm things by being the person we all thought he could be .
I just don't know if he has what it takes , sorry . He has to prove more to himself , before he can even make a statement to anyone else . He just seems to squander the chances he gets . I believe in coach Tomlin . I believe that Sweed is heading out a wide open door .

aclark99
09-27-2009, 08:07 PM
i think sweed actually caught the ball for a touchdown. no review which blows my mind. the ball came loose when he hit the ground.

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 08:08 PM
I supported the " MACH V " because i believed in them when no others did . I proved right by doing so i may add. Sweed is not the person we all thought he was . He is not the person i even thought he was . Redemption is in the eyes of his coaches now . He could not harm things by being the person we all thought he could be .
I just don't know if he has what it takes , sorry . He has to prove more to himself , before he can even make a statement to anyone else . He just seems to squander the chances he gets . I believe in coach Tomlin . I believe that Sweed is heading out a wide open door .

Don't give up the ship....:coffee:

Steel_12
09-27-2009, 08:09 PM
i think sweed actually caught the ball for a touchdown. no review which blows my mind. the ball came loose when he hit the ground.

that means it wasn't a catch

BlastFurnace
09-27-2009, 08:13 PM
Other than Lee Mays, has there been a worse WR on the Steelers roster in the past 20 years.

billybob
09-27-2009, 08:14 PM
Don't give up the ship....:coffee:

Ain't givin up the ship parsay , just losing patience with Sweed .

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 08:17 PM
Ain't givin up the ship parsay , just losing patience with Sweed .

My point was that your pimping a guy that isn't even on the starting roster, yet you won't support a guy that is on the active roster. You don't see the irony in that?

SteelersinCA
09-27-2009, 08:19 PM
Was there a reason this required another thread besides the erroneously titled "Official cut Sweed now" thread?

BlastFurnace
09-27-2009, 08:20 PM
I didn't see it. Thanks for letting me know. I'll go there.

klick81
09-27-2009, 08:23 PM
So here's a question: when is it "ok" to call Sweed out? After three, four years of the same choking? Just a question I'm throwing out there.

For what it's worth, I DO believe that could have been a touchdown if the rules that were applied last week in multiple questionable reception calls were applied to his catch/drop today. I do not care to dig up the video of what's his name (head of officiating) defending some TD calls that were VERY similar to Sweed's.

Basically, Sweed was down when he hit the ground. The ground cannot cause a fumble. TD.

billybob
09-27-2009, 08:23 PM
My point was that your pimping a guy that isn't even on the starting roster, yet you won't support a guy that is on the active roster. You don't see the irony in that?

Maybe there is a reason why he is not on the starting roster . This is football , and this is you're brain on football ..........any questions ?

Steeldude
09-27-2009, 08:25 PM
sweed rarely plays. i am more concerned with the sorry (a little harsh) starting O-linemen than a backup WR :smile:

as of now holmes has done more damage than sweed. sweed is the least of this team's worries

SteelersinCA
09-27-2009, 08:25 PM
Maybe there is a reason why he is not on the starting roster . This is football , and this is you're brain on football ..........any questions ?

Even if he catches that ball, he's not moving ahead of Ward and Holmes on the depth chart, unless you are willing to drop Holmes down for dropping about 12 balls this year.

And for arguments sake, Sweed caught a ball last year (and threw a block that got us into the Super Bowl for arguments sake) which allowed holmes to catch his Super Bowl winning ball, how is he less of a WR now that he has dropped less than Holmes this year?? Just because it was a TD? How many 1st downs has Holmes dropped? Your logic is illogical.

SteelerEmpire
09-27-2009, 08:25 PM
I would not be surprised if we read that Sweed was cut later this week.... I mean the guy has been playing football all his life, has been a receiver for us what ? 3 or 4 yrs ? I mean how many chances do you give a guy ??

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 08:26 PM
Maybe there is a reason why he is not on the starting roster . This is football , and this is you're brain on football ..........any questions ?

Okay, don't be a jackass. I am trying to go easy on you cause you have been here awhile and I don't want to embarrass you in front of you girl, but if you're to much of a tool to realize how idiotic your argument is so be it. :coffee:

JEFF4i
09-27-2009, 08:26 PM
I wonder how many people on this board have the last name of Tomlin?

In addition to this, for all of you who don't, I wonder who's judgement I'm going to trust more...yours or Mr. Tomlin's.

Losses happen, Sweed made some mistakes. He's still fresh, if he can't adapt, then the coaching staff will cut him when they feel it is necessary. And quite frankly, this is a coaching staff that won the 2008-2009 Super Bowl...so frankly, I trust them more than you.

billybob
09-27-2009, 08:28 PM
Even if he catches taht ball, he's not moving ahead of Ward and Holmes on the depth chart, unless you are willing to drop Holmes down for dropping about 12 balls this year.

Holmes comes through more times than not , watch the superbowl ?

BlastFurnace
09-27-2009, 08:28 PM
I have supported Sweed...until today.

This guy has hands like Dwight Stone or Lee Mays.

The guy cannot catch.

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 08:28 PM
I would not be surprised if we read that Sweed was cut later this week.... I mean the guy has been playing football all his life, has been a receiver for us what ? 3 or 4 yrs ? I mean how many chances do you give a guy ??

How long exactly have you been following the Steelers, hell even most bandwagoner's know that this is only Sweed's second year.

billybob
09-27-2009, 08:30 PM
Okay, don't be a jackass. I am trying to go easy on you cause you have been here awhile and I don't want to embarrass you in front of you girl, but if you're to much of a tool to realize how idiotic your argument is so be it. :coffee:

Wow ! where did that come from ?

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 08:32 PM
Wow ! where did that come from ?



Maybe there is a reason why he is not on the starting roster . This is football , and this is you're brain on football ..........any questions ?

look familiar^^^

HometownGal
09-27-2009, 08:34 PM
With the umpteen threads bashing Limas Sweed :rolleyes:, I felt it best to put them all in one thread.

wmjeffers
09-27-2009, 08:35 PM
Sweed is a dissapointment, but got to love the Steelers, Wallace is going to take his spot... We have really stacked the WR position.

billybob
09-27-2009, 08:35 PM
look familiar^^^

You talkin bout A. Q. or something else?

