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Old 11-04-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Thoughts on Limas Sweed

I know he has been a major letdown this season and pretty much cost us the game at Cincinnati, but I still think he can be a major weapon for us. I just re-watched his highlight tape at Texas U and this guy still looks like something special. Although my two most vivid memories of him are the drops in last season's AFC championship game and this years bengals game, I also remember just how open he was. He absolutely smoked the defender. And his frame reminds me of Plaxico Burress.

I personally don't think that we should give up on this guy just yet. He's just having some confidence issues right now.

What are your thoughts?
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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Hard to say what they might do with him. Isnt he knocked back to practice squad?
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:17 PM   #3
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i do not htink we should give up on him just yet. But you are gonna get a lot of folks who are gonna lay a lot of hate in this thread.I think all the recievers have had a few drops this year. that is mind boggling in itself. Tone & hines both have dropped passes they should have had. At some point i think we need to get him in the game and just try to get his confidence up. Instead of throwing it deep or on a 3rd down go to him early. His dropped passes and magnified cause they where gonna be TD's or possibley 1st downs. But i dont see him getting int he game unless we are behind the chains. I think he has been in sweats the passed few games.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: Thoughts on Limas Sweed

He has potential i think we all know that, and i agree he needs to be put in there to try and build his confidence.

With Wallace stepping up though its not like we really need him to turn it around in a week, he will gradually work his way in and hopefully be the WR we all think he can be.
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Default Re: Thoughts on Limas Sweed

maybe he should just go to a team like the dolphins who makes a cb and return specialist the #1 wr, and gives them 2 and a half years in the spotlight before they realize theyre a bust.

until then, we dont know what santonio's contract demands will be, but we do know he thinks he is one of the best wr's in this league. we keep sweed as insurance and leverage.

holmes simply isnt to his peers what ben, polamalu, heath, harrison, are to theirs.

the cap is only so big.
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maybe he should just go to a team like the dolphins who makes a cb and return specialist the #1 wr, and gives them 2 and a half years in the spotlight before they realize theyre a bust.

until then, we dont know what santonio's contract demands will be, but we do know he thinks he is one of the best wr's in this league. we keep sweed as insurance and leverage.

holmes simply isnt to his peers what ben, polamalu, heath, harrison, are to theirs.

the cap is only so big.
Ginn has more 100 yd td's than Sweed has catches for crying out loud. Comparing them is like comparing Brady to Jamarcus. If Sweed is ever our 2 or 3 receiver we are in trouble. I think we find another hidden gem in 4, 5 , or 6th round next year and we will have some depth, then its sweed dreams, lights out on Limas.
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Default Re: Thoughts on Limas Sweed

See that's another thing. Santonio has had a lot of dropped passes too this season. And granted, he's a veteran and came up HUGE for us in the superbowl, but the point is EVERYONE drops passes. Anyone else watch that Arizona/Giants game when Fitzgerald dropped that flea flicker when he was wideee open. And on NFL Network's "Top 10 Greatest Hands" Fitzgerald was ranked #4 or something like that. So drops happen even to the best of the best. Sweed's still very young. I think at the very least we need to start dressing him for games again and give him a couple reps a game. Maybe a hitch or some high percentage catch just to get his confidence back up.
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Sweed caught 6 balls last year and fumbled twice. Not very good odds. Talk about bust. Anyone who says Ginn a bust and Sweed a work in progress needs a dictionary.
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See that's another thing. Santonio has had a lot of dropped passes too this season. And granted, he's a veteran and came up HUGE for us in the superbowl, but the point is EVERYONE drops passes. Anyone else watch that Arizona/Giants game when Fitzgerald dropped that flea flicker when he was wideee open. And on NFL Network's "Top 10 Greatest Hands" Fitzgerald was ranked #4 or something like that. So drops happen even to the best of the best. Sweed's still very young. I think at the very least we need to start dressing him for games again and give him a couple reps a game. Maybe a hitch or some high percentage catch just to get his confidence back up.
why dress him when Wallace is better. Oh I know because we spent a second on him. Past history, if he earns it then fine if not it doesn't matter when you were drafted after a couple of years. The best players play. We are not the Detroit Lions.
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Sweed caught 6 balls last year and fumbled twice. Not very good odds. Talk about bust. Anyone who says Ginn a bust and Sweed a work in progress needs a dictionary.
You probably thought Polamalu was a bust too after his rookie season.

It's way too early to declare Sweed a bust in my opinion.

I'm not saying START him. I know Wallace is our best option at the 3rd wideout. But give Sweed a couple reps a game.
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