Quite frankly, there's been no position on the Steelers more overrated in the last decade than WR.
Originally Posted by NJ-STEELER
Hines Ward was on the downside of his career by the time Roethlisberger entered his prime. Plaxico Burress left after Roethlisberger's rookie season and didn't come back until last season, well past his prime. Santonio Holmes and Mike Wallace both made big plays, but neither were consistent, nor did either of them have their priorities straight. (For that matter, Holmes only has one 1,000-yard receiving season in his career, and he's never even led the Jets in receiving yards in a season. He was tremendously overrated.) Antwaan Randle El was brilliant one moment and moronic the next. Emmanuel Sanders can't seem to stay healthy. Even Antonio Brown, much as I like him, was guilty of multiple costly, bonehead plays last season. Nate Washington was decent but nothing special, and Jerricho Cotchery fits that description now. Cedrick Wilson was just a body. Limas Sweed was a head case. These are all the WRs that Roethlisberger has had since he entered the league. As a whole, they haven't been as good as most Steeler fans or Roethlisberger critics pretend they have.
In short, Hines Ward is the only legit WR that Roethlisberger has ever had -- and even then, he was at the end of his prime during Roethlisberger's first few years, and past his prime the moment Roethlisberger entered his.
Last edited by DBR96A; 07-21-2013 at 07:41 PM.
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