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SteelerNation1
03-02-2009, 07:54 PM
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Jom112
03-02-2009, 07:59 PM
6 years for $27 Mil. It's not bad...

California-Steel
03-02-2009, 07:59 PM
Yancy Thigpen.

mshifko
03-02-2009, 08:04 PM
yancy was a stud though...nate is alright, he's an okay 3rd receiver...i mean it's not like nate had a slouch QB throwing to him, ben put it on him more times than not...i think that's too much money for a #3 receiver to try to make a #2...

Iron Shiek
03-02-2009, 08:12 PM
Good luck Nate. If you play us, don't be comin across the middle...you know who will be huntin.....

Mel Blount's G
03-02-2009, 08:14 PM
yancy was a stud though...nate is alright, he's an okay 3rd receiver...i mean it's not like nate had a slouch QB throwing to him, ben put it on him more times than not...i think that's too much money for a #3 receiver to try to make a #2...
Of course it was. And so it was with Randle-El. But that's how it goes for winning teams. And even Deion Branch after his sb mvp was overpayed by sheattle imo

steelz09
03-02-2009, 08:45 PM
Good Luck Nate

I hope he does well, but I suspect Sweed will do just fine in the #3 role next year.

The thing that bugs me about Nate is that he is fast, he does get open deep down field, but how often does he come down with the deep ball? Almost never. Sweed may not have the raw straight-line speed as Nate but I feel that he'll go and get the ball rather than waiting for the ball to get to him (which is what nate doesn't do).

NW Steeler
03-02-2009, 08:56 PM
Nate and Ike went to the same "hands" school, I think.

MeetJoeGreene
03-02-2009, 09:15 PM
Thanks for your contributions to the Steelers Nate.

stlrz d
03-02-2009, 09:16 PM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

steelz09
03-02-2009, 09:21 PM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

I never said he was bad. I just don't think he's a #2 receiver. I think he's a good #3. :)

Mel Blount's G
03-02-2009, 09:30 PM
Good Luck Nate

I hope he does well, but I suspect Sweed will do just fine in the #3 role next year.

The thing that bugs me about Nate is that he is fast, he does get open deep down field, but how often does he come down with the deep ball? Almost never. Sweed may not have the raw straight-line speed as Nate but I feel that he'll go and get the ball rather than waiting for the ball to get to him (which is what nate doesn't do).
In Nate's defense, Ben, who's strength is not long ball accuracy, has missed Nate by a hair on a few occasions w/ the deep ball

SteelerNation1
03-02-2009, 09:35 PM
Nate is/was an above average #3 WR...and he'll be an average #2. He worked his way into the league which I respect. Helped us win a SB. Good luck 85.

stlrz d
03-02-2009, 09:42 PM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

I never said he was bad. I just don't think he's a #2 receiver. I think he's a good #3. :)

Fair enough.

Scarletfire1970
03-02-2009, 09:46 PM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.
Hines and Tone are both on that list.

SteelerNation1
03-02-2009, 09:47 PM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.
Hines and Tone are both on that list.
Hines did have a ton of drops this season. It felt like more than 7. I don't remember Tone dropping 6. :?:

steelcityrules!!
03-02-2009, 09:51 PM
I think nate will be successful actually, I really think he took a year or two longer than most WR's to mature and was coming into his own. The contract wasn't outrageous, but no need for us to pay it when we have hines and two young studs in holmes and sweed ready to take over.

he was the definition of steelers VALUE over the last 3 years, what did he cost us, two hot dogs and a bag of nachos compared to most WR's in this league?

now we'll draft another WR or two in the mid rounds, have them contribute on sp. teams and snag a first down or 3, possibly a score. If he/they blossom into starting caliber guys, great...

stlrz d
03-02-2009, 09:55 PM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.
Hines and Tone are both on that list.

They see a lot more passes though, so I'm not critical of them. Especially after seeing how many drops the top three or four in the NFL have in comparison.

DukieBoy
03-02-2009, 10:05 PM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

Good post

BradshawsHairdresser
03-02-2009, 10:44 PM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

I just watched the dvd with the season highlights, and Nate came up big on a LOT of key plays throughout the season. . .he was a BIG contributor in this Super Bowl season.
For an undrafted free agent, he did exceedingly well. For this team, he became a darn good #3. I hope Sweed is ready to step up and replace him, but I'm a little nervous.

Nate, thanks for the contributions and all the best (except when the Titans are playing the Steelers).

