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    Give Yourself Props

    Time to come clean and give yourself some props for some bad calls you've made when looking at the Steelers. What are your top 5 bad calls where you couldn't have been more wrong? No repeats please.

    Bonus points for remember something idiotic someone else said.

    Like the Steelers, we fans need to heal our past wounds in preparation for the run to 7.

    Flippy Top 5 Bad Calls:

    1. Limas Sweed would be a stud WR
    2. Keenan Lewis was mediocre and wouldn't hold down a starting job
    3. Kordell Stewart was good enough to win a SuperBowl
    4. Dirt was a 1st ballot HOFer
    5. Brett Keisel would get 10 sacks when he replaced Kimo

    I can think of a lot more for myself. But I'm having a hard time remembering others bad calls. No bonus points for Flippy

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    I don't make bad calls. I'm always right. You fools should realize that by now.

    Seriously, though, here are some of my flawed draft thoughts during the Tomlin era...

    1. I preferred guys like Amobi Okoye and Adam Carriker in the 2007 draft to guys like Darrelle Revis and Lawrence Timmons (although I did have a full-blown trade-everything-to-get-him man-crush on Calvin Johnson that year, so I was at least right about something that year). I did love the Woodley pick in round 2 (more than the Timmons pick in round 1), but would have also been happy with Dwayne Jarrett there (ugh!) or Ryan Kalil (woo hoo!) instead if we opted to not go LB-LB back-to-back.

    2. Among our three 3rd round picks in the 2009 draft, I was most excited about the Kraig Urbik pick, moreso than the Mike Wallace or Keenan Lewis picks.

    3. Among recent center prospects, I loved Alex Mack in the 2009 draft and wasn't nearly as excited about Maurkice Pouncey in 2010.

    4. I thought that trading up in the 4th round for Daniel Sepulveda in the 2007 draft was a smart move.

    5. I thought that trading up in the 4th round for Alameda Ta'Amu in the 2012 draft was a smart move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I don't make bad calls. I'm always right.

    I was wrong once.

    there was this one time I thought I might have been wrong and of course it turned out later that I was right.

    I was wrong for ever thinking I could be wrong, I won't make that mistake ever again.

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    Kraig Urbik, if I am not mistaken, was the #1 ranked guard in pass blocking last year.

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    I remember the meltdown on the board when the Steelers drafted Spaeth. I didn't know much about him, but the concept of having him and Heath (2 big TE targets) was enough for me to defend the pick and try to see the good in it. He wasn't terrible, and still scores TDs for the Bears, but I expected us to employ the Patriots 2 TE mega scheme even before I knew what it was.
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    But there's been so many! How does one choose??

    Plenty of Chadman love for Draft Superstars Frank Okam, Taylor Mays, Quan Cosby.

    Was unhappy with the Pouncey draft pick.

    Who was the #2 SS in Troy's draft? Was it Bob Sanders? Whoever it was, Chadman wanted him over Troy.

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    Mike Doss! That's who Chadman wanted over Troy.

    Great pick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Mike Doss! That's who Chadman wanted over Troy.

    Great pick.
    Don't feel too bad. Cowher wanted a OLineman over Ben.

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    I've thought about this some more and it's hard to remember stupid stuff you used to think. Although in my case most of what I think in the current is fairly goofy too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Shiek View Post
    I remember the meltdown on the board when the Steelers drafted Spaeth. I didn't know much about him, but the concept of having him and Heath (2 big TE targets) was enough for me to defend the pick and try to see the good in it. He wasn't terrible, and still scores TDs for the Bears, but I expected us to employ the Patriots 2 TE mega scheme even before I knew what it was.
    TOUCHDOWNS? Dude has ONE in eleven games!!! Well I guess three total during two years is plural, so I guess that is kinda true.

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