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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    The 3rd WR spot was practically gift wrapped for him and he's been beaten out by an undrafted return specialist. It's not good.
    For the record, Ryan Switzer was a 4th round pick, not undrafted. And he is the UNC school record holder for career receptionsand career receiving yards, so he's not just a return specialist, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Steel View Post
    The Steelers better hold on to Switzer because hes the kind of kid that could go to New England and put up a 100 catches right away. Washington on the other hand might want to get used to being buried on the depth chart until further notice.
    Switzer is signed next season at $645K and in 2020 at $735K. If they don't keep him it's not because of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    For the record, Ryan Switzer was a 4th round pick, not undrafted. And he is the UNC school record holder for career receptionsand career receiving yards, so he's not just a return specialist, either.
    You're right about the 4th round. And I've posted before about his career at UNC as a WR (he was first team ALL - ACC senior year as well). But in the NFL, he's been nothing but a return specialist. 6 receptions with Dallas, none with Oakland. And while I'm quite certain the Steelers were aware of his college career, he was brought in to replace Sutton (who fumbled his first punt return attempt) and Toussaint who got cut. They did not have a return guy unless they wanted to keep using Brown. No one was thinking about this return guy coming in and beating out an All -American, Biletnikoff winner and 2nd round raft choice. No one.

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    Jeremy Fowler
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    Ben Roethlisberger shows no mercy for rookie James Washington, who dropped a deep ball in Denver. Roethlisberger said he didn't trust his hands when trying to dive for the ball. "James needs to run through that and it's a touchdown," Roethlisberger said. "We need him to bounce back."

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    Give Washington credit, at least he didn't fake an injury after that ill-attempted dive and drop a la Sweed. (although being called better than Sweed is the equivalent of being the tallest Hobbit).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Jeremy Fowler
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    Ben Roethlisberger shows no mercy for rookie James Washington, who dropped a deep ball in Denver. Roethlisberger said he didn't trust his hands when trying to dive for the ball. "James needs to run through that and it's a touchdown," Roethlisberger said. "We need him to bounce back."

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    I like how Ben is always so quick to call out a teammate or a coach for their fails - and truly, I don't mind him holding others accountable. But golly- geez, dude! What about all those costly interceptions, though!

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    We get it bro you abhor Ben....Yes, Ben threw some bad balls and is often sloppy with the ball but he didnt lose this game by himself, he had plenty of help.
    Ben is usually the first one to take blame for a loss.
    Should he coddle Washington and give him a freakin participation trophy?
    I wish people would/could leave politics out of a Steelers Football Forum.

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    How about being an example - I have no problem with Ben holding his teammates accountable! He should be doing that as the leader of this team. But what do you think is going through their minds when they watch you (consistently) making bonehead mistakes and throwing interceptions in the endzone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by williar View Post
    I like how Ben is always so quick to call out a teammate or a coach for their fails - and truly, I don't mind him holding others accountable. But golly- geez, dude! What about all those costly interceptions, though!
    He calls himself out too but he is exactly right about Washington, that is a TD if he just runs through it.

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    Of course Ben is right about Washington, but he didn't exactly take responsibility for that last play. "I'm a quarterback who's going to sling it." Um, yeah, Ben, but you have to be smarter in situations like that. You can't just sling sh** and hope it turns out well.

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