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NOVA STEELERS
05-30-2008, 08:38 AM
Steelers could use Limas Sweed to block punts (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/rumors/post/Steelers-could-use-Limas-Sweed-to-block-punts?urn=nfl,85028)


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The Pittsbrugh Steelers are counting on rookie Limas Sweed cracking their rotation at wide receiver this season, which is not unexpected. But what may be surprising is that the Steelers apparently think his size, speed and long arms can also help on special teams.
"Coach (Bob Ligashesky) said he likes me coming off the edge, using my speed to block punts," Sweed said Wednesday after an organized team activity practice at the Steelers' South Side facility. "I never did special teams in my life until I came here, and I actually like it."
The Steelers picked Sweed in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft, and the 6-foot-4 , 219-pounder is expected to give them the rangy wideout they have lacked since Plaxico Burress (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5037/) left as a free agent following the 2004 season. While his primary objective has been learning the offense and developing rapport with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6770/) and the other wideouts, Sweed said he hasn't minded the work he has gotten on special teams during offseason practices.


I am :drool: over the fact that he could turn into a beast at blocking punts.............
or cause a bad punt. Could be a huge upgrade :bigthumb: to us in that area.

Steel58
05-30-2008, 08:44 AM
whatever gets him on the field:tt02:

HUNT4SEVEN
05-30-2008, 12:38 PM
we need the help on special teams, when was the last time we blocked an punt or an field goal:scratch:i really think people we have something special this year, as long as we r healthy we will contend 4 an title..........

ejsteeler
05-30-2008, 12:43 PM
Sounds reasonable to me. I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait,...:cope:

BlitzburghRockCity
05-30-2008, 12:46 PM
Well that's something I never expected to see him being considered for, a punt blocker..who knew?!

K Train
05-30-2008, 01:45 PM
its because hes got long *** arms and i doubt he will end up doing it

steelcitysfinestXL
05-30-2008, 08:12 PM
its because hes got long *** arms and i doubt he will end up doing it

:plus1: the only way he is rushing the punter this year is if he cant beat out Nate for the 3rd WR spot... i dont see that happening

Stlrs4Life
05-30-2008, 10:43 PM
Sounds like a good idea to me. He must be pretty fast.

BlitzburghRockCity
05-31-2008, 06:45 AM
We'll probably see him doing it in preseason to atleast try it out and see how well he might be at it during a game situation. It's one thing to do it in practice but another when you're in the middle of a game.

DIESELMAN
05-31-2008, 07:51 PM
The big thing about this, is Sweed's attitude to do whatever he is asked to do.
Good attitude from the kid :yellowthumb: