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ricksteelers55
08-30-2008, 04:08 PM
So with all the cuts here is the final roster

QB
Roethlisberger
Leftwitch
Dixon

RB
Parker
Mendenhall
Moore
Russell

FB
C.Davis

WR
Ward
Holmes
Washington
Sweed
Baker

TE
Miller
Spaeth

T
M.Smith
Colon
Hills
Essex
Starks

G
Kemoeatu
Simmons
Mahan

C
Hartwig
Stapleton

DE
Aa.Smith
Keisel
Eason
Kirschke
Roye

NT
Hampton
Hoke

LB
J.Harrison
Woodley
B.Davis
Fox
Frazier
Woods

ILB
Farrior
Foote
Timmons

CB
Taylor
Townsend
McFadden
Gay
Madison

S
Polamalu
Clark
An.Smith
Carter

K
Reed

P
Berger

LS
Warren

IR
Batch
A.Harrison
Sepulveda

Practice Squad
WR-Allen

who would you like to have on the PS ?

id love to have S Mundy,LB Humpal,WR Rucker,DB Lewis,DE McBean(altough i think he cant be on the PS anymore) these are the players that I really dont want to lose

and what are your thoughts on the cuts ?

no major surprises for me although I would have kept Mundy over Tyrone Carter and McBean over Eason or Roye

overall pretty happy with the final roster

ajs8207
08-30-2008, 04:10 PM
Where did you find this?

The Duke
08-30-2008, 04:15 PM
hills made the team. hopefully it pays off....

Roy lewis should make the PS. Madison was really good on special teams so he had to stay

and russell's still on the team!!

yinzer-inseattle
08-30-2008, 04:22 PM
http://news.steelers.com/article/94815/

PITTSBURGH ― The Steelers trimmed their roster to the 53-player limit today by placing one player on the Reserve/Injured List and releasing 22 others.



Eleventh-year QB Charlie Batch was placed on the Reserve/Injured List after breaking his collarbone in the Steelersí preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.



Third-year LB Arnold Harrison was placed on the Waived/Injured List after injuring his left knee in the Steelersí preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. The team also placed rookie LB Mike Humpal (neck) and rookie S Ryan Mundy (ankle) on the Waived/Injured List. Both players were selected by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.



The Steelers released 18 other players from their roster today, including: LB Patrick Bailey, WR/KR Eddie Drummond, P Paul Ernster, FB Billy Latsko, OG Doug Legursky, OG Matt Lentz, CB Roy Lewis, S Grant Mason, DE Ryan McBean, OT Jeremy Parquet, DT Scott Paxson, DE Jordan Reffett, WR Willie Reid, WR Micah Rucker, TE Dezmond Sherrod, TE Lee Vickers, RB Justin Vincent and CB Travis Williams.



Wide receiver Marvin Allen will be added to the Steelersí practice squad as part of the NFLís international player development program. All NFL teams may sign up to eight players to their practice squad beginning after 12 noon on Sunday, Aug. 31. The addition of Allen enables the Steelers to carry a ninth practice squad player.

ricksteelers55
08-30-2008, 04:26 PM
Where did you find this?

on steelers.com

redst3
08-30-2008, 04:40 PM
Can Baker Play TE?

The McBean cut just goes to show you cant take too much stock in those early reports from training camp. People were raving about him the first few practices. I do agree with Rick that i might have cut Eason lose in his favor....Roye's pretty solid in my book, even at his age.

I hate that Parquet got cut. He was from my alma mater. Kind of my version of John Kuhn....

Elvis
08-30-2008, 04:44 PM
My thoughts on Gary Russell still being on the Steelers roster?... I love it!!
I think that he should be our goalline RB myself. He runs hard and straight ahead and doesnt hesitate like parker and mendenhall both seem to do. I know there is some that is gonna think I am crazy as usual, but the guy deserves a chance to play.
And with the release of Drummond, who does that leave to return punts and kickoffs? Our best WR in Holmes?... dont like the idea myself. Holmes goes down and this offense is very ordinary
:noidea:

MDSteel15
08-30-2008, 04:54 PM
S Mundy, LB Humpal and WR Rucker are 3 definates that NEED to be on our practice squad...

Oh yeah, and Doug Legursky for future center!

lilyoder6
08-30-2008, 05:07 PM
i would like that mundy, humpal, and lewis make the ps squad.. i also think that moore should return kicks to make himself more vaulable

Steeler in Carolina
08-30-2008, 05:28 PM
S Mundy, LB Humpal and WR Rucker are 3 definates that NEED to be on our practice squad...

Oh yeah, and Doug Legursky for future center!

I was sad to see Legursky get cut. I have not been able to pay much attention to the preseason, but I would have liked to see him make it. Hopefully he will clear waivers and be put on the practice squad.

Steeler in Carolina
08-30-2008, 05:30 PM
My thoughts on Gary Russell still being on the Steelers roster?... I love it!!
I think that he should be our goalline RB myself. He runs hard and straight ahead and doesnt hesitate like parker and mendenhall both seem to do. I know there is some that is gonna think I am crazy as usual, but the guy deserves a chance to play.
And with the release of Drummond, who does that leave to return punts and kickoffs? Our best WR in Holmes?... dont like the idea myself. Holmes goes down and this offense is very ordinary
:noidea:

Good point. I hope Holmes does not get hurt returning punts. I thought Reid might make it as a returner.

jjpro11
08-30-2008, 06:00 PM
what exactly is the Waived/Injured List? are those guys on the team next year, on IR, or what?

Steeler in Carolina
08-30-2008, 06:20 PM
what exactly is the Waived/Injured List? are those guys on the team next year, on IR, or what?

Here's an explanation from a Dolphins site:

As I've had to discuss twice this offseason due to the media's incompetence in understanding or explain this process, "waived/injured" is not the same thing as being "waived." A player that is waived goes through waivers (where other teams can claim him and add him to their roster), after which time they become a free agent if unclaimed. A player that is waived/injured is exposed to waivers, then reverts to the team's injured reserve list if unclaimed. Since players who are waived/injured often have a serious injury like Smith, they are very rarely ever claimed by other teams. This has already happened twice on the Dolphins with wide receiver Tab Perry and tight end Aaron Halterman, both of which are currently on I.R. Smith is unlikely to be claimed in this case so he will likely land on I.R. for the team. An injury settlement is a possibility, but for now he's still a member of the team.

Here's the link so no trouble:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/46734-lb-kelvin-smith-waivedinjured

Pittsburghfan
08-30-2008, 06:26 PM
I read on Tiops that the Steelers were interested on getting a veteran #4 cornerback. Any ideas who it may be or who is availible?

1207
08-30-2008, 06:47 PM
I like Russell too. Too bad he will not dress unless another back goes down.

M. Moore will be the main punt returner. Maybe see Holmes back there occasionally, especially if field position dictates a chance for a return deep into enemy territory.

LVSteelersfan
08-30-2008, 07:43 PM
My thoughts on Gary Russell still being on the Steelers roster?... I love it!!
I think that he should be our goalline RB myself. He runs hard and straight ahead and doesnt hesitate like parker and mendenhall both seem to do. I know there is some that is gonna think I am crazy as usual, but the guy deserves a chance to play.
And with the release of Drummond, who does that leave to return punts and kickoffs? Our best WR in Holmes?... dont like the idea myself. Holmes goes down and this offense is very ordinary
:noidea:

I think Moore and Mendenhall will be returning kicks. If they don't work out, I suppose they will put Holmes back there but I am not in favor of that.

43Hitman
08-30-2008, 08:29 PM
I was really hoping this guy could make the roster on special teams. He was all over the field in the last 2 pre-season games. :hope: Here's to Roy Lewis clearing waivers and making the practice squad.

Steeldude
08-30-2008, 09:25 PM
hills and davis are a waste of a roster spot.

srk173
08-30-2008, 10:42 PM
I didn't understand the keeping of donovan woods. I never heard his name during pre-season or even read anything about him. Does anybody know anything about him or why they didnt cut and ps him?

Steeldude
08-30-2008, 11:08 PM
I didn't understand the keeping of donovan woods. I never heard his name during pre-season or even read anything about him. Does anybody know anything about him or why they didnt cut and ps him?


let's just say he has done more than bruce davis.

he was quite active in the panthers' game.

OneForTheToe
08-31-2008, 12:03 AM
Big surprise only keeping two TE's. That is so anti-Arians. I guess that makes Starks a TE because no one outside of mayde Oakland is going to take over Starks salary.

redst3
08-31-2008, 03:14 AM
Big surprise only keeping two TE's. That is so anti-Arians. I guess that makes Starks a TE because no one outside of mayde Oakland is going to take over Starks salary.

Thats what I was thinking also when further up in the thread I asked of we had a WR that could serve as an emergency TE.

