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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: On a Positive Note: Antonio Brown Reply with quote

Antonio Brown has 56 catches for 630 yds and 2 TD in 7 games.

He is on pace to snag 128 receptions this season. That would be good for second all time only behind Mavin Harrsion's 143 in 2002. The Steelers all time record of 112 established by Hines Ward also in 2002.

In most cases concerning records they are difficult to keep the previous pace established, with this one however it is actually possible his pace could increase. The current pace of 8 receptions per game actually seems slightly pedestrian for the amount of offense he is relied upon for and that many of his opportunities are typically of the higher percentage form. Much of his success relies on his ability and skill to run routes and outwork his competition rather than solely relying on speed and gaps or miscues in coverage.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't come up very big for us yesterday unfortunately.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree, JPN. He has been a bright spot on this O all season, especially considering most counted on him to lose effectiveness and not be able to step up as a #1 in the wake of Wallace leaving, yet he has proven the exact opposite. Also considering Heath's health issues and his regression (yep, I said it) since coming back, he's been Ben's only really reliable target. True, he let one slip yesterday causing an INT, but he was hit directly upon contact, and in many cases, he pulls those down, but hard to expect someone getting that many tgts not to make a drop once or twice on occasion...some will feel otherwise, that he should be perfect, but then again, those are the ones that felt he couldn't step up in a #1 role either, which he's done, so which is it? Calvin Johnson, I believe, had a fumble yesterday, or maybe even two...can't remember, but point is, even the greats make mistakes every now and then, and AB shouldn't be "poked in the eye" for his, so long as they are proportionate to the number of tgts he is getting. BLUF, he is getting open DESPITE the lack of other viable options, and making the most of them, IMO.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDLefebvre wrote:
Didn't come up very big for us yesterday unfortunately.


Well, everyone seemed like they made a bonehead play or two yesterday.
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Didn't come up very big for us yesterday unfortunately.


Well, everyone seemed like they made a bonehead play or two yesterday.


True... he's just been the one who has had the big play at the important times so its more noticeable.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Totally agree, JPN. He has been a bright spot on this O all season, especially considering most counted on him to lose effectiveness and not be able to step up as a #1 in the wake of Wallace leaving, yet he has proven the exact opposite. Also considering Heath's health issues and his regression (yep, I said it) since coming back, he's been Ben's only really reliable target. True, he let one slip yesterday causing an INT, but he was hit directly upon contact, and in many cases, he pulls those down, but hard to expect someone getting that many tgts not to make a drop once or twice on occasion...some will feel otherwise, that he should be perfect, but then again, those are the ones that felt he couldn't step up in a #1 role either, which he's done, so which is it? Calvin Johnson, I believe, had a fumble yesterday, or maybe even two...can't remember, but point is, even the greats make mistakes every now and then, and AB shouldn't be "poked in the eye" for his, so long as they are proportionate to the number of tgts he is getting. BLUF, he is getting open DESPITE the lack of other viable options, and making the most of them, IMO.


That was a question going into the season. How he would be without Wallace? I was a little worried that he wouldn't be as productive but the loss of Wallace hasn't affected him one bit. He has stepped up and has shown that the Steelers made a good decision in signing him to that long term deal.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I definitely agree. He's easily my favorite Steeler
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I noticed this as well. He's been money. Starting to love the move more and more (giving him money over Wallace).

I hate the offense still. I think it's holding him back. In an offense that isn't so "safe"... I think he'd be top-5 with how he's playing.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I noticed this as well. He's been money. Starting to love the move more and more (giving him money over Wallace).

I hate the offense still. I think it's holding him back. In an offense that isn't so "safe"... I think he'd be top-5 with how he's playing.


He actually already is, just hes played 1 less game than most of the others. He's also on pace for about 1440 yds, which would also be a Steelers record.

CJ on pace for 1660 yds
AJG on pace for high 1400s i believe..

TD's is the only area he falls behind, which is probably more of an O issue
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steelcurtain29 wrote:
I noticed this as well. He's been money. Starting to love the move more and more (giving him money over Wallace).

I hate the offense still. I think it's holding him back. In an offense that isn't so "safe"... I think he'd be top-5 with how he's playing.


He actually already is, just hes played 1 less game than most of the others. He's also on pace for about 1440 yds, which would also be a Steelers record.

CJ on pace for 1660 yds
AJG on pace for high 1400s i believe..

TD's is the only area he falls behind, which is probably more of an O issue


Definitely is. If we had a #2 WR that wasn't incompetant in the way that Sanders is, it'd open up even more for Brown and he'd be getting into the endzone more.

Even more though, our offense is obviously significantly more hindered by a garbage offensive line. While I don't think everyone upon it is garbage, the Oline as a whole is playing that way.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said in another thread about Wallace/Brown, I wasn't sold until that TD catch against the Bears. That's when I felt this guy is awesome, because Wallace would of never made that catch. Brown will go for it, and he can catch 5-10 passes a game, every game.

Brown is a very good WR. Signing him when we did turned out to be a great move.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anything, they could stand to throw the ball to him more. They waited a bit in the Raiders game to start targeting him. I don't have the numbers to support it, but it seemed like they were throwing to Sanders more early. Possibly preferred that match-up.

No one has really shown the ability to stop him, and he's been making plays for his QB others haven't even when covered. He needs more targets.
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Brown would be completely lethal if we had a real "tall target" threat that
was on the field consistently, particularly in the RZ. Maybe Moye can get more snaps.
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SlevinKelevra wrote:
Brown would be completely lethal if we had a real "tall target" threat that
was on the field consistently, particularly in the RZ. Maybe Moye can get more snaps.


DeVante Parker could be that guy.
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http://www.nfl.com/videos/cincinnati-bengals/0ap2000000272067/Top-10-plays-of-the-midseason

Brown earns #1 spot on top midseason plays. Glad we kept AB and not wallace aren't we? Btw, wallace dropped a pass last game Laughing Would colbert have kept wallace if there was cap room and if wallace never got the offer from miami he did? Never know with colbert these days
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