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MaineSteelerFan
02-11-2011, 06:12 PM
Any news on this guy, abut his rehab, about his status for next year. I believe, the Steelers still like this guy if they have put up with his miss-catches, personal problems or depression he suffered 2 years ago, and his season ending injury???

Merchant
02-11-2011, 07:29 PM
Heard he was at Media Day but wasn't in the Team Picture. I think his psyche is the biggest concern. He needs to just catch a few easy balls in pre-season or whatnot to regain some form of confidence.

HAWK
02-11-2011, 11:11 PM
Depression? Jesus. Are we talking about big, tough guy football players here?

SH-Rock
02-11-2011, 11:45 PM
Caught Sweed flu and sadly...

xli...
02-13-2011, 08:56 AM
Do we even need him anymore? He needs to go elsewhere.

Start anew

MDSteel15
02-13-2011, 09:28 AM
Do we even need him anymore? He needs to go elsewhere.

Start anew

If he's better than Battle and El and Ward leaves after next season, YES he may well be needed!

pete74
02-13-2011, 10:19 AM
we do need another good WR but unfortunatly Sweed dosnt fit that role. he will never be a good wr for us and odds are he wont be on this team come game 1

theplatypus
02-13-2011, 10:32 AM
we do need another good WR but unfortunatly Sweed dosnt fit that role. he will never be a good wr for us and odds are he wont be on this team come game 1


While the odds are good that he won't, he's still talented, big, and under contract. Not too mention that never is a long time.

Third Rail
02-13-2011, 10:16 PM
I say let him play if we need him... might as well since he's still under contract. I wouldn't start him over Sanders or Brown, but perhaps in a few of our multi-receiver sets we can use him. I think all he needs to do is have one big day and get his confidence back.

PhantomJB93
02-13-2011, 10:37 PM
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED

Mr. Goosemahn
02-14-2011, 12:53 AM
He has all the athletic ability in the word, a 4.45, 6'4, 215 lbs. receiver is hard to come by, but he's just had really, really bad luck as a pro.

He's had virtually no chances of proving himself, and even though he actually has done some positive things as a pro, people only remember his two drops. People seem to forget a clutch third or fourth down catch he had vs. the Giants, or his crushing block on Corey Ivy.

He supposedly had a botched procedure on his wrist injury from college, which has hurt him. His drops are worrisome, but so were Nate Washington's when he was originally acquired and guess what, he overcame them, more or less. Every single year, Washington became more dependable, but that happened because of one thing that is not happening with Sweed: he got reps. With actual playing time, he gradually improved his hands. Sweed will never improved if he's not allowed to play.

And now with his Achilles injury, we could very well never see him in the regular season. An Achilles tear or rupture is an absolutely devastating injury for any player to suffer, let alone a WR. It takes more than one year for a player to fully recover, and even then, they might never really recover all the speed, agility, and quickness they originally had.

Just to give you guys a timetable on Sweed, the day after the Superbowl he stated he was two weeks away from starting to practice again, so that means that, as of today, he still hasn't practiced from an injury he suffered before the season started.

I wish Sweed all the best and genuinely hope he turns his career around, but as of right now, just as they have during the entirety of his career, things simply appear to be lining up against him.

thumper
02-14-2011, 01:14 AM
I say let him play if we need him... might as well since he's still under contract. I wouldn't start him over Sanders or Brown, but perhaps in a few of our multi-receiver sets we can use him. I think all he needs to do is have one big day and get his confidence back.

:thumbsup:

mcg24
02-14-2011, 12:08 PM
If we could see the Limas Sweed of the Texas days again, I believe this guy would make more of an impact with our team than Antonio Brown, maybe even Sanders. Sweed has a ton of upside, I guess it's just a matter of getting him to realize his own potential.

ggoldman
02-14-2011, 07:01 PM
I hope he proves himself in camp this year, he changed his jersey #, but then he tore his Achilles

SoCalFan
02-14-2011, 07:13 PM
Honestly,I hope that 6-8 kid from WV takes his spot!

ggoldman
02-14-2011, 08:17 PM
that 6-8 kid never caught a TD in college, at least Sweed did

mcg24
02-14-2011, 08:32 PM
Honestly,I hope that 6-8 kid from WV takes his spot!

I haven't heard anything that makes me believe he will be any good. Matt Spaeth is 6 ft 7 and he isn't exactly a superstar. I'll take Sweed over that kid any day of the week.

Fire Arians
02-14-2011, 08:38 PM
I haven't heard anything that makes me believe he will be any good. Matt Spaeth is 6 ft 7 and he isn't exactly a superstar. I'll take Sweed over that kid any day of the week.

plus i doubt that 6'8 kid has 4.4 speed like sweed does. only problem is i wonder if sweed is still gonna be that fast ever again with that achilles injury. hopefully his rehab went exceptionally well or his career could be over.

