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SteelersFever
02-27-2007, 12:41 PM
Title: Without Starks, Steelers Offensive Line Would Suffer
Source: Steelers Fever
Author: Paul Eide

Link: http://www.steelersfever.com/editorials/0709.html

The Duke
02-27-2007, 12:50 PM
Starks is young and our o-line is getting old, we need to keep him. A friend told me Miami might be interested in him, hope it doesn't happen.

SteelerFanInCA
02-27-2007, 12:55 PM
That's a good read.

I'm one of the many who think Starks had a terrible year but I'm willing to write it off as an "off season" He has the size and potential to be good if he can get his game together.

Guys that big don't come that easy.

DACEB
02-27-2007, 01:11 PM
Good article and different perspective that what we have become accustomed to in the forum. I believe if we keep Starks we could hold off on drafting O-line until late in the draft. I'm one of the few that believes with Starks our depth isn't that bad. You cannot deny though that another 1st or 2nd round pick at this time would help us tremendously and give us more diversity in the draft. We need help on D but an extra high pick could allow us to get a talented skill player on offense.

ChronoCross
02-27-2007, 01:24 PM
It was a bad season all around for most of the players. Starks was one who also had a bad year getting blown up on the line, at times it was like he was not even there. Big question if Starks stays can he make a bounce back, but then again same question can be asked about multiple players on the team and there performance from this last season. Only thing we can hope for is that all the bad factors of this last season be better improved and back on track this coming season. There has been a lot of players put on the hot seat, including Porter, M. Smith, Big Ben, Ike, Coc, Town, and more just because of there last season performance, all if there on the team this coming season need to make a bounce back to give us a shot at another SB run. It is a team effort and we need all playing at there best, and better.

fansince'76
02-27-2007, 03:06 PM
That was my favorite part ... we already went through the whole 2006 season missing 20 percent of the offensive line, since Starks didn't feel like blocking anyone. It's fine by me if we keep him to fill in where needed, but he sucked pretty bad for a whole year, so I do not have a very high opinion of him, no matter how big he is or how much potential he's supposed to have.

I pretty much agree with you on this - Starks looked more like a turnstile than an O-lineman most of the season, but then again, so did the rest of the OL.

polamalufan43
02-27-2007, 03:07 PM
That's a good read.

I'm one of the many who think Starks had a terrible year but I'm willing to write it off as an "off season" He has the size and potential to be good if he can get his game together.

Guys that big don't come that easy.

Yeah, he wasn't that fast with keeping up with the d-line's movment though. Like alot of people got past him after a second or two. Of course, that might be all the time a QB needs to make something happen, but I personally think that he might be gone soon. Although I would like to have him back and he can improve here.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

BlacknGold Bleeder
02-27-2007, 03:12 PM
The whole offensive line did not play up to potential and to pick out Starks is not being fair. Maybe it is easier to pick him out because it is a more visible position than guard. IMHO if we give up on him now that would be a major mistake ! Tender the 1.8 and at least get a first round pick in return, we all know that there are crazy owners out there that will overpay, see Randle El.

steeler614
02-27-2007, 03:33 PM
it's funny I heard a lot of fans say bench Starks that were against benching Ben when he was injured. like Ben, Starks is a young guy who is still developing his technique and his problem is getting beat by speed rushers other than that he ain't that bad. he also has great character and spends a lot of his free time helping others less fortunate. He went overseas to visit our fellow men and women in the military and yeah that may not be relevant on the football field but I would have a guy on the field that is average but a team-oriented player who uses his good fortune to help those in need rather than a player who is a top talent but a complete ******* who cares about nothing but himself. give Starks a chance, I think he will improve.

Stlrs4Life
02-27-2007, 04:27 PM
I say make him the 1.8 million tender offer, if he takes it, great. If anotherr team matches, we let him go, and get a 1st round pick for him. Starks wasn't very good his rookie season. He did do just enough to get by though. I think Colon or Keomoteau (sp?) can do a better job than Max.

Elvis
02-27-2007, 05:15 PM
I say make him the 1.8 million tender offer, if he takes it, great. If anotherr team matches, we let him go, and get a 1st round pick for him. Starks wasn't very good his rookie season. He did do just enough to get by though. I think Colon or Keomoteau (sp?) can do a better job than Max.
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I agree :thumbsup:
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Stlrs4Life
02-27-2007, 05:23 PM
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I agree :thumbsup:
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