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55BaileyFan 04-23-2011 03:41 PM

New Guys...Anyone Stick Out.
 
Baraka Atkins LB Miami
* Since 07 has spent time with Seattle, San Francisco and Denver
*29 tackles 2 sacks in his career
Chris Ellis LB Virginia Tech
*Spent 3 years with Buffalo
*8 tackles 1 sack in his career
Mortty Ivy LB West Virginia
*Since 09 has spent time with Carolina, St. Louis, Miami
*Hasn't played an NFL game
James Johnson RB Kansas State
*Spent 08 with Cincinnati
*9 carries 29 yards and 6 catches 47 yards
Wes Lyons WR West Virginia
*Spent last season with Jets
*Hasn't played an NFL game
Nevin McCaskill OG Hampton
*Since 07 has spent time with Buffalo, Philadelphia, Green Bay, Jets, Miami and Tennessee
*Hasn't played an NFL game
Chris McCoy LB Middle Tennessee State
*Spent last season with Miami and Houston
*Hasn't played an NFL game
Jamie McCoy RB/TE Texas A&M
*No NFL exp.
Swaye Waters K UAB

I personally don't think any will stick and will be first round cuts. The hopeful is probably Wes Lyons the 6'8 WR/TE. Being from West Virginia and having two friends who played there I have heard that he doesn't have a great work ethic and was a huge disappointment. In his career at WVU he caught only 42 passes for 517 yards and 0 TDS.

I know they are trying to find diamonds in the rough...but I don't think any will make the roster. Thoughts?

thumper 04-23-2011 05:27 PM

Re: New Guys...Anyone Stick Out.
 
Not a single one of these guys will amount to a cup or
\warm spit. They are camp fodder, nothing more.

StainlessStill 04-23-2011 05:29 PM

Re: New Guys...Anyone Stick Out.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thumper (Post 927178)
Not a single one of these guys will amount to a cup or
\warm spit. They are camp fodder, nothing more.

Tell that to James Harrison or guys like Willie Parker or Redman.

thumper 04-23-2011 05:49 PM

Re: New Guys...Anyone Stick Out.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StainlessStill (Post 927179)
Tell that to James Harrison or guys like Willie Parker or Redman.

The examples you bring up are the Exception to the rule, not
the norm. Yes, free agents or 12th round draft picks have
made it to probowls or even the Hall. But if I was betting
on whether any of these guys would even make the team,
I'd put a decent amount of $ on them not making it and would
most likely win. I would put $ on it. Is it 100% certain they
will never make a mark and start in the NFL? No. Is it unlikely
they will do anything? Very much so.

StainlessStill 04-23-2011 06:53 PM

Re: New Guys...Anyone Stick Out.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thumper (Post 927180)
The examples you bring up are the Exception to the rule, not
the norm. Yes, free agents or 12th round draft picks have
made it to probowls or even the Hall. But if I was betting
on whether any of these guys would even make the team,
I'd put a decent amount of $ on them not making it and would
most likely win. I would put $ on it. Is it 100% certain they
will never make a mark and start in the NFL? No. Is it unlikely
they will do anything? Very much so.

You're correct. Most of these guys are just stunt double's and be bitches to the starting units and to the one's that are actually being hard looked at. But that's not saying one of these guys has what it takes to step up and surprise somebody. That's all one of them needs is to have a good outing. The Steelers look for this more than any team out there. Gems. You just never know.

55BaileyFan 04-23-2011 10:06 PM

Re: New Guys...Anyone Stick Out.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StainlessStill (Post 927186)
You're correct. Most of these guys are just stunt double's and be bitches to the starting units and to the one's that are actually being hard looked at. But that's not saying one of these guys has what it takes to step up and surprise somebody. That's all one of them needs is to have a good outing. The Steelers look for this more than any team out there. Gems. You just never know.

Agreed. The biggest idea is you can have over eighty guys on your roster during camp...so fill them up.


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