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BradshawsHairdresser
08-30-2010, 10:34 PM
QB (3) --Leftwich, Dixon, Batch (Roeth doesn't count until after suspension)
RB (3)--Mendenhall, Redman, Moore
FB (1)--Johnson (also plays TE)
TE (2)--Miller, Spaeth
WR (5)--Ward, Wallace, El, Sanders, Brown
OL (9)--Starks, Kemoeatu, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Hills, Foster, Legursky, Scott
PK (1)--Reed
P (1)--Sepulveda
LS (1)--Warren
RS (1)--Logan (also plays some WR and RB)
DL (7)--Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Hoke, Eason, Harris
LB (9)--Harrison, Farrior, Timmons, Woodley, Foote, Fox, Bailey, Gibson, Worilds
CB (6)--Taylor, McFadden, Gay, Lewis, Burnett, Butler
S (4)--Polamalu, Clark, Allen, Mundy


Practice Squad:
Worthington, Urbik, Grisham, Scott, Jolly, Dwyer, Cromartie-Smith, Sylvester

Notable Cuts:
Battle, Summers, Hartwig

Eddie Spaghetti
08-30-2010, 10:40 PM
no way bailey makes this team.

where is sylvester?

BradshawsHairdresser
08-30-2010, 11:10 PM
no way bailey makes this team.

where is sylvester?

My bad. Sylvester to PS. Take Wright off the PS and put Sylvester on.

Corrected my post to show this.

Eddie Spaghetti
08-30-2010, 11:15 PM
i would swap battle for logan.
sylvester for bailey
mchugh for johnson
drop sunny harris and keep dwyer

just my .02

BradshawsHairdresser
08-30-2010, 11:41 PM
i would swap battle for logan.
sylvester for bailey
mchugh for johnson
drop sunny harris and keep dwyer

just my .02

Logan has been a lot more visible in ST coverage than Battle, who has also been fairly invisible on offense. You've got to have someone who gets down the field to cover, especially if you let Madison go.

Sylvester has lots of potential, but doesn't look ready from what I saw Sunday night.
For sure, he's got more upside than Bailey, but Bailey knows the position and is a good ST player. Again, you've got to keep some of your ST aces, unless you want ST's to suck even worse than they did last season.

McHugh is another player who has been pretty much invisible, but I thought Johnson looked fairly good in his opportunities.

Dwyer looked good Sunday night...against the second and third stringers. There's no need to put him on the active roster right now. Let him learn on the PS.

Sunny Harris was kind of a borderline selection to make the final 53. I don't feel that strongly about keeping him, but I also don't think Worthington is quite ready.

JPbucco
08-30-2010, 11:41 PM
For the 100th flippin time!!!!! there is no need to waste a roster space on Batch!!!!

He is a phone call away. Nobody wanted him for the last 6 years, they sure as hell don't want him now!

Chadman
08-30-2010, 11:50 PM
One reason Arnaz Battle may make the roster- if Ward or Wallace go down he is the only WR at 6' or more on the roster.

Chadman predicts he stays.

hawaiiansteel
08-31-2010, 12:48 AM
For the 100th flippin time!!!!! there is no need to waste a roster space on Batch!!!!

He is a phone call away. Nobody wanted him for the last 6 years, they sure as hell don't want him now!



how can it be for the 100th flippin time when you only have 38 posts to date? :lol:

BradshawsHairdresser
08-31-2010, 01:15 AM
For the 100th flippin time!!!!! there is no need to waste a roster space on Batch!!!!



He may be your opening day starter. :D Dixon's not ready, and Leftwich can't move.
But you have to keep all three, because if Charlie gets so much as a glancing blow, he may be done. :lol: :lol: :lol:

BradshawsHairdresser
08-31-2010, 01:18 AM
One reason Arnaz Battle may make the roster- if Ward or Wallace go down he is the only WR at 6' or more on the roster.



Is there some kind of rule that says you have to keep at least one WR over 6' tall?
I mean, I guess we had Baker and Sweed the past couple of years...

As long as we have receivers who can get separation and catch the ball, I don't care if they're under 6' tall. We have Miller and Spaeth as tall targets if we need them.

Oviedo
08-31-2010, 08:24 AM
Too big a risk to try to put Dwyer or Sylvester on the Practice Squad. There is too much film on both and a team needing special teams and a back up LB will grab Sylvester. Dwyer on Sunday night made someone's 53 man roster with his performance and a RB thin team will grab him before he ever sees our PS. There is a diamond hidden under that coal.

