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Old 09-04-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Scouting Department needs some change

If this was discussed you can close the topic.
I wont say our front office but our scouting department has really shyt the bed the last few years drafting.

And if We wonder why the future doesnt look as bright as some teams we can just look at the last few years of drafting.

2013 TBD but better hope the first 3 hit cause when 2 of your draft picks are already cut. it cuts into your margin for error. hopefully williams is the next great steelers lb. and maybe landry jones will turn it around, but right now it looks like sucks

a 5th round pick and 6th round pick already cut, only reason Nick Williams is here still is because he got hurt.
Landry Jones stinks. hopefully shmarko makes up for that
so Round 4, 5,6,6,7.. We have one maybe 2 decent player from there. (Vince)



2012 9 total picks TBD but already 4 duds maybe 5 or 6 if adams and spence dont play .
YIKES
decastro rocks but gonna need something out of adams this year, and need beachum and paulson to make it look better

Decastro is gonna be a rock star
Adams???? stinko
not there fault about Spence
Round 4 Ta Mu cut
round 5 Rainey cut
Round 7 Beachum and Paulson looks good so far.
but fredrick and clemon were cut

2011 this class needs to produce this year or its a complete bust
Heyward - needs to play more,
Gilbert ankles- stinko
Curtis brown- stinko
Cortez Allen- lets hope this works out
Chris Carter- woof
Keith Williams who?
Baron Batch well at least he can paint

2010 we hit on 3.5 out of 10 picks

Pouncey - best oline we got, although the league overrates him
Worilds - yikes
Sanders- solid pick
Gibson- stunk
Scott- terrible
Butler- junk
Sly- do-do
Dwyer- tons of fun
Brown- star
Worthington - who???

08 and 09 only get worse

09 3 good picks but lewis already gone and barely played, wallace was solid and johnson is sitll here , hood has done jack squat

08 a big fat 0 for 7



I know we are all homers here but when we take the rose color shades off for more than 5 minutes. We NEED to get better in this department or once Big Ben is done the team is really gonna be stinko.

Maybe im just venting but a majority of these picks have turned to shyt. I am sure some will say its the coaching staff, but either/or. This area could you a boost.
Interested in revisiting this after the year to see if some of the stinkos turn it around.

IM FIRED UP

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Old 09-04-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Scouting Department needs some change

this is already being discussed and i think i will merge it but give us one example of "some change".
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Scouting Department needs some change

Some change.. would be whoever is in the scouting department recommending these guys..
Whether its the head scout or guys below him. Apparently there is disconnect somewhere along the lines with out scouting department and staff
As far as one example it would be the large number of duds we've had lately, that should have us all wanting some change within that department, I would happen.
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Default Re: Scouting Department needs some change

i think some people dont even know what a scouting department does.

all but 1 of our starters was drafted (or selected udfa) by the steelers. that is 21 out of 22.

There are only 700 starting positions in the nfl. 1700 roster spots to make up the 53.

in the past 10 years the steelers have literally scouted 10,000+ players to find their 21.

this whole argument is completely bunk imo.
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a handful of fans think our players are duds while the rest of the professional football world disagrees.
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I'm hoping everyone will be very pleasantly surprised at the team over the next few years. It's hard to replace a team that competed in 3 SB's in a 5 year period. But I really am excited about the way the team is head now.
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a handful of fans think our players are duds while the rest of the professional football world disagrees.
Your entitled to your opinion.

Never said every play we drafted was a dud. But lately we sure have had a lot of misses and I think thats hard to argue against
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Last draft we had what one guy on IR and one guy cut? And everyone else either signed to regular roster or practice squad? That's better than perfect as I'd expect anyone under the 5th round to be a big question mark.
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I'm hoping everyone will be very pleasantly surprised at the team over the next few years. It's hard to replace a team that competed in 3 SB's in a 5 year period. But I really am excited about the way the team is head now.
I hope so too.. Im not saying every play we have is a scrub but its obvious we have had some down years recently with draft picks. I know everyone wants to a homer but facts are facts. And if Adams and Gilbert dont pan out then those classes look even worse. What about Heyward and Hood?

I hope Im wrong and these guys get it turned around because to be successful now and into the future we need that.
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Last draft we had what one guy on IR and one guy cut? And everyone else either signed to regular roster or practice squad? That's better than perfect as I'd expect anyone under the 5th round to be a big question mark.
2012?
Decastro is gonna be a star.
Adams need to prove it.
Spence I gave a pass.
Ta'mu cut
Rainey cut.
2 7th rounders cut
Beachum and Paulson hopefully make up for the other misses.

and thats better then perfect? you need late round guys to contribute to win games and titles.
I hope Im wrong and those guys from recent classes start producing but without depth the wheels come off the wagon very quickly
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