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RuthlessBurgher
04-27-2010, 12:27 PM
Pouncey's college 56 is already taken by Woodley, and Webster's 52 won't be re-issued.

Player POS #
Brooks, Dorian G 77
Brown, Antonio WR 14
Butler, Crezdon CB 40
Cromartie-Smith, Da'Mon S 42
Dwyer, Jonathan RB 41
Gibson, Thaddeus OLB 90
Jolly, Kyle T 67
Pouncey, Maurkice C/G ?
Sanders, Emmanuel WR 18
Scott, Chris T 71
Sylvester, Stevenson LB 47
Taylor, Demetrius FB 38
Thompson, Cordarrow NT 67
Thornton, Justin S 46
Trump, A.J. C/G 69
Witten, Lindsey OLB 39
Worilds, Jason OLB 97
Worthington, Doug DT 95

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/04/steelers-rookies-get-jersey-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-4050

Blitz-en
04-27-2010, 12:50 PM
He should just throw Hartwig in his locker and take his!

RuthlessBurgher
04-27-2010, 12:52 PM
It will be weird seeing FWP's jersey on a linebacker.

ANPSTEEL
04-27-2010, 01:00 PM
I don't think Worilds knows the hex hes putting on himself and his shoulder with the choice of 97.

pfelix73
04-27-2010, 02:20 PM
Who has #53 on the team? Looks like another rookie. He could probably take that one.


Also, I don't think #7 is being used right now either. Personally, I'd pick #69. :lol:

phillyesq
04-27-2010, 03:17 PM
Would it kill the WRs to pick a number in the 80s? I realize that this is completely irrational, but I hate when WRs have numbers in the teens.

RuthlessBurgher
04-27-2010, 03:40 PM
Would it kill the WRs to pick a number in the 80s? I realize that this is completely irrational, but I hate when WRs have numbers in the teens.

In order to give each of the 10 WR's that are currently on our roster a number in the 80's, we'd have to move all of our TE's down to the 40's (including stripping Heath of his 83, Speath of his 89, etc.). That's obviously not going to happen

Between all of the WR's and TE's that a team invites to camp, there are only so many numbers in the 80's to give out...just 10 of them...so we'll always see WR's in the teens (and the occassional TE in the 40's as well). Right now, the only numbers in the 80's that are available are 84 and 88.

13 Chery, Jason WR 5-10 185 24 1 Louisiana-Lafayette
14 Brown, Antonio WR 5-10 186 21 R Central Michigan
15 London, Brandon WR 6-4 215 25 2 Massachusetts
17 Wallace, Mike WR 6-0 199 23 2 Mississippi
18 Sanders, Emmanuel WR 5-11 180 23 R SMU
19 Grisham, Tyler WR 5-11 180 22 1 Clemson

49 McHugh, Sean TE 6-5 265 27 7 Penn State

80 Sweed, Limas WR 6-4 220 25 3 Texas
81 Battle, Arnaz WR 6-1 208 30 8 Notre Dame
82 Randle El, Antwaan WR 5-10 185 30 9 Indiana
83 Miller, Heath TE 6-5 256 27 6 Virginia
85 Johnson, David TE 6-2 260 22 2 Arkansas State
86 Ward, Hines WR 6-0 205 34 13 Georgia
87 Bright, Eugene TE 6-4 268 25 1 Purdue
89 Spaeth, Matt TE 6-7 270 26 4 Minnesota

RuthlessBurgher
04-27-2010, 03:53 PM
Other number quirks at this point:

Because of scarcity of available numbers, there are a few repeats, with (for example) an offensive lineman and defensive lineman sharing the same number during camp.

67 Jolly, Kyle OT 6-6 300 22 R North Carolina
67 Thompson, Cordarrow NT 6-2 301 22 R Virginia Tech

69 McLendon, Steve DT 6-4 280 24 1 Troy
69 Trump, A.J. C/G 6-3 300 23 R Miami

71 Paxson, Scott NT 6-4 292 27 2 Penn State
71 Scott, Chris OT 6-4 319 22 R Tennessee

77 Brooks, Dorian OG 6-2 306 23 R James Madison
77 Harris, Ra'Shon DE 6-5 300 23 2 Oregon

Those situations should not be overly confusing, since the offense and defense wear different color jerseys at camp.

