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Bayz101
02-22-2012, 06:04 PM
QB: Ben Roethlisberger-Charlie Batch-Troy Smith
RB: Isaac Reman-Baron Batch-Jonathan Dwyer
WR: Mike Wallace-Antonio Brown-Jerricho Cotchery-Emmanuel Sanders-Hines Ward
TE: Heath Miller-Wesley Saunders
LT: Marcus GIlbert
RT: Jonathan Scott (Foster possibly starts, Scott moves to backup)
C: Maurkice Pouncey
LG: Cordy Glenn (R)
RG: Ramon Foster-Willie Colon (Foster possibly moves to RT to start over Scott, Colon starts at RG)

That's my first offensive take on it, and it's rough. What's your offensive and defensive takes on our 2012 depth?

I didn't list the backups for most of them, or even a defense for that matter. I just want to see how YOU envision out offense and defense looking next year.

Bayz101
02-22-2012, 06:06 PM
As for Colon, I completely forgot about him. He'd be competition at right guard, Ramon Fosters position, no? If so, wonder if we could move Foster to RT and eliminate the hated Scott.

ricardisimo
02-22-2012, 06:43 PM
QB: Ben Roethlisberger - Troy Smith - Charlie Batch (same story as with Dixon... 3rd string unless it's prolonged)
RB: Isaac Reman - Rashard Mendenhall (after returning from PUP) -Baron Batch-Jonathan Dwyer
WR: Antonio Brown - Emmanuel Sanders - FA (maybe Cotchery) - Hines Ward - late draft pick
TE: Heath Miller - Wesley Saunders (I think Saunders stays) - Jamie McCoy
LT: Marcus GIlbert - Chris Scott
RT: Willie Colon - Jamon Meredith
C: Maurkice Pouncey - Lego
LG: Cordy Glenn (R) - Ramon Foster
RG: Ramon Foster - Lego

Bayz101
02-22-2012, 06:58 PM
Mendenhall will have healed from surgery sometime in September. There's of course physical therapy and conditioning to follow after that, and that's why I didn't list him on next year's depth chart. I tore my ACL before, and I just don't see him playing next year. I could be wrong of course, there's lot's of methods out there that can be used to get him ready quicker.

Bayz101
02-22-2012, 06:59 PM
I forgot about Legursky, too :chuckle:

Bayz101
02-22-2012, 07:00 PM
I actually think Lego would be a good candidate for a starter.

BKAnthem
02-22-2012, 07:22 PM
QB: Ben Roethlisberger - Troy Smith - Charlie Batch
RB: Isaac Reman - -Jonathan Dwyer- Baron Batch -Rashard Mendenhall -FA FB
WR: Antonio Brown - Emmanuel Sanders -Jerricho Cotchery - Hines Ward
TE: Heath Miller - Jamie McCoy - FA
RT: Willie Colon - Trai Essex- Draft Pick
RG: Ramon Foster - Legursky
C: Maurkice Pouncey - Legursky
LG: Cordy Glenn (R) - Ramon Foster
LT: Marcus GIlbert - Trai Essex


RDE: Brett Kiesel-Cam Heyward
NT: Steve Mclendon- Draft Pick
LDE: Ziggy Hood - Al woods-FA/Draft Pick
ROLB James Harrison- Jason Worilds
RILB Lawrence Timmons- Morty Ivy
LOLB Lamarr Woodley - Draft Pick
LILB Stevenson Sylvester - Larry Foote
RCB Ike Taylor- Keenan Lewis
LCB William Gay-Cortez Allen - Curtis Brown
SS Troy Polamalu- Damon C-Smith
FS Ryan Clark- Ryan Mundy

stb_steeler
02-22-2012, 07:47 PM
QB: Ben Roethlisberger - Troy Smith - Charlie Batch (same story as with Dixon... 3rd string unless it's prolonged)
RB: Isaac Reman - Rashard Mendenhall (after returning from PUP) -Baron Batch-Jonathan Dwyer
WR: Antonio Brown - Emmanuel Sanders - FA (maybe Cotchery) - Hines Ward - late draft pick
TE: Heath Miller - Wesley Saunders (I think Saunders stays) - Jamie McCoy
LT: Marcus GIlbert - Chris Scott
RT: Willie Colon - Jamon Meredith
C: Maurkice Pouncey - Lego
LG: Cordy Glenn (R) - Ramon Foster
RG: Ramon Foster - Lego

I see the same as you except maybe move Baron Batch ahead of Mendy... Mendy isnt expected to return till middle of season so we've heard?

Bayz101
02-22-2012, 07:58 PM
I see the same as you except maybe move Baron Batch ahead of Mendy... Mendy isnt expected to return till middle of season so we've heard?

