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Rush58 06-19-2006 06:52 PM

Is this the reason why we avoided selecting White?
 
I hope not. Holmes is turning the Steelers into the Ravens.

Black@Gold Forever32 06-19-2006 06:57 PM

Re: Is this the reason why we avoided selecting White?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rush58
I hope not. Holmes is turning the Steelers into the Ravens.

We have a long way to go to match the Ravens. Holmes hasn't stabbed anyone to death. Ok, Ray Ray was found not guilty. Santonio hasn't been busted for using or selling drugs. Santonio and the Steelers have a way to go to match the criminal Ravens.

tony hipchest 06-19-2006 07:04 PM

Re: Is this the reason why we avoided selecting White?
 
willie, duce, verron are the reasons we didnt select white. i thought team loyalty stood for something with the steelers.

how can we hold them to a higher standard when it comes to drafting rookies, yet be so cutthroat as to take a job from established players and contributors, to give it to a ROOKIE? (one who had his own questions no less).

83-Steelers-43 06-19-2006 07:12 PM

Re: Is this the reason why we avoided selecting White?
 
Between Willie's showing last season and the faith they have in Duce's and Hayne's abilities I don't believe they felt they had to jump on White or an HB that early in the draft.

On top of that, LenDale White was not exactly getting high praise before the draft. There is a reason why the guy was projected at one point on being picked in the top five and then dropping considerably.

Black@Gold Forever32 06-19-2006 07:14 PM

Re: Is this the reason why we avoided selecting White?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 83-Steelers-43
Between Willie's showing last season and the faith they have in Duce's and Hayne's abilities I don't believe they felt they had to jump on White or an HB that early in the draft.

On top of that, LenDale White was not exactly getting high praise before the draft. There is a reason why the guy was projected at one point on being picked in the top five and then dropping considerably.

Yea, a scout was quoted in saying that LenDale looked like he needed a bra. Thats never a good thing before the draft.

tony hipchest 06-19-2006 07:17 PM

Re: Is this the reason why we avoided selecting White?
 
lendale was just putting on weight in anticipation of filling jeromes shoes. lets go easy on the kid. he ate alot of food in preparation of becoming a steeler.

in all seriousness the pre draft rumors of him being one of the 2 #1 projected draftpicks to fail a drug test kinda scared me.

SteelCityMan786 06-19-2006 08:03 PM

Re: Is this the reason why we avoided selecting White?
 
We're NOT gonna sign him. If Rooney knows well enough he DOES NOT sign him. We already got a decent enough one in the draft in Willie Reed.

83-Steelers-43 06-19-2006 08:08 PM

Re: Is this the reason why we avoided selecting White?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SteelCityMan786
We're NOT gonna sign him. If Rooney knows well enough he DOES NOT sign him. We already got a decent enough one in the draft in Willie Reed.

I think we will sign him and I don't think we should go the route of simply cutting him just yet. We have an opportunity in signing this guy for peanuts compared to other first round picks. I would have a field day with him and his agent, get him to sign cheap, see how TC goes and take it from there. Let's see how he reacts to a sit down with Porter, Ward, Faneca and Hartings. Then after that talk is over........the talk with Cowher.

Black@Gold Forever32 06-19-2006 08:19 PM

Re: Is this the reason why we avoided selecting White?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 83-Steelers-43
I think we will sign him and I don't think we should go the route of simply cutting him just yet. We have an opportunity in signing this guy for peanuts compared to other first round picks. I would have a field day with him and his agent, get him to sign cheap, see how TC goes and take it from there. Let's see how he reacts to a sit down with Porter, Ward, Faneca and Hartings. Then after that talk is over........the talk with Cowher.

Exactly I said in another thread the Steelers really have Santonio and his agent by the balls really when it comes time for Santonio to sign his contract. If his agent barks then let him sit and not sign him.

Prosdo 06-19-2006 09:01 PM

Re: Is this the reason why we avoided selecting White?
 
I have to agree the reason we didn't take LenDale was that we had bigger needs and the Steelers organization felt comfortable with Willie, Duce, and Vernon.


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