Is Limas Sweed So Frustrated He Is Quitting the Steelers?

Alan ShimelCorrespondent IDecember 21, 2009

PITTSBURGH - JANUARY 18:  Limas Sweed #14 of the Pittsburgh Steelers lies on the field after he landed hard on a play where he couldn't make a reception against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The Steelers made two personnel moves today. One was expected, the other while many had hoped for, was not expected.  First of all long snapper Greg Warren was placed on the IR, due to a torn ACL suffered on the winning extra point in this weeks Green Bay game. Secondly, Limas Sweed was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list.

Sweed missed the last two games with an undisclosed illness, but I like many of you assumed it was some sort of flu or something. Nothing to keep him out for the rest of the season. But according to unnamed sources in this Pittsburgh-Sports-Examiner~y2009m12d21-Sweed-out-for-season-for-reasons-unknown">Pittsburgh Sports Examiner article, he has been home sick but also just not happy with his play this season! 

Hey, he isn't the only one not happy with his play this season. To be fair, after he dropped the sure touchdown the pressure on him has been harsh. I am sure as a professional athlete he is very disappointed watching Mike Wallace pass him by. But has it gotten to the point that he wants to quit?

Do we have another Vince Young situation right here on the Steelers? I for one am of the opinion that Sweed has all of the natural talent in the world. One day a receiver tandem of Wallace and Sweed could be as good or better than Ward and Plaxico was.  But now I am not sure we will ever get the chance to see.

Maybe the best thing for Limas is to take the rest of the year off and come back healthy and strong for next year.