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    WR Wilson looking for more footballs his way

    just cut this **** sucker already, he complained about this **** his first year with the steelers......he's worthless, reid is impressing everyone, just cut this guy already

    Cedrick Wilson feels ignored and he's not happy about it.

    The Steelers receiver complained yesterday that his quarterbacks don't throw the ball his way enough in practice or games, even when he's wide open.

    "I come out here and work hard just like everybody else. I deserve a couple of passes," an angry Wilson said shortly after morning practice ended on a pass play that provoked an outburst by him.

    Backup Charlie Batch threw a pass toward an underneath receiver that was intercepted by cornerback Jovon Johnson. Wilson, wide open deep, cursed loudly in the end zone about it and again during an interview.

    "Yeah," he said, "then you all talk about how I ain't [expletive] and I never get the [expletive] football."

    He later explained that, for whatever reason, Steelers quarterbacks largely ignore him in the passing game.

    "I can't help if the quarterback doesn't throw me the ball," said Wilson, the starting split end last season and still running with the first team. "I'm running my routes, I'm doing the right things. You can't help if the quarterback doesn't throw you the ball."

    Hall of Famers John Stallworth and Lynn Swann staged an intense competition to attract more balls their way, even schmoozing quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Asked if he ever talked to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger about it, Wilson said, "I try."

    "He can just do his thing," Wilson said. "As long as we're successful, I'm fine."

    Clearly, though, he is not. Asked if he were ignored often when open, Wilson said: "You tell me. You watch the games. Don't you watch the games?"

    Wilson said he has no idea why.

    "I don't know. I don't know. I just have to work, I guess."

    Bruce Arians, the new offensive coordinator, said a receiver wanting the ball more is not a bad thing.

    "They all want the ball more," Arians said. "There are not enough footballs to go around."

    Wilson was third on the team with 37 receptions and fourth with 504 yards last season, his first as a starter since the Steelers signed him as an unrestricted free agent in 2005 to help replace Plaxico Burress. He scored one touchdown.

    He was the starting split end until a sprained ankle Dec. 3 against Tampa Bay. Rookie Santonio Holmes, who had rotated every other series with Wilson for much of the season, took over from there.

    Holmes' 49 receptions for 824 yards were second on the team last season and led all AFC rookies. Holmes, a first-round draft choice, is listed as the starter on the depth chart with Wilson behind him, but Wilson also questions that. Holmes missed the first four days of practice because of a minor surgical procedure and has remained behind Wilson since his return Sunday.

    "I think everybody's competing for a job," Wilson said. "I don't think anything's locked up. We have a new coach; he doesn't know anybody. That's a good thing for a lot of guys.

    "We'll see how it works out. I'm in front of him right now. [Last season], I got hurt for four games so I finished behind him."

    Told it was assumed by many that Holmes would be the starter, including the official depth chart, Wilson said that was probably natural.

    "You know what? He's a first-round pick, he's young. That's obvious. But at the same time, you still have to come out to the field and play.

    "I didn't do anything last year to have my job taken away from me but get hurt. You shouldn't lose your job on account that you got hurt, know what I mean? Plus, you only lose your job on account you got hurt with a first-round pick behind you. At the same time, I caught all the balls that were thrown to me last year."

    Wilson was fourth on the team with 26 receptions for 451 yards in 2005 when he played behind starting split end Antwaan Randle El but rotated series with him.

    Arians re-worked the playbook this year to include more use of three and four wide receivers on first down, more use of three tight ends and even more use of Willie Parker as a third-down back.

    Are there enough footballs to go around?

    "I don't know, you know? I hope there are," Wilson said. "I just have to focus on the balls I get, I guess, because there ain't a lot of them, I'll tell you that much."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEEMONT View Post


    just for you and K train koop
    lol, white kids are freaking stupid lol
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    hey now...i was a white kid ....one time....long long ago....

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    I never disliked wilson but after reading this he just seems like a whiner. there are times when he starts to make a little sense and then he whines again. I'm with you koop, cut his sorry ***. the steelers have no room for whiners.
    buh bye ced

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    Now if he'd learn to catch the ball as good as he whines.

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    Wilson needs to STFU and just play the damn game. Let your talking be done on the field instead of stirring the pot with the media. If he's got a problem then take it to closed doors with Ben, Arians, and Tomlin and work it out. Running to the media never solves anything and just makes the issue get way more publicity then it deserves.

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    I hate to tell Ced, but if the Steelers are planning to spread the ball around and bring more multi-TE packages into the game, that's going to mean less total grabs for EVERY WR ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koopa View Post
    just cut this **** sucker already, he complained about this **** his first year with the steelers......he's worthless, reid is impressing everyone, just cut this guy already



    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07214/806343-66.stm
    Just cut this, WHAT. That's cool the way you call people names knowing damn well how safe your *** is. You should be happy having a player that wants to be more involved in his job. The man has great hands and is well scouted by other teams.

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    First off that you tube video is hilarious, maybe because i used to be a "stupid freakin white kid", and secondly I never liked the way Wilson played for the Steelers. Anyone ever notice his lack of fighting for the ball and how he is more concerned with drawing a flag out from a phantom pass interference?
    Maybe he does'nt get any balls thrown his way because he don't break his route when he is suppose to or maybe the QB's are not that confident in him to even look his way.
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