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fordfixer
06-18-2008, 12:13 AM
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
ASK THE STEELERS – JEREMY BLOOM – PART 3
http://news.steelers.com/article/89449/



Steelers.com brings you the Ask the Steelers feature. Fans submitted the questions that were asked. Please understand that we receive an incredible number of questions for each player, with many of the questions being similar, and not all of the questions can be answered. We selected as many as possible, and took your questions to the current subject to get your answers.


From Frank DelCampo in Santa Ana, California: What goals and objectives have you set for yourself as a football player in the Steelers organization and how do you plan to achieve them?

Jeremy Bloom: Individually: to become the best player that I can possibly be. Team: To get in where I fit in.


From Chip Titus in Hawthorne, Florida: With the Steelers obvious need for return specialists and special teams, what do you think you need to do to prepare yourself to make an impact in this area?

Jeremy Bloom: Work harder than the guy next to me.



From Wanda Carter in Roanoke, Virginia: What are the strengths that you feel you bring to the Steelers?

Jeremy Bloom: Work ethic, ability to learn and listen, speed, quickness and toughness.


From Tony Harris in Brooklyn, New York: Do you think you can give the return game the boost that it needs and why so?

Jeremy Bloom: Yes I do and if I didn’t I wouldn’t be playing football. Sometimes in team sports it takes more than talent to have an impact. Hines Ward made a T-Shirt that says “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”. I very much agree with this quote.


From Samuel Disalvo in La Mesa, California: Do you find it difficult to participate in multiple sports such as skiing and football, to adjust to the fatigue and skills that are required?

Jeremy Bloom: No I found it exciting. Once the football season was over I was able to start fresh in a new ski season. I enjoyed it.


From Randy Fone in Nampa, Idaho: Do you think that when a player is dominate on special teams, and they practice with them so much, that it hurts their chances of competing for a starting role on the team.

Jeremy Bloom: No. If you can play you can play. Devin Hester plays on the Bears offense now. Steve Smith made the pro bowl as a return specialist his rookie season and now he is the most dangerous receiver in the league.


From David Saurer in Cleveland, Ohio: How do you feel about being part of a winning organization with the richness and tradition of being a championship organization from top to bottom?

Jeremy Bloom: Honestly I haven’t felt more apart of a “team” since high school. Coach Tomlin is the type of coach that takes a personal interest in all of us and always has our back. He is the type of leader that is always upfront and honest with you and doesn’t leave you wondering where you stand. That type of clarity is unique.


From Jerry Bowler in Denver, Colorado: Coming out of college, were the Steelers a team that showed interest in you and the Eagles beat them to the punch getting you?

Jeremy Bloom: They showed the most interest in me coming into the 2006 draft. It’s funny how things work out, I couldn’t be more happy to have this opportunity here

proudpittsburgher
06-18-2008, 09:40 AM
Gotta love the t-shirt that Hines made. :tt2 I still don't understand how people can have a problem with Hines Ward.

MeetJoeGreene
06-18-2008, 11:48 AM
OK.

Let's pretend for a minute. Let's pretend that Bloom IS a good return person. Hypothetically.

What does THAT make our receiving and RB corps look like. Cause he will then be a spot.

WR: Hines, Holmes, Sweed, Nate, Bloom, ????

RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Russell, Moore, Davis


Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.

I know people hate Reid, but I would much rather hope for him to improve as he can at least add something to the receiving game or fill in in case of injury.

Flasteel
06-18-2008, 12:11 PM
OK.

Let's pretend for a minute. Let's pretend that Bloom IS a good return person. Hypothetically.

What does THAT make our receiving and RB corps look like. Cause he will then be a spot.

WR: Hines, Holmes, Sweed, Nate, Bloom, ????

RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Russell, Moore, Davis


Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.

I know people hate Reid, but I would much rather hope for him to improve as he can at least add something to the receiving game or fill in in case of injury.

I've only got us keeping five receivers and personally don't think that Bloom or Reid will make the cut. I'm buying into the hype with Dallas Baker (yes, I do have Gator goggles) which would mean that we get our returns from guys like Moore and maybe even Holmes. Bloom would have to start looking like Devin Hester in the preseason to avoid being relegated to our practice squad. I think Reid has looked okay in limited opportunities at WR, but I don't think he could beat out the other five guys ahead of him (to include Baker). If a viable option for punt returns emerges in camp, he can wave goodbye as well and I don't think he's eligible for the practice squad anymore.

