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Old 01-06-2008, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default 2008: Growth or Decline?

There's plenty, PLENTY of room for the Steelers to improve and grow.

Offensive Line needs DEFINATE fixing, need some LB's and a few weapons for Ben wouldn't hurt either. I see growth, unless Pittsburgh doesn't address the team issues.

So. Start pimping your college players and your free agents.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:02 AM   #2
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i think you have to wait until the offseason settles.. you gotta be excited for woodley next year and getting aaron smith and most likely ryan clark back too. no matter how you feel about him, losing faneca will be a step back. i just hope that troy and hines can hold up next year. especially ward, who is getting up there in age but playing like he is 25.
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I think the o line will improve with younger players and Ben will be even better cause he will be a little more comfortable in that pocket

with woodley starting and harrison on the other side the D will be a beast. though timmons has to start somewhere so either foote or farrior is gone

record wise it is gonna be tough, the schedule next year is 10x harder than this year, but our steelers will rise to the challenge
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A couple of offensive linemen on the first day of the draft wouldn't hurt.
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i think you have to wait until the offseason settles.. you gotta be excited for woodley next year and getting aaron smith and most likely ryan clark back too. no matter how you feel about him, losing faneca will be a step back. i just hope that troy and hines can hold up next year. especially ward, who is getting up there in age but playing like he is 25.
No way losing Fanaca is a step back, unless we just blow off the position. He missed at least two or three plays tonight that ended in sacks.

But yeah... we a lot to look forward to.
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A couple of offensive linemen on the first day of the draft wouldn't hurt.
That is exactly what we need.
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I think the o line will improve with younger players and Ben will be even better cause he will be a little more comfortable in that pocket

with woodley starting and harrison on the other side the D will be a beast. though timmons has to start somewhere so either foote or farrior is gone

record wise it is gonna be tough, the schedule next year is 10x harder than this year, but our steelers will rise to the challenge
timmons still doesnt have a starting spot set in stone.. he certainly is not going to take over farrior.. but he will need to show a lot in training camp to overtake even foote. i still think we need to keep an eye out for inside linebackers in the draft. probably not round one, but we need to find a guy that can maul guys on the inside.. we havent had that since kendrell bell. i dont think timmons is that kind of player either. with farrior getting up there, we're going to need someone else anyhow if foote isnt the answer.
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No way losing Fanaca is a step back, unless we just blow off the position. He missed at least two or three plays tonight that ended in sacks.

But yeah... we a lot to look forward to.
how is that not a step back? he was the best player on a terrible oline.
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If Faneca does NOT comeback as expected, I hope that they do draft a couple linemen early. It will be VERY neccessary to pick up a couple. 1 Center and 1 Guard. Mahan just doesn't cut it with me.
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Default Re: 2008: Growth or Decline?

The schedule is brutal, but the division is weak - 9-7 may win the division, which gets a #4 seed in the playoffs.

We will say goodbye to several starters (Faneca, Mahan, Haggans, Foote, Townsend) and IMO will be a better team at the end of the year than the start of the year, unllike this year.

Ben needs to be and will be turned loose as Holmes + Miller have big years - the door was closed for good on the old Steelers playbook of running the ball to protect the lead on that last possession with 3 minutes to go tonight

Certainly no SB level team next year but building for a SB run in 2 or 3 years
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