Originally Posted by Justp94
Why not? All of our Wide Receivers declined in 2012. Wallace is most likely gone with our cap situation and there's only so much bringing back Burress would do for us. Plus, we NEED more of an Explosive Offense so Ben can thrive and be the Elite Quarterback we know he can be. By picking a WR in the 2nd or 3rd round that has a lot of talent and a RB in the 2nd or 3rd round that has a lot of Talent then our Offense could actually be good for once and we'd have a chance to be a lot better. Look at how badly Baltimore's defense played this year and yet they're in the Superbowl and we aren't. It's because they have an offense with many weapons, Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce, Boldin, Smith, Pitta. People always say Defense win championships and that's true to a point, however without a dominant offense to help your defense it's pointless. The Ravens defense sucked this year, but made stops and big plays when it mattered to Win games, something the Steelers have been known to do in the past but haven't been able to do as of late. Having a moderate defense like we have now for 2013 would be okay, as long as the players are able to make key plays like they're paid to do. Plus drafting a Defensive Stud in the 1st round and another good defensive player in the 4th round, like a safety, we would slightly improve our defense while also dramatically improving our offense if those high offensive draft picks perform at a high level.
Projected WRs for 2013:
My Mock Draft and Mock Draft 2.0 are in my Signature. I have a WR in the Top 3 in both of them.
Because there are more pressing needs than a WR in the early rounds. As for Wallace, I am jumping up and down in excitement that he may be gone for good. The Steelers need help at OLB, ILB, CB and S. Woodley is pretty much average. Harrison could be cut due to salary, and injuries. That would leave the Steelers without a pass rusher. Polamalu is old, injured and could possibly be a cap casualty also. Lewis may not be re-signed. Taylor is showing his age. Unfortunately, the CB pool is rather weak this year. As for ILB, who is there. Spence is still recovering from a bad knee injury. Foote is average on his best day. Hopefully they cut him once and for all. Sylvester hasn't shown much. Timmons is the lone bright spot.
I blame the WR's coach for the poor play. To replace Wallace all the Steelers need to do is draft a WR with a great 40 time. Wallace didn't off anything else. He can't catch. His routes are average to poor. His effort was putrid. Also, the new offense could have hindered them as well as BR. I guess that remains to be seen