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Old 04-28-2012, 11:48 AM   #21
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Ha ha we FFd the Chargers
Charges still came up with Ladarius Green, a TE that I liked and I think came in for a visit with the Steelers. That's ok, can't get everyone.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:52 AM   #22
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That's one way to answer my question.
the funny part is, guess who Ta'amu will be lining up to practice against everyday, especially early on? He'll get a real fast chance to make amends, won't he.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #23
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With all due respect, it should tell you a lot more than that about his potential as an NFL pro, much less a successful one.
Looks like the Steelers draft team didn't agree with you...
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #24
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the funny part is, guess who Ta'amu will be lining up to practice against everyday, especially early on? He'll get a real fast chance to make amends, won't he.
I hope that DeCastro can help to make him a better player. Ta'amu isn't going to make DeCastro better obviously since he was already shut down by him.

Happy with this draft so far, I just hope we can find a way to maximize the potential yet limited size of Spence instead of wasting away on special teams.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:10 PM   #25
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He's going to have to learn to stay lower an play with more leverage, because his size alone won't be enough against the NFL talent he'll be lining up from


But he should learn well from Big Snack
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:17 PM   #26
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Pick in the 5th round will be either a CB or RB....so far the draft is going well!
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #27
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I don't understand all the love for Ta'amu. Here's more proof:

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...ne-633436/?p=3
They must see something they can coach up...
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #28
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In Ta'amu's defense you are going up against the best guard that has come out in a long time. Plus Ta'amu won't have to worry about facing him in the pros.
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Can we please stop pretending that Ta'amu is already worthless because an elite talent stifled him in one game? That same talent, as well as an All-Pro, will be testing him in practice, he will be learning from an excellent coach and an excellent player ahead of him, and he will be surrounded with high quality talent. He will be asked to take on double teams, and he can do that.
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I realize he had no stats against DeCastro and was likely dominated by him. But he is the best guard in the draft and rated the 2nd best lineman behind Kalil in the draft. 3-4 nosetackle aren't suppossed to get sacks, so if he can hold up 2 people we're good. Hampton has averaged 2-3 tackles per game and has 9 sacks in his 11 year career, but his worth is in taking up space and holding up blockers.
Ta'Amu has the size to do that. Throw 25 more lbs of fat on that guy and we'll have an anvil in the middle for a while.
He would have been a decent late 2nd round pick for us and we got him in the 4th.
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