Steely76
06-18-2008, 01:35 PM
Gotta love the t-shirt that Hines made. :tt2 I still don't understand how people can have a problem with Hines Ward.

Ask Crash.

Steely76
06-18-2008, 01:37 PM
Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.


Well he should be good when we play in the snow. :P

Shawn
06-18-2008, 03:58 PM
Bloom will not be on this squad come regular season. And, I'm surprised he described himself as tough. I have read one of the knocks on the guy is that he hates contact. I'm not sure if there is any truth to that.

RuthlessBurgher
06-18-2008, 04:20 PM
Bloom will not be on this squad come regular season. And, I'm surprised he described himself as tough. I have read one of the knocks on the guy is that he hates contact. I'm not sure if there is any truth to that.

Of course he described himself as tough. What is he supposed to say? "I love these OTA practices in shorts. I wish it was like this all the time. We should get rid of those training camp practices in pads, and just play two-hand-touch all season. I RULE at that!"

Oviedo
06-18-2008, 06:03 PM
OK.

Let's pretend for a minute. Let's pretend that Bloom IS a good return person. Hypothetically.

What does THAT make our receiving and RB corps look like. Cause he will then be a spot.

WR: Hines, Holmes, Sweed, Nate, Bloom, ????

RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Russell, Moore, Davis


Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.

I know people hate Reid, but I would much rather hope for him to improve as he can at least add something to the receiving game or fill in in case of injury.

I'd put my money on Reid ahead of Bloom also. I still believe that Reid can be excellent in the slot.

SteelerOfDeVille
06-18-2008, 06:09 PM
OK.

Let's pretend for a minute. Let's pretend that Bloom IS a good return person. Hypothetically.

What does THAT make our receiving and RB corps look like. Cause he will then be a spot.

WR: Hines, Holmes, Sweed, Nate, Bloom, ????

RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Russell, Moore, Davis


Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.

I know people hate Reid, but I would much rather hope for him to improve as he can at least add something to the receiving game or fill in in case of injury.

I've only got us keeping five receivers and personally don't think that Bloom or Reid will make the cut. I'm buying into the hype with Dallas Baker (yes, I do have Gator goggles) which would mean that we get our returns from guys like Moore and maybe even Holmes. Bloom would have to start looking like Devin Hester in the preseason to avoid being relegated to our practice squad. I think Reid has looked okay in limited opportunities at WR, but I don't think he could beat out the other five guys ahead of him (to include Baker). If a viable option for punt returns emerges in camp, he can wave goodbye as well and I don't think he's eligible for the practice squad anymore.
my money is on 6 WRs... cuz of this being Nate's final year of his contract and cuz of Hines' age (and cost of his contract)... if sweed excels, Hines could, realistically, be next year's Joey Porter... so, you can't take a chance on losing young, talented WRs...

NKySteeler
06-18-2008, 06:40 PM
my money is on 6 WRs... cuz of this being Nate's final year of his contract and cuz of Hines' age (and cost of his contract)... if sweed excels, Hines could, realistically, be next year's Joey Porter... so, you can't take a chance on losing young, talented WRs...

Maybe so, but at this point in his career I think Hines would take a pay-cut to remain on the team.... He learned it from Jerome. ....Bloom will not amount to anything I'm guessing.

SteelerOfDeVille
06-18-2008, 06:49 PM
my money is on 6 WRs... cuz of this being Nate's final year of his contract and cuz of Hines' age (and cost of his contract)... if sweed excels, Hines could, realistically, be next year's Joey Porter... so, you can't take a chance on losing young, talented WRs...

Maybe so, but at this point in his career I think Hines would take a pay-cut to remain on the team.... He learned it from Jerome. ....Bloom will not amount to anything I'm guessing.
I dunno... it was just 2 seasons ago where Hines threatened to hold out.. (and did for part of camp). I'm not sure he's as wise as Bussie....

NKySteeler
06-18-2008, 07:04 PM
I dunno... it was just 2 seasons ago where Hines threatened to hold out.. (and did for part of camp). I'm not sure he's as wise as Bussie....

I was thinking about that while typing the response, and knew you'd say that... :wink: ...But NOW he is a few years older, made a little coin, and saw how Jerome went out with class... Maybe that will rub-off on him.