However, the following situation should hopefully be rectified soon, because we can't have two DB's with the same number:

37 Harris, Tuff DB 6-0 198 27 4 Montana
37 Madison, Anthony DB 5-9 180 28 5 Alabama

We also still have to assign numbers to the following 3 players:

McFadden, Bryant CB 6-0 190 28 6 Florida State (his #20 was given to Keenan Lewis last year)
Pouncey, Maurkice C/G 6-4 304 20 R Florida (he can't have his college #56, since Woodley wears it)
Vierling, Bradley C 6-3 290 23 R Vanderbilt (he was just signed today after the other UDFA's, so the equipment manager likely just hasn't gotten to him yet)

flippy
04-27-2010, 04:46 PM
Pouncey, Maurkice C/G 6-4 304 20 R Florida (he can't have his college #56, since Woodley wears it)


Pouncey could probably afford to buy Woodley's number from him since he's in contract flux.

D Rock
04-27-2010, 07:51 PM
37 Harris, Tuff DB 6-0 198 27 4 Montana
37 Madison, Anthony DB 5-9 180 28 5 Alabama

http://www.whodeyfans.com/uploaded_images/1TuffHARris-714268.jpg

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:WfxnSe2mAXDTYM:http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/43/430798.jpg


TAA-DAAA!!! PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

SteelerNation1
04-27-2010, 08:07 PM
In order to give each of the 10 WR's that are currently on our roster a number in the 80's, we'd have to move all of our TE's down to the 40's (including stripping Heath of his 83, Speath of his 89, etc.). That's obviously not going to happen


Yes. Don't you remember Hines' 1st training camp---he was #15!
http://www.sportscards4all.com/store/images/98%20BOW%20H%20WARD%20RC.jpg

plainnasty
04-27-2010, 09:43 PM
Pouncey should be able to pick between #'s 53 (Johnny Williams), 54 (Andre Frazier), or 55 (Patrick Bailey). It's a safe bet that 2 of these guys, if not all three, will not make the team. Wear Dirt's #63 until final cuts or keep it since expectations are high anyway.

RuthlessBurgher
04-28-2010, 12:04 AM
In order to give each of the 10 WR's that are currently on our roster a number in the 80's, we'd have to move all of our TE's down to the 40's (including stripping Heath of his 83, Speath of his 89, etc.). That's obviously not going to happen


Yes. Don't you remember Hines' 1st training camp---he was #15!
http://www.sportscards4all.com/store/images/98%20BOW%20H%20WARD%20RC.jpg

I own a Hines rookie card with him wearing 15. It's up in my son's room. In fact, that particular pose looks awfully familiar. It could the exact card that you posted.

Chadman
04-28-2010, 12:51 AM
Jesus! Pouncey couldn't even get assigned a number???

But all the other rookies OL got numbers???

BUST!

rpmpit
04-28-2010, 06:58 AM
I'm sure this has been discussed before but I don't remember...

Why aren't 88 and 82 "protected" like the other great Steeler numbers??

calmkiller
04-28-2010, 08:17 AM
I'm sure this has been discussed before but I don't remember...

Why aren't 88 and 82 "protected" like the other great Steeler numbers??

There are only so many numbers you can retire and as stated before there are only so many numbers that can be given to WRs.

RuthlessBurgher
04-28-2010, 09:48 AM
I'm sure this has been discussed before but I don't remember...

Why aren't 88 and 82 "protected" like the other great Steeler numbers??

After Stallworth, #82 has been given to Derek Hill, Yancey Thigpen, Henry Bailey, Bobby Shaw, and Antwaan Randle El.

After Swann, #88 has been given to Craig Dunaway, John Rodgers, Jessie Britt, Joey Clinkscales, Jason Johnson, Chris Calloway, Mark Didio, Andre Hastings, Courtney Hawkins, Tim Baker, Terence Mathis, Matt Kranchick, and Jon Dekker.

So, in a word...No.

rpmpit
04-28-2010, 10:35 AM
I'm sure this has been discussed before but I don't remember...

Why aren't 88 and 82 "protected" like the other great Steeler numbers??

After Stallworth, #82 has been given to Derek Hill, Yancey Thigpen, Henry Bailey, Bobby Shaw, and Antwaan Randle El.

After Swann, #88 has been given to Craig Dunaway, John Rodgers, Jessie Britt, Joey Clinkscales, Jason Johnson, Chris Calloway, Mark Didio, Andre Hastings, Courtney Hawkins, Tim Baker, Terence Mathis, Matt Kranchick, and Jon Dekker.

So, in a word...No.

Question wasn't "if" they were protected numbers. I knew they were given out after Swann and Stallworth. And that's why the question was "why" they weren't protected like the other Steeler unofficially retired numbers.


