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Old 09-30-2008, 12:46 AM   #11
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now is not the time for steelerfans to start acting like morons.
What do you mean "start"??

Achilies can mostly be season ending. If its completely severed, the atrophy of the calf with no attachement means it starts to roll up the leg and needs surgical repair quickly.

I think we will see this position flexibility of Essex and actually Parquet I thought played well in preseason. Expect to see him elevated from the PS.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:51 AM   #12
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What do you mean "start"??Achilies can mostly be season ending. If its completely severed, the atrophy of the calf with no attachement means it starts to roll up the leg and needs surgical repair quickly.

I think we will see this position flexibility of Essex and actually Parquet I thought played well in preseason. Expect to see him elevated from the PS.


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so what do you think? essex and colon?

or starks with colon moved into the inside?

i think essex and colon. money aside, starks seems to be nothing but a stop gap at this point.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:57 AM   #13
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Still a long season ahead Tony. I dont think Tomlin is gonna panic.

All that will change is that Stapleton will play at RG and Essex will dress on gameday so that if any other inteior lineman goes down he can play there.

I think Starks will stay as the primary backup for either RT or LT and Parquet gets elevated to the active roster. Steelers will be fine.....not a great situation, but fine.
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it sucks to be injured, but simmons is not a big loss. he has either been average or poor during his tenure with the steelers.
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Still a long season ahead Tony. I dont think Tomlin is gonna panic.

All that will change is that Stapleton will play at RG and Essex will dress on gameday so that if any other inteior lineman goes down he can play there.
I think Starks will stay as the primary backup for either RT or LT and Parquet gets elevated to the active roster. Steelers will be fine.....not a great situation, but fine.
What are the options for backup at Center if Hartwig needs to come out and Stapleton is already starting?
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What are the options for backup at Center if Hartwig needs to come out and Stapleton is already starting?
starks at RT, colon at RG. stapelton at center. everybody "slides over".

atleast the worst case scenario has seemed to be worked out.
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starks at RT, colon at RG. stapelton at center. everybody "slides over".

atleast the worst case scenario has seemed to be worked out.
does this mean a swingman who can play OG / C might need to be found?

Didnt we just trade one of them away?
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i'd still like to see colon move to guard ,he's obviously not a tackle. get essex some playing time to see how many tackles we'll need for next season.

Yeah... I would love to see Essex. Get a different line going this year and see what happens. tonight looked pretty good towards the end.
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What are the options for backup at Center if Hartwig needs to come out and Stapleton is already starting?
Stapleton would then play C and probably Essex comes in to play RG. Remember, that Essex played guard in preseason while Kemo was out. Colon hasnt taken any snaps at Guard this season, so they would need to get him some work.

Essex as the #1 backup on the inside and Starks as the #1 backup at OT is the option that keeps it the most simple.

To answer the question if we just traded away a G/C swingman. Yes we did, but Stapleton, Essex and even Parquet are stronger and better suited to handle the larger 3-4 d-linemen. The backup C in Tampa, I think is better suited to play against the smaller DT's in a 4-3, which I think all but 2 teams in the NFC play.
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Tampa might be willing to trade us Hartwig again.
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