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NorthCoast
09-01-2012, 08:35 AM
https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/2546701832/image_normal.jpg]Robert Golden (https://twitter.com/R0bG0lden)@R0bG0lden (https://twitter.com/R0bG0lden)
When I say God is good!! He is too Good!!! Thank You Lord!!! Thank You Lord!!!!! Made the 53Man Roster!! Thank You Lord!

Glad this kid made the team. Took advantage of every opportunity he was given to show he belonged....and he showed it!

Oviedo
09-01-2012, 09:22 AM
https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/2546701832/image_normal.jpg]Robert Golden (https://twitter.com/R0bG0lden)@R0bG0lden (https://twitter.com/R0bG0lden)
When I say God is good!! He is too Good!!! Thank You Lord!!! Thank You Lord!!!!! Made the 53Man Roster!! Thank You Lord!

Glad this kid made the team. Took advantage of every opportunity he was given to show he belonged....and he showed it!






Perfect example of a player earning it with his play. Very happy for the young man.

Also very happy to see that Baron Batch is on the team.

Shawn
09-01-2012, 09:38 AM
I'm real high on this kid. I think he has the tools to make a terrific NFL safety.

DukieBoy
09-01-2012, 09:45 AM
​Congrats to Robert Golden. He earned it.

RuthlessBurgher
09-01-2012, 02:46 PM
Golden also played some corner in college, so he can be the de facto 5th corner as well, since we only kept 4 CB's on the final 53. The more that you can do...Tomlin loves that flexibility. I think Golden could be the primary backup in Denver to both Troy and Mundy (since Clark will obviously not be in the lineup) because I'd say that Golden is a better option on defense than Will Allen already (Allen is pretty much a special teams only player at this point...actually surprised they kept Allen this year over Cromartie-Smith...probably because DCS still had another year of PS eligibility left). In nickel defense in Denver, we should see Ike, Keenan, Cortez, Troy, and Mundy as our 5 DB's...it will be interesting to see if they use Golden or Curtis Brown as the 6th DB when we go into our dime defense.

lloydroid
09-01-2012, 03:00 PM
Perfect example of a player earning it with his play. Very happy for the young man.

Also very happy to see that Baron Batch is on the team.

I am very happy for Golden, but Batch? What's he done to impress? He went for 30 yards on 7 carries vs. all scrubs. And that was the best he had done all preseason. I just don't see what's so great with this guy. I don't think he's a legit NFL back.

Eddie Spaghetti
09-01-2012, 03:03 PM
yep, we should cut all our RB's except dwyer.

he can do it all every game.

Slapstick
09-01-2012, 03:09 PM
I am very happy for Golden, but Batch? What's he done to impress? He went for 30 yards on 7 carries vs. all scrubs. And that was the best he had done all preseason. I just don't see what's so great with this guy. I don't think he's a legit NFL back.

With Mendenhall not yet healthy, you have to have the extra RB, regardless of your opinion...

Batch also played on special teams...

hawaiiansteel
09-01-2012, 03:10 PM
I am very happy for Golden, but Batch? What's he done to impress? He went for 30 yards on 7 carries vs. all scrubs. And that was the best he had done all preseason. I just don't see what's so great with this guy. I don't think he's a legit NFL back.

Baron Batch is a very good special teams player...

Shoe
09-01-2012, 03:10 PM
I am very happy for Golden, but Batch? What's he done to impress? He went for 30 yards on 7 carries vs. all scrubs. And that was the best he had done all preseason. I just don't see what's so great with this guy. I don't think he's a legit NFL back.

Batch is a spunky, heady player. Those types of players tend to make it based on their versatility. I would imagine Batch to be a very solid ST player as well as backin up at RB.

He kinda reminds me of former Michigan RB Mike Hart. Hart was a smart player, who made it (don't know if he's still around) simply because he was dependable and smart. Batch is the same way. These guys are good for overall character of the team.

RuthlessBurgher
09-01-2012, 03:13 PM
I am very happy for Golden, but Batch? What's he done to impress? He went for 30 yards on 7 carries vs. all scrubs. And that was the best he had done all preseason. I just don't see what's so great with this guy. I don't think he's a legit NFL back.

