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tony hipchest
04-30-2006, 07:10 PM
just remember there arent many rookies who are realisticly gonna make this team. steelers drafted the players they felt would most likely be able to just make the team. if that means their might be a 3rd string te spot open, then thats who they drafted. we didnt go into this draft looking for future stars, although we may have landed a long term starter in s. holmes. we addressed our needs. we were not drafting for the future and we werent reaching to fill any gaping holes. we were drafting to maintain a sb calibur team. with the core of our team we dont need any 2006 rookies to lead us into the future.

all starters were in place for next year before this draft. leave it to the steelers to keep last years sb winning squad together for the next few years. im happy with that.

Volpe1564
04-30-2006, 07:15 PM
i guess you right bro but y not back up the FB and not 3rd TE??? maybe thats what they were thinking...lol...who am i? i dont know anything.lol

tony hipchest
04-30-2006, 07:19 PM
i guess you right bro but y not back up the FB and not 3rd TE??? maybe thats what they were thinking...lol...who am i? i dont know anything.lol

c. humes is projected by many to be a fb and dan kreider was an undrafted f.a. if we need a back up for him we will pick him up off the street. (we already got his back up on the practice squad) a drafted fb would probably never make the team. a 3rd te just might. like i said they drafted for players most likely to make the team.

nwksteeler
04-30-2006, 07:20 PM
This was definitely a good draft and by season's end a great draft. Some needs were definitely addressed. Although I would have liked more secondary help late(Antoine Bethea) maybe they will address that via rookie free agents. Good draft!

Atlanta Dan
04-30-2006, 07:21 PM
I have been jammed up at work and have not followed the draft closely, but other than moving up in the first round to draft a WR I am not overwhelmed by the decisions made this weekend. Specifically, the tactic of trading out of the second round, drafting another small WR, and not drafting or trading for LB or RB depth until round 7 appears odd. Hopefully the Anthony Smith pick at safety works out.

I am not saying Cowher does not care about the long term since he may soon be taking a break, but if ever there was a draft that was specifically designed to fill holes for 2006 but not to address long term needs this appears to be such a draft.

desertsteel
04-30-2006, 07:26 PM
I'm happy. Splashy move with SH. Then some guys that have a chance to make the team and contribute on special teams. I look forward to seeing the FA's we pick up...

tony hipchest
04-30-2006, 07:28 PM
I have been jammed up at work and have not followed the draft closely, but other than moving up in the first round to draft a WR I am not overwhelmed by the decisions made this weekend. Specifically, the tactic of trading out of the second round, drafting another small WR, and not drafting or trading for LB or RB depth until round 7 appears odd. Hopefully the Anthony Smith pick at safety works out.

I am not saying Cowher does not care about the long term since he may soon be taking a break, but if ever there was a draft that was specifically designed to fill holes for 2006 but not to address long term needs this appears to be such a draft.with further increases in the salary cap i see the steelers working to retain the improving, young, sb talent they already have in place. if we lose a co-ordinator or 2 we wont have it compounded with multiple starters leaving. the steelers didnt try to fix anything that wasnt broke. what really needed to be adressed was. i like the vote of confidence and shot in the arm that was given to ben and willie and the lb corps

BCEDGE
04-30-2006, 07:30 PM
I have been jammed up at work and have not followed the draft closely, but other than moving up in the first round to draft a WR I am not overwhelmed by the decisions made this weekend. Specifically, the tactic of trading out of the second round, drafting another small WR, and not drafting or trading for LB or RB depth until round 7 appears odd. Hopefully the Anthony Smith pick at safety works out.

I am not saying Cowher does not care about the long term since he may soon be taking a break, but if ever there was a draft that was specifically designed to fill holes for 2006 but not to address long term needs this appears to be such a draft.

Actually both trading up and trading down were brilliant and did nothing but cost us a 4th round pick. For the second they picked up two thrids...and still filled the position they were seeking to fill. And to move up and get the guy you want in Holmes, was fantastic. The whole idea that these cannot be long term answers is simply baffling. They had an unsexy but very productive draft.

Koopa
05-01-2006, 02:36 AM
i liked this draft, i'm really happy about holmes, i like the pick of willie reed because we got our punt returner, sure holmes could do that, but i rather him just focus on being our number 2 wr. not sure about the saftey but he seems like a good pick up for depth. omar jacob i was huh??? but i don't know if he's gonna stay a qb or not, but he could be a really good back up for us (he's already 49032751923572945749 times better then maddox). the dude from the U might be a good pick up, adds depth up front. i don't know about the tight end. but i love the pick of humes with the 7th pick. so all in all i'm very happy with what we did these last two days now on to back to back superbowl victories

BigSteelThrill
05-01-2006, 02:50 AM
This draft was money.


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Tha rock
05-01-2006, 03:09 AM
i thought you had a great draft, santonio holmes is great at WR.

Suitanim
05-01-2006, 09:57 AM
Holmes plays bigger than his 5'11", and who was arguably the best WR in the NFL last year? Steve Smith, all 5'9" of him.

And what were the teams largest needs?

WR- Check
FS- Check
RB- Check (I think Humes will be a keeper)

THAT'S the true measure of a successful draft.

tony hipchest
05-01-2006, 10:13 AM
Holmes plays bigger than his 5'11", and who was arguably the best WR in the NFL last year? Steve Smith, all 5'9" of him.

And what were the teams largest needs?

WR- Check
FS- Check
RB- Check (I think Humes will be a keeper)

THAT'S the true measure of a successful draft. on top of that, all the upgrades for special teams. one of my concerns was losing b. keisel on special team duties. hopefully the kid from the u can be an enforcer out there on kick offs and punt returns. i like our new safeties ability to block kicks. he had 6 (compared to the 7 of manny lawson is pretty impressive)

RoethlisBURGHer
05-01-2006, 01:40 PM
I'm not disapointed at all.

Santonio Holmes WR, Ohio State- Replaced Randle El.He runs better routes and has better hands than El did.He'll be a much better target that ARE was.And we still have the gadget play arm in Hines Ward,and Holmes might even get the chance to throw some balls in training camp.

Anthony Smith S, Syracuse- This guy is gonna be hella good.This year he'll work in the nickle and dime learning the system the Steelers use on defense.Look for him to be lining up next to Polamalu next year.I think we found the guy that will end up replacing Hope.

Omar Jacobs QB, Bowling Green- We all knew they would draft a guy to be the #3 quarterback.We got it in Omar Jacobs,who I really like.In a few years we might be in a position kind of like the Falcons (only we have a starting QB that is actually good at playing the QB position) where we have a second string QB that can make it as a starter in the NFL.So he could be worth something in a trade,possibly a nice 2nd or 3rd round draft pick or a player that fills a need.

Cedric Humes HB, Virginia Tech- This guy is gonna be our between the tackles grind-it-out guy.He can actually take up two roles as a RB and a backup fullback.Who the hell knows if Duce will stay healthy this year?Nobody does,and not many people seem to think he will.Humes can be the short-yardage/goal line specialist.He can be the Thunder while Fast Willie is the Lightning.

The rest of the draft gives us depth and may breed a few starters in the future after a few OL guys retire.

All-in-all I like our draft.We didn't have any HUGE holes to fill.We filled Bettis' role as a RB,but we all know we can never find someone to fill his role as a leader and someone who can spark this team.We replaced ARE with a guy that I think will be a better reciever and punt/kick returner than ARE.We got a guy that could be a stud free saftey next to Polamalu.

Anybody else want this season to start this Sunday?

HburgXL06
05-01-2006, 02:18 PM
^Nice post! Rep to you! And yes let's start the season right now!

BuFu