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10-04-2006, 12:44 PM
Me personaly... I would like to see more screens to Parker as well. When you have a speedster like Parker you gotta use and get him out there in the flats with blockers our in front. Didn't the Steelers run a screen in the Super Bowl to Parker?


Question: When are the Steelers going to throw Willie Parker the ball more on some screen plays and some of those little swing passes towards the sidelines? With his speed, all it would take is one broken tackle and it could be a huge play.

Mike Woods, Ft. Bragg, NC

BOUCHETTE: Parker has caught seven passes in three games. While that may not seem like much, consider that most of the time he is not in the game on passing downs, and those receptions rank him tied for third on the team. He's ahead of every wide receiver except Hines Ward, who has nine receptions. Parker indeed has great speed, but the passes to him aren't working. He averages 4.6 yards a catch with a long of 13 yards. Last season Parker caught 18 passes, so he's ahead of that pace. He averaged a more robust 12.1 yards a reception in 2005. The Steelers should be more concerned about getting the ball more often to their wide receivers.