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Old 01-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #61
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Hindsight is 20/20 guys. If you go back and look at who we could have had, you'll drink yourself into a depression. Trust me, we've missed on some guys in the later rounds. Don't go look, though. It's just upsetting.
You can say that about any draft for any team a year or two later.

That's what makes the draft so intriguing to all of us. Is the unknown factor that plays into it. We hope guys are going to become what we want them to be but that doesn't alway happen. There is some luck involved into the draft.

You can't see the future unless you got doc brown and Marty mcfly in our scouting department.

It's the name of the game in the nfl. Lets all just be happy we are a contender year in and year out. What every it is our organization is one of the best and we are lucky as fans.

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #62
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Trust me, I followed Ta'amu in college, and wanted the dude (even, at one point, as early as R1). The kid can play. (His shoulder injury dropped him to R4... making him the steal of that draft.)
Me as we'll. in the second and third when we passed on him I was frustrated. But soo happy we traded up and once we did in the fourth I knew who it was going to be.

He has the ability and the size to be our next get nt. I still want him to learn the position a few more years. In training camp Mitchell got on him a few times for not holding his gap. He needs to be better at gap discipline. And I think McClendon will be very good.

Lets hope there's no jail time for him or he will be gone
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:51 PM   #63
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If Ta'amu gets a helmet on game day... who is going to drive him to the stadium/plane?
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If Ta'amu gets a helmet on game day... who is going to drive him to the stadium/plane?
roethlisberger will piggyback him on his motorcycle
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013

Rainey situation different from others

I've been asked on Twitter what the difference is between what happened with rookie running back Chris Rainey and rookie nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu.

There are differences.

Rainey had been charged in 2011 with sending a threatening text to a girlfriend. But after speaking with Maurkice Pouncey, the Steelers felt he was worth taking a chance on.

He then had two minor incidents during the season before being charged with striking a woman in Florida this week. Obviously, Rainey hadn't gotten the message in regard to walking the straight and narrow.

While Ta'amu's drunk driving incident on the South Side was deplorable, it was his lone misstep while with the team. He's had no other issues since joining the Steelers. If he had, he would have been gone.

As it was, Ta'amu was suspended for two games and subsequently released and placed on the practice squad.

That alone cost him between $200,000 to $300,000 in salary this season.

Ta'amu is still on notice. If he makes another mistake or has another run-in with the law, he'll be released as well.

@ Former Steelers Jerome Bettis and Kevin Greene made the cut to be among the finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.

The guess here is that Bettis gets in and Greene does not.

When Bettis became eligible for the Hall of Fame, he did so in the same year as Marshall Faulk and Curtis Martin.

At that time, the pecking order among those backs ranked them Faulk, Martin, Bettis.

Faulk got in the first year, Martin the next. Now, it's Bettis' turn.

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Me as we'll. in the second and third when we passed on him I was frustrated. But soo happy we traded up and once we did in the fourth I knew who it was going to be.

He has the ability and the size to be our next get nt. I still want him to learn the position a few more years. In training camp Mitchell got on him a few times for not holding his gap. He needs to be better at gap discipline. And I think McClendon will be very good.

Lets hope there's no jail time for him or he will be gone
I would hope the guys we draft could " learn the position" before year 3 or 4 in the league!
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Trust me, I followed Ta'amu in college, and wanted the dude (even, at one point, as early as R1). The kid can play. (His shoulder injury dropped him to R4... making him the steal of that draft.)

As I was saying to SteelersCanada, it is not so much missing on the pick, as seeing good players "hit/drunk/smoke" themselves out of the NFL.
Same here. Was looking at Taamu after his strong junior season as a hopeful future Steeler. The knee jerk reaction crowd here just thinks cut the bum and will then cry when he goes elsewhere to play NT.
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