MACH1
09-27-2009, 08:37 PM
With the umpteen threads bashing Limas Sweed :rolleyes:, I felt it best to put them all in one thread.

Maybe you should start one called 'who we gonna lose to next week' and bury all the fill in the blank sucks threads in it.

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 08:40 PM
Maybe you should start one called 'who we gonna lose to next week' and bury all the fill in the blank sucks threads in it.

Best idea yet.

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 08:43 PM
You talkin bout A. Q. or something else?

I am talking about how ironic it is for you to be pimping Shipley, a practice squad guy no less, and labeling a half assed offensive line "Mach V"(dumb)then saying that there is no hope for Sweed. You think you can comprehend that?:doh:

In the bozo bin you go.

billybob
09-27-2009, 08:44 PM
HOW BOUT FANS >>>>>VENTING ON SWEED ! ! ! Thats what's going on in these threads . Hope nothing is wrong with that .

SteelersinCA
09-27-2009, 08:47 PM
Venting is one thing, calling for him to be cut is moronic.

43Hitman
09-27-2009, 08:49 PM
Venting is one thing, calling for him to be cut is moronic.

This.

BlastFurnace
09-27-2009, 08:51 PM
Venting is one thing, calling for him to be cut is moronic.

Why? So far, he is clearly the worst WR on the team...and it's not even close.

Sean McDonald should be be active on game day...not Limas Sweed.

billybob
09-27-2009, 08:51 PM
I am talking about how ironic it is for you to be pimping Shipley, a practice squad guy no less, and labeling a half assed offensive line "Mach V"(dumb)then saying that there is no hope for Sweed. You think you can comprehend that?:doh:

In the bozo bin you go.

Well i think you are making a personal attack on me . A.Q. has been up since draft day , and i liked the fact of him being an underdog .(T-REX) If you want to start a personal attack on me do it right steel brother .Sweed sucks , and he should be there on the practice squad along with shipley . Maybe you can understand that . SWEED SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Neil-Still-Rules-14
09-27-2009, 08:55 PM
Everybody needs to calm down. Sweed will be fine. He didn't drop the pass as much as he just had the ball pop out. Yes it was a mistake. But Holmes has also dropped a lot of balls and made plenty of mistakes over the last few games. In fact, up until a year or two ago, that would have been a touchdown. Sweed doesn't play defense.

silver & black
09-27-2009, 09:03 PM
I could have sworn that I logged off my Raiders forum and logged on to the Steelers forum. :chuckle:

LVSteelersfan
09-27-2009, 09:10 PM
All the negative Nancy's are at it again this week. Sweed have had maybe 5 passes thrown to him in his whole career. Granted today's was a bad one, but people need to get a grip and realize you don't just cut guys who have little experience because of a drop. We lost today because Arians had to go and get conservative at the worst possible time trying to hold a lead and the defense could not stop two, count them TWO, 4th downs that would have ended the game. It was not Sweed that lost that game. Get real.

LVSteelersfan
09-27-2009, 09:12 PM
I would not be surprised if we read that Sweed was cut later this week.... I mean the guy has been playing football all his life, has been a receiver for us what ? 3 or 4 yrs ? I mean how many chances do you give a guy ??

Where do you people come from? This is Sweed's second year. Three or four years. Why don't you get off the bandwagon since you know nothing about this team.

GridironWarrior
09-27-2009, 09:14 PM
I say give Sweed some time. I still think he'll be a good one.

BlastFurnace
09-27-2009, 09:16 PM
All the negative Nancy's are at it again this week. Sweed have had maybe 5 passes thrown to him in his whole career. Granted today's was a bad one, but people need to get a grip and realize you don't just cut guys who have little experience because of a drop. We lost today because Arians had to go and get conservative at the worst possible time trying to hold a lead and the defense could not stop two, count them TWO, 4th downs that would have ended the game. It was not Sweed that lost that game. Get real.

Sweed has made a habit of this. He did it against the Ravens in the AFC Champ game last year. We need to face facts, the guy is not a dependable option for us to go to.

I was really excited to draft him when we did and I have defended him up until today. But he was beaten out by Wallace and he is less dependable than a Sean McDonald would be.

Neil-Still-Rules-14
09-27-2009, 09:19 PM
Does everybody remember when Holmes dropped the TD last week? Should we cut him too?

Psyychoward86
09-27-2009, 09:20 PM
I don't have anything to say.....

patience

BlastFurnace
09-27-2009, 09:21 PM
Does everybody remember when Holmes dropped the TD last week? Should we cut him too?

Holmes has a lot of skins on the wall.

Sweed has done nothing in a game to merit playing time over any receiver on the roster.

SteelersMongol
09-27-2009, 09:39 PM
lol as many as it takes

"Cut all the WRs" thread anyone? :chuckle:

tony hipchest
09-27-2009, 09:42 PM
I would not be surprised if we read that Sweed was cut later this week.... I mean the guy has been playing football all his life, has been a receiver for us what ? 3 or 4 yrs ??

one. :coffee:

this thread is dumb.

im moving on to the "official cut ben thread".

Shoes
09-27-2009, 09:47 PM
one. :coffee:

this thread is dumb.

im moving on to the "official cut ben thread".

Tony, I'm glad your here! :rofl::rofl::toofunny::toofunny:

steelbad@50
09-27-2009, 09:47 PM
We almost always come out of the gate slow so this is not the time for lynchings. If our team didnt do things the hard way they wouldnt be the STEELERS.:noidea:

Texasteel
09-27-2009, 09:49 PM
lol as many as it takes

We only need one, but people love padding their thread count.

Texasteel
09-27-2009, 09:53 PM
Sweeds problem is lack of confidence.

Although I'm pretty disgusted right now I'll at least give him til the end of this year.

Common sense looks out of place here GB

devilsdancefloor
09-27-2009, 10:05 PM
this thread makes as a much sense as a cut ben thread after all he threw a pick six... how about a cut tone thread he dropped a td last week! I dont get where you all are coming from. I am disgusted with the lose , but i am NOT going to throw people under the bus. Coach will get this shipped turned around i hacve faith and i have my kool-aid to prove it! The only time i see some of you post is if we lose a game why are you not here when we win???????

jjpro11
09-27-2009, 10:11 PM
Does everybody remember when Holmes dropped the TD last week? Should we cut him too?

