The Ballad Of Limas Sweed

 Posted by at 11:12 am  Roster Moves, Wide Receivers  Comments Off on The Ballad Of Limas Sweed
Aug 172011
 

Today is a dark day for the [intlink id=”23″ type=”category”]Pittsburgh Steelers[/intlink]. Earlier this morning, wide receiver Limas Sweed was cut by the Black and Gold.  I’ll give you a moment to process this shocking news.

For a guy fighting for his career, spending the majority of training camp on the sideline isn’t the best plan of attack.  You can’t make the club from the tub.

Poor [intlink id=”81″ type=”category”]Limas Sweed[/intlink].  When the history of the Steelers is written, his name will be near the top of any list detailing the biggest draft busts in history.  Even a first round disaster like Troy Edwards lasted seven mediocre seasons before calling it a career.  Limas never got out of the blocks.
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Notes On Steelers First Preseason Debacle

 Posted by at 1:40 pm  Cameron Heyward, Mike Tomlin, Offensive Line, Preseason, Secondary  Comments Off on Notes On Steelers First Preseason Debacle
Aug 132011
 

Repeat after me:  “It’s only the preseason… It’s only the preseason…”

The[intlink id=”19″ type=”category”] Pittsburgh Steelers[/intlink] played their first preseason (don’t call them exhibitions!) game last night.  I tapped out shortly before half time but thanks to the magic of DVR, I finished the game a few minutes ago.  Even in fast forward, it was like watching a train wreck in slow motion.  To say it was a forgettable performance from the boys in Black and Gold would be an understatement.

“It’s only the preseason… It’s only the preseason…”
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Remember Limas Sweed?

 Posted by at 7:43 am  Hines Ward, Mike Wallace, Preseason, Wide Receivers  Comments Off on Remember Limas Sweed?
Aug 092011
 

 

A month ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers probably thought the team was pretty much set at wide receiver.  Now it seems like there are nothing but question marks everywhere you look.  [intlink id=”34″ type=”category”]Hines Ward[/intlink] has finally fox-trotted back to practice but he’s coming off his worst season since his rookie year.  And who knows how much gas learning the jitterbug took out of his tank. [intlink id=”81″ type=”category”] Emmanuel Sanders[/intlink] is still hobbling around after having both his feet operated on.  Antonio Brown made some big catches in the playoffs but caught only 18 balls during the regular season.

Who will step up if one or more of those players falter?  Who will be the unexpected hero?

[intlink id=”81″ type=”category”]Remember Limas Sweed?[/intlink]
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PlaxWatch: Burress Decides To Jet

 Posted by at 11:16 pm  Roster Moves  Comments Off on PlaxWatch: Burress Decides To Jet
Jul 312011
 

Plaxico Burress decided to return to the city where he experienced his greatest success.  Of course, it’s also the city where he almost blew his dick off at a nightclub, then spent two years in the clink as penance for his abject stupidity.  As the New York Jets discovered, three million dollars goes a long way toward erasing bad memories.

With one stroke of the pen, Plax went from the chain gang to Gang Green.  You gotta hand it to Rex Ryan.  He assembled one of the NFL’s finest collections of thugs and criminals over in Baltimore and is now doing his damnedest to remake his Jets in their image.  Burress will team with another Steeler cast-off, Santonio Holmes, in trying to make Mark Sanchez look like a legitimate championship caliber quarterback.
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PlaxWatch: Burress Breaks Bread With Tomlin

 Posted by at 8:05 pm  Roster Moves  Comments Off on PlaxWatch: Burress Breaks Bread With Tomlin
Jul 302011
 

The Pittsburgh Steelers wooing of free agent ex-con Plaxico Burress kicked in to high gear earlier today.  Evidently, he’s a really cheap date.  First, Burress joined Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert, and Art Rooney for breakfast at the Saint Vincent College cafeteria.  I bet they don’t even serve Mimosas.

A short time later, he joined Ben Roethlisberger, James Farrior and Hines Ward at the cool kids table for the team’s afternoon lunch.  No doubt Big Ben repeated his oft-stated desire to have a big target for the passing game while Limas Sweed rocked back and forth weeping softly in the corner.
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