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-31-2008, 03:26 AM
Steelers' Reid, Drummond among final cuts
By Scott Brown
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, August 31, 2008

Before leaving the Steelers locker room after their final preseason game Thursday night, return specialist Eddie Drummond gave his playbook to an attendant.

When asked if he was turning it in, Drummond laughed and said, "No, I just don't want to carry it home."

As it turns out, the Pittsburgh native won't be carrying it anywhere.

Drummond, wide receiver Willie Reid and defensive end Ryan McBean were among the cuts the Steelers made Saturday as they pared their roster to 53 players. The team also placed quarterback Charlie Batch, recovering from a broken collarbone, on injured reserve, ending the Homestead native's season and possibly his career with the Steelers.

Dallas Baker beat out Reid, a third-round pick in the 2006 draft, for the final wide receiver spot on the roster. The Steelers, meanwhile, tabbed 12th-year veteran Mitch Berger to punt and hold for kicker Jeff Reed instead of Paul Ernster, who was waived.

The Steelers waived and reached injury settlements with two of their draft choices from this year, linebacker Mike Humpal (fifth) and safety Ryan Mundy (sixth). They did the same with veteran linebacker Arnold Harrison, who tore his ACL in the Steelers' 19-16 win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday.

There were no major surprises among the cuts made by the Steelers, who open the regular season next Sunday against the visiting Houston Texans.

They waived safety Grant Mason, who played five games for the Steelers in 2007, defensive tackle Scott Paxson, guard Matt Lentz, offensive tackle Jeremy Parquet, tight end Lee Vickers and running back Justin Vincent.

Also cut were undrafted rookie free agents such as linebacker Patrick Bailey, guard Doug Legursky, cornerback Roy Lewis, defensive end Jordan Reffett, wide receiver Micah Rucker, tight end Dezmond Sherrod and cornerback Travis Williams.

One undrafted rookie, outside linebacker Donovan Woods, made the team.

The Steelers will sign eight players to the practice squad today.

The most significant move made yesterday involved the 33-year-old Batch, who has been one of the top backup quarterbacks in the NFL and one of the most respected players in the Steelers locker room.

Batch, whose contract expires at the end of this season, had said at the end of training camp that he preferred not to go on injured reserve. But the play of Byron Leftwich and rookie fifth-round draft pick Dennis Dixon apparently gave the Steelers little choice.

Leftwich, a veteran who has started in the NFL, will serve as Ben Roethlisberger's backup. Dixon, meanwhile, showed enough promise that the Steelers decided they could not risk waiving him and then signing him to the practice squad.

Reid led the Steelers in receptions (nine) during the preseason, but he averaged just nine yards a catch and didn't figure into the team's plans as a return man.

Neither did Drummond, who made the Pro Bowl as a return specialist in 2004.

The Steelers apparently will go with Mewelde Moore and rookie first-round pick Rashard Mendenhall on kickoff returns and Moore as well as Santonio Holmes on punt returns.

By cutting Vickers and Sherrod, the Steelers have only two tight ends (Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth) on their roster. Offensive tackle Max Starks, however, has experience playing tight end in short-yardage situations.


http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_585768.html

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-31-2008, 03:34 AM
Reid, McBean among 22 cut from Steelers roster
Sunday, August 31, 2008
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If nothing else, coach Mike Tomlin raised the average age of the Steelers when he pared the roster to 53 players, keeping two 13-year NFL veterans who weren't even with the team when training camp began.

And, after placing veteran Charlie Batch on the injured-reserve list, officially ending his season, he ensured the Steelers will enter the regular season with just one quarterback with whom they finished the 2007 season --Ben Roethlisberger.

The decision to put Batch, 33, on injured reserve -- plus the release of wide receiver Willie Reid and defensive end Ryan McBean, two former mid-round draft choices for whom the Steelers had high hopes -- were the biggest developments yesterday as the Steelers cut 22 players to get to the NFL-mandated 53-man limit.

Tomlin kept his five top draft choices from this year's class -- running back Rashard Mendenhall, wide receiver Limas Sweed, outside linebacker Bruce Davis, tackle Tony Hills and quarterback Dennis Dixon -- and linebacker Donovan Woods, an undrafted rookie from Oklahoma State. He also decided to keep Dallas Baker, a seventh-round choice last year, instead of Reid, as the team's fifth receiver

Tomlin decided to part ways with McBean, a fourth-round draft pick in 2007, and keep 13-year veteran Orpheus Roye (35), who is in his second stint with the Steelers. He also waived punter Paul Ernster, 26, and kept Mitch Berger, another 13-year veteran who is the oldest player on the team (36). Berger will replace Daniel Sepulveda, who had season-ending knee surgery earlier this month.

