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    Steelers receiver finding his Sweed spot early in camp

    Steelers receiver finding his Sweed spot early in camp
    Tuesday, August 04, 2009
    By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    See Limas run. See Limas catch. More important, see Limas know where to go and what to do when he gets there.

    Three days into training camp and not much has stood out more at Saint Vincent College than Limas Sweed, not even James Harrison's Smart car. He runs routes with authority, catches passes seemingly with ease and even has learned to find a seam or two in a zone defense. In other words, all the things he did not do last season as the team's No. 2 draft choice
    Link to rest of story: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09216/988406-66.stm


    Looks like Limas is really stepping up. Maybe, this will be his breakout season that we've all been waiting for.
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    Kinda reminds me of Plax Burress's rookie year, dropped alot of passes but had a by far better Career after that 1st year.

    Hopfully he doesn't develope that attitude Burress did that got him **** canned from this team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael C. Smith View Post
    Link to rest of story: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09216/988406-66.stm


    Looks like Limas is really stepping up. Maybe, this will be his breakout season that we've all been waiting for.
    Not many rookies can go to a team and excell (USUALLY!) Especially with a solid, veteran lineup...
    there are some exceptions:
    anquan boldin 1st pro game 10 catches 200+ yards
    desean jackson had a great rookie year...
    I remember a rookie from Steeler past that caught 11 passes in his first season.
    2nd season, he caught 11 TOUCHDOWN PASSES!!
    He ended up in the HALL OF FAME

    I believe we called him LYNN SWANN!
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    I don't need a "breakout" season...I just need to see consistency and a productive season. I need a "breakout" season from Holmes...

    --- Added 8/4/2009 at 03:48 PM ---

    but maybe my definition of "breakout" is different...

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    Sweed will be fine....He proved to me he's a Steeler with the block he layed!

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    Dude oozes pedigree... he played and excelled at Texas, he has the size, speed and build to be a dynamic WR in this league. Thats the main reason i WILL and have been so critical of him. A guy like that probably didnt take last seasons "subpar" performance in his few attempts pretty well. Add that with the fact that he has 2 SB MVPs ahead of him ... im SURE he will have a major chip on his shoulder this year!!! I look for Sweed to have a MONSTER year and Career!!!

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    that is very encouraging .. dont forget that Wallace has shown the potential to be a stud a few years from now as a speed guy ... does this equal a 40 TD year from Ben three seasons from now ? Never too early to speculate!

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    I completely agree with you 86WARD. I think Santonio needs that 1,000+ yard season and 10+ TDs. He showed flashes of what he's capable of in the postseason( and that monster touchdown against the Titans week 16). Could you imagine the things he could do for the Steelers if he produced like that all during the regular season? Anyway about Limas, I would be happy with 400-500 yards and 3-5 TDs. He doesn't have to get over 1,000 yards for it to be a productive season. Plus he did show flashes last year.

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    I really think Santonio learned last season: Being the "go to guy" on a successful team is more important than his personal numbers. The past few seasons he predicted "1000 yds, 100 recs and 10 tds''. Now he know this team just keeps adding weapons and he has to make the most of his chances!!!

    With the addition of Mende, the hopeful emergence of Sweed and legitimate speed threats in Wallace and McDonald... Holmes may realize he is in a damn good offense where he is the new go to guy!!! That should be more important than individual numbers!

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    I'm glad for Sweed, an i hope he has an breakout year

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