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Mel Blount's G
08-15-2008, 12:22 PM
The optimist in me says rookie jitters. I know it's a HUGE adjustment for a wr going college>pro. But as a spoiled, impatient fan I'd like to see him snatching some of those balls and busting a move.

The pessimist says he looks like a poor man's Nate, if that's even possible, complete with hands of stone.

Also, should/could he add some bulk? He looks a tad fragile out there to me.


Am I overreacting? Expecting too much in pre season from our #2 that we thought dropped out of the sky to us?

Ghost
08-15-2008, 01:41 PM
I think there's a lot to be optomistic about. Chalk it up to some rookie jitters. He tied the record for TD receptions in a season at TX and is second all time in TD receptions. He had the hand injury (which is why he dropped to the Steelers) but he put up some nice numbers in the previous seasons. Averaging 15.1 and 17.4 ypc in the previous 2 years.

I'm thinking he didn't forget how to catch or loose all that ability. Hopefully a few good grabs and holding onto the ball after a lick or two will do wonders for his confidence and help him get back to being a good receiver!

frankthetank1
08-15-2008, 02:26 PM
i take it he didnt look good last night?

i thought he played well against the eagles. that one catch he had over the middle was really nice, he took a good hit and held on to the ball eventhough it was a short gain.

BIG FAN
08-15-2008, 02:31 PM
Come to think of it, he did look a little gun shy last night.

steelblood
08-15-2008, 03:37 PM
He blocked well. But he is real slow off the LOS right now. Obviously, he's still learning the offense. I look forward to seeing him next week.

anger 82&95
08-15-2008, 04:02 PM
Hes a great young talent and playing alongside of Mr. Ward will toughen him up.

papillon
08-15-2008, 04:10 PM
He's a rookie, he's going to make mistakes, drop balls, miss blocks and not be on the same page as Ben. We'll be glad he's a Steeler at some point this season. I believe that he's made Washington and Baker better, becuase, they've been playing like two guys that want to make this team.

Pappy

BIG FAN
08-15-2008, 05:10 PM
I think it will take him half a season to "catch" up.
We saw against Philly, Limas Sweed, last night we saw Lima Beans. A rook, but one I would take over Reid in potential alone. If we bring this guy along like Holmes the sky's the limit. Good point about the blocking Steelblood.

SteelHoss
08-15-2008, 05:33 PM
Limas is still getting his feet wet. He made a nice downfield block when Dixon took off. There is alot more good things coming from Mr Sweed IMO. :tt1 :tt1 :tt1 :tt1

BIG FAN
08-15-2008, 05:37 PM
Limas is still getting his feet wet. He made a nice downfield block when Dixon took off. There is alot more good things coming from Mr Sweed IMO. :tt1 :tt1 :tt1 :tt1

Oh Yeah!
:Agree :tt2

Shawn
08-15-2008, 07:57 PM
IMO...Sweed has more potential than Plaxico did coming out of college. Sweed's hands are VERY good. He also knows how to use that huge frame...and can snag jump balls. But, be patient. Bigger WRs take alot longer to adjust to the NFL. The game is coming at him so fast...and injuries really slowed his growth in college. He is a project with unlimited potential. IMO he will be a superb pro but it will take him 2-3 seasons.

steelernation77
08-15-2008, 08:54 PM
Receivers are known as being one of the hardest positions for rookies to make an impact at. Have patience. Look at Roddy White

RuthlessBurgher
08-17-2008, 02:32 PM
IMO...Sweed has more potential than Plaxico did coming out of college. Sweed's hands are VERY good. He also knows how to use that huge frame...and can snag jump balls. But, be patient. Bigger WRs take alot longer to adjust to the NFL. The game is coming at him so fast...and injuries really slowed his growth in college. He is a project with unlimited potential. IMO he will be a superb pro but it will take him 2-3 seasons.

I don't think that I would say that he has as much potential coming out of college as Plaxico from a pure physical standpoint, but if you also take into account his southern blue collar country boy work ethic vs. Plax's prima donna attitude, I think Limas can certainly bypass Burress' production with the Steelers. Luckily, we don't need him to be a starter from the get-go. He can start the season at #4 WR, and perhaps by mid-season or so, he can get enough pro experience under his belt to move up to #3 WR.

ramblinjim
08-17-2008, 05:00 PM
He's a rookie, he's going to make mistakes, drop balls, miss blocks and not be on the same page as Ben. We'll be glad he's a Steeler at some point this season. I believe that he's made Washington and Baker better, becuase, they've been playing like two guys that want to make this team.

Pappy


Pappy - I think you hit the nail on the head here. It will take him time to get ino the same page with Ben but when he does, I think he has displayed some good talent.

Washington will certainly make the team this year, it'll be interesting to see what happens next seasonn with him

Steel Life
08-17-2008, 11:03 PM
He still needs some more seasoning, but he's about where he should be at this point - which is the 4th WR. I expect him to get much better as the season goes along & be a MAJOR threat when we go to the 4-wide packages.