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D Rock
08-22-2011, 07:04 PM
He wasn't claimed by anyone, so he is still sort of a member of the Steelers on their reserve roster. Also on this list are Rashon Harris, Adam Mims, and Erik Clanton with injuries, and Dorian Brooks who left the team.

Snatch98
08-22-2011, 07:32 PM
Call me delusional but I think the Steelers knew no one was going to come knocking and they took the opportunity to try out a few new bodies during the preseason while Limas gets healthy. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see him back on the team even if it's just on the practice squad until he proves his worth or continues to fall on his face.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Call me delusional but I think the Steelers knew no one was going to come knocking and they took the opportunity to try out a few new bodies during the preseason while Limas gets healthy. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see him back on the team even if it's just on the practice squad until he proves his worth or continues to fall on his face.

I didn't want to be the one to say that first, but I've been wondering the same thing.

If he came back we would have THREE members of the UT Rose Bowl-winning team on field - Limas, Tony Hills, and Gilbert Scott.

Vince Young, Cedric Benson - don't want them on the team!

flippy
08-22-2011, 08:33 PM
Teams used to sign our releases instantly. Now guys like Limas, Max, Flozell, Essex, Batch, etc sit at home and wait for us to call them back.

D Rock
08-22-2011, 08:54 PM
I believe (according to a PFT post...take it for what its worth) that Limas is now on IR and can't play this year. The exception was if somehow he is given an injury settlement and released outright from his contract, then resigned again I guess.

Who knows.

fezziwig
08-22-2011, 09:13 PM
As much as I rag/joke on Lima I was really pulling for him to make this team. From all accounts the dude has talent and for what ever reason he has been behind the eightball with injuries and or problems that he needs to deal with.
I don't want to see our Steelers waste anymore money, time or the lack of developing other guys but, I do wish he can get out of his funk and become the player we invisioned him to be.

ALLD
08-23-2011, 12:26 AM
Time to forget about Sweed's potential and remember what he has accomplished in the NFL.

Captain Lemming
08-23-2011, 12:46 AM
Time to forget about Sweed's potential and remember what he has accomplished in the NFL.

By your logic, we should dump Tony Hills too. Same draft as Sweed and has played LESS. He hasnt done ANYTHING but have potential.

It looks like his "potential" might just pay off beginning this year.

D Rock
08-23-2011, 05:25 AM
That Harrison guy sucked too until he got it together a few years in.

fezziwig
08-23-2011, 08:03 AM
I agree about potential is not enough just like experience doesn't pay the bills.

I don't understand why our Steelers seem to have such a difficult time promoting or grooming offensive linemen. I know our team has always been big on linebackers and that seems to be our nitch in the NFL. But again, you would think that someone would eventually be the diamond from the rough.
Pouncey isn't that guy to me because he was drafted number one and was pretty much a proven player or a player you expected to be good due to his pedigree. Don't get me wrong, he is a great player.
But you look at all the players or canidates over the years and we haven't had much luck except again for guys like Faneca that were already good and Hartings that was in my opinion a great situation to bring him in and have hem make a position change and to be a force for our team.
Hopefully Hill will finally make it over the hump and I too earlier this year believe this would be his make or break year for the team. Glad to see he is getting some praise and hope it is for things to come.

Notleadpoisoned
08-23-2011, 08:11 AM
Sweed is tall and that is all.

papillon
08-23-2011, 08:44 AM
Sweed is tall and that is all.

This made me laugh. Evidently, that is indeed the case, a shame really.

Pappy

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-23-2011, 09:46 AM
Wow...Let it go. How many years of showing he doesn't have the desire to play football until you move on. Listen, If I'm on the bubble of watching my dream go up in flames going into my 4th year of disappointment...And I'm a WR with a seperated shoulder...I'm on the field playing through the pain and trying to keep my dream alive. If you can't get up for that after everything you been through...Go home and feel sorry for yourself. Wish him the best...Good-bye...Good Riddance...Good GOD!

Ghost
08-23-2011, 12:40 PM
I have never seen a Steelers player do absolutely NOTHING and get so much love on this board or going back to the old Trib board. He gets more leeway than people gave Polamalu. It's ridiculous.

