Found March 17, 2014 on TopSportsReport:
                                                                                                                                  WR is a BIG Need in Pittsburgh   I wonder just how many remember the name Limas Sweed ? I know he is out of the NFL and has been for a number of years after being cut by the Steelers . A second round prospect that had the pundits screaming he was a complete steal being drafted that late , all the physical tools you look for at WR big , strong , fast highly productive at a big program and big game experience ….. I bring this mans name up for a reason and before you think it NO , I do not want to “ bring him in “ but keep him in mind for a moment if you will … The Steelers need help at WR more now than at any point in the modern era , this is a Passing league ( like it or not ) points are scored by the bucketful’s in today’s game and without quality WR play you will find yourself on the short end of the win /loss column more often than not . Looking at the Steelers current roster TODAY , granted the FA period is still in full swing and things could change but we are down 16 TD’s from a year ago from the WR spot currently and nobody has been signed to offset the loss of production a loss of 57% of Big Ben’s TD passes …. That for me is alarming .. Speaking of Big Ben’s production if the 57% of his TD production exiting is not alarming enough lets look at who we currently have on the roster by the numbers we will omit Antonio Brown from this so you get a truer evaluation of what we have beyond him .. In 2013 Big Ben completed 375 passes the guys who are in line to replace the departed members of the 2013 Receiving corps where responsible for 0.021% of those completions in other words just 8 catches ….. Something must be done to shore up this all important position of the team PRIOR to the draft as we can not enter the 2014 season putting all our eggs into the unknown basket , Remember the Limas Sweed bust we spoke of earlier to help further place this into proper perspective Limas had 1 less NFL catch than the entire WR’s corps we have on the current roster ( not including Antonio Brown ) and Limas was shown his walking papers after 2 seasons … If you visit and look at the depth chart the same case could be made for many pos on the roster , the cupboards are at their barest I can recall in all my life as a steelers fan and that is several decades dating back to before our first SB win and the coin toss in the Bradshaw sweepstakes . These are desperate times and this draft being the deepest in my lifetime on paper could be just what the Dr. ordered but with just so many picks ( likely 8 with compensatory selections included ) these are the bullets Colbert and Company must not misfire with as we have done so often in the past . They need to have 3-4 targets for each selection point and if several of them are there at their pick point try and trade back a few spots to add value and more selections and still walk away with one of those targets .   Hope you enjoyed the read feel free to comment below and follow me on Twitter @Dwinsgames The post WR a BIG need in Pittsburgh appeared first on TopSportsReport.
  • The Steelers have A Brown, M Wheaton, Derek Moye and Justin Brown plus other potentials. So what is the emergency when you carry 5-6 WR's and only three or four get playing time.
  • I would feel a whole lot better about WR core if we had someone to plug into the number three spot. But I don't think that it is an emergency situation, my emergencies right now are on Defense, DE and CB. I would like to see our draft go TE if Ebron is still there then CB, DL, WR. Or CB, DL, WR, RB. I think that it is easier to find an above average receiver in the summer than all of our other needs. DE we need a space eater who can free up the LB's and DL is deep in the draft. But CB is important in any D fense.

James Harrison wants to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Veteran linebacker James Harrison hinted on  ”NFL Total Access” that he would like to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers. When  Dan Hellie asked Harrison where he wanted to play this season, Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor quickly jumped in with “Pittsburgh.” Harrison’s response: “Everybody knows that.” The former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker was cut by the Steelers...

Steelers WR Watch….Sense of Urgency Now

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America With the NFL 2014 now 5 days old, that means Free Agency is also 5 days old, and between cuts, new signings, re-signings, contract restructuring, and surprises, the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost some depth in their WR corps and they could be looking at another loss if Monday goes well for Jerricho Cotchery down in North Carolina. Their depth...

Steelers Have Been Both Proactive And Reactionary So Far During Free Agency

With the second week of free agency now about to begin, many of you have posted that the Pittsburgh Steelers have seemed to be more reactionary than proactive so far this offseason. While that seems to be true over the course of this past weekend, let us not forget that they really have been proactive as well. The signing of former Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell on day one...

Report: Vikings Also Have Some Level Of Interest In Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted safety Ryan Clark has yet to find a new home for the 2014 season, but at least his phone is ringing and that's always a good sign for a player this early on in free agency. After reportedly already drawing some level of interest from the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers, Mike Jones of The Washington Post is reporting the Minnesota Vikings...

Report: Steelers Free Agent WR Jerricho Cotchery To Visit Panthers Monday

According to Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery will visit the Carolina Panthers Monday. The Panthers just recently released wide receiver Steve Smith and they have lost wide receivers Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn and Domenik Hixon already in free agency. The Steelers lost wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the Denver Broncos on...

Panthers Beat Writer Thinks Teams’ Interest In Steelers Free Agent WR Jerricho Cotchery Is Legit

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is expected to meet with the Carolina Panthers either Monday night or Tuesday and Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer said Monday in an interview on Trib Live Radio that the team's interest in the 31-year-old receiver is legit. This news is not overly surprising being as the Panthers have a depleted...

Jerricho Cotchery Will Be A Winner In The Game Of Free Agency Supply And Demand

The chances of the Pittsburgh Steelers retaining the services of unrestricted free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery diminished a little more on Monday when the Oakland Raiders signed former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones to a three-year contract. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Jones three-year deal totals out at $11.3 million and while the guaranteed money...

Report: Former Seahawks WR Sidney Rice Has Visit Scheduled With Steelers

According to Ian Rapoport of, former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice is scheduled to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers next week. Rice suffered an ACL injury last season, but should be ready to participate in the OTA sessions come time. The South Carolina product has battled knee issues for several years now and reportedly traveled to Switzerland to undergo platelet...

James Harrison Could Be An Option For The Steelers After June 1st?

During an appearance Monday night on the NFL Network , the recently released LB James Harrison was asked what team he would like to play for next season to which Steelers CB Ike Taylor‘s proclaimed “Pittsburgh.” Harrison responded by saying; ”Everybody knows that.“ Scott Brown of writes that Pittsburgh could sign Harrison — who spent last season with Cincinnati...

Cardinals Could Be An Option For ILB Larry Foote

  Mike Garafolo suggests the Arizona Cardinals as a team to watch in regards to veteran ILB Larry Foote. Garafolo points out that the Cardinals showed interest in Foote last year before he ultimately re-signed with the Steelers. According to Garafolo, Foote had obligations to attend to last week, so his market is expected to pick up in the coming days. Arizona has shown plenty...
Steelers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.