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 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > General Football > NFL Football


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 Fever Presents...

Steelers Panthers

GAMEDAY
Sunday, September 21, 8:30 PM
NBC
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2009, 11:14 PM   #1
I-Want-Troy's-Hair
Assistant Coach
 
I-Want-Troy's-Hair's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Riverside, CA -originally Steubenville OH
Posts: 1,450
Gender: Female
Member Number: 2698
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Randle El takes a back seat

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...lly-promotion/

Malcolm Kelly was humble Thursday and rivals Antwaan Randle El and Devin Thomas were at peace a day after Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn's announcement that Kelly will open the season as the No. 2 receiver alongside veteran Santana Moss.

"It means a lot after missing [virtually] the whole year last year... going through that [knee] injury," said Kelly, who caught just three passes in five games as a rookie in 2008. "I always said that once I get healthy, I know I can play football. But I still got a lot to prove."

So does Thomas, who played in every game last season but produced just 15 catches, 120 yards and no touchdowns. He didn't help his cause by missing a week of camp this summer with a tender hamstring.

"It's not a surprise," Thomas said. "Malcolm's a hard worker, and he's making plays. It's good for him to be fully healthy and ready to go. I know we're all going to get a lot of playing time and be ready to make plays."

That didn't happen often in the preseason. The second-round picks from the 2008 draft had virtually identical statistics - each has seven catches, with Kelly gaining 69 yards and Thomas 67. Neither scored.

But the 6-foot-4 Kelly has two inches on Thomas - and half a foot on the 5-10 Randle El - and displayed better hands day after day in practice. Kelly said he was motivated by coming to camp behind Thomas on the depth chart.

"I knew I was behind because I missed a whole lot more practices than he did," said Kelly, who was held out of minicamp and organized team activities in May as he recovered from a third knee surgery. "I told myself that behind or ahead I was going to stay after practice every day, catch balls from Jason [Campbell], catch balls from the Jugs machine, and it's paying off."

Kelly believes he transferred that consistency to practices and the preseason.

"I think they believe that they can trust me to be in the right spot and make plays," Kelly said. "I try to make sure that my hands are dependable. That's one of my best attributes. I feel like I had a pretty good training camp and then not to drop a ball the whole preseason and to make plays... when they needed [them] showed them what they needed to see."

Randle El, who had three catches for 32 yards and no touchdowns in the preseason, handled his demotion with typical class.

"I congratulated Malcolm because that's a big feat," said Randle El, who held the job the previous three seasons. "Of course, there are mixed feelings. I know I did everything I could in camp [to keep the job]. But I'm for the team. Wherever [Zorn] wants me to play, I will. I know I did everything I could in camp."
__________________
"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France
I-Want-Troy's-Hair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 01:30 AM   #2
sharkweek
Head Coach
 
sharkweek's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,869
Member Number: 14205
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Randle El takes a back seat

Randle El was great for his abilities in the gadget play and kick returns, but he was never anything super impressive as WR, can't say I'm too surprised here.
sharkweek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
HometownGal
Living Legend
 
HometownGal's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Burgh
Posts: 21,479
Gender: Female
Member Number: 2413
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Randle El takes a back seat

Quote:
Originally Posted by sharkweek View Post
Randle El was great for his abilities in the gadget play and kick returns, but he was never anything super impressive as WR, can't say I'm too surprised here.
You're spot on - El was really never anything to write home about as far as a wideout, but if there was room for him on the roster, I sure wouldn't mind having him back for those gadget plays he was so damned good at.
__________________


The Anti-Wahoo
HometownGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
AllD
Team Owner
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,586
Member Number: 11931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Randle El takes a back seat

He left for the $. He also took a pay cut last season to make the Skins' roster. Would have, should have, could have, what if. We could have used him last year. But we won the SB anyway.

We might have have been able to adjust the OL if we still had him instead of drafting WRs. But we have the best receiving unit in the NFL- *FACT*. History may show that this set of receivers is the best in Steeler history. (2 SB MVPs + Miller + quality backups that would be #2s everywhere else). Now let's get that passing game going.
__________________
ALL DEFENSE!!!
AllD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 08:37 PM   #5
SteelersMongol
Living Legend
Supporter
 
SteelersMongol's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA
Posts: 4,083
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2401
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Randle El takes a back seat

I C. Does anybody know what's his stats R like since he joined the Redskins? I'm talking about decline or rise, or just about the same stats.
__________________
SteelersMongol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 08:43 PM   #6
Edman
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 5,551
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3261
Thanks: 85
Thanked 318 Times in 165 Posts
My Mood: Brooding
Default Re: Randle El takes a back seat

Randle El is pretty much what Kordell Stewart should've been. A QB/WR Gadget player. Not exceptional in anything, but useful at many things.
Edman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 08:48 PM   #7
Psyychoward86
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,463
Gender: Male
Member Number: 10772
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Randle El takes a back seat

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteelersMongol View Post
I C. Does anybody know what's his stats R like since he joined the Redskins? I'm talking about decline or rise, or just about the same stats.
http://www.nfl.com/players/antwaanra...e?id=RAN399604

about the same, minus the superbowl ring.


The guy still has great class, and i still love the guy greatly.
Psyychoward86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 08:48 PM   #8
HometownGal
Living Legend
 
HometownGal's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Burgh
Posts: 21,479
Gender: Female
Member Number: 2413
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Randle El takes a back seat

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteelersMongol View Post
I C. Does anybody know what's his stats R like since he joined the Redskins? I'm talking about decline or rise, or just about the same stats.
Pretty much the same.

http://www.nfl.com/players/antwaanra...e?id=RAN399604
__________________


The Anti-Wahoo
HometownGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 10:46 PM   #9
MasterOfPuppets
Living Legend
Supporter
 
MasterOfPuppets's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 14,154
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1990
Thanks: 880
Thanked 3,668 Times in 1,583 Posts
Default Re: Randle El takes a back seat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Psyychoward86 View Post
http://www.nfl.com/players/antwaanra...e?id=RAN399604

about the same, minus the superbowl ring.


The guy still has great class, and i still love the guy greatly.
but he earned about $100,00 more PER CATCH ... snyder = suckeeeer
__________________
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” ― James Madison

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -Thomas Jefferson

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson

MasterOfPuppets 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 11:42 PM.


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