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fordfixer
08-21-2010, 01:21 AM
Numbers game doesn't faze Grisham
August 20th, 2010
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Hines Ward and Mike Wallace are entrenched as the starters. Veterans Antwaan Randle El and Arnaz Battle were not signed during the offseason just to be practice bodies. And the two wide receivers the Steelers drafted in April look like they have a future in Pittsburgh.

Tyler Grisham would not be human if the second-year man out of Clemson didn’t do the math and realize it does not favor him.

The Steelers don’t figure to carry more than six wide receivers on their 53-man roster. And one of those spots could go to Stefan Logan if coach Mike Tomlin again decides that Logan is too valuable as a kick returner to keep off the team.

“You try not to play the numbers game,” said Grisham, who played in four games last season. “Everybody talks about it. I try not to be around it.”

That doesn’t mean Grisham isn’t feeling a sense of urgency with the Steelers set to play their second preseason game Saturday night at the Meadowlands.

“I need do something in the game,” said Grisham, who caught one pass for 14 yards last season. “I’m playing well in practice. I just want to go out there and make plays.”

The 5-11, 180-pounder looks like he has the ability to do that at this level.

Grisham is a crisp route runner and catches almost everything thrown in his direction. And, yes, for anyone wondering people tell him all of the time that he reminds them of Wes Welker, who led the NFL in catches (123) last season despite missing the last two games because of a knee injury.

“I guess we are similar in a lot of ways, similar statures, short-space quickness, hands,” Grisham said. “If I can be a player like him and be productive that would be great, and that’s my goal.”

His immediate goal is to play his way onto the Steelers, and a lot can happen between now and Sept. 4 when 53-man rosters have to be finalized. There could be an injury and it would be premature to put Antonio Brown on the team based on what he did during training camp and one preseason game.

Grisham, for his part, is no stranger to long odds.

He signed with the Steelers in 2009 as an undrafted free agent, made the practice squad and eventually the 53-man roster.

“Last year, I was just playing free. I had nothing to lose,” Grisham said. “Now that I know what it’s like to actually play and I was getting paid for it I don’t want to lose it. So now I’m trying not to be anxious, trying to just go out there and play and have fun.”

Mister Pittsburgh
08-21-2010, 10:17 AM
Good Luck Tyler! I'm pullin' for you.

RuthlessBurgher
08-21-2010, 11:09 AM
I'm still waiting for someone to say something like, "That Tyler Grisham reminds me of a young Derrick Mason" or "Tyler Grisham runs routes like Isaac Bruce used to"...but no...since he's white, he can only be compared to Welker.

hawaiiansteel
08-21-2010, 06:10 PM
I'm still waiting for someone to say something like, "That Tyler Grisham reminds me of a young Derrick Mason" or "Tyler Grisham runs routes like Isaac Bruce used to"...but no...since he's white, he can only be compared to Welker.


tyler grisham reminds me a lot of a young Cavin Johnson or Plaxico Burress, don't you think?

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Baltimore+Ravens+v+Pittsburgh+Steelers+uNfgM7fuuCx l.jpghttp://fantasyknuckleheads.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/calvin-johnson11.jpghttp://leblogjames.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/aahi217_8x10plaxico-burress-posters.jpg

ikestops85
08-23-2010, 11:40 AM
I'm still waiting for someone to say something like, "That Tyler Grisham reminds me of a young Derrick Mason" or "Tyler Grisham runs routes like Isaac Bruce used to"...but no...since he's white, he can only be compared to Welker.

I'd say he is more like Steve Smith of the Panthers ... only lighter ... in skin color :moon

Captain Lemming
08-23-2010, 12:03 PM
I'm still waiting for someone to say something like, "That Tyler Grisham reminds me of a young Derrick Mason" or "Tyler Grisham runs routes like Isaac Bruce used to"...but no...since he's white, he can only be compared to Welker.

I wouldnt compare him to Welker.

He's more like that dude who played for Seattle. What was his name?
Steve Larg...wait, what is the point of your post?

Nevermind :oops:

Captain Lemming
08-23-2010, 12:10 PM
People compare him to the WRONG Patriot.

Ignore the skin color and it is clear that Tyler Grisham is like a harder working version of Randy Moss, just without the height or speed.

RuthlessBurgher
08-23-2010, 12:17 PM
People compare him to the WRONG Patriot.
Tyler Grisham is a harder working version of Randy Moss, just without the height or speed. :lol:

They question remains...

Does Tyler opt for the Minnesota fro?

http://www.ro50.com/log/images/fro.jpg

Or the Oakland tight cornrows?

http://nbcsportsmedia1.msnbc.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/050302/050302_moss_vmed_6p.widec.jpg

Or the New England long braids?

http://www.sportsmemorabilia.com/files/cache/tom-brady-randy-moss-patriots-collage-8x10-photo_63c491eac358246025e2d06fcc77c1aa.jpg

Survey says...

In an upset, it's the Fro!

http://thatschurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/grisham1.jpg

:lol:

Captain Lemming
08-23-2010, 12:20 PM
Seriously, comparing Tyler Grisham to Welker is wrong. Welker is good.

Take race out and he is like the Tee Martin of wide receivers. Never to do anything meaningful in this league during a brief and insignificant NFL career.

feltdizz
08-23-2010, 06:56 PM
Seriously, comparing Tyler Grisham to Welker is wrong. Welker is good.

Take race out and he is like the Tee Martin of wide receivers. Never to do anything meaningful in this league during a brief and insignificant NFL career.

Damn... a little harsh but spot on.

Didn't BA give him a backhanded complement. He said Grisham was deceptively slow or very unfast.

Guys like Grisham will always be compared to Welker until they prove otherwise. It's a diss to Welker though because he has proven he can ball... Grisham hasn't done a thing to be compared to any good white or black possession WR's yet.

He had a chance to make a name for himself but he dropped that second 3rd down pass. If he would have caught that I would remember or care who he was. There is just too much talent coming in every year for a guy like him to survive on a team without Cowher.