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maddog78 01-21-2013 07:11 AM

Young Money Crew
 
Watching these playoffs has shown me one thing - we have a bunch of complementary receivers in Pittsburgh, no #1 studs.

Guys like AJ Green, Boldin, J. Jones, Torry Smith, Roddy White go up and make tough catches in traffic that we just don't see in Pittsburgh.

We'd rightfully crucify Ben if he tried to throw that TD pass Ryan threw to Jones in the left corner, because our receivers would have been easily out-fought for the ball.

Need a physical presence or two that Brown and Wallace can complement.

Gnutella 01-21-2013 07:24 AM

Re: Young Money Crew
 
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Originally Posted by maddog78 (Post 1079375)
Watching these playoffs has shown me one thing - we have a bunch of complementary receivers in Pittsburgh, no #1 studs.

Guys like AJ Green, Boldin, J. Jones, Torry Smith, Roddy White go up and make tough catches in traffic that we just don't see in Pittsburgh.

We'd rightfully crucify Ben if he tried to throw that TD pass Ryan threw to Jones in the left corner, because our receivers would have been easily out-fought for the ball.

Need a physical presence or two that Brown and Wallace can complement.

It wouldn't be a "rightful" crucifixion if the problem is that the WRs aren't physical enough to fight for the ball. Sometimes QBs have to put the ball in tight windows and depend on their WRs to fight for it. And if Roethlisberger doesn't like "throwing WRs open," maybe this is why, because he's afraid that if he tried, the WRs would either drop it or let defenders steal it from them.

Other than that minor disagreement, though, you're right; the Steelers have a bunch of smurfs at WR, so now it's time to give Roethlisberger the tall, physical WR he's always wanted.

lloydwoodson 01-21-2013 07:33 AM

Re: Young Money Crew
 
I agree the Steelers need a big play receiver. What do you think of this guy? He seems like one of the best in the league to me at making big plays.

[YOUTUBE]nZi0Vnx15AU[/YOUTUBE]

Gnutella 01-21-2013 07:43 AM

Re: Young Money Crew
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lloydwoodson (Post 1079378)
I agree the Steelers need a big play receiver. What do you think of this guy? He seems like one of the best in the league to me at making big plays.

[YOUTUBE]nZi0Vnx15AU[/YOUTUBE]

Not physical enough. Won't fight for the ball. The Steelers need a WR who can make big plays but also fight for the ball when he has to.

Riddle_Of_Steel 01-21-2013 08:03 AM

Re: Young Money Crew
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lloydwoodson (Post 1079378)
I agree the Steelers need a big play receiver. What do you think of this guy? He seems like one of the best in the league to me at making big plays.

[YOUTUBE]nZi0Vnx15AU[/YOUTUBE]

* Bad hands.
* Bad attitude.
* Bad route running.
* Won't go up for a ball or fight for a catch-- watches as defender intercepts it.
* But....faster than anyone in a straight line.

Nope.

TRH 01-21-2013 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Riddle_Of_Steel (Post 1079387)
* Bad hands.
* Bad attitude.
* Bad route running.
* Won't go up for a ball or fight for a catch-- watches as defender intercepts it.
* But....faster than anyone in a straight line.

Nope.

This for me.
You can show a great "highlight reel". But its the other 80% of the time that i'm not impressed with.
A very good receiver. Absolutely.
Fitz, Boldin, Johnson level? Nope.

maddog78 01-21-2013 08:12 AM

Re: Young Money Crew
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lloydwoodson (Post 1079378)
I agree the Steelers need a big play receiver. What do you think of this guy? He seems like one of the best in the league to me at making big plays.

If he'd stick around for modest money be-fitting a one-trick pony speed receiver, sure. But we still need a physical guy to fight for balls in traffic and in the end zone.

Ain't got one of those.

Twentyvalve 01-21-2013 08:12 AM

Re: Young Money Crew
 
I think he was on the team a few years ago. I vaguely remember the guy making some big plays. Who does he play for now? I bet with skills like that he could make even the most mediocre QB look like a probowl candidate.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lloydwoodson (Post 1079378)
I agree the Steelers need a big play receiver. What do you think of this guy? He seems like one of the best in the league to me at making big plays.

[YOUTUBE]nZi0Vnx15AU[/YOUTUBE]


Gnutella 01-21-2013 08:53 AM

Re: Young Money Crew
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Twentyvalve (Post 1079392)
I think he was on the team a few years ago. I vaguely remember the guy making some big plays. Who does he play for now? I bet with skills like that he could make even the most mediocre QB look like a probowl candidate.

If you're talking about Santonio Holmes, he's only marginally better than Mike Wallace at catching and fighting for a ball. Otherwise, he was just as inconsistent and had the same poor attitude. Furthermore, he didn't help Mark Sanchez look any better than he is. If anything, Ben Roethlisberger made Holmes look better than he is.

Twentyvalve 01-21-2013 08:54 AM

Re: Young Money Crew
 
My sarcasm escapes you sir! :wink02:


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Originally Posted by Gnutella (Post 1079403)
If you're talking about Santonio Holmes, he's only marginally better than Mike Wallace at catching and fighting for a ball. Otherwise, he was just as inconsistent and had the same poor attitude. Furthermore, he didn't help Mark Sanchez look any better than he is. If anything, Ben Roethlisberger made Holmes look better than he is.



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