Holmes had a defender's arm in between him and the ball, he was in the back of the end zone on a fade route, and it was raining... Sweed caught the damn ball with all the room in the world and no defender around to touch him, and then of course dropped it.

SteelersinCA
09-27-2009, 10:15 PM
Why? So far, he is clearly the worst WR on the team...and it's not even close.

Sean McDonald should be be active on game day...not Limas Sweed.

Are we talking this year? Because again, Holmes has dropped plenty of balls that have hit him in both hands this year. I'm confused by your "so far" comment. How is McDonalad "clearly" better when he hasn't even had so much as 5 snaps of playing time? Or are you merely guessing?

LVSteelersfan
09-27-2009, 10:32 PM
Are we talking this year? Because again, Holmes has dropped plenty of balls that have hit him in both hands this year. I'm confused by your "so far" comment. How is McDonalad "clearly" better when he hasn't even had so much as 5 snaps of playing time? Or are you merely guessing?

Touche. Holmes didn't even catch every ball thrown his way today. I can count on my fingers how many throws Sweed has had come his way in two years. I realize he is a NFL WR and should catch the easy ones, but EVERY WR drops easy ones. Does anyone watch football here? I saw Randy Moss drop one today that would have clearly been a TD. It happens folks. TO drops them all the time and is still considered one of the best in the league. You don't cut people for that. You just keep working with them and try to help them get better. If he isn't good enough in training camp next year, he will be cut. But get used to the fact that he is going nowhere this year and root for him to get better.

BTW, I think we need to cut Jeff Reed. He sucks.

BlastFurnace
09-27-2009, 10:33 PM
Are we talking this year? Because again, Holmes has dropped plenty of balls that have hit him in both hands this year. I'm confused by your "so far" comment. How is McDonalad "clearly" better when he hasn't even had so much as 5 snaps of playing time? Or are you merely guessing?

No. I am not guessing. McDonald is a proven veteran that is good enough to fill the 4th WR role. Sweed hasn't proven anything beyond that he can't catch a cold. Sweed's issues started in camp last year and have continued. It's painfully obvious that he can't catch or is so incredibly nervous when the ball is coming to him that he loses concentration.

SteelersinCA
09-27-2009, 10:46 PM
Someone who knows more than us must think otehrwise.

tony hipchest
09-27-2009, 11:36 PM
BTW, I think we need to cut Jeff Reed. He sucks.

thread officially in the crapper.

*flush*

MACH1
09-27-2009, 11:43 PM
thread officially in the crapper.

*flush*

I'm gonna steal this from ya.....

:shout: PANIC !

Preacher
09-27-2009, 11:51 PM
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Edman
09-28-2009, 12:18 AM
That dropped ball in the endzone really sums up this game to a tee. THAT was disgusting. The fact that he was surpassed by Wallace on the Depth Chart says it best. This guy doesn't have it. He's a bust.

The once-glamorous 2008 draft looks busterific. Mendy flubbing his practices, Sweed making us miss Nate Washington, these guys don't look good at all.

MasterOfPuppets
09-28-2009, 12:18 AM
And Carter could have tackle Benson to stop the 2nd last TD.

Farrior could have tackled Brian Leonard on 4th down and won the game.

Mike Wallace could have stayed in bounds and scored a TD on that long catch

Jeff Reed could have made that FG and the game would be in OT.

Tomlin could have went for the TD on the first drive......etc. ITS A TEAM LOSS. NOT A LOSS ON 1 SINGLE EVENT. and lets not forget holmes could've ran the right route and doesn't cause a pick six..... funny how when o'donell threw the same picks to larry brown, he did it on purpose....

MasterOfPuppets
09-28-2009, 12:29 AM
I tried to tell people that he can't fill in for Nate. MIke Wallace looks like he can but Sweed is pure TRASH.
did you watch the titans game today ? i'm sure nate's not gettin much love from titan fans today... nate had the dropsies himself today....:laughing:

7willBheaven
09-28-2009, 01:12 AM
I figured why not throw my thoughts in on this with the rest of the BS posts in this thread hahah. Let me see here...Sweed had what 8-10 balls thrown to him towards the end of last year, and he caught 6 of them....09 preseason...he looked much much better (still maybe had a drop or 2 i dont remember exactly). Now onto this regular season, 1st game...if i remember correctly he was only in on a couple plays but wasnt thrown to at all...2nd game he was inactive due to injury. Now today he was thrown to twice, caught the one...and the other was a close one...and popped out when he hit the ground (though its funny i've seen similar plays be counted as TDs, with the whole once the player his the ground in the endzone play is over and the ground cant cause a fumble stuff....buuuut whatever).

OH no...the sky is falling. Holmes has dropped passes, and didnt look too good until the 2nd of his first year...I wouldnt be surprised if Hines didnt look like a superstar his first years....along with TONS of other WRs who went on to be some of the best the game has seen, EVERYONE drops passes throughout the year. Holmes has this year, hell Hines had that fumble inside the 20 not long ago...should we can them? Oh no cause they have been around longer and have become more proven backs. Nate Washington had a bigger case of the drops than Sweed did, but he did come along in his last year or so here (yes he's not a superstar but still).

I think its really ridiculous people blaming this player or that player for the WHOLE GAME...a lot of stuff happens in a loss, if he woulda got that TD, who says we still win? You dont know that for sure. I mean come on, it sucks major loosing these last 2, but get over it.

BlockMonsta
09-28-2009, 01:21 AM
I was not able to watch the game on the tube, was it a drop as in AFC Champ game? Or was it more excusable? All I know is it's still early so I hope we can get on track. And Wallace, I like what I see from him no question about.

Missin' Troy,

MACH1
09-28-2009, 02:44 AM
I was not able to watch the game on the tube, was it a drop as in AFC Champ game? Or was it more excusable? All I know is it's still early so I hope we can get on track. And Wallace, I like what I see from him no question about.

Missin' Troy,

Absolutely no excuse for dropping that one, they don't get any easier than that.

