Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Giants Giants
August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2007, 05:44 AM   #1
lamberts-lost-tooth
Banned
 
lamberts-lost-tooth's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 10,829
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2363
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Holmes proving to be a threat

Steelers' receiver Holmes proving to be quite threat in passing game
By John Harris
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, September 23, 2007


Santonio Holmes isn't even the fastest receiver on the Steelers.
But today, when the Steelers host the San Francisco 49ers at Heinz Field, it doesn't matter who runs a 4.3 for the stopwatch.

Holmes is playing football, not running track.

Holmes has game speed. Coming out of his breaks, he has sprinter's speed.

After two games, Holmes has five catches for a team-high 108 yards. His 21.6-yard average also leads the team and tops AFC receivers who have a minimum of five catches.
Three of his catches were on third down, good for a healthy 17.7 yard average.

"It probably is overrated," Holmes said about the speed vs. quickness debate. "I'm aggressive to the ball. That describes my speed. When the ball's in the air, I'm going to adjust my speed to get the ball."

In the first quarter of the season opener against Cleveland, Holmes sold the Browns on a corner route, then beat two defenders on a post in catching a 40-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Lightning struck twice in the first quarter.

On the Steelers' second series last week against Buffalo, Roethlisberger went deep again to Holmes, throwing into the teeth of double-team coverage but was intercepted.

Holmes can't wait to hook up with Roethlisberger on another long pass.

"We're not going to change what we do just because we threw an interception," Holmes said. "You've just got to make the play next time. We've got receivers capable of making plays."

Holmes is proving more than capable.

The 25th pick in the 2006 draft, Holmes was the best receiver on an Ohio State team featuring two other first-round picks, Ted Ginn Jr. and Anthony Gonzalez. Nineteen of Holmes' 53 catches his senior year were 20 yards or longer, and his 11 touchdown catches were the third-best single-season total in school history.

As a rookie, Holmes had 49 catches for 824 yards (16.8-yard average) and two touchdowns. His game-winning 67-yard touchdown catch against Cincinnst in overtime was the final play of the 2006 season.

He appears to be picking up where he left off.

"We need someone that's going to stretch the field -- myself, Nate (Washington) and Ced (Wilson)," Holmes said. "We've got a good possession receiver in Hines (Ward) who's going to get the first down and get the big catch we need. The more they can use me to stretch the field, the better it is for our offense."

Holmes will be going up against a pair of Pro Bowl cornerbacks today in Nate Clements and Walt Harris, who will match their experience against one of the league's up-and-coming receivers.

Clements, a free agent, is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.

"I have to bring my 'A' game," Holmes said. "Going up against a veteran who's been there, done that, he's going to look to take full advantage of a young guy. I've got to step up to the plate."
lamberts-lost-tooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 07:15 AM   #2
Galax Steeler
The Virginia Hillbilly
Supporter
 
Galax Steeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Galax Va
Posts: 83,886
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3287
Thanks: 944
Thanked 3,059 Times in 1,293 Posts
My Mood: Lurking
Default Re: Holmes proving to be a threat

I think holmes and ben will try to hook up again today for a big catch hopefully a long td pass.
Galax Steeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
FastWillieParker39
Bench Warmer
 
FastWillieParker39's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 368
Member Number: 4348
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Holmes proving to be a threat

Yea I'm starting to really like Holmes. Hopefully Ben hooks up with him a lot today!
__________________
FastWillieParker39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 04:55 PM   #4
Haiku_Dirtt
Head Coach
Supporter
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 156 degrees 17' 30" W 20 degrees 55' N
Posts: 1,749
Member Number: 1645
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Coming back

Sly cat! Santonio Holmes' growth is a curve most desirable - neither too fast or too slow.

He made (at least) two exceptional plays today when he came back towards the line of scrimmage to give a scrambling Ben two solid completions. That is how you play the position. And guys with twice or thrice his experience still forget how important that can be for your QB.
Haiku_Dirtt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 05:54 PM   #5
iloveben7
Team Captain
 
iloveben7's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 823
Gender: Female
Member Number: 3165
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Holmes proving to be a threat

Santonio Holmes Is turing out to be a threat. He made 2 or more plays easier for Ben because he came back to help Ben and got some long yards after that.
__________________
Pittsburgh is the City Of Champions

My dream is to meet my HERO, Ben Roethlisberger
iloveben7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 07:45 PM   #6
TackleMeBen
Southern Belle
Supporter
 
TackleMeBen's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: where all the cute men are(especially the one in my avatar)
Posts: 4,854
Gender: Female
Member Number: 4435
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Holmes proving to be a threat

the only bad thing about holmes is that he went to ohio state
__________________

In memory of my brother Michael, who gave me my love of sports. I will miss you!
TackleMeBen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2007, 09:04 PM   #7
polamalufan43
Team President
 
polamalufan43's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Where the streets are paved in black and gold stones
Posts: 2,345
Member Number: 3344
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Holmes proving to be a threat

Quote:
Originally Posted by TackleMeBen View Post
the only bad thing about holmes is that he went to ohio state
True, but then he apologized and did great for us, all is forgiven.

~Polamalufan43
__________________
Harder the Conflict, Sweeter the Victory
Steelers 07
polamalufan43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts