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Old 04-17-2009, 07:14 AM   #1
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Default #3 and #4 WR options

I know that we expect Limas Sweed to continue to develop and eventually move into the #3 role behind Hines and Holmes. I just wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were on who they should add via free agency or the draft to compete with Sweed for the #3 spot.

I know Boldin and a few other decent WR's are out there. Boldin has alot of talent, but we don't really need a #1 WR. If Ward takes a "hometown discount" contract to retire a Steeler, he will move down the depth chart to a #3 possession reciever. Holmes will move to #1, but we need to groom a new #2.

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Old 04-17-2009, 07:43 AM   #2
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:01 AM   #3
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I know that we expect Limas Sweed to continue to develop and eventually move into the #3 role behind Hines and Holmes. I just wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were on who they should add via free agency or the draft to compete with Sweed for the #3 spot.

I know Boldin and a few other decent WR's are out there. Boldin has alot of talent, but we don't really need a #1 WR. If Ward takes a "hometown discount" contract to retire a Steeler, he will move down the depth chart to a #3 possession reciever. Holmes will move to #1, but we need to groom a new #2.

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when did all this happen?

I say just throw more passes to Miller.......
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when did all this happen?

I say just throw more passes to Miller.......
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he's probably gonna have more targets than sweed anyway. Plus he's on a contract year, I see a huge season coming for heath
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well sweed will still get a lot of touches.. as BA likes to run 3 wr formations...
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"If Ward takes a "hometown discount" contract to retire a Steeler, he will move down the depth chart to a #3 possession reciever. Holmes will move to #1, but we need to groom a new #2."

I was saying if....Hines is in a contract year next year, and the Steelers don't have a history of signing 33 year old FA's to big contracts...which I don't blame them for.

I'd like to see Baker and Nance get some touches this season. I haven't heard much about Baker, and like you guys said, BA likes 3 WR sets.
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I've wondered about this situation... It would not surprise me in the least to see us grab a WR if a top one is still there in the 1st/2nd round (unlikely, but who knows?) I would really like to have some faith in Sweed, but I just don't think it is going to happen for him. He seems absolutely lost out there. I really hope I'm wrong.
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I've wondered about this situation... It would not surprise me in the least to see us grab a WR if a top one is still there in the 1st/2nd round (unlikely, but who knows?) I would really like to have some faith in Sweed, but I just don't think it is going to happen for him. He seems absolutely lost out there. I really hope I'm wrong.
so did burress and ward there rookie year
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