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Old 01-12-2008, 05:35 PM   #41
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my other thought was maybe polamalu will remain healthier if moved to FS. he seems like a cerebral player. he also has great closing speed.
And he hits hard... Which means he will be able to cover well (Play centerfield and come up on the deep ball, hitting receivers and forcing them to drop the ball)

A smith can then roam and crank whomever he wants... Do a lot of rushing too.

Yeah... I wouldn't mind seeing them flip roles a few times to see what would happen.

However, the problem then is the fact that we are paying a massive pay check to a FS...

The other thing is that A Smith is a very good ball hawk.... then again, so is Polamalu...

So maybe we allow them to just play true cover two and light up recievers coming down field, much like we do to Cincinnati. There receivers are absolutely frightened by our safeties.

Hmmm. Good thoughts.

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Old 01-12-2008, 08:08 PM   #42
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When your DF can't put much pressure on the opposing QB, it makes it a heck of a lot harder to cover receivers and RBs. Add some pressure to that equation and all of a sudden your DBs look a lot better. I'm OK with our DBs and Safety.
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When your DF can't put much pressure on the opposing QB, it makes it a heck of a lot harder to cover receivers and RBs. Add some pressure to that equation and all of a sudden your DBs look a lot better. I'm OK with our DBs and Safety.
Starting Woodley over Haggans automatically upgrades our pass rush. If we can get a stud DE to rotate in and help push the OL back it would be great. I like Kendall Langford as a 4th round pick to help our lack of depth at DE.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:47 AM   #44
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if we couldve afforded to keep chris hope as our back up, im sure we wouldve.

Since when was FS Chris Hope a backup? I dont remember this Hope guy you are refering to... Chris Hope was our starting FS.. and yes... we miss him alot more than folks thought we would... definitely myself...
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What is the word on Ryan Clark though? Last I heard it sounded like his spleen injury was alot worse then people had said, perhaps even career ending in some ways.

I have this feeling Clark won't be up to par next year, but I hope I'm wrong.

Carter played well in place of Troy on the strong side, but other than that, he's as good as gone. He played horribly, I would've rather had Smith in there.

For now, Smith is our future at FS.
It wouldnt suprise me if the Steelers take a FS in the early rounds of this upcoming draft..
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It wouldnt suprise me if the Steelers take a FS in the early rounds of this upcoming draft..
Huh?

We have a great FS in Clark. We have a young stud FS in Smith.

Clark will be healthy again. Smith will learn. Why waste a draft pick on a safety when it is our deepest position?

We have too many needs at O line, a hole to fill (and backups) at LB (farrior is going to be gone pretty soon... we need another LB to take his spot) a solid WR to train to replace Ward in a couple of years, possibly another RB (a big guy to take a few runs from Willie), D line.

matter of fact, the only two positions we DONT need, is QB and safety.
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