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Old 01-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #59
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Default Re: Did Steelers make a rash decision to sign Antonio Brown?

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Originally Posted by ZoneBlitzer View Post
Why is no one talking about this point made in the article?
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When it became apparent to the coaches that Hines Ward could no longer be an effective receiver, the Steelers moved Brown to the split end, or X, position in their offense because he did not know the plays or assignments at Ward’s position – flanker. Split end is more of a big-play position with deeper routes and opportunities for more catches. The Steelers moved Wallace to flanker (or Z receiver), where he had more inside routes and blocking assignments.
Yep. Those are the facts. There's a REASON Mike Wallace was made the #1 receiver over Brown by the Steelers brass. I haven't looked it up buy my guess is, when you measure Wallace's production at split-end vs Browns production, is Wallace out-produces Brown at that position.
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