BengalDestroyer
02-15-2011, 03:38 PM
I hope he gets another shot and redeems himself, I was a fan of Sweed when he played for Texas....I think if does get another shot, he'll succeed.

steelerchad
02-15-2011, 04:02 PM
Sweed panning out now would be unbelievably good as Ward is on his last leg and 2011 will almost certainly be his last. Sweed could give us that big target that is missing. But, with the emergence of our other young guys I think the chances of Sweed gettiing a real shot at playing time are slim. Best case scenario if Sweed were to show some promise this year would be a line up in 2012 of Sweed- big possession receiver, Wallace- deep threat, Sanders- slot, Brown- 4 wide versatile guy and return man.
This would make me happy.

El Nino
02-15-2011, 04:19 PM
Sweed panning out now would be unbelievably good as Ward is on his last leg and 2011 will almost certainly be his last. Sweed could give us that big target that is missing. But, with the emergence of our other young guys I think the chances of Sweed gettiing a real shot at playing time are slim. Best case scenario if Sweed were to show some promise this year would be a line up in 2012 of Sweed- big possession receiver, Wallace- deep threat, Sanders- slot, Brown- 4 wide versatile guy and return man.
This would make me happy.

i think sweed can make his mark with regular play time if he shows enough. he's already shown me he's a better route runner than brown, and probably has the most ability to get open in our entire wr corps other than maybe wallace. we can keep brown in the 5-wide package and as the kr/punt return specialist

tony hipchest
02-15-2011, 04:20 PM
he had a torn achilles.

lets see if he can even run, first.

rrage
02-21-2011, 10:18 AM
hate to beat a dead horse but i watched sweed at TX and he was a beast. I just dont get what happened to him other than injuries because this guy made incredibly hard catches look easy. The games i watched when he played with us he always had separation and then dropped the ball:noidea:. I still believe this guy will fulfill his potential and hope its this yr with us.:tt04:

vasteeler
02-21-2011, 10:28 AM
plus i doubt that 6'8 kid has 4.4 speed like sweed does. only problem is i wonder if sweed is still gonna be that fast ever again with that achilles injury. hopefully his rehab went exceptionally well or his career could be over.

thats a big concern for sweed. the only thing he had going for him (so far) was his speed. if he loses much off of his time due to that injury than i think he will be done. if he dosent lose a lot of speed i still think there is huge potential with him.

thumper
02-21-2011, 10:50 AM
I remember what Quadry Ismail said about being in the league: For your
first few seasons, they take notes about your weaknesses in pencil.
But after a few seasons, they start taking those notes in pen. Sweed
is definitely beyond the pencil phase. He better blow up big or he
is toast. Even before his ach. injury, he showed nothing, as far
as being a legit NFL WR. He sucked so bad. Ran past CBs only
to drop pretty much everything.

Now, with an Ach. - with a position that is heavily dependent on
speed. He had an uphill battle to make playing time before he
ever blew it out. Sometimes, players who seem like they have
it all just never make it. It happens all the time. Imagine the amount
of high first rounders that never make it.

Curtis Enis
Blair Thomas
Kijana Carter
Tim Couch
Ryan Leaf
Heath Shuler
Courtney Brown

theplatypus
02-21-2011, 03:44 PM
Now, with an Ach. - with a position that is heavily dependent on
speed. He had an uphill battle to make playing time before he
ever blew it out. Sometimes, players who seem like they have
it all just never make it. It happens all the time. Imagine the amount
of high first rounders that never make it.

and others just take a little more time to pick up the game at the pro level.

pete74
02-22-2011, 10:22 AM
i cant belive there are so many people still trying to make themselves belive Sweed will still be a star someday. yes he was good in college but there were alot of people who were even better who couldnt cut it in the NFL just like him

st33l3rsdudefla
02-22-2011, 10:48 AM
I say we keep because i beleive wiht his size and athleticism we can work with him help him gain some confidence and we dont even kno how much longer ward will be playing and when he goes i dont think battle or el are going to fit that role i think we should keep him

vasteeler
02-22-2011, 10:51 AM
i cant belive there are so many people still trying to make themselves belive Sweed will still be a star someday. yes he was good in college but there were alot of people who were even better who couldnt cut it in the NFL just like him

i think thats because we really dont know what sweed has to offer. he really has not been given a fair chance. i hope he come out in this off season and tears it up but im not sure how his speed is going to effected by that type of injury

Fire Arians
02-23-2011, 01:27 AM
i cant belive there are so many people still trying to make themselves belive Sweed will still be a star someday. yes he was good in college but there were alot of people who were even better who couldnt cut it in the NFL just like him

i'd say at least let him compete in camp before condemning him. if he doesn't earn a roster spot this year then cut him.

btaylor179
02-23-2011, 05:39 AM
he sucks

Riddle_Of_Steel
02-23-2011, 03:10 PM
Depression? Jesus. Are we talking about big, tough guy football players here?

Of course, because we all know that only pre-menstrual, over-emotional housewives get depression and chemical imbalances in their brains, right?
:doh::doh::doh::doh:

Fire Arians
02-23-2011, 04:39 PM
it's funny until someone kills themself. look at dave duerson

IamTheSteelGod
02-24-2011, 04:10 AM
Sweed who? Aint it the Sanders and Brown show?