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  1. If the Steelers can ditch Burns to somebody who...

    If the Steelers can ditch Burns to somebody who seems him as a possible reclamation project and get something of value in return - a third TE, a backup safety, or a 6th round pick - I'd take it in a...
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    I think he is likely competing with Adeniyi (they...

    I think he is likely competing with Adeniyi (they opened with just 3 OLBs last year), Sutton and others for LB roles 8-10 that will be based, in significant part, on special teams prowess.
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    Bell's versatility made him elite. But James...

    Bell's versatility made him elite. But James Conner, at a discount of $10 million per season, is very good - and probably actually a better pure runner than Bell - certainly at this stage in his...
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    The league is also about creating mismatches....

    The league is also about creating mismatches. Maybe 2 backs gives you an opportunity to split somebody out and get man coverage with a linebacker.

    In any event, it's the first session of OTAs. I...
  5. Thread: UDFA Signees

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    Smart move by Locke. Rather than chasing a few...

    Smart move by Locke. Rather than chasing a few thousand more in a bonus, he picked a roster that he has the best chance of making.
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    It's the role that Larry Foote played on the...

    It's the role that Larry Foote played on the defense for years. The difference here is that the rest of the cast on defense isn't as strong.
  7. That's not even writing. It's just re-casting...

    That's not even writing. It's just re-casting what an actual reporter said. I respect the work that Alex Kozora does - for better or worse, he offers his own analysis and insight. The rest of the...
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    Actually, that's not what it means at all. The...

    Actually, that's not what it means at all. The Steelers hit on guys like Willie Parker, James Harrison and Nate Washington as UDFAs during an era where the Steelers were nailing the draft. Or Donnie...
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    This sounds crazy, but I'm not going to blindly...

    This sounds crazy, but I'm not going to blindly defend the team, nor will I cry that the sky is falling. Maybe there is a middle ground?

    Even though guys like Grimble, Nix and Hilton were in other...
  10. He may not make it out of camp, but if Buggs...

    He may not make it out of camp, but if Buggs makes the team, he could be a solid rotational player on the defensive line with a bit of pass rush ability and an upgrade over Walton. For a 6th round...
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    I'm surprised to see Adams cut before camp. I...

    I'm surprised to see Adams cut before camp. I read somewhere that the Steelers paid him a league minimum salary last year (as opposed to a practice squad salary) to avoid him getting poached. I would...
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    This makes sense. Bostic was certainly...

    This makes sense. Bostic was certainly serviceable, but he wasn't going to be among the top 3 ILBs. Gives him a chance to catch on elsewhere and avoids the risk of him getting injured in camp and the...
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    Tonight, I think the Steelers grab a DB, likely a...

    Tonight, I think the Steelers grab a DB, likely a safety, and either a WR or a TE. I know, not exactly going out on a limb. The depth at safety is perilously thin, and given how much the Steelers...
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    I really like this move. The Steelers have a...

    I really like this move. The Steelers have a solid group - they needed to add a playmaker. I think Bush will be a playmaker.

    I haven't been this excited about a first round pick since David...
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    Just read Dulac's chat, and he is usually plugged...

    Just read Dulac's chat, and he is usually plugged in. He doesn't think it will be a pass rusher. Said that most of the Steelers top 20 are defensive players, but that there is a TE in the mix. Also...
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    I irrationally disfavor Savage as the pick simply...

    I irrationally disfavor Savage as the pick simply because of Chad Scott and Sean Davis being the last two defensive backs the Steelers drafted from Maryland. Totally irrational, I get it, but hard...
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    There is a deep group of free agent safeties this...

    There is a deep group of free agent safeties this year. And Burnett is coming off an injury riddled season. I'd be shocked if the Steelers even found a team willing to move swap 6th or 7th round...
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    Like many here, I never liked the Pats* but I've...

    Like many here, I never liked the Pats* but I've always liked Gronk. He was unstoppable as a receiver, but unlike guys like Gates and Gonzalez, he was also a dominant blocker. He might be the best...
  19. There is some benefit in doing this for both the...

    There is some benefit in doing this for both the player and the team. AV didn't get what he would have gotten on the open market. The Steelers paid him a bit more up front but got a deal on the later...
  20. This is a solid deal for Moncrief. If he plays...

    This is a solid deal for Moncrief. If he plays like a legit #2 WR, the Steelers can keep him next year, too. If not, they can move on without crippling the cap.
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    As much as I'd love to boycott Rosenhaus clients...

    As much as I'd love to boycott Rosenhaus clients after what he orchestrated with AB, I understand that it's not entirely realistic. But it would give me pause before spending a first round pick. If...
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    This is similar to the way the Steelers have...

    This is similar to the way the Steelers have structured deals for Ladarius Green, Mike Mitchell and Morgan Burnett. The first year cap hit is a bit more friendly than the rest of the deal, and the...
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    These deals have always driven me nuts with the...

    These deals have always driven me nuts with the Steelers. If you sign him to a qualifying veteran minimum deal, with the reduced cap hit, I have no issue like that. But the small increment over the...
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    I wouldn't pay either guy $4 million per year...

    I wouldn't pay either guy $4 million per year (and I have no idea what Fort signed for), but if I was forced to give that amount of money to one guy, it would be Fort, not Chickillo.
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    Unfortunately, I saw last night that he signed...

    Unfortunately, I saw last night that he signed Devin Bush. I'd take him off the draft board. Given the role that Rosenhaus undoubtedly played in this, I'd let it be known that Pittsburgh is closed as...
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