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Old 11-03-2013, 08:31 PM   #11
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ummmm....everything and the kitchen sink too
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #12
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Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

Taking a hard look at our current assets before the draft is the best way to determine our biggest needs.

This means giving our younger players as much playing time as possible from this point forward..
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #13
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:45 PM   #14
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I'm gonna say Nose tackle or Corner. The team has already used so many high draft picks on OL and WR over the past few years.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:57 PM   #15
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A culture change

The Steelers are one of the greatest franchises in sports history. When you wear the black and gold you are presenting Joe Greene, Jack Lambert and company. I would like one guy on defense to say to himself, what would Lambert do today against New England. I can assure you someone would have been punched in the mouth if they are going to score 50 plus points. I understand the consequences but at some point you make a stand for who you are representing. The talent on this team exceeds their current record.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:01 PM   #16
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Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

You guys are naming positions. It's so easy to do that. Watch:

1. LT
2. Big WR
3. True NT
4. Shutdown CB
5. Ballhawking safety
6. ILB
7. OLB that can get to the passer/ Wait we already drafted one of those with no sacks.
8. Are coaches in the draft?

We're going to have a top 10 pick at worst. My thoughts on players that warrant a top 10 pick who we'll be targeting:

1. Sammy Watkins would be a tall game-changing WR that would warrant a top 10 pick. I do think we'll win 3-4 more games this year so we'll be in the 7-10 range when we are on the clock. Our offense has been the real problem this season. We were averaging 1 TD per game before today.

2. If we do get a top 5 pick I can assure you that LeBeau/Colbert (if they are still with the team) are gunning for Jadeveon Clowney; especially since Evander Hood won't be on the team next season. Keisel might squeeze one more season out which would be great for Clowney to learn under and would give the beard a fresh rotation. Our run defense has been pitiful this year.

3. Jake Matthews is the best tackle in the draft but only switched to LT this season. This worries me and I think picking an OT with a pick this high would be a mistake. The OL coach needs to be fired. The whole scheme is horrible.
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A culture change

The Steelers are one of the greatest franchises in sports history. When you wear the black and gold you are presenting Joe Greene, Jack Lambert and company. I would like one guy on defense to say to himself, what would Lambert do today against New England. I can assure you someone would have been punched in the mouth if they are going to score 50 plus points. I understand the consequences but at some point you make a stand for who you are representing. The talent on this team exceeds their current record.
Definitely. They are not behaving like a well coached team.

They just aren't.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:14 PM   #18
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OT
NT
CB

Probably in that order.

Matthews, Lewan
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Roby, Ekpre-Olomu, Roberson, Purifoy
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #19
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Ben is not going anywhere. Steelers inability to hit big in later rounds, adding in the fact they are picking usually at the back end of the draft has caught up with them.

Top Needs:

1- ILB to go alongside Timmons
2- Big WR, Moye is not the answer. We need a big bodied , tall WR
3- DB, dont care where, any would be an upgrade
4- DT- run stuffer like Casey Hapton,
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OT, ILB, S, CB, WR, NT, OG, OLB, DE, TE, C, RB and QB.

other than that, we're set...
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