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Old 04-27-2012, 07:41 AM   #21
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Default Re: Is anyone unhappy with the David DeCastro selection?

There were a lot of good punters that still were on the board - after not having to trade up to grab the best punter available I hated to pass up on a good punter with the 24th pick - hopefully this will work out
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:43 AM   #22
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Default Re: Is anyone unhappy with the David DeCastro selection?

I'm still mad the Steelers always neglect the O-line in the draft...

Glad we won't have to hear that until next year.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #23
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I'm still mad the Steelers always neglect the O-line in the draft...

Glad we won't have to hear that until next year.
Yes, but we didn't take Hightower. Now we're neglecting the linebacker position.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:00 AM   #24
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Default Re: Is anyone unhappy with the David DeCastro selection?

I'm not happy.


I'm pissed because we are picking that high in the draft. Our team is WAY too talented to be picking 24th. That Denver loss still haunts me.


DeCastro sounds like a great pick... I'm fine with him. Thought of an all pro OG next to Pouncey sounds pretty good to me. Given that everyone seems to love the pick, I suspect he'll be our first bust out of the first round in a lotta years.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:05 AM   #25
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Default Re: Is anyone unhappy with the David DeCastro selection?

If Ben gets sacked 40+ times behind this line, then we know what the problem is!
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:17 AM   #26
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Default Re: Is anyone unhappy with the David DeCastro selection?

i've been watching draft analysis all morning to see what they would have to say and not ONE word so far about us and our steal of the draft...disappointing considering we're one of, if not, the most popular franchise in the NFL.
I know a G isn't a 'sexy' pic, but i don't know how many more hours of discussion about Tannehill and Richardson one can actually have. Sheez....

That said....i'm disappointed we didn't get Hightower, a player just made to wear a Pittsburgh uniform, and it was doubly painful to see NE move up so they could snatch him from Baltimore, but how can you pass on such a highly rated G? You can't. Our QB spends more time on his back and we need to keep him uprght and Kemo needs replaced. This guy could, and should, be a fixture here for years and years to come. Hopefully he doesn't come down with our "injury curse" that we have going.
I'm very happy with the pick. Looking forward to this evening to see what we do next.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:19 AM   #27
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I'm not happy.


I'm pissed because we are picking that high in the draft. Our team is WAY too talented to be picking 24th. That Denver loss still haunts me.


DeCastro sounds like a great pick... I'm fine with him. Thought of an all pro OG next to Pouncey sounds pretty good to me. Given that everyone seems to love the pick, I suspect he'll be our first bust out of the first round in a lotta years.
There is no way he becomes a bust he is to much of a complete player and he is just getting better but who knows...
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #28
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Default Re: Is anyone unhappy with the David DeCastro selection?

this is the least controversial Steelers 1st round pick I can recall. i don't think any Steelers fan will argue with the pick, except maybe those that are also die-hard Crimson Tide fans lol.

in 1998 we took Faneca 26th overall. in round 3, we took Hines Ward 92nd overall. maybe history will repeat itself this year and we'll find another gem later this draft.
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i've been watching draft analysis all morning to see what they would have to say and not ONE word so far about us and our steal of the draft...disappointing considering we're one of, if not, the most popular franchise in the NFL.
Peter King likes the pick

I think Pittsburgh never was going to do anything except take an offensive lineman in round one to help that destitute group, and it was manna from heaven that David "Steve Hutchinson II'' fell into their laps at 24.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...&sct=hp_t11_a0
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:18 AM   #30
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Default Re: Is anyone unhappy with the David DeCastro selection?

As mentioned previously, Ngata and Harbaugh too, can't be too pleased.
Their D-line manhandling our O-line should be a thing of the past.
But nobody in Steeler Nation should be the least bit disappointed.
We lucked out......the best guard to solidify our worst unit.
Improved running game, better protection for Ben.......NICE!!!!
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