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Old 01-07-2013, 10:40 AM   #31
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Default Re: Steelers Badly Need A Feature RB in 2013

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I actually genuinely believe we will see the Steelers draft a RB in the 2nd or 3rd as well as a QB because I dont think Leftwich or Batch will be back. But having said that Dwyer or Redman or both will be back. Mendenhall will not.
do we need to draft a new qb if we're keeping hoyer for backup duties? i would be more inclined to draft if ben was retiring soon but i don't see that.

now previously i said use a mid-late pick on a qb to address the backup issue, but that's before we picked up hoyer
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:47 AM   #32
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do we need to draft a new qb if we're keeping hoyer for backup duties? i would be more inclined to draft if ben was retiring soon but i don't see that.

now previously i said use a mid-late pick on a qb to address the backup issue, but that's before we picked up hoyer
I'd have no problem going RB in 3rd if we got huge ready to contribute assets on D in 1st two rounds. I believe from what I'm seeing, you can get a starter in Rd 2 this draft? So - might even be plausible to get a full-timer in Rd 3. Stranger things have happened.

All speculative - it would have to depend if we really want someone else on D at round 3 that falls lower than expected

Do you think we trade up for anyone like say #17 spot to 7-10 spot for a real tangible "holy shit I can't believe we got him the black and gold for years to come?"
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:22 AM   #33
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do we need to draft a new qb if we're keeping hoyer for backup duties? i would be more inclined to draft if ben was retiring soon but i don't see that.

now previously i said use a mid-late pick on a qb to address the backup issue, but that's before we picked up hoyer
the Steelers have already cut Brian Hoyer and he is no longer on the current roster.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #34
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Default Re: Steelers Badly Need A Feature RB in 2013

There are no 1st round worthy RBs in this year's class.

Been saying it for a while-- we are better off getting Mendenhall healthy and getting over whatever went on between he and Tomlin behind the scenes this year. It is petty and stupid to cost the team to have to spend another high draft pick for yet another RB, simple because he and Tomlin have some sort of personnal differences.

The team has plenty of other draft needs this year without having to waste pick #17 on another RB.

When healthy, and behind a re-worked Oline, I think mendy is still our best option. Anything out of the draft would be a reach if we went higher than 2nd.
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I want TJ Yeldon! Waaaaah.
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I've wanted Alfred Morris, but we all can't what we want
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I've wanted Alfred Morris, but we all can't what we want
In two years we can get TJ! I mean, it'll cost us a first round pick but I think it'll be worth it.
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We desperately need a power back. We got Bettis from another team, and got a back that could regularly turn third and short into a first down. Getting another "Bus" is one of the pieces of the puzzle we need to be a dominant team. Ben can't carry the offense.

An effective passing game needs a solid, productive running game. We need a back that defenses worry about.

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An effective passing game needs a solid, productive running game. We need a back that defenses worry about.

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