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ItAintEasyBeingPeazy
05-20-2008, 09:49 AM
ASK THE STEELERS – JEREMY BLOOM – PART 1

Steelers.com brings you the Ask the Steelers feature. Fans submitted the questions that were asked. Please understand that we receive an incredible number of questions for each player, with many of the questions being similar, and not all of the questions can be answered. We selected as many as possible, and took your questions to the current subject to get your answers.



From Paul Arnold in Jacksonville, Florida: What are you doing when you are waiting for a punt or kickoff and the ball is in the air? What is the first thing you do once you catch it?

Jeremy Bloom: The first thing that I do is read the kickers alignment. Most kickers and punters have a pre-snap indicator that tells you what direction they are attempting to kick the ball. The second thing I do is read the spin and arch of the ball. This tells you how deep and what direction the ball will go. The third thing I do is catch the ball and run like a prosecutor that is being chased by eleven convicts.



From SSgt Justin Podomnik, Tyndall Air Force Base Panama City, Florida: What is the most important thing you have learned from being injured that you could pass on to others in the same situation?

Jeremy Bloom: First and foremost thank you for you service to our country. You men and woman are true heroes and your fearless commitment to our country inspires me.

The most important thing that I realized during the time that I was injured was how much opportunity it gave me. It gave me time to study the game and to watch guys like Steve Smith and Santana Moss. It gave me time to work on my weaknesses and polish my strengths. It certainly came with its mental challenges. It’s easy to begin to have thoughts of doubt when you are injured. “Will I be able to make a full recovery”, “Am I becoming forgotten about”, “Do they think I’m soft”….ect. These thoughts are normal and it’s how you deal with them that will define your recover and the type of person you are.



From Randall Welsh in Orlando, Florida: Is it harder to train physically and mentally for the Olympics or to get ready for a NFL season?

Jeremy Bloom: Physically football is more difficult. There is nothing like training camp, it’s a total beast. Mentally they both have their challenges. For me, the circumstances were very different. The two times that I prepared for the Olympics I was doing so as one of the top ranked skiers in the world. In football I am trying to do scrap and claw my way just to break away from the pack. Both bring different mental challenges.




From Greg Forbes in Atlanta, Georgia: Is there something about skiing that makes you specially adept in returning punts and kicks?

Jeremy Bloom: Not really, I use to think the two sports were similar but have later found out that they are completely different.



From Jason Mitchell in Byesville, Ohio: Does skiing help you with vision and maneuverability during kick and punt returns?

Jeremy Bloom: Yes and no, but training your eyes to pick up fast moving object is very important in any sport. There are many ways that you can do this. The next time you play catch close one of your eyes while standing on one foot. Or purposely blur your eyes and try and catch the ball. These exercises can help your peripheral vision, balance and your depth perception. But if the ball hits you in the face don’t blame me.



From Teddy Simon in Santa Cruz, California: Do you think you could develop into a "Wes Walker" type receiver and broaden the offense?

Jeremy Bloom: I’m a big fan of Wes’s and love the way he plays the game. There isn’t any doubt in my mind that given the opportunity I can develop into that type of player.



From Reese Bang in Richland, Washington: Knowing what you know now about the level of competition in the NFL, in hindsight, would you have put a greater emphasis upon your college football career?

Jeremy Bloom: I put a huge emphasis on my college football career. The NCAA was the reason that I wasn’t able to play my junior and senior year. I was devastated when they declared me permanently ineligible and ended my opportunity to be the number one receiver my junior and senior year.
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I never thought of using him as a Wes Walker type, That would add another weapon to the offense..just don't know if it there is a spot for him there..i honestly don't see him making this team. Maybe a practice squad spot at the most.

JensK
05-20-2008, 09:56 AM
The third thing I do is catch the ball and run like a prosecutor that is being chased by eleven convicts.

I found that hilarious :D

K Train
05-20-2008, 02:39 PM
funny that he wont even be on the team

Steelcody36
05-20-2008, 03:06 PM
Are you coach Tomlin? Otherwise you never know.

steelcityrockers
05-20-2008, 04:36 PM
He wont be. That can be guaranteed. He isn't a good WR and has no use as a RS. The Eagles cut him when they didnt even have ANYONE to replace him as their Returner.

K Train
05-20-2008, 05:03 PM
Are you coach Tomlin? Otherwise you never know.

haha are you jeremy bloom? cause only jeremy bloom wants jeremy bloom to make the team

Blitzburgh55
05-20-2008, 05:05 PM
haha are you jeremy bloom? cause only jeremy bloom wants jeremy bloom to make the team

what bout jeremy bloom mom

steelcityrockers
05-20-2008, 05:11 PM
Too dangerous for mommy's little boy.