LoneHorseman
09-28-2009, 02:52 AM
Other than Lee Mays, has there been a worse WR on the Steelers roster in the past 20 years.

Don't you remember the aptly named Dwight "Hands of" Stone

solardave
09-28-2009, 03:28 AM
How wide open was he?

As wide as all outdoors! What was he even doing in there? Wallace was tearing them a new one(well not really) but he was catching everything thrown his way. If he ran that route we'd be going home with number 9 in a row. Also Ben's INT contributed.
I know this didn't cost us the game or anything but what to hell was the passing interference call on Hines? I thought in order to call interference the ball had to be thrown in that direction. It was pretty plain from the onset they were going to call whatever they could on Hines. I guess they have to support the new Hines rule but are they going to call a penalty on a perfectly legal block. I mean it wasn't even holding.

The bright spot is the O-line did well as far as I can see. They were not only opening holes but blocking downfield and Ben had time to throw.

Galax Steeler
09-28-2009, 03:45 AM
Common sense looks out of place here GB

I am right here with you Tex.:applaudit:

IamTheSteelGod
09-28-2009, 04:05 AM
And Carter could have tackle Benson to stop the 2nd last TD.

Farrior could have tackled Brian Leonard on 4th down and won the game.

Mike Wallace could have stayed in bounds and scored a TD on that long catch

Jeff Reed could have made that FG and the game would be in OT.

Tomlin could have went for the TD on the first drive......etc. ITS A TEAM LOSS. NOT A LOSS ON 1 SINGLE EVENT.

Thats one of the most sensible things I have read on this forum, that and the "how many crucial receptions did Holmes drop". How did I know that after watching the game last night, to logging on this morning that a Holmes hating thread would have started. Bitterness as he dropped a TD pass in AFC championship game, which we went on to win!!! I personally hate the Steelers loosing to the Bengals, and I did bitch slap the monitor when and shout many profanities when he dropped that pass. However, when you think about it, no-one is going to be hurting more than him today. And iam sure he will make a big play in games to come and all this will be forgotten. :hug: That vengance block Sweed dished out in the AFC championship game proves that Sweed has heart and determination. Most would have just sat on the fence. :coffee:

Fire Haley
09-28-2009, 04:39 AM
I was not able to watch the game on the tube, was it a drop as in AFC Champ game? Or was it more excusable?

No excuses. Perfect pass hit him right in the hands wide open in the endzone.
Pee-wee players make that catch 10 out of 10 times.

Sweed makes that catch it's 27-9 and even the defense falling flat on it's face in the 4th qtr won't matter. Game over

steelerdave1969
09-28-2009, 05:06 AM
Yeah, I didnt get to watch the 2nd half of the game yesterday til I got home from church. But the pass hit Limas right in the chest and hit the ground... Its sad, cuz I had so much hope for this young man, but I think he needs to enjoy his last few game checks as a Steeler WR. The Steelers have a great looking rookie at WR that is gonna push him to the free agency list and McDonald which has not been active the first 3 games is even better than Sweed, just dont understand why they keep Sweed out there and leaving McDonald on the bench... makes no sense

solardave
09-28-2009, 05:51 AM
The son of a bitch needs to be escorted to the edge of town , and kicked in his ass to boot . He has no reason making the money he is , and losing games for a top notch team like he is playing for . I'm sorry i am pissed , and as far as i am concerned he cost Ben his first loss ever in Ohio since coming to the NFL .

Don't mince words BB. Just say what you feel man. LOL. You took the words right out of my mouth.

SteelStang
09-28-2009, 06:40 AM
With the emergence of Wallace, Sweed's days are numbered. I was saying dump him after his drops last season while many others tried defending this guy. Cut him loose and sign someone who can maybe rush the passer a little bit.

steelrush
09-28-2009, 07:13 AM
Tired of him too.:mad:

The Lakelander
09-28-2009, 07:37 AM
For what? A box of jock straps? He has no trade value.

Then a box of jock straps it is! :applaudit:

Texasteel
09-28-2009, 07:41 AM
did you watch the titans game today ? i'm sure nate's not gettin much love from titan fans today... nate had the dropsies himself today....:laughing:

People seem to forget that before his contract year Nate couldn't catch the ball if he had 4 hand.

The_WARDen
09-28-2009, 07:51 AM
The sooner the door hits him in the a$$, the better!! Beat it ya bum!

:mad:

lamberts-lost-tooth
09-28-2009, 07:54 AM
Yeah...Yeah...Yeah


...and when he catches a TD later in the season and has great game, the same people saying "cut Sweed" will be talking about how Ward is now expendable.

Its one thing to say that Sweed shouldnt have dropped the ball, but if we cut every player that makes a mistake, we wouldn't have 11 players to field a team.

Before anyone takes the time to make a knee-jerk post, about cutting Sweed....STOP!!!!....take a deep breath...and ask yourself if you are posting based on reality or emotion. Sweed is our 4th reciever and is better than Washington was his first two seasons.

Get over yourselves.

Stupid...STUPID thread!!!!!!!!!!:banging:

The_WARDen
09-28-2009, 07:58 AM
Stupid stupid Sweed. Get over yourself!

He's a bust just like Troy Edwards was a fraud.

lamberts-lost-tooth
09-28-2009, 08:29 AM
Stupid stupid Sweed. Get over yourself!

He's a bust just like Troy Edwards was a fraud.

Time will tell...but he is not a "bust" yet.

SteelMember
09-28-2009, 09:24 AM
Certainly seems to be a lot of folks clamering for the exits on the Reo Sweed Wagon.

43Hitman
09-28-2009, 09:26 AM
Certainly seems to be a lot of folks clamering for the exits on the Reo Sweed Wagon.

Let em go I say! Hell, I'll even hold the door.:chuckle:

Kvnfaber
09-28-2009, 09:30 AM
And Carter could have tackle Benson to stop the 2nd last TD.

Farrior could have tackled Brian Leonard on 4th down and won the game.

Mike Wallace could have stayed in bounds and scored a TD on that long catch

Jeff Reed could have made that FG and the game would be in OT.

Tomlin could have went for the TD on the first drive......etc. ITS A TEAM LOSS. NOT A LOSS ON 1 SINGLE EVENT.