I'd keep Sylvester over Bailey and Dwyer over Logan. The fact that you point out Logan "plays some RB and WR" is exactly the problem. It means he isn't good enough to get playing time at either unless we get devastated by injuries and if we did I'd bet they are combing the waiver wire before they would ever consider playing Logan at either RB or WR as more than an emergency option. Brown and Sanders will handle the return game just fine.

I also can't see them keeping both Eason and Harris. My bet is they go with Eason although I would keep Harris. One will go and they will try to stash Worthington on the PS and hope he gets up to speed quick in case an injury happens.

As far as OL don't be surprised if Urbik makes it and Legursky is the odd man out. IMO that is a 50/50 proposition.

I'd also rather have McHugh over Johnson but I think they keep Johnson.

phillyesq
08-31-2010, 08:42 AM
QB (3) --Leftwich, Dixon, Batch (Roeth doesn't count until after suspension)
RB (3)--Mendenhall, Redman, Moore
FB (1)--Johnson (also plays TE)
TE (2)--Miller, Spaeth
WR (5)--Ward, Wallace, El, Sanders, Brown
OL (9)--Starks, Kemoeatu, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Hills, Foster, Legursky, Scott
PK (1)--Reed
P (1)--Sepulveda
LS (1)--Warren
RS (1)--Logan (also plays some WR and RB)
DL (7)--Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Hoke, Eason, Harris
LB (9)--Harrison, Farrior, Timmons, Woodley, Foote, Fox, Bailey, Gibson, Worilds
CB (6)--Taylor, McFadden, Gay, Lewis, Burnett, Butler
S (4)--Polamalu, Clark, Allen, Mundy


Practice Squad:
Worthington, Urbik, Grisham, Scott, Jolly, Dwyer, Cromartie-Smith, Sylvester

Notable Cuts:
Battle, Summers, Hartwig

Replace Batch with Battle. Sanders won't be active on gameday. Battle is veteran depth at WR, and a STer to replace Madison.

I would add a real FB to the roster (cut from another team) in place of Brown. I know that Brown is everybody's preseason favorite, but I think the Steelers can sneak him onto the PS. That spot, for me, comes down to Brown or Logan, and I keep going back and forth, but today, I'm feeling Logan, who will help the team win more now. If not a FB from another team, then McHugh.

Dwyer makes it to the PS just fine; he had a few nice runs, but by all reports, a lot of mental mistakes. There are many RBs on the bubble elsewhere that would get snapped up before Dwyer, IMO. He has potential, but at this point, if a team is going to bring in somebody from the outside, they're going to be looking more for production and immediate help than potential.

Replace Bailey with Sylvester.

I think Urbik might sneak onto the team. I read some decent reports about him the past few games. Perhaps in place of Scott, or maybe in place of Foster. I know that Foster played ok last year, but it seems to me that he won't ever be much more than average, if that.

The real battle here is longsnapper, where Stewart beats Warren. :lol:

frankthetank1
08-31-2010, 08:47 AM
i would swap battle for logan.
sylvester for bailey
mchugh for johnson
drop sunny harris and keep dwyer

just my .02

Logan has been a lot more visible in ST coverage than Battle, who has also been fairly invisible on offense. You've got to have someone who gets down the field to cover, especially if you let Madison go.

Sylvester has lots of potential, but doesn't look ready from what I saw Sunday night.
For sure, he's got more upside than Bailey, but Bailey knows the position and is a good ST player. Again, you've got to keep some of your ST aces, unless you want ST's to suck even worse than they did last season.

McHugh is another player who has been pretty much invisible, but I thought Johnson looked fairly good in his opportunities.

Dwyer looked good Sunday night...against the second and third stringers. There's no need to put him on the active roster right now. Let him learn on the PS.

Sunny Harris was kind of a borderline selection to make the final 53. I don't feel that strongly about keeping him, but I also don't think Worthington is quite ready.

it was only one game against back ups but what has redman really done? 5 or 6 good games against backups? i think if they put either redman or dwyer on the ps they get grabbed by another team. they can keep 4 hb's if summers is getting cut. i like johnson instead of mchugh. they are both good blockers but johnson looks bigger and faster.

Slapstick
08-31-2010, 08:55 AM
I think there will be two players who line up at FB for the Steelers...neither one will be Frank Summers...I had high hopes for Frank the Tank, but he didn't fulfill them...