AngryAsian
06-18-2008, 07:38 PM
my money is on 6 WRs... cuz of this being Nate's final year of his contract and cuz of Hines' age (and cost of his contract)... if sweed excels, Hines could, realistically, be next year's Joey Porter... so, you can't take a chance on losing young, talented WRs...

Maybe so, but at this point in his career I think Hines would take a pay-cut to remain on the team.... He learned it from Jerome. ....Bloom will not amount to anything I'm guessing.
I dunno... it was just 2 seasons ago where Hines threatened to hold out.. (and did for part of camp). I'm not sure he's as wise as Bussie....


Two years ago he didn't have the nagging injuries that has plagued him with such consistency these last two seasons. I don't think this squad will have somebody like Bloom on it. We require too much depth in other areas to have one person dedicated to one function on this team. These are what I think will fill the positions:

RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Moore, Russell and Davis

WR: Ward, Holmes, Sweed, Baker and Washington

One or two of our return men will come from these ten guys.

Flasteel
06-18-2008, 09:01 PM
OK.

Let's pretend for a minute. Let's pretend that Bloom IS a good return person. Hypothetically.

What does THAT make our receiving and RB corps look like. Cause he will then be a spot.

WR: Hines, Holmes, Sweed, Nate, Bloom, ????

RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Russell, Moore, Davis


Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.

I know people hate Reid, but I would much rather hope for him to improve as he can at least add something to the receiving game or fill in in case of injury.

I've only got us keeping five receivers and personally don't think that Bloom or Reid will make the cut. I'm buying into the hype with Dallas Baker (yes, I do have Gator goggles) which would mean that we get our returns from guys like Moore and maybe even Holmes. Bloom would have to start looking like Devin Hester in the preseason to avoid being relegated to our practice squad. I think Reid has looked okay in limited opportunities at WR, but I don't think he could beat out the other five guys ahead of him (to include Baker). If a viable option for punt returns emerges in camp, he can wave goodbye as well and I don't think he's eligible for the practice squad anymore.
my money is on 6 WRs... cuz of this being Nate's final year of his contract and cuz of Hines' age (and cost of his contract)... if sweed excels, Hines could, realistically, be next year's Joey Porter... so, you can't take a chance on losing young, talented WRs...


I could see us keeping six receivers especially if Reid or to a lesser probability Bloom, were to emerge as a viable return guy in camp. If neither one turns heads in that capacity I think it's likely that they'd be gone. I don't see any way that this is Ward's last year with the team. I do see him sliding over to the slot in '09 in three-receiver sets (he may well do that this year), but I'd keep him and his work ethic around Limas Sweed as long as I could.

Shawn
06-18-2008, 09:07 PM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.

NKySteeler
06-18-2008, 09:16 PM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.

Exactly.... And he isn't.... Which teams already let him go???

fordfixer
06-19-2008, 12:00 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.

Exactly.... And he isn't.... Which teams already let him go???

The Egales.

AngryAsian
06-19-2008, 01:00 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

Oviedo
06-19-2008, 08:47 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

Agree that Bloom can't ever be Welker, but I do think Reid could be a similar type of player.

RuthlessBurgher
06-19-2008, 10:13 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

Agree that Bloom can't ever be Welker, but I do think Reid could be a similar type of player.

Hey! Don't you know that there is a rule that you can never compare a black player to a white player? You have to compare Bloom to Welker and Reid to, say, Az Hakim. Reid cannot be compared directly to Welker. That's the rule...I don't write 'em. :wink:

Oviedo
06-19-2008, 10:32 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

Agree that Bloom can't ever be Welker, but I do think Reid could be a similar type of player.

Hey! Don't you know that there is a rule that you can never compare a black player to a white player? You have to compare Bloom to Welker and Reid to, say, Az Hakim. Reid cannot be compared directly to Welker. That's the rule...I don't write 'em. :wink:

I've never been a very good rule follower :wink:

Shawn
06-19-2008, 10:42 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

The only similarity between Bloom and Welker is that they are short white guys.

Flasteel
06-19-2008, 11:39 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

The only similarity between Bloom and Welker is that they are short white guys.

Kettle!!! :lol: :lol:

AngryAsian
06-20-2008, 04:35 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

The only similarity between Bloom and Welker is that they are short white guys.


