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SteelDad
10-30-2011, 09:08 PM
I honestly dont know how you defend these guys. Each ine has their own special skill set and then you throw in Heath and I'm at a loss. Kudos to BA for finally unleashing this offense.

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Stairwayto7
10-30-2011, 09:10 PM
YEah they are pretty impressive! Ben has to be loving life! and i hope the best is yet to come!

BlitzburghRockCity
10-30-2011, 11:04 PM
Outstanding job today by all 3 young WRs. game

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Mike Wallace: 7-70 yds.
Manny Sanders: 5-70 yds.
Antonio Brown: 9-67 yds. 1 TD

That's a well rounded day right there folks. Everyone was involved and Ben was able to spread the ball around to anyone he wanted. It doesn't matter if you have a secondary like the Patriots that's struggling, or a top rated secondary, you can't cover everyone all day long. Somebody is going to be open and in the case today there were 2 targets open for Ben on a regular basis. These young guys are stepping up in such a big way. When you have that much speed and that much raw, young, ability the sky is the limit.

I know the New England's secondary is nothing special, however watching the Steelers players continually be able to beat man coverage and find the soft spots in the zone is very encouraging. They continue to get better every week, and with Hines Ward missing this game it was imperative that they answer the ball. All 3 of them are fearless and capable of making not only the tough catch in traffic for a clutch 3rd down but also the circus catch or stretching the field.

It's amazing to have this type of talent on a Steelers team, it's not happened in decades, if ever. You can go back to 70's era and you know Swann & Stallworth were 2 of the greatest ever and absolute money for Terry Bradshaw. Over the next 2 decades there was some talent sprinkled in here and there; Louis Lipps, Charles Johnson, Hines Ward, Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes. Even just a few years ago when Holmes were there the Steelers had 2 legit WR's but it wasn't until the emergence of Mike Wallace that we started to get a sense of what this passing attack could be for the future.

SteelerCountry58
10-30-2011, 11:07 PM
Yes,great job from our receiving corp. Also loving Heath getting
the ball like he always should in this game. We roll when Heath is.
You can just see the difference when Heath is fully involved.
Great job all around today!:cope:

Black@Gold Forever32
10-30-2011, 11:12 PM
Wallace is just the best deep threat in the league and is an overall WR now...I don't want to hear anymore one trick pony crap.......My nick name for Manny Sanders is silk since he runs his routes as smooth as silk.......Of course Antonio Brown is just a star in the making.......Factor in Miller and yes this passing offense could be as good as any in the NFL......

HUNT4SEVEN
10-30-2011, 11:55 PM
Looks like this might be Hines last year,with the way they performed today,but u gotta give credit to our defensive back ups Cris Carter had a decent game, Cortez, Lewis to, our future is looking real bright on both sides of the ball...

Deviouz1
10-31-2011, 12:00 AM
i was... wrong. well, sort of. the secondary looked much better than usual, but woodley bringing the heat is what kept brady from picking us apart. "beat his ***, and we win". i said it somewhere and i was right. i just didnt think it would happen, which is why i was wrong. we can definitely hang with anyone at this point. i cant wait for next week.

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LarryNJ
10-31-2011, 12:13 AM
This is what I and many expected from game 1. I loved the way they fought for every extra yard, the way we used Heath and even Mendy.

Iron Paul
10-31-2011, 12:25 AM
This is what I and many expected from game 1. I loved the way they fought for every extra yard, the way we used Heath and even Mendy.
Heath looked awesome today! We need to use him more in terms of receptions. He seldom if ever drops the ball.

Black@Gold Forever32
10-31-2011, 12:40 AM
Kind of hard to expect offensive performances like this when the OL was a mess.......The game today was the first time all season the Steelers had the same five starting OL in back to back games.....Starks really is the MVP of the season when you think about it.....He brought stability to the LT spot which was a mess with Scott in there......

Ben and his WR core are unstoppable as long as the OL provides Ben with enough protection to pick apart a defense.....

mwittman5
10-31-2011, 01:01 AM
People keep talking about the packers with Jennings, Nelson, Jones, and Finley being deep but we are right there with Wallace, Sanders, Brown, Miller, and Ward.

steelersbabex25
10-31-2011, 02:20 AM
Amazing the things you can do when your quarterback has time in the pocket. I give the offensive line a whole lot of the credit for the jump start on offense that we've seen recently. It all starts there. Ben now has time to see the field, receivers have time to run the routes, everything is looking good.

steelersbabex25
10-31-2011, 02:21 AM
People keep talking about the packers with Jennings, Nelson, Jones, and Finley being deep but we are right there with Wallace, Sanders, Brown, Miller, and Ward.

Cause Jennings, Nelson, Jones, and Finley are all big names. So they obviously have to be better than our young guys. :rolleyes:

Real Deal Steel
10-31-2011, 02:47 AM
I posed the question three weeks ago that I'd like to see Hines on the bench with Brown and Sanders with Wallace. And today we all saw how powerful our WR corps really is.

Even Cotchery came in and contributed today. Our WR corps is better with Hines on the bench. Sorry..I know that hurts some folks feelings but it's the truth. No secondary can match up with our receiving corps.

steelersbabex25
10-31-2011, 03:20 AM
Not time for Hines to hang up his cleats just yet. Now that we've seen that the young guys can come in and make plays, should Hines still be on the field every down? No. Probably not. But he still contributes a lot to this offense on certain plays and certain looks.

STEELyourface
10-31-2011, 08:44 AM
I posed the question three weeks ago that I'd like to see Hines on the bench with Brown and Sanders with Wallace. And today we all saw how powerful our WR corps really is.

Even Cotchery came in and contributed today. Our WR corps is better with Hines on the bench. Sorry..I know that hurts some folks feelings but it's the truth. No secondary can match up with our receiving corps.

Of course we all love Hines and he's earned his spot in the WR corp, but I think there is merit in what you are saying. Especially with the scheme the young fast guys seem to bring another element to this offense when in there together.

I (and others) have been in favor of a WR rotation that keeps all our WRs involved in the game and productive (including Cotch in my case). I think that is a way to keep Hines playing, but also get the young guys out there together too.

SteelDad
10-31-2011, 09:04 AM
I think there is still a place for Hines in the offense, but I truly believe it is going to be limited to short yardage or red zone situations. This became obvious last week and even MORE obvious yesterday.

Troyisabeast_43
10-31-2011, 09:17 AM
The young receivers really stepped up today with Hines out and really showed that they are capable of carrying the load and making big plays to win games against very good teams.

SnakeEyes43
10-31-2011, 11:02 AM
I think there is still a place for Hines in the offense, but I truly believe it is going to be limited to short yardage or red zone situations. This became obvious last week and even MORE obvious yesterday.

Completely agree. Ben and Hines have great chemistry, and Ward can still get seperation for short gains. Also Ward still has great hands, he's perfect for redzone and short yardage.

LatrobePA
10-31-2011, 11:22 AM
Love you Hines but the writing is on the wall! Same with Farrior...

Rampage
10-31-2011, 12:53 PM
Brown is really developing before our eyes this season. Sanders is coming on as well, but I think he is a little behind Brown in the chemistry department thanks to the missed time in preseason.