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RuHappy69 09-18-2012 01:38 PM

Time to stick a fork in Polamalu and Harrison
 
oft injured and on the bad side of 30 with big contracts. Stupid that they have never addressed safety in the recent drafts and what we have as backups are two undrafted FA's in Mundy and Golden...

Bayz101 09-18-2012 01:46 PM

Re: Time to stick a fork in Polamalu and Harrison
 
No.

Millers the sh!t 09-18-2012 01:52 PM

Re: Time to stick a fork in Polamalu and Harrison
 
It's definitely time to start thinking about replacements but I don't see troy gone for a few seasons.. Harrison maybe a different story. If he doesn't have a great season this year and is injured again. I can see parting with him.

Bayz101 09-18-2012 01:57 PM

Re: Time to stick a fork in Polamalu and Harrison
 
It's not stupid that we didn't address a safety. We locked up two Offensive lineman, and before you even point to DeCastro's injury, it's Marcus Gilbert's fault he's on the IR in the first place. That goes for David Johnson as well.

We made the right draft picks this year all around. Safety wasn't a worry then, and it's not a worry now. We drafted Mundy in '08, and i'm sure we'll pick up a Safety at some point in the '13 draft.

This isn't Troy's last year by ANY means. He's still making an impact defensively. Hell, he caused Manning to take a timeout and nearly shit himself before the ball even snapped. He's still in the QB's head. He's still a threat.

steeltheone 09-18-2012 02:00 PM

Re: Time to stick a fork in Polamalu and Harrison
 
Well, problem is, Tomlin has not developed one good DB since he took over.... I think you are selling TP short, he will be a very big part of our defense.... Harrison is on his last year of his contract, he will probably be gone.

truesteelerfan 09-18-2012 02:38 PM

Re: Time to stick a fork in Polamalu and Harrison
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by steeltheone (Post 1030401)
Well, problem is, Tomlin has not developed one good DB since he took over.... I think you are selling TP short, he will be a very big part of our defense.... Harrison is on his last year of his contract, he will probably be gone.

I think Harrison is signed thru 2014 isn't he?

Dalarin 09-18-2012 02:43 PM

Re: Time to stick a fork in Polamalu and Harrison
 
You should be a writer for ESPN man... That Overreaction Monday portion could use some help.

TRH 09-18-2012 02:49 PM

Re: Time to stick a fork in Polamalu and Harrison
 
Harrison : everyone has to be wondering if he'll EVER be back again. And if he can come back, he's likely to be much less the player of his former self. Hell, we seen that last year. Its certainly unfortunate, as i love James, but his days as an impactful player could very well be over.

Polamalu : I think he'll be a part for awhile, although i don't think we're going to see "all-pro" caliber play or those unbelievable, highlight-reel plays anymore. Plus he gets burned often. As state above in the thread...he can still get into a QB's head, so thats a plus.

You'll see us start addressing these positions in next years draft (and i'm talking about #1's and # 2's....). Remember, if DeCastro wouldn't have dropped so far down, we would have almost certainly picked D'ante Hightower, the LB, with our 1st pick (who is already becoming a monster over in NE....i wouuld have like to have got him here).

Rockonsteel 09-18-2012 02:53 PM

Re: Time to stick a fork in Polamalu and Harrison
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayz101 (Post 1030400)
It's not stupid that we didn't address a safety. We locked up two Offensive lineman, and before you even point to DeCastro's injury, it's Marcus Gilbert's fault he's on the IR in the first place. That goes for David Johnson as well.

We made the right draft picks this year all around. Safety wasn't a worry then, and it's not a worry now. We drafted Mundy in '08, and i'm sure we'll pick up a Safety at some point in the '13 draft.

This isn't Troy's last year by ANY means. He's still making an impact defensively. Hell, he caused Manning to take a timeout and nearly shit himself before the ball even snapped. He's still in the QB's head. He's still a threat.

I tend to agree they have negelected the S position behind Troy (injury prone) and Ryan Clark (love him, but not true FS, how many ints for his career? 12? For a career for a FS?). I know his value goes way beyond that. Just sayin', would be nice to have FS that can get to few balls now and again.

They have nobody, including Ryan Clark, that can make a play on the ball, who's name is not Troy. Golden showed some glimpses of that in the preseason, but who knows how that works out, right now he's practice squad material. Can't bank on it. We have no quality depth behind Troy and Clark. And NO ballhawks to speak of,

Even Troy, he's a playmaker, but not exactly a ballhawk. Ryan Mundy is a BUM! I will grant that he is a better backup SS, than FS, but he's not really very good at either spot. Unspectacular at best. Golden is the only safety on the roster that even remotely shows he has the kind of range you would like FS to have.

We need to get some young talent groomed at both S positions, and I mean somebody other than "just another warm body" Ryan Mundy.

Rockon

steeltheone 09-18-2012 02:58 PM

Re: Time to stick a fork in Polamalu and Harrison
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by truesteelerfan (Post 1030417)
I think Harrison is signed thru 2014 isn't he?

Looks like you are correct... I don't know why I was thinking this year was it....Good thing, we have no replacement!!!


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