The Steelers made it to the SB without this joker and their 3 young WR's are all showing improvement. Don't need him and quite frankly it's nice not to waste any more time on him.

feltdizz
08-23-2011, 12:58 PM
http://i.usatoday.net/sports/_photos/2009/01/21/steelersx.jpg

Sweed is tall, that is all....

aggiebones
08-23-2011, 01:05 PM
If he is still getting a paycheck from the Steelers, then he better be washing the jockstraps. He's been stealing from them for 4-5 seasons now.

D Rock
08-23-2011, 02:37 PM
the responses to this thread are funny. No one has advocated keeping Sweed around or giving him another chance, yet many say to 'let it go' and things of the sort.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-23-2011, 02:53 PM
Umm..You did. "Sort of a member"? If you weren't implying anything...Than why haven't you started a "Rashon Harris, Adam Mims, and Erik Clanton...Gone, but not REALLY gone" topic? I read this and immediately I get the impression of someone holding on to hope for Limas Sweed. If that wasn't your intentions or feelings...so be it. If it angers you...It was.

feltdizz
08-23-2011, 03:00 PM
Call me delusional but I think the Steelers knew no one was going to come knocking and they took the opportunity to try out a few new bodies during the preseason while Limas gets healthy. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see him back on the team even if it's just on the practice squad until he proves his worth or continues to fall on his face.

I blame Snatch^

:wink:

D Rock
08-23-2011, 03:02 PM
Umm..You did. "Sort of a member"? If you weren't implying anything...Than why haven't you started a "Rashon Harris, Adam Mims, and Erik Clanton...Gone, but not REALLY gone" topic? I read this and immediately I get the impression of someone holding on to hope for Limas Sweed. If that wasn't your intentions or feelings...so be it. If it angers you...It was.


I did talk about Mims, Harris, and Clanton. Dorian Brooks too!

None of them were ever as widely talked about as Sweed was. Hence the reason why I made it a point to mention he was still technically employed by the Steelers.

I have no need to hold on to hope for Sweed. Wallace, Sanders, Brown, and Cotchery more than make me forget about him ever possibly being a contributing player.

hawaiiansteel
08-23-2011, 03:16 PM
for those of you who are still holding out hope that Limas will be a contributing member to the Pittsburgh Steelers one day, I've made a little collage for ya: :D

http://photos.triblive.com/photos/PITT/1295326/37147960E.jpghttp://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/AFC+Championship+Baltimore+Ravens+v+Pittsburgh+59t unTI2DMXl.jpghttp://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/AFC+Championship+Baltimore+Ravens+v+Pittsburgh+AhA sVyP1GKLl.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2557/3931779835_da379b6f4c.jpghttp://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200904/sweed412a_330.jpghttp://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200810/sweed1_500.jpg

DukieBoy
08-23-2011, 06:16 PM
Sweed is tall and that is all.


That is funny.

Dr Seuss got nothing on you!

hawaiiansteel
08-23-2011, 06:23 PM
Sweed is tall and that is all.

Sweed is tall

and he likes to fall

after he drops the ball...

that is all.


http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/AFC+Championship+Baltimore+Ravens+v+Pittsburgh+AhA sVyP1GKLl.jpghttp://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/AFC+Championship+Baltimore+Ravens+v+Pittsburgh+59t unTI2DMXl.jpg

BradshawsHairdresser
08-23-2011, 07:55 PM
Sweed
Did the deed
His bed
He peed
Of him the Steelers
Have no need

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-24-2011, 08:33 AM
He isn't any part of the Steelers. He had to be on the injured/waiver because the Steelers cut him injured. He cleared waivers...So Steelers still have to pay him. I don't know if the new CBA is any different so I will have to assume and someone in here could clarify. Steelers have the option now to IR him...which they won't. He is an injury settlement away from no longer being associated/paid by the Steelers. The Steelers have to pick up his contract as part of the CBA but that doesn't mean he will be anywhere near the facility because he is not part of the Steelers. The fact that you brought this topic up and believe he is somehow "associated" with the Steelers gives me the impression I commented on. As of right now, he is now different than any other street FA in many aspects. Sweed is just one that has money coming to him for 2011 if he doesn't play again or he settles. They do have an option to IR him but because he is a FA at the end of the year and being on IR is a hit...I don't see it. They will settle and good bye to him.

Shawn
08-24-2011, 09:02 AM
Time to forget about Sweed's potential and remember what he has accomplished in the NFL.

By your logic, we should dump Tony Hills too. Same draft as Sweed and has played LESS. He hasnt done ANYTHING but have potential.

It looks like his "potential" might just pay off beginning this year.

