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DanRooney
08-26-2010, 04:46 AM
QBs (3):
QB: Ben Roethlisberger
Backups: Byron Leftwich, Dennis Dixon

Notes: Batch gets released after week 4.

RBs (4):
RB: Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman, Mewelde Moore
FB: Frank Summers

Notes: Summers makes the squad because he's not very good and Tomlin loves it. Our 'steal' Dwyer gets sent to the PS where he's likely scooped up by another team.

WRs (5):
WR 1: Hines Ward, Antwaan Randle El
WR 2: Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders, Antonio Brown

Notes: I believe Randle El and Battle are fighting for a spot on the team and I'm leaning towards the prior staying with us. Tomlin knows Brown is too good to stay safe on the PS.

TEs (3): Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, David Johnson.

Notes: No surprises here

OL (9):
LT: Max Starks, Tony Hills
LG: Chris Kemoeatu
C: Maurkice Pouncey, Doug Legursky
RG: Trai Essex, Ramon Foster
RT: Flozell Adams, Jonathan Scott

Hartwig gets cut after losing his starting job. There's no real reason to keep his salary. Legursky is just as good as him for less than half the price.

DL (7):
NT: Casey Hampton, Chris Hoke
LDE: Aaron Smith, Ziggy Hood
RDE: Brett Keisel, Sonny Harris, Doug Worthington

Harris beats out Eason as he and Ziggy provide much needed youth to this unit.

LB (9):
ROLB: James Harrison, Jason Worilds
LOLB: Lamarr Woodley, Thaddeus Gibson
Buck: James Farrior, Keyaron Fox,
Mack: Lawrence Timmons, Larry Foote, Stevenson Sylvester

Notes: Andre Frazier’s injury allows Sylvester to make the roster. Farrior will eventually relinquish is buck position to Timmons as the season progresses.

DBs (9):
RCB: Ike Taylor
LCB: Bryant McFadden, Keenan Lewis
Nickel/Dime: William Gay, Joe Burnett
S: Ryan Clark, Ryan Mundy
SS: Troy Polamalu, Will Allen

Notes: Tomlin will have to choose between our ST's gunner and return man. I think Logan edges Madison as we have a plethora of new guys to improve our return coverage all around. Bailey gets cut.

Specialists (4): Jeff Reed, Daniel Sepulveda, Greg Warren, Stefan Logan

Notes: I can't see Tomlin cutting Logan after he set the Steelers kick return record under any circumstance unless Brown takes one or two to the house in the final 2 preseason games.

steelcitysfinestXL
08-26-2010, 07:29 AM
QBs (3):
QB: Ben Roethlisberger
Backups: Byron Leftwich, Dennis Dixon

Notes: Batch gets released after week 4.

RBs (4):
RB: Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman, Mewelde Moore
FB: Frank Summers

Notes: Summers makes the squad because Dwyer HASNT DONE ANYTHING TO EARN A ROSTER SPOT. He cant play ST's, he hasnt shown anything at this level as a running back... he is just a major disappointment. IF Dwyer could have shown up this camp with Redman looking decent at FB in games and Legursky/Johnson as PT FB... Summers would have been expendable. So all you Summers HATERS thank your boy Dwyer for $hitting the bed and wasting his talent!
WRs (5):
WR 1: Hines Ward, Antwaan Randle El
WR 2: Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders, Antonio Brown

Notes: I believe Randle El and Battle are fighting for a spot on the team and I'm leaning towards the prior staying with us. Tomlin knows Brown is too good to stay safe on the PS. Plus, With Brown/Sanders/Burnette and El all able return men the 4th speacialist spot can go to a 4 way ST player IE: Madison
TEs (3): Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, David Johnson.

Notes: No surprises here

OL (9):
LT: Max Starks, Tony Hills
LG: Chris Kemoeatu
C: Maurkice Pouncey, Doug Legursky
RG: Trai Essex, Ramon Foster
RT: Flozell Adams, Jonathan Scott

Hartwig gets cut after losing his starting job. There's no real reason to keep his salary. Legursky is BETTER THAN him for less than half the price.

DL (7):
NT: Casey Hampton, Chris Hoke
LDE: Aaron Smith, Ziggy Hood
RDE: Brett Keisel, Sonny Harris, Doug Worthington

Harris beats out Eason as he and Ziggy provide much needed youth to this unit.

