Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Steelers Draft Central > ** The War Room 2012 **


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Giants Giants
August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-05-2008, 06:54 AM   #1
steelymcmatt
Bench Warmer
 
steelymcmatt's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 246
Member Number: 8255
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up OFFSEASON

I think it is still early to determine who we're going to look at in the draft (not that that will stop anyone of course). Now that we've taken care of our #1 priority (resigning Big Ben) and the spending spree of the first couple days are over, we need to look at who is left in free agency who can help us. IMO we need a VETERAN guard, VETERAN tackle, VETERAN center(or at least 2 of the 3), a VETERAN corner/safety, and 3rd/4th wide reciever. I have my own ideas at these positions, but I'd like to know what everyone else thinks.....
steelymcmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
MasterOfPuppets
Living Legend
Supporter
 
MasterOfPuppets's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 13,864
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1990
Thanks: 800
Thanked 3,273 Times in 1,398 Posts
Default Re: OFFSEASON

__________________
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” ― James Madison

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -Thomas Jefferson

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson

MasterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
steelymcmatt
Bench Warmer
 
steelymcmatt's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 246
Member Number: 8255
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: OFFSEASON

Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterOfPuppets View Post
Thanks for that in-depth, intelligent analysis.....what would we do without you?
steelymcmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 01:12 PM   #4
OneForTheToe
Living Legend
 
OneForTheToe's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Steeler Nation
Posts: 3,360
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: OFFSEASON

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelymcmatt View Post
I think it is still early to determine who we're going to look at in the draft (not that that will stop anyone of course). Now that we've taken care of our #1 priority (resigning Big Ben) and the spending spree of the first couple days are over, we need to look at who is left in free agency who can help us. IMO we need a VETERAN guard, VETERAN tackle, VETERAN center(or at least 2 of the 3), a VETERAN corner/safety, and 3rd/4th wide reciever. I have my own ideas at these positions, but I'd like to know what everyone else thinks.....
You don't really think the Steelers would be that active in FA even if we had the cap room do you?


I said yesterday I thought that what happens with Starks contract will determine a great deal in what the Steelers do or don't do in FA or the draft. If they work out a long-term deal with Starks, I don't see any additions to the O'line except for draft picks. On the other hand, if Starks goes somewhere else, or if the Steelers rescind the transition tag, then we might look to a FA.

I'm not sure why you think we need VETERAN's for the O'line. We are not that young on the O'line (or anywhere else) as it is. It is skill that is our problem on the o'line, not a lack of experience.


I don't see us going guard at all unless it is a BPA pick in the lower rounds or the guy can play multiple position. Simmons is signed to a long-term deal on one side and Kemo is getting a shot on the other side. In addition, we have Colon, who most seem to think would be better at guard. And finally, don't forget about Mahan playing guard if we find a better center.

Personally, I am hoping we get a Center in the draft that can step up and play sometime during the season, or at the very least by, his second year. I think it would be shocking to see how much better our whole line would be if we could just fix that one position.

Last edited by OneForTheToe; 03-05-2008 at 01:24 PM.
OneForTheToe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 02:31 PM   #5
steelymcmatt
Bench Warmer
 
steelymcmatt's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 246
Member Number: 8255
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up Re: OFFSEASON

Quote:
Originally Posted by OneForTheToe View Post
You don't really think the Steelers would be that active in FA even if we had the cap room do you? .
No, that's not what I am saying. That's not who we are.....What I AM saying is that it is difficult to determine who we're going to draft until we look at the free-agent "leftovers". I would prefer to bring in a couple experienced players than untested rookies.

Quote:
Originally Posted by OneForTheToe View Post
I'm not sure why you think we need VETERAN's for the O'line. We are not that young on the O'line (or anywhere else) as it is. It is skill that is our problem on the o'line, not a lack of experience..
By veteran, I'm referring to players with 3-5 years in the NFL so we have a real body of work to judge. I would prefer to let the rookies work their way into the lineup rather than have to start day one (ala Woodley, Timmons). For instance, although I don't think it will happen, I wouldn't mind giving up our 2nd round pick for Brown from Baltimore.

Quote:
Originally Posted by OneForTheToe View Post
I don't see us going guard at all unless it is a BPA pick in the lower rounds or the guy can play multiple position. Simmons is signed to a long-term deal on one side and Kemo is getting a shot on the other side. In addition, we have Colon, who most seem to think would be better at guard. And finally, don't forget about Mahan playing guard if we find a better center..
After giving up over 40 sacks last year, I'm not sure any of them are the long-term answer, no less the short-term answer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by OneForTheToe View Post
Personally, I am hoping we get a Center in the draft that can step up and play sometime during the season, or at the very least by, his second year. I think it would be shocking to see how much better our whole line would be if we could just fix that one position.
Again I'm not sure we want an untested rookie in that important a position....I'd rather bring in someone with some experience. IE Rex Hadnot from Miami.
steelymcmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #6
Dylan
Starter
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 614
Member Number: 3276
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: OFFSEASON

Ok you want suggestions here we go.

1. If we sign anymore free agents they will most likely be special teams players, if not they might go after one veteran OL, but dobtful

2. we wont sign a CB in free agency because we would want youth for that position since we have Townsend, we could draft McKelvin

3. i dont know where you are getting the idea that we need veterans, we have plenty of veterans on the team. and we also have 2 on the line (Simmons and Smith) also we will probably keep starks

4. I do agree we need a WR, but once again we will be looking for youth at the position
Dylan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 08:11 AM   #7
steelymcmatt
Bench Warmer
 
steelymcmatt's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 246
Member Number: 8255
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: OFFSEASON

[QUOTE=Dylan;373546]Ok you want suggestions here we go.

1. If we sign anymore free agents they will most likely be special teams players, if not they might go after one veteran OL, but dobtful

SO MUCH FOR THAT THEORY (MAY WANT TO TRY SPELL CHECK)
steelymcmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts