Wide Receivers Showed Inexperience

September 26th, 2010

The Steelers dominating the Bucs at the line of scrimmage aside, turnovers by the wide receivers was a huge killer in the 38-13 loss today.

First, it was Mike Williams’ first-half fumble after not really being hit hard, and then it was Sammie Stroughter late not catching a quick screen in his hands, which was caught by Steelers lineman Brett Keisel, who rumbled 79 yards for a score.

To Joe, this is just more growing pains, the result of trotting out a bunch of youngsters. The key will be whether they don’t do this stuff again.

During the CBS broadcast, analyst Steve Tasker was critical of Williams early in the game for giving up on a deep route. (Yes, Joe had someone feeding him notes off the TV feed outside the blackout zone).

It was good to see Arrelious Benn get some garbage time minutes outside of special teams and get three catches. Joe suspects he earned himself some more snaps.

16 Responses to “Wide Receivers Showed Inexperience”

  1. eric Says:

    Who needs Brandon Marshall?

  2. Aldo Says:

    cmon eric!!! STFU!!! one damn game and u still with this?? go on and edited for filthy oral sex reference.

  3. eric Says:

    You are a class act Aldo!

  4. sensiblebuc Says:

    “To Joe, this is just more growing pains, the result of trotting out a bunch of youngsters. The key will be whether they don’t do this stuff again.”

    I appreciate the criticism with context Joe. I’m convinced that these guys are going to continue to get better and give us some explosive and entertaining football for years to come.

  5. chargedcbh Says:

    THis is going to be a really good team, a damn good team. Every possible break went the Steelers way. Just have to clean up some things, work with Grimm, let Blunt and Benn get on the field. Spread the offense more, you have to start trusting Freeman. The 2 wide sets or the 4 wide set with Caddy or Stevenson in the slot has to stop. We have 7 wide outs lets use them. We are going to be just fine!!!!

  6. Bucnjim Says:

    Mike Williams is the real deal, but we need a physical pressence like Benn or Stovall the step up. Winslow will be in and out all season trying to save wear and tear on his legs.

  7. Aldo Says:


    i dont give a damn what u think, guys like u is all i need to break up!! so STFU!!

  8. Patrick Says:

    I don’t know how they can just waste Benn like this. Wide receiver was our weakest position going after last season and Benn and Williams are the only additions we made. And we’re only playing Williams.

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Aldo- it’s about time Buc fans show some Backbone! Way to go! I try to be civil to Eric, but his split personality really shows some signs of real damage! I’ve told him before, if he trashed his teM like that in Philly, Pittsburgh, Greenbay, or a lot of other NFL cities, he would have a chronically broken nose. Buc Fans just seem ta put up with a lot of Crap- can’t figure out why!! I ‘ve been to games in Philly and Pittsburgh. Believe me, you didn’t feel the urge to disrespect the home town team or Fans. I’m a really big guy, and still was certain it would have Been bad for my health.

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    Still tied for 1st place in the NFC South. We’re ok. Gives the team plenty of things to work on during the bye. We aren’t a SuperBowl contender yet. We are building to be one! And we are on the right track! It’s all good!

  11. eric Says:

    BTW Anquan Boldin caught three touchdowns today. But hey, who is counting.

    Experienced receivers are meaningless.

  12. BamBamBuc Says:

    Seriously eric? Boldin AND Marshall started off the first two weeks with 12 catches each and NO TD’s. Williams started out with 2 TD’s on 7 catches and had 5 more catches today. He looked pretty good, except for the fumble which I don’t really blame him for…. it’s was kinda like trying to stay sitting indian style on a trampoline while someone else jumps up and down….. it’s hard to do. Other than that, he looked real good today.

  13. BamBamBuc Says:

    I’m thinking the way today’s game went, we could have had both Boldin and Marshall on the team and still lost by 25

  14. Patrick Says:

    Where was Spurlock today?? Why was Huggins inactive again? Why did Olsen quit giving Blount the ball?

  15. BamBamBuc Says:

    Spurlock made a catch or two. I know I saw him make one for a first down. Huggins was inactive due to the same groin injury that kept him out last week. Olsen didn’t quit giving Blount the ball. The team only had a little over 20 carries the whole game. Mainly due to us being behind, and the only way to attempt to come back is to throw. Blount also got consecutive carries at the goal line to score the TD late, so they didn’t give up on him at all.

  16. Paul Says:

    Mike Williams was a beast, I don’t know wtf you are talking about.