LB (9):
ROLB: James Harrison, Jason Worilds
LOLB: Lamarr Woodley, Thaddeus Gibson
Buck: James Farrior, Keyaron Fox,
Mack: Lawrence Timmons, Larry Foote, Stevenson Sylvester

Notes: Andre Frazier’s injury allows Sylvester to make the roster. The team has too much invested in Timmons to allow him to FAIL at the Buck... he hasnt show MUCH improvement thus far. With Foote on the roster and Farrior aging it may be time to put LT where he belongs and let Foote play the buck. We shall see after the first few weeks!
DBs (9):
RCB: Ike Taylor
LCB: Bryant McFadden, Keenan Lewis
Nickel/Dime: William Gay, Joe Burnett
S: Ryan Clark, Ryan Mundy
SS: Troy Polamalu, Will Allen

Notes: Tomlin will have to choose between our ST's gunner and return man. I think Madison makes this team as a 4-way ST player and he can play EMERGENCY CB! Bailey is useless at LB and they cant get the ball to Logan if it doesnt come off of someones foot!
Specialists (4): Jeff Reed, Daniel Sepulveda, Greg Warren, Anthony Madison

Notes: I can see Tomlin cutting Logan even after he set the Steelers kick return record. Brown takes one or two to the house in the regular season games where Logan didnt!


:plus1: I adding my few changes but for the most part i agree!

SteelJunkie
08-26-2010, 12:33 PM
steelcitysfinestXL is exactly how I see it as well. The only way I seen Logan making the team this year was if he could do another role, which he hasn't been able to step up and do. The nice surprise is the fact that we drafted 2 WR's that can actually catch the ball.

K Train
08-26-2010, 01:01 PM
madison blows....no way he makes the team. hes not even that good of a gunner

Big T
08-26-2010, 03:13 PM
Dwyer over Summers, David Johnson starts at FB.

$teelersRule
08-26-2010, 04:26 PM
no way Dwyer makes this team i would say he is fighting for a spot on the practice squad right now

SteelDad
08-26-2010, 05:13 PM
I agree for the most part, but will throw a few monkey wrenches in there for sake of discussion.

1. I honestly think Logan gets cut. Brown offers the ability to play WR whereas SL really is only a specialist.

2. I'm not sold on only 5 Wr's and 9 LB's. Potsie still makes plays and makes the adjustment calls. I think people are underestimating him. I've always seen LT as an OLB, rather than inside, but that's just me. There could be a surprise cut from this group.

3. Hartwig? Ya, good-bye.

Zachintosh66
08-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Locks:
QB - Ben, Dix, Sandwhich, Batch till he gets cut week 4
RB - Mendy, Moore
WR - Ward, Wallace, Sanders, Brown, ARE, Battle
TE - Heath, Speath
OL - Starks, Kemo, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Scott, Foster
DL - Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hoke, Ziggy
LB - Harrison, Woodley, Farrior, Timmons, Foote, Fox, Gibson, Worilds
CB - Ike, BMac, Lewis, Gay, Burrnett
S - Troy, Clark, Allen, Mundy
ST - Reed, Stewart, DSep

total "locks" = 46... 7 others make the squad

Battles:
RB: Dwyer vs Redman vs Summer vs Vincent (only 2 make it) 5 spots left
Dwyer has been disappointing, Summers is lame but some in the org loves him, Redman is unproven against starting material, Vincent still hanging around, prolly not a factor.
TE: Johnson vs McHugh (1 makes it) 4 spots left
McHugh was our fb/te until he blew hie knee out, guess its age vs experience now
OL: Hartwig vs Doug vs Hills vs Urbik vs Jones (1/2 make it) 2/3 spots left
Wouldnt mind a Hartwig for a late draft pick trade...
DL: Eason vs Sonny vs Worthington vs McClendon vs Paxson(1 makes it) 1/2 spots left
again eason is a guy someone in the org is in love with it seems. others are young and show promise to blossom.
LB: Sylvester vs Bailey vs R. Williams vs Renkart (1 makes it) 0/1 spot left
Promising Rookie vs career ST guy vs drifting LB w some experience vs undrafted well traveled young LB.
DB: Seem pretty set, Da'Mon-Cromartie-Smith has looked like a guy that likes to hit, but prolly wont make the list. If Lewis is showing that much potential? What about a trade of Gay? Im tired of looking at him in a Steelers uni :lol:
ST: Logan... PR/KR may just sqweek on to the roster but his one trick pony may just get himself cut too... If they brung in 9 yr vet to LS, that tells me something is up with warren... warren gets the ax.