This post wins the thread.

19ward86
09-28-2009, 10:04 AM
might as well line up max starks out wide

Rek
09-28-2009, 10:28 AM
This ain't Texas. This ain't college. Sweed is proving to everyone that he is not a NFL-caliber receiver. Mike Wallace is faster and can catch the ball and protect it.

Does Sweed blow? Yeah.
Should we cut him? Nah. Keep him, get a couple catches out of him, and build up some trade value. THEN get rid of him.

revefsreleets
09-28-2009, 10:33 AM
Is it over for Sweed? Not yet...but the fat lady is warming up her vocal cords in her dressing room.

Kids head just ain't in the game...

simonsfs30
09-28-2009, 10:36 AM
if he gets a TD this season he will bounce back, if they dont throw him anym ore he could never build some confidence and be out same as rashard if u dont give him the ball he would not get better, give young guys time.

Jmat
09-28-2009, 10:42 AM
I don't have anything to say.....

Agreed. Cut him. He's a bust. Period.

The defense needs to be cut too. Inexcusable. I blame the D more than Sweed or the offense for this loss.

Rek
09-28-2009, 11:37 AM
Agreed. Cut him. He's a bust. Period.

The defense needs to be cut too. Inexcusable. I blame the D more than Sweed or the offense for this loss.

:huh:

steelreserve
09-28-2009, 11:42 AM
If Wallace is playing like this, why do we even NEED Sweed around?

Seriously, look at what Wallace is doing. THAT'S how you're supposed to start out if you're going to be a star. Sweed is reminding me more and more of J.J. Stokes every time he goes out there.

steelballs
09-28-2009, 11:45 AM
Steel 12...Wide open...I had my arms raised for the touchdown till he hit the ground and dropped it again.

My question is....why and the hell did he go down? There was nobody close to him and he had plenty of room for the two step dance. The kid simply lacks focus.

revefsreleets
09-28-2009, 11:47 AM
Perhaps he was starting his endzone celebration? He had planned on a demonstration of break dancing ala CJ...if this dude ever actually CATCHES a TD pass I hope to Christ he just tosses the ball to the official and jogs off the field.

steelballs
09-28-2009, 12:00 PM
Perhaps he was starting his endzone celebration? He had planned on a demonstration of break dancing ala CJ...if this dude ever actually CATCHES a TD pass I hope to Christ he just tosses the ball to the official and jogs off the field.

The operative word here is IF. I want the kid to succeed, but man oh man is he frustrating to watch. He makes the catches he's not supposed to and leaves the easy ones out there...kinda like Nate Washington in his early career.

Rochwacher
09-28-2009, 12:03 PM
Sweed is terrible and and he Holmes are having a bad start.

Wallace, Washington, Ward, they all catch that pass.

Rek
09-28-2009, 02:07 PM
Sweed is terrible and and he Holmes are having a bad start.

Wallace, Washington, Ward, they all catch that pass.

Washington? As in, Nate Washington? Er....yeah sure...

steelreserve
09-28-2009, 02:18 PM
Washington? As in, Nate Washington? Er....yeah sure...

I kind of chuckled at that too. While he was here, his butterfingers were all anyone talked about. At least we've got someone else to carry that torch.

But seriously ... Ward, Holmes and Wallace is a great group of receivers. That's as good at 1-2-3 as we've ever had, and I could care less whether Sweed or McDonald is #4. Let them fight it out.

bblocker14
09-28-2009, 02:24 PM
MacDonald had a pretty good preseason. He caught most of the passes thrown his way and advanced the ball after the catch. For Limas, I think you just have to make him concentrate on the easy catches or just throw to him over the middle. He does well in traffic and seems to convert the tough catches.

Cmdurand21
09-28-2009, 02:28 PM
I posted this is the Hines Ward thread. I should have known no one would read it, because Limas Sweed is our #1 concern at the 4th WR spot


You know, I've been coming here for quite a while now. Probably about 2 years. Lurking at first, then finally adding an account. I've never been too much of a poster, but I read a lot of the threads. It really infuriates me that this thread is still on Page 1 and has less than 100 views.. And the effing' "Official Cut Limas Sweed" has 154 post and almost 4000 views.

Clearly most of you care about 3-4 dropped passes way more than 10,000 caught passes. It makes me sick. It makes me question why I take stock in the Forum at all. It makes me question the Fanhood of several members.

Thank you Hines Ward. I love you. You have been my favorite Steeler since I was a teenager. You deserve more than this. You deserve more attention than Limas profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfiltering Sweed.

Fire Haley
09-28-2009, 03:20 PM
Wallace, Holmes, Ward, they all catch that pass.

I'd agree with that

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DoubleSh0t
09-28-2009, 03:39 PM
The more I keep watching that drop, the more I wonder why Sweed started going to the ground? Had he just kept his legs underneath him, 2 steps and play over, TD. But it seems as soon as he caught the ball, he went to the ground, untouched. I don't get it.

Rek
09-28-2009, 04:19 PM
I'd agree with that

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AGGGGRRRAAHHHH! Why does he keep dropping it over and over again?!

X-Terminator
09-28-2009, 04:28 PM
The more I keep watching that drop, the more I wonder why Sweed started going to the ground? Had he just kept his legs underneath him, 2 steps and play over, TD. But it seems as soon as he caught the ball, he went to the ground, untouched. I don't get it.

The only thing I can think of is maybe he thought he wouldn't be able to get both feet in, but you can see that he would have had he stayed upright. Going to the ground made no sense to me.

AllD
09-28-2009, 04:29 PM
He is another year away from being effective, if ever. Repeated plays like that in the NFL will have you selling groceries in no time.

Neil-Still-Rules-14
09-28-2009, 04:41 PM
It really is gut wrenching to watch that in slow-mo. As I previously stated, it's not a drop, it's a pop out. Just a shame. I still want to see him get more plays. Mark my words. He can be a playmaker.

BlastFurnace
09-28-2009, 04:50 PM
A very good friend of mine...who also is a die-hard Longhorn fan told me today that Sweed had a bad case of the drops his first 3 years at Texas.

