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Old 10-26-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Bad Route Running and lack of WR effort

You take a competent offensive coordinator and add more effort on the WR end, and out offense is top 5. Easily! If you watch the few goal post angels that the broadcast shows, you can see the WR's running the most putrid routes! They take an IN and they curve it off as if they were running along a quarter of a circle. And i can't tell you how many times they do their routes half ass and they kinda do whatever to get open. I know Hines is a beast, but he really just doesn't have the ability of an NFL wideout anymore. He isn't quick, hence the reason he needs motion to get a decent jump off the line. He isn't sharp in running routes, and he just doesn't create any seperation. And to top it off, my FAVORITE PLAY is when Arians has all 4 receivers run curls. They juts time after time don't get themselves open and THAT is the reason for the offense's failures The lack of persistant effort on the WR's to get themselves open and Arian's mind-blowing dumbness. I have watched the Steelers for 6 years and I have never seen a coordinator run so many plays that are doomed to fail before the ball is even hiked.
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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Wow so your saying Ward didn't try and ran bad routes, and the same for Nate even with a long TD catch and the chance to prove himself?
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:01 PM   #3
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One, Washington running a 9 route doesn't make him a good route runner. And 2, Ward's routes look absolutely lackluster. He DOESN'T have the tools to be a starting WR in the league anymore. If his biggest plays are when he lays soemone out, why don't they just list him at fullback. Watch his routes from now on. I bet you could run better routes than Hines.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:02 PM   #4
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One, Washington running a 9 route doesn't make him a good route runner. And 2, Ward's routes look absolutely lackluster. He DOESN'T have the tools to be a starting WR in the league anymore. If his biggest plays are when he lays soemone out, why don't they just list him at fullback. Watch his routes from now on. I bet you could run better routes than Hines.
Wow. We're 5-2 and still have the division lead.

Get a grip, people.
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One, Washington running a 9 route doesn't make him a good route runner. And 2, Ward's routes look absolutely lackluster. He DOESN'T have the tools to be a starting WR in the league anymore. If his biggest plays are when he lays soemone out, why don't they just list him at fullback. Watch his routes from now on. I bet you could run better routes than Hines.
Yeah dude, whatever.

Just another in the long list of "fans" who only show up when the Steelers lose.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:58 PM   #6
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One, Washington running a 9 route doesn't make him a good route runner. And 2, Ward's routes look absolutely lackluster. He DOESN'T have the tools to be a starting WR in the league anymore. If his biggest plays are when he lays soemone out, why don't they just list him at fullback. Watch his routes from now on. I bet you could run better routes than Hines.
Hey you don't have many posts, leave while no one knows you around here.
NOONE criticizes Ward around here, he plays his heart out every game, and please Washington has stepped up the last 3 games that's no fluke. Have some respect or don't call yourself a Steeler fan!
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Um...I'm still not a Nate Fan...just for the record...but he has done Well in the last 3 games, yet I still think he drops too many balls.
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Ignorant. Sounds like something someone who has been either on the sidelines or in an armchair their whole life would say.

1- Hines has the same tools he always has: he's a competitor, he's smart, fearless, and has respectable hands.

2 - Washington played as expected, he's a home run threat, nothing more, he's not reliable enough to hit on a 3rd and 4 slant route, that's no secret

3 - Every other reciever, mainly Sweed, was seeing their first real game action. Honestly, I feel like Sweed did alright, he made some catches and he fought for yardage, but he's still raw, very raw.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:06 PM   #9
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was anyone at the game able to see whether the receivers were getting separation or not. it doesnt seem like ben and his receivers are in rhythm. we hardly do any kind of timing routes.
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Wow. We're 5-2 and still have the division lead.

Get a grip, people.
A-men! Thats the best comment today.
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