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Old 12-22-2007, 07:25 AM   #1
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Default 2008 Draft - Does Willie's injury change our strategy

I've never had an injury like Willie's, so I don't know realistically how fast the recovery is nor do I know if he is going to lose much speed even after recovered.

We pretty much know that Davenport is not the long term solution and who knows what Russell is right now. I am thinking that we still take an OL in the 1st round and after that, in the 2nd or 3rd round, a running back might need to be considered.
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:56 AM   #2
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I've never had an injury like Willie's, so I don't know realistically how fast the recovery is nor do I know if he is going to lose much speed even after recovered.

We pretty much know that Davenport is not the long term solution and who knows what Russell is right now. I am thinking that we still take an OL in the 1st round and after that, in the 2nd or 3rd round, a running back might need to be considered.
reports say parker should be fine for next season.

IMO, a RB is not needed in the draft in 2008. any RB can be picked up in free agency to fill any benchwarming needs. even if parker never plays again the steelers should not use a pick a RB on the first day. the steelers need to find at least one tackle and a center. starks will most likely be signed by another team for a huge contract. after the O-line the DL needs to be addressed.

at the moment the steelers OL is probably better suited for davenport than parker. parker tends to fly into O-line without waiting for the hole to open. losing parker shouldn't hinder the steelers chances in the post-season.
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Default Re: 2008 Draft - Does Willie's injury change our strategy

It better not because between the Draft and FA, we need an OL.
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Default Re: 2008 Draft - Does Willie's injury change our strategy

I don't see it changing our strategy. Willie should be fine for next season and we are in desperate need for an o-line improvement right now.
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Default Re: 2008 Draft - Does Willie's injury change our strategy

don't worry, willie will be fine next season. I had an injury very similar to his last year and when I healed I was even better than before.

that's actually what injuries do most people, it's about having a good mentality, if they're thinking they're never going to heal then that's probably what's going to happen, but if they keep their heads up and try to get better they will succeed.

as long as willie doesn't give up and rehabilitates plus good offseason training he should be better next season, so no, there's no need for another runningback in the early rounds.
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Players like Ben and Willie come back stronger.

Weenies like Carson don't.
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Players like Ben and Willie come back stronger.

Weenies like Carson don't.
hmm.....I beg to differ , before his injury- No pro bowl MVP, after rehabilitating from an inury- Pro Bowl MVP
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don't worry, willie will be fine next season. I had an injury very similar to his last year and when I healed I was even better than before.

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Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. The Duke (or willie) will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.........
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hmm.....I beg to differ , before his injury- No pro bowl MVP, after rehabilitating from an inury- Pro Bowl MVP
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It worked for Ben................
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Default Re: 2008 Draft - Does Willie's injury change our strategy

OL overhaul first and foremost. No ifs, ands or buts.

Willie will be fine - he had surgery yesterday and he has about 6-1/2 months to rehab and recup.
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