Word. Why don't short asian guys get any love in the NFL. Wasn't their a cowgirl LB that was asian. Unless we're doing some martial arts film, my folk just don't get any love from the media. :x :x :x :x

Ozey74
06-20-2008, 08:12 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

The only similarity between Bloom and Welker is that they are short white guys.


Word. Why don't short asian guys get any love in the NFL. Wasn't their a cowgirl LB that was asian. Unless we're doing some martial arts film, my folk just don't get any love from the media. :x :x :x :x


His name was Dat Nguyen.

Shawn
06-20-2008, 10:10 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

The only similarity between Bloom and Welker is that they are short white guys.

Kettle!!! :lol: :lol:

:lol:

Hey, I'm a giant in my own mind. :mrgreen:

RuthlessBurgher
06-20-2008, 10:12 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

The only similarity between Bloom and Welker is that they are short white guys.


Word. Why don't short asian guys get any love in the NFL. Wasn't their a cowgirl LB that was asian. Unless we're doing some martial arts film, my folk just don't get any love from the media. :x :x :x :x


His name was Dat Nguyen.

He's the only reason that I know that you are supposed to pronounce that name "Win."

As in: the Cowboys are still looking for their first Playoff Nguyen in over a decade. :lol:

Flasteel
06-20-2008, 10:23 AM
The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.


People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

The only similarity between Bloom and Welker is that they are short white guys.


Word. Why don't short asian guys get any love in the NFL. Wasn't their a cowgirl LB that was asian. Unless we're doing some martial arts film, my folk just don't get any love from the media. :x :x :x :x

Geesh, the one Asian guy that makes it in the league and you can't remember his name. How's he supposed to get love from the media when he can't even get any from his own "folk"? :lol:
:Boobs

Shawn
06-20-2008, 10:30 AM
Only reason I knew how it was pronounced was due to my love for NL Texas Holdem. Scotty "win" was one of the first poker players I learned to recognize.

Ozey74
06-20-2008, 10:55 AM
[His name was Dat Nguyen.[/quote]

He's the only reason that I know that you are supposed to pronounce that name "Win."

As in: the Cowboys are still looking for their first Playoff Nguyen in over a decade. :lol:[/quote]


Ha!! Never thought of it as a homonym.

Nguyen in Rome
Nguyen Hell Freezes Over
The 80's Glass Tiger song "Don't Forget Me Nguyen I'm Gone"

Chavezz
06-22-2008, 11:36 AM
I think we need to stop looking at Reid as a PR/KR spec. He HAS shown flashes of his WR ability and if he's going to make it in the NFL it's going to be at WR. He has the speed and seems to have the hands but if he's trying the play both WR and KR/PR he's not focusing on the little things that it takes to be a NFL WR.

Right now it seems like we have a very good base of WR's and we do, but after this year things get a little dicey.

Washington has the one year deal and isn't going to resign to be a #4-5 WR. He's going to be looking to sign somewhere that he's a #3 where he might have a shot at moving to #2. Can't blame him for that.

Dallas Baker is getting some props this off season but this is just the offseason. Until he does it in the reg season, he hasn't done anything.

Reid has failed at PR/KR, I just don't see him coming back from that but he has shown flashes as WR. If he concentrates on that he might be able to develop into a #4-5 guy with potential to move a little higher.

Bloom? Next.

Trannon? Next

Sweed's a rook and will be a good #3 receiver this year. I think he's going to be a great target for Ben. Ben tends to either underthrow the deep ball which end up in a jump ball situation. Sweed's size will help out tons! I just got a little excited thinking about Sweed coming back for a ball and out jumping the DB, taking the ball at the highest point. Shoving the DB to the ground and walking in for the 65 yard TD. Sweed and Holmes are going to be a great combo of size and speed.

Holmes is our #1 this year. Ward will catch more balls most likely because of Ben comfortability with him, and will probably have more TD's too but make no mistake Holmes is going to be the playmaker. If the line can give Ben the time to find Holmes down the field he's going to put up great numbers. This is the year that Holmes "breaks out" in the national media. We saw the potential last year and everyone else will this year.

