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supersteeler
01-07-2013, 05:52 PM
Even with my preference of a NT, if Chance was there when we pick I would take him. He probably won't be but just for conversation would you pick him if available?

Just think:

LT.............STARKS



LG..............WARMACK



C...............POUNCEY



RG.............DECASTRO



RT.............ADAMS/GILBERT


I think Casey Hampton could run with that line.

pfelix73
01-07-2013, 05:59 PM
NO! Need Defensive playmakers right now.

supersteeler
01-07-2013, 06:06 PM
I couldn't argue that fact, besides Warmack likes to eat, sometimes too much. That could be an issue with him in the off season.
They call Casey Hampton Big Snack, Warmack would be called three course meal.


Alabama's offensive line is best in the country but still operates in anonymity
Barrett Jones, Chance Warmack, D.J. Fluker all could be first-round picks in NFL draft
Warmack has dreams of competitive eating, a la "Man v. Food"
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The signature burger at Mugshots Grill and Bar is three all-beef patties, six strips of bacon, three slices of cheese — your choice, cheddar or American — along with tomatoes, pickles, lettuce and red onions, all layered on four bun slices, everything slathered in mayonnaise and mustard.

The challenge, should you choose to accept, is to devour the entire Mugshot — approximately 2 pounds, post-cooked weight, and that's not counting the accompanying large order of fries, an onion ring and a fried pickle — in 12 minutes. Clearly, this is not a task for the faint of heartburn, but finish it and the food is free.

Chance Warmack ate two.

D.J. Fluker verifies the feat, which happened not long ago at the burger joint near the University of Alabama campus. Although Fluker knows his offensive linemate is an all-world eater, he still marvels. But Warmack just shrugs, says it's no big deal, and explains how he was able to accomplish it:

Chadman
01-07-2013, 06:34 PM
As much as Chadman has advocated 'dominating the LOS', and Chance Warmack would go some way to doing that, it's got to be remembered that Willie Colon had possibly his best season pre-injury at LG, and DeCastro missed all but 2 games. It's quite possible that LOS dominance is possible with the guys already on the roster. Additionaly, Colon has been invested into quite substantionally, and is unlikely to be moved on, whereas Hampton is more than likely gone this year.

In the end, Warmack would be a good choice, just not Chadman's #1 choice.... at this point.

Eddie Spaghetti
01-07-2013, 06:43 PM
put me down for a NO.

I don't believe we can afford to spend another 1st round pick on an interior OL.

nor is it needed.

pfelix73
01-07-2013, 06:47 PM
Agreed. Our 2013 OLmen are already on the team. Colon will probably be the LG (barring any injuries) just because of the cap hit the team would take if they let him go.

Hampton's situation is interesting. He wants to keep playing and he would like to do it in the Burgh. He could be back for one more year.

Oviedo
01-07-2013, 07:15 PM
Even with my preference of a NT, if Chance was there when we pick I would take him. He probably won't be but just for conversation would you pick him if available?

Just think:

LT.............STARKS



LG..............WARMACK



C...............POUNCEY



RG.............DECASTRO



RT.............ADAMS/GILBERT


I think Casey Hampton could run with that line.

Yes to this!!!!!!!

I wouldn't hesitate to pick him a solidify our OL for the next 5-7 years.

supersteeler
01-07-2013, 07:17 PM
As much as Chadman has advocated 'dominating the LOS', and Chance Warmack would go some way to doing that, it's got to be remembered that Willie Colon had possibly his best season pre-injury at LG, and DeCastro missed all but 2 games. It's quite possible that LOS dominance is possible with the guys already on the roster. Additionaly, Colon has been invested into quite substantionally, and is unlikely to be moved on, whereas Hampton is more than likely gone this year.

In the end, Warmack would be a good choice, just not Chadman's #1 choice.... at this point.

I get what your saying, so if no (chance) at Warmack, I take my original pick TNT...NT bIG jOHN jENKINS!

Chadman
01-07-2013, 07:19 PM
Agreed. Our 2013 OLmen are already on the team. Colon will probably be the LG (barring any injuries) just because of the cap hit the team would take if they let him go.

Hampton's situation is interesting. He wants to keep playing and he would like to do it in the Burgh. He could be back for one more year.

The whole NT position is interesting at the moment. Hampton was clearly down on what he's been able to produce in the past. Despite everyone clamouring over McLendon, he couldn't surpass a clearly less effective Hampton- so where does that place McLendon? He might well be a player on the rise, but if his standard right now is lower than Casey's, that's not good enough to start. Ta'amu was obviously drafted to compete for NT, but that mid-season brain explosion could cost him dearly. He's only signed for this year & next on the league minimum, so he's an easy cut if the coaches don't think his head is in the right place. Fangupo, on the other hand, has been signed for 4 years (did anyone know that??).

