I've always been a fan of Nate Washington. I believe he has major talent. To me, he's an excellent addition to Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes. Even when Nate dropped a big pass, I never criticized him. He was one of the few Steelers I never criticized. I have to say, I will miss him. On Monday Nate left the Steelers and joined the Tennessee Titans.
Nate — who has two Super Bowl rings with the Steelers — signed with Tennessee for six years and $27 million, with $9 million guaranteed. I believe he is being overpaid, but I don't blame Nate for taking the bait.
Nate said Tennessee's basically "a carbon copy of Pittsburgh. I was pretty much leaving Pittsburgh and coming to Pittsburgh." If I had to guess, I'd say Nate just didn't want to be behind Santonio and Hines. He wants to be the next Super Bowl MVP. I understand that.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher said about Nate, "He clearly can run. He runs very well. He ran by a lot of good defensive players this past year. He's a football player, and that's what you need at the position. He makes catches and can get open. He's going to be productive. He does everything that you want a good receiver to do."
Meanwhile, the Steelers have Limas Sweed to look forward to as the third wide receiver. Many Steelers fans have high hopes, but I say he's a bust. He's the guy who dropped the pass in the AFC championship game against the Ravens and then faked an injury. This cost the Steelers a timeout. Later they ran out of time and the Steelers couldn't kick a field goal at the end of the first half. I do not like Limas Sweed. He is no Nate Washington.
It'll probably be good for Nate to be a Titan. He'll get a lot more action and he's making big bucks. Nate, have fun in Tennessee, but don't blame me when the Steelers win the Super Bowl next year again.Powered by Sidelines