BlastFurnace
09-28-2009, 04:51 PM
It really is gut wrenching to watch that in slow-mo. As I previously stated, it's not a drop, it's a pop out. Just a shame. I still want to see him get more plays. Mark my words. He can be a playmaker.

I used to believe that and defended him until yesterday, but the evidence is showing that he cannot catch the ball.

stillers4me
09-28-2009, 04:53 PM
Oh god....my eyes. I watched that happen right in front of me (we were right up in that corner) and now I can't the vision out of my head. :chuckle:


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SteelTalons
09-28-2009, 04:55 PM
The more I keep watching that drop, the more I wonder why Sweed started going to the ground? Had he just kept his legs underneath him, 2 steps and play over, TD. But it seems as soon as he caught the ball, he went to the ground, untouched. I don't get it.

Looks like, to me anyway, he tried to catch it. Didn't get a good grip on it so he was focusing on tryna grab it, forcing it into his chest. In the process trips, notice his toe hit the ground wrong and trip him as he tries to catch it and stay inbounds. Now he's somewhat got control over the ball at this point. But as he falls and still trying to get a better grip, his elbow hits the ground first and pops it loose on him. As you can tell buy the way he rolled over tryna get it. :laughing:

43Hitman
09-28-2009, 04:57 PM
Looks like, to me anyway, he tried to catch it. Didn't get a good grip on it so he was focusing on tryna grab it, forcing it into his chest. In the process his brain cut off and he stopped running, while running(just watch his foot he doesn't pick it up, I dunno why, and it trips him when it finally came up on its own). Now he's somewhat got control over the ball at this point. But as he falls and still trying to get a better grip, his elbow hits the ground first and pops it loose on him. As you can tell buy the way he rolled over tryna get it. :laughing:

You may be on to something there...:laughing:

SteelTalons
09-28-2009, 05:01 PM
You may be on to something there...:laughing:

Miss called the trip, corrected it though. Looked at it again, he didn't stop running his toe hit the turf as he was running full speed, and to make matters worse he stubbed it behind the other leg. So all he weight was going forward, no way to not trip there. :chuckle:

I'll give Sweed a pass on that, had he not tripped he probably would have had a TD. Plus I've done that before in several none football related moments. Its the curse of having big feet Im telling you!

BozMan
09-28-2009, 05:47 PM
The more I keep watching that drop, the more I wonder why Sweed started going to the ground? Had he just kept his legs underneath him, 2 steps and play over, TD. But it seems as soon as he caught the ball, he went to the ground, untouched. I don't get it.

It almost seems like he is trying to drag both feet to stay in bounds but then tripped himself. Then he tried to twist his torso to the side for some reason (possibly to break his fall??).

SteelerEmpire
09-28-2009, 06:43 PM
As a former WR and CB in high school.... that type of catch is elementary... In fact, a "bomb" is the easiest catch to make in my opinion... Also, it didn't look like he tripped. It appears he chose to fall to the ground as he was catching it. And then tried to break his fall with his right elbow... ... the fall kept him from securing the ball "immediately " and the elbow to the ground dislodged the ball completely.... ..... if your position is WR and the ball touches your hands and then you drop it, thats the equivalent of a doctor saying you need a heart transplant... when all you have is gas.... its just not supposed to happen....

SteelTalons
09-28-2009, 07:12 PM
As a former WR and CB in high school.... that type of catch is elementary... In fact, a "bomb" is the easiest catch to make in my opinion... Also, it didn't look like he tripped. It appears he chose to fall to the ground as he was catching it. And then tried to break his fall with his right elbow... ... the fall kept him from securing the ball "immediately " and the elbow to the ground dislodged the ball completely.... ..... if your position is WR and the ball touches your hands and then you drop it, thats the equivalent of a doctor saying you need a heart transplant... when all you have is gas.... its just not supposed to happen....

I dunno what to say, the more I look at it the odder it looks.

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Sorta does look like he's falling when you watch the upper half of his body, but that maybe because he reached out to get the ball and leaned in as he pulled it in. But when you watch the lower half, his right leg looks normal until his right foot gets to the very tip of his toe, and has he takes his next step with the left leg, his left foot(at the big toe) stubs the ground and skips a bit and right as it does he's on the right foots tip needing another step to keep upright and moving. But because his other foot stubs and his momentum going forward his right foot flips over. And down comes Limas...

Once he realizes, shit Im falling. He starts to rotate a bit to I guess land on his back in hopes of maintaining control of the ball. But his elbow catches him in mid rotation and pops the ball out.

Im still gonna have to go with it looks like he tripped...

mesaSteeler
09-28-2009, 07:23 PM
Sweed's drop costly to Steelers
September 28, 9:24 AMPittsburgh Sports Examiner
Matt Pawlikowski
http://www.examiner.com/x-2703-Pittsburgh-Sports-Examiner~y2009m9d28-Sweeds-drop-costly-to-Steelers

There are many questions as to why the Steelers were not able to defeat the Bengals after dominating them for a half. Was the defense too winded in the end? Is Jeff Reed's mental state falling? Is the team suffering a Super Bowl hangover and resting on past laurels?

Those are just a few. Here some we found.

1)Limas Sweed -Many might point a finger at the usually reliable Reed, who missed his third field goal attempt in two games. But let's remember something folks, it was a 52 yarder and shouldn't have even been attempted. Why? Well A big key to the loss was one play and it came via Limas Sweed, dropping yet another ball during crunch time while he was wide open. Last year's drop in the AFC championship game nearly proved costly, this time his drop in the end zone was the difference maker as Reed wouldn't have had to attempt from such as long distance and the points would have won the game.

2) Bruce Arians. OK, you can't pin all the blame on Arians, but this pass happy stuff has got to end. In the first half the Steelers had finally found its running game niche and seemed to be in a flow. Then it disappears in the second half. Steeler football Bruce. When something is working why try to fix it. Normally when a team is up on an opponent in the NFL, they run the football or at least try to in order to take time off the clock.

3) Carson Palmer - He had just 183 yards passing on the day. He was pretty much an afterthought. But when the game was on the line in the fourth quarter Palmer delivered.

