Be honest here. Were are these special players you want? What players in the last 5 years have you hit on that have been game changers? How many are just avg? I don't mean to pick on you Dub. You know I like your draft knowledge. You just happend to comment.
The young NFL players are such a crap shoot. I think even more then years past. The Steelers it seems are really being PC and trying to pick good eggs. But do the good eggs have enough talent? Look at our new NT. Seems to have a drinking problem. Look at Holmes. Very hard to hit on good draft picks. The health off all players seems to be a big problem now also. The mendy and sweed draft is hurting us. I am really interested in seeing what happens when the cap goes up and the Steelers are not up against it. Maybe they will get some better free agents at that point?
To end this I am not looking foward to lean times at all. Glad I was not on any forums during the Cowher bad years!
What players have I hit on the past 5 years that have been game changers? How hard it is to hit on impact players? Usually those are the guys who are projected to go top 10 every year. There's many lists available through out the year for that. I am more proud of the not-so-obvious ones I have have hit on. Like when I was all over the drafting of LaMarr Woodley, or when I was the one who started threads about Jordy Nelson this forum, and how I saw that a guy like Jarius Byrd (18 picks in less than 4 seasons), would be a steal in the second round, and just as recently as last year, I was right about Donta Hightower (an immediate starter who is having a solid year for the Pats), and Cordy Glenn also a first year starter for Buffalo at LT (like I said he would be, not a guard like everyone insisted he had to be), and Kevin Zeitler as well. Another first year starter.
Oh and I to am not looking forward to lean times. My comment was directed to the one who said some Steelers fans would not survive if and when that happens again.
Last edited by Dee Dub; 12-12-2012 at 03:07 PM.
Steelers 2015 Draft???....Go Freak! As in....
1-Bernardrick McKinney MLB Mississippi State 6 ft 5 250 4.5 40 yard dash
Trade #22 (780 points) to JAX for #36 + #67 (795 points)
2.4 TE Maxx Williams, Minnesota 6'4" 250 lbs.
2.24 OLB Nate Orchard, Utah 6'3" 252 lbs.
3.3 OG Laken Tomlinson, Duke 6'4" 323 lbs.
3.23 SS Jaquiski Tartt, Samford 6'1" 220 lbs.
4.22 CB Ronald Darby, Florida State 5'11" 195 lbs.
5.24 FS Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State 6'1" 205 lbs.
6.23 CB Cam Thomas, Western Kentucky 6'0" 195 lbs.
7.22 RB Malcolm Brown, Texas 6'0" 223 lbs.
Did they lament pissing away Peyton Manning's years in Indy?
Drew Brees' years in New Orleans?
Aaron Rodgers' years in Green Bay?
Ben has had a pretty damn good run here in Pittsburgh and it isn't over yet...nor is it being pissed away...