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Old 02-09-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default Opinions on using an early round pick on QB?

We all know we need to address the backup situation and Ben isn't going to play forever. Is there any chance they go QB early in the draft if someone like Barkley is still there?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Opinions on using an early round pick on QB?

I don't see us going there in R1-2 but if the right guy slides, I can see us taking one in R3-4. After that, I see us getting a developmental guy in R6-7 if no one is there we like in the middle rounds.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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Default Re: Opinions on using an early round pick on QB?

This QB draft is weak. Using a high pick on a guy that had no chance of being our future starter is a wasted pick.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: Opinions on using an early round pick on QB?

id say not this year. we are 8-8 not 6-10 so we really could turn it around with the right personnel changes which have to come through the draft. to take a qb who wont play and more thann likely a defensive player in rd 1 and 2 who also wont play, we will get nothing from the draft this year.

i can see the steelers signing a cheap back up with starting experience
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:28 PM   #5
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id say not this year. we are 8-8 not 6-10 so we really could turn it around with the right personnel changes which have to come through the draft. to take a qb who wont play and more thann likely a defensive player in rd 1 and 2 who also wont play, we will get nothing from the draft this year.

i can see the steelers signing a cheap back up with starting experience
8-8? 6-10 what's the differance? The team was awful offensively for more games than it looked good, I can see how a lot of fans are reluctant to Draft a QB early but the fact is the team needs a good backup and the Steelers situation is unlike other NFL teams. It's not a question of IF but more like when Ben will suffer an injury and miss 2,3 or maybe 4 games next season because it happens like clockwork every year. The Steelers need a backup with the skill and leadership of a Starter and luckily for us as Steeler fans the ownership sees the trend of Ben getting injured every year and Colbert stated they will not rule out drafting a QB in the first round.This team can and will survive a portion of a season with a backup LB or DB in the lineup but when your QB goes down its much harder to win
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #6
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Vince young as our backup.
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My opinion: an early round QB would be a wasted pick. We have too many big problems to solve right now.
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My opinion: an early round QB would be a wasted pick. We have too many big problems to solve right now.
And QB isn't a big issue? I cannot see Batch returning and Leftwich needed to be bought a ticket out of town after the last appearance,you are correct though the Steelers have too many BIG problems to solve
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And QB isn't a big issue? I cannot see Batch returning and Leftwich needed to be bought a ticket out of town after the last appearance,you are correct though the Steelers have too many BIG problems to solve
he didn't say it's not an issue, just that he thinks the reward isn't big enough to draft a QB in the early rounds. The team will be looking at QB's in the draft and if they find somebody they like as a back-up I see them picking him, but I would be surprised if that QB is taken in early rounds.

As for Batch and Lefty, I think one of them will still be with the team. And Lefty didn't need to be run out of town, the guy was injured basically the whole game against our toughest rivalry and we still almost won the game.
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Too many needs. OLB, ILB, RB, CB/S...

This team needs a spectacular draft and trying to find a successor to Ben is a luxury. We can't afford to waste anything. We should have picked up a guy last year.
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