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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille
    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...
    Maybe so, but at this point in his career I think Hines would take a pay-cut to remain on the team.... He learned it from Jerome. ....Bloom will not amount to anything I'm guessing.

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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

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    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...
    Maybe so, but at this point in his career I think Hines would take a pay-cut to remain on the team.... He learned it from Jerome. ....Bloom will not amount to anything I'm guessing.
    I dunno... it was just 2 seasons ago where Hines threatened to hold out.. (and did for part of camp). I'm not sure he's as wise as Bussie....
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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille
    I dunno... it was just 2 seasons ago where Hines threatened to hold out.. (and did for part of camp). I'm not sure he's as wise as Bussie....
    I was thinking about that while typing the response, and knew you'd say that... ...But NOW he is a few years older, made a little coin, and saw how Jerome went out with class... Maybe that will rub-off on him.

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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

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    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...
    Maybe so, but at this point in his career I think Hines would take a pay-cut to remain on the team.... He learned it from Jerome. ....Bloom will not amount to anything I'm guessing.
    I dunno... it was just 2 seasons ago where Hines threatened to hold out.. (and did for part of camp). I'm not sure he's as wise as Bussie....

    Two years ago he didn't have the nagging injuries that has plagued him with such consistency these last two seasons. I don't think this squad will have somebody like Bloom on it. We require too much depth in other areas to have one person dedicated to one function on this team. These are what I think will fill the positions:

    RB: Parker, Mendenhall, Moore, Russell and Davis

    WR: Ward, Holmes, Sweed, Baker and Washington

    One or two of our return men will come from these ten guys.

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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

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    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...

    I could see us keeping six receivers especially if Reid or to a lesser probability Bloom, were to emerge as a viable return guy in camp. If neither one turns heads in that capacity I think it's likely that they'd be gone. I don't see any way that this is Ward's last year with the team. I do see him sliding over to the slot in '09 in three-receiver sets (he may well do that this year), but I'd keep him and his work ethic around Limas Sweed as long as I could.



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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.

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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.
    Exactly.... And he isn't.... Which teams already let him go???

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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

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    The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.
    Exactly.... And he isn't.... Which teams already let him go???
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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.

    People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.

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    Re: Ask The Steelers: Jeremy Bloom Part 3

    Quote Originally Posted by asiansteel
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    The only way we keep Bloom is if he looks like he is related to Hester. He will have to flat out light it up...because he isn't much of a WR.

    People are comparing him to Wes Welker and like Welker didn't get much of a shot at WR but spoke volumes about his return game speed. This is absolutely rubbish. Bloom doesn't have Welker's skill set. Welker is significantly thicker and has proven that he has the hands to help teams out in the receiving end. If by some miracle Bloom emerges as one that can be effective in the slot then why not keep the guy. I don't see this happening. I do however see the viability of keeping six WR this year, if by chance Reid emerges as the main return man. He at least has in game experience as a WR.... he just needs to stay healthy otherwise he'll have no job in the NFL.
    Agree that Bloom can't ever be Welker, but I do think Reid could be a similar type of player.
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