Mister Pittsburgh
03-02-2009, 10:46 PM
Sweed is going to step up HUGE next season. You wait and see!!!!!!!!! :tt2

stlrz d
03-02-2009, 10:50 PM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

Good post

I don't think Nate was a super star by any means, but he was a lot better than some people give him credit for and that kind of irks me I guess.

And he may have done a bit of show boating from time to time but I don't recall ever hearing about him causing problems or being in trouble with the law.

Wolfhound45
03-02-2009, 10:52 PM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

Since when were facts relevant on this board?!?

:wink:

Later Nate. Thanks for the memories. Watch out for Ryan Clark if you run a shallow crossing pattern. You might get decrapitated.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
03-02-2009, 11:22 PM
I was as hard as anyone on him, but the guy was a contributor throughout his time here. He may have killed a few more drives than I would have liked, but he was an UDFA who worked his way onto a SB team.

I wish him well except when he is playing the Steelers.

steeld95
03-02-2009, 11:41 PM
Good for Nate. Thats life changing money, can't blame him for taking it. He just went from a UDFA to setting himself up for life.

I am also excited to see what Sweed can do this year. I expect him to put up at least the same numbers next year that Nate did this year.

Chadman
03-02-2009, 11:48 PM
Chadman smells compensatory picks!! :tt1

SteelerNation1
03-03-2009, 12:12 AM
Chadman smells compensatory picks!! :tt1
That's probably 4-5 round cash, don't you think?

Mister Pittsburgh
03-03-2009, 12:31 AM
Chadman smells compensatory picks!! :tt1
That's probably 4-5 round cash, don't you think?

I hope some team signs McFadden to a monster deal if he isn't coming back to us so we at least get something for him leaving.

RuthlessBurgher
03-03-2009, 12:44 AM
Yancy Thigpen.

And, coincidentally, Yancey was also signed away from us by Tennessee. And the money was essentially the same per year (5 year $21.5 million vs. 6 year $27 million). Of course, a decade ago when Thigpen left, his deal was the richest ever for a WR in NFL history at that time.

WoodleyofTroy
03-03-2009, 02:08 AM
Good luck Nate. If you play us, don't be comin across the middle...you know who will be huntin.....

That could be Week 1, on opening night.

Oviedo
03-03-2009, 09:01 AM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

What the stats don't tell you is that he was mostly the third priority, if not fourth because of Heath, for the defensive pass coverage. He almost never drew the best CB or double coverage. When he does I think you will see the problem he has "fighting" to bring balls down in traffic.

Nate was a good #3 but he was never going to be more than that. Good luck to him but the Titans IMO just got the next Yancy Thigpen.

Northern_Blitz
03-03-2009, 09:16 AM
Thanks for your contributions to the Steelers Nate.

+1

:tt2 :tt2

Northern_Blitz
03-03-2009, 09:18 AM
Chadman smells compensatory picks!! :tt1
That's probably 4-5 round cash, don't you think?

Not bad for a guy we picked up off the street!

flippy
03-03-2009, 09:23 AM
Nate is gonna tear it up in Tennessee.

KC throws a terrific deep ball.

And D's will load up the box to stop the running game.

And this kid makes plays in the clutch. Like his last catch for us for a 1st down on the last drive in the SuperBowl. And he was hurt.

Big props to Nate. Too bad the Steelers won't know what we had until he's gone.

Might be worth a late round pick in your next FF draft.

No one can cover Nate deep.

He just needs someone who can consistently get him the ball.

SidSmythe
03-03-2009, 10:10 AM
HaHa, thank you Tennessee.

Good luck Nate.

Ozey74
03-03-2009, 11:16 AM
I have a feeling Nate's first game as a Titan will be at opening weekend at Heinz Field on 10/10/2009.


:tt2

feltdizz
03-03-2009, 11:16 AM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

What the stats don't tell you is that he was mostly the third priority, if not fourth because of Heath, for the defensive pass coverage. He almost never drew the best CB or double coverage. When he does I think you will see the problem he has "fighting" to bring balls down in traffic.

Nate was a good #3 but he was never going to be more than that. Good luck to him but the Titans IMO just got the next Yancy Thigpen.

true.. but GM's know Nate was a #3 and it's not like Tenessee is a pass happy team so he fits in well there. They are a run heavy team who forces teams to stack the box....

RuthlessBurgher
03-03-2009, 11:19 AM
I have a feeling Nate's first game as a Titan will be at opening weekend at Heinz Field on 10/10/2009.


