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Old 08-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #36
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Default Re: Now that the dust is settling,ARE WE better this year?

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I don't know what about John Gilmore makes you think he's decent. His age? His 1 career touchdown? Career journeyman who hopefully doesn't make the team.
He's a blocking tight end. And he has a solid reputation of being such. That said, he's not a lock to make the roster.

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Mendenhall is a good every down back. Redman should exclusively be used if we have big leads to run the clock or when we're in need of a tough yard or two. We still need a decent #2 back imo. Glad Baron Batch is doing well and might win a job over Moore.
What makes you think that Redman is not the #2 back we're looking for? He's answered the bell just about every time Tomlin has rung it.

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I agree. Colon has alligator arms.
Regardless, he hasn't played guard in a long time, if ever. He is set mentally at tackle.

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Harrison and Timmons are monsters. Harrison is a young 31 because he has only started for 4 years. He shows no signs of slowing down. Woodley is decent. Farrior is on his last leg.
Harrison is 33 and coming off of two back operations. He's not a young anything. Don't forget that he also played in Europe. Woodley is much better than decent. He's 10 top at his position unquestionably. And Farrior has at least one more season at a high level in him. The Steelers used him very intelligently last year and it resulted in him having a career high in sacks while allowing Timmons to take on the role of the dominant tackler.

Ike isn't a top 10 corner. Maybe top 30. Mcfadden is below average and Gay is bordering horrible.[/QUOTE]

I think that you overestimate the quality of the average cornerback in the NFL. McFadden and Gay are probably right about average in their respective roles. And don't forget that they play within a specific zone blitz system and do not play cover corners. Their primary objective is to keep the ball in front of them and make sure tackles, not to jump every route. The Steelers were second in the league last year in passing yards per attempt and were first in scoring defense, so they can't be all that bad as a unit.
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