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    If Buress can produce?

    It makes it a very easy desicion to let Wallace go next year. Sign Sanders and with Cothery and Burress you still have a very strong 4. Not sure Plax is done yet. Just needs throws plus offers a something we do not have Size. Draft a developemental guy or maybe Gilreath rounds it out. Not bad save the money and put else where. Think Plax may have a year or two left. He was a guy that had the game taken away from him and still wants to play. Body has not taken a huge beaten. Plus he and Ben are close. If he shows some production down the stretch it is easy to let Wallace go next year. Actually Sanders and Brown seem to be a better fit for Haley's O.

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    IDK if signing Plex replaces MW, but, I guess it could help. MW pops the top off the D (or at least he used to), I don't think Plex does that at this point; he isn't that fast. Then again, does Haley ever go deep? How many times has he so far this season? Twice?

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    I think Keenan's taking Wally's money irregardless of Plax. He's not as good as Wally, but he's at a premium position.

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    Burress is 35 this year and he will be 36 entering next season.

    Last year, Hines was 35, and we let him go before he turned 36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Burress is 35 this year and he will be 36 entering next season.

    Last year, Hines was 35, and we let him go before he turned 36.
    look at his production last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidkid View Post
    look at his production last year
    Okay, last season, at age 34, Plaxico had 45 catches for 612 yards and 8 touchdowns.

    So what...in 2010, at age 34, Hines had 59 catches for 755 yards and 5 touchdowns.

    Then when he turned 35, Hines' production dropped to 46 catches for 381 yards and 2 touchdowns.

    Since we only have Plax for the final 6 games instead of a whole season, we'll be lucky if we get half that production from Plax the rest of the way (23 catches for 190 yards and a touchdown).

    I trust Cotchery more than Plax at this stage of their respective careers, and we've only gotten 11 catches for 136 yards out of Jerricho so far this year. Of course, Cotchery has been our #4 WR most of the season, and Plax should be our #3 WR while Brown and Cotchery are out, so perhaps he gets a few more opportunities thrown his way in the short term, but I foresee maybe 3-4 catches for 30-something yards per game out for Burress for the time being. Nothing earth-shattering. A role player for us while we are short-handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Burress is 35 this year and he will be 36 entering next season.

    Last year, Hines was 35, and we let him go before he turned 36.
    And it showed. I am shocked Hines is only 1 year older than Plex. It seems like he was drafted years before Plex.

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    If Burress can produce ... that means we've got a QB that can throw. Which means we're winning!


    We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!

    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

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    Burress might be a stop-gap replacement & Red Zone specialist. If the Steelers let Wallace go, they'll need to bring in another 'target' guy that can break open a game like Wallace can. Could be another speedster, or it could be a T.O. type WR that is big, strong & excellent after the catch. Regardless, Burress is neither of those. But he can help.
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    I think Keenan's taking Wally's money irregardless of Plax. He's not as good as Wally, but he's at a premium position.
    Never would have thought it at the beginning of the year, but this is true my man.

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