:tt2

Or 9-10-09. Starting in October would be a bit later than usual. :wink:

stlrz d
03-03-2009, 11:20 AM
Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

What the stats don't tell you is that he was mostly the third priority, if not fourth because of Heath, for the defensive pass coverage. He almost never drew the best CB or double coverage. When he does I think you will see the problem he has "fighting" to bring balls down in traffic.

Nate was a good #3 but he was never going to be more than that. Good luck to him but the Titans IMO just got the next Yancy Thigpen.

I know he has trouble coming down with a ball he has to fight with a defender for. And as I mentioned earlier in the thread, I know he doesn't see as many passes as a #1 or #2 receiver. But he's not even on the AFC list with 5 being the lowest. Imo, if he had 3 drops that puts him (comparatively) with Ward and Holmes who had 7 and 6 respectively. And I'm not complaining about 3 drops from a guy who caught 40 passes.

Plus when Ben's shoulder was hurting him he missed Nate wide open deep (no defenders to fight with) for sure TDs. That's not on Nate.

Again, my point is he wasn't nearly as bad as people like to think he was. He was pretty good actually, and getting better. We couldn't afford to give him what the Titans gave him though. I understand the business side of it. But the point is the Steelers, while they may not be that much worse off for his departure, aren't better for his departure. Hopefully Sweed (I have confidence in him...you don't just forget how to catch the ball and more reps should remind him of that) will make the Steelers better for Nate's departure.

SteelerOfDeVille
03-03-2009, 11:24 AM
yancy was a stud though...nate is alright, he's an okay 3rd receiver...i mean it's not like nate had a slouch QB throwing to him, ben put it on him more times than not...i think that's too much money for a #3 receiver to try to make a #2...
Of course it was. And so it was with Randle-El. But that's how it goes for winning teams. And even Deion Branch after his sb mvp was overpayed by sheattle imo
Deion was that good.. injuries hurt him...

Ghost
03-03-2009, 11:40 AM
But the point is the Steelers, while they may not be that much worse off for his departure, aren't better for his departure.

Too early to make this statement. With the staff and Sweed now knowing he's the definitely third guy who's going to see plenty of time and balls coming his way; they may indeed be better (possibly much) if Sweed matures into the play maker he was in college. The Steelers may not only not miuss a beat, they may be even more explosive with Sweed. We just don't know yet. I'm not worried about NW's departure in the least.

RuthlessBurgher
03-03-2009, 11:44 AM
But the point is the Steelers, while they may not be that much worse off for his departure, aren't better for his departure.

Too early to make this statement. With the staff and Sweed now knowing he's the definitely third guy who's going to see plenty of time and balls coming his way; they may indeed be better (possibly much) if Sweed matures into the play maker he was in college. The Steelers may not only not miuss a beat, they may be even more explosive with Sweed. We just don't know yet. I'm not worried about NW's departure in the least.

Agreed. Sweed certainly has the potential to be better than Nate...much better. Sweed has the talent to hopefully be an eventual #1 WR in the long term, which is something Nate never possessed. But in terms of the "right now," we knew what we had in Nate (a quality 3rd WR option), and we are not yet sure that Limas is ready to take over that mantle yet. We shall see.

stlrz d
03-03-2009, 11:48 AM
But the point is the Steelers, while they may not be that much worse off for his departure, aren't better for his departure.

Too early to make this statement. With the staff and Sweed now knowing he's the definitely third guy who's going to see plenty of time and balls coming his way; they may indeed be better (possibly much) if Sweed matures into the play maker he was in college. The Steelers may not only not miuss a beat, they may be even more explosive with Sweed. We just don't know yet. I'm not worried about NW's departure in the least.

I'm talking about right now though. Right this minute. From what we have seen this past season Nate leaving isn't a good thing. But that doesn't mean it is a bad thing either, know what I mean?

If you read what I've posted in the thread you'll see that I'm not worried or upset about Nate leaving. Just making the point that he was becoming a better player and wasn't nearly as bad as people like to propagate. He was a good contributor to this team.

I just want to see a good guy get credit where credit is due.

Starlifter
03-03-2009, 11:49 AM
Nate can be good as long as KC is playing. how long will that be though? if they go back to vince young, he may never come close to a 20 catch season......

feltdizz
03-03-2009, 12:53 PM
[quote="stlrz d":3qt3sn3a]Nate dropped some passes in some key moments but not nearly as many as some of you folks would like to make people think he did.

Here's the NFL list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Here's the AFC list for 2008: http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/lead ... =232&year= (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=AFC&type=Receiving&rank=232&year=)

Some of yinz need to own up to the fact that he was getting better and wasn't as bad as yinz thought he was.

