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Old 04-28-2010, 03:48 PM   #1
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Really guys, the steelers need a NT now !!! I was wondering the steelers draft one in this year draft cause bigs nack isnīt getting any younger he is 32 and tomlin alredy bench him cause he was overheighted (I dont know how tomlin see hampton), dont get me wrong I love hampton and what he bring to the steelers the last decade.. but how many years you think he could play for us at that level...and Hoke isnt that good and he is also 32......Even if we have the best LB corp the team would suck if we dont have a big NT that can anchor the middle of our defense.....I think the we need to draft the best NT in the next year draft so he could start in 1 or 2 years..

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Old 04-28-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
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we will get one in the 1st or 2nd round next year. we could get lucky and find someone like Hampton who can start immediatly if need be
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:37 PM   #3
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How old is Hoke?
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:41 PM   #4
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hood can probably fill in if there was an emergancy
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:43 PM   #6
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We're good this year. Next year we draft his replacement. And by the way- Hoke is a good backup.
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Hoke is not an All Pro but he is a serviceable backup. Saying he "isn't that good" is off base.

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The thing is when we draft a player it seems to take 2 to 3 years for him to start. We could afford this when we were a young team. Now we have a boat load of 33 year old over paid players that will need replaced at once.
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Now we have a boat load of 33 year old over paid players that will need replaced at once.[/I][/B]
that's what i was thinking. Even after we get someone who can be a stalwart at nosetackle for us, we need a good backup too since Hoke is gonna be old as hell too by that time
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Really guys, the steelers need a NT now !!! I was wondering the steelers draft one in this year draft cause bigs nack isnīt getting any younger he is 32 and tomlin alredy bench him cause he was overheighted (I dont know how tomlin see hampton), dont get me wrong I love hampton and what he bring to the steelers the last decade.. but how many years you think he could play for us at that level...and Hoke isnt that good and he is also 32......Even if we have the best LB corp the team would suck if we dont have a big NT that can anchor the middle of our defense.....I think the we need to draft the best NT in the next year draft so he could start in 1 or 2 years..

What you guys think ????

Wow it was painful to read this...looks like a 12 year old wrote that, hah :-P. Anyways...Hoke is actually pretty good....when Casey went down...a few years back we didnt miss a step with Hoke...and plus Hoke MAY be getting older, BUT he doesnt have the wear and tear on his body. He's almost always been a STer or BU (besides the time(s) when Casey was out)....so he's not beat up/etc as much as a starter. Once they re-signed Casey I knew NT wouldnt be a need this year. I'm sure they will draft one within the next 1-2 years (obviously).

One thing I will throw out there, is theres this guy who the Colts drafted in the 4th round last year...Terrance Taylor, he's like 6'0 320lb...perfect size. He was cut by the Colts last year and was picked up by the Lions, but when they drafted Suh he was cut. I remember seeing people before the 2009 draft wanted us to take him or Sammie Lee Hill as a future replacement for Casey. I wouldnt mind seeing them bring in Taylor and see what he's got...not sure why Indy cut him...didnt fit their scheme? Injury? Or whatever...dunno...but I think he's got the size/etc to be a good NT and would be worth a shot. Thoughts?
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