"There was nothing from a book or movie," Palmer said. " We just talked about each situation, as far as when we were going to get into a two-minute offense and when we were going to clock it after certain first downs. Just a lot of communication as far as what we were thinking on the next play. But no pumped-up speech needed. We knew what we needed to do, and we got it done."

4) Troy Polamalu - True the Steelers looked good on defense once again, but without Polamalu on the field, the team seems to be missing that umph they had last year. If Troy is in the game does Cedrick Benson score his touchdown? Does Palmer, his former teammate at USC make the plays he does? It's a team effort, but with Polamalu, the Steelers might be 3-0 instead of 1-2. With him out of the lineup though, for a second consecutive week the Steeler defense did not force a turnover.

5) Going for it on fourth down - You have to like Steeler coach Mike Tomlin's thinking. Time clicking off the clock in the first half, your team holding a comfortable lead. Time to put the nail in the coffin. This time though, Big Ben's magic couldn't carry the team and on a fourth down and four play from the Bengals 35 yard line the Steelers missed. It was the start of Palmer's big plays. Cincy marched down the field in the final minute scoring a field goal and it seemed to propel the team.

"We thought that we were moving the ball effectively. We thought that we had an opportunity to get a first down and potentially a touchdown," Tomlin said. " We were on the outermost edge of what was comfortable field-goal range. We attempted one, maybe a yard shorter than that, in the second half. So, we opted to move the chains and maybe put seven on the board."

6)Jonathon Joseph - Who? Without his interception of Ben Roethlisberger, the game may have had a different outcome. Joseph had a 30 yard interception return for a touchdown early in the third quarter. After it, the Bengals seemed to have the momentum needed to carry them the rest of the contest.

QUOTABLE

ďWe donít need what transpired out there to let us know itís a new season. We realized that when we reported to Latrobe. Thatís been our mentality, and thatís what weíve said. Itís not lip service. We mean it.Ē Steeler coach Mike Tomlin on a possible Super Bowl hangover

PLAYER OF THE GAME

You have to give this to rookie Mike Wallace. The speedy wideout had 107 yards on just seven receptions although Ike Taylor's play on defense is also worth noting. Taylor, who covered Ochocinco did a nice job of keeping the ball out of his hands and had four passes defensed on the evening.

billybob
09-29-2009, 01:54 AM
I still stand by my original diagnosis of the play .......Sweed needs to go to the practice squad , and the sooner the better . You don't make that kind of dough , and whiff like he does consistantly .

El-Gonzo Jackson
09-29-2009, 10:33 AM
You don't make that kind of dough , and whiff like he does consistantly .

But, Max Starks does make more dough and wiff consistently. Maybe he should goto the practice squad??

The_WARDen
09-29-2009, 10:39 AM
But, Max Starks does make more dough and wiff consistently. Maybe he should goto the practice squad??

been saying that for years

Steel_12
09-29-2009, 10:54 AM
did you watch the titans game today ? i'm sure nate's not gettin much love from titan fans today... nate had the dropsies himself today....:laughing:

But he also catches TD passes...2-0 in favor of Nate.

Rek
09-29-2009, 12:33 PM
Look people, it's simple. Sweed is paid to catch the ball. Quite a lot of money actually, to simply catch the ball maybe 3-4 times a game. That is his job.

He doesn't do his job. So, you find someone who can and get rid of the person that can't.

Preacher
09-29-2009, 12:40 PM
Look people, it's simple. Sweed is paid to catch the ball. Quite a lot of money actually, to simply catch the ball maybe 3-4 times a game. That is his job.

He doesn't do his job. So, you find someone who can and get rid of the person that can't.

Its also simple. Physical laws state that when an elbow hits the ground, it will cause your hand to raise up if you are still falling.

In other words... ITS STILL PART OF THE LEARNING CURVE for him.

Fire Haley
09-29-2009, 12:50 PM
buh-bye

Limas Sweed could be headed to the bench Sunday

Mike Tomlin is concerned enough about Limas Sweed's struggles catching the football that the second-year wide receiver may not even dress Sunday when the Steelers host the San Diego Chargers.

Sweed dropped a touchdown pass in the Steelers' 23-20 loss to the Bengals last Sunday. When asked if he'll consider moving Shaun McDonald, who has been inactive for two of the Steelers' first three games, ahead of Sweed, Tomlin said, "Absolutely."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_645558.html?feed=9

GeneralRobinson
09-29-2009, 12:53 PM
buh-bye

Limas Sweed could be headed to the bench Sunday

Mike Tomlin is concerned enough about Limas Sweed's struggles catching the football that the second-year wide receiver may not even dress Sunday when the Steelers host the San Diego Chargers.

Sweed dropped a touchdown pass in the Steelers' 23-20 loss to the Bengals last Sunday. When asked if he'll consider moving Shaun McDonald, who has been inactive for two of the Steelers' first three games, ahead of Sweed, Tomlin said, "Absolutely."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_645558.html?feed=9


The key word here is, "consider".

X-Terminator
09-29-2009, 01:21 PM
The key word here is, "consider".

That usually means it's going to happen.

At this point, I'd have to support it. Kid's got to learn how to catch the ball.

GeneralRobinson
09-29-2009, 01:39 PM
That usually means it's going to happen.

At this point, I'd have to support it. Kid's got to learn how to catch the ball.

Agreed. The question is how do you do that?

It's a cycle. Sweed is #4 on the depth chart, which means he gets hardly any throws. So you demote him to #5 on the chart. That means that he gets even less reps and less game experience which means his chances of learning how to catch are greatly reduced.

My feelings on Limas are that he has talent and should be given every opportunity to play and improve. It starts this week with practice. He needs to show the coaches that he is improving. If he does, he should play. Demoting him will, in my opinion, stunt his development, and he will be cut, at which point he could, emphasize could, become the next Cris Carter, someone who had a similar career path, on another team.

The decision comes down to how good the coaches think Limas can be. If they rate him as a potentially great receiver, I think he should play and not be benched.

Preacher
09-29-2009, 01:42 PM
Agreed. The question is how do you do that?

It's a cycle. Sweed is #4 on the depth chart, which means he gets hardly any throws. So you demote him to #5 on the chart. That means that he gets even less reps and less game experience which means his chances of learning how to catch are greatly reduced.

