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RuthlessBurgher
04-26-2009, 05:56 PM
They would have been better off taken Eugene Monroe over Andre Smith in my opinion, but it is hard to argue with draft class of:

1 6(6) Andre Smith OT Alabama
2 6(38) Rey Maualuga ILB USC
3 6(70) Michael Johnson DE Georgia Tech
3 34(98) Chase Coffman TE Missouri
4 6(106) Jonathan Luigs OC Arkansas
5 6(142) Kevin Huber PT Cincinnati
6 6(179) Morgan Trent CB Michigan

However, then they pick Bernard Scott. Will they ever learn? There will be a place for Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress in this league when they get released from prison.

Scott has been arrested at least five times, most recently for stealing an iPod, giving false information to a police officer and fleeing a police officer.

Jom112
04-26-2009, 09:12 PM
Yeah, I knew the pick was coming. When we had a private workout with the guy I knew he was way too talented for Mike Brown to pass up.

Overall I like our draft. I would love it if our coaching staff is able to control and get the most out of the players. The talent is second to none, but talent was never our problem (At least not recently). We'll see how it goes. I have faith in Zimmer kicking Michael Johnson and Rey Maualuga's arse. I just hope the rest of the coaching staff can get the other players to contribute as well.

I'm very impressed with the center we got Luigs. I was indifferent on him but reading the transcript from his interview he definitely knows the division and what he has to do to be successful.

Of course the big issue I see looming is hold outs. Even though Rey went in the 2nd, I'm guessing he probably wants low 1st round money, and Mike Brown ain't really the giving type.

BTW, Ben better learn the art of the hook slide... :stirpot

AkronSteel
04-26-2009, 09:23 PM
They have built a pretty decent front seven over there!!! Not bad at all with Maualuga, Rivers, Jones and Jeanty at LB and Peko, Tank, MJ and Geathers up front its pretty solid. I think their secondary is pretty darn good too with the two young corners and the young safeties. That team could surprise this year and challenge the Steelers more than the Ravens. I thought they had that possibility last year but Palmer got hurt. This is definitely a team on the rise.

:2c

I didn't understand taking Andre Smith over Eugene Monroe though??? Jom, any insight on this???

AkronSteel
04-26-2009, 09:24 PM
Oh yeah I forgot!!!

:bungalssuck

:stirpot

Oviedo
04-26-2009, 10:04 PM
They have built a pretty decent front seven over there!!! Not bad at all with Maualuga, Rivers, Jones and Jeanty at LB and Peko, Tank, MJ and Geathers up front its pretty solid. I think their secondary is pretty darn good too with the two young corners and the young safeties. That team could surprise this year and challenge the Steelers more than the Ravens. I thought they had that possibility last year but Palmer got hurt. This is definitely a team on the rise.

:2c

I didn't understand taking Andre Smith over Eugene Monroe though??? Jom, any insight on this???

Right now I would predict the Bumgals finishing 2009 in second place in the AFC North. They got some good players.

AkronSteel
04-26-2009, 10:08 PM
They have built a pretty decent front seven over there!!! Not bad at all with Maualuga, Rivers, Jones and Jeanty at LB and Peko, Tank, MJ and Geathers up front its pretty solid. I think their secondary is pretty darn good too with the two young corners and the young safeties. That team could surprise this year and challenge the Steelers more than the Ravens. I thought they had that possibility last year but Palmer got hurt. This is definitely a team on the rise.

:2c

I didn't understand taking Andre Smith over Eugene Monroe though??? Jom, any insight on this???

Right now I would predict the Bumgals finishing 2009 in second place in the AFC North. They got some good players.

I like them in that spot too but they do have some glaring weaknesses!!! Their WR situation is unknown at this point because we don't know what Ocho is going to give them although I think Coles will add probably about as much as TJ did. Their OL will need to gel quickly and Luigs or Cook will really need to step forward at center. I think Coffman may step in a be a big factor in the passing game for Palmer. All in all, that team could be very dangerous come November, December, and January!!!!

:wft am I saying????

Mel Blount's G
04-26-2009, 10:19 PM
Wonder about the future of Levi Jones w/ this Smith pick? Jom...? And would the steelers be interested in him if he passed a physical?




PS: Re: cinci wr's; If chris henry can keep his sh!t squared away, he can be good. He has made some huge plays against us.

AkronSteel
04-26-2009, 10:27 PM
Wonder about the future of Levi Jones w/ this Smith pick? Jom...? And would the steelers be interested in him if he passed a physical?




PS: Re: cinci wr's; If chris henry can keep his sh!t squared away, he can be good. He has made some huge plays against us.

He will be a Buffalo Bill by the end of the day that he is cut by the Bengals. The Bills are in desperate need for a LT after trading Peters and not getting a LT in the draft until late. If they don't fix that situation Trent Edwards won't last a month.

SteelBucks
04-26-2009, 10:29 PM
6 6(179) Morgan Trent CB Michigan



SWEET, they picked up Morgan "Toast" Trent! After watching Ohio State abuse this guy for four years, now I get to watch the Steelers do the same.....assuming he makes the team.

:bungalssuck

Mel Blount's G
04-26-2009, 10:43 PM
Wonder about the future of Levi Jones w/ this Smith pick? Jom...? And would the steelers be interested in him if he passed a physical?




PS: Re: cinci wr's; If chris henry can keep his sh!t squared away, he can be good. He has made some huge plays against us.

He will be a Buffalo Bill by the end of the day that he is cut by the Bengals. The Bills are in desperate need for a LT after trading Peters and not getting a LT in the draft until late. If they don't fix that situation Trent Edwards won't last a month.
Thats right forgot about the bills not addressing that situation this weekend. Oh well, Levi won't come cheap or without physical ailments

Jom112
04-27-2009, 05:08 AM
I didn't understand taking Andre Smith over Eugene Monroe though??? Jom, any insight on this???

I think it came down to run blocking. Bengals really do want to run the ball more...





Right now I would predict the Bumgals finishing 2009 in second place in the AFC North. They got some good players.

Wow, a compliment from Oviedo. You must still be in shock over getting Joe Burnett.:lol:


Also, did you guys see who we picked up AFTER the draft: Texas WR Quan Cosby. Someone in the staff knew what they were doing this year...

ikestops85
04-27-2009, 04:22 PM
I think it came down to run blocking. Bengals really do want to run the ball more...

Also, did you guys see who we picked up AFTER the draft: Texas WR Quan Cosby. Someone in the staff knew what they were doing this year...

Yeh Jom, what the hell is going on with the bengals. I have to admit I was impressed with their draft. I think they are going to improve drastically on the defensive side of the ball and if Carson comes back healthy they will be a force in the North. Did MB finally hire some scouts? lol

steelblood
04-28-2009, 07:55 AM
In true Bengals fashion, they could challenge for a playoff spot or completely implode and get another top ten pick. I would think that Marvin's job is on the line (I can't believe it wasn't last year - the Palmer injury must have given him a pass).

RuthlessBurgher
04-28-2009, 09:17 AM
In true Bengals fashion, they could challenge for a playoff spot or completely implode and get another top ten pick. I would think that Marvin's job is on the line (I can't believe it wasn't last year - the Palmer injury must have given him a pass).

I think the fact that Mike Brown did not want to pay both Marvin as well as a new coach is primary reason why he was not fired. A decision based on money more than football.