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Old 02-24-2014, 06:39 PM   #31
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Default Re: Pittsburgh Steelers: Is Shamarko Thomas ready for a big role in 2014?

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Disagree with the majority, I think Robert Golden will be Ryan Clark's replacement at FS and Shamarko Thomas will backup Troy Polamalu and eventually take over for him when he retires.
That would be a very pleasant surprise!
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Default Re: Pittsburgh Steelers: Is Shamarko Thomas ready for a big role in 2014?

I'm still hoping Golden will amount to anything more than a special teams player. I really hope he doesn't go down the same road that Curtis Brown did.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:38 PM   #33
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He played like Troy? And that's a bad thing?
By that I mean he seems like an in the box safety and I think that's what they intended for him to be when he was drafted. Clark in his prime rarely let WRs get past him despite rarely making plays on the ball.
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Default Re: Pittsburgh Steelers: Is Shamarko Thomas ready for a big role in 2014?

He has to be. From what I have been reading Clark is most likely gone. Troy will move to the other safety role. Thomas will have to step up fast.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:43 AM   #35
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Thomas would have been a better player pre Roger Goodell. I like him as a hitter, and tackler, but think he's short stature, and lack of ball skills won;t add much to our pass defense.
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Default Re: Pittsburgh Steelers: Is Shamarko Thomas ready for a big role in 2014?

Thomas still can play a huge role if we draft a FS or resign Clark (although I am against re-signing him).

I believe Shark can play effectively vs the slot. He did it in college quite a bit & I have to imagine he is more adept at contributing vs the run than a traditional corner. Sub package defense is huge nowadays.

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