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Old 08-22-2006, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Steelers lose chance at Duckett

I guess we can stop speculating about this now.

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Old 08-22-2006, 11:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers lose chance at Duckett

I think kwe have a loaded backfield right now anyway......Even if duce gets hurt, veron is looking great....and Humes is going to be a good back...wait and see
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: Steelers lose chance at Duckett

Darn, I was hoping he would come here.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: Steelers lose chance at Duckett

Oh well. All is not lost. If we were going to grab him it would have been during the draft. They wanted a 3rd round pick and we weren't budging (smart in my opinion). As with most teams in the NFL, if our backfield stays healthy I'm not concerned.

One positive from all of this, we are now spared the "rumors" and speculation.
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Old 08-23-2006, 06:51 AM   #5
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Default Re: Steelers lose chance at Duckett

I gotta tell ya....what a sweet ass deal for the Falcons....

basically...Duckett for Lelie???

nice....
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:11 AM   #6
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Default Re: Steelers lose chance at Duckett

Oh well...I think the Steelers are intent on giving Verron the backup RB and short-yardage specialist job anyway. He has all of the tools necessary to get it done, plus he's motivated and hungry - which could bode very well for the offense as a whole.
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Default Re: Steelers lose chance at Duckett

I'm with you guys here - no skin off of our behinds. I think the Steelers are deep enough at the RB position and will be just fine. Hopefully Duce can stay off the IRL/DL but if he doesn't, we've got enough back-up to fill the void - I have a lot of faith in Verron and we'll either have Humes or Kuhn behind him on the depth chart for added back-up. No sweat - we're in good shape, imho.
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Default Re: Steelers lose chance at Duckett

I would have liked to see him here but as with most everyone else, we do have some depth at RB. And that does end the rumors and now we can all focus on what matters most...the players that are in camp!
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Default Re: Steelers lose chance at Duckett

IMO, we dont need much in the upcpming drafts... we really dont need much at all. I think Duckett would have been worth a round 3 pick considering we are going to be drafting someone probably next year anyway. At this point, i would rather take Duckett than somene coming out of college that is not going to be a top 10 RB. We have parker so we arent looking for a stud, but somoene who can carry the rock when needed and get some tough yards. That is not easy to find. I would have done the trade, then load up at corner in next years draft with Corners the first two picks.. then the usual LB and DL OL. I think getting Duckett really would have made us set on the offense side of the ball for the next 8 years.
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Oh well...I think the Steelers are intent on giving Verron the backup RB and short-yardage specialist job anyway. He has all of the tools necessary to get it done, plus he's motivated and hungry - which could bode very well for the offense as a whole.
I agree. While I would not want to see what happens with Haynes higher up on the depth chart, I'm content with the way we plan on using him this year. Plus, he looks pretty damn good on the screens.

We already have our featured back with Parker and I feel Duce is capable of carrying his part of the load for this upcoming season (after getting two years of rust off). Next year we can either draft a HB or take a look at the FA market. I'm glad we didn't waste a third round pick. I believe the Rooney's are also. This is no big deal in my opinion.
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