Markus Wheaton to have a breakout year in 2014?

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Scott Brown of believes Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton will have a breakout season in 2014 with Emmanuel Sanders now gone. The Steelers return every offensive starter from 2013 except for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders but I think you’ll see second-year man Markus Wheaton emerge...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers counting on "significant step" from Markus Wheaton

The Pittsburgh Steelers were prepared NFL free agency this year, just like the rest of the league.  Or so they thought.  They knew they would lose wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, yet didn't anticipate the loss of Jerricho Cotchery, and now a big chunk of their passing offense is missing. Luckily Pittsburgh still has Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown, who is coming off a...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers would like to draft Mike Evans

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers would like to draft a wide receiver in the first or second round.  The guy they have their eyes on is Mike Evans of Texas A&M. But the Steelers are hoping they can be more productive this year with the development...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Drafting a receiver, the last offensive piece?

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense was the small highlight of an 8-8 season the ended without a trip to the playoffs for the second straight year. Midseason the Steelers offense found their rhythm and kept the team alive in multiple games as the defense seemed to fizzle. Despite a good showing in 2013, the Steelers offense lost and added faces. On paper, the biggest loss appears to...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Markus Wheaton underwent surgery on his finger

  Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert  told reporters this week at the NFL owners meetings that wide receiver Markus Wheaton underwent offseason finger surgery. .@steelers GM Kevin Colbert told @caplannfl & me WR Markus Wheaton had minor post-season finger surgery. He broke 2 in '13 @SiriusXMNFL — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 25, 2014 Wheaton ahd six catches for...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

What Should We Expect From Markus Wheaton in 2014?

I liked the pick of Markus Wheaton in the third round of last year’s NFL Draft. I would have loved Keenan Allen in the second but Le’Veon Bell has proven himself more than worthy of his second round selection. At the time, Wheaton was one of the better receivers on the board and seemed to fit the Todd Haley-type offense the Pittsburgh Steelers are now running. With Emmanuel Sanders...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Markus Wheaton poised for a breakout year

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense started last season slow but picked up the pace toward the end. However, heading into this season Ben Roethlisberger’s arsenal may look a bit different. Wider receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery are both free agents this offseason and it’s unlikely Sanders will return while Cotchery’s status is still up in the air. With the possible...
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakout Could Be on Horizon for Wheaton in 2014

When I started looking at Markus Wheaton last year (before he was drafted), I thought that he looked ready to step into the Steelers offense immediately. Wheaton was a small-ish receiver that was dangerous in space, and was used a number of ways at Oregon State. He had a quick first step, which allowed him to get a lot of work on bubble screens, as well as track speed to get deep...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Should Rethink Decision To Use Rookie WR Markus Wheaton On Special Teams

If Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton isn’t going to be a legitimate candidate to return punts in 2013, it really doesn’t make much sense to have him playing on special teams. At least, that’s my opinion. Wheaton has said recently that he didn’t play much on special teams during his time at Oregon [...] Steelers Should Rethink Decision To Use Rookie WR...
Via Steelers Depot
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Oregon State Coach Says Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Will Cut Your Heart Out To Make A Play

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton in the third-round of the 2013 NFL draft on Saturday and on Monday his college position coach Brent Brennan was on ESPN 970 to talk about his former player with my podcast co-host David Todd. Brennan was first asked to describe the kind of player that the Steelers drafted. "He's an outstanding human...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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