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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    Desperation signing.

    Lance Moore and Steelers Agree on 2-Year Contract: Latest Details and Analysis

    By Tyler Conway , Featured Columnist Mar 21, 2014

    ...numerous metrics point to Moore being a good bet. Pro Football Focus' wide receiver rating measured Moore as the No. 30 receiver in the NFL last season. His versatility was key. Moore lined up in the slot and out wide, ranking as an above-average option at both positions.

    Football Outsiders' DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) metric had Moore 12th among receivers, though his limited sample of catches depressed his DYAR (Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement) value a bit.

    Worked in as a second or third receiver, Pittsburgh shouldn't have much issue cutting Moore a paycheck in 2014. He'll help in the red zone, catch balls reliably underneath and provide a steadying presence in the locker room.

    Not bad for a signing that likely won't create a massive ripple amid the glut of deals.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...s-and-analysis

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    eeeaash, i hope its for next to nothing.
    this team is treading water
    1) CB D Dennard
    2) OLB R Shazier
    3) DE J Ellis
    4) WR M Bryant
    5a) OG D Yankey
    5b) OLB J Tripp
    6a) RB D Archer
    6b) NT D McCullers
    7) WR J Janis

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    I don't understand some of the belly aching over the signing. The Steelers had one proven, dependable WR on the roster (Brown) after Cotchery and Sanders left. They went out and signed another good vet to complement Brown at a decent price tag. Wheaton and Moye will have a chance to win a spot in the offense during training camp but I'm not ready to give it to them by default.

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    So Lance Moore was Bruce Gradkowski's go to receiver at Toledo. I guess that kind of familiarity is probably a good thing.

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    [QUOTE=The Man of Steel;596688]So Lance Moore was Bruce Gradkowski's go to receiver at Toledo. I guess that kind of familiarity is probably a good thing.[/QUOTE
    If we have Gradkowski throwing to Moore for any other reason than that it is pre-season -----I guarantee that will not be a good thing!

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    So Lance Moore was Bruce Gradkowski's go to receiver at Toledo. I guess that kind of familiarity is probably a good thing.
    Too bad Crash isnt here he'd be freaking out that we were going replace Ben.

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    OK, when i said "desperation signing" i take it everyone got all huffy puffy and didn't read what I said AFTER that.

    If anyone thinks that Lance Moore is the answer at #2 WR you're fooling yourselves. I think it's a good signing, but it's not our answer for #2.
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    No, it's not.
    Wheaton is the hope at number 2.
    Or Evans/Benjamin

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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    OK, when i said "desperation signing" i take it everyone got all huffy puffy and didn't read what I said AFTER that.

    If anyone thinks that Lance Moore is the answer at #2 WR you're fooling yourselves. I think it's a good signing, but it's not our answer for #2.
    I doubt the Steelers signed him to be the #2. He's basically Cotchery's replacement and will play the slot.

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    When we signed Jerricho a few years ago, a typical season for him was roughly 60 catches for about 800 or so yards with one 1000 yard season under his belt.

    Similarly, with Moore, a typical season for him was roughly 60 catches for about 800 or so yards with one 1000 yard season under his belt.

    The main difference is TD production. Until this past season of 10 TD's with Ben, Cotchery was typically good for 2 or 3 TD's per season (with one season of 5 TD's and one season of 6 TD's among them) while Moore already has seasons with 6 TD's, 8 TD's, 8 TD's again, and 10 TD's. Cotchery had 20 TD catches in 7 seasons with the Jets while Moore has nearly double that with 38 TD catches in 9 seasons with the Saints. Sure, having Drew Brees throwing to you helps, but that's some impressive scoring prowess for a guy who is 4 inches shorter than Cotchery.
    Last edited by RuthlessBurgher; 03-21-2014 at 10:41 PM.

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