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Velvet Elvis
02-02-2011, 12:33 PM
Limas Sweed was at Super Bowl Media Day

Posted by Evan Silva on February 2, 2011, 11:42 AM EST

It wasn’t so long ago that Limas Sweed was considered a Steelers draft-day steal: A long, lean, play-making deep threat to groom behind Santonio Holmes and perhaps eventually replace Hines Ward.

Nearly three years later, it feels like Sweed is close to the point of “Where are they now?” mystery-man status. More likely to evoke trivia questions or laughs than reappear on a football field.

But Rosenthal spotted Sweed at Super Bowl Media Day, and some reporters even had questions for him.

Asked Tuesday if he’s in the Steelers’ long term plans, Sweed replied “I believe so.”

“The whole state of Texas has called me wanting tickets to the game,” added Sweed, who played college ball for the Longhorns.

Selected 53rd overall in the 2008 draft, Sweed entered the league with chronic wrist problems, lost out to then-rookie Mike Wallace for Pittsburgh’s third receiver job in 2009, and finished that season on the reserve/non-football injury list for what some speculated to be “severe depression.”

An Achilles’ tendon tear at May minicamps wiped out Sweed’s 2010 season.

He is signed for $555,000 in 2011, but has been long since overtaken by rookies Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown. Sweed will have a hard time making next season’s roster. Sweed does still have an impressive college highlight reel, and figures to get a shot from another team.

SH-Rock
02-02-2011, 12:59 PM
I would like to see him really make the team, if and only if, he can help us in the redzone.

Merchant
02-02-2011, 01:00 PM
I don't get it.. if he was there why wasn't he in the Team Picture?

fer522
02-02-2011, 01:25 PM
I don't get it.. if he was there why wasn't he in the Team Picture?


because he sucks :noidea:

pancake
02-02-2011, 03:22 PM
If Ward plays another year, along with Wallace Sanders and Brown. Sweed, El and the other sp guy ( my mind has went blank) fight for the last 2 spots.

austinfrench76
02-02-2011, 03:29 PM
It would be great if Sweed could be a 5th reciever but those spots seem to go to veterans that play special teams so I don't know if he makes it. Not sure how much Battle is signed for but it will probably come down to those two.

Merchant
02-02-2011, 03:37 PM
because he sucks :noidea:

So do some of the practice squad guys but they were still in it.

MDSteel15
02-02-2011, 03:40 PM
I was so hi on him, man what a disappointment... :doh:

vasteeler
02-02-2011, 04:43 PM
SWEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!:tt02::tt02::tt02:

Buddha Bus
02-02-2011, 04:48 PM
I'm still pulling for Limas. I hope he can find a way to make the team next year. I personally would like to see Randle El go. He doesn't bring much to the table anymore with the emergence of Sanders and Brown and I'm certain we can find somebody else to fair catch punts. Limas would at least have an upside while El is on the downside of his career.

El Nino
02-02-2011, 05:00 PM
I'm still pulling for Limas. I hope he can find a way to make the team next year. I personally would like to see Randle El go. He doesn't bring much to the table anymore with the emergence of Sanders and Brown and I'm certain we can find somebody else to fair catch punts. Limas would at least have an upside while El is on the downside of his career.

downside of his career is just being nice. he's been absolutely unproductive, he's done. finished.

MDSteel15
02-02-2011, 05:09 PM
If he read all the negative things on this site he should get a bur up his butt and try to prove to us all... :thumbsup:

Buddha Bus
02-02-2011, 05:10 PM
downside of his career is just being nice. he's been absolutely unproductive, he's done. finished.


I'm sure El could be a serviceable 3rd or 4th WR on a lesser team for a year or two more, but with our rookies stepping it up and the potential I feel Sweed still has, he's expendable to us. I'd rather give Sweed one more shot at it then bring El back again to just get buried on the bench and fair catch. If Sweed doesn't impress next season, then we cut ties with him as well.

fer522
02-02-2011, 06:01 PM
because he sucks :noidea:



So do some of the practice squad guys but they were still in it.

yea but not as much,
at least they don't fake injuries when they don't catch a pass :noidea:

lipps83
02-02-2011, 08:01 PM
yea but not as much,
at least they don't fake injuries when they don't catch a pass :noidea:

I don't think Sweed sucks, he has a bum wrist and there is nothing he can do about it since you kind of need it to catch. He has had surgery and it is as good as it is going to get.

Maybe it is your expectations that were reaching a bit? Sweed didn't tell the Steelers to draft him in the 53rd spot. He didn't proclaim to be the savior of the receiving corps.

Expecting anything more than Sweed doing the best that he can is your fault, not his.

rocckbottomxmen
02-02-2011, 08:27 PM
I would love to see him make the team as well. I think with wallace, sanders, brown and sweed, we could have a formidable rec corps when Hines retires in a few yrs

Steelerfreak58
02-02-2011, 08:45 PM
Going to be extremely difficult for him to come back and make any team considering the injury he is trying to rehab and the position that he plays. The Achilles tear is one of the most difficult to rehab properly his position demands quick acceleration and cuts, I don't think he will be able to. I hope he can maybe he will prove me wrong but I wouldn't bet on it.

tube517
02-02-2011, 09:39 PM
ARE is the greatest Fair Catch specialist EVER!

I'm still pulling for Limas. I hope he can find a way to make the team next year. I personally would like to see Randle El go. He doesn't bring much to the table anymore with the emergence of Sanders and Brown and I'm certain we can find somebody else to fair catch punts. Limas would at least have an upside while El is on the downside of his career.

fer522
02-02-2011, 10:23 PM
ARE is the greatest Fair Catch specialist EVER!




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