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Old 02-28-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Ramses Barden. Was talking with a Cowboys fan friend of mine about FA and all that stuff. And we both were intrigued by the idea of our teams signing this guy. I don't think he would cost much and I think would be one of those low risk-high reward type things. I'm real impressed with his height and he's an intelligent guy too so I think he could learn Haley's system. Anyhow just food for thought. I know we've been wanting a big target for Ben and Barden is huge.
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Default Re: Okay I know we don't do FA that often but how about

Good size and if he's intelligent, it'd be a good pick up.
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Ramses Barden. Was talking with a Cowboys fan friend of mine about FA and all that stuff. And we both were intrigued by the idea of our teams signing this guy. I don't think he would cost much and I think would be one of those low risk-high reward type things. I'm real impressed with his height and he's an intelligent guy too so I think he could learn Haley's system. Anyhow just food for thought. I know we've been wanting a big target for Ben and Barden is huge.
hmm, - do we know about his breakaway speed or fighting in traffic?
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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Good size and if he's intelligent, it'd be a good pick up.
Yeah he would be and as I said, I doubt he'd cost much. I'd give his agent a call. I know nothing about him aside from his size and that he's an intelligent guy but I remember seeing his size and academic background when he was drafted and being intrigued.
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hmm, - do we know about his breakaway speed or fighting in traffic?
I'm not sure. As I said, just food for thought. I think Cotchery is our tallest receiver. I think having a big target would help improve our Red Zone O.
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I was pissed when the Giants picked up Ramses years ago. I think he'd be a great experiment for the Steelers, and Ben would probably target him just to make up for all the years of throwing to little guys.

For his 40, he clocked in at 4.61, so he's not amazingly fast, but given the right tools around him and a quarterback like Ben, I say he'll be decent in this system, at worst.

I say try it. He's not a big name and he won't be expensive, so he's worth a shot.
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I'm not sure. As I said, just food for thought. I think Cotchery is our tallest receiver. I think having a big target would help improve our Red Zone O.
Yes with Heath being injured he have no red zone target.

I'd be excited if Justin hunter lasted to us in the second.
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Yes with Heath being injured he have no red zone target.

I'd be excited if Justin hunter lasted to us in the second.
Yep, and then when Heath gets back. Teams have to worry about both of them. In recent memory, I think one of our problems on offense has been getting FGs instead of TDs. That's a difference of three points alone not including the PAT. I don't expect us to be a team that kills opponents but I think it would do us some good especially with an older defense to build up comfortable leads late.
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I was pissed when the Giants picked up Ramses years ago. I think he'd be a great experiment for the Steelers, and Ben would probably target him just to make up for all the years of throwing to little guys.

For his 40, he clocked in at 4.61, so he's not amazingly fast, but given the right tools around him and a quarterback like Ben, I say he'll be decent in this system, at worst.

I say try it. He's not a big name and he won't be expensive, so he's worth a shot.
Yeah I am not surprised he's not speedy but I think Brown-Sanders- a possible draftee could make up for that. I just think a big target is needed and I agree. I Saw his size in that draft and I wanted him. We ended getting Wallace that same draft so it wasn't too upsetting but I really do think and I think most Steelers fans agree that we need a big target for Ben. Haven't really had a true big guy as a huge part of our offense since Plax during BEn's rookie yaer. There was Sweed but we all know how he worked out unfortunately.
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I would mind cutting Miller and signing Finley after Green Bay cuts him. He's younger and not coming off a major knee injury.
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