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Old 04-26-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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These are the guys Pittsburgh are known for...fans want the pretty picks but our front office will wait and pick up guys like this.

Urbik started all 16 games as a freshman at Wisconsin and can play both tackle and guard. He's got good size 6'5 328lbs he has powerful arms and good footwork.

Shipley is like a T-Rex. He has short arms but he can make you eat dirt when he hits you. Pittsburgh is looking for a long term center and at 6'1 304lbs he could very well offer that after the Hartwig era.
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I really like the two picks and the offensives these two players play on were good in the running game.

Steelers working on getting the running game back to the way the Steelers run the ball.
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Shipley...went to my high school and college....now a Steeler. I smell a jersey purchase!
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I hope Shipley can be a productive Steeler. Mike Mayock seemed to be his biggest fan......but even Mayock was surprised that the Steelers took Shipley. Mayock thought Shipley fit a zone block team much better.

I love the Urbik pick. After Mack and Wood, he is the interior lineman I most wanted the Steelers to select.
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The only thing that I will put out there for anyone who has heard the negatives about Shipley's arm length and size, just keep this in mind, Mike Webster was small too.

Shipley- 6'1 300lbs.
Webster- 6'1 255lbs.

They both had short "T-Rex" arms and there were questions about both of them. But they both played at schools that in their time there had storied running games Penn State and Wisconsin.

He will be a great Center. He won't start this year he will sit behind Hartwig for at least one year before taking over.
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The only thing that I will put out there for anyone who has heard the negatives about Shipley's arm length and size, just keep this in mind, Mike Webster was small too.

Shipley- 6'1 300lbs.
Webster- 6'1 255lbs.

They both had short "T-Rex" arms and there were questions about both of them. But they both played at schools that in their time there had storied running games Penn State and Wisconsin.

He will be a great Center. He won't start this year he will sit behind Hartwig for at least one year before taking over.
i can't believe your trying to make that comparison.... .....how many 300+ lb linemen did webster face ? this ain't your dads nfl .....
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What a cinderella story it would be if A.Q Shipley became our next great center for a decade. Then again, cinderella stories are nothing new in Pittsburgh
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i can't believe your trying to make that comparison.... .....how many 300+ lb linemen did webster face ? this ain't your dads nfl .....
In all fairness even back then Webster was considered small for the nfl .It was more his build , and how close to the ground he was that made him a success. Defensive fronts were pretty big back then too . Course he had other lineman lining up also.
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In all fairness even back then Webster was considered small for the nfl .It was more his build , and how close to the ground he was that made him a success. Defensive fronts were pretty big back then too . Course he had other lineman lining up also.
again i ask...how many were over 300 lbs ? mean joe greene was 6-4 275 lbs.....thats hardly a big tackle by todays standards...or 6-3 260 lb ernie holmes......or 245 lb lc greenwood..could he play DE today in the nfl ? i doubt it.....were there many 6-7....6-8 guys in the nfl back then ? would 6-9, 271 lb ed jones be called too tall in todays nfl....or would he just be ed jones ?.....
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