In addition, the team waived three players after reaching an injury settlement -- outside linebacker Arnold Harrison, a three-year veteran who sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament Thursday night in the preseason finale against Carolina; rookie linebacker Mike Humpal; and rookie safety Ryan Mundy of Woodland Hills High School and West Virginia. Humpal and Mundy were sixth-round draft choices.

Also released were wide receiver/return specialist Eddie Drummond, linebacker Patrick Bailey, fullback Billy Latsko, guard Doug Legursky, guard Matt Lentz, cornerback Roy Lewis, safety Grant Mason, tackle Jeremy Parquet, defensive tackle Scott Paxson, defensive end Jordan Reffett, wide receiver Micah Rucker, tight end Dezmond Sherrod, tight end Lee Vickers, running back Justin Vincent and cornerback Travis Williams.

The Steelers can sign up to eight players to the practice squad, beginning at noon today. They would like to re-sign Parquet and Lewis, among others.

The Steelers were looking into the possibility of trading one of their veteran backup offensive linemen -- tackle Max Starks, center Sean Mahan and tackle Trai Essex -- but nothing materialized.

Batch, 33, was hoping to avoid being placed on IR when he had surgery to repair a broken right collarbone sustained in the Aug. 8 preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Nonetheless, he will still collect his $1,355,000 salary this season and can work out and do his rehabilitation at the Steelers' facilities -- something he would have been unable to do if the team reached an injury settlement and released him.

Batch declined comment yesterday.

The Steelers were hoping to get a better idea of when Batch might resume throwing and return to the lineup when X-rays of his injured collarbone were taken Friday afternoon, but the X-rays were not convincing enough, and it was likely Batch was four more weeks from playing.

Because the coaches don't think Dixon is ready to be the No. 2 quarterback, even for four weeks, the decision was made to keep Byron Leftwich.

The Steelers could have reached an injury settlement with Batch and released him, but even that would have been problematic. Once he was healthy, Batch could have signed immediately with any of the other 31 teams. But he couldn't have signed with the Steelers for another six weeks because, under NFL rules, they would have been the team that reached an injury settlement with him.

That meant he wouldn't be able to play with the Steelers until at least Week 10 or 11 -- another reason the team placed him on injured reserve.

Dixon, a fifth-round pick from Oregon, was kept as the No. 3 quarterback because the Steelers did not want to risk losing him on waivers. He finished the preseason as the team's leading passer and exited on a high note, completing 4 of 4 passes for 32 yards and scrambling for another 11 on the scoring drive that ended with Jeff Reed's winning field goal as time expired in the 19-16 victory against the Carolina Panthers.

"I'd say I've taken little steps, but, for the most part, I'm gaining confidence day to day," Dixon said.

"I'm fortunate to have a good defense to look at in practice, so, when the game comes, it's easy for me."

Dixon said he was not nervous about whether he would make the 53-man roster, mainly because that's not his demeanor.

"I'm cool, calm, collected," he said. "I just take it for what it is. I'm just happy to have the opportunity.

"Deep down inside, sometimes you want a couple plays back, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. I did the best I could do. It was totally up to them."

Reid, a third-round pick in 2006, led the team with nine catches in the preseason, including five for 55 yards in the third game against the Minnesota Vikings. But he never lived up to the promise the Steelers had for him as a punt returner -- a role he performed with such excellence at Florida State that he and Deion Sanders were the only players in school history to amass more than 1,000 punt-return yards in their career.

Part of the reason: He missed most of his rookie season with a sprained foot that seemed to rob him of his burst.

In the end, he was beaten out by Baker, a seventh-round pick last season whom the coaches think offers more big-play possibilities because of his size (6 feet 3, 210 pounds). After catching one pass for 5 yards in the 2007 preseason, Baker had eight catches in the four preseason games this year -- second to Reid -- and averaged 14.3 yards per catch.

"I think I've improved," said Baker, who spent the 2007 season on the practice squad. "My whole thing was to try and come out [this year] and make some plays and make sure I made it harder for them to make that decision
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08244/908393-66.stm

LambertIsGod58
08-31-2008, 05:19 AM
I love Russell's lack of hesitation. It's refreshing to see.

Galax Steeler
08-31-2008, 07:54 AM
I guess reeds days are done as a steeler I wonder if they will put him on the practice squad he showed some good things in preseason.

MDSteel15
08-31-2008, 08:32 AM
Don't think he's eligable for the PS.