Casey was paid $4m+ last season- he'd have to sign for no more than half of that, at best, for Chadman to think he's valuable enough to bring back. Given that there are now 3 young NT's on the roster, Chadman is no longer convinced that NT is the #1 priority in this draft (despite there being no real stand out future NT at this point). It might be that Hampton (on say $1m) combined with McLendon & either Ta'amu or Fangupo is the best scenario for next season. If neither McLendon or the successful Ta'amu/Fangupo can show enough to surpass Hampton next season, then the Steelers draft strategy will be forced on them in 2014- but that might be a palatable situation at this point.

Slapstick
01-07-2013, 07:29 PM
The two down run stuffing nose tackle is probably not a first round priority for the Steelers...

If a player is large enough to man the nose in the Steelers D, he is probably going to need to get a breather on passing downs...if he has the size to man the nose and the ability to stay in the game and rush the QB effectively on passing downs, he is probably a top 5 pick...

BigRob
01-07-2013, 07:36 PM
The whole NT position is interesting at the moment. Hampton was clearly down on what he's been able to produce in the past. Despite everyone clamouring over McLendon, he couldn't surpass a clearly less effective Hampton- so where does that place McLendon? He might well be a player on the rise, but if his standard right now is lower than Casey's, that's not good enough to start. Ta'amu was obviously drafted to compete for NT, but that mid-season brain explosion could cost him dearly. He's only signed for this year & next on the league minimum, so he's an easy cut if the coaches don't think his head is in the right place. Fangupo, on the other hand, has been signed for 4 years (did anyone know that??).

Casey was paid $4m+ last season- he'd have to sign for no more than half of that, at best, for Chadman to think he's valuable enough to bring back. Given that there are now 3 young NT's on the roster, Chadman is no longer convinced that NT is the #1 priority in this draft (despite there being no real stand out future NT at this point). It might be that Hampton (on say $1m) combined with McLendon & either Ta'amu or Fangupo is the best scenario for next season. If neither McLendon or the successful Ta'amu/Fangupo can show enough to surpass Hampton next season, then the Steelers draft strategy will be forced on them in 2014- but that might be a palatable situation at this point.

My Theory? They are going to see if Mclendon can play DE in the 3-4. At 6'4 with his body build, he may be a better end then nose in the 3-4. That would give them Ta'amu and Fangupo at NT. Mclendon can play the nose on passing downs.

Just a theory.

Chadman
01-07-2013, 08:35 PM
My Theory? They are going to see if Mclendon can play DE in the 3-4. At 6'4 with his body build, he may be a better end then nose in the 3-4. That would give them Ta'amu and Fangupo at NT. Mclendon can play the nose on passing downs.

Just a theory.

That could work- McLendon would become more of a 'roving' DL than specifically any 1 position. They could even play around with it & have Ziggy do the same.

Of course- if neither Ta'amu or Fangupo pan out... back to square 1.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-07-2013, 08:58 PM
Yes to this!!!!!!!

I wouldn't hesitate to pick him a solidify our OL for the next 5-7 years.

i'm in this camp, but only if Warmack is the beast people think.

supersteeler
01-07-2013, 09:22 PM
Some good and interesting posts here regarding NT. If we're back to square one then I hope we get the chance to pick Chance, then maybe our backs can have success.
If Chance is anywhere near as good as BIG RED (ALAN fANACA) get the pen out now, thats IF he's there when we pick.

pfelix73
01-07-2013, 11:10 PM
He's no Alan Faneca. Unless he's at the dinner table and you put a big 50 oz steak and an endless basket of fries in front of him. Then, he'd probably beat out AF at that.

supersteeler
01-07-2013, 11:15 PM
He's no Alan Faneca. Unless he's at the dinner table and you put a big 50 oz steak and an endless basket of fries in front of him. Then, he'd probably beat out AF at that.

Well, right now he's eating ND linemen alive.

pfelix73
01-07-2013, 11:31 PM
Well then... He's just gonna be the best OL in the NFL then. Case closed. lol

papillon
01-08-2013, 12:20 AM
I'd take Barrett Jones, he's played left tackle, left guard and center for Alabama during his career. If you like the idea of moving Pouncey to left guard then draft Jones and make him the center and move Pouncey. He's been a work horse for Alabama in his career, so maybe he can get through training camp without getting injured by Marcus Gilbert. :p

Pappy

pfelix73
01-08-2013, 12:34 AM
I was thinking the same thing. IF you are gonna draft any of them take the C, and move Pouncey to LG.

Realistically though, we are not going to be drafting another OLman in round 1 because Colon has to come back because of the huge cap hit we'd take if we cut him. Therefore, he's on the roster and will start. The OL is set. I'm convinced that a new OL coach and staying away from all these injuries, our young OL is set long term and now we can turn to replacing some of the older guys on defense. Again, my 2 cents, but its the most realistic approach.

Dee Dub
01-08-2013, 12:58 AM
Chance Warmack is ranked by many experts as the 3rd-5th overall prospect in this entire draft.

papillon
01-08-2013, 01:02 AM
Chance Warmack is ranked by many experts as the 3rd-5th overall prospect in this entire draft.

I've seen Barrett Jones mocked as late as 30th though and he'd certainly help the offensive line or at least it appears that he'd help the offensive line. He looks like he'll be successful in the NFL.

Pappy