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Oviedo
02-08-2011, 01:59 PM
Do we need a big receiver? Our current group are all 6' or under. Would having a 6'3" or 6'4" target had made a difference by giving Ben a bigger target?

I know it is an old argument but something to consider going into the draft.

Steelgal
02-08-2011, 02:12 PM
I did read that Plaxico gets out of prison and wants to return to the NFL next year :stirpot

Crash
02-08-2011, 02:13 PM
Plax has also stated his preferred choices are Atlanta and Pittsburgh.

hawaiiansteel
02-08-2011, 02:15 PM
I did read that Plaxico gets out of prison and wants to return to the NFL next year :stirpot


bringing in Plaxico could really fire up the team... :lol:


http://mtpundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/burress_is_a_dumbass.jpg

Ghost
02-08-2011, 02:20 PM
Not if it means taking one in the first 3 rounds of the draft. Way too many other needs that are important.

grotonsteel
02-08-2011, 02:26 PM
I did read that Plaxico gets out of prison and wants to return to the NFL next year :stirpot


bringing in Plaxico could really fire up the team... :lol:


http://mtpundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/burress_is_a_dumbass.jpg


Great Pic.... :lol: :lol:

Nice Sig too.

I would not mind bringing in Plex. But i have not given up hopes on Limas Sweed either. I am rooting for him.

Oviedo
02-08-2011, 02:27 PM
I did read that Plaxico gets out of prison and wants to return to the NFL next year :stirpot


bringing in Plaxico could really fire up the team... :lol:


http://mtpundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/burress_is_a_dumbass.jpg


Great Pic.... :lol: :lol:

Nice Sig too.

I would not mind bringing in Plex. But i have not given up hopes on Limas Sweed either. I am rooting for him.

I'm pulling for Sweed to. Seems like a great kid. The skills are there but he has been snakebit.

mshifko
02-08-2011, 02:28 PM
he'd be a good fit, but i don't think that the steelers will ever do anything like bring him in...a ton of variables, he's older, he'll be rusty, and who knows if he can still play at a high level?

Crash
02-08-2011, 03:10 PM
Plax could provide a shot in the arm for the offense.

The Sodfather
02-08-2011, 03:14 PM
On Sunday the O was like Plex.

Kept shooting itself in the foot.

BradshawsHairdresser
02-08-2011, 07:02 PM
Plax could provide a shot in the arm for the offense.

Or, he might LITERALLY provide someone on the offense with a shot in the arm...or somewhere else. :lol:

hawaiiansteel
02-08-2011, 07:06 PM
Plax could provide a shot in the arm for the offense.

Or, he might LITERALLY provide someone on the offense with a shot in the arm...or somewhere else. :lol:


:lol:

http://juiceboxdotcom.com/wp-content/themes/mimbo2.2/images//burress-gun.jpg

Shawn
02-08-2011, 07:32 PM
Not if it means taking one in the first 3 rounds of the draft. Way too many other needs that are important.


Agreed. And to be perfectly honest I like speed, quickness over size. If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.

hawaiiansteel
02-08-2011, 07:44 PM
If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.



completely agree, Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Wes Welker...

Shawn
02-08-2011, 11:05 PM
If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.



completely agree, Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Wes Welker...

He isn't quite as quick as Welker but he runs really nice routes, has very good hands, and is willing to put his body on the line to make a catch. The guy comes up big when needed. With Ben throwing him the ball, I think he would have a long career as a Steeler.

PSU_dropout43
02-08-2011, 11:08 PM
If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.



completely agree, Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Wes Welker...

He isn't quite as quick as Welker but he runs really nice routes, has very good hands, and is willing to put his body on the line to make a catch. The guy comes up big when needed. With Ben throwing him the ball, I think he would have a long career as a Steeler.
We have enough slot guys. We need a big, physical guy on the outside.

aggiebones
02-08-2011, 11:17 PM
He's like 34.
Meaning mostly done. Might be more TE like at this point.
Never learned to use his hands. Bleh, don't want him.

Shawn
02-09-2011, 04:38 AM
If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.



completely agree, Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Wes Welker...

He isn't quite as quick as Welker but he runs really nice routes, has very good hands, and is willing to put his body on the line to make a catch. The guy comes up big when needed. With Ben throwing him the ball, I think he would have a long career as a Steeler.
We have enough slot guys. We need a big, physical guy on the outside.

Ward will be retiring...maybe after this season. We will need that kind of presence...a tough guy to grab the slop over the middle. I personally could care less about a slowish big WR.