He'll be fully recovered from surgery by then, and ready to begin his physical therapy and strengthening drills. He probably won't be back next season, and if he is, it'll be late in the season. Your looking at him possibly being fully ready to play in early October of things go well with recovery, but i'm not sure he will. We'll see.

60_MINUTES
02-22-2012, 11:11 PM
All I can say is I hope your dead wrong with your o line, if we go into the season with Gilbert on Left side and Scott on the R wouldnt that be the same as last year only different sides... and last time I check that was the worst Line in Football until we were saved by starks... lets pray the steelers dont have to start Scott this year

I hope for Gilbert colon pouncey foster first round rookie

fujirama24
02-22-2012, 11:25 PM
QB-B.ROETHLISBERGER,BYRON LEFTWICH,LATE ROUND DRAFT PICK
RB-I.REDMAN,J.DWYER,3RD DOWN BACK B.BATCH
WR1-A.BROWN
WR2-E.SANDERS
WR3-H.WARD,J.COTCHERY,DRAFT PICK
TE-H.MILLER,W.SAUNDERS,DRAFT PICK
LT-MARCUS GILBERT
LG-CORDY GLENN
C-M.POUNCEY
RG-D.LEGURSKY
RT-W.COLON
LDE-Z.HOOD
NT-NICK JEAN-BAPSTITE
RDE-B.KEISEL
LOLB-L.WOODLEY
LILB-D.HIGHTOWER
RILB-L.TIMMONS
ROLB-J.HARRISON
LCB-I.TAYLOR
SS-T.POLAMALU
FS-R.CLARK
RCB-C.ALLEN
K-DRAFT PICK
P-J.KAPINOS
QB: Ben Roethlisberger - Troy Smith - Charlie Batch
RB: Isaac Reman - -Jonathan Dwyer- Baron Batch -Rashard Mendenhall -FA FB
WR: Antonio Brown - Emmanuel Sanders -Jerricho Cotchery - Hines Ward
TE: Heath Miller - Jamie McCoy - FA
RT: Willie Colon - Trai Essex- Draft Pick
RG: Ramon Foster - Legursky
C: Maurkice Pouncey - Legursky
LG: Cordy Glenn (R) - Ramon Foster
LT: Marcus GIlbert - Trai Essex


RDE: Brett Kiesel-Cam Heyward
NT: Steve Mclendon- Draft Pick
LDE: Ziggy Hood - Al woods-FA/Draft Pick
ROLB James Harrison- Jason Worilds
RILB Lawrence Timmons- Morty Ivy
LOLB Lamarr Woodley - Draft Pick
LILB Stevenson Sylvester - Larry Foote
RCB Ike Taylor- Keenan Lewis
LCB William Gay-Cortez Allen - Curtis Brown
SS Troy Polamalu- Damon C-Smith
FS Ryan Clark- Ryan Mundy

ricardisimo
02-23-2012, 04:38 AM
QB-B.ROETHLISBERGER,BYRON LEFTWICH,LATE ROUND DRAFT PICK
RB-I.REDMAN,J.DWYER,3RD DOWN BACK B.BATCH
WR1-A.BROWN
WR2-E.SANDERS
WR3-H.WARD,J.COTCHERY,DRAFT PICK
TE-H.MILLER,W.SAUNDERS,DRAFT PICK
LT-MARCUS GILBERT
LG-CORDY GLENN
C-M.POUNCEY
RG-D.LEGURSKY
RT-W.COLON
LDE-Z.HOOD
NT-NICK JEAN-BAPSTITE
RDE-B.KEISEL
LOLB-L.WOODLEY
LILB-D.HIGHTOWER
RILB-L.TIMMONS
ROLB-J.HARRISON
LCB-I.TAYLOR
SS-T.POLAMALU
FS-R.CLARK
RCB-C.ALLEN
K-DRAFT PICK
P-J.KAPINOS


Wow. Hightower, Glenn and Jean-Baptiste? The balls that would have to bounce our way... I can't count that high.

Bayz101
02-23-2012, 04:49 AM
Wow. Hightower, Glenn and Jean-Baptiste? The balls that would have to bounce our way... I can't count that high.

