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Old 08-14-2011, 12:06 AM   #21
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Instead they keep drafting LBs and receivers that rarely work out, save Wallace.
Huh? We keep drafting LBs that rarely work out? You mean like Timmons and Woodley? And Wallace is the only good receiver we've drafted lately? Have you seen Sanders and Brown play?
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I disagree with the notion that the Steelers have ignored the O-line and that it's because of arrogance or anything else. The top O-linemen get drafted high in the first round. Sure, players like Pouncey can drop lower, but when they do, it's not like we're the only team targeting them. So it's not always possible to get a top lineman late in the first round.

The Steelers routinely draft in the late 20s and even 30s. There's not a whole lot separating the linemen that are available at that position compared with those who you can get in later rounds. Why waste a first-round pick on a lineman when you can get the same quality of player in the second or third round?

And they have drafted linemen in later rounds ... it's not like they're not even trying. But the draft isn't an exact science. You win some, and you lose some.

Maybe if we're lucky, we'll win only 2 or 3 games this season and then we can draft one of the top linemen in next year's draft.
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Maybe if we're lucky, we'll win only 2 or 3 games this season and then we can draft one of the top linemen in next year's draft.
One can only hope...
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:45 AM   #23
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One can only hope...
I think there are a few here who would actually be happy to see the Steelers go in the tank. Then they could spend the whole offseason bragging about how they were right, and the front office has no idea what it's doing.

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It just dawned on me that we;re discussing something that Thumper is claiming as fact without providing any evidence to back it up. Given his propensity to stretch the truth, grasp at straws , and flat out lie we should probably be asking for a source.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:16 AM   #25
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I think there are a few here who would actually be happy to see the Steelers go in the tank. Then they could spend the whole offseason bragging about how they were right, and the front office has no idea what it's doing.
Unfortunately, the Steelers will have another good year. But that won't stop the ridiculous comments in the media and posts on this site. Herm Edwards must have fried his brains on crystal meth, I swear. He says the dumbest sh!t and I'm always surprised to see him still drawing a paycheck for spewing such thoughtless crap.

How about this for an answer to the team with the most to worry about: "Cincy (or substitute Cleveland if you want) ... because they suck as far as talent, coaching, FO and ownership ... they typify the term LOSER ... they have a major failure streak going with no end in sight ... if I were a fan of the bungholes, I'd renounce football and take up knitting quilts as a way to spend my Sunday afternoons.". Or "The Ravens, because the Steelers own them. Watching Flacco walk off the field after one of their games is like watching a new fish walk out of the showers in a max security prison ... you know he got raped and will get it again tomorrow.".

I don't mind that Edwards decided to pick on the Steelers. He could have said Super Bowl losers tend to fall apart the following season ... fair enough. But the Steelers haven't had an offensive line since the days Hartings, Faneca, and Smith played together ... yet they've been one of the most dominate teams during that period.
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I would just like to ask. What is the Packers' weaknesses and how does it affect their game?
Maybe you should go to the Packers board for that answer.

One preseason game and the o-line woes are starting again. Hell. we could easily (based on what I saw) say we can't stop the run. Our first team D is horrific! Why bother watching any games this year, cause we're gonna loose them all!!!

So we look terrible the first preseason game. If we come out game one and the o-line is getting Ben killed I'll jump right in bitchin' too but for right now let's see how this thing unfolds.
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I would just like to ask. What is the Packers' weaknesses and how does it affect their game?
Go ask the Packers fans, since they lost to Cleveland in their first preseason game That will obiously be a harbinger of things to come for them too.

OH BTW, that was a bit of sarcasm in case you doomsayers missed it!!

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Rararararaaararararaa. There were some concerns I the first preseason game. But let's not get carried away. Time and time again history shows that preseason is no indication of how well a team will do during the regular season
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Don't look now, but the defending champs lost to the Browns. Guess they're in big trouble too.
NO NO NO. The Browns really are that good. We need to really start worrying now.
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Huh? We keep drafting LBs that rarely work out? You mean like Timmons and Woodley? And Wallace is the only good receiver we've drafted lately? Have you seen Sanders and Brown play?
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I disagree with the notion that the Steelers have ignored the O-line and that it's because of arrogance or anything else. The top O-linemen get drafted high in the first round. Sure, players like Pouncey can drop lower, but when they do, it's not like we're the only team targeting them. So it's not always possible to get a top lineman late in the first round.

The Steelers routinely draft in the late 20s and even 30s. There's not a whole lot separating the linemen that are available at that position compared with those who you can get in later rounds. Why waste a first-round pick on a lineman when you can get the same quality of player in the second or third round?

And they have drafted linemen in later rounds ... it's not like they're not even trying. But the draft isn't an exact science. You win some, and you lose some.

Maybe if we're lucky, we'll win only 2 or 3 games this season and then we can draft one of the top linemen in next year's draft.
Nicely put. You're right. I agree it's hard to get quality O-lineman late. And your last sentence hits it right on the head. We need to lose more games so we'll get better draft picks. Also let's spend a boatload in FA so we can win more games.Trade up in the draft. Give all of our picks away for a shot at a quality o-lineman.(You know. Like Pouncey or something). I mean the FO has managed to put us in the position to go 2-1
in SB's in the last 6 years.
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