That brings us to Ward. This will be Wards last year as "The Man" IMO. That doesn't mean he can't play or that he's going to get cut after this season but we have two young studs that will be pushing the "Old Guy" hard. Wards future depends on what role he'll accept after this year. If he resists a cut in playing time and doesn't agree to restructure his pay, they may have to let him go.

My silver lining in all of this is an interview I read about a month ago. Ward was talking about getting older and just wanting to mentor the young guys. He mentioned that he new his time was coming up and that he was OK with that. he had proven everything he needed to prove and was content with that.

If that's true then he'll take the pay cut, won't make noise about going to the slot and will be a HUGE asset to the development of any WR that wears the Black and Gold. Now if he refuses to rework his deal, there is no way that we can pay a #2-3 the money that he's making. He'll be cut and no one will be happy about it (except Crash).

A lot of opinions and very little "Facts" but that why we're all here. So this year here is how I see the chart.

Holmes
Ward
Sweed
Washington
Baker
Reid (if given the chance to just be a WR)

In the 3 WR set Ward moves to the slot. Holmes and Sweed on the outside.

2009-10 season

Holmes
Sweed
Ward
Baker
Reid
(Rookie/UDFA/PR/KR spec)

Ward will be the #3 WR mainly but I think he'll sub in with Sweed on certain formations. I think we'll also be running a lot of 3 wide sets with a TE. So it would look like this.

Holmes Miller Ward Sweed

Mendenhall or Parker in the backfield


Think we'll score some points??

NKySteeler
06-22-2008, 04:46 PM
I think we need to stop looking at Reid as a PR/KR spec. He HAS shown flashes of his WR ability and if he's going to make it in the NFL it's going to be at WR. He has the speed and seems to have the hands but if he's trying the play both WR and KR/PR he's not focusing on the little things that it takes to be a NFL WR.

Call me a hater... :Hater ...But the only thing Reid has shown is a propensity to be hurt every season.
...I have given up on him.

...Holmes, Ward, Sweed, Washington, Baker, and Rucker.

Chavezz
06-22-2008, 05:13 PM
I think we need to stop looking at Reid as a PR/KR spec. He HAS shown flashes of his WR ability and if he's going to make it in the NFL it's going to be at WR. He has the speed and seems to have the hands but if he's trying the play both WR and KR/PR he's not focusing on the little things that it takes to be a NFL WR.

Call me a hater... :Hater ...But the only thing Reid has shown is a propensity to be hurt every season.
...I have given up on him.



...Holmes, Ward, Sweed, Washington, Baker, and Rucker.


Hater... LOL

Anyway, Reid has shown flashes. Too many people view his inability to fill the PR/KR role as a reflection on his WR ability and that wrong. Look at Holmes, he wasn't able to do the PR/KR role either but he was able to play WR, but for a while people were still down on Holmes because of his mistakes as a returner.

I think Reid can help this team as a WR if given the chance.

NKySteeler
06-22-2008, 05:27 PM
Hater... LOL

Anyway, Reid has shown flashes. Too many people view his inability to fill the PR/KR role as a reflection on his WR ability and that wrong. Look at Holmes, he wasn't able to do the PR/KR role either but he was able to play WR, but for a while people were still down on Holmes because of his mistakes as a returner.

I think Reid can help this team as a WR if given the chance.

Would this be before or after he is injured and on the sidelines?... :wink: ... I'm not down on him due to lack of ability as a return man, but because of his time on the sidelines due to injury. I have no doubt that he might be a better WR than returner, but he is always hurt... Sorry, but Kijana Carter comes to mind as a similar injury situation as an example.... Just a big disappointment, IMO.

Chavezz
06-26-2008, 09:09 PM
Hater... LOL

Anyway, Reid has shown flashes. Too many people view his inability to fill the PR/KR role as a reflection on his WR ability and that wrong. Look at Holmes, he wasn't able to do the PR/KR role either but he was able to play WR, but for a while people were still down on Holmes because of his mistakes as a returner.

I think Reid can help this team as a WR if given the chance.

Would this be before or after he is injured and on the sidelines?... :wink: ... I'm not down on him due to lack of ability as a return man, but because of his time on the sidelines due to injury. I have no doubt that he might be a better WR than returner, but he is always hurt... Sorry, but Kijana Carter comes to mind as a similar injury situation as an example.... Just a big disappointment, IMO.

I just disagree. I think in his limited time of the field, he's shown some flashes of the skills he had at FSU.