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Old 01-23-2009, 10:26 AM   #11
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Default Re: Sweed sticking with it: Big drop didn't shake rookie receiver

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He definitely reminds me a lot of Plax. Hopefully he turns out to be a receiver like him without all the baggage and attitude. It was definitely good to see hime come back and lay out Ivy though ala Hines Ward tactic. Beautiful!
Sweed does remind me a little of Plax too..build wise they are both tall and lanky receivers, and if I remember correctly, Plax used to drop a lot of balls earlier on in his career as well. I agree with you though about Plax having so much baggage and such a, in my opinion, lackadaisical attitude. He always came across as not caring too much, and not putting his heart and soul into his play. Never saw much passion from him. As you said I hope Sweed does turn out to be a great WR. Time will tell. All the talent and abilities/skills seem to be in place though..just a matter of developing them to their fullest. I LOVED that hit on Ivy too....he learned from the master!
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:26 AM   #12
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Default Re: Sweed sticking with it: Big drop didn't shake rookie receiver

The comparison between Sweed and Palexico are physical only. They both have great physical abilities. Negative reports about Palexico were prominent even before he was drafted . He never became a true Steeler . One of the very few and look what happened to him.

Sweed needs an off season of personal work outs , working out with a veteran ideally Ward and mini camps and pre season camp to really maximize his on the field abilities. What little I have read about him is that he is eager to learn but pressing too hard. In short he has a good attitude and with that his awkwardness will go away and he should blosson. My hunch is that we are going to very pleased with Limas Sweed.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:17 AM   #13
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Default Re: Sweed sticking with it: Big drop didn't shake rookie receiver

Sweed will be fine. Yeah it's upsetting when a player misses. But that will happen. I remember those boneheads spiking the ball. Now that was stupid!
Also, remember that when you read something, you are going to put YOUR expressions into it. Just like e-mails. They can be missleading.

Enough of that from me.
Let's go get number 6!!!!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:22 AM   #14
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Default Re: Sweed sticking with it: Big drop didn't shake rookie receiver

I'm cutting him a little slack on that drop in the AFCC because he IS a rookie. If Santo or Nate had that same opportunity, they make the catch and a sure 6.

I'm not ready to give up on him - he clearly has talent. I'm happy to read that drop didn't shake the kid's confidence. Even if he is used minimally in XLIII, we're going to need him in some way.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:35 AM   #15
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Default Re: Sweed sticking with it: Big drop didn't shake rookie receiver

Ok everyone get off this kids back. I bet in everybody is thinking "Wow Desean Jackson is doing so good for the Eagles, why can't we get a rookie that produces that quickly?"

The answer is ....because we don't need a rookie WR on the field yet. Nate Washington has stepped up huge for the number 3 wr roll keeping Sweed on the sidelines.The guy has been on the field only a handful of times this season what do you expect from him. Ya he had a big drop, so what it happens, but to call this guy a BUST before he even gets started , Come on now
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:43 AM   #16
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Being a little to hard on the kid. Holmes still drops passes, lol. Why do you think in a pressure situation we do not put him back on punts?

Good things will come of this.
1) BigBen went back to Sweed on a key pass late. Shows confidence, or the other 5 guys were covered?lol
2) The muff is better in a win, than a loss in the SB. If a loss the mental crap could kill the kid.
3) Will concentrate more, as he definately learned on several fronts.

He came back and redeemed himself, on the hit and the key catch.
Right when he made that hit on Ivy, he was like "You Ravens' b*st*rds made lose that ball & this is what you'll get in return".
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Default Re: Sweed sticking with it: Big drop didn't shake rookie receiver

I'm not going to give up on this guy and, yes he should have caught that pass. He is a rookie but, he showed some promise with acouple of catches and, a smash mouth hit after the drop. Maybe Sweed should find some stickum. lol What are they going to do put you in football jail? But really altleast it did not cost us the game. I know next time he will make that catch.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:50 AM   #18
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Default Re: Sweed sticking with it: Big drop didn't shake rookie receiver

I know Sweed is a Rookie, but he's also a professional and is paid rather handsomly to catch the ball. I'm not giving up on him so quickly, I know he will redeem himself.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:23 AM   #19
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Being a little to hard on the kid. Holmes still drops passes, lol. Why do you think in a pressure situation we do not put him back on punts?

Good things will come of this.
1) BigBen went back to Sweed on a key pass late. Shows confidence, or the other 5 guys were covered?lol
2) The muff is better in a win, than a loss in the SB. If a loss the mental crap could kill the kid.
3) Will concentrate more, as he definately learned on several fronts.

He came back and redeemed himself, on the hit and the key catch.
And lets not forget his 3 point saving INT breakup in the endzone.
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Rookie WRs never have "fantastic" years for the Steelers.
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SO TRUE !!! Rookies in general arent fantastic for us. I can remember Troy dropping an INT that was passed right to him his rookie year in Cleveland. I was all over him, as Mike Doss, Ken Hamlin were other rookie safetys that were outplaying him.

Timmons, Holmes, Simmons, Hampton, Burress all struggled their rookie seasons. Only Ben and Miller seemed to be impact guys in their rookie season. I trust Sweed will improve greatly next season.
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