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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post

    Wanna put a wager on whether Te'o goes in the first 10 picks? Just a friendly wager for one of us to eat crow in a few months.
    Why would I do that? I have never said he would go in the top 10. All along I've said that there was a good possibility that the Steelers would have a chance to draft him even if it was as high as 11. And there were many who said we had no chance. Remember? I have said I wouldn't have a problem drafting him top 10 if I were a team that needed a LB. See the difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    Walterfootball is a very knowledgeable and reputable draft site:

    1(17) Pittsburgh Steelers: Manti Te'o, ILB, Notre Dame

    I think this is a good spot for Manti Te'o. He was brutal in the national championship, but that shouldn't erase all of his other great tape. He's still the favorite to be the first inside linebacker off the board, and the 16-25 range seems right for him. Besides, this is the type of move the Steelers normally make. They often are able to snag talented prospects who fall to them later in the first round for whatever reason.

    The Steelers have shown interest in first-round inside linebackers. They wanted Dont'a Hightower last April, but David DeCastro was just too good to pass up at No. 24 overall. Pittsburgh still has to find an inside linebacker because Larry Foote was awful this year. He finished near the top of dubious rankings like missed tackles and touchdowns allowed by players at his position.

    Pick change; previously Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB LSU

    http://www.walterfootball.com/draft2013_1.php
    I have been saying this about Larry Foote all year. But he gets tackles (mostly 7-9 yards deep into Steeler territory), and every one thinks he is ok. Missed tackles, TD's allowed, and tackles that nets the opponent 7-9 yards down the field are his specialty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    I have been saying this about Larry Foote all year. But he gets tackles (mostly 7-9 yards deep into Steeler territory), and every one thinks he is ok. Missed tackles, TD's allowed, and tackles that nets the opponent 7-9 yards down the field are his specialty.
    More tackles for losses than Dwight Freeney...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    That's quite possibly right. Chadman thought the same in the great "Timmons vs Poszluzny" debate when everyone was hammering on about how great Poz was going to be. Given where each is now- the Steelers got it right.

    Not convinced the Steelers will be chasing an ILB that early, anyway..
    Chad have you checked the stats...Timmons vs. Poz? I dont think the Steelers made the right pick...http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10478/paul-posluszny
    Last edited by Lebsteel; 01-08-2013 at 09:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    Why would I do that? I have never said he would go in the top 10. All along I've said that there was a good possibility that the Steelers would have a chance to draft him even if it was as high as 11. And there were many who said we had no chance. Remember? I have said I wouldn't have a problem drafting him top 10 if I were a team that needed a LB. See the difference?
    Sure, sure. If that is the weak sauce you want to throw down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebsteel View Post
    Chad have you checked the stats...Timmons vs. Poz? I dont think the Steelers made the right pick...http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10478/paul-posluszny
    Based on what? How many seasons has this guy missed games due to injury? He is having another surgery for his torn labrum this offseason. This after knee and arm injuries.

    You wouldn't be a PSU fan would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebsteel View Post
    Chad have you checked the stats...Timmons vs. Poz? I dont think the Steelers made the right pick...http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10478/paul-posluszny
    Nothing there makes Chadman want Poz over Timmons. Poz certainly has greater tackle count numbers, but so far as 'impact plays', Timmons is all over Poz- 23 sacks vs 7 sacks, 11 FF vs 7 FF, 6 Fumble Recoveries vs 1 Fumble Recovery..

    All that, and Timmons is 2 years younger. Without the medical history. Poz plays a different role to Timmons- that is for sure. But Poz would be playing the role that Farrior played so well, not the role Timmons has played. Guess it depends on what you look for...
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    timmons>poz

    not even close, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    Based on what? How many seasons has this guy missed games due to injury? He is having another surgery for his torn labrum this offseason. This after knee and arm injuries.

    You wouldn't be a PSU fan would you?
    are you inferring that being a Penn State fan would influence my judgement? Ha ha.... Ok maybe a little. Poz has only missed six games in the last five years...but still has 165 more tackles and more interceptions than LT. Poz is the leader type that our defense needs but I also like how LT played this year...much better than 2011. Poz isnt a superstar but sadly neither is LT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    timmons>poz

    not even close, IMO.
    Lasagna>Eddie imho
    As Chad said above...depends on what you are looking for...they both have unique skills that make them very good LBs.
    Last edited by Lebsteel; 01-08-2013 at 11:07 PM.

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