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Old 03-02-2012, 03:25 AM   #16
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Default Re: Kemoeatu now out with Pittsburgh

Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
kemo was pretty much a failed experiment 7 years in the making.

we had a great line during the latter part of jerome bettis career.

drafted to be "next" was starks, okolbi, kemo, essex and none of them really panned out. even the "best" of the bunch was average. people say we neglected the line in the draft, but ive seen plenty of teams do more with less.

faneca, hartings, m. smith, and simmons were all very difficult to replace at once, but it shouldnt have been that hard, had our draft picks to the potential that was seen when drafted.

mix in hills and urbick and our scouting of o-linemen looks incredibly weak.
Too true. I'm hoping that a Hartings-style FA signing might be in the works (Gaither?) just in case we either yet again fail to address the line in the first round or two, or we miss on our pick. Honestly though, whenever we pick a linemen in the first two rounds, our record is not bad at all:
  • Marvel
  • Simmons
  • Urbik
  • Pouncey
  • Gilbert
I mean, Kraig is a starter after all, just not for us.
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