Originally Posted by SteelersCanada
As much as I love Wallace, there's better overall receivers in this draft than Wallace. Sure, speed kills, but he seemed to lose his hands over the course of this year and that can't happen. Guys like Patterson, Woods, Rogers and Patton are all better receivers than Wallace and they haven't played a down of NFL football. They're better route runners and have reliable hands but don't have the blinding speed that Wallace does which is made up for by the fact that all of them (save for Patterson) were doubled a lot of the time but found a way to get open.
We don't need Wallace as badly as we think we do, especially if he's going to continue to drop balls and under achieve.
Also, those commenting about Brown having a low TD count - he wasn't the redzone target. Heath and Wallace were the redzone priorities and, well, you can't cover Heath in the redzone so throwing to AB become unnecessary. He didn't have any long TDs because our offense is 'dink and dunk', which most of you are loving. So, you can't have it both ways. Either we open up our book and use our receivers effectively and for the reasons why they were drafted, or we continue to do this bullshit variation of a West Coast offense and waste the receiving talent we have.
The dink and dunk is to make up for the inability to run the ball behind a damaged OL. OL was running well until Adams and Colon got hurt.
Pittsburgh ran for 1537 yards that is terrible. They received 640 yards out of the backfield on 79 catches good for a 8.1 avg. That combines for 2177 yards so it is not as bad.
Redman had a lot of production catching the ball. Taking one of those "dink and dunk" passes 55 yards. Redman averaged more YPC than anyone on the team with 12.8!
So don't go crying and bitching about "dink and dunk" because Ben doesn't like it. Wahhhhhhhhh.
It was necessary.
Brown doesn't get TDs because he isn't looked to in the red zone.
Barry Sanders was the best RB ever. He rushed for 37 TDs in his last year of college. He had 4 1000 yard seasons with fewer than 10 tds. Why? Because Fontes was a dumbass. Barry didn't care as long as the offense was scoring he didn't need to for his own ego.
Not saying AB is BS but whose number gets called makes a big difference.
AB is a valuable part of the offense but is not a big red zone target. Doesn't mean he can't be a #1 WR.