Exactly. While I do believe there is a put up or shut up time...Limas hasn't been healthy enough to grow as a WR. Hills like Sweed has all the potential in the world to be great but needed to be healthy enough to grow. The Steelers patience...I think will pay off as I see Hills as a refreshing starter at RG this season. I think Sweed also has that kind of potential. But, wow he is either fragile or just really unlucky.

feltdizz
08-24-2011, 09:35 AM
I don't follow the OL like others do but what would be the equivalent of Sweed dropping 3 wide open, bread basket TD's for Tony Hills?

Also have to factor in the expectations given the draft round and upside. I think the Steeler's showed pretty good patience with Sweed given the talent behind him who produced when given the oppurtunity.

If Hills was a 2nd rounder who was getting Ben killed and every guy behind him was pancaking players left and right I think he would be gone...

RuthlessBurgher
08-24-2011, 10:23 AM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200810/sweed1_500.jpg

On this board he still lingers,

http://photos.triblive.com/photos/PITT/1295326/37147960E.jpg

This Corey Ivy bell ringer,

http://www.xflmvp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/block.jpg

Til he drops another pass,

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200904/sweed412a_330.jpg

Then falls on his @$$,

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/AFC+Championship+Baltimore+Ravens+v+Pittsburgh+59t unTI2DMXl.jpg

And we cut all his well-buttered fingers.

http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/AFC+Championship+Baltimore+Ravens+v+Pittsburgh+AhA sVyP1GKLl.jpg

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-24-2011, 10:57 AM
Wow...Sweed wasn't healthy so he couldn't prove himself???? Sweed missed last year with an injury. That's it! Sweed had EVERY opportunity to prove himself when he was healthy. He had 2 full years before last year and he had this camp. Sweed put himself on IR physically healthy...So don't say he wasn't healthy because he had issues. Sweed proved his worth...Worthless! BUST! It happens. The Steelers were far more patient with Sweed than any player I can remember to date who did nothing. Sometimes the "bigboy" never shows up. Not every story has a happy ending. Limas Sweed...The End! That was his story cover to cover.

feltdizz
08-24-2011, 11:57 AM
:Agree

I don't understand how fans of Sweed say he wasn't given enough reps... 3 open TD's dropped over 2 seasons...

The only way you get more reps is if you catch the ball when it's thrown to you.

D Rock
08-24-2011, 01:25 PM
He isn't any part of the Steelers. He had to be on the injured/waiver because the Steelers cut him injured. He cleared waivers...So Steelers still have to pay him. I don't know if the new CBA is any different so I will have to assume and someone in here could clarify. Steelers have the option now to IR him...which they won't. He is an injury settlement away from no longer being associated/paid by the Steelers. The Steelers have to pick up his contract as part of the CBA but that doesn't mean he will be anywhere near the facility because he is not part of the Steelers. The fact that you brought this topic up and believe he is somehow "associated" with the Steelers gives me the impression I commented on. As of right now, he is now different than any other street FA in many aspects. Sweed is just one that has money coming to him for 2011 if he doesn't play again or he settles. They do have an option to IR him but because he is a FA at the end of the year and being on IR is a hit...I don't see it. They will settle and good bye to him.


Simple fact is, the designation he currently has does maintain him as a member of the roster. Active...no, but a member yes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cu ... am_rosters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_NFL_team_rosters)


the previous update I had mentioned was from August 17. The current is from August 23. Mims and Harris have been removed. Sweed, Clanton, and Brooks remain. That gives the Steelers the option to maintain his services on IR as you mention. Until they officially choose not to, then he is a member of the Steelers. Just reporting the facts, my man.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-24-2011, 02:03 PM
[quote="JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":2lu6vv8a]He isn't any part of the Steelers. He had to be on the injured/waiver because the Steelers cut him injured. He cleared waivers...So Steelers still have to pay him. I don't know if the new CBA is any different so I will have to assume and someone in here could clarify. Steelers have the option now to IR him...which they won't. He is an injury settlement away from no longer being associated/paid by the Steelers. The Steelers have to pick up his contract as part of the CBA but that doesn't mean he will be anywhere near the facility because he is not part of the Steelers. The fact that you brought this topic up and believe he is somehow "associated" with the Steelers gives me the impression I commented on. As of right now, he is now different than any other street FA in many aspects. Sweed is just one that has money coming to him for 2011 if he doesn't play again or he settles. They do have an option to IR him but because he is a FA at the end of the year and being on IR is a hit...I don't see it. They will settle and good bye to him.


