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They need to find a way to get out of cap jail and realize that using free agency here and there is an acceptable way to build a team. Their drafting isn't cutting it (although, if Bell is a player, this year may have the first 2 rounds be really good).
Can't replenish your team with drafts like that, if you use the draft to the extent that the Steelers do.
1.15) Ryan Shazier - ILB/OLB
2.46) Stephon Tuitt - DE
3.97) Dri Archer - RB
4.118 ) Martavis Bryant - WR
5.157) Shaquille Richardson - CB
6.173) Wesley Johnson - OT
6.192) Jordan Zumwalt - ILB
7.215) Daniel McCullers - DT
7.230) Rob Blanchflower - TE
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I remember thinking he MUST be a bust since we kept a free agent from the same draft (Foster) over him. How often does a draft pick not get much of a chance while a free agent in the same class gets starts games AS A ROOKIE? Usually the free agent has to overcome low expectations to even get noticed compared to a third rounder. I guess Foster was more game ready and I know they thought him more versatile, able to back up guard and tackle positions (though he wound up being a pure guard as a pro).
Funny just thought of something. Doesnt Fosters skill set seem more suited to tackle? Dude is not a bulldozer whatsoever but is a really solid pass blocker who was a college tackle. He is long, has long arms and just looks like a tackle to me.
Personally, I like tackles that are invisible (they are seen when they make mistakes) but guards who make me say WHOA because they just destroyed somebody.
Foster is "invisible" like a good tackle, but rarely EVER makes a GREAT play that gets noticed.
Last edited by Captain Lemming; 09-23-2013 at 11:34 AM.
Time for some new blood to replace Colbert and I don't want Omar to be that guy.
Dude was BORN to be a guard FROM DAY ONE. This is THE ONE thing "idiot fans" screamed FOR YEARS that took the team FOREVER to get fixed. And we did it for ONE season.
Imagine we could have switched Colon and Foster YEARS ago and been better off cause Colon would not have had to have all those stupid penalties having to hold speed rushers and would be the mauler inside he was born to be.
Colon has mad talent as a guard. Once he got comfortable we had that one stretch where we tore it up in the run game, then got hurt. He was MUCH BETTER than Foster will ever be at that position and Foster would have been a better tackle than colon ever was.
Last edited by Captain Lemming; 09-23-2013 at 12:12 PM.