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SteelerSal
04-28-2009, 09:57 AM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_622571.html?source=rss&feed=9

Tr305
04-28-2009, 01:23 PM
Ok I guess i be first to touch on this... Are you serious? Dis anyone see him in oakland? yuck the only think he may be good for is kick returns. I am content with what we have now. We got Ward and Holmes and Wallace and Sweed can battle it out for 3rd spot. Maybe if this just a one year deal or sumthing but think his production has fallen since he came in nfl. The past three seasons 49 catches and 3 tds? I'll pass

SteelerSal
04-28-2009, 01:29 PM
A one year deal, while Sweed and Wallace get their feet wet, would be ok with me.
If Sweed or Wallace end up getting more playtime as the season starts, not much dammage done and he could be a valuable insurance policy coming of the bench if God forbid any one of the starters gets hurt.
We brought Mathis and Morgan here for added veteran depth.
As of now we only have 2 proven veteran starters on the team at WR.

Scrap anything anybody did in Oakland, the past few seasons....the team has been a total train wreck.

ItAintEasyBeingPeazy
04-28-2009, 01:34 PM
He'd be a nice veteran fill in if Holmes,Ward or Sweed couldn't go..depending on his price i like him at the 4th spot..let Wallace learn the system and play special teams.

K Train
04-28-2009, 02:04 PM
he must of begged us to bring him in....hes wayyy to lazy for us, he only brings his game against the broncos....he dominates the world against them

Zachintosh66
04-28-2009, 02:34 PM
Steelers | Lelie could sign
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 06:07:11 -0700

John Harris, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers met with free-agent WR Ashley Lelie (Raiders) Monday, April 27, and could sign him, according to agent Peter Schaffer. "He had a great visit. The Steelers and I are going to continue to have open dialogue," Schaffer said. "I think there's some mutual interest, and we're going to keep discussing it."

CNY_STEELER_FAN
04-28-2009, 02:35 PM
After pulling a mini-T.O. and demanding a trade in Denver, I would think we'd be a bit reluctant to sign him, unless we're really not that confident in Sweed?

Tr305
04-28-2009, 03:09 PM
After pulling a mini-T.O. and demanding a trade in Denver, I would think we'd be a bit reluctant to sign him, unless we're really not that confident in Sweed?


Do you remember the wide open drop in da AFC championship? lol No but I have faith in Sweed just a lil upset still as that was a ball you've got to catch they dont get anymore open then that. Anyways I think good crop of wr under Hines Ward with or without Lelie.
? though what ever happen to Dallas Baker?

SteelerSal
04-28-2009, 03:13 PM
If the Steelers are in fact looking for veteran FA WR's, who would you like besides Lelie?

List is from NFL.com;

Player Position Status Height Weight Experience 2008 Team 2009 Team

Bennett, Drew WR Released 6-5 196 8th Season STL TBD
Bodiford, Shaun WR UFA 5-11 186 3rd Season GB TBD
Booker, Marty WR Released 6-0 205 10th Season CHI TBD
Burress, Plaxico WR Released 6-5 232 9th Season NYG TBD
Carter, Drew WR UFA 6-3 200 5th Season OAK TBD
Carter, Jason WR UFA 6-0 205 2nd Season CAR TBD
Colbert, Keary WR UFA 6-1 205 5th Season DET TBD
Floyd, Malcom WR RFA 6-5 225 3rd Season SD TBD
Franklin, William WR Released 6-0 209 2nd Season KC TBD
Furrey, Mike WR Released 6-0 195 5th Season DET TBD
Hackett, D.J. WR Released 6-2 208 5th Season CAR TBD
Hall, Dante WR UFA 5-8 187 9th Season STL TBD
Harrison, Marvin WR Released 6-0 185 13th Season IND TBD
Hilliard, Ike WR Released 5-11 210 12th Season TB TBD
Hurd, Sam WR RFA 6-2 205 3rd Season DAL TBD
Jackson, Darrell WR UFA 5-11 210 9th Season DEN TBD
Jones, Matt WR Released 6-6 218 4th Season JAC TBD
Jurevicius, Joe WR Released 6-5 230 11th Season CLE TBD
Lelie, Ashley WR UFA 6-3 195 7th Season OAK TBD
Lloyd, Brandon WR UFA 6-0 194 6th Season CHI TBD
Looker, Dane WR UFA 6-0 194 8th Season STL TBD
Martin, Ruvell WR RFA 6-4 220 3rd Season GB TBD
McDonald, Shaun WR UFA 5-10 183 6th Season DET TBD
Moore, Lance WR RFA 5-9 190 3rd Season NO NO
Perry, Tab WR UFA 6-3 215 4th Season MIA TBD
Porter, Jerry WR Released 6-2 220 9th Season JAC TBD
Robinson, Koren WR UFA 6-1 205 7th Season SEA TBD
Shepherd, Edell WR UFA 6-1 175 5th Season DEN TBD
Toomer, Amani WR UFA 6-3 203 13th Season NYG TBD
Williams, Edward WR RFA 6-4 215 Rookie BAL TBD
Williams, Reggie WR UFA 6-4 212 5th Season JAC TBD

