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My 53 Man Roster

Postby smithessmokin » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:27 pm

QB/
ben roethlisberger- franchise
charlie batch- solid backup QB, steps up in the big games
dennis dixon- scrambler, needs a few to develop

RB/
willie parker- 3 down back
mewelde moore- 3 down back
rashard mendenhall- great potential, power runner
gary russell- runs with good balance w/ speed & power

FB/
carey davis- solid

TE/
heath miller- great TE, greats hands, good blocker
matt spaeth- work in progress, great measurables, needs to work on blocking
jonathon dekker- solid 3rd TE

WR/
hines ward- not much needs to be said other than great
santonio holmes- destined to be great, going to have another great year
nate washington- good solid 3rd WR, outstanding speed
limas sweed- great potential, great measurables
dallas baker- solid for a 5th WR

LT/
marvel smith- good when healthy
trai essex- career backup, not much to be said

LG/
chris kemoeatu- big and powerful, solid

C/
justin hartwig- solid starter all his years with the titans and panthers other than the one injury year
sean mahan- um, horrible....needs great players along side of him to even make him look good
darnell stapleton- mystery man, but solid

RG/
kendall simmons- not great, but not terrible.....needs talent around him to excel

RT/
max starks- solid STARTING RT, great run blocker....has struggle w/ speed rushers
willie colon- 6th man for the OL, above average RT, needs to improve blocking overall

LDE/
aaron smith- great 34 DE, all you can ask for
travis kirschke- average backup

DT/
casey hampton- great NT when not overweight
chris hoke- good and solid backup

RDE/
brett keisel- solid, but not great
nick eason- um, way below average backup
ryan mcbean- not much to be said for yet

LOLB/
lamarr woodley- has tons of potential, his first year starting should be huge
arnold harrison- good backup, very smart

MLB/
james farrior- good and solid LB
larry foote- solid LB
lawrence timmons- great potential, amazing speed
keyaron fox- backup, good speed

ROLB/
james harrison- probowl OLB
bruce davis- has potential, needs experience

CB/
ike taylor- good and solid CB
deshea townsend- solid, but on the downside of his career
bryant mcfadden- good nickel CB, has the ability to start but seems to be an undercheiver
william gay- great special teams player, good potential
anthony madison- great special teams player, not much can be said for his CB talents

FS/
ryan clark- good and solid starter
anthony smith- har hitter, needs to become coachable and learn his role
ryan mundy- smart backup

SS/
troy polamalu- perrenial probowler when healthy
tyrone carter- solid backup, hard hitter

K/
jeff reed- solid and reliable

P/
daniel sepulveda- monster leg, needs to work on accuracy

LS/
greg warren- great, hasnt had a mess up like romo and cincinnati
Starks for RT in 2008.

Max Starks- 17.5 sacks in 4 seasons.

Willie Colon- 12.25 sacks in 1 season.

You do the math. Now, who do you want starting at RT??

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby Witchblade » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:43 pm

Agree with most.
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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby Still_Poppin » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:23 pm

No way we end up keeping 5 safeties.... and rucker will beet out baker..

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby jstallworth82 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:35 pm

Dallas Baker couldn't catch a cold never mind a pass. I am amazed that he even made it to the NFL.

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby lynchcowher » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:21 pm

I think either Foote of Farrior gets axed this year. Humpal will play ST's. I Also wouldn't be surprised to see Ty Carter get the boot. The imbecile, Anthony Smith can back up @ SS. This would open up another spot for someone they don't think would last on the practice squad.

The rest, I actually agree with. Did you finally lay the crack pipe down Smith?

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby steelmann58 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:24 pm

Sorry Rucker does not beat out Baker ,Rucker will be a ps addition and i believe Capizzi will win an spot on the Ol. Also the Steelers need to find a replacement for Eason also

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby Hi5Steeler » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:35 pm

how does dallas baker beat out willie read as number five WR??? thats sheer insanity. willie reid has caught every pass thrown to him in game. in the slot he can usually get a first down.

dallas baker hasnt caught an nfl pass yet.

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby indysteel » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:02 am

Here is another way to look at the 53 man roster.....not to take away from your prediction; rather, who can actually play. To determine who "can play" I define that is someone who is proven -- week in and week out and can get it done.

PROVEN:

QB/
ben roethlisberger- franchise

RB/
willie parker- 3 down back


FB/


TE/
heath miller- great TE, greats hands, good blocker


WR/
hines ward- not much needs to be said other than great
santonio holmes- destined to be great, going to have another great year


LT/
marvel smith- good when healthy


LG/


C/


RG/


RT/

LDE/
aaron smith- great 34 DE, all you can ask for


DT/
casey hampton- great NT when not overweight


RDE/


LOLB/


MLB/
james farrior- good and solid LB


ROLB/
james harrison- probowl OLB


CB/
ike taylor- good and solid CB
deshea townsend- solid, but on the downside of his career


FS/


SS/
troy polamalu- perrenial probowler when healthy


K/
jeff reed- solid and reliable

P/


LS/
greg warren- great, hasnt had a mess up like romo and cincinnati


6 players "proven" on offense....notice the gigantic gap in the o-line?

7 players "proven" on defense.....notice the lack of depth at LB?

Here is my point. Regardless of this years draft, this team is overall very weak. Alot of players are "on the rise," or "a project." That's utter horseshit. 75% of the players on this team will end up playing "grab ass" for a few years and be done.

Can this team do it this year? Sure. Who knows what will happen and we do have some talent. However, there is an NOTICEABLE drop off in talent once you get past the proven players (IMHO) and we are not going to get to where we need to be with folks like Fox, Moore, Eason, Washington (yep, I'm calling this pecker head out. Either learn how to catch, or go work for Jiffy Lube), Mahan, Simmons (another one not earning his keep), etc...etc...

Nuff said.

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby Kill Cowher » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:41 am

Washington (yep, I'm calling this pecker head out. Either learn how to catch, or go work for Jiffy Lube)


You have a problem. Washington is the third receiver until Limas Sweed beats him out. Why is he the third receiver?

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby indysteel » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:53 pm

No problem.....

Washington must produce on a consistent level. Anyone watching the games on a regular basis cannot honestly say that this clown is consistent.

Everyone fall in love with his "speed" and "potential." Which is exactly my point --- we've assembled to some extent a bag of "potential" players.

BTW --- assuming Limas shows up and can fog a mirror, I suspect he'll have little trouble in taking over for Nate "it bounces off my body" Washington.

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby Kill Cowher » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:28 pm

indysteel wrote:No problem.....

Washington must produce on a consistent level. Anyone watching the games on a regular basis cannot honestly say that this clown is consistent.

Everyone fall in love with his "speed" and "potential." Which is exactly my point --- we've assembled to some extent a bag of "potential" players.

BTW --- assuming Limas shows up and can fog a mirror, I suspect he'll have little trouble in taking over for Nate "it bounces off my body" Washington.


Can you name some important situations, last season, that Washington had one "bounce off his body?" I mean, REAL EXAMPLES from game situations.

Oh and I hope you use the end of the Patriots game, when the Steelers were down by 20+ and had absolutely no chance in hell of winning.

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby 4nic8 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:04 pm

I don't know if this will fall into you categorization KC, but didn't Nate have a ball bounce off his chest right before he inadvertently pitched it to a Jets DB.

One less turnover in that game, and the Steelers could have easily won.

Just sayin...

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby smithessmokin » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:51 am

Hi5Steeler wrote:how does dallas baker beat out willie read as number five WR??? thats sheer insanity. willie reid has caught every pass thrown to him in game. in the slot he can usually get a first down.

dallas baker hasnt caught an nfl pass yet.


he will this season. have you heard anything good about willie reid in the OTAs? no. have you heard anything good about dallas baker in the OTAs? yes, tons of good things. let me remind that these are without pads.

the reality is that reid was a wasted pick and won't contribute anymore for the team unless we keep 6 WRs (reid being the 6th).
Starks for RT in 2008.

Max Starks- 17.5 sacks in 4 seasons.

Willie Colon- 12.25 sacks in 1 season.

You do the math. Now, who do you want starting at RT??

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby Kill Cowher » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:10 pm

4nic8 wrote:I don't know if this will fall into you categorization KC, but didn't Nate have a ball bounce off his chest right before he inadvertently pitched it to a Jets DB.

One less turnover in that game, and the Steelers could have easily won.

Just sayin...


Oh yeah, that was a real easy catch to make right there.

:no:

Washington was fighting for that ball, with a DB right on top of him and it went up in the air and got intercepted. Christ, Hines Ward actually KICKED a ball up in the air to a Raven player, in case you forgot.

No, I'm talking about some easy catch that Washington had bounce off his chest, not a play with a DB on top of him.
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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby lynchcowher » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:21 pm

Washington did fine last year. I think he had less drops than Hines in 07.

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby 4nic8 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:23 pm

The most glaring examples occurred in the fourth quarter Sept. 24 ('06) against Cincinnati. Nate Washington dropped two -- one on third-and-6, the other in the end zone.

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby Kill Cowher » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:39 am

4nic8 wrote:The most glaring examples occurred in the fourth quarter Sept. 24 ('06) against Cincinnati. Nate Washington dropped two -- one on third-and-6, the other in the end zone.

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Looks like a real drop and all, with the Cincy defender's arms wrapped all over Nate's.

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Good call.

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby ReigningSteel » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:11 pm

KC,

If you met Nate Washington and he asked you politely to get on your knees and suck his dick, would you do it? Just curious. Thanks in advance.

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby 4nic8 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:59 pm

Get real RS,

Nate wouldn't have to ask.

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Re: My 53 Man Roster

Postby Kill Cowher » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:16 pm

ReigningSteel wrote:KC,

If you met Nate Washington and he asked you politely to get on your knees and suck his dick, would you do it? Just curious. Thanks in advance.


Better question, when your whore mother offers you anal, do you accept or just let her shit on you?
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