PDA

View Full Version : Looks like the 53 are...



SteelerNation1
09-04-2009, 10:54 PM
QBs (3)
Big Ben
Batch
Dixon

RBs (4)
Parker
Mendenhall
Summers
Mewelde

WRs (5)
Ward
Holmes
Sweed
McDonald
Wallace

TEs (3)
Miller
Spaeth
DJ

OL (9)
Hartwig
Kemo
Essex
Starks
Colon
Urbik
Foster
Legursky
Hills

DL (7)
Hampton
Smith
Keisel
Ziggy
Hoke
Kirschke
Eason

LB (8)
Timmons
Farrior
Woodley
J Harrison
A Harrison
Frazier
Bailey
Fox

DB (10)
Gay
Ike T
Polamalu
Clark
Mundy
Burnett
Lewis
Ty Carter
Townsend
Ratliff

ST (4)
Reed
Sep
Warren
Logan


Personally, I hate giving up Sonny Harris and IMO Roy LEwis outplayed Mundy all preseason (last night's pick 6 notwithstanding)

Mister Pittsburgh
09-05-2009, 08:44 AM
QBs (3)
Big Ben
Batch
Dixon

RBs (4)
Parker
Mendenhall
Summers
Mewelde

WRs (5)
Ward
Holmes
Sweed
McDonald
Wallace

TEs (3)
Miller
Spaeth
DJ

OL (9)
Hartwig
Kemo
Essex
Starks
Colon
Urbik
Foster
Legursky
Hills

DL (7)
Hampton
Smith
Keisel
Ziggy
Hoke
Kirschke
Eason

LB (8)
Timmons
Farrior
Woodley
J Harrison
A Harrison
Frazier
Bailey
Fox

DB (10)
Gay
Ike T
Polamalu
Clark
Mundy
Burnett
Lewis
Ty Carter
Townsend
Ratliff

ST (4)
Reed
Sep
Warren
Logan


Personally, I hate giving up Sonny Harris and IMO Roy LEwis outplayed Mundy all preseason (last night's pick 6 notwithstanding)

I was hoping Sonny Harris or McLendon could replace Kirschke. I like Roy Lewis as well...but don't you show him listed on the DB's they kept or is that a different Lewis and I am having a brain fart?

If this is indeed the 53 I am glad to see McDonald make it as I think he could be a very good WR for us to have around. Also glad to see Ratliff make it. I think we definately upgraded in some areas from last years squad...especially in our return game. Amazing what Tomlin has made our special teams into in just 2 years.

jj28west
09-05-2009, 08:56 AM
Its hard not to smile when you look at the RB's and WR's on paper and see what we have. Hopefully the Oline could gel as we all hope to give BA more play scenarios.

I am happy for Arnold just based on what he went through. I also thought Madison was a special teams phenom but unfortunately one dimensional.

I am shocked by the Isaac Redman cut but who do you cut instead when everyone's value is assesed. Can't argue to much with Tomlin's decision making when you take emotion and gut instincts out of the equation.

RuthlessBurgher
09-05-2009, 08:58 AM
I was hoping Sonny Harris or McLendon could replace Kirschke. I like Roy Lewis as well...but don't you show him listed on the DB's they kept or is that a different Lewis and I am having a brain fart?

That would be Keenan "Ivory" Lewis. :lol:

http://www.bumpybrains.com/images/brainFart.png

Mister Pittsburgh
09-05-2009, 09:09 AM
Ha Ha! Nice. It smells like cheese.

frankthetank1
09-05-2009, 09:10 AM
im suprised roy lewis didnt make it and mundy did. besides the carolina game mundy did nothing. is lewis not ps eligible any more? also why did summers make the team and not redman? thats a bad move imo. redman was a lot more impressive than summers. summers was a late draft pick so cutting him wouldnt be a big loss.

DukieBoy
09-05-2009, 09:58 AM
im suprised roy lewis didnt make it and mundy did. besides the carolina game mundy did nothing. is lewis not ps eligible any more? also why did summers make the team and not redman? thats a bad move imo. redman was a lot more impressive than summers. summers was a late draft pick so cutting him wouldnt be a big loss.

I'm thinking that Mundy's positives (game smarts, size) helped him gain the roster spot over Roy Lewis. And Summers may have more role diversity (running, lead blocking, ST's) and had less opportunity to show his upside mid-camp due to injury.
I'm thinking and hoping we have Redman on the PS, as we will need at least one RB (maybe 2) on PS while carrying only 4 on the roster. Don't know if Roy Lewis is PS-eligible, but we are well-stocked in the defensive backfield, should probably carry 1 DB on the PS.

Sorry to see that Bruce Davis was not able to make the cut. He looked dismal on ST's most of the time, far as I could tell. Hope they can PS him and keep developing him to see if the light comes on for him and if he has IT, but I think someone will pick him up.

Would not be surprised if the Browns pick up one or two of our cuts. They need help.

ANPSTEEL
09-05-2009, 10:00 AM
Bailey was kept over woods? Really?

Insert: headscratch smiley

DukieBoy
09-05-2009, 10:04 AM
Bailey was kept over woods? Really?

