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Old 06-02-2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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Breaking down the defensive backfield for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers roster

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The Pittsburgh Steelers ended another week of OTA sessions, which means that fans are one week closer to the start of training camp and the regular season. While, it is virtually impossible to make heads or tails of defensive progress due to the lack of hitting, it is always fun to see how explosive young players look in helmets and shorts. One area that the Steelers have some young athleticism is in their secondary, where they have a solid mixture of veterans and youth. In looking at the potential roster for the 2012 season, the majority of the secondary spots are spoken for.

The entire league knows about the starting safety tandem of free safety Ryan Clark and strong safety Troy Polamalu. Clark, who is coming off his best season as a Steeler (2011 Pro Bowl), will be chomping at the bit to get going after missing the playoff loss (and potentially the season opener) due to his sickle cell trait. He is the quarterback of the secondary and has an innate ability to know where Polamalu is at all times. Polamalu, a future Hall of Famer, surprised many by arriving in Pittsburgh to take part in the OTA process and it taking on a more visible leadership role in 2012.

Behind Clark and Polamalu are safeties Ryan Mundy and Will Allen. At this point it appears that Mundy is the top back up at both positions starting ball games in place of Clark and seeing action in specialty packages. Allen was brought in to add depth, but is primarily a veteran special team performer. Both should stay on in 2012.

At cornerback, one side is solidified with Ike Taylor, who had one of his best seasons as a Steeler in 2011 (until the playoff game). He is a physical presence¸ who is not afraid to take on the opposition’s number one wide receiver. On the other side, Veteran Keenan Lewis should get the first crack to replace the departed William Gay (Arizona). Lewis made huge strides in 2011 and solidified the corner position in nickel situations. Battling Lewis for the starting position will be a pair of second year cornerbacks in Cortez Allen and Curtis Brown. While both finished 2011 injured they both showed tremendous athletic ability and flashes during the season.

The Steelers have usually carried 10 defensive backs on the active roster, and two positions remain if that is again the case in 2012. While it is impossible to predict how players will perform in pads, it should be an interesting battle for these spots once training camp opens. One player that may have a leg up early in the process is rookie seventh round selection Terrence Frederick from Texas A&M. Yes, he is not the most physically gifted cornerback on the roster, he has the look of a short-area slot cornerback in the mold of Gay (who had a similar scouting report when leaving college). If Frederick holds serve, that will leave one roster spot up for grabs, and to fill it we roll the dice with safety Myron Rolle. A former Rhodes Scholar from Florida State, Rolle is a smart and motivated player who could definitely earn a spot as a special teamer.

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:08 PM   #12
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Default Re: Rolle prepared to make impact for Steelers

This guy is a little too much in love with himself.

To say that he wants to be a Neurosurgeon before even going to med school tells he that he is a bag of ego. So many people go to med school and end up being a specialist that they never even dreamed that they would do.

He could take a big helping of humble pie in my opinion. Also, his first grade as a neurosurgeon wannabe is a big fat F. Doesn't he know that playing football and the risk of concussions and brain damage is the worst thing he can do.
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Noting wrong with setting goals. Beats just saying "I just want to get to medical school and do, ah, well, whatever. Napoleon set goals, Gill Gates set goals, the Great Douglas McArthur stated " I will return." And don't forget our beloved Steelers - their ultimate goal. If they just show up to "play" and not finish as NFL champions then why bother?

Goals are very important in life. I don't know the guy, but it seems by all accounts he is humble and has the smarts to be neurosurgeon. What percentage of the population are Rhodes Scholars? Or surgeons for that matter? It seems to me he is one of the brightest among the brightest.

Did the US set a goal when after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

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This guy is a little too much in love with himself.

To say that he wants to be a Neurosurgeon before even going to med school tells he that he is a bag of ego. So many people go to med school and end up being a specialist that they never even dreamed that they would do.

He could take a big helping of humble pie in my opinion. Also, his first grade as a neurosurgeon wannabe is a big fat F. Doesn't he know that playing football and the risk of concussions and brain damage is the worst thing he can do.
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This guy is a little too much in love with himself.

To say that he wants to be a Neurosurgeon before even going to med school tells he that he is a bag of ego. So many people go to med school and end up being a specialist that they never even dreamed that they would do.