RuthlessBurgher
02-09-2011, 02:49 PM
If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.



completely agree, Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Wes Welker...

Every white WR to come out in the last half dozen years could be the next Wes Welker.

No one ever says that, say, Emmanuel Sanders could be the next Wes Welker.

Oviedo
02-09-2011, 03:04 PM
If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.



completely agree, Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Wes Welker...

Every white WR to come out in the last half dozen years could be the next Wes Welker.

No one ever says that, say, Emmanuel Sanders could be the next Wes Welker.

I remember when Jordy Nelson was popular a few years back on this board. I wish we would have had him on Sunday instead of the Packers.

Austin Collie for the Colts hasn't turned out to bad either.

feltdizz
02-09-2011, 04:20 PM
If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.



completely agree, Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Wes Welker...

Every white WR to come out in the last half dozen years could be the next Wes Welker.

No one ever says that, say, Emmanuel Sanders could be the next Wes Welker.

I remember when Jordy Nelson was popular a few years back on this board. I wish we would have had him on Sunday instead of the Packers.

Austin Collie for the Colts hasn't turned out to bad either.

every white WR and white LB is popular on this board :wink:

hawaiiansteel
02-09-2011, 06:33 PM
If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.



completely agree, Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Wes Welker...

Every white WR to come out in the last half dozen years could be the next Wes Welker.

No one ever says that, say, Emmanuel Sanders could be the next Wes Welker.


maybe that's because Sanzenbacher more closely resembles Welker in both physical appearance and playing style than Sanders does...

Shawn
02-10-2011, 02:37 AM
If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.



completely agree, Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Wes Welker...

Every white WR to come out in the last half dozen years could be the next Wes Welker.

No one ever says that, say, Emmanuel Sanders could be the next Wes Welker.


maybe that's because Sanzenbacher more closely resembles Welker in both physical appearance and playing style than Sanders does...


His playing style is very similar but I don't think he is as quick...but he is quick enough. I like him because he is tough...like his heart. He is a perfect fit and complement for this O.

RuthlessBurgher
02-10-2011, 02:09 PM
If we draft a WR this year I think we should go a possession type tough guy like Sanzenbacher from the Buckeyes. As you know I don't toot a ton of Buckeye horns when it comes to the draft but this kid is the prototypical possession WR. He can probably be had anywhere from the 4-6th round and will be a terrific value pick.



completely agree, Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Wes Welker...

Every white WR to come out in the last half dozen years could be the next Wes Welker.

No one ever says that, say, Emmanuel Sanders could be the next Wes Welker.


maybe that's because Sanzenbacher more closely resembles Welker in both physical appearance and playing style than Sanders does...

No one says that Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Troy Brown either.

hawaiiansteel
02-10-2011, 02:17 PM
No one says that Sanzenbacher could be the NFL's next Troy Brown either.


wonder if anyone ever predicted that Wes Welker would be the next Troy Brown?

Mister Pittsburgh
02-10-2011, 02:21 PM
See, and I thought Tyler Grisham could be the next Wes Welker. We will get rid of him after this year, and he will go on to play for the Patriots and be a pro bowler.

hawaiiansteel
02-10-2011, 02:26 PM
Steelers' receiver corps needs reinforcements

PUBLISHED Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011
by Vinnie Iyer Sporting News

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One reason for the Pittsburgh Steelers' 31-25 loss in Super Bowl XLV is that their wide receivers couldn't quite keep up with the Green Bay Packers' corps, even though Hines Ward and Mike Wallace made it interesting with touchdowns late in each half.
Going forward, however, it's a position of concern for the Steelers beyond Wallace, a speedster headed toward his third season and what should be the best stretch of his career.

Vinnie Iyer says Pittsburgh is going to need additional wide receivers to step up if it wants to make it back to the Super Bowl.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that both Emmanuel Sanders, who broke his foot in the Super Bowl, and Ward (knee, thumb) are both set to have offseason surgery. The coaches loved what Sanders showed as a rookie but now must worry about his recovery. As for Ward, he turns 35 in March and has taken so much physical abuse over the years as game's toughest receiver, someone always willing to deliver a crack-back block on a linebacker. It's uncertain how much longer he can play.

Then there's also Limas Sweed, a '08 second-rounder who has been on injured reserve since he tore his Achilles' tendon last May. Fifth receiver Antwaan Randle El, 31, was just a familiar stopgap option.

If the Steelers had to move forward with Wallace and Antonio Brown as starters in '11, they would be comfortable with that. The problem is offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger like to work with three-and four-receiver formations, but that requires reliable depth. Brown (5-10) and Sanders (5-11) are two smaller receivers, and Wallace stands only 6-0.

