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Old 09-30-2010, 11:44 PM   #31
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Default Re: Someone on Pittsburgh please geta message to Tomlin

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Sorry guys but all this talk of Brown not being back there cause he is a rookie, or he some how does not have " Sure " hands is complete nonsense. Antonio was maybe the best Punt returner/Kick returner in all of college football for the last 15 to 20 years. And catching a punt in college is absolutely NO different then in the Pros...I mean a Ball is a Ball. The Steelers have a LONG history of letting rookies be their punt returners. And as far as what someone said about " Rico Suave Colclough " being a punt returner, and having fumbling Issues. Well Rico was NEVER a punt returner here. He was on Kick-offs, but that's really it.


Bottom line, Tomlin IS a confirmed Idiot if he keeps El back there. El was washed up as a PR while still in Washington. But this talk about how Steelers don't like to use Rookie PR's is ridiculous.....Willie Reid, Santonio Holmes, Hank Poteat,,Rod Woodson,,hell, Randle El,,ect,,ect,,and ect!


Antonio is an " ELITE " Weapon. Even a better overall player than Emmanuel Sanders will EVER be! He is a Game changer type of returner. And playing El back there over him is the EXACT same thing as starting Thaddeus Gibson at OLB over James Harrison...the EXACT same thing.


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crazy post, college credentials don't mean squat in nfl. Ask Matt Leinhart, Eric Crouch, hell even Reggie Bush has struggled. Starting Gibson over Harrison is not same thing. Putting ARE back there is conservative. You rarely win games with a punt return but could easily lose one and shift momentum. With our Defense you don't want a game lost by a rookie who muffs a punt. Obviously if they go with ARE the coaches see something in practice we don't.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:07 AM   #32
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Now stop already cause you are just coming off looking like an Idiot! Colclough was never a REGULAR punt returner at anytime in his career. And THAT is what I meant.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:27 AM   #33
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Default Re: Someone on Pittsburgh please geta message to Tomlin

You cannot be afraid to use every member of your active roster where they shine regardless of tenure. I'd say it has more to do with what's happening in practice. None of us see that and there must be something we are missing because Brown was an amazing returner in college. I would love to see an actual return instead of El's fair catch with absolutely no one around him but Coach T know's more than I do so...
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