Simple fact is, the designation he currently has does maintain him as a member of the roster. Active...no, but a member yes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cu ... am_rosters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_NFL_team_rosters)


the previous update I had mentioned was from August 17. The current is from August 23. Mims and Harris have been removed. Sweed, Clanton, and Brooks remain. That gives the Steelers the option to maintain his services on IR as you mention. Until they officially choose not to, then he is a member of the Steelers. Just reporting the facts, my man.[/quote:2lu6vv8a]
I should say don't use Wiki to report facts...But you don't know the facts so I understand. Sweed isn't in the facility...Sweed isn't traveling with the team...Sweed doesn't have a locker...Sweed is not a Steeler. The only way you could say Sweed is a Steelers is if the Steelers place him on IR which is what is reserved for a player the team releases as waived/injured after he clears waivers because they have to pay his salary. If they reach an injury settlement and then re-sign him you could say he is a Steelers. Right now...He is not. The only association Sweed has with the Steelers right now is the guy who will be sending him his check owns the Steelers because he was injured as a Steeler. You really must be heartbroken to continue fact finding for a guy who is no longer a Steeler.

D Rock
08-24-2011, 02:35 PM
[quote="D Rock":1z02f0x8][quote="JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":1z02f0x8]He isn't any part of the Steelers. He had to be on the injured/waiver because the Steelers cut him injured. He cleared waivers...So Steelers still have to pay him. I don't know if the new CBA is any different so I will have to assume and someone in here could clarify. Steelers have the option now to IR him...which they won't. He is an injury settlement away from no longer being associated/paid by the Steelers. The Steelers have to pick up his contract as part of the CBA but that doesn't mean he will be anywhere near the facility because he is not part of the Steelers. The fact that you brought this topic up and believe he is somehow "associated" with the Steelers gives me the impression I commented on. As of right now, he is now different than any other street FA in many aspects. Sweed is just one that has money coming to him for 2011 if he doesn't play again or he settles. They do have an option to IR him but because he is a FA at the end of the year and being on IR is a hit...I don't see it. They will settle and good bye to him.


Simple fact is, the designation he currently has does maintain him as a member of the roster. Active...no, but a member yes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cu ... am_rosters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_NFL_team_rosters)


the previous update I had mentioned was from August 17. The current is from August 23. Mims and Harris have been removed. Sweed, Clanton, and Brooks remain. That gives the Steelers the option to maintain his services on IR as you mention. Until they officially choose not to, then he is a member of the Steelers. Just reporting the facts, my man.[/quote:1z02f0x8]
I should say don't use Wiki to report facts...But you don't know the facts so I understand. Sweed isn't in the facility...Sweed isn't traveling with the team...Sweed doesn't have a locker...Sweed is not a Steeler. The only way you could say Sweed is a Steelers is if the Steelers place him on IR which is what is reserved for a player the team releases as waived/injured after he clears waivers because they have to pay his salary. If they reach an injury settlement and then re-sign him you could say he is a Steelers. Right now...He is not. The only association Sweed has with the Steelers right now is the guy who will be sending him his check owns the Steelers because he was injured as a Steeler. You really must be heartbroken to continue fact finding for a guy who is no longer a Steeler.[/quote:1z02f0x8]


That or I was reading about the current roster and saw he was on it...either way, tell yourself what you want to.

And as Wikipedia is no longer an 'anyone can update it' type of website...it's now reviewed and changes must be cited and accepted...I consider it a reliable source.

Shawn
08-24-2011, 09:01 PM
Wow...Sweed wasn't healthy so he couldn't prove himself???? Sweed missed last year with an injury. That's it! Sweed had EVERY opportunity to prove himself when he was healthy. He had 2 full years before last year and he had this camp. Sweed put himself on IR physically healthy...So don't say he wasn't healthy because he had issues. Sweed proved his worth...Worthless! BUST! It happens. The Steelers were far more patient with Sweed than any player I can remember to date who did nothing. Sometimes the "bigboy" never shows up. Not every story has a happy ending. Limas Sweed...The End! That was his story cover to cover.

Settle down there JPN...no need to get yourself upset. But, Sweed has dealt with an injury every season I can remember. But, a player doesn't develop butterfingers overnight unless it's in the players head. Sweed has reasonably solid and sometimes spectacular hands in college. He needed PT to shake some of that out. He never got enough of it for various reasons including many injuries.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-25-2011, 09:21 AM
That or I was reading about the current roster and saw he was on it...either way, tell yourself what you want to.

