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Old 09-02-2011, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Who will be the final 5 cuts?

http://steelerfreakmov.blogspot.com/...ore-to-go.html

I think Allen (Practice Squad) Crittenton (Practice Squad) Chris Scott (Shocker) Kapinos and Gilmore (keep Saunders)
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Who will be the final 5 cuts?

Crittendon
gilmore
Chris Scott
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: Who will be the final 5 cuts?

  • Battle
  • Crittendon
  • Kapinos
  • Gilmore
  • and at least one DB, but which?
There are 11 DBs on the roster right now, which ain't gonna keep. They might keep Battle and cut both Allens, for example.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who will be the final 5 cuts?

Why do people keep mentioning Will Allen as a possible cut? I don't get it. They already cut Cromartie-Smith and Greenwood. They have 4 S on the roster, and all of their spots are safe. I also think there's a very, very good chance that they carry 7 CBs. Ike Taylor, Bryant McFadden, William Gay, and Curtis Brown are definitely going nowhere. Keenan Lewis is not PS eligible and they do like him, as he's poised to contribute this year, so I doubt he goes anywhere. They greatly fear losing Crezdon Butler and Cortez Allen to waivers and would like to keep both. So I think it's well within the realm of possibility that they keep 7 CBs. I also think it's possible that, if one of the younger CBs proves (to the coaches) at some point during the course of the season that Gay is expendable, that he may be cut mid-season to bring up a PS player. CB would also be the first position cut from should an injury emergency arise like it did with Smith and Keisel last year.
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Default Re: Who will be the final 5 cuts?

I wish they would cut Gay, but they seem to like having a guy who opposing QBs target every time they throw. It keeps the game competitive, I guess.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:42 PM   #6
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Default Re: Who will be the final 5 cuts?

I think Allen will still be there, he is a solid backup and good special teamer. I think that either Greenwood or Smith will get on the PS.

I am really curious to see who else they cut, there are only 3 maybe 4 obvious choices....BTW, do you think they would keep Crttendon and cut Hoke?
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Default Re: Who will be the final 5 cuts?

Yeah, Will Allen is safe. And I have difficulty seeing them cut any more of this year's draft picks. Maybe Chris Scott, I guess. Just, 11 DBs seems like an awful lot. Seven corners? Really?
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Default Re: Who will be the final 5 cuts?

7 CBs is definitely a lot, but it's a move to be made for the future. 9 LBs is a lot, and they did that last year. I think that they are equipped to carry 7 CBs without jeopardizing the team, however. They have WR depth that they've never had before, with the potential 6th WR being a special teams player whose value has been devalued (and young players with ST ability like Brown to replace him). Carrying 8 LBs, 5 WRs, and 9 OL allows them to carry 7 DL (namely Steve McClendon, who can play at any point on the line and is big time NT insurance behind 2 thirty somethings) and 7 CBs (with Cortez Allen getting a redshirt year and Curtis Brown and Crezdon Butler being allowed to mature gradually with minimal pressure to contribute right away). I think it would be a wise and prudent move that has a high probability of paying off in the long run. Plus they will have Tyler Grisham on the practice squad.
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Default Re: Who will be the final 5 cuts?

just my guesses...

dixon, brown, lewis, battle and kapinos.

there is no point in keeping dixon. any QB can replace him.

isn't lewis hurt? he will probably stay though.

brown because you can't keep so many DBs.

battle because 5 WRs is all you need.

kapinos because you only need one punter.
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do you think they would keep Crttendon and cut Hoke?
IMO, that would not be a good move. who would be the backup NT? when hampton went down a few years back the run defense was better with hoke. i really don't think hood or crittendon can play NT.
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