Insert: headscratch smiley


I was wondering about that, too. Maybe Woods' hammy resulted in a "waived-injured" move, or just maybe the the info is not accurate.
I am hoping he is rostered or PS'ed (but is he PS-eligible?).

SidSmythe
09-05-2009, 10:08 AM
I thought WOODS adds better depth than Bailey at LB and isn't much of a drop off on Special Teams. but WOODS hurt his hamstring so I'm thinking he'll stick around once he's 100%.

Redman is one dimensional on the goalline ... I thought he looked out of shape and doesn't have great speed. I would love to keep him on the practice squad and develop him b/c I think he can be a good back if he gets in shape.

RuthlessBurgher
09-05-2009, 01:54 PM
Roy Lewis and Donovan Bailey should both be practice squad eligible.

TallyStiller
09-05-2009, 06:30 PM
Posted this thought elsewhere in a different context... if they're looking for a FS, the "defensive quarterback" part of the job is a pretty big deal, especially in LeBeau's defense. Mundy, as I recall, played an extra year at WVU because he graduated from Michigan before his eligibility expired, allowing him to transfer without following the normal sit out a year rule that applies. Judging from the average SAT's, etc. they don't let just anybody into Michigan in the first place... kinda like graduating from Duke a year early. Wondering if an enhanced "above the neck" part of his game made it so that Mundy just had to do "enough", while Lewis would have had to be "extraordinary", considering that they're staring down the probability now of losing Ryan Clark after the season... just a thought.

Mel Blount's G
09-05-2009, 06:38 PM
I echo the bummer sentiment about B Davis. I was really hoping his development would have accelerated enough for him to at least make the team. Or that he could have been a ST contributor based on his atheleticism alone. It's even more of a bummer considering I would have really preferred we took an OL for grooming with that #3 pick last year. I hate to be cliche but he's looking like his name is actually Bust Davis :x

RuthlessBurgher
09-05-2009, 08:08 PM
I echo the bummer sentiment about B Davis. I was really hoping his development would have accelerated enough for him to at least make the team. Or that he could have been a ST contributor based on his atheleticism alone. It's even more of a bummer considering I would have really preferred we took an OL for grooming with that #3 pick last year. I hate to be cliche but he's looking like his name is actually Bust Davis :x

People always use the "bust" moniker prematurely when someone isn't All Pro right off the bat, but now is the appropriate time to refer to him as "Bust Davis" because it is 100% true at this point.

RuthlessBurgher
09-05-2009, 08:14 PM
The official announcement came from the team, finally:

http://2009.steelers.com/article/109799/


Steelers reduce roster to 53
Saturday, September 5, 2009
PITTSBURGH ? The Steelers finalized their regular season roster today by releasing 21 players and placing another on the Reserve/Injured List to reach the NFL-mandated 53-player limit.

The teamís final roster includes three quarterbacks, four running backs, six wide receivers, three tight ends, nine offensive linemen, seven defensive linemen, eight linebackers, 10 defensive backs and three specialists (kicker, punter and long snapper).

The Steelers released the following players to reach their 53-man roster limit: quarterback Mike Reilly; running backs Carey Davis, Isaac Redman and Justin Vincent; wide receivers Dallas Baker, Tyler Grisham and Brandon Williams; tight end Dezmond Sherrod; offensive linemen Jason Capizzi, Jeremy Parquet and A.Q. Shipley; defensive linemen Sonny Harris, Steve McClendon and Scott Paxson; linebackers Bruce Davis, Tom Korte, Andy Schantz and Donovan Woods; defensive backs Roy Lewis and Anthony Madison; and kicker Piotr Czech.

Sixth-year veteran tight end Sean McHugh was placed on the teamís Reserve/Injured List and will miss the entire 2009 season after injuring his knee during training camp.

All NFL teams must trim their rosters to 53 players by 6 p.m. (ET) Saturday, September 5. Clubs may establish a practice squad of up to eight players after noon (ET) Sunday, Sept. 6.

The Steelers will kick off the NFL season at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 when they host the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field.

NorthCoast
09-05-2009, 08:52 PM
I watched B. Davis closely in the Panthers game because I think everyone knew he was on the bubble.
He was not very good. Took some bad angles to the tackle and totally wiffed on others. When you see someone like K. Fox playing then B. Davis the contrast was stark. Given this was Year 2 for him, it was bound to be the deathknell. Oh well, glad Tomlin & Co have the kahunas to admit it and move on.....not sure Cowher would have done the same.

DHSF
09-05-2009, 08:58 PM
I scratched my head when they drafted Davis also. I felt it was a reach and that we needed someone on the OL rather than another tweener.

NC Steeler Fan
09-05-2009, 09:03 PM
I was really interested in two players: Logan and Redman. I'll admit I'm going
more on instinct than anything else, but I'm bummed to see Redman cut; I think it's a mistake. I hope I'm wrong, but I still have a bad feeling about Mendenhall...

Oviedo
09-05-2009, 11:05 PM
I scratched my head when they drafted Davis also. I felt it was a reach and that we needed someone on the OL rather than another tweener.

That is the risk of the 3-4. You take a risk on highly productive DEs and try to reinvent them. I think this fails more than succeeds and I think it is probably more difficult with the complexity of the Steelers defense.