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Old 05-09-2009, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default 5 young players who will impact the Steelers in 09

I have been looking at some of the young guys on the Steelers roster who could be cast into starting or valuble back up roles for the up coming season and I have come up with a list of 5 players who I think will make a difference....

1. Limas Sweed
2. Rashard Mendenhall
3. William Gay
4. Lawrence Timmons
5. Mike Wallace

Just wondering who everyone else thinks will step up their games in 09?
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: 5 young players who will impact the Steelers in 09

Well, the first four are "duh" unless Sweed turns out to suck (in which case Wallace would have a good shot) or unless Mendenhall gets shafted because the staff stays stubborn about only using Parker at RB again. Either one of those could happen.

Personally, I'd put Urbik on that list as a likely starter, and Summers is definitely going to see some action because we don't have anyone like him.

For dark horses, I wonder if Mundy is going to be a strong enough backup that we finally let Tyrone Carter go, or if Bruce Davis ends up getting some playing time because of injuries. And who knows what's going to happen with Shipley.

Overall, I like where we are. No question marks except OL and RB, and decent draft picks competing for a role at every position -- without needing to be pressed into service immediately with a roll of the dice.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: 5 young players who will impact the Steelers in 09

I completely agree with Steelreserve on Urbik, He will make a huge impact on the running game, I think he is very similiar to a young Faneca!
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Default Re: 5 young players who will impact the Steelers in 09

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I have been looking at some of the young guys on the Steelers roster who could be cast into starting or valuble back up roles for the up coming season and I have come up with a list of 5 players who I think will make a difference....

1. Limas Sweed
2. Rashard Mendenhall
3. William Gay
4. Lawrence Timmons
5. Mike Wallace

Just wondering who everyone else thinks will step up their games in 09?
If Timmons steps up his game from last year everyone better look out.
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6. Frank Summers
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Default Re: 5 young players who will impact the Steelers in 09

i think keenen lewis.. the 3rd rd cb we picked up will turn some heads.. i think he has the presence to be a real good corner.. and can learn behind taylor and deshea.....

and i hoping that wallace and or burnett makes a name in the return game
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Default Re: 5 young players who will impact the Steelers in 09

1. Limas Sweed
2. Rashard Mendenhall
3. ---
4. ---
5. Mike Wallace
6. Urbik

I think this is the list. Urbik can open some holes in the middle.

As for Gay and Timmons, I expect the performance from those position groups to be about the same, which is a good thing. I just don't expect a dramatic transition.
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Default Re: 5 young players who will impact the Steelers in 09

Here's my 5 of the not so obvious ones....

1. Kraig Urbik
2. Frank Summers
3. William Gay
4. Daniel Sepulvada (spell check)
5. Bruce Davis (special teams)
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Here's mine...

1. Sweed
2. Timmons
3. Summers
4. Gay
5. Urbik
6. Wallace
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1. Limas Sweed
2. Rashard Mendenhall
3. William Gay
4. Lawrence Timmons
5. Mike Wallace

Just wondering who everyone else thinks will step up their games in 09?
Limas has potential, but if he has the same jitters as last year then he won't succeed.
Considering the OC is still pea brains unfortunately it still is poosible that Arians (being the dimbulb he is) will still not have Mendenhall in the offensive gameplan.
The last time a steeler 3rd round rookie got much playing time his rookie season was..... can't think of one. Barring an injury, he probalby will not play much.
Timmons and Gay should make an impact
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