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    It keeps getting alluded to, but does anyone know outside of the FO who ...?

    ... who is responsible for drafting our players?

    Colbert alone?

    Tomlin as well?

    Does Rooney play Jerry Jones?

    I think a lot of our problems are from draft picks that didn't pan out.

    Knowing all that is a bit of a carpshoot, if someone wanted to say it's the fault of the guys responsible for drafting them, I don't think anyone could argue TOO hard.

    So some people are saying to blame Tomlin because he's responsible for making our draft choices. Do we know whether that's true or not?


    We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!

    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

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    No one knows , but I will pay to find the answer.

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    The Rooney's make the decisions when they are right, Colbert & Company make them when they are wrong... hope that helps.

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    My opinion would be that the Rooneys are not involved in drafting the players, unless its to say yea or nay on a prospect who has medical issues.

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    I bet its close to 60/40. I would hope it's 60 (HC) to 40 (GM)

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    You never know, but I would say that the hierarchy goes Colbert first, with the Rooneys holding veto power.

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    I'm pretty sure they just throw darts at posters of potential selections. But who throws them?

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    It was stated that everyone in the organization agrees when players were drafted.

    I don't believe the Steelers always draft the best player available. I am sure there are times that players receive the same draft grade. They must have a protocol they follow to determine what player gets drafted. I'd like to know the discussions that take place when it comes time to draft an offensive or defensive player that has equal potential or draft grades. What protocol or who determines what player gets drafted? Do position coaches have a say based on the needs of a particular position? Colbert probably has the final say.

    I don't believe the drafting on this team was a problem. The Steelers can't foresee injuries or the off the field issues with players like Holmes. I think the way players come and go now days is pretty standard for every team. Keeping a good team together in the free agent era is difficult.
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    Colbert + Cowher did a good job together in selecting talent. Colbert without Cowher is reverting back to building the Detroit Lions in Pittsburgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Colbert + Cowher did a good job together in selecting talent. Colbert without Cowher is reverting back to building the Detroit Lions in Pittsburgh.
    I believe that Cowher came out of his feud with Donohoe with much more power/control than Tomlin has at this time. Thus, "Colbert's" early drafts with the Steelers were heavily influenced/run by Cowher. Along comes Tomlin without the same power/control that Cowher had and the drafts we are seeing now are heavily influenced/run by Colbert. Just my belief/opinion with nothing factual in evidence.

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