Jump to content


Veteran Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

94 Starter
  1. kurgan 2019 mock draft v.3--Spring Break

    Sills isn't taking the top off of anything. He is a vertical receiver just because he has good ball skills and goes and gets it. But he lacks separation and isn't going to scare anyone over the top due to 4.57 speed. I have been wondering if they really will think S is that big of a need. I don't like our safeties, but I wonder if they'll really burn a 1 or 2 on them (I really like Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and had him in 2 in my mocks, but even then I debated whether they'll actually go S early since they already have Davis and Edmunds). I don't like Julian Love. Cashman I haven't seen play, but he looked good at combine. If I ever get time I'll go check him out if there's any video of him to watch. I think Sutton Smith is a linebacker in the blitzing mold of Anthony Barr.
  2. What would you think of this?

    Lets say that on draft day, a stud OLB like Burns was available, but no ILB was worth taking. Do you think Watt would be a good ILB in a 34, in the Brian Cushing mold, or maybe even Chad Brown, and that would be one way to fix up ILB to an extent? I think he'd be an ideal blitzer up the gut, and he has good length and he's a good athlete. He's never going to be a dominant sack master (like Von Miller or his brother with 20+ sacks......13 is really good, but not elite is what I mean). So just wondering what you guys think, and if that would be 1 way to fix up the talent at LB, by taking the BPA and putting guys at new positions just to get the best players on the field. Coming out of the draft, I had watched TJ Watt a lot at Wisconsin, and they lined him up similar to where a 34 ILB would be positioned, or how Mike Zimmer uses LBs to "sugar the A-gaps", so I thought he could be a Brian Cushing type 34 ILB. So that's part of what got me to thinking this, along with the much greater chance for a stud 34 OLB to be available in 1 than a stud 34 ILB. So if you had these 2 choices, which would it be: A: OLB: Brian Burns & Bud Dupree ILB: TJ Watt & Mark Barron/Vince Williams (I assume that Williams would be the run stuffer and Barron the coverage guy, rotating situationally to an extent) or B: OLB: TJ Watt & Bud Dupree ILB: Devin Bush & Mark Barron/Vince Williams (I assume that Williams would be the run stuffer and Barron the coverage guy, rotating situationally to an extent) Option A = much more pass rushing with Watt blitzing up the gut. Option B = much more coverage with Barron and Bush both being coverage guys.
  3. OLB/Edge Class Thoughts

    I think that Ferrell looked great last year, but not as good this year. He looked stiffer or something to me. I think he's definitely more suited for a 43 DE than a 34 OLB. The Michigan boys don't have the production. Winovich looks like just another guy to me. Chickillo 2.0, but maybe a better version. I love Burns. One of my favorites in the draft. Sweat is a guy who looked stiff and like a 43 DE when I watched him move, but he's such a phenomenal athlete and his agility & COD times were outstanding, so I wonder if he could be developed to play as a complete OLB. I'd take him if he's there too, based on that alone. Of course that's all contingent upon them being BPA.
  4. Brian Burns Mock Draft

    Josh Allen and Brian Burns play the same position. I love Burns.
  5. Brian Burns Mock Draft

    I actually wouldn't mind that. But if you're trading up to #8, I would think you'd have to take Devin White. Your mock doesn't do much to address ILB.
  6. Steelers agree on two-year deal with WR Donte Moncrief

    I liked Chris Conley coming out. He showed flashes when I saw him play with the Chiefs. I'd be on board with that one. They better watch out though, or they won't even get a 3rd comp for Bell.
  7. A few quick notes about the combine/draft class

    Yeah 4 of the 5 are 30+ this season, and the other is unknown as a full time starter. At least OL can stay at a high level longer than most positions. It's a bad time to lose the only good coach on the roster!
  8. Well imagine the best attribute of any DB you've ever seen, and put them into 1 player. That is Rod Woodson. He could blitz, he could cover, he could pick off the pass, he could tackle like a linebacker, he could return punts at an all-pro level, he was like a punt returner after the INT, and he was also an olympic class hurdler. He played S in college, and then moved to CB in the NFL. Then he moved back to S late in his career. He basically had all the best attributes of a SS and a CB all in one. He was big for his era too, at 6' 205. That's probably like being 6'3" 220 nowadays. I called him God Woodson. I even cheered for the Ratbirds to win a SB, just so he'd get a ring, even though it made me sick seeing Slasher Boy Lewis get a ring shortly after murdering someone.
  9. Ike was solid. He was nothing compared to Woodson though.
  10. A few quick notes about the combine/draft class

    I would've made Pouncey play out this year and prove he can stay healthy before I re-signed him, but if it freed up cap space to fix CB, ok. I like Foster. Always have. I never really liked Gilbert that much, but you would think you could get more than a 6. I guess anything is better than nothing though, and again, if the Pouncey and Gilbert deals made a quality CB signing possible, I'm on board. Feiler looked good last year anyway at RT. I'm a huge proponent of the OL usually. This draft was very unusual for me, not taking any OL.
  11. A few quick notes about the combine/draft class

