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    A Wing and a prayer

    http://www.jsonline.com/sports/nfl-p...204603711.html

    I had no idea this guy had so much baggage. I really don't care, if he can control himself enough to not get suspended, flagged or whatnot. It appears he has a booming leg, but, my word, I have never seen a punter with this much baggage in my life.

    He has it all (bad activity wise): Got busted for drugs, seems very selfish/self promotional and even got busted for assault. I am shocked Pgh even looked at him.

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    I don't see why the Steelers wouldn't look at a guy they didn't have to draft. Why not give the guy a shot? He screws up, cut him and make him a cautionary tale to others. I like it.
    1.25 CB Eli Apple-DB-tOSU
    2.58 SS Vonn Bell-DB tOSU
    3.89 DT Javon Hargrave-SC State
    4.123 DE-Matt Judon-Grand Valley State
    6.220 RB-Tyler Erwin-San Jose State
    7.229 WR Geronimo Allison-Ilinois
    7.246 QB-Cody Kessler-USC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    I don't see why the Steelers wouldn't look at a guy they didn't have to draft. Why not give the guy a shot? He screws up, cut him and make him a cautionary tale to others. I like it.

    You know what I like? Having someone on the team with a strong leg.

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    The Jeff Reed of the drop kick

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    I wanted Brad Wing in the draft the year he came into the NFL...now that he's been cut by..I think...2 teams..? That should be a red flag if he has issues (on or off the field). I do agree though, I like a punter that has a strong leg. Give him a chance and cut him if problems continue..as mentioned.
    Round 1, Pick 25 (25): Artie Burns, CB; Miami
    Round 2, Pick 27 (58 ): Sean Davis, S; Maryland
    Round 3, Pick 26 (89): Javon Hargrave, DT; South Carolina State
    Round 4, Pick 25 (123): Jerald Hawkins, OT; LSU
    Round 6, Pick 45 (220) (Compensatory Selection): Travis Feeney, OLB; Washington
    Round 7, Pick 8 (229) (From Giants): DeMarcus Ayers, WR; Houston
    Round 7, Pick 25 (246): Tyler Matakevich, OLB; Temple

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Rock View Post
    You know what I like? Having someone on the team with a strong leg.
    Yes. Just keep him out of Sheetz.






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    I had him as the best draftable punter since sepulveda. Not surprised he went undrafted though

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    What has he done wrong since he joined the Steelers. Some guys just need a turning point in their life and change. He got married and now has a kid. Maybe the light went on and he becomes a solid citizen. That article is over a year old and cites incidents that happened in 2011.

    I trust if he misbehaves the Steelers will dump him quickly and he probably knows that.
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    1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 6’4” 323
    2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 5’11” 189
    3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 6’6” 240-Jarvis Jones’ replacement
    4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 6’4 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
    6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 6’7” 322-raw talent with ton of upside
    7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 5’10” 210
    7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5’ 10” 185-need WR depth and returner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    What has he done wrong since he joined the Steelers. Some guys just need a turning point in their life and change. He got married and now has a kid. Maybe the light went on and he becomes a solid citizen.
    He really hasn't had a chance to screw up with the Steelers yet. He has a self-destructive personality; I doubt he makes it through the season if he is the punter the Steelers opt for during camp. I think the Steelers are simply using him to try and get Podlesh to assert himself and punt well enough to be a viable option, that's just me though. Podlesh, obviously, needs to get on the field, otherwise Wing will win by default. He'll pull a Jeff Reed before the season is over.

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    1.25) Artie Burns - CB, Miami (Mackensie Aleander)
    2.58 ) Sean Davis - S/CB, Maryland (Deion Jones)
    3.89) Javon Hargrave - DT, S. Carolina St. (Nick Vannett)
    4.123) Jerald Hawkins - OT, LSU (Deandre Houston-Carson)
    6.220) Travis Feeny - OLB, Wash (Darius Jackson)
    7.227) Demarcus Ayers - WR, Hou (Graham Glasgow)
    7.246) Tyler Matakevich - OLB, Temple (Travis Feeney)


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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    He really hasn't had a chance to screw up with the Steelers yet. He has a self-destructive personality; I doubt he makes it through the season if he is the punter the Steelers opt for during camp. I think the Steelers are simply using him to try and get Podlesh to assert himself and punt well enough to be a viable option, that's just me though. Podlesh, obviously, needs to get on the field, otherwise Wing will win by default. He'll pull a Jeff Reed before the season is over.

    Pappy
    I'll give Wing a chance to prove himself. Podlesh will be available, however he is anot an improvement to our punting woes. Wing could be.
    1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 6’4” 323
    2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 5’11” 189
    3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 6’6” 240-Jarvis Jones’ replacement
    4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 6’4 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
    6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 6’7” 322-raw talent with ton of upside
    7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 5’10” 210
    7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5’ 10” 185-need WR depth and returner

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