And as Wikipedia is no longer an 'anyone can update it' type of website...it's now reviewed and changes must be cited and accepted...I consider it a reliable source.

I'm telling myself the facts. Why don't you track down Limas and see what he is doing and where he is at. If you believe he is still part of the Steelers...He should be real easy to find.

feltdizz
08-25-2011, 09:37 AM
Wow...Sweed wasn't healthy so he couldn't prove himself???? Sweed missed last year with an injury. That's it! Sweed had EVERY opportunity to prove himself when he was healthy. He had 2 full years before last year and he had this camp. Sweed put himself on IR physically healthy...So don't say he wasn't healthy because he had issues. Sweed proved his worth...Worthless! BUST! It happens. The Steelers were far more patient with Sweed than any player I can remember to date who did nothing. Sometimes the "bigboy" never shows up. Not every story has a happy ending. Limas Sweed...The End! That was his story cover to cover.

Settle down there JPN...no need to get yourself upset. But, Sweed has dealt with an injury every season I can remember. But, a player doesn't develop butterfingers overnight unless it's in the players head. Sweed has reasonably solid and sometimes spectacular hands in college. He needed PT to shake some of that out. He never got enough of it for various reasons including many injuries.

College was a lifetime ago...

Maybe one day he will show what he can do but he whiffed as a Steeler.

If a player, or any person for that matter, can't show his or her talent because of "various reasons" something is wrong.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-25-2011, 09:39 AM
Wow...Sweed wasn't healthy so he couldn't prove himself???? Sweed missed last year with an injury. That's it! Sweed had EVERY opportunity to prove himself when he was healthy. He had 2 full years before last year and he had this camp. Sweed put himself on IR physically healthy...So don't say he wasn't healthy because he had issues. Sweed proved his worth...Worthless! BUST! It happens. The Steelers were far more patient with Sweed than any player I can remember to date who did nothing. Sometimes the "bigboy" never shows up. Not every story has a happy ending. Limas Sweed...The End! That was his story cover to cover.

Settle down there JPN...no need to get yourself upset. But, Sweed has dealt with an injury every season I can remember. But, a player doesn't develop butterfingers overnight unless it's in the players head. Sweed has reasonably solid and sometimes spectacular hands in college. He needed PT to shake some of that out. He never got enough of it for various reasons including many injuries.

Where have you been? Injured? 2010 and only 2010. 2008 & 2009 completely healthy and unimpressive. His "issues" are not an injury. His choice. Healthy coming into camp and wasn't impressive and let a sprained shoulder hold him back in his most important camp of his career. He had more practice time than Wallace, Sanders, & Brown and all leap frogged a healthy Sweed and took his job. You are making as many excuses as Sweed now...come on. You are smart enough to know college production doesn't translate to the NFL. This isn't anything new. So simply saying he was (insert you most impressive word here) in college doesn't mean because he didn't succeed in NFL there had to be an excuse. There was an excuse for Sweed...Sweed couldn't step up to the challenge. Sweed has great God given physical abilty....But no heart. Being around the game...It starts with heart. That's no secret.

feltdizz
08-25-2011, 11:12 AM
Sweed had enough chances to whoo the coaches.. he didn't.

steelblood
08-25-2011, 11:36 AM
How in the world does this thread have legs?

D Rock
08-25-2011, 11:48 AM
How in the world does this thread have legs?

because some posters choose to take things and make them attacks rather than read them for what they are

steelblood
08-25-2011, 12:00 PM
How in the world does this thread have legs?

because some posters choose to take things and make them attacks rather than read them for what they are

No they don't! How dare you! :P

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-25-2011, 12:21 PM
Some posters "sort of" think a guy is still on the Steelers after he has been released because he is holding out hope that he will miraculously look like the same player he was in college after several years of $hittin the bed.

{{{Poof}}}
"Hey look...It's Limas Sweed!!! Never mind...It was just another bust...My Bad."