What the stats don't tell you is that he was mostly the third priority, if not fourth because of Heath, for the defensive pass coverage. He almost never drew the best CB or double coverage. When he does I think you will see the problem he has "fighting" to bring balls down in traffic.

Nate was a good #3 but he was never going to be more than that. Good luck to him but the Titans IMO just got the next Yancy Thigpen.

I know he has trouble coming down with a ball he has to fight with a defender for. And as I mentioned earlier in the thread, I know he doesn't see as many passes as a #1 or #2 receiver. But he's not even on the AFC list with 5 being the lowest. Imo, if he had 3 drops that puts him (comparatively) with Ward and Holmes who had 7 and 6 respectively. And I'm not complaining about 3 drops from a guy who caught 40 passes.

Plus when Ben's shoulder was hurting him he missed Nate wide open deep (no defenders to fight with) for sure TDs. That's not on Nate.

Again, my point is he wasn't nearly as bad as people like to think he was. He was pretty good actually, and getting better. We couldn't afford to give him what the Titans gave him though. I understand the business side of it. But the point is the Steelers, while they may not be that much worse off for his departure, aren't better for his departure. Hopefully Sweed (I have confidence in him...you don't just forget how to catch the ball and more reps should remind him of that) will make the Steelers better for Nate's departure.[/quote:3qt3sn3a]

:Clap :Clap :Clap

I find it funny...

Everyone is so high on Sweed and he looks like Nate Washington.

We have no proof Sweed can catch.. yet he is a better value because we drafted him in round 2? I have faith in Sweed as well... well, I have no choice. But I know one thing... when that pass was dropped in the AFCCG I had no idea who it was.. but I screamed Sweed because he dropped one the game before that....

but hey... who needs actual evidence?

calmkiller
03-03-2009, 12:56 PM
Nate is/was an above average #3 WR...and he'll be an average #2. He worked his way into the league which I respect. Helped us win a SB. Good luck 85.

He helped us win 2.

feltdizz
03-03-2009, 01:08 PM
Nate is/was an above average #3 WR...and he'll be an average #2. He worked his way into the league which I respect. Helped us win a SB. Good luck 85.

He helped us win 2.

I remember hearing Nate's name in the Colt's game in 2005 and said who? Who is this guy?

He was also the one who tipped that overthrown pass by Ben out of the defenders hands (a sure INT) if I remember

RuthlessBurgher
03-03-2009, 01:18 PM
Nate is/was an above average #3 WR...and he'll be an average #2. He worked his way into the league which I respect. Helped us win a SB. Good luck 85.

He helped us win 2.

I remember hearing Nate's name in the Colt's game in 2005 and said who? Who is this guy?

He was also the one who tipped that overthrown pass by Ben out of the defenders hands (a sure INT) if I remember

Yeah, SBXL was during Nate's rookie season (and BMac's rookie season too...McFadden also had some money pass-breakups at the end of that Colt game as well). Nate did not catch any passes during the regular season (in fact, I think he only dressed for one game all year), however, his first NFL catch was a 13 yarder in the AFC Championship game against Denver which converted an important 3rd and 7 on our opening drive, allowing us to get into FG range and put the first points on the board.

ramblinjim
03-03-2009, 01:43 PM
Good for Nate, he did what you hope an UFA does, he came in, he got better each year and mad some big plays for us. I agree that he's a very good #3 but isn't consistent enough to be a #2 yet.

feltdizz
03-03-2009, 02:44 PM
Good for Nate, he did what you hope an UFA does, he came in, he got better each year and mad some big plays for us. I agree that he's a very good #3 but isn't consistent enough to be a #2 yet.

I don't think Tennessee needs a legit #2 WR.. Nate's production as a #3 WR is actually the typical #2 WR production a TN WR would have....

funny thing is we are all praying Sweed puts up Nate's production as a #3 here...

flippy
03-03-2009, 08:19 PM
Good for Nate, he did what you hope an UFA does, he came in, he got better each year and mad some big plays for us. I agree that he's a very good #3 but isn't consistent enough to be a #2 yet.

I don't think Tennessee needs a legit #2 WR.. Nate's production as a #3 WR is actually the typical #2 WR production a TN WR would have....

funny thing is we are all praying Sweed puts up Nate's production as a #3 here...

I don't really care about production as much as matchup problems.

Nate's speed means he gets a safety over the top. You have to play him deep.

If Sweed comes in bulked up and physical, you've gotta double him cause of his size.

Sweed can create mismatches without big time production next year.