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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.



    Just to provide a smidgen of balance: Decastro has not had the chance to show much, because of injury. The much-maligned Adams has shown he could be a decent (just decent) RT, and their Oline might finally be solid. This year they might have had a decent draft. I come to bury the Steelers, not praise them, but somehow they are always tough.




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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Charlie Batch beat us last year and Dixon made it close.




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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Charlie Batch beat us last year and Dixon made it close.
    Yeah, and we swept them the previous year with Roethlisberger, so what's your point?




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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Charlie Batch beat us last year and Dixon made it close.
    The 1996 Ravens beat the Steelers.

    It is a rivalry...these games are always close no matter the record.

    The topic is debating how competitive the Steelers will be in general. For instance, not winning the division the last 2 years, and missing the playoffs last year.




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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Which was worse, the Steelers 2012 draft or the Ravens 2010 draft?
    Easily the Ravens draft.
    Pitta
    Dickson
    Arthur Jones- very solid coming into his own and emerging.
    Cody- suspect wave guy- could emerge...not dead yet, but hope fading.
    Reed- good gunner still has a chance
    Harewood- backup G for late round pick


    Decastro? Unsure injuries.
    Adams? Unsure injuries, and wasnt good anyway.
    Spence- likely career over
    Rainey-gone
    Ta'amu- ? hasnt played, legal troubles.
    Beachum- did well in limited action (best of the lot so far)




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    Cool Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    In San Fran, just passed a sleeping homeless guy laying on the sidewalk in Steeler gear. I wanted to take a pic but I just couldn't do it... Wish him better days and a better team
    Ravenswintitle,

    Didn't you know, that homeless guy was actually Kevin Colbert, the Steeler's GM in disguise!




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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    The Steelers seem to be losing pieces and, in recent years, do not seem to be having sufficient draft success to compensate. They may be on the decline, but I wouldn't count them out just yet. Theirs is an organization that has proven resilient. As for this coming season, they may be helped by an easier (3rd place) schedule. Their AFC South & West opponents will be Tennessee and Oakland, while the Ravens opponents from those divisions will be Houston and Denver.

    In any case, I expect Ravens-Steelers matchups to continue to be close, physical, and hard-fought.




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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Quote Originally Posted by trailhiker85 View Post
    AFC South & West opponents will be Tennessee and Oakland,
    Who both beat the Steelers last year.




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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBKistler View Post
    I agree that it is too early to say for sure about Pittsburgh's 2012 draft. The early returns are certainly not good, though.

    The Ravens however got their starting TE, their back-up TE, a serviceable tackle in their defensive line rotation, and, if he doesn't pan out as a kick returner, a serviceable special teams player in Reed.

    The 2010 Ravens draft will always be tainted by Kindle and Cody - if he doesn't have a dramatic turnaround this off-season. Certainly a "bad" draft measured by the bar that Newsome has set for himself. But I don't think it is comparable to the disaster that is shaping up with Pittsburgh 2012 draft.
    I'll just say one more thing - no one ever mentions that Cody was actually fairly solid in 2011. Not a world beater, but certainly not bad either. Worthy of being a starter, at least.




  10. #25

    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Quote Originally Posted by GaTechRavens View Post
    I'll just say one more thing - no one ever mentions that Cody was actually fairly solid in 2011. Not a world beater, but certainly not bad either. Worthy of being a starter, at least.
    That was before he dropped quite a bit of weight thinking it would improve his game (It didn't)

    Cody's problem is that he has sloppy technique and lacks the raw strength to compenste for that.
    Coming out of college, Cody only benched 225 lbs a paltry (for a DT) 22 times.
    For comparison, recent UDFA WR signee Omarius Hines can bench 225 lbs 18 times.
    And Omarius is only 215 lbs himself.
    And yet he still almost benched as much as Cody.




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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Quote Originally Posted by PerpetuallyBored74 View Post
    That was before he dropped quite a bit of weight thinking it would improve his game (It didn't)
    I cringe whenever I hear about a Ravens player having a major weight change. It always seems to lead to horrible news.




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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Quote Originally Posted by GaTechRavens View Post
    I'll just say one more thing - no one ever mentions that Cody was actually fairly solid in 2011. Not a world beater, but certainly not bad either. Worthy of being a starter, at least.
    If they didn't think that Cody was bad in 2011 they wouldn't have felt the need to sign Kemo the next year.
    He Who Dares.....Wins




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    Re: Last years draft just keeps on getting worse for the Steelers.

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    If they didn't think that Cody was bad in 2011 they wouldn't have felt the need to sign Kemo the next year.
    We still needed depth. Kemo wasnt a sure thing by any means. I think he initially was a camp body until he, by default, became the best option.
    -JAB




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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    If they didn't think that Cody was bad in 2011 they wouldn't have felt the need to sign Kemo the next year.
    Kemo was signed to replace Brandon McKinney who signed with the Colts as a FA. He was signed for depth and it wasn't even guaranteed to make the team. He wasn't signed with the thought that he'd challenge Cody. As it turned out, he was better than expected and Cody was worse!
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