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steelcityrockers
07-04-2008, 02:59 PM
QB: I am pretty sure we keep 3 this year unless Dixon loos really bad, and I don't think he will
1. Ben Roethlisberger
2. Charlie Batch. Only for this year. And if Ben is out for a while, do not be surprised to see Dixon come in.
3. Dennis Dixon

RB/FB: Under Arians, the full-back position is not really necessary.
1. (for now) Willie Parker
2. Rashard Mendenhall
3. Mewelde Moore. Epitome of a 3rd down back.
4. Gary Russel. The coaching staff loves him and I think he will see some time at FB to get him on the field. If he shows enough, it could lead to Carey Davis getting cut.

WR: I say we have 5 on the roster.
1. Santonio Holmess
2. Hines Ward
3c. Nate Washington. He will split time with Sweed until he gets acclimated.
3b. Limas Sweed
5. Kevin Marion. This really depends on how much he shows as a Return-Specialist

TE:
1. Heath Miller
2. Matt Spaeth
3. Jon Dekker. He is more of an H-Back and could play some Full-Back

OT:
1. Marvel Smith
1. Max Starks
2. Willie Colon
3. Tony Hills
4. Trai Essex

OG:

1. Chris Kemoeatu
1. Kendall Simmons
2. Willie Colon
3. Sean Mahan

C:
1. Justin Hartwig
2. Darnell Stapleton
3. Sean Mahan

NT:
1. Casey Hampton
2. Chris Hoke

DE:
1. Brett Keisel
1. Aaron Smith
2. Travis Kirschke
3. Ryan McBean

ILB:
1. James Farrior
1. Larry Foote (for now)
2. Lawerence Timmons
3. Keyaron Fox
4. Mike Humpal

OLB:
1. James Harrison
1. LaMarr Woodley
2. Bruce Davis
3. Arnold Harrison
4. Andre Fraizer

CB:
1. Ike Taylor
2. Bryant McFadden (Time finally comes)
3. DeShea Townsend
4. William Gay
5. Anthony Madison

FS:
1. Ryan Clark
2. Anthony Smith
3. Ryan Mundy

SS:
1. Troy Polomalu
2. Anthony Smith
3. Ryan Mundy

LS: Greg Warren

K:
1. Jeff Reed

P:
1. Daniel Sepulveda

KR:
1. Kevin Marion
2. Mewelde Moore
3. Rashard Mendenhall
4. Gary Russel


PR:
1. Mewelde Moore
2. Kevin Marion


Practice Squad:
OT Jason Capizzi
NT Kyle Clement
WR Micah Rucker
WR Dallas Baker
WR Matt Trannon
DE Jordan Reffet
OG/OT Matt Lentz
FB Billy Latsko
International Player: Marvin Allen.

BlitzburghRockCity
07-05-2008, 12:05 AM
I don't have time tonight to fully read over your list but this one jumped out at me..


WR: I say we have 5 on the roster.
1. Santonio Holmess
2. Hines Ward
3c. Nate Washington. He will split time with Sweed until he gets acclimated.
3b. Limas Sweed
5. Kevin Marion. This really depends on how much he shows as a Return-Specialist

I look for us to keep 6 WR's and I think Dallas Baker shows enough to make the team. I don't know about Marion but he'll have his shot because I think Willie Reid's days are over unless he has a totally stellar camp.

I also don't think you'll see Russel doing any type of FB work unless Davis gets hurt. The team like what Gary can do according to what I've read and heard recently, in the running game and they want to try and develop him and get him some reps.

K Train
07-05-2008, 12:13 AM
im pretty sure fox is the backup OLB.

i love you sneaking holmes in there at #1 lol its so true

unless stapleton shows that hes a god at guard or center we dont have room for him on the roster.

and baker makes the team over marion

steelcityrockers
07-05-2008, 11:53 AM
Fox will play ILB in the 3-4.

If Marion shows he can do some damage on Kick Returns, he wil make the team. Moore is only avearge returning kicks and we have no one else, really.

