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    Picking 4th and 36th in 2014 NFL Draft....

    ...is not going to get this team turned around any time soon. Especially when the likes of Emmanuel Sanders, Brett Keisel, Ziggy Hood, Ryan Clark, Jericho Cotchery, Felix Jones, Guy Whimper, and Jason Worlids ( all Unrestricted free agents), will probably not be back. Also there is a strong possibility the Steelers will have to do some cutting from a list of Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor, Lamarr Woodley, Heath Miller, Lawrence Timmons, and Maurkrice Pouncey. At best there is going to have to be some serious restructuring of some of those contracts. Steelers will have 41 players under contract that equate to be way over the cap next year. They are the 3rd highest team over it.
    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
    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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    Start with an elite Left Tackle.

    Don't agree we have to get rid of some of the players you mention but we do have to change some things starting with the defense that just gave up 55 points playing the same old template defense Coach Gramps doesn't seem to be able to deviate from.
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    Gotta bring in some top notch FA's then. Also, we need some pass rushers on defense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfelix73 View Post
    Gotta bring in some top notch FA's then.
    While I agree with the thought, we don't have the cap room to bring in anything close to top notch FA's. Moreover, the Steelers don't bring those type of guys on board. The reality is we are looking at at least a 2-3 year rebuilding project combined with digging ourselves out of cap hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    ...is not going to get this team turned around any time soon. Especially when the likes of Emmanuel Sanders, Brett Keisel, Ziggy Hood, Ryan Clark, Jericho Cotchery, Felix Jones, Guy Whimper, and Jason Worlids ( all Unrestricted free agents), will probably not be back. Also there is a strong possibility the Steelers will have to do some cutting from a list of Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor, Lamarr Woodley, Heath Miller, Lawrence Timmons, and Maurkrice Pouncey. At best there is going to have to be some serious restructuring of some of those contracts. Steelers will have 41 players under contract that equate to be way over the cap next year. They are the 3rd highest team over it.
    I agree with you. EVERY. ONE. of those names you mention, can/should be subject to cut/not being re-signed. EVERY. ONE. of those guys are almost as much bad as they are good (e.g. Troy, Timmons, Woodley, three of our "best" defensive players).

    Currently, our team's best players are a rookie (Bell), an aging TE (Heath), a surprisingly injury-prone G (Decastro), AB, and Ben (a beat up 31 year old).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfelix73 View Post
    Gotta bring in some top notch FA's then. Also, we need some pass rushers on defense.
    nah.

    everything can be solved by rushing the great timmons more. That's all I read on here, so it must be true.

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    Picks no. 4 and 36 will not be enough. An elite LT to stabilize the line will help, but the team has so many holes, this will be a multi-year process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Picks no. 4 and 36 will not be enough. An elite LT to stabilize the line will help, but the team has so many holes, this will be a multi-year process.
    at least we have our back up back up QB

    one less hole to fill

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    This draft is loaded with elite qb talent. After Ben's performance today we need to groom a new franchise qb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    at least we have our back up back up QB

    one less hole to fill
    Yup, much more valuable than the 68th pick.

    Plus, we got an extra season out of Sanders!!

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