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    Smart move to get an extra NT on the roster at this point. Obviously the FO are aware that they need to find the next plug for the 3-4. Ta'amu would have had first bite, but with his legal dramas pending, Fangupo might be a very wise addition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    the Steelers probably liked both of them but when they traded up for Ta'amu took Fangupo off their board.

    once the Seahawks made Fangupo available, it made sense for us to claim him off waivers to provide some much needed depth and competition at the NT position.
    Exactly, just like getting both in the draft. Hebron took a little longer getting here, but hopefully they keep him for next year's camp.
    1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
    2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
    4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
    5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
    6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
    6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
    7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska

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    That is a nice pickup by Pittsburgh.

    Even though the guy will be 28 years old next year.

    If we get real lucky, he could play for another 6-8 years.

    It's a long shot, but this team has few other options at the moment.
    Me fingers be crossed.

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    Fangupo was a nice pickup. Very low risk, and a guy who could pan out well. Chris Hoke mentioned that the Steelers liked him in the draft and sees him as a guy who can play either NT or DE for the Steelers.

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    This should be very interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Fangupo was a nice pickup. Very low risk, and a guy who could pan out well. Chris Hoke mentioned that the Steelers liked him in the draft and sees him as a guy who can play either NT or DE for the Steelers.
    He's about 6 foot tall. I don't really see him playing DE. I think he's strictly a NT.

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    We lost Ryan Lee to the Saints (who put him on IR) and Toney Clemons to the Jags (who has the same # of catches for one less yard than Plaxico this season...)....

    It's kind of nice to pick up a prospect from someone else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    We lost Ryan Lee to the Saints (who put him on IR) and Toney Clemons to the Jags (who has the same # of catches for one less yard than Plaxico this season...)....

    It's kind of nice to pick up a prospect from someone else...
    There has been mention of Mclendon moving to DE. He seems to have the strength and desire for it. At 6-4, it may be a better spot for him. 3-4 DE on running downs, 3-4 NT on passing downs.

    You can carry Heyward, Hood, Mclendon, Keisel, Ta'amu, Fangupo (if he pans out). Mclendon can play NT with Fangupo until Ta'mu comes off suspension. That also frees up a roster spot by getting rid of Al Woods because Mclendon can play NT and DE.

    Hoke said Ta'mu has been making good progress in practice all year. Hopefully he can make a big improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    Hoke said Ta'mu has been making good progress in practice all year. Hopefully he can make a big improvement.
    Hoke and Ta'Amu were never teammates. Hoke retired, and then Ta'Amu was drafted. How would Hoke know about what Ta'Amu is like in practice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Hoke and Ta'Amu were never teammates. Hoke retired, and then Ta'Amu was drafted. How would Hoke know about what Ta'Amu is like in practice?
    Hoke is in the media now. He is still very knowledgeable about the roster and has many friends that are still Steelers. Where do you think he gets his information from. Check out his twitter feed. It's pretty good.

    https://twitter.com/hokiebro76

    Chris Hoke ‏@hokiebro76
    @jdorsey8400: @hokiebro76 what are your thoughts on taamu? Was it a bad draft pick?”no... Hear he has gotten better each passing week.
    Last edited by BigRob; 01-04-2013 at 03:53 PM.

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