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Fire Arians
12-12-2011, 12:32 PM
Mike Wallace 62 1034 16.7 8
Antonio Brown 55 925 16.8 2

Brown led the steelers in catches and yardage in the past 5 games and is just about 100 yards behind wallace.

Anyone think by season's end antonio is going to beat wallace in yards receiving and catches? Wouldn't that be some shit :chuckle:

theplatypus
12-12-2011, 12:40 PM
At this point I would be surprised if he didn't pass him. IT would be huge for us if we could get Sanders healthy and more involved in time for the playoffs. Keep throwing double teams at Wallace and we've got two other very talented receivers for teams to deal with. Not to mention Heath, Saunders, and Johnson.

StainlessStill
12-12-2011, 12:52 PM
I just light up with excitement with these wideouts we have. I can't wrap my eyes around the greatness that can become. We're so use to smashmouth and possession receivers just good enough for balance but watching these young STUDS is very exciting to me. Wallace will be locked up long-term next year so we are going to rebuild our football team that already looks to be built once again.

The Pittsburgh Steelers don't rebuild. WE RELOAD and our wideouts are prime examples of that.

LayingTheWoodley56
12-12-2011, 01:18 PM
I would suspect Brown's increased productivity has a lot to do with the fact that Wallace was playing off the charts during the beginning of this season and teams have since been putting a lot of time and energy into stopping him, leaving Antonio not unbothered but also without as much scrutiney as his fellow starting wideout. I know a lot of people going into this season expected Sanders to be the breakout star out of the two of them, but Emmanuel has unfortunately been hindered by his knee and his mother's death.

If he can get healthy before the playoffs we are in very good shape at reciever, and it looks like we will be from years to come. Like you say, Stainless Still, when have we ever had as much explosive talent at wideout as we do right now? Guys like Hines, Plax, El, Cedrick Wilson, Nate Washington, while good recievers for us recently, none of them had the breakout ability like these three guys do. Only one comparable that I can remember is Santonio.

sharkweek
12-12-2011, 05:13 PM
I would suspect Brown's increased productivity has a lot to do with the fact that Wallace was playing off the charts during the beginning of this season and teams have since been putting a lot of time and energy into stopping him, leaving Antonio not unbothered but also without as much scrutiney as his fellow starting wideout. I know a lot of people going into this season expected Sanders to be the breakout star out of the two of them, but Emmanuel has unfortunately been hindered by his knee and his mother's death.

If he can get healthy before the playoffs we are in very good shape at reciever, and it looks like we will be from years to come. Like you say, Stainless Still, when have we ever had as much explosive talent at wideout as we do right now? Guys like Hines, Plax, El, Cedrick Wilson, Nate Washington, while good recievers for us recently, none of them had the breakout ability like these three guys do. Only one comparable that I can remember is Santonio.

Don't underrate Burress, he was a major security blanket for Ben his rookie season. Like a Heath Miller but with speed instead of power. Can't teach height :wink02:

The major difference is that we've never had this much talent all at the same time.

closest we might have been able to come to competing with what we have now would have been if Burress hadn't chased the money and stayed to complete a Ward/Burress/Holmes trio earlier in Holmes' career when Ward was still producing at a #1 WR level. But of course what makes our current group even more impressive is that we not only have that young core trio, we still have a reliable Ward and Cotchery who otherwise would have been capable starters for our team in years past, as well as having Saunders and Johnson to fill out the TE spot along with Heath. Oh and our RBs have been way above our usual as receiving threats, heck Bettis threw for as many TDs as he had catches for a TD (three) :chuckle:

bubbletownwr88
12-12-2011, 05:40 PM
I really do think that he will beat him if wallace doesn't have a deep catch then he usually averages around 50 yards per game wehre antonio has been averaging anywhere from 80-100 yards per game...consistency rules all

Steelersfan87
12-12-2011, 05:48 PM
I wonder if teams will try to start double teaming both Wallace and Brown.

theplatypus
12-12-2011, 06:07 PM
I wonder if teams will try to start double teaming both Wallace and Brown.


I hope they do, then we toss Sanders,Ward,Cotchery,Miller,Saunders, and Mendy or Johnson out of the backfield their way.

steelfury02
12-12-2011, 06:44 PM
very good chance :)

JCPsteelers
12-12-2011, 09:53 PM
I wonder if teams will try to start double teaming both Wallace and Brown.

You can't double team both WR or you'll get beat by the running game or TE/ 3 WR



I think Wallace will beat out Brown still. Wallace will have a big game vs the 49ers

Steelersfan87
12-12-2011, 10:32 PM
Would you rather get beat by RBs and TEs and slot guys or two receivers screaming vertically down the field?