Shawn
08-25-2011, 06:41 PM
[quote="JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":13o4pxrt]Wow...Sweed wasn't healthy so he couldn't prove himself???? Sweed missed last year with an injury. That's it! Sweed had EVERY opportunity to prove himself when he was healthy. He had 2 full years before last year and he had this camp. Sweed put himself on IR physically healthy...So don't say he wasn't healthy because he had issues. Sweed proved his worth...Worthless! BUST! It happens. The Steelers were far more patient with Sweed than any player I can remember to date who did nothing. Sometimes the "bigboy" never shows up. Not every story has a happy ending. Limas Sweed...The End! That was his story cover to cover.

Settle down there JPN...no need to get yourself upset. But, Sweed has dealt with an injury every season I can remember. But, a player doesn't develop butterfingers overnight unless it's in the players head. Sweed has reasonably solid and sometimes spectacular hands in college. He needed PT to shake some of that out. He never got enough of it for various reasons including many injuries.


Where have you been? Injured? 2010 and only 2010. 2008 & 2009 completely healthy and unimpressive. His "issues" are not an injury. His choice. Healthy coming into camp and wasn't impressive and let a sprained shoulder hold him back in his most important camp of his career. He had more practice time than Wallace, Sanders, & Brown and all leap frogged a healthy Sweed and took his job. You are making as many excuses as Sweed now...come on. You are smart enough to know college production doesn't translate to the NFL. This isn't anything new. So simply saying he was (insert you most impressive word here) in college doesn't mean because he didn't succeed in NFL there had to be an excuse. There was an excuse for Sweed...Sweed couldn't step up to the challenge. Sweed has great God given physical abilty....But no heart. Being around the game...It starts with heart. That's no secret.[/quote:13o4pxrt]

Are you ok JPN? I don't remember you having alot of edge. Either way you look at it you are wrong. In 2008, he was healing from a wrist fracture sustained in college, and suffered from some vision issues that were later corrected that season. In 2009, he was added to the non football related injury list. In 2010, well you know about 2010. Now this year happens. So there have been injuries, illnessess and the like that seem that have at least in part held him back.

Did Sweed slap your mama? Did he lie with your wife? Why such a distain for Sweed?

D Rock
08-25-2011, 06:46 PM
Some posters "sort of" think a guy is still on the Steelers after he has been released because he is holding out hope that he will miraculously look like the same player he was in college after several years of $hittin the bed.

{{{Poof}}}
"Hey look...It's Limas Sweed!!! Never mind...It was just another bust...My Bad."


you seriously are retarded to continue believing that I care whether or not Sweed was ever going to become a good player

Shawn
08-25-2011, 06:49 PM
Wow...Sweed wasn't healthy so he couldn't prove himself???? Sweed missed last year with an injury. That's it! Sweed had EVERY opportunity to prove himself when he was healthy. He had 2 full years before last year and he had this camp. Sweed put himself on IR physically healthy...So don't say he wasn't healthy because he had issues. Sweed proved his worth...Worthless! BUST! It happens. The Steelers were far more patient with Sweed than any player I can remember to date who did nothing. Sometimes the "bigboy" never shows up. Not every story has a happy ending. Limas Sweed...The End! That was his story cover to cover.

Settle down there JPN...no need to get yourself upset. But, Sweed has dealt with an injury every season I can remember. But, a player doesn't develop butterfingers overnight unless it's in the players head. Sweed has reasonably solid and sometimes spectacular hands in college. He needed PT to shake some of that out. He never got enough of it for various reasons including many injuries.

College was a lifetime ago...

Maybe one day he will show what he can do but he whiffed as a Steeler.

If a player, or any person for that matter, can't show his or her talent because of "various reasons" something is wrong.

You won't see me disagree. All I'm saying is the talent is there. James Harrison comes to mind. I am willing to bet in a few years we will talk about Tony Hills in the same light. There is a reason Sweed stuck around with the Steelers for 3 years, and it was because he has mad talent. For whatever reason, probably mental he couldn't put it together. Honestly, I would love to see him land on another team and blow up.

Notleadpoisoned
08-25-2011, 06:54 PM
In 2008, he was healing from a wrist fracture sustained in college, and suffered from some vision issues that were later corrected that season. In 2009, he was added to the non football related injury list. In 2010, well you know about 2010. Now this year happens. So there have been injuries, illnessess and the like that seem that have at least in part held him back.

Why such a distain for Sweed?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malingering

virgilbosetti
08-25-2011, 11:45 PM
Because he really sucks! Even when healthy.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-26-2011, 08:12 AM
Are you ok JPN? I don't remember you having alot of edge. Either way you look at it you are wrong. In 2008, he was healing from a wrist fracture sustained in college, and suffered from some vision issues that were later corrected that season. In 2009, he was added to the non football related injury list. In 2010, well you know about 2010. Now this year happens. So there have been injuries, illnessess and the like that seem that have at least in part held him back.

