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Steel Life
08-31-2012, 07:12 PM
Danny Batten OLB, Bills - Has excellent KEI numbers, would be a nice project for the PS.

Tim Fugger OLB, Colts - Same as above...he didn't stick because of a slow recovery from sports-hernia surgery.

Brandon Washington G, Eagles - 6'3", 322lbs...big, athletic but raw. The Steelers scouted him a lot at Miami.

Tori Gurely WR, Packers - Big WR (6'4", 230) who has really stood out but the Pack is really deep at WR.

Ryan Van Bergen DE, Panthers - Steelers were giving this kid a long look before the draft as a Aaron Smith-like project.

Tauren Poole RB, Panthers - A tough, decisive runner who would be worth a look.

Darren Evans RB, Colts - Ditto...just in the wrong system in Indy.

Chadman
08-31-2012, 08:53 PM
Washington would be worth a look for sure. Could play OG/OT...he'll find a role with someone.

Chadman
08-31-2012, 09:56 PM
Tank Carder on the PS wouldn't be the worst thing of all time..

RuthlessBurgher
09-01-2012, 12:10 AM
Some random interesting names I've noticed (most guys that I remember being interested in during their respective draft years):

DB: Blake Gideon from AZ, Dominique Franks from ATL, Darius Butler from CAR, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah from DAL, Keith Tandy from TB

LB: Tank Carder from BUF, Shawn Loiseau from HOU, Greg Lloyd Jr. from IND, Cam Johnson from SF, Bryan Kehl from WAS

DL: Jarron Gilbert from BUF, Ryan Van Bergen from CAR, Loni Fangupo from HOU, Frank Okam from TB

OL: Matt Reynolds from CAR, Andrew Datko from GB, Chris DeGeare from MIN, Brandon Washington from PHI, Joe Long from STL, Kris O'Dowd from SEA

WR: Jeff Fuller from MIA, Marvin McNutt from PHI, Chris Owusu from SF, Ricardo Lockette from SEA

TE: Chase Ford from PHI

K: Kai Forbath from TB

Some former Steelers cut: LB Clark Haggans from AZ, CB Crezdon Butler from AZ, OL Tony Hills from DEN, Doug Worthington from WAS.

phillyesq
09-01-2012, 08:26 AM
Add Nick Novak to the list of kickers released. He had a decent year with San Diego filling in for Kaeding.

lloydroid
09-01-2012, 12:35 PM
Tony Hills was still on someone's roster? LOL. I said he was soft the day Pgh drafted him and he never did anything to prove that label wrong. Hills is just a tub of goo. Do you think any of the players listed are any better than the players Pgh will be cutting?

fordfixer
09-01-2012, 12:58 PM
Danny Batten OLB, Bills - Has excellent KEI numbers, would be a nice project for the PS.

Tim Fugger OLB, Colts - Same as above...he didn't stick because of a slow recovery from sports-hernia surgery.

Brandon Washington G, Eagles - 6'3", 322lbs...big, athletic but raw. The Steelers scouted him a lot at Miami.

Tori Gurely WR, Packers - Big WR (6'4", 230) who has really stood out but the Pack is really deep at WR.

Ryan Van Bergen DE, Panthers - Steelers were giving this kid a long look before the draft as a Aaron Smith-like project.

Tauren Poole RB, Panthers - A tough, decisive runner who would be worth a look.

Darren Evans RB, Colts - Ditto...just in the wrong system in Indy.

O.K. time to show my lack of knowledge what is KEI????????

hawaiiansteel
09-01-2012, 09:10 PM
New England Patriots release veteran Bobby Carpenter

By Marc Sessler
Published: Sept. 1, 2012

Hours after the New England Patriots traded for Greg Salas from the St. Louis Rams, the Pats made room for their new wide receiver by cutting inside linebacker Bobby Carpenter, the team announced Saturday.

Carpenter's stay in New England is over almost before it began. It's a surprising move by the Patriots considering Carpenter had performed well in camp after being signed as a free agent in April.

It leaves the Patriots thin at linebacker, where Carpenter was penciled in on the strongside behind rookie Dont'a Hightower. Now, Mike Rivera and Tracy White figure as the main reserves behind starters Brandon Spikes and Jerod Mayo (meaning transaction-happy Bill Belichick is sure to make another move here soon).

Following four disappointing seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Carpenter split time last season with the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins. Carpenter has failed to live up to his first-round draft status, but Belichick has spun gold out of project players before and appeared to be at it again.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000057555/article/new-england-patriots-release-veteran-bobby-carpenter

Steel Life
09-01-2012, 11:18 PM
O.K. time to show my lack of knowledge what is KEI????????
Kirwan Explosion Index. This is a formula developed by Pat Kirwan (former scout & Jets Exec.) to filter out the weight room warriors & the guys with great explosion who can't deliver a blow once they get there. This is a raw number that you find by Bench Press Reps + Vertical Jump + Broad Jump. A score above 70 is a good number.

Another determining number developed by Pat Kirwan that measures actual speed versus track speed. This number is the 40 Yard Dash - Short Shuttle. The better number is found by the higher positive discrepancy.

fordfixer
09-02-2012, 01:10 AM
Kirwan Explosion Index. This is a formula developed by Pat Kirwan (former scout & Jets Exec.) to filter out the weight room warriors & the guys with great explosion who can't deliver a blow once they get there. This is a raw number that you find by Bench Press Reps + Vertical Jump + Broad Jump. A score above 70 is a good number.

Another determining number developed by Pat Kirwan that measures actual speed versus track speed. This number is the 40 Yard Dash - Short Shuttle. The better number is found by the higher positive discrepancy.

Thanks. How is it I haven't heard of that before now?

ikestops85
09-02-2012, 01:55 PM
Thanks. How is it I haven't heard of that before now?

Only Pat Kirwan uses it. :lol:

Steel Life
09-02-2012, 02:38 PM
LOL...Kirwan developed it from the metrics Bill Walsh used to rate players.

hawaiiansteel
09-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Only Pat Kirwan uses it. :lol:

and James Harrison probably doesn't even know who Pat Kirwan is...:D

fordfixer
09-02-2012, 04:36 PM
ikestops85;521456]Only Pat Kirwan uses it. :lol:
Pat Kirwan and Steel Life:p