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  1. Mock drafts !!!!

    Ben did not play enough in 2019 to show how bad the offense can be -- healthy or not -- but the games versus New England and Seattle were not promising. The Steelers have typical relied on a balanced attack, which a requires a better than run-of-the-mill RB to complement a good QB. The struggle is real, and it works both ways. I get that there are lots of RBs that can do the basic job, but there are very few who require the attention of the other team's DC.
  2. Mock drafts !!!!

    I took BPA (according to me) for every position. Since the 2nd one did not have the projected comp pick, I didn't see anyone worth taking earlier than Dillon. We'll have to disagree on the importance of the RB position tho. Without a healthy Conner (or Bell before him), the Steelers are an ineffective team. Even Ben struggles with his receivers not getting open due to defenses not being worried about a running threat.
  3. Mock drafts !!!!

    Mock from first-pick.com: Round 2 Pick 17: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame Round 3 Pick 38 (COMP): Lloyd Cushenberry III, C/OG, LSU Round 4 Pick 18: Zack Moss, RB, Utah Round 4 Pick 29: Reggie Floyd, FS/SS, Virginia Tech Round 6 Pick 19: Isaiahh Loudermilk, DT, Wisconsin Round 7 Pick 18: Richard Moore, OLB, SMU Mock from thedraftnetwork.com (no comps): 49 Cole Kmet, TE Notre Dame 114 Solomon Kindley, IOL Georgia 125 Nick Coe, EDGE Auburn 178 Antoine Brooks Jr., S Maryland 209 A.J. Dillon, RB Boston College
  4. Offseason Work to do

    I consider the XFL the equivalent of the 4th quarter of an NFL preseason game. Cardale was not good enough to stick with an NFL team. Neither was Landry Jones and arguably neither was Eli Rogers. These guys should get shots to make NFL squads, but to hope for more than camp fodder is optiistic.
  5. Overall, I can't quibble about the positions at this point, but I think the Steelers will go O early: TE, OL, WR, and pick up D later. Maybe D before WR, but definitly not before OL and TE. Obvioulsy, we need to see how free agency shakes out. .
  6. Myles Garrett Reinstated

    I never said Rudolph had no part in this, but this was primarily instigated and escalated by Garrett. Here is how I saw the whole video, with some commentary. Less than 30 seconds left in the game, and Garrett charges hard at Rudolph on a screen play. Nothing wrong here. Rudolph gets the ball out to the RB and Garrett grabs Rudolph, wraps his arms around around Rudolph's waist, twists and holds on, dragging Rudolph to the ground. (Instegation) Maybe Garrett didn't know the ball was gone, but I find that difficult to believe, since Garrett is looking at Rudolph the whole time. On the ground, Garrett is still holding onto Rudolph (Escalation), and then Rudolph shoves, grabs, and twists Garrett's helmet trying to get up (Over-reaction?) So, is Rudolph supposed to just lay there meekly until Garrett decides to let him up? We realize the game is over, but Rudolph is trying to hurry up and get to the next play. Garrett starts to get up while still holding Rudolph down (Escalation), and the two start shoving each other. At this point, 66 and 71 start to grab Garrett, and the ref 34 joins the fray (Escalation) Then, Garrett grabs and holds onto Rudolph's facemask and begins lifting Rudolph off the ground (Escalation) Rudolph shoves his foot into Garrett's crotch (Escalation or Reaction?) While being held by 66, Garrett continues to hold onto Rudolph's helment. There are three distinct pulling actions, and on the third as Rudolph falls to the ground, the helmet comes off. (Escalation) Garrett continues to hold onto the helmet as 66 and Garrett move backwards toward the endzone. Why is he still holding the helment? Rudolph charges after them grabbing for his helmet (Escalation) Garrett swings the helemt and hits Rudolph in the head (Escalation and Assault). I am sure there were many colorful words between them, like "get off me m*rf*r", but there is no evidence of any racials slurs used. There is no excuse for what Garrett did. None. To even suggest that Rudolph did more than over-react to this situtation is just not factual.
  7. Myles Garrett Reinstated

    Pure BS and speculation.
  8. Myles Garrett Reinstated

    Bull crap. Garrett was the instigator. You're blaming Rudolph for trying to get up after an illegal tackle and pin.
  9. Myles Garrett Reinstated

    Who started it? The guy who was tackled illegally and struggled to get bacl to his feet? Or the guy who threw the QB down and stayed on top of him?
  10. Myles Garrett Reinstated

    Why? Because Rudolph protested about the way Garrett brought him to the gound and kept him there? Foolish.
  11. Myles Garrett Reinstated

    Of course you don't. You think swinging a helmet at a guy's head is forgivable.
  12. Myles Garrett Reinstated