Did Sweed slap your mama? Did he lie with your wife? Why such a distain for Sweed?
Come on! You are almost as good as Sweed making excuses. He had 3 healthy camps. Where was Sweed? He dressed for 20 games. Where was Sweed? Vision? An undisclosed illness? Did you see him laying on the field? I give him a pass for last year. Gave him 1 last chance in camp. Unless his collarbone was broke...He should have played through a sprained shoulder this camp at WR. No Heart...No will...No job!

And since I didn't say anything personal but you chose to grow internet balls because you wouldn't say it standing in front of me...Your love and defense for Sweed leads me to believe perhaps you laid with Sweed.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-26-2011, 08:32 AM
[quote="JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":29j8ocyo]Some posters "sort of" think a guy is still on the Steelers after he has been released because he is holding out hope that he will miraculously look like the same player he was in college after several years of $hittin the bed.

{{{Poof}}}
"Hey look...It's Limas Sweed!!! Never mind...It was just another bust...My Bad."


you seriously are retarded to continue believing that I care whether or not Sweed was ever going to become a good player[/quote:29j8ocyo]

Retarded? That's a mature response to your argument. Your guage just bottomed out after that response. Maybe that explains your comprehension. In my post, "sort of" refered to you. The rest was for the other posters who were still holding out hope.

Limas is NOT employed by the Steelers. By CBA rule, if they release a player injured it has to be specified to the other teams as he sits on waivers and they have a comp responsibilty for his salary. They retain the OPTION to place him on IR if he clears waivers. As of the minute I write this, I have seen no report that this has happened. Could they still do this after first cuts...Yes. But as of right now...He is not on the Steelers. He is nothing more the an injured worker who has been fired that is owed comp money from his employer. Perhaps that clarifies things for you. If they don't place him on IR, they will need to reach an injury settlement with him. If he reaches an injury settlement, the Steelers have no further financial reponsibilty to him. He has the right to sign with any team right now...No rights retained by Steelers. Does that mean anything to you?

Since you said you consider wiki a reliable source...your words...Limas Sweed's roster status is waived. Don't know how to explain it to you any other way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limas_Sweed

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-26-2011, 08:34 AM
In 2008, he was healing from a wrist fracture sustained in college, and suffered from some vision issues that were later corrected that season. In 2009, he was added to the non football related injury list. In 2010, well you know about 2010. Now this year happens. So there have been injuries, illnessess and the like that seem that have at least in part held him back.

Why such a distain for Sweed?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malingering

Ouch! Could be the best post of this whole topic.

D Rock
08-26-2011, 01:13 PM
He has the right to sign with any other team, or the Steelers can decide they want him on IR and he has to go there because he hasn't signed with anyone else yet. That gives the Steelers an option other teams do not have. As they haven't outright settled with him yet, and retain that option, I see that as him being gone, but not really gone. No need for more debate, because it isn't going to go anywhere.

D Rock
08-26-2011, 07:39 PM
Perhaps NFL.com is a little more trustworthy than wikipedia to the members of Planet Steelers

http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghstee ... r?team=PIT (http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/roster?team=PIT)

80 Sweed, Limas WR RES 6'4" 220 12/25/1984 3 Texas

Slapstick
08-26-2011, 10:58 PM
Jesus Christ...let it go...

I wanted Sweed to succeed as much as anyone on this board, but the team has decided to cut their losses...it's over...

There is no reason for an immature internet slapfight...

DukieBoy
08-26-2011, 11:10 PM
I've been a Limas supporter (encourager).

I peaked in high school.
Limas peaked in college.

Time to let it go. The Steelers are moving on.

RuthlessBurgher
09-15-2011, 05:39 PM
It can finally, mercifully, die.


Without fanfare, the Steelers waived WR Limas Sweed off their injured list this week without giving him an injury settlement. The team announced Aug. 17 that they released and placed Sweed on the waived/injured list. When he cleared waivers, they were required to keep him on their injured reserve until his shoulder healed.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11258/1174836-66.stm#ixzz1Y3DC4WgA

BradshawsHairdresser
09-15-2011, 07:26 PM
You can now change the title of this thread to "Gone, and REALLY gone."