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    When is the Last Time You Guys Have Been This Excited About Preseason?

    I can't remember a preseason where I've felt the depth was this good. From our backup QBs to WR depth to DL, LB, DB depth. There's not been this kind of depth in a long time.

    And I'm not just talking ST bodies. I think we have backups and 3rd stringers that will play a big role in our future.

    There's been 1 or 2 guys in camp that I really like, but this year there's a dozen or so.

    Rudolf and Hodges. Spencer, Johnson, Holton. Biggs, Ola, Skipper.

    And then there's the guys on the upswing like Conner, Samuels, Edmunds, Watt.

    And then the new guys and the rookies. Like Barron, Bush, etc.

    It just feels like this team is about to burst and no one will see it coming.

    I feel like we're ready to start competing for the next 5 years.

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    Last season...LOL
    I wish people would/could leave politics out of a Steelers Football Forum.

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    This is the 1st time in a long time I've seen glimpses of a dominant Defense.
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    Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go...
    Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    I can't remember a preseason where I've felt the depth was this good. From our backup QBs to WR depth to DL, LB, DB depth. There's not been this kind of depth in a long time.

    And I'm not just talking ST bodies. I think we have backups and 3rd stringers that will play a big role in our future.

    There's been 1 or 2 guys in camp that I really like, but this year there's a dozen or so.

    Rudolf and Hodges. Spencer, Johnson, Holton. Biggs, Ola, Skipper.

    And then there's the guys on the upswing like Conner, Samuels, Edmunds, Watt.

    And then the new guys and the rookies. Like Barron, Bush, etc.

    It just feels like this team is about to burst and no one will see it coming.

    I feel like we're ready to start competing for the next 5 years.


    What about TE? Do you feel good there too?

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    we can make all the usual excuses about pre-season BUT....

    I am really totally (but cautiously) optimistic.

    The defense is looking better than it has in years.

    the offense will still be very effective. we have a ton of weapons.

    the corners and safety's appear very solid and aggressive.

    bush looks extremely promising right from the start.

    bud dupree has been solid and explosive.

    boswell is making all his kicks.

    there's been ZERO drama.

    I really really really hope we don't have another slow start in sept.

    yep. I'm excited.

    Now if we get blown out by the pats week one - I'll be back to say exactly the opposite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winwithd View Post
    What about TE? Do you feel good there too?
    Itís the one position I donít like our depth. But i like Grimble. I like our #4 WR and I like Samuels as an HBack.

    So I can live with what we have, but would like to find some depth.

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    Yes...


    Starlifter said it, ďZero DramaĒ...

    not to to mention all the other stuff mentioned by flippy as well.

    Yeah ah Iím excited. Iím always excited at the beginning of the year. Even for the Pirates.

    I am am stoked we open up against the defending champs in their place as well.

    Lets go!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    This is the 1st time in a long time I've seen glimpses of a dominant Defense.
    Front seven looks ready.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

    My official proclamation: WE WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER SUPER BOWL WITH MIKE TOMLIN AS OUR HEAD COACH. SO WHY DELAY THE INEVITABLE?

    FIRE MIKE TOMLIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    It’s the one position I don’t like our depth. But i like Grimble. I like our #4 WR and I like Samuels as an HBack.

    So I can live with what we have, but would like to find some depth.
    See I'm the opposite. I have zero faith in Grimble. I think he is a critical drop away from losing us a game. McDonald's health this season may be second in importance to only Ben's.

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    My interest in the preseason is less and less each year.

    I definitely get excited to see some football but usually after a quarter or two I lose interest.

    I’m ready for the regular season.

    I wouldn’t mind if they changed it to 2 or 3 games but that’s probably not fair to guys trying to make a team.

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