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Old 01-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #21
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Fumbles and a lot of dropped passes in important moments
Oh no doubt, but they're still young and developing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:57 PM   #22
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I believe if you going to take a WR it has to be Justin Hunter or DeAandre Hopkins in the first ... if your not going to take any of those guys , then in the 2nd there are no WRs , and 3rd only WR i'd want is Cobi Hamilton ...

if don't get one of those 3 , might as well hope they can find a later round prospect

Hunter is my personal favorite though
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:20 PM   #23
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Why not? All of our Wide Receivers declined in 2012. Wallace is most likely gone with our cap situation and there's only so much bringing back Burress would do for us. Plus, we NEED more of an Explosive Offense so Ben can thrive and be the Elite Quarterback we know he can be. By picking a WR in the 2nd or 3rd round that has a lot of talent and a RB in the 2nd or 3rd round that has a lot of Talent then our Offense could actually be good for once and we'd have a chance to be a lot better. Look at how badly Baltimore's defense played this year and yet they're in the Superbowl and we aren't. It's because they have an offense with many weapons, Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce, Boldin, Smith, Pitta. People always say Defense win championships and that's true to a point, however without a dominant offense to help your defense it's pointless. The Ravens defense sucked this year, but made stops and big plays when it mattered to Win games, something the Steelers have been known to do in the past but haven't been able to do as of late. Having a moderate defense like we have now for 2013 would be okay, as long as the players are able to make key plays like they're paid to do. Plus drafting a Defensive Stud in the 1st round and another good defensive player in the 4th round, like a safety, we would slightly improve our defense while also dramatically improving our offense if those high offensive draft picks perform at a high level.

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Because there are more pressing needs than a WR in the early rounds. As for Wallace, I am jumping up and down in excitement that he may be gone for good. The Steelers need help at OLB, ILB, CB and S. Woodley is pretty much average. Harrison could be cut due to salary, and injuries. That would leave the Steelers without a pass rusher. Polamalu is old, injured and could possibly be a cap casualty also. Lewis may not be re-signed. Taylor is showing his age. Unfortunately, the CB pool is rather weak this year. As for ILB, who is there. Spence is still recovering from a bad knee injury. Foote is average on his best day. Hopefully they cut him once and for all. Sylvester hasn't shown much. Timmons is the lone bright spot.

I blame the WR's coach for the poor play. To replace Wallace all the Steelers need to do is draft a WR with a great 40 time. Wallace didn't off anything else. He can't catch. His routes are average to poor. His effort was putrid. Also, the new offense could have hindered them as well as BR. I guess that remains to be seen
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Our receiving core is fine even without Wallace. The key to a successful season is a healthy Ben and O line.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:32 PM   #25
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Our receiving core is fine even without Wallace. The key to a successful season is a healthy Ben and O line.
bingo! I would add a threat at running back and and less negative plays by the SP teams.
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Tavon Austin

I know that he's short, but he can score from ANYWHERE.

Two years ago, against LSU, Claiborne, Reid, & Mathieu were talking trash to Austin... and he still got over on them.

And then there was the Oklahoma game: 572 total yards (344 rushing yards).

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Our receiving core is fine even without Wallace. The key to a successful season is a healthy Ben and O line.
Yes fine in the sense that they have no ability to catch a ball at it's highest point. Have you been watching the playoffs? I have seen time and again a receiver catching a ball over a corner who's back is turned to the football. We have a great arsenal of shifty fast guys but without that tall physical fast receiver this team is losing out on another way to attack defenses. Why would we hamper ourselves in that way? And minus Mike Wallace this core right now is in trouble and has no depth whatsoever.
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Because there are more pressing needs than a WR in the early rounds. As for Wallace, I am jumping up and down in excitement that he may be gone for good. The Steelers need help at OLB, ILB, CB and S. Woodley is pretty much average. Harrison could be cut due to salary, and injuries. That would leave the Steelers without a pass rusher. Polamalu is old, injured and could possibly be a cap casualty also. Lewis may not be re-signed. Taylor is showing his age. Unfortunately, the CB pool is rather weak this year. As for ILB, who is there. Spence is still recovering from a bad knee injury. Foote is average on his best day. Hopefully they cut him once and for all. Sylvester hasn't shown much. Timmons is the lone bright spot.

I blame the WR's coach for the poor play. To replace Wallace all the Steelers need to do is draft a WR with a great 40 time. Wallace didn't off anything else. He can't catch. His routes are average to poor. His effort was putrid. Also, the new offense could have hindered them as well as BR. I guess that remains to be seen
We were 1st in Overall D,1st in Passing D, and 2nd in Running D, despite being 8-8... Want to know what that tells me? We need a more explosive offense, no more bullshit. We have an Elite QB in Ben, but don't have the necessary weapons around him so he can thrive. The Steelers can't fix everything in this Draft, they have to focus on having a balanced draft as in drafting equally good talent on both sides of the ball for positions that we need help in. So I'd expect either a WR & RB and a LB in the 1-3 rounds or a S & LB and WR or RB in the 1-3 Rounds.
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Tavon Austin

I know that he's short, but he can score from ANYWHERE.

Two years ago, against LSU, Claiborne, Reid, & Mathieu were talking trash to Austin... and he still got over on them.

And then there was the Oklahoma game: 572 total yards (344 rushing yards).

We already have smaller guys in Antonio Brown and Sanders and that's enough... we need a bigger, more physical WR.
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We already have smaller guys in Antonio Brown and Sanders and that's enough... we need a bigger, more physical WR.
True.

But... if the WR position is going to be addressed, then he needs to be in the discussion. Yes, his size is a disadvantage, but his cutting ability is insane. Hence, again, he should be in the discussion (at least, for now).
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