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Old 01-03-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Offseason Priorities

Well as we look to be headed to an uncapped year, what are the priorities?

1) Draft best CB available or OL in 1st rd
2) Draft the other position in rnd 2
3) Are Woodley and Holmes entering last year of contracts? If so extensions are in order for sure.
4) Get rid of Gay.

Questions:
1) What is Parker's status and future/or not with Steelers?
2) How about Batch?

Other thoughts?
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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Woodley and Holmes are first priority imo. Then work on getting better through the draft. We need a FS and at least 2 CBs. I don't think you can go wrong with Nate Allen USF FS later in the draft. Hopefully we can nabbed a CB in the first 2 rounds and land one in FA. Booden or Rogers should be FA and would be instant upgrades over Gay.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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1) Arians is gone
2) Ligashesky is gone
3) We draft for Defense. The D is just too old. Farrior's age has caught up to him.
4) Parker is gone
5) Hampton is gone
6) Lebeau is gone

That's out of the top of my head.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:40 PM   #4
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Gay is cheap and I doubt they will get rid of him even with his bad play this year..

Need to figure out what they are going to do with Hampton... IF they don't sign him they will need to draft a 3-4 nose tackle in the 1st or 2nd round.


Need to improve the secondary and the offensive line.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:41 PM   #5
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1) Arians is gone
2) Ligashesky is gone
3) We draft for Defense. The D is just too old. Farrior's age has caught up to him.
4) Parker is gone
5) Hampton is gone
6) Lebeau is gone

That's out of the top of my head.
So basically can all the coaches..I'm fine with Arians, but you don't fire Lebeau he has been the catalyst for this team's success.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:42 PM   #6
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Well as we look to be headed to an uncapped year, what are the priorities?

1) Draft best CB available or OL in 1st rd
2) Draft the other position in rnd 2
3) Are Woodley and Holmes entering last year of contracts? If so extensions are in order for sure.
4) Get rid of Gay.

Questions:
1) What is Parker's status and future/or not with Steelers?
2) How about Batch?

Other thoughts?
Interesting but I must respectfully disagree with you on a couple of points ( or all)

1. Draft either a DT (NT) or safety in 1st round. Rationale, our pass D was more a product of confused and poor safety play. Need a replacement for Big Snack

2. Look for ILB help in 2nd round. In the rest of the draft, look for depth along the DL and OL.

3. Get Woodley and Holmes signed up for the long term. I very much agree with that.

4. I am not sure we give up on a young player like Gay yet, but I would give Burnett or Lewis every opportunity to take his spot in training camp.

Hopefully we can keep Parker. I say cut Batch loose. Look at a rookie QB to develop at the 3rd string.

Replace the ST coach and OL coach and maybe the DB coach.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:43 PM   #7
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1) Arians is gone
2) Ligashesky is gone
3) We draft for Defense. The D is just too old. Farrior's age has caught up to him.
4) Parker is gone
5) Hampton is gone
6) Lebeau is gone

That's out of the top of my head.
They'll probably give Lebeau another year or 2 to show bad defensively before anything like that....but I think he'll rebound.... expect the only set in stone changes on the D to be in the back field...
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:45 PM   #8
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1) Figure out what's happening at middle linebacker. Farrior showed a little age late in the season, and Timmons is NOT an inside linebacker. He's fast to the QB, fast to the ball, BUT HE DOES NOT SHED BLOCKS!! So IMHO we are lacking in the middle.

2) Secondary. Troy will be back next year, but if something happens again I don't want Tyrone Carter as the first safety off the bench. IMHO there has got to be a decent free agent we can bring in.
We also can't afford for William Gay AND Deshea Townsend to be our #2 and #3 corner. We can't. They are both soft in coverage (might be Lebeau scheme).

3) This is actually the most important...extend Woodley and Santonio.
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Farrior's age has caught up to him.
I disagree with this. The secondary was clearly the achilles heel of this team. Our LB's were probably the most consistent of all of the groups in that unit. I watched today as Farrior chased Thigpen down late in the game and he sure didn't look old to me.

We need to go back to a 2 back set and utilize a fullback. I'm fine with a 70/30 pass to run offense as we didn't draft and pay Ben big bucks for him to continuously hand the ball off, but I believe a FB is crucial to the success of both aspects of the offensive scheme.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:48 PM   #10
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While I am not happy with the methodology of Steeler's football slowly changing from a smashmouth team to a finesse team, I am not out for Arian's head. He's doing good things here.

Put it this way: this type of offense, blunders aside, is something that wouldn't even be conceivable a few years ago.

We're explosive. We're dynamic. We're dangerous.

Those are not adjectives that could be applied to Steeler's offense previously.
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