Why keep Summers over Dwyer? If you have Redman and Johnson playing FB, why keep summers? Summers is still PS eligible, I think...why not place HIM there and let him develop...

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-31-2010, 09:18 AM
Here's my 55. 1 exempt for BR. Batch will be released upon his return. 1 PUP player (C Scott). If there are no injuries on the OL, the Steelers have several days to release or make room for him when he comes off. If he doesn't make the 53, he will go to PS. This is my pre-game #4 55. If Dwyer has another solid game, I believe he could sneak on. As of right now, he is PS. There is a battle on the DL & LB spot that could pan out based on ST and the inability for the Steelers to sneak a guy onto the PS. I believe it will come down to the Steelers keeping Harris over Eason. Sylvester's ability to play ST and flashes at his position will force them not to try to sneak him to the PS. Butler's raw talent will earn him a spot at the expense of Madison. Because of Madison's release, the Steelers keep Battle for ST.

QB (3)--*Roethlisberger(Exempt), Lefty, Dixon, Batch
RB (3)--Mendenhall, Redman, Moore
FB (1)--Summers
TE (3)--Miller, Spaeth, Johnson
WR (6)--Ward, Wallace, Randel-El, Sanders, Brown, Battle
OL (9)--Starks, Kemoeatu, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Hills, Foster, Legursky, J Scott, *C Scott (PUP)
PK (1)--Reed
P (1)--Sepulveda
LS (1)--Warren
DL (6)--Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Hoke, Harris
LB (9)--Harrison, Farrior, Timmons, Woodley, Foote, Fox, Gibson, Worilds, Sylvester
CB (6)--Taylor, McFadden, Gay, Lewis, Burnett, Butler
S (4)--Polamalu, Clark, Allen, Mundy


Practice Squad:
Worthington, Urbik, Grisham, Dwyer, Cromartie-Smith, Bright, Brooks, Other



On a side note, Steeler's scouts have been attending every Bears game. They have their eye on someone. Perhaps J'Marcus Webb or an OL who will be let go to make room. Some are speculating Jarron Gilbert who is struggling in the 4-3. A RB or FB. Something to keep an eye on.

Oviedo
08-31-2010, 09:44 AM
Here's my 55. 1 exempt for BR. Batch will be released upon his return. 1 PUP player (C Scott). If there are no injuries on the OL, the Steelers have several days to release or make room for him when he comes off. If he doesn't make the 53, he will go to PS. This is my pre-game #4 55. If Dwyer has another solid game, I believe he could sneak on. As of right now, he is PS. There is a battle on the DL & LB spot that could pan out based on ST and the inability for the Steelers to sneak a guy onto the PS. I believe it will come down to the Steelers keeping Harris over Eason. Sylvester's ability to play ST and flashes at his position will force them not to try to sneak him to the PS. Butler's raw talent will earn him a spot at the expense of Madison. Because of Madison's release, the Steelers keep Battle for ST.

QB (3)--*Roethlisberger(Exempt), Lefty, Dixon, Batch
RB (3)--Mendenhall, Redman, Moore
FB (1)--Summers
TE (3)--Miller, Spaeth, Johnson
WR (6)--Ward, Wallace, Randel-El, Sanders, Brown, Battle
OL (9)--Starks, Kemoeatu, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Hills, Foster, Legursky, J Scott, *C Scott (PUP)
PK (1)--Reed
P (1)--Sepulveda
LS (1)--Warren
DL (6)--Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Hoke, Harris
LB (9)--Harrison, Farrior, Timmons, Woodley, Foote, Fox, Gibson, Worilds, Sylvester
CB (6)--Taylor, McFadden, Gay, Lewis, Burnett, Butler
S (4)--Polamalu, Clark, Allen, Mundy


Practice Squad:
Worthington, Urbik, Grisham, Dwyer, Cromartie-Smith, Bright, Brooks, Other



On a side note, Steeler's scouts have been attending every Bears game. They have their eye on someone. Perhaps J'Marcus Webb or an OL who will be let go to make room. Some are speculating Jarron Gilbert who is struggling in the 4-3. A RB or FB. Something to keep an eye on.


On a side note, Steeler's scouts have been attending every Bears game. They have their eye on someone. Perhaps J'Marcus Webb or an OL who will be let go to make room. Some are speculating Jarron Gilbert who is struggling in the 4-3. A RB or FB. Something to keep an eye on.



