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Thread: One big Steelers blunder: Kraig Urbik

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    The Steelers made a mistake with James Harrison, what, three times? And so did the Ravens...

    Does that make it a blunder? Or did he just not show enough in the time he was here? Luckily, Harrison happened to be on the roster and get a chance due to injury when the light came on for him...

    With Urbik, unfortunately, the light came on in Buffalo....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    So, you deny that Urbik had two training camps in Pittsburgh to show what he could do? To earn a starting job or learn another position?
    Nope, who did they keep that was better? Legursky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    The Steelers made a mistake with James Harrison, what, three times? And so did the Ravens...

    Does that make it a blunder? Or did he just not show enough in the time he was here? Luckily, Harrison happened to be on the roster and get a chance due to injury when the light came on for him...

    With Urbik, unfortunately, the light came on in Buffalo....
    If James Harrison had turned into a huge star with the Ravens, it would have been a blunder. Just like it was a blunder for the Ravens not to hold onto Harrison.

    We're talking about a 3rd round pick here. Not an UDFA.

    I'm not saying other teams don't blunder, but the Steelers fuc*** up on this one.

    Tells me we have some real ****ty OL coaching. Urbik got what amounted to one year with the Steelers. You can call it two training camps, but it amounted to 12 months. That was bull****.

    Harrison got more opportunities than our 3rd pick got.
    Last edited by BigRob; 12-19-2012 at 01:25 PM.

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    The real blunder we had in the not too distant past was Mike Vrabel. We're supposed to be able to coach up LBs, but boy did we miss on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    The real blunder we had in the not too distant past was Mike Vrabel. We're supposed to be able to coach up LBs, but boy did we miss on him.
    Yep. Although I remember the Steelers having a glut of LB'ers at the time. Or maybe I have poor memory.

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    hold on a second. Are we calling kraig urbik a "huge star"? That's ridiculous.

    urbik is an average NFL guard nothing more. Did the steelers give up on him too early? That case certainly has some merit, but to act like he would be a difference maker on this OL is just not true, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    hold on a second. Are we calling kraig urbik a "huge star"? That's ridiculous.

    urbik is an average NFL guard nothing more. Did the steelers give up on him too early? That case certainly has some merit, but to act like he would be a difference maker on this OL is just not true, IMO.
    Didn't say he was a huge star, but we sure as hell could have used him the last two years.

    It was a blunder. He's better than Foster and more consistently healthy than Colon. Would have been nice to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    Nope, who did they keep that was better? Legursky?
    Positional flexibility. IIRC, they gave Urbik and opportunity to work out at center. He didn't work out....

    Same thing with Foster. Can play guard or tackle...

    Beachum? Guard or tackle...

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    I don't think he is better than foster.

    that is where we differ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    Positional flexibility. IIRC, they gave Urbik and opportunity to work out at center. He didn't work out....

    Same thing with Foster. Can play guard or tackle...

    Beachum? Guard or tackle...
    So you cut a guy that can develop into a starting guard for Legursky? That was a blunder.

    Legursky is a center pure and simple and has been destroyed every time he plays guard. That's position flexibility? That was a stupid move.

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