    The same should be true for Thomas then.
  13. Myles Garrett Reinstated

    The Harrison hit on McCoy was at least a part of a football move. Call it dirty if you want, but it was these types of shots we cheered about for many many years before it became illegal. This past season, Earl Thomas hit Rudolph in a very similar fashion as Harrison hit McCoy. It was 8 or 9 years later than the Harrison hit. I'm not seeing a lot calls for Thomas' hit being dirty. What Garrett did is assault with a weapon to Rudolph's unprotected head. Not the same thing at all as the above shots.
  14. Trying a two Rounder - Be Nice

    Never say never, but for the Steelers, I think you have at least three guys taken later that I don't think the Steelers would pass on: 50. Chicago - Antoine Winfield Jr [ S ] Minnesota 57. Houston - Cole Kmet [ TE ] Notre Dame 60. Baltimore - Jonathan Taylor [ RB ] Wisconsin I also think these two are better OL prospects, but I'm biased again Michigan. 63. Seattle (From San Francisco) - Solomon Kindley [OG] Georgia 64. Kansas City - John Simpson [OG] Clemson
  15. Mock drafts !!!!

    I agree that the need is not immediate, but I think think Hilton is an UFA. Haden is not getting younger.
  16. Mock drafts !!!!

    I get it. But the Steelers will have to see where they are come draft day. If Taylor is sitting there at 2.49, while a couple other guys they wanted are off the board, I just don't see how they can pass on him without another team offering a few picks to move up. Still lots to shake out with their own free agency.
  17. Mock drafts !!!!

    Thanks. I wasn't sure about Samuels. A 3, 4, and 5 are the guys for the Steelers, who desire to be a run-first team. That's a real eye opener right there.
  18. Mock drafts !!!!

    @Steeler Hitman: I don't know how to quote your post; it seems to be corrupted. Anyway, I think the Steelers have 5-7 competing needs at present, depending on what they do with their current roster. I don't see them bringing in any free agents of note, so they need to look to their limited draft picks. Which one is most important? Time will tell. TE: If they get rid of McDonald, then I see this as a top priority. I hope Gentry blossoms after a year in the program, but I have my doubts. S: Davis is likely gone, and I am just not that high on Edmunds. Who else do they have? CB: Burns did not pan out, and Haden is not getting any younger. This might be a need sooner than we think. RB: As noted in previous post, we only have one "real" guy, and he is oft-injured. The hope is Snell gets a lot better, but it is a hope. OLB: How much will they pay Bud Dupree, are they going to tag him, or will he walk for a better deal elsewhere? OL: Foster is likely gone, and Pouncey looks like his skills are eroding. The OL needs depth and future starters.
  19. Mock drafts !!!!

    Aside from Conner, I think only Snell was drafted. The rest are UDFA or pickups from other teams. Am I wrong?
  20. Mock drafts !!!!

    I don't see how anyone can suggest that RB is not a need for the Steelers. They have one proven guy, who happens to get hurt a lot in Conner. Then, they have a lot of "potential" guys (1-3 question marks): Kerrith Whyte ?? Ralph Webb ??? Benny Snell Jr. ? Jaylen Samuels ?? Darrin Hall ??? Trey Edmunds ?? I'm sorry, but not one of these guys is giving any other team's DC anything to worry about. If Conner gets hurt again, the Steelers are screwed. There will be 3 or 4 guys available at 2.49 who could come in and make an impact right away.
  21. Mock scenarios

    2.49 - Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU - I just think that Conner has not proven to be durable, and I am not sure that you can go into next season with a reliable running game. No offense to the guys that pitched in last year, but we need better depth and a guy who can make an impact. 3.100 - Brandon Jones, S, Texas - Replacement for Sean Davis. 4.114 - Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU - I think McDonald is gone. Vannett will get #1 reps, but I am not sure Gentry is good enough to be in the NFL. 4.125 - Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina - I'd like a better option than Holton. Frankly, after the 4th, I have no clue. They need OL and DL depth, and it might be worth looking at a guy to replace Nix -- I mean a real candidate and not a converted smallish LB.
  22. Offseason Work to do

    Fair enough. Seems I misread your previous statement as a definitive. My apologies.
  23. Way too Early Mocks...

    Well, I am sure we're going to find out next year. Barring injury, Edmunds is going to start along side Minka Fitzpatrick. It would be amazing if he took a big step up.
  24. Way too Early Mocks...

    I recall that, as well as many calling him "Frodo." However, most fans are idiots (including me) and do not understand why Troy did not start year 1. With Edmunds, I am just not seeing the instincts and nose for the ball. He's played for 2 years now. I gave him slack last year, but I did not see the same improvement you did, just more playing time, IMO.
  25. Offseason Work to do

    And that is likely to happen. I think if they intend to re-up Bud Dupree, McDonald is going to be a cap casualty. Also, I am not saying any rookie TE they bring in will be the next Miller. Just that you cannot make a blanket statement that one cannot make an impact year 1. There were several last year for other teams who did just that.