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Old 03-18-2008, 05:47 PM   #21
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Well if we dont add any good oline man how can we expect it to change its dum
maybe you should tell the steelers how to run the team

I love the signing, whether he's a backup or starter I wish kemoeatu good luck. I still have high hopes he'll be the starter
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:50 PM   #22
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Well i atleast understand that if something doesnt work fix it, as Albert Einstein said " The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and expect different results" Which is what the steelers are doing, its "insane" to expect the line to work if we dont add new and better guys to it.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:53 PM   #23
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I like the signings just for the fact the steelers had to do this and get these guys signed. If they play well this upcoming season, the steelers are gonna have alot of signing to do next offseason.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:06 PM   #24
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Default Re: Steelers sign Essex, Kemoeatu

What it boils down to this season is that Ben's extension needed to be completed.

We didn't have a lot of room to work with in regards to our cap space, so the Steelers did what they could with keeping their own guys. Hadnot, didn't cost much for the Browns, but obviously did nothing to impress the Steelers to make him an offer. Hartwig has Rosenhaus as his agent and is shopping himself to the highest bidder. You have seen what other O'lineman are getting on the open market and the Steelers just couldn't go that high.

We had a thread about this before, but maybe Stapleton has done more to impress the Steelers than we realize. If so, Mahan competes with Kemo at Guard.

They have done with they could this offseason. Hopefully, the draft will atleast bring in 2 O'lineman in the 1st 4 rounds of the draft. I predict they will go DL in the 1st, O'line in the 2nd and 3rd, and DL again in the 4th. The Steelers need to really hit on their first 4 picks this season though. We can't afford to have another draft where the 4th pick forward becomes an afterthought.

The goal this offseason was an influx of young, affordable talent. This offseason didn't offer a whole lot of that...except with our own players. Who knows, if Kemo really plays well this season, we have our Guard of the future and he's already ours.

As far as Starks goes, since no-one has been signed by the Steelers to play O'line this offseason, I have to believe that the Steelers are working on a 4-5 year deal with Starks to lock him up.
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it was a good move.. we made shor we had some depth at o-line this upcoming yr.. and they can draft 2-3 o-lineman in the draft and start grooming them.. smart move i think
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:21 PM   #27
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This is just fine for the 08 year, you can't sign an entirely new 5 man front in the same season.

To think we can just sign a brand new o-line in one off season is just...brain damaged thinking.

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Finally......somebody talking sense about O line play!!!
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it was a good move.. we made shor we had some depth at o-line this upcoming yr.. and they can draft 2-3 o-lineman in the draft and start grooming them.. smart move i think
We cant rely that rooks! I mean chances are mabey 1 or none of them will turn out to be great nfl players we need proven guys!
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:38 AM   #29
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I think it is a good move to sign these guys we will probably get some offensive lineman in the draft it is just adding depth to the line.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:38 PM   #30
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Look, if you recall, the Oline coach was different last season as well as the HC and OC . . . If you dont think that changes blocking schemes and total offensive philosophy, not to mention injuries and Mahan playing in a totally new position you are kidding yourself. I feel maybe we pick up a Center, move Mahan to guard and barring a bunch of Oline injuries our sack total will significantly drop.
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