MDSteel15
08-31-2008, 10:01 AM
Steelers: Cutdown analysis

August 30, 2008 5:36 PM


Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Biggest surprise: There were two mild shockers on this list with the decisions to keep receivers Dallas Baker over Willie Reid and punter Mitch Berger over Paul Ernster. Both spots were very competitive and it appeared that Ernster and Reid might have slight advantages. But there wasn't enough separation in either case to debate the final decisions.

No-brainers: Pittsburgh released seven offensive skill players because of their depth at those positions. The Steelers have at least three good running backs in Willie Parker, Rashard Mendenhall and Mewelde Moore; a talented cast of receivers; and two quality tight ends. So players like tight end Lee Vickers and receivers Eddie Drummond and Micah Rucker had very little chance of making this team.

What's next: The Steelers are pretty much set at every position. The team could use an upgrade at punter if there is a better option available after the final round of cuts. Other than that, Pittsburgh looks ready for the regular season.


Steelers' cut list

August 30, 2008 5:41 PM


Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the Pittsburgh Steelers' roster moves to get down to 53 players:

Released

LB Patrick Bailey

WR/KR Eddie Drummond

P Paul Ernster

FB Billy Latsko

OG Doug Legursky

OG Matt Lentz

CB Roy Lewis

S Grant Mason

DE Ryan McBean

OT Jeremy Parquet

DT Scott Paxson

DE Jordan Reffett

WR Willie Reid

WR Micah Rucker

TE Dezmond Sherrod

TE Lee Vickers

RB Justin Vincent

CB Travis Williams

Reserve/Injured

QB Charlie Batch

Waive/Injured

LB Arnold Harrison

LB Mike Humpal

S Ryan Mundy

Texasteel
08-31-2008, 10:18 AM
Steelers: Cutdown analysis

August 30, 2008 5:36 PM


Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Biggest surprise: There were two mild shockers on this list with the decisions to keep receivers Dallas Baker over Willie Reid and punter Mitch Berger over Paul Ernster. Both spots were very competitive and it appeared that Ernster and Reid might have slight advantages. But there wasn't enough separation in either case to debate the final decisions.

No-brainers: Pittsburgh released seven offensive skill players because of their depth at those positions. The Steelers have at least three good running backs in Willie Parker, Rashard Mendenhall and Mewelde Moore; a talented cast of receivers; and two quality tight ends. So players like tight end Lee Vickers and receivers Eddie Drummond and Micah Rucker had very little chance of making this team.

I thought that both Reid and Ernster pretty much cut their own throats in that last game.

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-31-2008, 10:32 AM
I thought that both Reid and Ernster pretty much cut their own throats in that last game.

With both the Reid/Baker pick or the Berger/Ernster pick...I could have been just as happy with either choices

MDSteel15
08-31-2008, 11:54 AM
With both the Reid/Baker pick or the Berger/Ernster pick...I could have been just as happy with either choices

Yeah, but I am tired of waiting on Willie Weid to produce. 3 years is too long!

Preacher
08-31-2008, 11:58 AM
Funny...

we seem so stocked at the skill positions that except for maybe an extraordinary CB, the ONLY place we need to look next year is the Line.

Hannity_on_Holmes
08-31-2008, 12:03 PM
arent u forgetting james farrior?
if not....than that is awesome that bruce davis mad the starting lineup he looks talented.

Haiku_Dirtt
08-31-2008, 06:01 PM
My thoughts on Gary Russell still being on the Steelers roster?... I love it!!
I think that he should be our goalline RB myself. He runs hard and straight ahead and doesnt hesitate like parker and mendenhall both seem to do. I know there is some that is gonna think I am crazy as usual, but the guy deserves a chance to play.
And with the release of Drummond, who does that leave to return punts and kickoffs? Our best WR in Holmes?... dont like the idea myself. Holmes goes down and this offense is very ordinary
:noidea:

I like Russell too. But on Parker and Medenenhall (god please no fumble-itis) I'm guessing there is a difference between hesitation and patience. It's not like they are running behind the Giants o-line.

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-31-2008, 06:18 PM
Yeah, but I am tired of waiting on Willie Weid to produce. 3 years is too long!

I think the FO agweed with you about weleasing Willie Weid.

fansince'76
08-31-2008, 06:26 PM
I think the FO agweed with you about weleasing Willie Weid.

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/0/0a/Elmer_Fudd_A_Wild_Hare.jpg

SHHHHH! Be vewy, vewy quiet - I'm hunting wabbits!

