"It looked bad. We'll go watch the film, it could be 'this here is wrong, that is wrong,' you fix it and you get rolling," Wheaton said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Despite a lack of production as a rookie in 2013,
Wheaton was held without a catch in the final six games of last season, but Roethlisberger believes his offseason work has put him in position to make a significant impact this year.
"He's a young guy people don't know about yet," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He hasn't earned that respect, which is probably rightfully so, because he hasn't done much. But I'm excited for him because I think he's going to surprise a lot of people."
The Steelers are hoping Wheaton can emerge to take the pressure off premier receiver Antonion Brown that has been lacking since the departure of Mike Wallace. Faith in Wheaton prompted the team to allow Emmanuel Sanders to leave for Denver.
Wheaton caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger late in the first quarter. He finished with two receptions for 15 yards and a touchdown on three targets while working with the first-team offense for three drives.
At wide receiver, the listed second-year pro
At running back, the team listed newcomer
Wheaton is tentatively expected to start at one outside receiver spot.
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