I thought you were smart :P :lol:

SteelerNation1
04-28-2010, 10:51 AM
After Stallworth, #82 has been given to Derek Hill, Yancey Thigpen, Henry Bailey, Bobby Shaw, and Antwaan Randle El.

That's not a bad list of WRs right there. All produced some memorable seasons/plays for the Steelers. Anyone remember Henry Bailey in training camp 1996 (?). He was awesome in the preseason that yr.



After Swann, #88 has been given to Craig Dunaway, John Rodgers, Jessie Britt, Joey Clinkscales, Jason Johnson, Chris Calloway, Mark Didio, Andre Hastings, Courtney Hawkins, Tim Baker, Terence Mathis, Matt Kranchick, and Jon Dekker.

So, in a word...No.

This list...not so good. Besides Hastings and to a lesser degree Hawkins, those guys stink.

Oviedo
04-28-2010, 11:35 AM
The only number the Steelers have ever retired is Ernie Stautner's #70. Every other number is technically available.

http://www.nflteamhistory.com/nfl_teams ... mbers.html (http://www.nflteamhistory.com/nfl_teams/pittsburgh_steelers/retired_numbers.html)

I think they have an unoffocial policy not to give out the numbers of the stars/HoF inductees of the 1970's teams so not to put pressure on the young players wearing them or diminish the number if the player isn't a star.