Zachintosh66
07-05-2008, 12:59 PM
Marion - PS
We go 6 WR's (Baker, Trannon or Rucker, take your pick)
Davis will stay on the roster, Russell isnt big enuff to play FB (when those few situations come up)
Stapleton will get the ax... Mehan's being able to play both saves him
It would be nice to find a Diamond-in-the-Rough for the DL. Were still a little thin there IMO.

I agree with everything else...

steelcityrockers
07-05-2008, 02:26 PM
Eh, like I said Marion could get the nod because he can return kicks which neither of the other 3 can do, and I hate Jeremy Bloom. Davis probably will stay on the roster. We keep 5 WR's so we can have depth elsewhere. Plus, I have 3 WR's on the Practice Squad (Marvin Allen is listed as a WR but cannot be brought up to the active roster)

Black@Gold Forever32
07-05-2008, 02:28 PM
Trannon is a bum and won't make the team...Rucker is practice squad material for this year....I see Baker making the team....As for Marion.....If he shows something as a return man then he might make the team as the 6th WR....It won't be shocking if 6 WRs are kept...

steelcityrockers
07-05-2008, 05:33 PM
I could see 6 receivers or 5 running backs, but I would like more depth at other positions.

Black@Gold Forever32
07-05-2008, 05:55 PM
I could see 6 receivers or 5 running backs, but I would like more depth at other positions.

I would to but we never know what will be in the coaches minds.....I think if they keep five backs then they will only keep 5 WRs...But if they only keep 4 backs then they could keep a 6th WR especially if Marion shows anything as a return man....From what I have been reading about Baker this off-season it sounds he has the early inside track to be the 5th WR....I know its just OTAs so its far from a lock...But if Baker continues the progress he showed in OTAs into training camp/pre-season then he will make the team in my opinion....I'm rooting for Marion....We need return men bad on this team...Would be nice to use Holmes at times as a returner but I doubt that happens.....

steelcityrockers
07-05-2008, 06:00 PM
I REALLY wanted Dorian Bryant and was so excited e signed with them, especially since he went to High School about 10-15 minutes away from me. Actually, a rival of my school. Too bad he was smoking pot or something to fail the physical. I haven't heard too much about MArion, but he was a pretty good returner at Wake if memory serves me correctly.

Black@Gold Forever32
07-05-2008, 06:29 PM
I REALLY wanted Dorian Bryant and was so excited e signed with them, especially since he went to High School about 10-15 minutes away from me. Actually, a rival of my school. Too bad he was smoking pot or something to fail the physical. I haven't heard too much about MArion, but he was a pretty good returner at Wake if memory serves me correctly.

Dude I was pumped that Bryant was signed also....He went to Purdue....I live a few hours from Purdue....So I did see Bryant play a few times during college football season.....Yea to bad he messed up his chance with the Steelers....I'm interested to see Marion this pre-season...I hope he is a badass...

BigBen2Holmes
07-06-2008, 05:32 PM
WR: I say we have 5 on the roster.
1. Santonio Holmess
2. Hines Ward
3c. Nate Washington. He will split time with Sweed until he gets acclimated.
3b. Limas Sweed
5. Kevin Marion. This really depends on how much he shows as a Return-Specialist

man i dont know how you put santonio holmes before hines ward. santonio holmes is my favorite nfl player but hines is clutch. i dont see santonio over hines this year. In the widlcard game santonio holmes had 3 catches while hines ward had 10, hines just prooves to be open more than santonio is and when it really matters.

steelcityrockers
07-06-2008, 05:55 PM
Here we go, surprised this did not get brought earlier.

I did not feel like splitting it up into Split End (Holmes) and Flanker (Ward) for laziness reasons. Both will start and it is likely that Santonio will be 1a to Hines's 1b.

However, at this point in Hines's career, he is actually better suited to the slot. Anyway, he has lost quite a bit. Santonio is the real go to guy on the team right now due to his ability to open everything up. Hines is still a good player, but age and his physical style of play have really caught up to him. I would be surprised if he plays effectively 3 years from now.

K Train
07-06-2008, 06:16 PM
where do we squeeze matt jones in there?