On 3rd downs, you need a RB who you can count on to block so Ben does not get killed back there. In the past, that guy was Mewelde Moore...now it's Batch. They could use Redman on 3rd downs, but I think they plan to use him on 1st and 2nd downs and don't want to overwork him. Redman is the starter, Dwyer is his back-up (relieving him every 3rd series or so like Redman used to do for Mendenhall), Batch is the 3rd down back, and Rainey is a scatback operating more out of the slot than in the backfield (and on special teams, obviously).

lloydroid
09-01-2012, 03:17 PM
Batch is a spunky, heady player. Those types of players tend to make it based on their versatility. I would imagine Batch to be a very solid ST player as well as backin up at RB.

He kinda reminds me of former Michigan RB Mike Hart. Hart was a smart player, who made it (don't know if he's still around) simply because he was dependable and smart. Batch is the same way. These guys are good for overall character of the team.

Last I knew, Hart was in Indy's roster. Don't know if he still is, he is just too small.

RuthlessBurgher
09-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Last I knew, Hart was in Indy's roster. Don't know if he still is, he is just too small.

He last played for the Colts in 2010. He is now the RB coach for Eastern Michigan University.

grotonsteel
09-01-2012, 05:06 PM
Congratulations Golden. He looked good in preseason.

Good Luck Golden.

hawaiiansteel
09-01-2012, 11:15 PM
Steelers Find Future Contributors In UDFA Class Once Again

Sep 1st, 2012 by Dominic Di Tolla

Am I the only one which saw shades of Joe Theismann’s horrific injury when the replays of Sean Spence’s knee were shown? ACL, LCL, and Dislocated Knee Cap are never a good combination, and to think Spence will contribute anything to this club by the time 2014 rolls around is a bit of stretch.

But instead of adopting a “Negative Nancy” attitude about the recent injuries, I would like to focus on some more positive things, namely the 53-man roster which the team will be taking into the 2012 campaign. I do not know about you readers, but the most interesting and intriguing thing to me about how the final roster broke down were the number of UDFA’s which made the final 53. With the UDFA’s in mind, I thought I would take time out to recognize those which made the most of their efforts, and discuss what they could contribute to the team now and hopefully over the course of their careers’.

Drew Butler

Granted, Drew Butler did not have any competition for his job as Jeremy Kapinos missed the entirety of the preseason due to injury. Yet Butler did a consistent enough job to not only keep the position, but prevented the Coaching Staff from scouring the waiver wire for somebody else. On the preseason, Butler punted 28 Times for an average of almost 46 Yards (45.9), and now enters the season with the Punter job all to himself. The Steelers have not had a Pro Bowl Punter since Bobby Walden garnered the honors back before there was a League merger, and could sure use some consistency and stability at the position. Butler is young, has a strong leg, and appears to have the confidence of the Coaching Staff heading into this season.

Robert Golden

As for Golden, despite the fact that he injured his hamstring against the Panthers, the former Wildcat definitely played well enough on Special Teams and on Defense to earn a job on the Practice Squad. I liked Golden’s skill-set coming out of Tucson, and I was especially fond of the fact that he had a great deal of experience playing Cornerback and Safety in the Pac-12 pass-happy conference. Golden made 8 Tackles and 1 Interception on the preseason, and leapfrogged ahead of Da’mon Cromartie-Smith for one of the final roster spots. Ryan Mundy and Will Allen had better be on notice during the next couple of seasons, because Golden will be jockeying for chances to prove himself on Special Teams and in Nickel & Dime sub-packages on Defense as well.

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Adrian Robinson

Robinson to his credit showed a knack for getting to the Quarterback and creating pressure off of the edge over the last four weeks, and played much better than his stat line (3 Tackles and 1 Pass Defended) indicated. While the former Owl Defensive End will have to work on fine tuning aspects of his game like defending the run and playing pass coverage, the skill set is there for Keith Butler to work with and develop. And honestly, who better to learn from at a position than James Harrison and LaMarr Woodely, right? Plus, the fierce competition between Jason Worilds, Chris Carter, and Robinson can only help this team in terms of stabilizing the position in the future. On a team which will be purging veterans left and right over the next few seasons, these youngsters have walked into a solid situation where they can better themselves and eventually become N.F.L. starters and/or decent contributors over their careers’.

Final Thoughts

The Steelers have historically been a team which gives chances to, and develops UDFA’s on a more consistent basis than most. I will definitely be interested in watching these guys develop over the next couple of seasons. How long these three will stay on the 53-man roster is a mystery, but they did show enough promise to be kept around after only one Training Camp and preseason. While they might not be household or recognizable names right now, these three players could make their presences felt earlier than expected.

http://nicepickcowher.com/2012/09/01/steelers-find-future-contributors-in-udfa-class-once-again/