DanRooney
08-26-2010, 08:10 PM
Locks:
QB - Ben, Dix, Sandwhich, Batch till he gets cut week 4
RB - Mendy, Moore
WR - Ward, Wallace, Sanders, Brown, ARE, Battle
TE - Heath, Speath
OL - Starks, Kemo, Pouncey, Essex, Adams, Scott, Foster
DL - Smith, Hampton, Keisel, Hoke, Ziggy
LB - Harrison, Woodley, Farrior, Timmons, Foote, Fox, Gibson, Worilds
CB - Ike, BMac, Lewis, Gay, Burrnett
S - Troy, Clark, Allen, Mundy
ST - Reed, Stewart, DSep

total "locks" = 46... 7 others make the squad

Battles:
RB: Dwyer vs Redman vs Summer vs Vincent (only 2 make it) 5 spots left
Dwyer has been disappointing, Summers is lame but some in the org loves him, Redman is unproven against starting material, Vincent still hanging around, prolly not a factor.
TE: Johnson vs McHugh (1 makes it) 4 spots left
McHugh was our fb/te until he blew hie knee out, guess its age vs experience now
OL: Hartwig vs Doug vs Hills vs Urbik vs Jones (1/2 make it) 2/3 spots left
Wouldnt mind a Hartwig for a late draft pick trade...
DL: Eason vs Sonny vs Worthington vs McClendon vs Paxson(1 makes it) 1/2 spots left
again eason is a guy someone in the org is in love with it seems. others are young and show promise to blossom.
LB: Sylvester vs Bailey vs R. Williams vs Renkart (1 makes it) 0/1 spot left
Promising Rookie vs career ST guy vs drifting LB w some experience vs undrafted well traveled young LB.
DB: Seem pretty set, Da'Mon-Cromartie-Smith has looked like a guy that likes to hit, but prolly wont make the list. If Lewis is showing that much potential? What about a trade of Gay? Im tired of looking at him in a Steelers uni :lol:
ST: Logan... PR/KR may just sqweek on to the roster but his one trick pony may just get himself cut too... If they brung in 9 yr vet to LS, that tells me something is up with warren... warren gets the ax.


Battle is not a lock. I don't think we keep 6 WRs, we didn't even use our 5th wideout at all last season.

HUNT4SEVEN
08-26-2010, 09:34 PM
If AB shows up big time returning kicks and punts i say Battle gets the axe, but i believe they actually keep 6 recievers, we will lose AB if they put him on PS:yesnod:, Logan is more valuable than Madison, I believe Redman makes the team i think we lose Dwyer also if he's on PS, Summers should of been cut last year he is a BUM UrBUST err Urbik also is a bum, i hope Summers doesn't makes the team i would rather them bring back Carey Davis again...Hartpig bye bye:lol::tt02:

Zachintosh66
08-26-2010, 09:36 PM
Battle is not a lock. I don't think we keep 6 WRs, we didn't even use our 5th wideout at all last season.

well thats my opinon

steelcitysfinestXL
08-27-2010, 07:39 AM
madison blows....no way he makes the team. hes not even that good of a gunner

Just say you dont like him! But he's the best ST'er we have (not named Bailey or Harrison) and if they are gonna keep a speacialist i'd rather it be him. When they try cutting him the coverage unit goes to **** and they bring him back...every year. He had 46 ST tackles in '08. They cut him in '09 camp only to burng him back when our ST's coverage units hit rock bottom. He makes the team and if need be he gets waived during the season but i doubt it. Only way they cut him is if they keep Arnaz Battle and he and Lewis or Allen are our gunners. I hope its the latter cause i dont wanna see 6 WR's i dont see them cutting El for whatever reason.

If they cut El (not gonna happen) and have battle at gunner/blocker... then I'd be ok with cutting Madison and maybe keeping Logan. Im still not excited about watching our coverage units without Bailey, Fraizer and Madison... they were are leading tacklers on ST's! I dont wanna see Silverback and Troy playing ST's if we cut out speacialists!

http://pit.scout.com/2/925468.html

http://profootball.scout.com/2/895922.html

http://pit.scout.com/2/916623.html

Heres a few articles... i just dont see how you think Madison "Blows" as a ST speacilist... he NOT a quality corner ill admit that... but hes a hell of a ST'er

K Train
08-27-2010, 08:15 AM
Just say you dont like him! But he's the best ST'er we have (not named Bailey or Harrison) and if they are gonna keep a speacialist i'd rather it be him. When they try cutting him the coverage unit goes to **** and they bring him back...every year. He had 46 ST tackles in '08. They cut him in '09 camp only to burng him back when our ST's coverage units hit rock bottom. He makes the team and if need be he gets waived during the season but i doubt it. Only way they cut him is if they keep Arnaz Battle and he and Lewis or Allen are our gunners. I hope its the latter cause i dont wanna see 6 WR's i dont see them cutting El for whatever reason.