OOOOOOH. Secret agent type stuff. Very cool info and will have to wait and see.

I'm OK with your roster except I have Dwyer and Urbik making the roster. I would dump Summers and Legursky.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-31-2010, 10:11 AM
Here's my 55. 1 exempt for BR. Batch will be released upon his return. 1 PUP player (C Scott). If there are no injuries on the OL, the Steelers have several days to release or make room for him when he comes off. If he doesn't make the 53, he will go to PS. This is my pre-game #4 55. If Dwyer has another solid game, I believe he could sneak on. As of right now, he is PS. There is a battle on the DL & LB spot that could pan out based on ST and the inability for the Steelers to sneak a guy onto the PS. I believe it will come down to the Steelers keeping Harris over Eason. Sylvester's ability to play ST and flashes at his position will force them not to try to sneak him to the PS. Butler's raw talent will earn him a spot at the expense of Madison. Because of Madison's release, the Steelers keep Battle for ST.

QB (3)--*Roethlisberger(Exempt), Lefty, Dixon, Batch
RB (3)--Mendenhall, Redman, Moore
FB (1)--Summers
TE (3)--Miller, Spaeth, Johnson
WR (6)--Ward, Wallace, Randel-El, Sanders, Brown, Battle
OL (9)--Starks, Kemoeatu, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Hills, Foster, Legursky, J Scott, *C Scott (PUP)
PK (1)--Reed
P (1)--Sepulveda
LS (1)--Warren
DL (6)--Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Hoke, Harris
LB (9)--Harrison, Farrior, Timmons, Woodley, Foote, Fox, Gibson, Worilds, Sylvester
CB (6)--Taylor, McFadden, Gay, Lewis, Burnett, Butler
S (4)--Polamalu, Clark, Allen, Mundy


Practice Squad:
Worthington, Urbik, Grisham, Dwyer, Cromartie-Smith, Bright, Brooks, Other



On a side note, Steeler's scouts have been attending every Bears game. They have their eye on someone. Perhaps J'Marcus Webb or an OL who will be let go to make room. Some are speculating Jarron Gilbert who is struggling in the 4-3. A RB or FB. Something to keep an eye on.


On a side note, Steeler's scouts have been attending every Bears game. They have their eye on someone. Perhaps J'Marcus Webb or an OL who will be let go to make room. Some are speculating Jarron Gilbert who is struggling in the 4-3. A RB or FB. Something to keep an eye on.



OOOOOOH. Secret agent type stuff. Very cool info and will have to wait and see.

I'm OK with your roster except I have Dwyer and Urbik making the roster. I would dump Summers and Legursky.

You know I have been a big Urbik fan. I have been hoping he makes strides. I'm going by where he seems to be stuck in the rotation and his PS eligibility. The Steelers don't look to be so high on him anymore. I think it is even a stretch to put him on the PS. I hope I am as wrong on this as I was on thinking he would be a solid pro.

I think Dwyer needs another solid game to make the 53. I'm sure he will see alot of work on Thursday. I think & hope this will be a similiar story as Redman from last year. Hope he gets it if they stick him on the PS. If he has another solid performance, he might not clear waivers to make the PS.

Steelskin
08-31-2010, 10:13 AM
My main complaint is Dwyer being left off your list.

Since before the draft, every analyst said he needed time to adjust to a conventional running style, having come from Georgia Tech's triple option offense--did we forget that already? He's been getting progressively better and I thought that's what we all should've been expecting.

He's a project (and we should know that most players are in the 6th and 7th rounds), but a worthwhile one. I know and it seems everyone else knows that there's real potential here. He wouldn't last an hour on waivers to make it to our practice squad.

Oviedo
08-31-2010, 10:27 AM
My main complaint is Dwyer being left off your list.

Since before the draft, every analyst said he needed time to adjust to a conventional running style, having come from Georgia Tech's triple option offense--did we forget that already? He's been getting progressively better and I thought that's what we all should've been expecting.

He's a project (and we should know that most players are in the 6th and 7th rounds), but a worthwhile one. I know and it seems everyone else knows that there's real potential here. He wouldn't last an hour on waivers to make it to our practice squad.

I agree. Cuyting Dwyer means you are giving him to another team.

IMO too much there to let walk pout the door when we really have nothing special past Mendy in our current RB group.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-31-2010, 10:27 AM
My main complaint is Dwyer being left off your list.

