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ms52737
01-15-2013, 10:28 AM
2013 UFA Kellen Winslow Jr.
Unsigned Free Agent Visanthe Shiancoe

I am a little worried with the problems in the past with Kellen Winslow, but he has produced.

With the loss of Heath, we could really use a good catch passing TE.

Shiancoe was a better blocker than Winslow at his time in Minnesota, although it was adequate at best. He did however put up large numbers with Favre.

I would much rather sign a free agent in the off season than use a draft pick on a TE when heath could be back mid way through next season, and play a solid 3-5 more years.

SteelersCanada
01-15-2013, 11:34 AM
I agree. Grabbing Delanie Walker or Martellus Bennett in FA would make a lot more sense than drafting one. They won't command top dollar in free agency and fit our cap situation perfectly.

teegre
01-15-2013, 12:12 PM
A good, but cheap, free agent would be optimal.

IF a TE were to be drafted, I would prefer Gavin Escobar (SDSU). He plays a LOT like Aaron Hernandez. He was the only weapon on a poor team. If he's there in R4, then maybe... but, I see other needs (other wants). In fact, if I'm taking an Aztec, the "steal of the draft" could be Leon McFadden (CB).

cbrunn
01-15-2013, 01:28 PM
I really like Michael Williams from Bama R5 or 6

a beast Run blocker , and he's athletic so could be more of an offense weapon than people think. It's just at Bama he was asked to block block block , which he did extremely well

sloppyjoe
01-15-2013, 02:04 PM
bring the solja in. we need more underachieving POS on this team

mikegrimey
01-15-2013, 02:38 PM
Who think Leonard Pope is going to cut it? Hihihi

ms52737
01-15-2013, 06:09 PM
I'm a huge Leonard Pope Fan. I thought he was gonna solidify the TE position and be an easy 40 catch TE, even with hayleys system.

Pope didn't really beet out Paulson for snaps in the game, and Paulsons blocking is dreadful. That is saying something.

austinfrench76
01-15-2013, 08:45 PM
Man, Shiancoe or Winslow would be awesome! I have been saying that I think our Offense would be amazing with 2 dominant TE's ie New England! Let's get it done!

LayingTheWoodley56
01-16-2013, 09:56 AM
Is there any chance Heath will be ready in time for opening day? I haven't heard anything about it. Hopefully he will be able to return by midseason at least.

I think it said something that Paulsen saw signficant snaps this season as a 7th-round pick, but I have my doubts that he'll be able to hold down the starting job. I would welcome Winslow as a temporary replacement for Heath, in tandem with Paulsen.

kan_t
01-16-2013, 10:12 AM
I really like Michael Williams from Bama R5 or 6

a beast Run blocker , and he's athletic so could be more of an offense weapon than people think. It's just at Bama he was asked to block block block , which he did extremely well

I agree. He has shown that he can catch the ball in his final year and he's always an excellent blocker. I'm happy if the Steelers pick him in late rounds.

VaDave
01-16-2013, 10:25 AM
I'm a huge Leonard Pope Fan. I thought he was gonna solidify the TE position and be an easy 40 catch TE, even with hayleys system.

Pope didn't really beet out Paulson for snaps in the game, and Paulsons blocking is dreadful. That is saying something.

Pope's blocking is surprisingly not good either, considering how big he is.

I'm not so sure Pope has ever caught 40 passes in a season. He sure isn't here, with that other TE we have around here.....Keep in mind, this is the team that took 60 years to learn it was OK to pass to the tight end.

TRH
01-16-2013, 01:51 PM
Winslow is - and has been a locker room cancer - just about everywhere he's been - not to mention a very unlikeable person.
I was working at a luxury products co. in Cleveland in 05/06 and Winslow came in there and wow - WHAT an asshole, a rude, nasty individual.

rpbncb
01-16-2013, 02:35 PM
FO screwed up with W saunders. Still think he was going to be a very good TE.

ms52737
01-16-2013, 02:49 PM
Yeah I really liked Saunders too.

We need to add a TE to the roster no matter what. Neither Paulson or Pope can block. That's not gonna work with our offensive line and our terrible strength and conditioning program... I mean "bad luck" injuries.

Hawaii 5-0
01-16-2013, 02:52 PM
FO screwed up with W saunders. Still think he was going to be a very good TE.

perhaps, rumor has it the front office thought Saunders partied too much.

ms52737
01-16-2013, 02:54 PM
He was suspended for 4 games.

Substance abuse? or PED? anyone remember. I thought it was PED, but looking back I think that was only because he was so jacked.

Hawaii 5-0
01-16-2013, 02:58 PM
He was suspended for 4 games.

Substance abuse? or PED? anyone remember. I thought it was PED, but looking back I think that was only because he was so jacked.

for taking Adderall without a prescription...

Justp94
01-18-2013, 12:27 AM
I think if Kellen Winslow Jr. could get healthy over the offseason and stay healthy he'd be a good option to pick up.

Hawaii 5-0
01-18-2013, 12:38 AM
I think if Kellen Winslow Jr. could get healthy over the offseason and stay healthy he'd be a good option to pick up.

no thanks to Winslow, he just isn't a Pittsburgh Steelers kind of guy...