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Old 04-30-2011, 07:51 PM   #11
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Default Re: Consensus: worst draft in AFCN

When did Steeler Nation turn into a bunch of whiny sniveling crybabies? I guess this is what happens when your team is successful; it attracts people that don't have a clue about what makes our team successful.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:10 PM   #12
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Because we know the best way to judge a draft is to have sportswriters and (now) bloggers who are so talented they do not have jobs with NFL teams assess who "won" the draft on the same day it is completed

If a player's ranking going into the draft meant squat first round busts would be in the Hall of Fame

Given that the Steelers had the lowest draft position of any AFC North team I suppose they should be regarded as having drafted the least talent if the system works as it is supposed to
hold on Dan..let me see if i'm pickin up what your puttin down...

so you're saying... the teams that pick in the top 5 , or top 10 , should have better drafts than the team picking 31 st just because they have a bunch more options to choose from ???
that's very profound...
obviously there's a flaw in your logic... otherwise those top ten pickers would have better players which would translate to better records, which would translate to lower draft selections....right ?
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:17 PM   #13
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hold on Dan..let me see if i'm pickin up what your puttin down...

so you're saying... the teams that pick in the top 5 , or top 10 , should have better drafts than the team picking 31 st just because they have a bunch more options to choose from ???
that's very profound...
obviously there's a flaw in your logic... otherwise those top ten pickers would have better players which would translate to better records, which would translate to lower draft selections....right ?
Yup it should work like that. So after years of picking in the upper echelon of the first round, we should be picking top 5 next year I think? Amidoinrite?
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:29 PM   #14
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i guess its better to have an "averege"( or even below average) drafts and be a contender each year
than to have a "great" draft and suck ass each year

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Old 04-30-2011, 08:38 PM   #15
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do they get a trophy and rings for "winning" the draft ???

or is their prize another top 10 pick next year ???
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The Browns are showing their genius. They draft a 3-4 nose tackle to play in the 4-3.
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We always get an average grade. We don't draft flashy picks we draft solid guys and people who build depth for us.
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Every year, the first week after the draft, the Steelers receive grades like B-, C+. Then 3 or 4 years later when they re-evaluate the drafts, the Steelers usually end up having one of the top drafts for that year overall. I can only hope that this year is the same. We take guys that fit our system and character rather than draft the "spash" name that year. And just like you said Raw Steel, the Browns selected a 3-4 NT to play in 4-3 system, and they traded up for him when he likely still would've been there at 27. And good luck Andy Dalton throwing in November and December outside in Cinci, Cleveland, Baltimore and Pittsburgh with less than optimal arm strength. When Jimmy Smith gets suspended within the next 2 years for any number of off-field incidents, then tell me who had the best draft in the AFC North. Yep, I'm perfectly fine with our draft strategy year after year.
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AFC North draft analysis
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http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/po...aft-analysis-3

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MOST SURPRISING MOVE

The most surprising move in the AFC North could be considered a non-move early in the draft by the Steelers. The team didn't address its biggest need -- cornerback -- until the middle rounds.

The Steelers are known for drafting developmental players at that position. But because the Steelers were so thin there this year, they were expected to go against that trend and get one of the top prospects in the first two rounds.

Instead, the Steelers stayed true to form by drafting Texas corner Curtis Brown in the third round and Cortez Allen from the Citadel in the fourth round. Perhaps these players can make an immediate impact, but it's rare that third- and fourth-round picks become starting corners for a playoff team as rookies.

No. 1 corner Ike Taylor and top reserve William Gay are both free agents, and there's no guarantee either player will return. The Green Bay Packers' passing game torched the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. Pittsburgh didn't do enough in the draft to ease those concerns.
Wow, that sounds word for word like what someone around here has been clamoring on and on about.... walker? is that you llama?
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Yeah Jimmy Smith staying out of trouble in Baltimore, MD....yeah when pigs fly

IT'S FRIGGIN' BALTIMORE!!
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