Sweed's return would be big, literally, because he is a 6-4, 220-pound target. The Steelers can't count on that and instead should look for a nice-sized possession receiver in free agency or the draft.

Read more: http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2 ... z1DZt05G5S (http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-02-09/steelers-receiver-corps-needs-reinforcements#ixzz1DZt05G5S)

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
02-11-2011, 12:53 PM
See...You guys ask and you receive. The Steelers FO must have been reading this topic. LOL

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/02/st ... -contract/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/02/steelers-sign-wr-wes-lyons-to-reservefuture-contract/)

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 22408.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_722408.html)


Woodland Hills, WVU grad Lyons signs with Steelers



Wide receiver Wes Lyons, a Woodland Hills High School and West Virginia graduate, said he has signed with the Steelers.

The 6-foot-8, 245-pounder was a three-year starter for the Mountaineers, finishing his career with 42 receptions for 517 yards, including 20 for 263 yards as a senior in 2009.

Lyons attended a minicamp with the New York Jets last spring but did not play this past season. Lyons worked out for the Steelers in late December and signed a two-year contract with the team Thursday.

"It's a great opportunity," Lyons said. "I'm blessed to have an opportunity to be in the NFL, especially with the hometown team. It's like a dream come true."

Oviedo
02-11-2011, 12:58 PM
See...You guys ask and you receive. The Steelers FO must have been reading this topic. LOL

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/02/st ... -contract/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/02/steelers-sign-wr-wes-lyons-to-reservefuture-contract/)

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 22408.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_722408.html)


Woodland Hills, WVU grad Lyons signs with Steelers



Wide receiver Wes Lyons, a Woodland Hills High School and West Virginia graduate, said he has signed with the Steelers.

The 6-foot-8, 245-pounder was a three-year starter for the Mountaineers, finishing his career with 42 receptions for 517 yards, including 20 for 263 yards as a senior in 2009.

Lyons attended a minicamp with the New York Jets last spring but did not play this past season. Lyons worked out for the Steelers in late December and signed a two-year contract with the team Thursday.

"It's a great opportunity," Lyons said. "I'm blessed to have an opportunity to be in the NFL, especially with the hometown team. It's like a dream come true."

I saw that. Sounds like Harold Carmichael from the Eagles in the 70s and 80s. I'd be interested to see what he could do but in the red zone the guy should be tough. Provided he can get open and catch!!!!

RuthlessBurgher
02-11-2011, 01:11 PM
http://crackbillionair.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/devine.jpg http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/380740/manute-bol-muggsy-bogues.jpg

:lol: :lol:

The Sodfather
02-11-2011, 01:23 PM
Provided he can get open and catch!!!!

Doesn't stop Spaeth from getting playing time.

hawaiiansteel
02-11-2011, 02:36 PM
here's the big WR Ben has been clamoring for... :roll:


Woodland Hills, WVU grad Lyons signs with Steelers

By Kevin Gorman, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, February 11, 2011

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Wes Lyons
Eric Schmadel | Tribune-Review

Wide receiver Wes Lyons, a Woodland Hills High School and West Virginia graduate, said he has signed with the Steelers.

The 6-foot-8, 245-pounder was a three-year starter for the Mountaineers, finishing his career with 42 receptions for 517 yards, including 20 for 263 yards as a senior in 2009.

Lyons attended a minicamp with the New York Jets last spring but did not play this past season. Lyons worked out for the Steelers in late December and signed a two-year contract with the team Thursday.

"It's a great opportunity," Lyons said. "I'm blessed to have an opportunity to be in the NFL, especially with the hometown team. It's like a dream come true."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... z1Dfm8Feqr (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_722408.html#ixzz1Dfm8Feqr)

Crash
02-11-2011, 02:37 PM
See? 6-8? Make him an H-back.

Ghost
02-11-2011, 03:21 PM
42 receptions in 3 years and out of football all last season. Already wasted too many posts on him....

flippy
02-11-2011, 03:58 PM
Given BA's love of TEs, we should get a great TE to compliment Miller. He'd essentially be a starter in a BA offense.

Oviedo
02-11-2011, 04:24 PM
42 receptions in 3 years and out of football all last season. Already wasted too many posts on him....

They don't throw the ball that often at W Va.

jj28west
02-12-2011, 09:23 PM
Nice decleater here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r07tmiDOMO0

What about the slot? Has to be a mismatch.

hawaiiansteel
02-23-2011, 11:03 PM
how about taking a chance on this 6'6" WR in a later round?


