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dhosmer
08-22-2006, 11:13 PM
I guess we can stop speculating about this now.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5896526

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
08-22-2006, 11:48 PM
I think kwe have a loaded backfield right now anyway......Even if duce gets hurt, veron is looking great....and Humes is going to be a good back...wait and see

Prosdo
08-23-2006, 12:00 AM
Darn, I was hoping he would come here.

83-Steelers-43
08-23-2006, 03:48 AM
Oh well. All is not lost. If we were going to grab him it would have been during the draft. They wanted a 3rd round pick and we weren't budging (smart in my opinion). As with most teams in the NFL, if our backfield stays healthy I'm not concerned.

One positive from all of this, we are now spared the "rumors" and speculation.

BlackNGold203
08-23-2006, 06:51 AM
I gotta tell ya....what a sweet ass deal for the Falcons....

basically...Duckett for Lelie???

nice....

X-Terminator
08-23-2006, 08:11 AM
Oh well...I think the Steelers are intent on giving Verron the backup RB and short-yardage specialist job anyway. He has all of the tools necessary to get it done, plus he's motivated and hungry - which could bode very well for the offense as a whole.

HometownGal
08-23-2006, 08:15 AM
I'm with you guys here - no skin off of our behinds. I think the Steelers are deep enough at the RB position and will be just fine. Hopefully Duce can stay off the IRL/DL but if he doesn't, we've got enough back-up to fill the void - I have a lot of faith in Verron and we'll either have Humes or Kuhn behind him on the depth chart for added back-up. No sweat - we're in good shape, imho.

stlrtruck
08-23-2006, 12:57 PM
I would have liked to see him here but as with most everyone else, we do have some depth at RB. And that does end the rumors and now we can all focus on what matters most...the players that are in camp!

Midnightwriter07
08-23-2006, 01:30 PM
IMO, we dont need much in the upcpming drafts... we really dont need much at all. I think Duckett would have been worth a round 3 pick considering we are going to be drafting someone probably next year anyway. At this point, i would rather take Duckett than somene coming out of college that is not going to be a top 10 RB. We have parker so we arent looking for a stud, but somoene who can carry the rock when needed and get some tough yards. That is not easy to find. I would have done the trade, then load up at corner in next years draft with Corners the first two picks.. then the usual LB and DL OL. I think getting Duckett really would have made us set on the offense side of the ball for the next 8 years.

83-Steelers-43
08-23-2006, 01:41 PM
Oh well...I think the Steelers are intent on giving Verron the backup RB and short-yardage specialist job anyway. He has all of the tools necessary to get it done, plus he's motivated and hungry - which could bode very well for the offense as a whole.

I agree. While I would not want to see what happens with Haynes higher up on the depth chart, I'm content with the way we plan on using him this year. Plus, he looks pretty damn good on the screens.

We already have our featured back with Parker and I feel Duce is capable of carrying his part of the load for this upcoming season (after getting two years of rust off). Next year we can either draft a HB or take a look at the FA market. I'm glad we didn't waste a third round pick. I believe the Rooney's are also. This is no big deal in my opinion.

Midnightwriter07
08-23-2006, 01:55 PM
I guess that is my point.. why draft a HB that is unproven in the first 3 rounds if we could have had someone who fits our system perfectly and is a 3rd round ? I am not happy with our running back situation per say.. but i just thought for what we need, and to have someone that could be here for a long while... i dont see why we didnt

83-Steelers-43
08-23-2006, 02:05 PM
Money. Taking into consideration that we have Ben, Troy, Parker and Ike coming on up for contracts, how much are they paying Duckett?

Also, who's to say the Steelers were all that impressed with Duckett to begin with?

He can have fun sporting a Redskin jersey while playing on a team with a QB who hit his peak back in 1998. Unlike the Redskins FO, I have complete confidence and faith in our FO to make the right decisions.

dhosmer
08-23-2006, 04:10 PM
He can have fun sporting a Redskin jersey while playing on a team with a QB who hit his peak back in 1998.

ROFL

Haiku_Dirtt
08-23-2006, 04:24 PM
It would have been nice but I agree with 83. Third rounder is too pricey.

As for being deep at RB....sorry I just don't see it. I don't see how we can keep Duce on the roster considering we have players that we need to protect from getting signed elsewhere. I haven't even seen a flash or a glimmer of what he was two years ago. He is slow even with the first team o-line. Only because of this does Humes even have a chance to make the roster for the Miami game.

I'm wondering if we are going to see Kuhn with the first team o-line Friday night.

BigBen2WardPITT
08-23-2006, 09:33 PM
I think kwe have a loaded backfield right now anyway......Even if duce gets hurt, veron is looking great....and Humes is going to be a good back...wait and see


i hope, some are saying Humes might not make the roster, i really like the kid, saw him play alot at VT, thought he was better then a 7th round pick.

I hope you are right though.

BigBen2WardPITT
08-23-2006, 09:41 PM
I guess that is my point.. why draft a HB that is unproven in the first 3 rounds if we could have had someone who fits our system perfectly and is a 3rd round ? I am not happy with our running back situation per say.. but i just thought for what we need, and to have someone that could be here for a long while... i dont see why we didnt


see u think like me, and obviously the skins. But whos the one with the ring? As much as i hate the moves they DONT make, and certain moves they do make, i have to somehow trust them....

get used to it too haha, if u already arent.

Midnightwriter07
08-23-2006, 10:56 PM
I trust em too, but they obviously wanted Duckett.. they tried twice to get him which tells me that the Steelers coaching staff/ front office isnt sold on our running back situation either.

Midnightwriter07
08-23-2006, 11:00 PM
I dont think Brunell is a bad QB, there are alot worse out there and this year he certainly has alot of weapons to choose from. The Redskins may suprise alot of people and that divsion over there is going to be tough !! Duckett just adds some depth and make Washinton have i think the best RB tandem in league with Portis, Betts, and Duckett as well as a pretty good receiving core to boot.

but back to the Steelers, i can see us making a move still.. with them dangling Staley.. it shows we want to do something.