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    Re: Sweed injures Achilles

    Quote Originally Posted by ANPSTEEL
    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Biggest loser here is Mike Wallace. He needed Sweed to step up this season to take some of the coverage pressure off of him. Now he is going to be blanketed with double teams and all we have left is a bunch of aging slot receivers and unproven rookies.

    The passing offense will take a major step backwards this season unless our QBs and Offensive Coord really embrace throwing the ball to RBs and TEs.
    I said the same thing in another thread.

    I am hopeful, that like Holmes- who really is not a true "outside" receiver-

    they can use Sanders in slants and deep crossing patterns to draw a safety off of Wallace.
    The dilemma is that the two rookies we drafted are probably the only WRs other than Wallace who have the ability to stretch the field. Let's hope one can replcate the rookie season that Wallace had but that will be a very unlikely possibility.
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    Re: Sweed injures Achilles

    I like both of the rookie WR's. I read that at least one or both are good at coming back for the ball like Hines. Tone was good at this also. Which you have to do with Ben back there running around.

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    Re: Sweed injures Achilles

    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Quote Originally Posted by ANPSTEEL
    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Biggest loser here is Mike Wallace. He needed Sweed to step up this season to take some of the coverage pressure off of him. Now he is going to be blanketed with double teams and all we have left is a bunch of aging slot receivers and unproven rookies.

    The passing offense will take a major step backwards this season unless our QBs and Offensive Coord really embrace throwing the ball to RBs and TEs.
    I said the same thing in another thread.

    I am hopeful, that like Holmes- who really is not a true "outside" receiver-

    they can use Sanders in slants and deep crossing patterns to draw a safety off of Wallace.
    The dilemma is that the two rookies we drafted are probably the only WRs other than Wallace who have the ability to stretch the field. Let's hope one can replcate the rookie season that Wallace had but that will be a very unlikely possibility.
    yeah, fingers crossed

    - for Sweed's injury not being serious & Sweed living up to expectations
    - the rookies coming in and making an impact
    - they can find someone on the street to be an outside presence, should Sweed be out. (bummer the redskins signed galloway)

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    Re: Sweed injures Achilles

    the latest on Sweed is that they operated on him today...no prognosis announced yet.

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    I feel bad for Sweed, and wish him the best in his recovery.
    ditto.
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    Re: Sweed injures Achilles

    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
    the latest on Sweed is that they operated on him today...no prognosis announced yet.
    rhut roh

    surgery = not good.

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    Re: Sweed injures Achilles

    Quote Originally Posted by ANPSTEEL
    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
    the latest on Sweed is that they operated on him today...no prognosis announced yet.
    rhut roh

    surgery = not good.

    no, not good at all. Sweed most likely ends up on IR.

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    Re: Sweed injures Achilles

    So we almost traded Sweed for Lefty straight up? That wouldn't have been horrible.
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    Re: Sweed injures Achilles

    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
    Quote Originally Posted by ANPSTEEL
    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
    the latest on Sweed is that they operated on him today...no prognosis announced yet.
    rhut roh

    surgery = not good.

    no, not good at all. Sweed most likely ends up on IR.
    Probably. But for now, they can place him on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He'll miss all the OTA's, minicamps, training camp, and pre-season. Around the time Ben is due back, they could make a decision about whether or not Sweed has healed enough to possibly contribute this season, or if they should move him from the PUP list to I.R. in October, officially ending his season.


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