Tr305
04-28-2009, 03:42 PM
theres a few intriuging names,veterans on there that jump out at you in the case that we wanna give sweed and wallace at least another year to get ready.

Marvin Harrison,Amani Toomer,Hell bring back Plaxico but all those or unlikely.

Matt Jones? Lance Moore? Malcom Floyd? I mean theres reason all these guys are free agents

I think we are fine as is but looking at that full list maybe lelie aint so bad

NorCalSteel
04-28-2009, 03:53 PM
lol did anybody see Randy Moss in Oakland ? The next year after he left he set a NFL record for touchdowns go figure.

Tr305
04-28-2009, 04:00 PM
Good point lol there something about oakland. Must be the water system lol.

K Train
04-28-2009, 04:46 PM
we would have to give up a second round pick for floyd or moore....just sayin

SteelerSal
04-28-2009, 05:54 PM
Lelie or Shaun McDonald are the only FA's off that list I'd like to see added to the team.

Iron City South
04-28-2009, 06:27 PM
I would entertain the thought of Drew Bennett or Reggie Williams before I even thought of Lelie.

Troyisabeast_43
04-28-2009, 06:34 PM
I would entertain the thought of Drew Bennett or Reggie Williams before I even thought of Lelie.

I would as well and I would throw Amani Toomer into that mix as well. He is a solid 3rd receiver who has good hands and is a good possesion receiver and would fit well in the Steelers 3rd down package...

Stlrs4Life
04-28-2009, 09:45 PM
Pass on Ashlie.

CNY_STEELER_FAN
04-28-2009, 10:20 PM
I'd probably go for Shaun McDonald over Lelie...but that's only because I haven't (yet) heard anything with regards to any personnel issues about him.

And yes, I do recall quite vividly the (multiple) drops by Sweed...I also remember him blowing by the D. However, I personally took letting Nate walk without a matching offer as high confidence in Sweed from the Steelers. Based on recent events, I'd say it had more to do with they didn't feel they could keep him while breaking the bank to keep Harrison (after Ben's big contract the year before and the Max Starks franchise tag).

K Train
04-28-2009, 10:24 PM
sweed will beat nates #s last year

SteelerSal
04-28-2009, 10:53 PM
sweed will beat nates #s last year


Receptions or drops?:grin1:

Yeah I sure hope he pans out. I'm giving him a pass for last season since he was not really needed with Nate here....now in this upcoming season, it's time for him to grow up and live up to his 2nd round statis.

Tr305
04-29-2009, 05:18 AM
Receptions or drops?:grin1:

Yeah I sure hope he pans out. I'm giving him a pass for last season since he was not really needed with Nate here....now in this upcoming season, it's time for him to grow up and live up to his 2nd round statis.

Couldnt have said it better

--- Added 4/29/2009 at 03:18 AM ---

If we brought in lelie must mean we are still looking for another wr. What ever happened with us getting Parish from bills id prefer him

SteelerSal
04-29-2009, 07:35 AM
If we brought in lelie must mean we are still looking for another wr. What ever happened with us getting Parish from bills id prefer him

I would prefer Parrish also. I think he was just a draft day trade option. I think all that went out the window when the Steelers saw that they were able to get both a WR and a couple of options of return guys via the draft.

Sir Blitzelot
04-29-2009, 09:25 AM
Lelie is a guy with decent size and great speed, adding him would only help this offense. :2cents: