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Old 01-06-2008, 06:03 PM   #51
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Default Re: 2008: Growth or Decline?

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Why are you bothering answering to a Pats fan, baffling.
This was once said about Cowboys fans in the 70's, you know Americals so called team and can be said about Pats fans now
Only little kids, and people who dont' know anything about football cheer for the Pats

. . . and the morally depraved.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:23 PM   #52
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Drafting O-lineman and expecting them to start and be protection for Ben is not the smart thing to do, unless you are all willing to throw away the next few season's as "rebuilding years". I have yet to see an NFL rookie lineman be able to stand up to seasoned NFL veteran D-Lineman, or more importantly, have the know-how to understand blocking scheme's of zone-blitzes.

Everyone, I hate to say it, but the team is in a wierd transition. Ward does not have that many years left in him. The rest of the receiving core (including Holmes) has not performed to the levels of other receiving cores in the league. Ben is in his 5th year. As a mobile QB, who get's sacked all the time, he may not have that many more years when he will be healthy enough to leave the pocket, and we all know he is not a good pocket passer.

It is time that the Steelers open up the pockets and draft some good, mid-career O-Lineman (not veterans who are on their way out). It is time that they hold on to the talent that they have. Can you imagine if they still had Porter, Randel El and Burress???

Keep the playmakers, release the scrubs, execute, go all the way. It's that easy.






well, not really, but you get the idea.
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:41 PM   #53
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Drafting O-lineman and expecting them to start and be protection for Ben is not the smart thing to do, unless you are all willing to throw away the next few season's as "rebuilding years". I have yet to see an NFL rookie lineman be able to stand up to seasoned NFL veteran D-Lineman, or more importantly, have the know-how to understand blocking scheme's of zone-blitzes.
except for Joe Thomas. but I agree, it's very hard to find someone like that and expect him to be great from the beggining.

right now Kolbert and Tomlin need to do a very good job in search of the linemen.
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