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Old 11-26-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
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Anyone else want to see us draft an electrifying returner in one of the middle rounds?? Santonio just hasnt done anything special as a returner and I feel like we dont really have much of a threat on our roster. Gary Russel looked good returning kicks but he does not have the speed. I just think it would be awesome if we had a guy returning kicks and punts that was a threat to take it to the house everytime he touches the ball.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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Anyone else want to see us draft an electrifying returner in one of the middle rounds?? Santonio just hasnt done anything special as a returner and I feel like we dont really have much of a threat on our roster. Gary Russel looked good returning kicks but he does not have the speed. I just think it would be awesome if we had a guy returning kicks and punts that was a threat to take it to the house everytime he touches the ball.
Would be awesome to have a speedster returning kicks. However as mentioned before, we also need to work on forming a good wedge on kick off returns as well.

I think this issue will be addressed during the offseason, but you have to admit, our special teams play has improved by leaps and bounds. (Ernster the exception)
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well i'm not 2 hell bound on the punt return game.. i mean returning punts are hard 2 do with such a small distance from the time u actually get the ball and when there are actual defenders...

we need a randle-el type of a returner and then they can actually play a decent wr
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:35 PM   #4
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Our special teams has improved greatly this season, no doubt about that! If Sepulveda would not have gotten hurt we woldn't have the punter issue. I just would like to see us get a speedy homerun threat returner.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:31 PM   #5
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I like Mark Parson from Ohio, he would give the Steelers a return specialist, and we all know depth at CB is never a bad thing.
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Who was the last reall threat we had returning kicks?

It would be great to have someone like Cribbs or Hester retruning for us but as Steelwall said it all starts with the wedge we have improved in this area but we still have some work to do.
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Another kid you might watch for is Pat White, QB from West Virginia. He might also be a replacment for Ward when he does quit football.

We just might be able to get him in the 4th round.
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pat white is a great running qb in college... he could be more of a randle-el...

even a leon washington would be nice... leodis mckelvin doing good as the returner and a db...

in college i would have 2 say that joe burnett from ucf would be a good returner... and if we want a wr.. i would think 2 look at derrick williams from psu... he is a threat when he has the ball
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in college i would have 2 say that joe burnett from ucf would be a good returner...
Have to agree with that assessment. A good acquisition as a return man plus add needed depth at CB. Could be a good option with the compensatory pick in the third.
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I read a few mock drafts that had us picked Brandon Tate WR/Return Specialist from North Carolina in the later rounds like 5th round and on.

Sorry I'm not really a mock draft type person.
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