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Jooser
02-02-2011, 01:17 PM
....on media day. Wassup Limas?


Limas Sweed was at Super Bowl Media Day

Posted by Evan Silva on February 2, 2011, 11:42 AM EST

It wasn’t so long ago that Limas Sweed was considered a Steelers draft-day steal: A long, lean, play-making deep threat to groom behind Santonio Holmes and perhaps eventually replace Hines Ward.

Nearly three years later, it feels like Sweed is close to the point of “Where are they now?” mystery-man status. More likely to evoke trivia questions or laughs than reappear on a football field.

But Rosenthal spotted Sweed at Super Bowl Media Day, and some reporters even had questions for him.

Asked Tuesday if he’s in the Steelers’ long term plans, Sweed replied “I believe so.”

“The whole state of Texas has called me wanting tickets to the game,” added Sweed, who played college ball for the Longhorns.

Selected 53rd overall in the 2008 draft, Sweed entered the league with chronic wrist problems, lost out to then-rookie Mike Wallace for Pittsburgh’s third receiver job in 2009, and finished that season on the reserve/non-football injury list for what some speculated to be “severe depression.”

An Achilles’ tendon tear at May minicamps wiped out Sweed’s 2010 season.

He is signed for $555,000 in 2011, but has been long since overtaken by rookies Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown. Sweed will have a hard time making next season’s roster. Sweed does still have an impressive college highlight reel, and figures to get a shot from another team.

flippy
02-02-2011, 01:18 PM
They should show pics of Limas to the IR'd players from GB.

Chavezz
02-02-2011, 01:24 PM
I really had high hopes for this kid.

Lets see, who are the players from Texas than I can name off the top of my head?

Limas
Vince Young
Ricky Williams

That's interesting that the players I can think of have all flaked out at some point. Obviously a very small sample size, any other Texas head cases you can think of?

Jooser
02-02-2011, 01:25 PM
Casey Hampton? :lol:

RuthlessBurgher
02-02-2011, 01:27 PM
I really had high hopes for this kid.

Lets see, who are the players from Texas than I can name off the top of my head?

Limas
Vince Young
Ricky Williams

That's interesting that the players I can think of have all flaked out at some point. Obviously a very small sample size, any other Texas head cases you can think of?

Here's a Texas gut case:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CiA_E8b-CU0/SnLlDw1TWPI/AAAAAAAAADM/kI1Hh0e6emM/s400/Casey+Hampton.jpg http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/263359/casey_hampton_5b1_5d.jpg

steelblood
02-02-2011, 01:27 PM
I really had high hopes for this kid.

Lets see, who are the players from Texas than I can name off the top of my head?

Limas
Vince Young
Ricky Williams

That's interesting that the players I can think of have all flaked out at some point. Obviously a very small sample size, any other Texas head cases you can think of?

Jonathan Scott and Casey Hampton

Notleadpoisoned
02-02-2011, 01:34 PM
I really had high hopes for this kid.

Lets see, who are the players from Texas than I can name off the top of my head?

Limas
Vince Young
Ricky Williams

That's interesting that the players I can think of have all flaked out at some point. Obviously a very small sample size, any other Texas head cases you can think of?
Shaun Rogers and Cedric Benson.

Chavezz
02-02-2011, 02:41 PM
I really had high hopes for this kid.

Lets see, who are the players from Texas than I can name off the top of my head?

Limas
Vince Young
Ricky Williams

That's interesting that the players I can think of have all flaked out at some point. Obviously a very small sample size, any other Texas head cases you can think of?
Shaun Rogers and Cedric Benson.

Ok those two add to the case. Casey? Not so much...

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
02-02-2011, 02:54 PM
Tony Hills

Steelers>NFL
02-02-2011, 03:15 PM
I really had high hopes for this kid.

Lets see, who are the players from Texas than I can name off the top of my head?

Limas
Vince Young
Ricky Williams

That's interesting that the players I can think of have all flaked out at some point. Obviously a very small sample size, any other Texas head cases you can think of?

Earl Campbell

SidSmythe
02-02-2011, 04:50 PM
Rod Tidwell
before transferring to Arizona St.

WoodleyofTroy
02-02-2011, 05:25 PM
Roy Williams

pick6
02-02-2011, 06:02 PM
I really had high hopes for this kid.

Lets see, who are the players from Texas than I can name off the top of my head?

Limas
Vince Young
Ricky Williams

That's interesting that the players I can think of have all flaked out at some point. Obviously a very small sample size, any other Texas head cases you can think of?

Tony Hills will redeem them all.

MeetJoeGreene
02-02-2011, 08:07 PM
I am still pulling for Limas, but I have doubts.

I don't think he makes it as a 5th receiver because he can't play special teams.

And I don't think he beats out any of our existing guys to become a 3 or 2.