:chuckle:

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-31-2008, 06:31 PM
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/0/0a/Elmer_Fudd_A_Wild_Hare.jpg

SHHHHH! Be vewy, vewy quiet - I'm hunting wabbits!

:chuckle:

Willie Season!!!.....Dawwas Season!!!...Willie Season!!!...Dawwas Season!!!!

El-Gonzo Jackson
08-31-2008, 06:55 PM
Funny...

we seem so stocked at the skill positions that except for maybe an extraordinary CB, the ONLY place we need to look next year is the Line.

Yeah, but if we had never signed Starks to that deal, there would have been $6.9mil to help extend Smith at LT and maybe extend McFadden at CB and we could really have looked at D-line and depth.

Hopefully they can move him to a team where he can work out a longer term deal to reduce that $6.9mil cap hit.

MDSteel15
08-31-2008, 09:44 PM
Willie Season!!!.....Dawwas Season!!!...Willie Season!!!...Dawwas Season!!!!

LMAO!!!! I so missed that when typing that in! nice... :rofl:

tony hipchest
08-31-2008, 10:57 PM
Yeah, but if we had never signed Starks to that deal, there would have been $6.9mil to help extend Smith at LT and maybe extend McFadden at CB and we could really have looked at D-line and depth.

Hopefully they can move him to a team where he can work out a longer term deal to reduce that $6.9mil cap hit.bad deal, but a deal we will have to live with. tim ryan and pat kirwan are pretty much in agreement, he is fat and happy and mailed it in for the season. he has no fight. i would say he his happier than he ever thought he would be with his accomplisments in the nfl. the physical labor is probably below him and he may have no problem moving on to his lifes next line of work. he has been paid for sheer size alone.

imo he seems like the next coming of chukki okolbi. he will "audition" for his next job, possibly get paid on the cheap for the following season, and then find his way out of the league.

i hope im wrong. we need a 3rd string te this year, plus somebody to fill in on the line in a pinch. atleast the steelers 7 mil mistake wasnt a 20+ mil mistake. again, i hope im wrong, but everything says i aint.

El-Gonzo Jackson
08-31-2008, 11:59 PM
I was sad to see Legursky get cut. I have not been able to pay much attention to the preseason, but I would have liked to see him make it. Hopefully he will clear waivers and be put on the practice squad.

I too was hopeful of Legursky, but I honestly watched all of the preseason games and broke down some O line play. Legursky got pushed around a lot and isnt worth being on the PS.

Tony Hills has good feet, but needs a year in the weight room to improve his punch in pass blocking, but actually moved defenders in run blocking.

Bruce Davis was the most disappointing of the draftpicks to watch. He was often active, but out of place, which is understandable being a converted DE. But in the Carolina game it looked like he wasnt even trying. He ran half speed......it looked like he was trying not to get hurt, or knew he didnt have to try because a roster spot was his.

tony hipchest
09-01-2008, 12:24 AM
He ran half speed......it looked like he was trying not to get hurt, or knew he didnt have to try because a roster spot was his.i hear arnold harrison is out of a spot. (not an endorsement, just an observation)

Texasteel
09-01-2008, 05:28 AM
I too was hopeful of Legursky, but I honestly watched all of the preseason games and broke down some O line play. Legursky got pushed around a lot and isnt worth being on the PS.

Tony Hills has good feet, but needs a year in the weight room to improve his punch in pass blocking, but actually moved defenders in run blocking.

Bruce Davis was the most disappointing of the draftpicks to watch. He was often active, but out of place, which is understandable being a converted DE. But in the Carolina game it looked like he wasnt even trying. He ran half speed......it looked like he was trying not to get hurt, or knew he didnt have to try because a roster spot was his.

Sounds a little bit like Timmons last year, doesn't it.

Galax Steeler
09-01-2008, 06:09 AM
Sounds a little bit like Timmons last year, doesn't it.

Hopefully he will turn out as good as Timmons.:tt02:

El-Gonzo Jackson
09-01-2008, 09:45 AM
Sounds a little bit like Timmons last year, doesn't it.

Unfortunately he didnt look like Timmons. Last year Timmons was running around, but just didnt know what he was doing....remember him stepping on Ricky Williams in the Miami game??

Bruce Davis ran around like a pre game practice in sweatpants. He had a chance to run down the Panthers 3rd string RB from the backside, but he was jogging and ended up diving at air as the RB went by him. I'd at least expect to see a guy look enthused to make a tackle......it was sad to see.