My feelings on Limas are that he has talent and should be given every opportunity to play and improve. It starts this week with practice. He needs to show the coaches that he is improving. If he does, he should play. Demoting him will, in my opinion, stunt his development, and he will be cut, at which point he could, emphasize could, become the next Cris Carter, someone who had a similar career path, on another team.

The decision comes down to how good the coaches think Limas can be. If they rate him as a potentially great receiver, I think he should play and not be benched.

That is my exact thoughts.

Like X-term, I think we need to bench him right now. Put an end to this losing streak at two. Then, a couple games later, dress him again and see what he can do. TELL HIM that he will dress again in three weeks, and go work on the jugs machine.

CargoJon
09-29-2009, 01:43 PM
Agreed. The question is how do you do that?

It's a cycle. Sweed is #4 on the depth chart, which means he gets hardly any throws. So you demote him to #5 on the chart. That means that he gets even less reps and less game experience which means his chances of learning how to catch are greatly reduced.

My feelings on Limas are that he has talent and should be given every opportunity to play and improve. It starts this week with practice. He needs to show the coaches that he is improving. If he does, he should play. Demoting him will, in my opinion, stunt his development, and he will be cut, at which point he could, emphasize could, become the next Cris Carter, someone who had a similar career path, on another team.

The decision comes down to how good the coaches think Limas can be. If they rate him as a potentially great receiver, I think he should play and not be benched.The only question then becomes - how many games does it have to cost the team in order to work on the development for one guy?
I supported Limas when he dropped that TD pass in the AFCCG last year. I'm starting to lose patience though...this is the NFL, Ben can't be expected to throw him the ball for him to drop and then shake it off as "learning curve".

:tt03:

GeneralRobinson
09-29-2009, 01:50 PM
That is my exact thoughts.

Like X-term, I think we need to bench him right now. Put an end to this losing streak at two. Then, a couple games later, dress him again and see what he can do. TELL HIM that he will dress again in three weeks, and go work on the jugs machine.

I think we're on the same page as far as the long term, Preacher. However, if Sweed gets benched for McDonald, the only way he'll dress again is if there is an injury to a receiver. I can't see McDonald being deactivated for Sweed if he plays well.

AllD
09-29-2009, 01:54 PM
Watch McDonald make everybody forget about Sweed like Nate Washington.

GeneralRobinson
09-29-2009, 01:54 PM
The only question then becomes - how many games does it have to cost the team in order to work on the development for one guy?
I supported Limas when he dropped that TD pass in the AFCCG last year. I'm starting to lose patience though...this is the NFL, Ben can't be expected to throw him the ball for him to drop and then shake it off as "learning curve".

:tt03:

Agreed. However, he's only getting 2 balls thrown to him a game. It's more of a priority that the first and second string players who affect dozens of plays improve their game.

SteelerFanInTX210
09-29-2009, 02:19 PM
Give Sweed some more time fellas its only his second year. Wards getting old guys and Wallace is emerging and Holmes is still good but were still gonna need a number 3 man in the future. Give him some more time.

GeneralRobinson
09-29-2009, 02:29 PM
Give Sweed some more time fellas its only his second year. Wards getting old guys and Wallace is emerging and Holmes is still good but were still gonna need a number 3 man in the future. Give him some more time.

I agree that he needs more time. The problem is that the coaches appear to have lost faith in him, which means that barring injury, he won't see the field again, which is a shame because I think he has talent and could be a quality receiver. Now it looks like, barring having the best 2010 training camp of all our receivers, he has played his last game as a Pittsburgh player.

lilyoder6
09-29-2009, 02:43 PM
limas dropped 1 pass..

how many as holmes dropped this season so far??? more than 1 i can bet..

i mean it's funny to see how pathetic u ppl are to rly talk about cutting sweed... giving him time...

players have bad plays evry game.. who the eff cares.. a football game is 60 min.. not 1 play..

GeneralRobinson
09-29-2009, 03:12 PM
limas dropped 1 pass..

how many as holmes dropped this season so far??? more than 1 i can bet..

i mean it's funny to see how pathetic u ppl are to rly talk about cutting sweed... giving him time...

players have bad plays evry game.. who the eff cares.. a football game is 60 min.. not 1 play..

You're absolutely right, lily. The coaches certainly seem to be persistent in calling running plays over and over again that don't seem to be effective. Hopefully they show the same persistence in Limas.

revefsreleets
09-29-2009, 04:05 PM
You're all right...we should give Sweed UNLIMITED opportunities to drop TD passes. Say, you know, if we throw 100 TD passes his way, he's BOUND to finally haul at least 1 or 2 in.

Santo has dropped 5 and outs on the sideline, and some of them were in shit conditions, and he has single-handedly WON us games in the past. Sweed drops passes in or near the endzone while he's wide open, and has otherwise done just about nothing but eat up roster and salary...BIG difference

WindyCitySteelerFan
09-29-2009, 04:11 PM
Did anyone else catch Tomlins press conference today when he said about Sweed "He better not drop another one of those...."

klick81
09-29-2009, 04:51 PM
Did anyone else catch Tomlins press conference today when he said about Sweed "He better not drop another one of those...."

Link anyone?

Rek
09-29-2009, 08:03 PM
Its also simple. Physical laws state that when an elbow hits the ground, it will cause your hand to raise up if you are still falling.

In other words... ITS STILL PART OF THE LEARNING CURVE for him.

That is a textbook example of an excuse.

tony hipchest
09-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Link anyone?

http://pit.scout.com/

arge5809
09-29-2009, 09:24 PM
We almost always come out of the gate slow so this is not the time for lynchings. If our team didnt do things the hard way they wouldnt be the STEELERS.:noidea:


It's about time that someone said it !!! If the games were easy we'd be called the Cheatriots....

:noidea: :flap:

Dodt
09-29-2009, 10:04 PM
agree with you on that one tony.

BehindSteelCurtain
09-29-2009, 10:21 PM
Glad to see my thread succeeding.

43Hitman
09-30-2009, 06:42 AM
You don't make that kind of dough , and whiff like he does consistantly


But, Max Starks does make more dough and wiff consistently. Maybe he should goto the practice squad??

That is exactly my point El-Gonzo. :thumbsup: