Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-16-2008, 11:48 AM   #1
TrueSteelerForLife
Water Boy
 
TrueSteelerForLife's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 13
Gender: Male
Member Number: 8550
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default My Ideas on the 08 Final Roster

Quarterbacks (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Charlie Batch, Dennis Dixon

Running Backs (5): Willie Parker, Rashard Mendenhall, Gary Russel, Mewelde Moore, Carey Davis

Wide Receivers (5): Himes Ward, Santonio Holmes, Limas Sweed, Nate Washington, Dallas Baker

Tight Ends (3): Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, Jonathan Dekker

Offensive Line (9): Marvel Smith, Chris Kemoeatu, Justin Hartwig, Kendall Simmons, Max Starks, Willie Colon, Darnell Stapleton, Tony Hills, Sean Mahan

Defensive Line (7): Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Chris Hoke, Kyle Clement, Ryan McBeam, Travis Kirschke

Linebackers (9): James Farrior, James Harrison, Lamar Woodley, Larry Foote, Lawrence Timmons, Keyaron Fox, Mike Humpal, Bruce Davis, Arnold Harrison

Cornerbacks (5): Ike Taylor, Deshea Townsend, Bryan McFadden, William Gay, Anthony Madison

Strong Safety (2): Troy Polamalu, Ryan Mundy

Free Safety (2): Ryan Clark, Anthony Smith

Specialists (3): Greg Warren, Daniel Sepulveda, Jeff Reid


I believe Kyle Clement (undrafted free agent) will beat out either Eason of Kirschke for a roster spot, also look for McBeam to end up on the PUP list depending on how he recovers from his foot injury. I’ll be honest, I don’t really know much about the Clement kid but his workout numbers were good and from what I read online he is quite the run stuffer. (Kyle Clement, DL 6’4, 316 pounds, Arm-32.2"Hand-10.0" 40 time-5.01, Vertical-29.5" Short Shuttle: 4.54, 3-Cone-7.54, Broad Jump-8'10.5" Bench-37 reps).

Also look for Dallas Baker to beat out Willie Reid for the last receiver spot. Baker worked hard in the off-season and apparently has fallen in favor with Roethlisberger.

Tell me what ya’ll think…
TrueSteelerForLife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 12:05 PM   #2
BIGBENFASTWILLIE
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,701
Gender: Male
Member Number: 618
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Ideas on the 08 Final Roster

I think Krieder makes the team......
And we fit in another CB somehow
also, I think that Mundy will get in there on special teams.
__________________
Change Has Come To America
BIGBENFASTWILLIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
Dino 6 Rings
Living Legend
 
Dino 6 Rings's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arkansas (formerly New Jersey)
Posts: 8,272
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6891
Thanks: 25
Thanked 97 Times in 53 Posts
Default Re: My Ideas on the 08 Final Roster

Pretty good break down.

I saw Baker could make the team, and that Reid definitely won't. Reid is out a job, we brought in Moore to return kicks and drafted a WR in the 2nd. Reid is no obsolete. Baker could be the 5th receiver if he has done well in the off season.
__________________
SuperBowl Wins - How many does YOUR team have?
Steelers 6, 49ers 5, Boys 5, Packers 4, Giants 4, Skins 3, Raiders 3, Pats 3, Broncos 2, Fins 2, Colts 2, Ravens 2 Bears 1,Jets 1, Bucs 1, Rams 1, Chiefs 1, Seahawks 1, Saints1
Dino 6 Rings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 12:33 PM   #4
Mistah_Q
Starter
 
Mistah_Q's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 477
Gender: Male
Member Number: 5514
Thanks: 63
Thanked 345 Times in 143 Posts
Default Re: My Ideas on the 08 Final Roster

Welcome to the forum

Quote:
Quarterbacks (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Charlie Batch, Dennis Dixon
Spot on

Running Backs (5): Willie Parker, Rashard Mendenhall, Gary Russel, Mewelde Moore, Carey Davis
Sounds right. Unless somehow Kreider makes a comeback and displaces Davis. . I won't hold my breath too long though.

Wide Receivers (5): Himes Ward, Santonio Holmes, Limas Sweed, Nate Washington, Dallas Baker
I agree with these five, but I think there will be a sixth as well. . . look for the winner between Willie Reid and Jeremy Bloom to fill that sixth, unless of course we pick someone up after June 1st

Tight Ends (3): Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, Jonathan Dekker
Probably about right, but I'm looking for Cody Boyd to beat out Dekker. We'll see. With two young high-caliber players like Miller and Spaeth, I don't rule out bringing in a veteran to be the third TE either.

Offensive Line (9): Marvel Smith, Chris Kemoeatu, Justin Hartwig, Kendall Simmons, Max Starks, Willie Colon, Darnell Stapleton, Tony Hills, Sean Mahan
Here's our only big disagreement. I think if Hartwig is the clear choice for starting at Center we may see Mahan be cut loose after June 1st (especially since Kemoeatu is now being heralded as the new left guard, and Colon will get looks there too). Also, I would have 10 OL instead of 9. . . Remove Mahan. Add Capizzi and Trai Essex (surprised you don't have Essex making the team).

Defensive Line (7): Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Chris Hoke, Kyle Clement, Ryan McBean, Travis Kirschke
I think when talking in terms of the base 3-4 defense, we're only going to have 6 DL-men. I agree with everyone else but Kyle Clement -- if he makes the team, it'll either be because McBean hit the IR, or at the expense of McBean or Kirschke's roster spot. I would go with everyone else you've listed, minus Clement at this point. On the off chance that McFarland is brought in, I think say goodbye to Kirschke too.

Linebackers (9): James Farrior, James Harrison, Lamar Woodley, Larry Foote, Lawrence Timmons, Keyaron Fox, Mike Humpal, Bruce Davis, Arnold Harrison
I also think this is one too many linebackers. I don't necessarily disagree with anyone here on your list, but am curious that Frazier was left off of it. (But then you'd have 10, and if 9 was too many. . ) There's too much going on here to give a definitive list but I think Frazier is probably safe right now as a backup at OLB (and he can play DE in the 4-3 in an emergency). More likely you have 8 LBs - Woodley, Farrior, Timmons, J.Harrison, Davis, Frazier. That's six. Then you have Fox, Humpal, Foote and A.Harrison all competing for two backup roster spots on the inside. Foote and Fox seem like the obvious keepers but Foote makes a lot for a starter let alone a backup so that could be his end, and Humpal will get his chances.

Cornerbacks (5): Ike Taylor, Deshea Townsend, Bryan McFadden, William Gay, Anthony Madison
Spot on, lets hope McFadden steps it up and Madison turns into something good.

Strong Safety (2): Troy Polamalu, Ryan Mundy
Free Safety (2): Ryan Clark, Anthony Smith
I'm with you here. Really hoping Mundy displaces Carter/Lorello/Etc. He has all the intangibles you could ask for, played well, but injuries and changing schools murdered his draft stock. If he pans out toward his potential, major major steal. I think if Clark is healthy and back, he's the starting FS like you said, and our defense is better for it. It might not happen this year since Smith and Clark are technically in competition for that spot, but Smith is more of a SS, and Mundy is a Free Safety, so I'd like them to remain as reserves but have their listed positions reversed. But that's just a nit-pick and they can still play other positions.

Specialists (3): Greg Warren, Daniel Sepulveda, Jeff Reid
Pretty much. I'd like to see Jeff Reed replaced, but to replace him you need someone. . better. Clutch on mid-range FGs but that's about it, his kicking strength has magically improved but it still isn't great. .
__________________

"You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live." - George Bernard Shaw
Mistah_Q is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
BettisFan
Team Owner
Supporter
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,677
Gender: Male
Member Number: 5206
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Ideas on the 08 Final Roster

heck yea no dooke and limas over washington! Nice
__________________

Vist My blog at www.moesportsblog.com
BettisFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 01:42 PM   #6
steelreserve
Goatse + Tubgirl = $$$
 
steelreserve's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: www.meatspin.com
Posts: 4,599
Member Number: 1976
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Ideas on the 08 Final Roster

Dookie and Reid -- toast. I think everyone's happy about that.

I wonder if they'll keep a fifth guy who's capable of playing safety just in case Clark doesn't make it for the whole season.

I wouldn't be surprised if one of the new LBs ends up on the practice squad, because 9 is just a lot of guys. It also wouldn't shock me to see Hills go to the practice squad or IR so we can keep Essex. Maybe the same for one of the D-linemen, especially if we're still thinking of signing McFarland.
steelreserve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 02:51 PM   #7
FordsnSteelers
Draft Prospect
 
FordsnSteelers's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 55
Gender: Male
Member Number: 8548
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Ideas on the 08 Final Roster

Yea hopefully Dookie is gone along with fumbleitis Reid.

I still believe Smith is gonna beat out Clark. Hes still young but if he plays to his potiental, him and Troy are going to be like a wildfire safety tandem.

This year is shaping up better than the 05' season.
FordsnSteelers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 07:36 PM   #8
TrueSteelerForLife
Water Boy
 
TrueSteelerForLife's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 13
Gender: Male
Member Number: 8550
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Ideas on the 08 Final Roster

Okay, i see what ya'll are saying, but keep in mind that when you place a player on the practice squad other teams have the opportunity to sign them. That's why i had Hills beating out Essex for a roster spot, unless of course Hills ends up on IR or PUP. Another thing to keep in mind is we had nine linebackers on our active roster last year, so i imagine that can happen again. Good to hear everyone's imput.
TrueSteelerForLife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 09:34 PM   #9
lilyoder6
locked behind Xanax bars
 
lilyoder6's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Playin' touch football, on marijuana street
Posts: 6,388
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2568
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Ideas on the 08 Final Roster

u have the lb's 4 starters/back-ups and to be a ST players.(kick-off)

other than that i like ur roster.. poor jared z. he got signed after the playoffs and he most likely won't get a job...
__________________

Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy ~ Ben Franklin
Freedom: some use it, Everyone enjoys it, A few defend it.
lilyoder6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 01:15 AM   #10
KeiselPower99
Living Legend
 
KeiselPower99's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Parkersburg West Virginia
Posts: 3,583
Gender: Male
Member Number: 8552
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Ideas on the 08 Final Roster

I think Bloom makes it as a KR. I also think Doug Legursky makes the team also. I read in the Huntington WV paper that the team had him long snappin as well during the minicamp. Just seems they really like him as a player. And looking at it what if they feel Dixon isnt ready to compete this year and they place him on the IR. Then who becomes #3 QB. Mike Potts or Jared Zambransky?? For some reason I think we end up signing a few guys after cut downs in September.
KeiselPower99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts