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    Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Tuesday, June 17, 2008
    ASK THE STEELERS – JEREMY BLOOM – PART 3
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    Steelers.com brings you the Ask the Steelers feature. Fans submitted the questions that were asked. Please understand that we receive an incredible number of questions for each player, with many of the questions being similar, and not all of the questions can be answered. We selected as many as possible, and took your questions to the current subject to get your answers.


    From Frank DelCampo in Santa Ana, California: What goals and objectives have you set for yourself as a football player in the Steelers organization and how do you plan to achieve them?

    Jeremy Bloom: Individually: to become the best player that I can possibly be. Team: To get in where I fit in.


    From Chip Titus in Hawthorne, Florida: With the Steelers obvious need for return specialists and special teams, what do you think you need to do to prepare yourself to make an impact in this area?

    Jeremy Bloom: Work harder than the guy next to me.



    From Wanda Carter in Roanoke, Virginia: What are the strengths that you feel you bring to the Steelers?

    Jeremy Bloom: Work ethic, ability to learn and listen, speed, quickness and toughness.


    From Tony Harris in Brooklyn, New York: Do you think you can give the return game the boost that it needs and why so?

    Jeremy Bloom: Yes I do and if I didn’t I wouldn’t be playing football. Sometimes in team sports it takes more than talent to have an impact. Hines Ward made a T-Shirt that says “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”. I very much agree with this quote.


    From Samuel Disalvo in La Mesa, California: Do you find it difficult to participate in multiple sports such as skiing and football, to adjust to the fatigue and skills that are required?

    Jeremy Bloom: No I found it exciting. Once the football season was over I was able to start fresh in a new ski season. I enjoyed it.


    From Randy Fone in Nampa, Idaho: Do you think that when a player is dominate on special teams, and they practice with them so much, that it hurts their chances of competing for a starting role on the team.

    Jeremy Bloom: No. If you can play you can play. Devin Hester plays on the Bears offense now. Steve Smith made the pro bowl as a return specialist his rookie season and now he is the most dangerous receiver in the league.


    From David Saurer in Cleveland, Ohio: How do you feel about being part of a winning organization with the richness and tradition of being a championship organization from top to bottom?

    Jeremy Bloom: Honestly I haven’t felt more apart of a “team” since high school. Coach Tomlin is the type of coach that takes a personal interest in all of us and always has our back. He is the type of leader that is always upfront and honest with you and doesn’t leave you wondering where you stand. That type of clarity is unique.


    From Jerry Bowler in Denver, Colorado: Coming out of college, were the Steelers a team that showed interest in you and the Eagles beat them to the punch getting you?

    Jeremy Bloom: They showed the most interest in me coming into the 2006 draft. It’s funny how things work out, I couldn’t be more happy to have this opportunity here

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    Gotta love the t-shirt that Hines made. I still don't understand how people can have a problem with Hines Ward.

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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    OK.

    Let's pretend for a minute. Let's pretend that Bloom IS a good return person. Hypothetically.

    What does THAT make our receiving and RB corps look like. Cause he will then be a spot.

    WR: Hines, Holmes, Sweed, Nate, Bloom, ????

    RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Russell, Moore, Davis


    Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.

    I know people hate Reid, but I would much rather hope for him to improve as he can at least add something to the receiving game or fill in in case of injury.
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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by MeetJoeGreene
    OK.

    Let's pretend for a minute. Let's pretend that Bloom IS a good return person. Hypothetically.

    What does THAT make our receiving and RB corps look like. Cause he will then be a spot.

    WR: Hines, Holmes, Sweed, Nate, Bloom, ????

    RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Russell, Moore, Davis


    Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.

    I know people hate Reid, but I would much rather hope for him to improve as he can at least add something to the receiving game or fill in in case of injury.
    I've only got us keeping five receivers and personally don't think that Bloom or Reid will make the cut. I'm buying into the hype with Dallas Baker (yes, I do have Gator goggles) which would mean that we get our returns from guys like Moore and maybe even Holmes. Bloom would have to start looking like Devin Hester in the preseason to avoid being relegated to our practice squad. I think Reid has looked okay in limited opportunities at WR, but I don't think he could beat out the other five guys ahead of him (to include Baker). If a viable option for punt returns emerges in camp, he can wave goodbye as well and I don't think he's eligible for the practice squad anymore.



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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by proudpittsburgher
    Gotta love the t-shirt that Hines made. I still don't understand how people can have a problem with Hines Ward.
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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by MeetJoeGreene

    Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.
    Well he should be good when we play in the snow. :P

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    Bloom will not be on this squad come regular season. And, I'm surprised he described himself as tough. I have read one of the knocks on the guy is that he hates contact. I'm not sure if there is any truth to that.

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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    Bloom will not be on this squad come regular season. And, I'm surprised he described himself as tough. I have read one of the knocks on the guy is that he hates contact. I'm not sure if there is any truth to that.
    Of course he described himself as tough. What is he supposed to say? "I love these OTA practices in shorts. I wish it was like this all the time. We should get rid of those training camp practices in pads, and just play two-hand-touch all season. I RULE at that!"

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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by MeetJoeGreene
    OK.

    Let's pretend for a minute. Let's pretend that Bloom IS a good return person. Hypothetically.

    What does THAT make our receiving and RB corps look like. Cause he will then be a spot.

    WR: Hines, Holmes, Sweed, Nate, Bloom, ????

    RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Russell, Moore, Davis


    Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.

    I know people hate Reid, but I would much rather hope for him to improve as he can at least add something to the receiving game or fill in in case of injury.
    I'd put my money on Reid ahead of Bloom also. I still believe that Reid can be excellent in the slot.
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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Flasteel
    Quote Originally Posted by MeetJoeGreene
    OK.

    Let's pretend for a minute. Let's pretend that Bloom IS a good return person. Hypothetically.

    What does THAT make our receiving and RB corps look like. Cause he will then be a spot.

    WR: Hines, Holmes, Sweed, Nate, Bloom, ????

    RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Russell, Moore, Davis


    Note: I assume Bloom can't do much other than return.

    I know people hate Reid, but I would much rather hope for him to improve as he can at least add something to the receiving game or fill in in case of injury.
    I've only got us keeping five receivers and personally don't think that Bloom or Reid will make the cut. I'm buying into the hype with Dallas Baker (yes, I do have Gator goggles) which would mean that we get our returns from guys like Moore and maybe even Holmes. Bloom would have to start looking like Devin Hester in the preseason to avoid being relegated to our practice squad. I think Reid has looked okay in limited opportunities at WR, but I don't think he could beat out the other five guys ahead of him (to include Baker). If a viable option for punt returns emerges in camp, he can wave goodbye as well and I don't think he's eligible for the practice squad anymore.
    my money is on 6 WRs... cuz of this being Nate's final year of his contract and cuz of Hines' age (and cost of his contract)... if sweed excels, Hines could, realistically, be next year's Joey Porter... so, you can't take a chance on losing young, talented WRs...
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