He could take a big helping of humble pie in my opinion. Also, his first grade as a neurosurgeon wannabe is a big fat F. Doesn't he know that playing football and the risk of concussions and brain damage is the worst thing he can do.
You're way off here when you connect setting a career goal and being overloaded with ego. One has nothing to do with the other. As for aspiring to be a neurosurgeon before attending med school......well, that's one of the ways it can happen. Sure, some MD's change their mind about specialization during their studies but having a set goal and sticking to it is not as unusual as you suggest and doesn't indicate a massive ego.
Also, most of what I've read and heard about this kid has been positive.
Where's his negative press?
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:23 AM   #15
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You're way off here when you connect setting a career goal and being overloaded with ego. One has nothing to do with the other. As for aspiring to be a neurosurgeon before attending med school......well, that's one of the ways it can happen. Sure, some MD's change their mind about specialization during their studies but having a set goal and sticking to it is not as unusual as you suggest and doesn't indicate a massive ego.
Also, most of what I've read and heard about this kid has been positive.
Where's his negative press?
This kids knows nothing about neurosurgery. All he knows is that euphemistically, people equate neurosurgeons to rocket scientists, both of which are synonyms for geniuses. He thinks he's a genius and to "settle" for any other specialty would be a personal insult to him after all the people around him have stroked his ego and told him that he should be a neurosurgeon. I don't mind a person setting goals and I can already tell that he's a hard worker to have come this far academically.

But to openly declare that he wants to be a neurosurgeon at this stage tells me that he is enamored with all the side benefits that come with being a brain surgeon. Sort of like a teenager wanting to be a CEO ... Sure It means lots of money, prestige, power but does he really know what the actual day in day out job is?

I want him to do well as a football player, but I can use less of the "look how smart I am talk" and just want to see if he can make a play out there.
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Don't think he'll make the cut. But I do like the kid. I'm rooting for him.
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I don't get it. I would think that most, if not all of the current neurosurgeons set their goal to specialize in neurosurgery. If asked, before each went to medical school, my instinct is that they would have stated they wanted that specialization. One does not stumble into neurosurgery.

And, I bet very few of the have been Rhodes Scholars. This guy is unique. The only difference is regular Joes like you and me hear and read he wants to be a neurosurgeon. So, we nay-say. What if you were his best friend? And he did not posses the talent to potentially compete in the NFL? And he had the same smarts and career goals? You say differently I would think.

This guy is special.He is focused, talented, and abnormally intelligent. If he sets his mind to doing it, I think he can.

We are having a neurosurgery discussion on an NFL forum - how is that for odd!

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This kids knows nothing about neurosurgery. All he knows is that euphemistically, people equate neurosurgeons to rocket scientists, both of which are synonyms for geniuses. He thinks he's a genius and to "settle" for any other specialty would be a personal insult to him after all the people around him have stroked his ego and told him that he should be a neurosurgeon. I don't mind a person setting goals and I can already tell that he's a hard worker to have come this far academically.

But to openly declare that he wants to be a neurosurgeon at this stage tells me that he is enamored with all the side benefits that come with being a brain surgeon. Sort of like a teenager wanting to be a CEO ... Sure It means lots of money, prestige, power but does he really know what the actual day in day out job is?

I want him to do well as a football player, but I can use less of the "look how smart I am talk" and just want to see if he can make a play out there.
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I have a goal to be a neurosurgeon without med school, which is very expensive. Self-taught neurosurgery, that's my goal.
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SS Troy Polamalu and Myron Rolle Go Above Normal Football Conversation

by Neal Coolong on Jun 3, 2012



When we ran off the football field at the end of a practice, the topics of conversation ranged from things I cannot print on a family-friendly site to any and all possible situations in which we could make fun of other people.

When Steelers safety-in-training Myron Rolle walked off the field with SS Troy Polamalu, their conversation, apparently, goes a bit differently than the ones me and the other morons with whom I played.

According to Florida Today, Rolle engaged Polamalu in something a bit deeper than his role in the Steelers' dime package.

"We were talking about the expansion of the middle class and how resources are running out," Rolle said. "How everyone wants to have two cars and three TVs in their house. But how are we going to sustain that with 6.4 billion people on the earth and growing?"

What's expanding, though, is Rolle's understanding of the game. He admits to building up some rust in his time away from the game, when he was attending Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholarship winner. Two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, after being a sixth-round draft pick in 2010, helped him work some of that out and is ready to compete for what will likely be only one open safety position.

With Polamalu and FS Ryan Clark firmly entrenched in the starting spots with Ryan Mundy serving as back-up to both, as well as a talented crop of cornerbacks at minimum filling the maximum amount of roster spots given to the position, Rolle will battle veteran Will Allen and incumbent roster-fringer Damon Cromartie-Smith, as well as UDFA Robert Golden.

The Steelers must feel good about the position, considering they haven't drafted anyone there recently. Maybe they feel this is the year Cromartie-Smith locks himself in, or perhaps they'll be the benefactors of Rolle's outside-looking-in position over the last two seasons.

It's an important position, and definitely one to watch come training camp.

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Good luck! Send me you card, I will give a you a call if I need you !

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