At combine, DeAndre Brown takes first step to NFL

By AL JONES - afjones@sunherald.com
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

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HATTIESBURG-- Before his career began at Southern Miss, DeAndre Brown had his eyes set on playing in the NFL.

Three years later, the former Ocean Springs High School standout takes the first step toward achieving that goal when he attends the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend in Indianapolis.

Brown, who left Southern Miss after his junior season, made the final decision to leave college after a season in which the 6-foot-6, 235-pound athlete missed the majority of the year with a leg injury.

“I made the decision while sitting on the bench with the leg injury,” Brown said. “If I came back for my senior year, I could risk another injury.

“My dream has always been to play in the NFL. I was going to chase my dream and my mom (Patricia Brown) knows that. I also made a promise to (mom) that I would finish school, too. Right now, I am going to chase my dream as long as I can.”

The combine, which can be seen on the NFL Network, opens Thursday and concludes on Sunday.

Brown will check in Thursday before meeting with NFL officials on Friday and Saturday and working out on Sunday.

The workout consists of 40-yard sprints, agility drills and bench press.

“Everything that I have been working for (with trainer Sam Morris) in Oak Grove has been for the combine,” Brown said. “I’ve been working out five days a week. I’ve worked so hard that my body has become used to the hard work.

“Right now, I bench-press 385 pounds and I run a 4.53 in the 40. I’ve been working on my start to go with my top end speed. They (scouts) want to see me come out of the block faster. Not start slow and end fast. I am working on explosive speed like Chris Johnson (the Tennessee Titans running back). I want to run a 4.4 at the combine.”

The ultimate goal for Brown?

Moving up in the NFL Draft set for April 28-30.

According to nfldraftbible.com, Brown is projected as a fifth-round selection.

However, his agent, Bus Cook, said Brown will eventually become one of the best wide receivers in this year’s class, which includes Alabama’s Julio Jones and Georgia’s A.J. Green.

“I could not ask for anymore than what he has given us the last four to five weeks,” Cook said. “He has worked extremely hard and I’ve spoken with people (NFL doctors) who tell me his legs will not be an issue. In fact, his legs will be stronger than ever.

“In two years, I think this kid will be as good as any receiver in this draft. I think he will go in the middle rounds. I know a couple of teams, and I will not mention which ones, that have already moved him up on their boards.”

At the combine, Cook expects Brown to bench-press 225 pounds 25-plus times and run a 4.4 or 4.5 before NFL scouts.

“He is too talented not to get drafted,” Cook said. “He is 6-foot-7 in cleats and weighed 230 or 235 pounds. At the age of 18, he had the ugliest leg break that I’ve seen since Joe Theismann. “Then, this year he finds out he has another stress fracture and has a second rod put in the other leg.

“But I think he has turned the corner. Some kids you have to kick in the butt and some kids you have to put your arms around them and let them know things are going to be fine. I had to put my arm around him.”

Once the combine is complete, Brown will await the draft.

But he has no team preference -- at this time.

“I would love to play for the Saints, but it’s a blessing just to be in this position,” Brown said. “All I want is a chance and i will make it.

“I do not want to be a failure. My biggest fear is being a failure to my family, my team, the fans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I do not want to be a guy who plays in the league for two years, then you seen him flipping burgers at Burger King.”

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/02/22/288 ... z1EpzeiiFC (http://www.sunherald.com/2011/02/22/2885693/at-combine-deandre-brown-takes.html#ixzz1EpzeiiFC)

focosteeler
02-23-2011, 11:16 PM
here's the big WR Ben has been clamoring for... :roll:


Woodland Hills, WVU grad Lyons signs with Steelers

By Kevin Gorman, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, February 11, 2011

http://files.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2011-02-10/weslyons-a.jpg

Wes Lyons
Eric Schmadel | Tribune-Review

Wide receiver Wes Lyons, a Woodland Hills High School and West Virginia graduate, said he has signed with the Steelers.

The 6-foot-8, 245-pounder was a three-year starter for the Mountaineers, finishing his career with 42 receptions for 517 yards, including 20 for 263 yards as a senior in 2009.

Lyons attended a minicamp with the New York Jets last spring but did not play this past season. Lyons worked out for the Steelers in late December and signed a two-year contract with the team Thursday.

"It's a great opportunity," Lyons said. "I'm blessed to have an opportunity to be in the NFL, especially with the hometown team. It's like a dream come true."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... z1Dfm8Feqr (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_722408.html#ixzz1Dfm8Feqr)

here is a video of him doing 1 on 1 drills a wvu.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hAPNTyNiAg