If they cut El (not gonna happen) and have battle at gunner/blocker... then I'd be ok with cutting Madison and maybe keeping Logan. Im still not excited about watching our coverage units without Bailey, Fraizer and Madison... they were are leading tacklers on ST's! I dont wanna see Silverback and Troy playing ST's if we cut out speacialists!

http://pit.scout.com/2/925468.html

http://profootball.scout.com/2/895922.html

http://pit.scout.com/2/916623.html

Heres a few articles... i just dont see how you think Madison "Blows" as a ST speacilist... he NOT a quality corner ill admit that... but hes a hell of a ST'er

he couldnt make the colts or browns roster last year either.....hes not that good, hes expendable just like chidi iwuoma and replaceable like brett keisel was...both were ST phenoms.

theres no room for him on the roster, especially with the heads we got to play STs now like gibson, sylvester, gay, burnett, lewis, butler, fox, harrison still does because hes badass, allen, even that pussy summers can be a good ST player. madison is 100% expendable, he brings little to nothing to the table, if hes gone someone else will lead the team in ST tackles.

steelcitysfinestXL
08-27-2010, 08:25 AM
he couldnt make the colts or browns roster last year either.....hes not that good, hes expendable just like chidi iwuoma and replaceable like brett keisel was...both were ST phenoms.

theres no room for him on the roster, especially with the heads we got to play STs now like gibson, sylvester, gay, burnett, lewis, butler, fox, harrison still does because hes badass, allen, even that pussy summers can be a good ST player. madison is 100% expendable, he brings little to nothing to the table, if hes gone someone else will lead the team in ST tackles.

You realize every time he leaves Josh Cribbs lights us up!? He was on the Browns making a open field tackle on the GREAT Stefan Logan while no one is on our side to tackle Cribbs. Just saying, he was a better ST'er than everyone you mentioned. If we cut Bailey and Frazier (2 primary ST guys that have been on our roster) then there is room on our team for him. I wish we had more "Position" guys like Harrison/Fox/Lewis. Guys who are good ST'ers and quality positional guys! But we obviously dont. He didnt make the Colts or Browns rosters because the dont suck *** at ST's as bad as we do and he isnt a value ANYWHERE at CB. Hopefully guys like Crezdon/Thad/Sly/Worilds can step up and be ST mavens. THEN ill say Madison is 100% expendable... right now he isnt!

coldrolled
08-27-2010, 08:32 AM
Again, were is Crezdon Butler in any of these rosters?

is he cut for sure or PS bound..?

K Train
08-27-2010, 08:45 AM
You realize every time he leaves Josh Cribbs lights us up!? He was on the Browns making a open field tackle on the GREAT Stefan Logan while no one is on our side to tackle Cribbs. Just saying, he was a better ST'er than everyone you mentioned. If we cut Bailey and Frazier (2 primary ST guys that have been on our roster) then there is room on our team for him. I wish we had more "Position" guys like Harrison/Fox/Lewis. Guys who are good ST'ers and quality positional guys! But we obviously dont. He didnt make the Colts or Browns rosters because the dont suck *** at ST's as bad as we do and he isnt a value ANYWHERE at CB. Hopefully guys like Crezdon/Thad/Sly/Worilds can step up and be ST mavens. THEN ill say Madison is 100% expendable... right now he isnt!

you are overrating his value to the unit though. theres no such thing as a gunner or ST player thats not a returner thats not replaceable. these are ****ing professionals for christ sake, many know they HAVE to play ST to make the final roster, people step up and make ST tackles. cribbs has ****ed out day up MANY times with madison too, thats a poor point to argue considering the man plays out of his mind against the steelers. if he doesnt offer anything on defense (which he doesnt) he has no place on this roster. plenty of LBs and CBs/S backing up our starters to play ST

steelcitysfinestXL
08-27-2010, 09:00 AM
you are overrating his value to the unit though. theres no such thing as a gunner or ST player thats not a returner thats not replaceable. these are ****ing professionals for christ sake, many know they HAVE to play ST to make the final roster, people step up and make ST tackles. cribbs has ****ed out day up MANY times with madison too, thats a poor point to argue considering the man plays out of his mind against the steelers. if he doesnt offer anything on defense (which he doesnt) he has no place on this roster. plenty of LBs and CBs/S backing up our starters to play ST

Thats all well and good... they are professionals, and for the past 2 seasons they have played like **** on ST's. So, we have to have speacialists. theres no such thing as a gunner or ST player thats not a returner thats not replaceable??? Larry Izzo? Steve Tasker? he went to how many probowls? i call bull **** man! Is it rare, yeah... your back ups should be good enough to field a compitent coverage unit. But ours obviously arent. I dont care if Madison makes this team or not... i really dont. He's a **** corner and for that fact, you're right, he shouldnt make the roster. Logan, as a speacialist prob. should make the roster. If it happens that way, Great! I just hope someone can step up and make all those tackle Bailey, Fraizer and Madison did!