Since before the draft, every analyst said he needed time to adjust to a conventional running style, having come from Georgia Tech's triple option offense--did we forget that already? He's been getting progressively better and I thought that's what we all should've been expecting.

He's a project (and we should know that most players are in the 6th and 7th rounds), but a worthwhile one. I know and it seems everyone else knows that there's real potential here. He wouldn't last an hour on waivers to make it to our practice squad.

He would make the PS with a no show on Thursday. Projects are fine. No problem with that. But he has to show me he could be productive again against the garbage men, roofers, and grocery baggers he will be playing against on Thursday. We are talking about a kid who can't block (completely missed a backer twice) and isn't showing up on ST. I don't think you give up 1 of 53 for that unless he gives you a 100 / 1 TD output against the 3's & 4's. There is much to say about the 3's & 4's blocking. Except he did nothing with the 2's so you have to take that into consideration. Remember, Redman's production last year was far more obvious and he cleared waivers....Twice. He was there for the taking for 16 weeks and nobody wanted him. If he could stand out against lessor competition or show some production with the 1's & 2's...They will make room. I think Summers would be the odd man out in that case.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
09-03-2010, 08:26 AM
Alright, take 2 after last nights game.

Lefty will not be available while Ben is gone if at all for the season. I think the Steelers feel Batch is fragile and may bring in another QB. Could possibly be a PS QB because he won't help game 1. Let's assume Lefty to PUP or IR & J Scott's injury isn't serious. Scott might miss some time which means another injury at OT will cause alot of shuffling. Urbik benefits from this and they might carry 10 OL until Scott is healthy.

I also like to give props to Bailey & Urbik for last nights play. I was critical about Bailey's position play and he did very good last night. Don't know if it is enough to make the team but congrats to him.

Urbik actually had a solid game. Look very good pulling and moving guys off the ball. Needs to be a little more under control in space when he gets to the 2nd level. If it wasn't for the missed block on Tyler when he dropped Dwyer, he would have had a very good game. Legursky pulling/fold behind Urbik's block limited what Urbik could do on the penetration to counter but Urbik needs to take the first step of the fold more aggressively of the snap to cut off the penetration angle so Legursky could come off his block. I think his progress this season and that game would at least get him on the PS. In my opinion, outplayed Foster the entire pre-season. Very disappointed in Fosters play. I was anticipating a big step year 2. He took a step backwards through the preseason and Urbik came forward.

There are some bubble guys I stuck on. Urbik makes it because of Scott's injury. Burnett's play didn't impress but I think he sneaks on over Madison. But he lost his rotation spot to a fast climbing Butler so perhaps Madison gets the nod. Both Urbik & Burnett will be first to go if they need to add outside their position. Battle is another. I wouldn't put him on based on play at WR but if they don't keep Madison I believe he makes it.

Here's my 53 + *2:


QB (2) --Dixon, Batch, *Roethlisberger
RB (4)--Mendenhall, Redman, Moore, Dwyer
FB (1)--Johnson(#3 TE)
TE (2)--Miller, Spaeth
WR (6)--Ward, Wallace, Randel-El, Sanders, Brown, Battle
OL (10)--Starks, Kemoeatu, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Hills, Foster, Legursky, J Scott, Urbik
PK (1)--Reed
P (1)--Sepulveda
LS (1)--Warren
DL (6)--Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Hoke, Eason
LB (9)--Harrison, Farrior, Timmons, Woodley, Foote, Fox, Gibson, Worilds, Sylvester
CB (6)--Taylor, McFadden, Gay, Lewis, Butler, Burnett
S (4)--Polamalu, Clark, Allen, Mundy


PUP
*C Scott

IR
Lefty???


Practice Squad:
Harris might not clear or want to sign here. I believe they might look to add a QB (just in case) & an OT. Usually carry a true RB on the PS but I believe Dwyer will get plenty of work as the scout team runner. Good way to get him work.

Worthington, Grisham, Cromartie-Smith, Bright, Brooks, Harris, Summers, (QB/OT)

Oviedo
09-03-2010, 08:35 AM
Alright, take 2 after last nights game.

Lefty will not be available while Ben is gone if at all for the season. I think the Steelers feel Batch is fragile and may bring in another QB. Could possibly be a PS QB because he won't help game 1. Let's assume Lefty to PUP or IR & J Scott's injury isn't serious. Scott might miss some time which means another injury at OT will cause alot of shuffling. Urbik benefits from this and they might carry 10 OL until Scott is healthy.