    Thanks for the input. As for the DC, I know there are way more than 53 guys on that list. I didn't even count. I figured they'd fight it out in training camp. That's more or less a training camp roster. I just counted it real quick, and I think there were 60 on there total. I did get the key free agent pickup right. That's a nice start. As for Dupree, I just don't see him being worth 10 mill a year, so I'd rather draft a replacement. I know that ILB is a glaring need, and we missed out on Kwon and the guy who was actually my favorite FA LB, Jordan Hicks, so that'll be the first round pickup. They'll probably reach for Devin Bush if he's available. I don't like his lack of production, but I do like his speed, and while it would be a reach, it would certainly help. I want a TE too, but if I'm not getting Hockenson, I don't know about drafting one early unless that Ole Miss TE drops. I also had assumed Jesse James would re-sign, since I heard he'd take a home-town discount to stay. But he signed with the Titans if I remember correctly. So yes, now TE is definitely a need. I liked Maxx Williams' hands in college at Minnesota. I could get on board with him as a FA. I just read after I posted that mock that Morgan Burnett wants traded/cut, which makes no sense for the team to do given the cap hit if they do it. I'm also curious how much the team actually likes Sean Davis. He's so up and down. I liked him at times, and hated him at times. So maybe we don't even need an early S. I would definitely draft those 2 CBs if they are available at those spots. I figure Haden is almost 30. A big CB like Johnson could play FS if necessary, and STs until they develop. Just like Brian Allen has done. I'd look to trade Artie if I could get anything of value out of him, if I was able to land those guys. I'd love to land Bradbury, Lindstrom or Risner to develop on that OL, but I just think there are more pressing needs elsewhere since Foster and Pouncey were just re-signed for 2+ years each, and DeCastro is a stud. (I wasn't really paying much attention to QBs, but I'm not impressed from what I have seen. Drew Lock would probably be my choice of the bunch if we hadn't already burned picks in every draft for the last 5 years on a QB.....I didn't miss Jones last year, they just played the wrong QB and should've put Ben back in sooner)
  12. The D and O were both top 10, if not top 5, before Shazier went down. Then it all fell apart. So no, it hasn't sucked for 5 years. For that matter, even last year it didn't "suck". In 2018, they were #17 in scoring, #6 in yards, #10 in passing yards and #6 in rush yards. That's average, not sucking. Of course I thought it kinda sucked too since I use Cowher's defenses as a measuring stick, but technically average is not sucking. In 2017, they were #5 in yards, #5 in passing yards, #23 in rushing yards, and #7 in scoring. DEFINITELY not sucking. They were top 3-5 before Shazier got hurt.....definitely top 5, in both O and D, before Shazier got hurt. He masked holes the same way Polamalu did. In 2016, there were #12 in yards, #16 in passing yards, #13 in rushing yards, and #10 in scoring. Again, not sucking. Not great, but it's top 10 anyway. Respectable when you had the Killer Bee's all going. So no, they didn't suck even the last 3 years, let alone the last 5. So with that said, I nominate Ryan Shazier when he was just coming into his prime prior to his neck injury. He had as dominant of a game as any LB I can recall. Lots of splash plays. He was everywhere. He was the LB version of Troy Polamalu. I'm serious too....I loved Ryan Shazier. Definitely the best player on the defense.
  13. A few quick notes about the combine/draft class

    I'm inclined to agree. The last pro mocks I looked at a few days ago still had him around 30 though. But I suspect he'll get up there a ways. But if he goes up, someone has to go down. Devin White and Brian Burns are the 2 guys that I could see in this draft that fill gaping holes on this roster. It would be nice if one of them was available, but doubtful I know. Burns wasn't quite as fast as I expected, but I suspect that's because he's 20+ lbs heavier now. One thing I'm curious about though, after I made the mock up, is how the Steelers perceive Sean Davis. They drafted a S in 1 last year, so if they like Davis, they surely wouldn't burn that 2nd on a safety. So maybe that pick should've been different, but then again, who else would be available that would fill a bigger hole, be better, and do they actually like Davis long-term? When he was drafted I thought he could turn into something, but he seems to have regressed sometimes and probably used incorrectly as well. The D is a joke without Shazier, and the O is becoming a joke with losing the best RB and WR in the league, and giving away the starting RT as well. It's pretty stupid to extend Pouncey when he wasn't even looking for an extension, and why sign Foster to a 2 year deal when he's already 31?
  14. Yep, I remember that game vividly. I was in the tractor on a Monday night, harvesting corn. Had a little 6" tv in the tractor and I was watching that game. Rod Woodson is my favorite athlete of all time, regardless of sport. So my answer is without a doubt Rod Woodson. Best DB I ever saw play by a mile. Barry Foster was my favorite RB for a season. 1 and done. What a shame. Loved how he played. I still think that Aaron Smith was the best player on those great defenses when he was playing DE. When he got hurt, the D fell apart. When Big Snack got hurt, you didn't even notice. If he'd been used to rush the passer more, he would be a HOFer in my book. He had that much talent. Just played a position you didn't notice. Carnell Lake was another one of the most underrated players ever. Your SS plays CB when Woodson got hurt, and he makes the pro bowl and the D carried the team to a SB. LB in college too from what I recall. Loved that guy too. That whole D back then was awesome, except for the corner opposite Woodson (Williams, Figures, both iffy). Lake, Perry, Woodson, Greene, Lloyd, Steed, Chad Brown, Kirkland, etc. I loved that era of Steelers football, if only they'd had Big Ben back then! Polamalu in his prime was really dominant too.
  15. Official FIRE KEVIN COLBERT Thread

    I also considered Hilton, since I like him in the slot, but he is more of a blitzer than a coverage guy. He just turned 25 yesterday. Conner will be 24 this season.