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Old 02-21-2008, 07:11 AM   #1
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Default Starks Will Play LEFT TACKLE.....

Marvel Smith's days are numbered. Write that down. Age & Injury have taken their toll on the dude, and out of shadows emerged his replacement. Max Starks the forgotten man of the O-Line last season filled in solidly at LT to the point that it appears the Steelers front office has decided to give Max, Marvel's money. They hit with the "Transition Tag" giving them right of first refusal, which means any contract offered by another team has the right to be matched. They won't give him that type of coin to be a swing man backup. That's starters money, and start he will. Max Starks will be the next LEFT TACKLE of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Personally I like the move. Now if we could only slide Colon to LG, and Simmons to C, and elevate Kemo to LG we don't have as many holes on the OL as we thought. Maybe allow a opne camp competition with Essex, Cappizzi, and a mid round draft pick in camp. All this leads to there being some kind of surprise 1st round pick that has little to do with the OL....
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: Starks Will Play LEFT TACKLE.....

RJC, I have to agree with you on this one. I said last year that when he filled in that he seems to be better there than Smith (at the moment). I agree that there may be a surprise in the first round of the draft for us, but we NEED to get some depth on the O-line and we need to draft one on the first day.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: Starks Will Play LEFT TACKLE.....

it was a interesting move.... at least we know we have max to play for us..
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Starks Will Play LEFT TACKLE.....

i think starks is the best non-soon to be rookie for the job. congrats, and good luck to marvel smith with finding a new job.
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:27 PM   #5
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Marvel Smith's days are numbered. Write that down. Age & Injury have taken their toll on the dude, and out of shadows emerged his replacement. Max Starks the forgotten man of the O-Line last season filled in solidly at LT to the point that it appears the Steelers front office has decided to give Max, Marvel's money. They hit with the "Transition Tag" giving them right of first refusal, which means any contract offered by another team has the right to be matched. They won't give him that type of coin to be a swing man backup. That's starters money, and start he will. Max Starks will be the next LEFT TACKLE of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Personally I like the move. Now if we could only slide Colon to LG, and Simmons to C, and elevate Kemo to LG we don't have as many holes on the OL as we thought. Maybe allow a opne camp competition with Essex, Cappizzi, and a mid round draft pick in camp. All this leads to there being some kind of surprise 1st round pick that has little to do with the OL....

What about Mahan? I think moving him to Guard (his original playing position) might also help. Yes Mahan did not do well at Center but he never really started there and he has been a Guard most of his career. I say give him a chance at Guard competition with the rest.
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Don't be so quick to throw MS under the bus. Theres a reason we drafted him 38th overall in 2000. He didn't play the first three years so he's a young 8 year veteran and already signed threw 08 for relatively low $ This year is his last shot to convince somebody to give him one more contract, so something tells me he's gonna turn it up a notch.

Next year, now thats a different story.
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Don't be so quick to throw MS under the bus. Theres a reason we drafted him 38th overall in 2000. He didn't play the first three years so he's a young 8 year veteran and already signed threw 08 for relatively low $ This year is his last shot to convince somebody to give him one more contract, so something tells me he's gonna turn it up a notch.

Next year, now thats a different story.
Just quoting to fill in that he's talking about Marvel Smith here.

(You say MS. . in a thread where we're talking about Marvel Smith and Max Starts )
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We need a guard in the draft so we are gonnna have to give him a chance to have a big year.
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Default Re: Starks Will Play LEFT TACKLE.....

max needs to trim down a lil and he could become better with the water weight gone and he could move a lil better..
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max needs to trim down a lil and he could become better with the water weight gone and he could move a lil better..
seriously, how does any steelerfan know how much water max retains?
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