hawaiiansteel
04-29-2010, 03:46 AM
Current Steelers Roster


# NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE
26 Allen, Will S 6-1 200 27 7 Ohio State
55 Bailey, Patrick LB 6-4 235 24 3 Duke
16 Batch, Charlie QB 6-2 216 35 13 Eastern Michigan
81 Battle, Arnaz WR 6-1 208 30 8 Notre Dame
87 Bright, Eugene TE 6-4 268 25 1 Purdue
77 Brooks, Dorian OG 6-2 306 23 R James Madison
14 Brown, Antonio WR 5-10 186 21 R Central Michigan
27 Burnett, Joe CB 5-10 192 23 2 Central Florida
40 Butler, Crezdon CB 6-1 191 22 R Clemson
13 Chery, Jason WR 5-10 185 24 1 Louisiana-Lafayette
25 Clark, Ryan FS 5-11 205 30 9 Louisiana State
74 Colon, Willie T 6-3 315 27 5 Hofstra
42 Cromartie-Smith, Da'Mon S 6-2 210 23 R UTEP
05 Czech, Piotr K 6-5 210 23 1 Wagner College
10 Dixon, Dennis QB 6-3 209 25 3 Oregon
45 Doggett, Derrick LB 6-3 210 25 R Oregon State
41 Dwyer, Jonathan RB 5-11 229 20 R Georgia Tech
93 Eason, Nick DE 6-3 305 29 8 Clemson
79 Essex, Trai G 6-5 324 27 6 Northwestern
51 Farrior, James ILB 6-2 243 35 14 Virginia
50 Foote, Larry LB 6-1 239 29 9 Michigan
73 Foster, Ramon T 6-6 325 24 2 Tennessee
57 Fox, Keyaron ILB 6-3 235 28 7 Georgia Tech
54 Frazier, Andre LB 6-5 245 27 6 Cincinnati
22 Gay, William CB 5-10 190 25 4 Louisville
90 Gibson, Thaddeus OLB 6-2 243 22 R Ohio State
8 Graessle, Adam P 6-4 225 25 1 Pittsburgh
19 Grisham, Tyler WR 5-11 180 22 1 Clemson
98 Hampton, Casey NT 6-1 325 32 10 Texas
92 Harrison, James OLB 6-0 242 31 7 Kent State
77 Harris, Ra'Shon DE 6-5 300 23 2 Oregon
37 Harris, Tuff DB 6-0 198 27 4 Montana
62 Hartwig, Justin C 6-5 312 31 9 Kansas
66 Hills, Tony T 6-5 304 25 3 Texas
76 Hoke, Chris NT 6-2 305 34 9 Brigham Young
96 Hood, Ziggy DE 6-3 300 23 2 Missouri
85 Johnson, David TE 6-2 260 22 2 Arkansas State
67 Jolly, Kyle OT 6-6 300 22 R North Carolina
99 Keisel, Brett DE 6-5 285 31 9 Brigham Young
68 Kemoeatu, Chris G 6-3 344 27 6 Utah
4 Leftwich, Byron QB 6-5 250 30 8 Marshall
64 Legursky, Doug C 6-1 315 23 2 Marshall
20 Lewis, Keenan CB 6-0 208 23 2 Oregon State
11 Logan, Stefan RB 5-6 180 28 2 South Dakota
15 London, Brandon WR 6-4 215 25 2 Massachusetts
37 Madison, Anthony DB 5-9 180 28 5 Alabama
McFadden, Bryant CB 6-0 190 28 6 Florida State
49 McHugh, Sean TE 6-5 265 27 7 Penn State
69 McLendon, Steve DT 6-4 280 24 1 Troy
34 Mendenhall, Rashard RB 5-10 225 22 3 Illinois
83 Miller, Heath TE 6-5 256 27 6 Virginia
21 Moore, Mewelde RB 5-11 209 27 7 Tulane
29 Mundy, Ryan FS 6-1 209 25 2 West Virginia
71 Paxson, Scott NT 6-4 292 27 2 Penn State
30 Pitman, David CB 5-11 185 26 4 Northwestern State-LA
43 Polamalu, Troy SS 5-10 207 29 8 USC
Pouncey, Maurkice C/G 6-4 304 20 R Florida
82 Randle El, Antwaan WR 5-10 185 30 9 Indiana
33 Redman, Isaac RB 6-0 230 25 1 Bowie State
3 Reed, Jeff K 5-11 225 31 9 North Carolina
61 Retkofsky, Jared LS 6-5 260 27 3 Texas Christian
7 Roethlisberger, Ben QB 6-5 241 28 7 Miami (Ohio)
18 Sanders, Emmanuel WR 5-11 180 23 R SMU
71 Scott, Chris OT 6-4 319 22 R Tennessee
72 Scott, Jonathan T 6-6 318 27 4 Texas
9 Sepulveda, Dan P 6-3 230 26 4 Baylor
91 Smith, Aaron DE 6-5 298 34 12 Northern Colorado
89 Spaeth, Matt TE 6-7 270 26 4 Minnesota
78 Starks, Max T 6-8 345 28 7 Florida
44 Summers, Frank RB 5-10 240 24 1 Nevada-Las Vegas
80 Sweed, Limas WR 6-4 220 25 3 Texas
47 Sylvester, Stevenson ILB 6-2 231 21 R Utah
38 Taylor, Demetrius FB 6-0 273 23 R Virginia Tech
24 Taylor, Ike CB 6-2 195 29 8 Louisiana-Lafayette
67 Thompson, Cordarrow NT 6-2 301 22 R Virginia Tech
46 Thornton, Justin S 6-1 213 22 R Kansas
94 Timmons, Lawrence LB 6-1 234 23 4 Florida State
69 Trump, A.J. C/G 6-3 300 23 R Miami
65 Urbik, Kraig G 6-5 323 24 2 Wisconsin
Vierling, Bradley C 6-3 290 23 R Vanderbilt
28 Vincent, Justin RB 5-10 219 27 2 Louisiana State
17 Wallace, Mike WR 6-0 199 23 2 Mississippi
86 Ward, Hines WR 6-0 205 34 13 Georgia
60 Warren, Greg LS 6-3 252 28 6 North Carolina
53 Williams, Johnny LB 6-2 246 24 1 Kentucky
48 Williams, Renauld LB 6-0 228 29 5 Hofstra
35 Williams, Trae CB 5-10 195 25 1 South Florida
39 Witten, Lindsey OLB 6-4 250 22 R Connecticut
56 Woodley, LaMarr OLB 6-2 265 25 4 Michigan
97 Worilds, Jason OLB 6-2 262 22 R Virginia Tech
95 Worthington, Doug DT 6-5 292 22 R Ohio State

hawaiiansteel
04-29-2010, 03:26 PM
i just heard that Pouncey will be assigned jersey #53

RuthlessBurgher
04-30-2010, 02:53 PM
Yup, Pouncey got #53 (hopefully we'll forget that was Clark Haggans' number like we forget that Jason Gildon wore 92 now that Harrison has it).

McFadden got his #20 back (Keenan Lewis, who wore #20 last year, switched to #23, which was vacated by Ty Carter).

Bradley Vierling took #69 (Steve McLendon is also #69, but since Vierling plays o-line and McLendon plays d-line, it's okay to have the repeats during training camp).

PSU_dropout43
05-01-2010, 04:10 PM
Emmanuel Sanders is #88, now.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/7f/fullj.fc38cfc0ac4b2b3d9f11feb426cf6f23/fc38cfc0ac4b2b3d9f11feb426cf6f23-getty-98492831gs010_pittsburgh_st.jpg