Hightower and Glenn would be possible with a second first round pick, but JB would be a little harder to pull off.

ricardisimo
02-23-2012, 04:52 AM
Hightower and Glenn would be possible with a second first round pick, but JB would be a little harder to pull off.
Actually, yeah, that makes more sense. Forgot all about that suddenly. :doh:

Kingmagyar
02-23-2012, 05:35 AM
QB: Ben Roethlisberger - Troy Smith - Charlie Batch
RB: Isaac Reman --Chad Spann (surprise) -Jonathan Dwyer- Baron Batch - New FB
WR: Antonio Brown - Plaxico Burress -Michael Floyd (draft) - Emmanuel Sanders - 2nd Draft pick
TE: Heath Miller - Saunders - Draft pick
RT: Willie Colon - Draft Pick -Trai Essex
RG: Ramon Foster - Legursky - Essex
C: Maurkice Pouncey - Legursky Essex
LG: Peter Konz* - Legursky- Essex
LT: Marcus GIlbert - Max Starks (no one wants him so he is back again)


RDE: Brett Kiesel -Draft pick / UDFA
NT: Ziggy Hood -Draft Pick (future starter) -Steve Mclendon
LDE: - Cam Heyward - Draft Pick / UDFA
ROLB James Harrison- Chris Carter
RILB Lawrence Timmons- -Draft pick (future starter w/ Timmons)
LOLB Lamarr Woodley - Jason Worilds
LILB Stevenson Sylvester - Larry Foote
RCB Ike Taylor- Keenan Lewis
LCB Cortez Allen - Curtis Brown
SS Troy Polamalu - Myron Rolle
FS Ryan Clark- Ryan Mundy

*converted from center to play guard

ETL
03-03-2012, 12:39 AM
Offense: 26 players (extra RB on roster given Mendehall's recovery)

QB(3): Roethlisberger, Leftwich, Troy Smith
RB(4): Mendenhall, Redman, Batch, Clay or (rookie)
FB(1): Dwyer
WR (5): Wallace, Brown, Sanders, Crotchery, Thigpen or (rookie)
TE (3): Miller, Saunders, (Rookie)
OL (10): Pouncey, Gilbert, Colon, Foster, Legursky, J. Scott, Essex, (FA Guard), (Rookie), (Rookie)

Defense: 24 players

DL(7): Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Heyward, McClendon, (rookie or FA), (rookie)
LB (8): Harrison, Woodley, Timmons, Sylvester, Worilds, Carter, Foote, (rookie)
CB (5): Taylor, Lewis, Allen, Brown, Gay or rookie
S (4): Polamalu, Clark, Mundy, Allen

Special Teams (3): Shuisam, Kapinos, Warren

ricardisimo
03-03-2012, 03:18 AM
Can Dwyer play FB?

Bayz101
03-03-2012, 03:37 AM
All good, but Thigpen plays for Buffalo now. As for Dwyer at FB, he was considered a full back by several journalists going into the draft, but i'm not sure if he ever played at that position.

Rick5895
03-03-2012, 05:24 AM
All good, but Thigpen plays for Buffalo now. As for Dwyer at FB, he was considered a full back by several journalists going into the draft, but i'm not sure if he ever played at that position.

Dwyer was a FB in college, or what his offense called a FB. He lined up about 3 yards or even closer to the QB, was used in "quick hitting run" in a spread option O

Bayz101
03-03-2012, 05:33 AM
Dwyer was a FB in college, or what his offense called a FB. He lined up about 3 yards or even closer to the QB, was used in "quick hitting run" in a spread option O

That's what I was thinking. Any film of his blocking abilities?

Kingmagyar
03-03-2012, 06:14 AM
Get a real Fullback in here who knows his job is to pound heads. It's not like these guys are hard to find in the 7th round or UDFA. Dwyer ran for close to 1,400 yards in his last two college seasons he will never have that mindset to be a blocking back even if he wants to give it a try.

steeltheone
03-03-2012, 08:13 AM
Get a real Fullback in here who knows his job is to pound heads. It's not like these guys are hard to find in the 7th round or UDFA. Dwyer ran for close to 1,400 yards in his last two college seasons he will never have that mindset to be a blocking back even if he wants to give it a try.

Exactly...Dwyer is a dime a dozen back at this point who can't stay healthy...I can't believe the Steelers feel good at all about him or another dime a dozen back Batch as backups.

I know, i know he had a 75 yard touchdown run....If you watch that play, the hole was the biggest i have seen in years, right time, right place.

FrancoLambert
03-03-2012, 09:07 AM
Please......don't list J. Scott as a starter. A disaster in Black and Gold, he's a low level backup at best.

pancake
03-03-2012, 04:05 PM
QB: Ben, Leftwich, Smith or rookie
RB: Redmond, Dwyer, Batch, Mendy In Oct.
FB: Rookie
WR: Wallace, Brown, Sanders, Cotchery, rookie
TE: Miller, ?
RT: Colon
RG: Foster
C: Pouncey
LG: Glenn
LT: Gilbert

PhantomJB93
03-03-2012, 04:48 PM
I'm gonna go ahead and make a depth chart that assumes Mike Wallace is re-signed and Dont'a Hightower (ILB), Kevin Zeitler (OG), Nick Jean-Baptiste (NT), and Brandon Brooks (OG) are taken in the first four rounds of the draft.

