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    I know this wont be popular but........

    ..I would love for the Steelers to position themselves this draft in a way to be able to draft A.J. McCarron next year. If we were to give up a second this for a second first round pick next year we could have the chance of drafting next years best overall QB. Not to immediately replace Ben but to step into the starting spot at the end of Ben's contract. Or maybe even a year before the end of Ben's contract that enables the Steelers to gain back additional picks via a trade. And quite possible very high picks.

    McCarron would be great for the Steelers. 3 year starter in the SEC. Great leader. Blue collar type. And he is a winner. This one move could make the Steelers a perennial contender for titles for 10-15 years.

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    Great stats, great leader. Unbelievable NFL caliber talent all around him. He is a tough evaluation. At this point, I think he may be a little overrated. But, that's a tough one.

    I would not give up a #2 this year as this is a fantastic draft and we can find a starter in the second round that can help us win now, with Ben.
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    I just don't understand comments like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8467thekraken View Post
    I just don't understand comments like this.
    It's ok you are right there with those Packers fans who were saying the same thing when they drafted Aaron Rodgers. You dont understand. Give it time, it will come to you.
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    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

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    Actually, this is one of the very few times I agree with DD. The way we are losing players, Harrison, Wallace, Lewis, Starks, Mendenhall and whoever else, I don't expect us to have a very good season. In fact, I see us going into full-blown rebuilding mode. I know some posters around here think that Ben can "John Wayne" this team to success but as we have seen the past couple of years, that ain't happening anymore! IMO, naturally Ben is slowing down and injuries will continue to take their toll. If this team doesn't make the playoffs again and that is a very real possibility, I think the FO would be crazy to extend him. The time is NOW to start looking for his replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williar View Post
    Actually, this is one of the very few times I agree with DD. The way we are losing players, Harrison, Wallace, Lewis, Starks, Mendenhall and whoever else, I don't expect us to have a very good season. In fact, I see us going into full-blown rebuilding mode. I know some posters around here think that Ben can "John Wayne" this team to success but as we have seen the past couple of years, that ain't happening anymore! IMO, naturally Ben is slowing down and injuries will continue to take their toll. If this team doesn't make the playoffs again and that is a very real possibility, I think the FO would be crazy to extend him. The time is NOW to start looking for his replacement.
    No way! Ben is in the prime of his career. He'll get extended next year, I would be willing to wager... They will extend with 2 years remaining...

    I would fully expect them to compete for the division title in 2013.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfelix73 View Post
    No way! Ben is in the prime of his career. He'll get extended next year, I would be willing to wager... They will extend with 2 years remaining...

    I would fully expect them to compete for the division title in 2013.
    That is an optimistic point of view. I agree that most QBs can play into their late 30's but we're talking about Ben, here. For practically all of his career he's played recklessly. You can't continue to get knocked around like that and expect to keep hopping back up like he did in his 20's. We've heard and said this a thousand times, until Ben starts respecting the cerebral aspect of the game and learns to play from the pocket, he's going to continue to take too many sacks and with those sacks come the injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williar View Post
    That is an optimistic point of view. I agree that most QBs can play into their late 30's but we're talking about Ben, here. For practically all of his career he's played recklessly. You can't continue to get knocked around like that and expect to keep hopping back up like he did in his 20's. We've heard and said this a thousand times, until Ben starts respecting the cerebral aspect of the game and learns to play from the pocket, he's going to continue to take too many sacks and with those sacks come the injuries.
    He was going this last season in Haley's offense. We were off to a 6-3 start and Ben was taking WAY less sacks than he usually does. Then a fluke hit against the Chiefs that could happen to any QB happened to derail everything.

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