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Old 12-12-2006, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default Tall WR in Pitt

OK i have been thinking about the steelers draft since starting 2-6... i have read a lot about who we should get, and the more i think about, the more i think we need a tall receiver. i think big ben is a great QB, but i dont he has a lot of weapons right now.. and with ward getting older i think its important that we bring in some good receivers so we dont have to worry about this for awhile. We have a young QB, young back, and a lil more young receivers allows us to focus more on lines in next years draft. I say we draft a big wr, and some dbs this year...what do you all think?
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:11 PM   #2
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I think Holmes and Washington are both coming along pretty nicely - for my money, OL is priority one going into April's draft, but DB is definitely another area of need.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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Santonio Holmes is explosive enough for now....I think 76 is right, Offensive line, DBs, and may I add linebackers, are our priorities.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:44 PM   #4
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Well we have Walter Young and he is 6'4, has great hands but has been mostly in part having route running troubles. And that is what has held him back this last 2 years. Young played great in NFLE and he has got better at his route and timing patterns. Who knows he might actually pan out. We have the TE's and they are very big targets but we have not used them like last year. Its more decision and not using are big targets right. I am not sold on wasting a draft pick yet on another WR in early rounds.
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Well we have Walter Young and he is 6'4, has great hands but has been mostly in part having route running troubles. And that is what has held him back this last 2 years. Young played great in NFLE and he has got better at his route and timing patterns. Who knows he might actually pan out. We have the TE's and they are very big targets but we have not used them like last year. Its more decision and not using are big targets right. I am not sold on wasting a draft pick yet on another WR in early rounds.
Wow good call....I completely forgot about Young.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:52 PM   #6
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Bring in some good receivers? Well do we need a tall receiver or a good one? Are you suggesting that only tall WR's are good ones?

Steve Smith's height is 5' 9'' and he's pretty good. Hines Ward is a good wide receiver but that is my opinion, not necessarily yours since he is only six foot tall.

Playing wide receiver isn't about height. Speed, experience, route running, reach, bravery, ability to block, balance, intelligence, all play a factor.

Our receivers haven't been much of a weapon primarily because Ward hasn't been 100%. Holmes is still learning, he was running the wrong routes earlier in the season. Nate's routes aren't precise and he has dropped more than a few. Wilson has never been anything but a slightly less than average NFL WR, he won't ever been anything more than a #3 WR on most teams.
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Our receivers haven't been much of a weapon primarily because Ward hasn't been 100%. Holmes is still learning, he was running the wrong routes earlier in the season. Nate's routes aren't precise and he has dropped more than a few. Wilson has never been anything but a slightly less than average NFL WR, he won't ever been anything more than a #3 WR on most teams.
Not to mention our OL has forgotten how to pass block at times all season - Ben's been getting clobbered on a disturbingly regular basis.
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no need for a tall wr....just throw more to heath miller and everything would be just fine........holmes is badass and him and ward will be badass together next year, and if we can resign washington then we'll be set.....no need for a tall wr, they are overrated.....so again throw the ball the heath more and everything would be all good
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....no need for a tall wr, they are overrated....
Plaxico Burress. 'Nuff said.
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First and foremost we need a friggen OLB that can rush the QB. After that we need some new blood at tackle. After all of that.......... we can worry about a WR with height. Let's not get the cart before the horse.
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