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thumper 04-30-2011 02:26 PM

Another OLB
 
Why? It was going so well and now this wasted pick.

Do they have some deal with the devil that they have to
pick LBs each year regardless of how many they
already have and how many more units need help?

I would have much rather seen a OL, NT or WR or DB taken.

Oh well, hope they make enough good picks to offset their
retarded over-the-top LB picks.

PhantomJB93 04-30-2011 02:29 PM

Re: Another OLB
 
Chirs Carter had a 3rd or 4th round grade so they saw him as the BPA. Plus Worilds is our only back up OLB, I dont mind adding depth.

But I agree I wish we went NT here.

SH-Rock 04-30-2011 02:29 PM

Re: Another OLB
 
You got to look at the situation.

Woodley could be asking for crazy money.
Timmons contract is up after this season as well.
Farrior is probably done after this year.
Harrison is getting up there in age.
Foote is an expensive back up.

I'm seeing that 1-2 players will be gone from there.

Which leaves

Carter
Sly
Worilids to fill in those shoes.

StainlessStill 04-30-2011 02:37 PM

Re: Another OLB
 
I love this whole draft, and being a diehard Steelers fan for awhile now, this is the EXACT format I'd expect them to follow. If a linebacker of value is there in the later rounds you bet your ass that Steel-town is going to welcome a position that rocks Pittsburgh with open arms. You say it's a wasted pick but yet, it's the defense that has driven our foundation since the early days and how we go about things.

1. DE
2. OG
3. CB
4.CB
5. OLB

A pure draft with drafting a beast that was best available at a given position, met our needs within the next couple years and also a special teams/future pass-rusher added to the mix. It's what we do. Deal with it, I love it.

thumper 04-30-2011 02:37 PM

Last pick: Tweener of all tweeners
 
Quote:

Too small to play classic 4-3 end position at the next level, and has limited experience playing off the line. Lacks the bulk and power to shed bigger blockers and make plays against the run once he loses arm extension and leverage. Will give up pursuit on run plays that he feels are out of his range. Has limited experience playing in space and seems overwhelmed when dropping into zone coverage as a linebacker. Struggles to keep his eyes in the backfield while maintaining a track on receivers in his zone. Displays sluggish reaction to the run, getting a late start toward the ball carrier. Possesses instincts of a defensive end, but frame and physical makeup of a linebacker.
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...6/chris-carter

He has never player LB or anything with his hand not on
the ground. He is a one trick pony - goes after QB. That
will not work in trying to play OLB in the 3-4. No way. He is
going to be lost out there. Can't play in space at all. Why not
pick up an OG or DB that has a chance to make the team instead
of a tweener who has no shot at making the team?

SH-Rock 04-30-2011 02:39 PM

Re: Last pick: Tweener of all tweeners
 
Another thread wasn't necessary for the same complaint....

thumper 04-30-2011 02:46 PM

Re: Another OLB
 
One major problem: Quan Sturdivant, ILB, was still on the board.
Our ILB situation is even more thin than OLB, where even one
of our ILBs, Timmons, is a more natural OLB to begin with. Farrior
is way old. This Sturdivant kid was there and was considered the
top 3 ILB in the entire draft. And yet, they reach for a kid who, if
they are lucky, might be able to play OLB some day. He certainly
isn't ready now. Why would they not take Sturdivant? We need ILBs
more than OLB. There was a stud for the taking, and they had to
make a pick just to surprise ppl instead of just making the pick
that made sense.

Quote:

A converted high school quarterback and safety, Sturdivant proved a quick study in 2007, starting five games at outside linebacker and appearing in all 12 while posting 47 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and a blocked punt.

Sturdivant exploded onto the national scene a year later, registering an NCAA-leading 87 solo tackles (122 total) to go along with 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and another two interceptions. As a junior, despite alternating between inside and his customary outside linebacker position, Sturdivant again led the talented UNC defense in tackles, registering 79 stops, including 12 tackles for loss.

theplatypus 04-30-2011 02:54 PM

Re: Another OLB
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thumper (Post 928240)
One major problem: Quan Sturdivant, ILB, was still on the board.
Our ILB situation is even more thin than OLB, where even one
of our ILBs, Timmons, is a more natural OLB to begin with. Farrior
is way old. This Sturdivant kid was there and was considered the
top 3 ILB in the entire draft. And yet, they reach for a kid who, if
they are lucky, might be able to play OLB some day. He certainly
isn't ready now. Why would they not take Sturdivant? We need ILBs
more than OLB. There was a stud for the taking, and they had to
make a pick just to surprise ppl instead of just making the pick
that made sense.


I read somewhere that he had some character issues and a love for the weed.

SteelManiac55 04-30-2011 02:57 PM

Re: Another OLB
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thumper (Post 928240)
One major problem: Quan Sturdivant, ILB, was still on the board.
Our ILB situation is even more thin than OLB, where even one
of our ILBs, Timmons, is a more natural OLB to begin with. Farrior
is way old. This Sturdivant kid was there and was considered the
top 3 ILB in the entire draft. And yet, they reach for a kid who, if
they are lucky, might be able to play OLB some day. He certainly
isn't ready now. Why would they not take Sturdivant? We need ILBs
more than OLB. There was a stud for the taking, and they had to
make a pick just to surprise ppl instead of just making the pick
that made sense.

How did they reach for a guy that was projected by some to be a third round pick?

thumper 04-30-2011 02:58 PM

Re: Another OLB
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by theplatypus (Post 928243)
I read somewhere that he had some character issues and a love for the weed.

Love for the hippie lettuce is enough for this team to pass, we know that.
I don't agree, but it is what it is.


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