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Future looks bright for Steelers WR Sanders

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Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
By Mike Wilkening

Rookie Emmanuel Sanders has emerged as the Steelers' No. 3 receiver and is starting to deliver on the promise he showed throughout the summer. The very quick SMU product has made some mistakes, such as his two fumbles, but his potential is very evident, and he's emerged as an intriguing intermediate threat in recent weeks. Head coach Mike Tomlin has praised Sanders' ability to shrug off mistakes. Sanders' improvement is all the more important with stalwart WR Hines Ward in his 13th NFL season. One other interesting Steelers receiving note: Tomlin wants to see more development from Mike Wallace, unquestionably one of the game's top deep threats but someone the Steelers would like to become more of a more well-rounded player. Tomlin has called Wallace a "one-trick pony," referring to Wallace's ability to get deep. Tomlin is known for challenging younger players to reach new levels of performance; note that this approach has seemed to work well with second-year DE Ziggy Hood, the way we hear it.


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