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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    Our special teams would disagree...
    Coaching... fire that bum and play a couple of 1st & 2nd teamers. Problem solved.

    Worilds, Gay, Will Johnson, Golden, Thomas, Marshall McFadden (now gone), Hawthorne (now gone) is just a start. Getting rid of McFadden and Hawthorne (for Curtis Brown) was a dumb knee jerk reaction. Overall, Tomlin has weakened this team by choice.

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    hawthorne didn't show squat at CB or ST to deserve a spot. If the ST play of Blake are as good as advertised, he could steal browns spot if he has the CB skills of a dodo bird. That frees up a spot.

    obviously the back end of the roster has been as fluid as I can remember.

    Not sure that's a great sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    hawthorne didn't show squat at CB or ST to deserve a spot. If the ST play of Blake are as good as advertised, he could steal browns spot if he has the CB skills of a dodo bird. That frees up a spot.

    obviously the back end of the roster has been as fluid as I can remember.

    Not sure that's a great sign.
    The Steelers drafted Hawthorne in the 5th round! He has good size and speed and definitely had potential but they don't even give him a chance? Why? Lake said he reminded him of a young Ike... Really? Alvester Alexander over Hawthorne? Really? Nice personnel decision....lol

    The Steelers told Hawthorne to get his knee cleaned up knowing damn well he would miss a bunch of practice time. They knew doing that would cost him the ability to practice and prove himself...

    They willing sabotaged the kid knowing he wouldn't have a chance to practice and play if he had that surgery. And if they knew that (they obviously did), then why the hell even draft him? A complete waste and another coaching blunder.

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    hey man, every draft pick doesn't work out. That's the business.

    as far as sabotaging the kid, well thats absurd. He wasn't there on a charity roll. He got a chance and it didn't work out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    And we're gonna keep complaining until the minute we hoist #7.
    ...and then some will still complain! lol
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    He was at the combine.. He had a medical exam. The Steelers drafted him in the 5th knowing A LOT about the kid.

    In the offseason, the Steelers recommended that he get his knee cleaned up knowing the extended time he'd miss. Knowing all of this, why would they even draft him if they weren't willing to at LEAST put him on the PS.

    This isn't a draft pick not working out situation. This is simply a dumb draft pick or a dumb cut. Either way, it's a very poor personnel decision that is inexcusable. You simply DON'T do that.... moronic at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    And we're gonna keep complaining until the minute we hoist #7.
    The team has potential if everyone stays healthy... especially Ben. However, between coaching, injuries & poor offensive depth (except WR), I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if we were 8-8 or worse IMHO.

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    wasn't a good draft pick, not disputing that. You seem to be implying that the steelers owe him something because it didn't happen here.

    they don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discipline of Steel View Post
    ...and then some will still complain! lol
    of course, at least until #8

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    They owe it to themselves to not knowingly and willingly waste picks.

    They knowing and willingly didn't give Hawthorne a chance. They knew his injury... they knew (and recommended) surgery... they knew the recovery timetable.... and they willingly cut him.

    It doesn't get any dumber than that... well maybe except for Guy Whimper signing.

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