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Old 02-11-2011, 02:31 PM   #11
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Default Re: Steelers Get 6'8" Receiver

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Matt Spaeth is 6'7" and the Steelers/Ben have never attempted to utilize his height. When Plexiglass was on the Steelers, I don't really remember a play that required him to use his height advantage. I wish this Lyons kid luck, but I'm thinking this is just a shot in the dark pick-up that will most likely result in a spring time release.
Speath doesnt have the speed to be a WR.....or the hands.....I guess this team is looking to be like the rest of the league...pass happy!
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:38 PM   #12
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Default Re: Steelers Get 6'8" Receiver

ummm.. i still some people get excited about this... i mean maybe but how good could he be if he wasnt even wanted for a practice squad.. sure would be nice if you could get a hidden gem.. to go with brown sanders, wallace, ward and randle el, miller, mendy and redman...

can he play dback?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:44 PM   #13
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Interesting to see if the Steelers will utilize him in any specific way.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #14
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Default Re: Steelers Get 6'8" Receiver

A good example...? ... A highlight is at 52 secs in the video... lol

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A good example... go to 57 secs on the video... lol

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Haha! That would be an effective way to use him!!!!
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:10 PM   #16
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if he throws blocks like that, face-to-face while wearing a Steeler uniform, he'll pay Ms. Goodell millions of dollars

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I watched about 3+ minutes of this (having computer problems), and notice 2 things ~

* though talented, he rarely catches the ball at it's highest point possible (at-least what I saw here), negating some of his height-advantage

* the WVU cornerbacks guarding him in practice during this video can't-be taller than 5' 10"
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So do we still need a WR?
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:35 PM   #18
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it would be awesome to have a good wr 6'8'' but i wont get my hopes up. there is a reason he wasnt drafted and even though teams do find gems this way, its very low odds
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Sweed 2.0 alert?
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nice pickup, I just hope he turns out better than sweed. He would be perfect for a fade in the endzone
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