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Thread: 2019 Steelers by position: WR. Are we better off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    Our cup runneth over with wide receivers.
    agreed. We aren't talent deficient on Offense...

    That's for sure. Im just hoping one of our new TE's emerges

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    agreed. We aren't talent deficient on Offense...

    That's for sure. Im just hoping one of our new TE's emerges
    We have lots of hope on O, not much proven talent.

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    [QUOTE=Northern_Blitz;766973]We have lots of hope on O, not much proven talent.[/QUOTE]

    I agree with you on the "Lots of hope" part, and disagree on the underlined part. We've got a HOF QB who's still playing at a high level. A returning Pro-Bowl WR and RB... a top tier O-Line.. a solid #2 in Moncrief. Two solid slot receivers in Rogers and Switzer... A TE who is well above average.

    So that brings us to some young talent "Hope" to plug in a few holes. With our O-Line I have no doubt that Snell will be a plug and play guy. The "Swiss Army Knife" will be used more in TE, WR sets this year and will be productive when called upon.

    Washington appears to be much more NFL ready this year... and D. Johnson seems to be on everyone's "Watchlist" after minicamp. My only concern is TE depth... Grimble needs to be that guy that fills the void. We've seen flashes from him.. Will be interesting to see if the extra opportunities allows him to solidify his role on the team.

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    We have JuJu and Vance and a much of unknowns.

    Switzer? We hope he plays better. He wasn’t impressive when you look at his stats last year.

    Washington? We hope he turns the corner.

    Johnson? We hope he is everything players say he is.

    Moncreif? We hope he pans out.

    Rogers? We hope he can stay healthy.

    None of these guys have proven they have the talent to get us where we need to go. Not yet.

    NB is spot on. Our WR’s are great on paper but we have no idea if they are ready on game day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh wow View Post
    We have JuJu and Vance and a much of unknowns.

    Switzer? We hope he plays better. He wasn’t impressive when you look at his stats last year.

    Washington? We hope he turns the corner.

    Johnson? We hope he is everything players say he is.

    Moncreif? We hope he pans out.

    Rogers? We hope he can stay healthy.

    None of these guys have proven they have the talent to get us where we need to go. Not yet.

    NB is spot on. Our WR’s are great on paper but we have no idea if they are ready on game day.
    im afraid we are a little better off than you boys care to admit...and i like how you seeminly put Conner on the "unknowns" list lol

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    BTW.. you can put "we hope he stays healthy" with 100% of guys in the league.. thats not even a point worth debating.

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    You look at some of those guys "on paper" and theres no doubt the stats are underwhelming. we had a guy in AB the last few years thats been at the very top of the league in targets... when that happens theres no doubt some of the other guys are going to be limited. Has very little to do with talent. Lets see what happens when we spread the ball around this year.

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    James Washington ‘More Vocal’, Has ‘More Confidence With The Playbook’ In Second Offseason

    By Matthew Marczi
    Posted on June 15, 2019

    Provided that everything works out as the Pittsburgh Steelers have hoped, second-year wide receiver James Washington should play a vital role in the offense’s success in 2019. The 2018 second-round pick is looking to make a significant jump from a disappointing rookie year, and he does see areas in which he feels he has grown since then.

    “I have more confidence with the playbook”, first and foremost, he recently told the team’s website. One of his biggest issues, referring to his targets from last season, seemed to be not being entirely sure of the route he was supposed to be running or where Ben Roethlisberger wanted him to be.

    He also said that he was “being a little more vocal, talking to guys, being more involved. I just need to stay in condition, know the playbook. Just maintain the receiver mechanics”.

    All of these things have gotten positive attention so far this offseason, though none more so than his condition. He reportedly lost more than 10 pounds from last year in the hopes of being better conditioned to perform for the offense in 2019. It’s an all too common lesson for rookies to learn. No matter how well-conditioned they think they are, few truly understand NFL-level conditioning until they have to go through an NFL season.

    There is a massive opening, an opportunity, for Washington to play this year following the team’s trade of Antonio Brown, which sent him to the Oakland Raiders for third- and fifth-round picks that they used in the 2019 NFL Draft.

    The first of those selections went to acquired Toledo wide receiver Diontae Johnson, who has the opportunity to ascend the depth chart as the offseason progresses. For the moment, the expectation is that he will be filtered in behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, Donte Moncrief, and Washington, but if either of the latter two lag behind, that will create an opening for the rookie.

    Washington isn’t planning to let that happen. He is much more adjusted to NFL life now than he was a year ago, now that he has an entire year of the professional world under his belt and knows what to expect and what it will take to raise his game to the next level.

    Building a stronger rapport with Roethlisberger is part of that as well, and really most of the offense has worked a lot in trying to bond this offseason, headlined by a big trip to Roethlisberger’s Georgia residence, complete with some on-field work.

    We already know that Washington has the talent to play at the NFL level. If he can also raise himself up to have NFL-worthy conditioning, mechanics, and knowledge of the offensive system, then he can without a doubt live up to his draft pedigree.

    https://steelersdepot.com/2019/06/ja...ond-offseason/

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    There is potential with our receivers but I don't know how anyone can say we have more than that at this point, we have a bunch of guys who haven't accomplished anything yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.wizard View Post
    There is potential with our receivers but I don't know how anyone can say we have more than that at this point, we have a bunch of guys who haven't accomplished anything yet.
    overstated a bit im afraid when you consider JUJU made the probowl.. and moncrief has averaged close to 13 yards per reception the past 5 years.. even if true... this is still a very talented group... We can split hairs all we want.. "Potential"..."Accomplished"... "Talented"... the only way these guys will get there is with opportunity. Im predicting a very solid year with this offense (and WR corp).

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