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Old 03-12-2012, 01:22 PM   #11
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Worilds did good this year, looks like he's ready to fill the role when Harrison goes. You got to be realistic about young backups, they are just that, they need more experience to become great players and when Worilds got some this year he did very well. I thought Carter did okay in place of Woodley, but we didn't see him enough to really get a good opinion, and we saw even less of Sylvester.
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Worilds did good this year, looks like he's ready to fill the role when Harrison goes. You got to be realistic about young backups, they are just that, they need more experience to become great players and when Worilds got some this year he did very well. I thought Carter did okay in place of Woodley, but we didn't see him enough to really get a good opinion, and we saw even less of Sylvester.
I really wasnt impressed by Worlids. He tried to run around blocks a lot instead of taking on the blocker. I think Carter looks more explosive and will turn out to be a better OLB than Worilds.

As for Sylvester. He's a day 2 project that plays tall and might be a better OLB than ILB. I think he is purely special teams and backup in case of emergency. A cheaper Keyaron Fox.
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Worilds did good this year, looks like he's ready to fill the role when Harrison goes. You got to be realistic about young backups, they are just that, they need more experience to become great players and when Worilds got some this year he did very well. I thought Carter did okay in place of Woodley, but we didn't see him enough to really get a good opinion, and we saw even less of Sylvester.
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Although the sacks may not have been there, the pressure was. I still have hopes for him as he is still young.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #14
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That's an awful lot of money to pay a non-starter in Foote
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #15
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Guys, this may come as a shocker but there are 31 other teams out there and our string of good fortune at a high level may be coming to an end for a while. That is just the way it is. You can't always find gems via later rounds and undrafted free agents. The front office is good but they are not miracle workers.

We are aging. We don't reach. We may find a few gems like Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace, but certain positions are harder to fill. Big guys that have an above average mental capacity, hit hard, and run fast are not as easy to find as receivers.

One other thing we may be overlooking here is leadership at the position to help guide talent along. Hines Ward was that for many years. Jerome Bettis was that for many years. I am not sure we have many of those leaders, if any, left on this roster, that will take a young player under their wing and mentor them.

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Guys, this may come as a shocker but there are 31 other teams out there and our string of good fortune at a high level may be coming to an end for a while. That is just the way it is. You can't always find gems via later rounds and undrafted free agents. The front office is good but they are not miracle workers.

We are aging. We don't reach. We may find a few gems like Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace, but certain positions are harder to fill. Big guys that have an above average mental capacity, hit hard, and run fast are not as easy to find as receivers.

One other thing we may be overlooking here is leadership at the position to help guide talent along. Hines Ward was that for many years. Jerome Bettis was that for many years. I am not sure we have many of those leaders, if any, left on this roster, that will take a young player under their wing and mentor them.

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Trai Essex (3rd), Bruce Davis (3rd), Tony Hills (4th), Sepulvada (4th), Spaeth(3rd), Troy Edwards, Scott Sheilds, Alonzo Jackson, Willie Reid, Mathias Nkwenti.....were all reaches. I think we will see that Jason Worilds was a reach too.

Ben, Woodley, Clark, Pouncey and others will all show leadership, its just changing of some talent at positons, not the end of the world.

Again, I am intrigued by James Michael Johnson LB-Nevada, Tank Carder ILB -TCU and Jerry Franklin LB-Arkansas in the 3rd, if a LB is not addressed earlier. I think they can all be improvements at ILB on Foote and Sylvester.
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Just because a draft pick didn't work out does not mean it was a reach. Let us also not forget that there was no offseason last year, which is highly detrimental to the growth of young players adjusting to complex schemes.
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Just because a draft pick didn't work out does not mean it was a reach. Let us also not forget that there was no offseason last year, which is highly detrimental to the growth of young players adjusting to complex schemes.
Which was a big benefit to a vet Steelers team.
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I really wasnt impressed by Worlids. He tried to run around blocks a lot instead of taking on the blocker. I think Carter looks more explosive and will turn out to be a better OLB than Worilds.

As for Sylvester. He's a day 2 project that plays tall and might be a better OLB than ILB. I think he is purely special teams and backup in case of emergency. A cheaper Keyaron Fox.
Key was the most intense special teams player I have ever seen and I thought he would be Harrison's successor but he was ready to step up and Harrison is still on his game. Sad but true nature of this team and the NFL as a whole. Why is it that you believe he can't play? Do you get to sit and watch team practices week in and week out? He has played maybe a total of 50 downs in the NFL, and that is over the span of 2 years. He needs consistent play time to gauge his ability. Give the guy a shot and quit flagging promising players as a bust before you see what they are capable of.
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And to add to the second statement on your last post Jackson I would like to throw Keisel's name into the mix. Great player, great attitude, and great work ethic. The kind of guy that can lead a team.
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