I also like to give props to Bailey & Urbik for last nights play. I was critical about Bailey's position play and he did very good last night. Don't know if it is enough to make the team but congrats to him.

Urbik actually had a solid game. Look very good pulling and moving guys off the ball. Needs to be a little more under control in space when he gets to the 2nd level. If it wasn't for the missed block on Tyler when he dropped Dwyer, he would have had a very good game. Legursky pulling/fold behind Urbik's block limited what Urbik could do on the penetration to counter but Urbik needs to take the first step of the fold more aggressively of the snap to cut off the penetration angle so Legursky could come off his block. I think his progress this season and that game would at least get him on the PS. In my opinion, outplayed Foster the entire pre-season. Very disappointed in Fosters play. I was anticipating a big step year 2. He took a step backwards through the preseason and Urbik came forward.

There are some bubble guys I stuck on. Urbik makes it because of Scott's injury. Burnett's play didn't impress but I think he sneaks on over Madison. But he lost his rotation spot to a fast climbing Butler so perhaps Madison gets the nod. Both Urbik & Burnett will be first to go if they need to add outside their position. Battle is another. I wouldn't put him on based on play at WR but if they don't keep Madison I believe he makes it.

Here's my 53 + *2:


QB (2) --Dixon, Batch, *Roethlisberger
RB (4)--Mendenhall, Redman, Moore, Dwyer
FB (1)--Johnson(#3 TE)
TE (2)--Miller, Spaeth
WR (6)--Ward, Wallace, Randel-El, Sanders, Brown, Battle
OL (10)--Starks, Kemoeatu, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Hills, Foster, Legursky, J Scott, Urbik
PK (1)--Reed
P (1)--Sepulveda
LS (1)--Warren
DL (6)--Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Hoke, Eason
LB (9)--Harrison, Farrior, Timmons, Woodley, Foote, Fox, Gibson, Worilds, Sylvester
CB (6)--Taylor, McFadden, Gay, Lewis, Butler, Burnett
S (4)--Polamalu, Clark, Allen, Mundy


PUP
*C Scott

IR
Lefty???


Practice Squad:
Harris might not clear or want to sign here. I believe they might look to add a QB (just in case) & an OT. Usually carry a true RB on the PS but I believe Dwyer will get plenty of work as the scout team runner. Good way to get him work.

Worthington, Grisham, Cromartie-Smith, Bright, Brooks, Harris, Summers, (QB/OT)

I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head. I do think they at least consider another QB. I'd look at Sage Rosenfels from the Vikings.

Lebsteel
09-03-2010, 10:15 AM
Totally agree, Nasty. Summers should not be our FB. I'd also really like to see us keep Urbik because he has looked good this PS. Two questions: the new LS Stewart played well last night, so I'm wondering if they think he can cover punts better than Warren?

Second is more opinion, but can we find a spot on the 53 for Worthington? He has been very impressive in his limited opportunities.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
09-03-2010, 10:49 AM
Totally agree, Nasty. Summers should not be our FB. I'd also really like to see us keep Urbik because he has looked good this PS. Two questions: the new LS Stewart played well last night, so I'm wondering if they think he can cover punts better than Warren?

Second is more opinion, but can we find a spot on the 53 for Worthington? He has been very impressive in his limited opportunities.

The Stewart / Warren thing is puzzling to me. I'm not sure if it was something lacking in Warren or the fact they didn't want Warren taking all the reps. I did notice Warrren struggling in change of direction when covering. God we need a postion player who can long snap.

Besides Harrison.

Worthington did enough to stick around. I think we could hide him on the PS. I still think he would be #5 at DE no matter if they keep Eason or Harris. The hard part is letting a non finished product go. We know what we get with Eason. He won't be anything more than what he is now. But...You could plug him in to start. I don't think the Steelers are comfortable with that role for Harris or Worthington as of yet. I think it would take an injury along the DL to get him on the 53. If the Steelers decide to keep 7 DL...His chances are much better against Harris. If they only keep 6...I believe he is headed for the PS.

BradshawsHairdresser
09-03-2010, 01:31 PM
After last night's game, I've revised what I think the Steelers will do.