TEEMONT
07-06-2008, 06:26 PM
God - Matt Jones

SteelerSteve
07-06-2008, 08:25 PM
QB: I am pretty sure we keep 3 this year unless Dixon loos really bad, and I don't think he will
1. Ben Roethlisberger
2. Charlie Batch. Only for this year. And if Ben is out for a while, do not be surprised to see Dixon come in.
3. Dennis Dixon

RB/FB: Under Arians, the full-back position is not really necessary.
1. (for now) Willie Parker
2. Rashard Mendenhall
3. Mewelde Moore. Epitome of a 3rd down back.
4. Gary Russel. The coaching staff loves him and I think he will see some time at FB to get him on the field. If he shows enough, it could lead to Carey Davis getting cut.

WR: I say we have 5 on the roster.
1. Matt Jones
2. Hines Ward
3c. santonio holmes.
3b. Limas Sweed
5. Kevin Marion. This really depends on how much he shows as a Return-Specialist

TE:
1. Heath Miller
2. Matt Spaeth
3. Jon Dekker. He is more of an H-Back and could play some Full-Back

OT:
1. Marvel Smith
1. Max Starks
2. Willie Colon
3. Tony Hills
4. Trai Essex

OG:

1. Chris Kemoeatu
1. Kendall Simmons
2. Willie Colon
3. Sean Mahan

C:
1. Justin Hartwig
2. Darnell Stapleton
3. Sean Mahan

NT:
1. BOOGER!
2. Chris Hoke

DE:
1. Brett Keisel
1. Justin Smith
2. Travis Kirschke
3. Ryan McBean

ILB:
1. James Farrior
1. Larry Foote (for now)
2. Lawerence Timmons
3. Keyaron Fox
4. Mike Humpal

OLB:
1. James Harrison
1. LaMarr Woodley
2. Bruce Davis
3. Arnold Harrison
4. Andre Fraizer

CB:
1. Matt Jones
2. Bryant McFadden (Time finally comes)
3. DeShea Townsend
4. William Gay
5. Anthony Madison

FS:
1. Ryan Clark
2. Anthony Smith
3. Ryan Mundy

SS:
1. Troy Polomalu
2. Anthony Smith
3. Ryan Mundy

LS: Greg Warren

K:
1. Matt Jones

P:
1. Matt Jones

KR:
1. Matt Jones
2. Mewelde Moore
3. Rashard Mendenhall
4. Gary Russel


PR:
1. Matt Jones
2. Kevin Marion


Practice Squad:
OT Jason Capizzi
NT Kyle Clement
WR Micah Rucker
WR Dallas Baker
WR Matt Trannon
DE Jordan Reffet
OG/OT Matt Lentz
FB Billy Latsko
International Player: Marvin Allen. FIXED!

steelcityrockers
07-06-2008, 08:36 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

We signed Booger....noooooooooooooooooooo



Well, Lombardi's are all that matter.

K Train
07-06-2008, 11:40 PM
mat jones did play QB....just saying

go rooneys

TEEMONT
07-07-2008, 12:00 AM
Lets jsut remember, for all of this Hines in the decline talk, you are only as good as your lat game played.....

10 rec 135 yds....and a helluva 2 point conversion....that was nullified due to holding....

Although Santonio had a few big plays....he only had 3 catches...but he did make a great play for a TD....

I still have Ward as the #1 WR....but its more like 1a and 1b, I think it's a good problem to have.

BlitzburghRockCity
07-07-2008, 12:30 AM
I think it's a very good problem to have.. 1a & 1b. or 1 and 2 or whatever, these 2 guys work great together. Hines has a few good years left in him atleast and Holmes is just starting to reach his potential. Throw in an improving Nate and a big man like Sweed and I really like our WR make up so far.

BigBen2Holmes
07-07-2008, 04:55 AM
Lets jsut remember, for all of this Hines in the decline talk, you are only as good as your lat game played.....

10 rec 135 yds....and a helluva 2 point conversion....that was nullified due to holding....

Although Santonio had a few big plays....he only had 3 catches...but he did make a great play for a TD....

I still have Ward as the #1 WR....but its more like 1a and 1b, I think it's a good problem to have.

Agreed!!