QB: Ben Roehtlisberger-Charlie Batch-Troy Smith
RB: Isaac Redman-Baron Batch-John Clay (Mendenhall starts when he returns)
FB: Johnathan Dwyer
WR:Mike Wallace-Antonio Brown-Emmanuel Sanders-Jerricho Cotchery-(Late Pick)
TE: Heath Miller-Weslye Saunders(after suspension)-FA/Late Pick
LT: Marcus Gilbert-Chris Scott
LG:Kevin Zeitler (R)-Doug Legursky
C: Maurkice Pouncey-Doug Legursky
RG: Ramon Foster-Brandon Brooks(R)
RT: Willie Colon-Jamon Meredith

RDE: Brett Keisel-Cameron Heyward
NT: Casey Hampton(pretty sure we already said we would keep him this year)--Nick Jean-Baptiste(R)
LDE:Ziggy Hood-Steve Mclendon
ROLB: James Harrison-Jason Worilds
RILB: Lawrence Timmons-Stevenson Sylvester
LILB: Larrfy Foote/Dont'a Hightower(R)-they split time pretty equally
LOLB: LaMarr Woodley-Chris Carter
CB: Ike Taylor-William Gay-Cortez Allen-Keenan Lewis-Curtis Brown
FS: Ryan Clark-Ryan Mundy
SS: Troy Polamalu-Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith
K: Shaun Suisham
P: Jeremy Kapinos

StainlessStill
03-03-2012, 05:07 PM
QB: Ben Roethlisberger, Byron Leftwhich, Charlie Batch
RB: Rashard Mendenhall (PUP) Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, Barron Batch
FB: FA/Rookie
WR: Brown, Sanders, Cotchery, FA, Rookie
TE: Heath Miller,Wesley Saunders, Rookie
LT: Marcus Gilbert,Chris Scott, Trai Essex
LG: FA/Doug Legursky
C: Maurkice Pouncey,Doug Legursky
RG: Ramon Foster,Doug Legursky
RT: Willie Colon-Ramon Foster

RDE: Brett Keisel,Cameron Heyward
NT: Casey Hampton, Rookie
LDE: Ziggy Hood,Steve Mclendon
ROLB: James Harrison, Jason Worilds
RILB: Lawrence Timmons,Stevenson Sylvester
LILB: Larry Foote/ Rookie
LOLB: LaMarr Woodley, Jason Worlids,Chris Carter
CB: Ike Taylor-William Gay,Cortez Allen,Keenan Lewis,Curtis Brown
FS: Ryan Clark, Ryan Mundy
SS: Troy Polamalu, Rookie
K: FA
P: Jeremy Kapinos

Bayz101
03-03-2012, 05:37 PM
I'm redoing mine. Adding 3 possible options for 2012's first round pick in this.

QB: Ben Roethlisberger, Charlie Batch, Byron Leftwhich, Troy Smith
RB: Rashard Mendenhall (PUP) Isaac Redman, Baron Batch, Jonathan Dwyer
FB: FA/Rookie/Dwyer
WR: Wallace, Brown, Sanders, Cotchery, Rookie
TE: Heath Miller,Wesley Saunders, Rookie
LT: Marcus Gilbert, Trai Essex
LG: Cordy Glenn/Doug Legursky
C: Maurkice Pouncey,Doug Legursky
RG: Ramon Foster,Doug Legursky
RT: Willie Colon-Ramon Foster

RDE: Brett Keisel,Cameron Heyward
NT: Casey Hampton, Poe/Rookie (Poe is alternative pick to Glenn)
LDE: Ziggy Hood,Steve Mclendon
ROLB: James Harrison, Jason Worilds
RILB: Lawrence Timmons,Stevenson Sylvester
LILB: Larry Foote/ Hightower/Rookie (Hightower is second alternative)
LOLB: LaMarr Woodley, Jason Worlids,Chris Carter
CB: Ike Taylor-William Gay,Cortez Allen,Keenan Lewis,Curtis Brown
FS: Ryan Clark, Ryan Mundy
SS: Troy Polamalu, Rookie
K: S.S./FA
P: Jeremy Kapinos

Steeldude
03-04-2012, 03:04 AM
take troy smith off the list. that is a waste of a roster spot. at least put a QB there.

foster can only play guard. he is way too slow to play tackle.

foote being given a starting position is bad news.

that being said, your assessment is pretty accurate, IMO. i don't expect a lot of changes.