QB (2) Dennis Dixon, Charlie Batch
RB (3) Rashard Mendenhall, Mewelde Moore, Isaac Redman
TE (3) Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, DJ Johnson
WR (6) Hines Ward, Mike Wallace, Antwaan Randle El, Emmanuel Sanders, Antonio Brown, Arnaz Battle
OL (9) Max Starks, Chris Kemoeatu, Maurkice Pouncey, Trai Essex, Flozell Adams, Doug Legursky, Ramon Foster, Jonathan Scott, Tony Hills

DL (7) Aaron Smith, Casey Hampton, Brett Keisel, Ziggy Hood, Chris Hoke, Nick Eason,
Sunny Harris
LB (10) James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, James Farrior, Lawrence Timmons, Larry Foote, Keyaron Fox, Stevenson Sylvester, Jason Worilds, Thaddeus Gibson, Patrick Bailey
S (4) Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark, Will Allen, Ryan Mundy
CB (6) Ike Taylor, Bryant McFadden, William Gay, Keenan Lewis, Crezdon Butler, Anthony Madison

K (1) Jeff Reed
P/K (1) Daniel Sepulveda
SN (1) Greg Warren

Suspended: QB Ben Roethlisberger (obviously, someone gets moved off the 53 when he returns

IR: OT Willie Colon
IR: WR Limas Sweed
PUP: OT Chris Scott
PUP: QB Byron Leftwich

To PS: Dwyer, Worthington, Urbik, Jolly, Grisham, Cromartie-Smith, Brooks, Summers


I would cut Foote and Battle (can't see what they offer except experience), in which case Urbik stays on the top 53. I would put El in the same category as Foote and Battle, except he can be a return man if the rookies don't pan out, plus he can serve as an emergency QB (and we may need that with Charlie Glass playing backup). I would prefer to see the Steelers keep Logan, because of his ST value, but I don't think they will.

BradshawsHairdresser
09-03-2010, 01:35 PM
The Stewart / Warren thing is puzzling to me. I'm not sure if it was something lacking in Warren or the fact they didn't want Warren taking all the reps. I did notice Warrren struggling in change of direction when covering. God we need a postion player who can long snap.



A player like Urbik would be smart to work on this, wouldn't he? I would think long-snapping ability would have to increase his chances of making the team, and would save the team a position on the roster.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
09-03-2010, 02:46 PM
The Stewart / Warren thing is puzzling to me. I'm not sure if it was something lacking in Warren or the fact they didn't want Warren taking all the reps. I did notice Warrren struggling in change of direction when covering. God we need a postion player who can long snap.



A player like Urbik would be smart to work on this, wouldn't he? I would think long-snapping ability would have to increase his chances of making the team, and would save the team a position on the roster.

It would help a bubble player. But you really want a TE-LB type because he is free to run and needs to get down field. Big guy like Urbik might have to stop for oxygen half way down. I believe McHugh did some at PSU but never did one for the Steelers. The player that really could benefit from learning would be a guy like Bailey. He has the right build and could cover. Get him to learn and the guy will be a roster lock for 10 years. It isn't an easy thing to do and just starting to do it at the pro level probably won't be enough to get the job. If you did some in High School or College, there was probably something there and coaches pushed you in that direction.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
09-03-2010, 03:03 PM
OK...Tomlin says J Scott's injury isn't serious and Lefty is out 2-4 weeks. No need to keep Urbik on 53 & sounds like Hartwig is gone. Let's try this again!



Here's my 53 + *2:


QB (3) --Dixon, Batch, Lefty, *Roethlisberger
RB (4)--Mendenhall, Redman, Moore, Dwyer
FB (1)--Johnson(#3 TE)
TE (2)--Miller, Spaeth
WR (6)--Ward, Wallace, Randel-El, Sanders, Brown, Battle
OL (9)--Starks, Kemoeatu, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Hills, Foster, Legursky, J Scott
PK (1)--Reed
P (1)--Sepulveda
LS (1)--Warren
DL (6)--Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Hoke, Eason
LB (9)--Harrison, Farrior, Timmons, Woodley, Foote, Fox, Gibson, Worilds, Sylvester
CB (6)--Taylor, McFadden, Gay, Lewis, Butler, Burnett
S (4)--Polamalu, Clark, Allen, Mundy


PUP
*C Scott




Practice Squad:
Worthington, Grisham, Cromartie-Smith, Bright, Brooks, Harris, Summers, Urbik

Lebsteel
09-03-2010, 03:58 PM
@JDwyer41- Thank you Lord
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Looks like Dwyer made the 53. He deserves it after showing he can learn and demonstrating great potential.