2012 Steelers GM League Roster
Every year I participate in a GM League where you take over a team and go through a trade period, a free agency period, and a 7 round draft. This year I had the opportunity to take over the Steelers. I went into the Steelers roster believing that they had very few holes; just needed some tweaking here and there. I revamped the team a bit more than I thought I would but it turned out to be pretty fun in the end.
I wound up trading for both DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, but I lost both Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown. I don't know about you guys but I believe Roethlisberger makes both Wallace and Brown overachieve (Wallace and Brown are both extremely good though) and I think he could get better production from the likes of Jackson and Maclin. I also acquired Early Doucet who would thrive in the slot with Jackson and Maclin on the outsides. The offensive line was a big re-build project as I invested my FA money mainly in that by signing DeMetrius Bell, Anthony Collins, and Chad Rinehart.
The defense was more tweaking but I wound up trading for LaDarius Webb because he is a top notch cornerback. I tried to keep the secondary mostly in tact because it was pretty good last year but I had to trade for Antoine Winfield because the asking price was way low. Adding the likes of Daryl Washington, Kamerion Wimbley, and Dan Williams to the front seven was a huge upgrade as well in my opinon.
Anways... below is the depth chart for my roster with how I acquired the player. If you have any questions, lemme know. I know this is very unrealistic but I figure it's some reading material other than draft smoke screens... If you're wondering, I am a Dolphins fan so I had to study up a bit on the Steelers roster so I'm sorry if I didn't retain a player you guys really liked.
QB Ben Roethlisberger - Seneca Wallace (FA) - Jerrod Johnson
HB LeGarrette Blount (TRADE) - Isaac Redman - Donald Brown (TRADE) - Jonathan Dwyer
FB Tony Fiammetta (FA)
WR DeSean Jackson (TRADE) - Early Doucet (FA) - Ted Ginn Jr. (FA)
WR Jeremy Maclin (TRADE) - Emmanuel Sanders - Ted Ginn Jr.
TE Heath Miller - Martellus Bennett (FA) - Rhett Ellison (DRAFT-5.152)
LT Demetrius Bell (FA) - Marcus Gilbert
LG Richie Incognito (TRADE) - Brandon Brooks (DRAFT-3.92)
OC Maurkice Pouncey - Doug Legursky
RG Chad Rinehart (FA) - Willie Colon
RT Anthony Collins (FA) - Jeff Backus (FA)
LE Ziggy Hood - Marcus Thomas (FA)
RE Brett Keisel - Cameron Heyward
NT Dan Williams (TRADE) - Alameda Ta'amu (DRAFT-2.63)
LOLB LaMarr Woodley - Manny Lawson (FA)
LILB Daryl Washington (TRADE) - Joe Mays (FA)
RILB Lawrence Timmons - DJ Smith (FA)
ROLB Kamerion Wimbley (FA) - Jason Worilds
CB Ike Taylor - Antoine Winfield (TRADE) - Cortez Allen
CB LaDarius Webb (TRADE) - Keenan Lewis - Josh Norman (DRAFT-4.120)
FS Ryan Clark - Ryan Mundy
SS Troy Polamalu - Christian Thompson (DRAFT-5.144)
K Steven Hauschka (FA)
P Jeremy Kapinos
KR Ted Ginn Jr.
PR DeSean Jackson
LS Greg Warren
Re: 2012 Steelers GM League Roster
i dont understand the league. How do you get points? If its how they perform on Sunday, it doesnt really matter if Jackson and Maclin plays better with Roeth because he wont be throwing them the ball.
I'd much rather have Roeth, Wallace and Brown. How does the league work?
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