K Train
08-27-2010, 09:11 AM
i dont see why they wouldnt....if out ST was such **** the last 2 years with those guys, who is to say it wont be better without them. such incredible gunners alot of the time over pursue and that leaves you a man down and leads to big returns. our units over pursue alot when really they should contain better.

those guys were not the be all end all of ST players, actually i think they might be mediocre at best...they were hanging onto a roster spot because they COULD play ST and backup at LB and corner, not because we had to have them on special teams because they were just to good to cut loose. it would be great if we could find an elite return man that also leads their team in tackles on ST like cribbs but hes a rare kind of player.

the best ST player i remember in recent memory was brett keisel during the 04-05 season....teams had to gameplan for him because its so difficult to block a man that big and that fast. i know they did away with the wedge buster but hood might be the most athletic interior lineman in the league.....why not put him in that role, he might not get there first but hed take up blockers and offer containment.

i really think our ST practice and coaches suck, thats being underrated here while the players doing it are being overrated...jmo but thats how i feel

steelcitysfinestXL
08-27-2010, 09:16 AM
i dont see why they wouldnt....if out ST was such **** the last 2 years with those guys, who is to say it wont be better without them. such incredible gunners alot of the time over pursue and that leaves you a man down and leads to big returns. our units over pursue alot when really they should contain better.

those guys were not the be all end all of ST players, actually i think they might be mediocre at best...they were hanging onto a roster spot because they COULD play ST and backup at LB and corner, not because we had to have them on special teams because they were just to good to cut loose. it would be great if we could find an elite return man that also leads their team in tackles on ST like cribbs but hes a rare kind of player.

the best ST player i remember in recent memory was brett keisel during the 04-05 season....teams had to gameplan for him because its so difficult to block a man that big and that fast. i know they did away with the wedge buster but hood might be the most athletic interior lineman in the league.....why not put him in that role, he might not get there first but hed take up blockers and offer containment.

i really think our ST practice and coaches suck, thats being underrated here while the players doing it are being overrated...jmo but thats how i feel

Yeah Ligasheky (sp) was a **** coach... so hopefully the coaching gets better now that he is gone. Its something they worked on in camp the SBXLIII season and this camp too, so hopefully the practice area gets better. They have some young guys who should/will make this roster that have the ability to shine on speacial teams to try and earn positional playing time ala Keisel. We shall see!

K Train
08-27-2010, 09:23 AM
its funny how we argue about something every morning lol

id like to add i do not think urbik makes the roster, he hasnt been in the discussion about anything all year so far

mos07
08-27-2010, 02:33 PM
I don't see Worthington making the final roster over Eason.

coldrolled
08-27-2010, 03:04 PM
I don't see Worthington making the final roster over Eason.

He would make and stay on the PS. imo

steelcitysfinestXL
08-27-2010, 05:26 PM
its funny how we argue about something every morning lol


lol, yeah but its all in good fun! :popcorn:

BlitzburghRockCity
09-03-2010, 08:28 AM
Dwyer too another step towards his roster spot last night with that performance. We know Redman will make the team. I think Vincent is probably gone, and really it'll come down to Summers and Dwyer now. Summers did play well last night too opening up holes for the backups.

Eason will make the team, he was in on some plays last night and had a big sack.

Hood was pretty quiet this preseason but the DL is usually not a high profile position anyways. He didn't make an major mistakes that I can recall off the top of my head.

Lewis rebounded to have a solid game after that horrible performance vs Denver.

Butler, Mundy, Sylvester, all had good games and well. You can make a case for all of them to make the roster.

Will Allen has had a real good preseason too, I like having him backup Troy and Ryan Clark.

jpele
09-03-2010, 09:17 AM
QB 3 Ben Roethlisberger Charlie Batch, Dennis Dixon (not sure how it works with Leftwich being injured )

RB 4 R. Mendenhall Mewelde Moore Isaac Redman Frank Summers

WR 6 Hines Ward Mike Wallace Antwaan Randle El Arnaz Battle Manny Sanders Antonio Brown

TE 3 Heath Miller Matt Spaeth David Johnson

OT 4 Max Starks Flozell Adams Tony Hills Jonathan Scott

OG 3 C. Kemoeatu Trai Essex Ramon Foster

C 2 Maurkice Pouncey Doug Legursky

NT 2 Casey Hampton Chris Hoke

DE 5 Aaron Smith Brett Keisel Ziggy Hood Nick Eason Doug Worthington

ILB 5 Lawrence Timmons James Farrior Larry Foote Kenyaron Fox S. Sylvester

OLB 4 James Harrison Lamar Woodley Thaddeus Gibson Jason Worilds

CB 6 Ike Taylor Bryant McFadden Keenan Lewis Joe Burnett William Gay Crezdon Butler

Safety 4 Troy Polamalu Ryan Clark Will Allen Ryan Mundy

Specialist 3 Jeff Reed Daniel Sepulveda Greg Warren

coldrolled
09-03-2010, 09:20 AM
Dwyers is in... Summers to the PS. Maybe an extra FB spot for Summers.

Maybe Madison in.. Burnett to PS.

jpele
09-03-2010, 09:24 AM
There is still 1 opening on the roster as Ben doesn't count until he returns. Then there's the question of Leftwich depending on the extent of his injury,will he return or go on IR ?

coldrolled
09-03-2010, 09:31 AM
There is still 1 opening on the roster as Ben doesn't count until he returns. Then there's the question of Leftwich depending on the extent of his injury,will he return or go on IR ?

we signed him for the first 4 games. sounds like he is out. we will cut him or IR him.. that is where he was last year in Tampa after game 3, on the IR..

Zachintosh66
09-03-2010, 09:45 AM
I hope Dwyer and Redman make roster over Summers... but w/ BA on board he never does anything like we see it. Im still not sold on either of the "clean-up" running backs in Dwyer or Redman who seem to crush future bag boys in preseason, and who are completely unproven against real starters. Point is I dont see what they see in Summers...

coldrolled
09-03-2010, 10:12 AM
I hope Dwyer and Redman make roster over Summers... but w/ BA on board he never does anything like we see it. Im still not sold on either of the "clean-up" running backs in Dwyer or Redman who seem to crush future bag boys in preseason, and who are completely unproven against real starters. Point is I dont see what they see in Summers...

They say he knows his blocking assignments better than the rest of the so called FB's

He is 2 for 2 receiving and never got a hand off in pre season.. He is a blocker i guess.

Summers will be on the PS.

Obviously Arians didnt want to see him run out of the fulback spot once.. why?

Same as why Dixon was never put into any games last year for a few plays here and there... when we could afford to have him get some more experience... in some so called special packages... arians sucks.

UKSTEELER
09-03-2010, 10:28 AM
I don't know how many times Summers toted the ball this pre-season, I've seen 3 of the games and i'd be surprised if it was more than 5?

I can't see that he's worthy of a roster spot purely based on his blocking alone, it's been okay, he threw some decent blocks last night, but nothing that Red couldn't do.

He's been running with the firsts, which worries me that they're going to keep him, any other year wouldn't be a problem, but what with us having such a potentially great draft, we've got a lot of bodies to get on board.

The only reason we would keep Dwyer on the 53 is to protect him from being picked up.
He's a bigger name than Red was last year + he was expected to make the 53, so it's going to turn a few heads if he ends up on PS, gotta be 50/50 wether he gets picked up or not. Then again I thought that about Red last season!:thinking:

jpele
09-03-2010, 10:50 AM
I have no use for Summers,but I think just by the way they played him in pre-season he makes the roster over Dwyer.

Root4Stlrs
09-03-2010, 11:23 AM
I have no use for Summers,but I think just by the way they played him in pre-season he makes the roster over Dwyer.
I hope you're wrong but you probably aren't. I think Dwyer has more "upside" (as I hear the talking heads say all the time). I don't know if Summers was hurt last year when I saw him play but all I remember about him is that he fell down when he tried to block. Haven't paid too much attention to him during this pre-season.

greg1964
09-03-2010, 01:13 PM
Now that the preseason is over: the Steelers 53 will look as follows

QB: (3) Ben Rothlisburger, Charlie Batch, Dennis Dixon: Sorry for Leftwich how was injured in the last preseason game. But the Steelers should place him on IR since we now know that Ben will come back in 4 games. I personally would start Batch for the first four games until Ben come back. Ben will be inactive for the 1st four games and Dixon for the last 12 games.

RB: (4) R. Mendenhall, M. Moore. I. Redman and J. Dwyer: As long as two weeks ago I through Dwyer would not make the team, but the poor play of Summers, that fact that Redman can play FB and the increase opportunity that Dwyer received means that F. Summer is the odd man out. Dwyer will be inactive on game day.

WR: (6) H. Ward, M. Wallace, A. Randle El, E. Sanders, A. Brown, and A. Battle: The starting two are no brainers, but I believe Sanders will push El to fourth receiver before mid-season and either Brown or Battle will have to fight it out for how receives an hat on Sundays.

TE: (3) H. Miller, M, Spaeth and D. Johnson: Miller is one of the best TE in the league, Spaeth actual looked good this preseason and Johnson is the best of the TE/FB options. All will be active on game day.

OL: (10) M. Starks, C. Kemoeatu, M. Pouncey, T. Essex, F. Adams, R. Foster, D. Legursky, J. Scott, T. Hills and K. Urbik. When the offseason started three of these guys I through would not make this team for sure. Urbik, Hills and Lagursky. But with Pouncey taking the center position J. Hartwig is not needed and K. Jolly, D. Brooks, and A. Jones had no chance after Adams was signed. Urbik, Hills and J. Scott will be inactive on game day with Foster playing swing G/T.

DL (6) A. Smith, C. Hampton, B. Keisel, Z. Hood, N.Eason, and R. Harris. The Steelers need to start getting younger of the DL and Harris and Ziggy could be the building blocks of that turnover. With Hoke gone, Hood, Harris and Smith play NT if needed. All DL will be active on game day.

LB: (8) J. Harrision, L. Woodley, J. Farrior, L. Timmons, J. Worilds, and S. Sylvester, If the Steelers decide to keep nine Gibson could be added. The Steelers showed that is something happen to one of the outside LB, Timmons would move to the outside and Fox or Foote would take the spot inside.

DB (10) B. McFadden, R. Clark, T. Polamalu, I. Taylor, W. Gay, K. Lewis, W. Allen, R. Mundy A. Madison: and C. Butler. The issue with this group, is who will receive an hat on Sunday. My personal choice is Butter and Mundy will be inactive on game day.
Special Teams:

(3) J. Reed, D. Sepulveda and G. Warren

Practice Squad should include:
D. Worthington, R. Williams D. Brooks, J. Vincent, J. Burnett, C. Scott

steelcitysfinestXL
09-03-2010, 04:03 PM
Now that the preseason is over: the Steelers 53 will look as follows

QB: (3) Ben Rothlisburger, Charlie Batch, Dennis Dixon: Sorry for Leftwich how was injured in the last preseason game. But the Steelers should place him on IR since we now know that Ben will come back in 4 games. I personally would start Batch for the first four games until Ben come back. Ben will be inactive for the 1st four games and Dixon for the last 12 games.

RB: (4) R. Mendenhall, M. Moore. I. Redman and J. Dwyer: As long as two weeks ago I through Dwyer would not make the team, but the poor play of Summers, that fact that Redman can play FB and the increase opportunity that Dwyer received means that F. Summer is the odd man out. Dwyer will be inactive on game day.

WR: (6) H. Ward, M. Wallace, A. Randle El, E. Sanders, A. Brown, and A. Battle: The starting two are no brainers, but I believe Sanders will push El to fourth receiver before mid-season and either Brown or Battle will have to fight it out for how receives an hat on Sundays.

TE: (3) H. Miller, M, Spaeth and D. Johnson: Miller is one of the best TE in the league, Spaeth actual looked good this preseason and Johnson is the best of the TE/FB options. All will be active on game day.

OL: (10) M. Starks, C. Kemoeatu, M. Pouncey, T. Essex, F. Adams, R. Foster, D. Legursky, J. Scott, T. Hills and K. Urbik. When the offseason started three of these guys I through would not make this team for sure. Urbik, Hills and Lagursky. But with Pouncey taking the center position J. Hartwig is not needed and K. Jolly, D. Brooks, and A. Jones had no chance after Adams was signed. Urbik, Hills and J. Scott will be inactive on game day with Foster playing swing G/T.

DL (6) A. Smith, C. Hampton, B. Keisel, Z. Hood, N.Eason, and R. Harris. The Steelers need to start getting younger of the DL and Harris and Ziggy could be the building blocks of that turnover. With Hoke gone, Hood, Harris and Smith play NT if needed. All DL will be active on game day.

LB: (8) J. Harrision, L. Woodley, J. Farrior, L. Timmons, J. Worilds, and S. Sylvester, If the Steelers decide to keep nine Gibson could be added. The Steelers showed that is something happen to one of the outside LB, Timmons would move to the outside and Fox or Foote would take the spot inside.

DB (10) B. McFadden, R. Clark, T. Polamalu, I. Taylor, W. Gay, K. Lewis, W. Allen, R. Mundy A. Madison: and C. Butler. The issue with this group, is who will receive an hat on Sunday. My personal choice is Butter and Mundy will be inactive on game day.
Special Teams:

(3) J. Reed, D. Sepulveda and G. Warren

Practice Squad should include:
D. Worthington, R. Williams D. Brooks, J. Vincent, J. Burnett, C. Scott


I disagree with the 6 wideouts... no need for six! Heath is the Fifth in the 5 wide meaning at most 4 WRs on the field at once. Battle is the odd man out esp. cause i agree they keep Ant-Mad as CB/St'er. The extra man will go to either the 9th LB ( it will be Sly. I think Thad Gibson is on this team ahead of him) or Stef Logan. AND THERE IS NO WAY THEY CUT HOKE! Sorry i just dont see it happening. Eason will go first IMO or Harris. I still think its a toss-up between Crez and Burnett though... i personally want to see Crez in the line-up!

Aussie_Steel58
09-04-2010, 04:26 AM
They have to keep Stevenson Sylvester after the way he's played this pre-season, the man was making hits all over the field! Tall and rangey; they said Jack Lambert wasn't powerfully built enough either and he hit like a sledgehammer. Sylvester has the same potential as a rookie. Mark my words, he is going to be a major STAR!

coldrolled
09-04-2010, 09:25 AM
The Steelers released 10 players Friday, including veteran tight end Sean McHugh, a member of their Super Bowl XLIII team.

The others were defensive tackle Scott Paxson, running back Justin Vincent, tight end Eugene Bright, guard Dorian Brooks, tackle Kyle Jolly, wide receiver Brandon London, long-snapper Matt Stewart, safety Justin Thornton and linebacker Renauld Williams.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10247/1085045-66.stm#ixzz0yZBUBOyt

--- Added 9/4/2010 at 08:25 AM ---

The final 53

The Steelers made 10 cuts Friday and will announce the final 11 today. Here is beat writer Scott Brown's projection of the 53-man roster, with an extra spot going to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. (The Steelers get a roster exemption while he serves his four-game suspension.)

Quarterback

Ben Roethlisberger

Byron Leftwich

Dennis Dixon

Charlie Batch

Comment: Does Leftwich's knee injury compel Steelers to sign a QB to the practice squad?


Running back

Rashard Mendenhall

Mewelde Moore

Isaac Redman

Jonathan Dwyer

Comment: Dwyer shines in final two preseason games after underwhelming training camp.


Wide receiver

Hines Ward

Mike Wallace

Antwaan Randle El

Emmanuel Sanders

Arnaz Battle

Antonio Brown

Comment: Sanders or Brown — or both — figure to handle return duties.


Tight end

Heath Miller

Matt Spaeth

David Johnson

Comment: Johnson's blocking ability gets him the nod as third TE.


Offensive line

Max Starks

Chris Kemoeatu

Maurkice Pouncey

Trai Essex

Flozell Adams

Doug Legursky

Jonathan Scott

Tony Hills

Ramon Foster

Comment: Pouncey's emergence at center makes Justin Hartwig expendable.


Defensive line

Aaron Smith

Casey Hampton

Brett Keisel

Ziggy Hood

Chris Hoke

Nick Eason

Comment: Veteran-laden unit is hard for youngsters to crack.


Linebacker

James Harrison

James Farrior

Lawrence Timmons

LaMarr Woodley

Larry Foote

Keyaron Fox

Jason Worilds

Thaddeus Gibson

Stevenson Sylvester

Comment: Sylvester forces his way onto the roster with sparkling preseason play.

Defensive back

Ike Taylor

Bryant McFadden

Troy Polamalu

Ryan Clark

Keenan Lewis

William Gay

Will Allen

Ryan Mundy

Anthony Madison

Crezdon Butler

Comment: Six corners make the team, so Joe Burnett is odd man out.


Specialists

Kicker: Jeff Reed

Punter: Daniel Sepulveda

Long snapper: Greg Warren

Comment: Warren survives late challenge by Matt Stewart.

Zachintosh66
09-04-2010, 10:34 AM
11 cuts to go...

Hartwig
Urbik
Summers

8 to go...

anymore rumors, tweets to narrow it down further?

Big T
09-04-2010, 10:59 AM
Anthony Madison over Joe Burnett? No thanks...

JollyRob68
09-04-2010, 12:34 PM
Release leftwich, Sylvester is a stud and part of our future. Remember The siverback is no spring chicken and Neither is Farrior or foote. Keep our rookie Lbs and Crezdon Butler makes this team over Joe Burnett,Madison & Keenan Lewis.

I'm gonna catch hell for this BUT, I'D go after Matt Leinart for insurance because batch is too fragile. I like Batch and would start him,then insert Denis Dixon and see what the kid has. Trade for Leinart (adjust contract) and send them Hartwig, BAiley or Madison.
What do you think? Let me have it?

Ps everyone is loving that Pouncey pick know Eh?

Steel Trap86
09-04-2010, 04:34 PM
LB Patrick Bailey, CB Joe Burnett, S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, WR Tyler Grisham, DE Sunny Harris, C Justin Hartwig, WR Stefan Logan, DT Steve McLendon, FB Frank Summers, OG Kraig Urbik and DT Doug Worthington.

all cut today, nothing surprising to me except logan