K Train
05-20-2008, 05:15 PM
what bout jeremy bloom mom

mommy wants him to stick with skiing

Blitzburgh55
05-20-2008, 05:22 PM
fine what about his former high school coach

SteelerDan43
05-20-2008, 09:24 PM
He didnt get a fair shake with the eagles because he went down with a bum hammy, there are always surprises in TC and I see no reason he couldn't take Reid's spot

Steel58
05-21-2008, 08:21 AM
no chance of him making the team

SteelerDan43
05-21-2008, 10:43 AM
no chance of him making the team

How does he have no chance to make the team? I didn't see anyone lighting the world on fire on ST... There is definitely a competition behind Ward, Holmes, Washington, and Sweed for the last spot or two depending on how they organize the roster.

Steelcody36
05-21-2008, 05:37 PM
haha are you jeremy bloom? cause only jeremy bloom wants jeremy bloom to make the team

I never said I wanted him to make the team. I'm just not an internet hardass and a complete moron like you. Unless you are on the coaching staff, you have absolutely no idea as to who should or shouldn't make the team. Pretty simple really.

K Train
05-21-2008, 05:48 PM
I never said I wanted him to make the team. I'm just not an internet hardass and a complete moron like you. Unless you are on the coaching staff, you have absolutely no idea as to who should or shouldn't make the team. Pretty simple really.

it doesnt take someone of your supreme intelligence level to realize the midget skier 6th round pick wasnt exactly a late round gem. He doesnt have what it takes to play pro ball and is a worthless WR and an incredibly mediocre return man and i would rather have coach tomlin go out and fair catch every punt himself than waste a roster spot on jeremy bloom.

He wont make the team

:markit:

BlitzburghNation
05-21-2008, 06:20 PM
:givemebeer: :beer3:

:popcorn: :efpge::spank::clubbed::sux:

SteelerDan43
05-21-2008, 06:24 PM
it doesnt take someone of your supreme intelligence level to realize the midget skier 6th round pick wasnt exactly a late round gem. He doesnt have what it takes to play pro ball and is a worthless WR and an incredibly mediocre return man and i would rather have coach tomlin go out and fair catch every punt himself than waste a roster spot on jeremy bloom.

He wont make the team

:markit:

He doesn't have a great chance of making it on the roster but you have to give him a look, he basically got no chance to make it because he got one of the typical rookie injuries because of trying to over train for the combine and workouts. I think you have to at least give him a look

mental.apparition
05-21-2008, 06:54 PM
I never said I wanted him to make the team. I'm just not an internet hardass and a complete moron like you. Unless you are on the coaching staff, you have absolutely no idea as to who should or shouldn't make the team. Pretty simple really.

Do you really have to be a coach of the Steelers to know Bloom can't make this team unless he can move to #5 or 6 on the WR depth chart? Tomlin fair catching punts is more probable than Bloom making this team.

TEEMONT
05-21-2008, 07:05 PM
While it's fun to root for the underdog, it's not worth it unless that underdog actually has talent (Willie Parker).

Bloom will be in the AFL next year, where he belongs.

K Train
05-21-2008, 07:39 PM
hes just not worth a spot, its nice to think he could be wes welker...but hes just a little skier boy

damn i am such an internet hardass...let me flex my e-muscles and if your lucky ill give you my e-autograph

Steelcody36
05-21-2008, 07:44 PM
We shall see Nostradamus. (Google it. I know you have no idea who that is)

K Train
05-21-2008, 07:51 PM
your absolutely right, i am the prophet....the one and only. they call me "Him" or "that guy"

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n45/K-Train89/guys-thatguy-big.jpg

BlitzburghNation
05-21-2008, 07:52 PM
:popcorn:

TEEMONT
05-21-2008, 09:17 PM
We shall see Nostradamus. (Google it. I know you have no idea who that is)

and you are?

Steelcody36
05-21-2008, 10:18 PM
You obviously lack reading comprehension so I'll try and simplify.

K Train somehow KNOWS that this guy won't make the team.

I say that everybody be given a shot, and that neither of us has any idea how these guys are progressing, and that we don't know who will or won't make it.

I am not claiming to know anything, he KNOWS that Bloom won't make the roster.

Get it?

K Train
05-21-2008, 10:22 PM
i do know that, because hes a scrub and we have enough of those that are gonna make the final 53. sorry cody trying to call out a lack of reading comprehension just isnt gonna get your point across, maybe try calling out grammar mistakes next time.

take a deep breath, regain your composure, maybe get a drink and try again later

TEEMONT
05-21-2008, 11:12 PM
You obviously lack reading comprehension so I'll try and simplify.

K Train somehow KNOWS that this guy won't make the team.

I say that everybody be given a shot, and that neither of us has any idea how these guys are progressing, and that we don't know who will or won't make it.

I am not claiming to know anything, he KNOWS that Bloom won't make the roster.

Get it?

Bloom wont make it, as they say here, mark it down.

Awesome avatar though.

K Train
05-21-2008, 11:20 PM
very creative...almost makes you think they didnt beat our asses lol

Steel58
05-22-2008, 07:49 AM
will not make the team

ItAintEasyBeingPeazy
05-22-2008, 08:27 AM
This season better hurry up and get here....Don't think these guys are going to make it much longer.......:gfight:

Makes for some good reading though.....:cartman2: