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BlitzburghRockCity
04-28-2007, 10:09 PM
Steelers 3rd round selection. Welcome to the team.

Ok now that Ive said that, WTF is this pick about !!! I can't believe we just blew a chance to get Hunt or Bush !!

Prosdo
04-28-2007, 10:10 PM
I don't get it. We don't need a freaking TE. We need a RB. Both Michael Bush and Tony Hunt are there. Why did we pass on them? I am praying to God we trade up and get one of them.

BlacknGold Bleeder
04-28-2007, 10:11 PM
Maybe they are thinking he can be converted to O-line??

BB2W
04-28-2007, 10:11 PM
Wow... he is a good tight end but I didn't expect him here. :dunno:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-28-2007, 10:16 PM
6'7" 267 is too small to be an offensive lineman. If he's here he's going to be a TE, but why I have no idea !

BlacknGold Bleeder
04-28-2007, 10:20 PM
6'7" 267 is too small ... IMHO that's a good size for lineman, STEELERS seem to always have a little undersized lineman... IF that's what they are gonna do... :dunno: who knows, will be good for message board speculation, :lol:

SteelerSal
04-28-2007, 10:22 PM
Forget about the past with Cowher and the invisble TE's. We have a new OC and maybe we may finally get the TE in the mix on sundays.:bigthumb:

SteelersfaninPhilly
04-28-2007, 10:24 PM
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Prosdo
04-28-2007, 10:33 PM
Height: 6-71/8 | Weight: 270 | 40-Time: 4.81

Official Bio

Strengths:
Has very good size and the frame to get bigger yet...Superb blocker...Knows how to get open and use his body...Great focus and concentration...Extremely reliable hands...Physical and will deliver a blow rather than accept one...A good redzone target...Tough and has proven that he will play through pain...Has been relatively durable for the most part...Smart and a team leader with exceptional intangibles.

Weaknesses:
Average athleticism...Lacks the timed speed and quickness you prefer...Not a big play threat and won't stretch the field vertically...Doesn't provide much after the catch...Needs to play with more consistent leverage as a blocker...Had his college career cut short by injury and it is unclear how healthy he'll be prior to the draft.

Notes:
Father, Ken, played football at Nebraska and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills...He began his college career as a defensive end...Missed the Gophers bowl game in '06 after he underwent reconstructive shoulder surgery...A great all-around tight end who does everything well but nothing great...He is not the dynamic receiving threat that the pros are looking for these days but could be an excellent backup.

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/te/mattspaeth.html

Prosdo
04-28-2007, 10:44 PM
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BlitzburghRockCity
04-28-2007, 11:06 PM
If we're planning on throwing to the TE more, this is not the type of TE we should have drafted.

TEEMONT
04-28-2007, 11:09 PM
lol..after this pick...its just a matter of time before www.firemiketomlin.com gets bought up.

steelcitysfinestXL
04-28-2007, 11:11 PM
I HATE this pick

Prosdo
04-28-2007, 11:35 PM
This is the only thing I can figure. The guy is 6'7. Most of our receivers are under 6'1. Maybe he is suppose to be a big threat to go along with Heath. Only way I can make sense of it. Also he is a great blocker.

BRICKTOWN BEAST
04-28-2007, 11:41 PM
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAA I DONT GET IT

1. we don't need a TE
2. If we wanted him that bad we could have gotten him in5-6
3. Tony Hunt was on the board
4. we don't need a TE
5. we don't need a TE
6. we don't need a TE
7. WE DON'T NEED A TE

jayson_wv
04-28-2007, 11:46 PM
baffled by this pick?????????

BRICKTOWN BEAST
04-29-2007, 12:45 AM
I'm not saying Matt Speath isn't going to suck, he is a beast and can open alot of things on offense but I don't see why we couldn't get him in the the 5th-6th even 4th round. I like Matt Speath but i like Hunt better. But If we do get Bush or a sleeper RB then Speath is well justified. At first I was going to spell Matt Speath in blood on a peice of papper and send it to somebody, but after I heard what you guys said I'm not that mad anymore. If we don't get an RB then I think Davenport will be good like a said 04-03-2007, 03:26 PM

NAJEH DAVENPORT

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Some people think we need to pick up another bruiser in the draft but I think Davenport gets the job done. Bill Cower even put him as kick returner last year because special team players weren't to excited about meeting him head on. hes 6-1 247 and Micael Bush is 6-3 253 and Hunt is 6-0 230. Davenport's 28 years old so down the line we will need a good back up for Parker but for now I think we should spend our pick on a lineman, reciever, or corner before we look for another back in the later rounds.

I still stand by what i said even know I wanted Hunt and Bush much more now than I did. well that all I have to say for tonigh. I'll be watching 4-7 tomorrow.

SteelersfaninPhilly
04-29-2007, 01:31 AM
Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians
On Matt Spaeth
Tight End - Minnesota
3rd Round — 77th Overall

What do you like about Matt Spaeth?

He is big, tall and fast. He can block; he is an outstanding, prototypical tight end. At 6'7", he can help stretch the field and he can also handle the point of attack. He gives us good flexibility to take Heath (Miller) and move him around a lot more. Also, I am a three tight-end guy. Jerame Tuman has played extremely well for us the last couple years. I like having three tight ends on the field a lot of times. It gives us a good personnel group, with two tight ends that can stretch the field and all three guys can block the point of attack. He is a very solid guy.

Will this shift the offense away from the I-Back formation?

Well, it gives us that type of flexibility. We have an outstanding fullback and we plan on using him. It gives you more things that can create more problems for the defense, without having to put another receiver in the game. We can have Heath in the slot, Jerame in there and then throw Matt in there. It really gives us a ton of flexibility.

How fast is he?

Fast enough.

Is he more of a wide receiver than tight end?

No, he is pure tight end. He is very similar to Heath. He can stretch the field. I would have to go back and look at it, but I can throw a number out there, maybe a 4.7 or 4.82. He is like Heath, where he can handle those big defensive ends, he can block those outside linebackers and he can also get done the middle. He is a good athlete and can play on all special teams.

Is he 6'8"?

Yeah, 6'7".

Would you compare him to Matt Kranchick at all?

I hope not. I hope he makes our team. He is that type of athlete. He is that type of athlete with a much better blocking background.

In the second round, you missed Dwayne Jarrett by one. Is that a big deal? Were you kind of looking at that?

He's a heck of a player. I don't know if he would have been in our plans or not. You never know.

Would you have pushed for him?

I'll take the fifth.

Tony Hunt would have been a great pick here.

There's a lot of things that can happen tomorrow. I don't see that need as much as what we got. Tony's speed bothers me a little bit, but he is a very productive player. Like I said, there is a need for a bigger back, but Najeh [Davenport] gives us that too. I'm really pleased with him.

Did this guy block LaMarr Woodley (the Steelers second-round pick) at all?

Yeah. There's a great shot on his first highlight of him cracking back. He did an unbelievable job in motion cracking back, trying to kill people. It might have been him (Woodley) on that first play. I'm trying to think who he did crack back on. But on his highlight tape, it was the first play.

He had a shoulder injury. Did you check that out?

Oh yeah. That's been well-documented and taken care of. I think, like Heath [Miller], I think he slid because of not being able to work out until late [and] missing most of the combine. And when he did work out, he got back pretty early. I think we got a steal.

A couple of days ago, Kevin Colbert said that in the first round you would not draft a quarterback or a tight end in the first round. What made a tight end so attractive in the third round?

I think this is the time that we wanted one. And this was a guy that we had targeted and really liked. We were ecstatic that he fell to us. We had three names. They were popping off like firecrackers right there and we just held our breath that he'd stay there.

Does he satisfy your pass-catching needs?

Totally.

So much so that you might not seek a receiver the rest of the way?

For a receiver to make our squad, and there are some that can make our squad, they are going to have to be able to play special teams and do some other things. Just to be a pure receiver, this is a tough group to crack.

Was Yamon Figurs in that three?

Yeah. He can do a lot of things. You know, you've got to have some other skills to come in – rather than just play receiver – and break into this lineup. I probably have a higher regard of our receivers than most people, since I coached them.

MillerTime83
04-29-2007, 01:51 AM
"There's a lot of things that can happen tomorrow. I don't see that need as much as what we got. Tony's speed bothers me a little bit, but he is a very productive player. Like I said, there is a need for a bigger back, but Najeh [Davenport] gives us that too. I'm really pleased with him."

WHAT?!?!? They better get Bush. Thats all im saying

Blitzburghpete
04-29-2007, 05:10 AM
Correct me if i'm wrong here but with that post above from the OC, 3 te set, big back running.... sounds like we want to get back to our power running game....BRILLIANT!!!! :helmet:

IF this TE can bring that back to us then i'll be happy with what they have done with these picks so far and trust they know what they are doing.

Guys, as good as Bush was, he may never be the player he once was, plus, he may not be the answer to our prayers for a big back ( he does run way too upright for my liking, ) whereas Davenport is definatley a downhill runner with a whole heap of speed to boot.

Baring injuries, Bush may never see the ball as a 3rd string RB next year. Not saying he can't be a good one, but just saying don't get too carried away with focusing on "we need Bush"

Besides Davenport is pretty good.

I think for the rest of the draft we get that punter Spelveda ( if he hasn't gone already i haven't checked ) then try and get some more depth/help for the o-line.

I'm liking what the steelers have drafted so far.

Koopa
04-29-2007, 05:16 AM
colbert is a biggity bitch.........he has been with cowher to long, i bet he was talking to cowher on who to pick here..........this is so gay, i hope we just throw away our other picks cause this faggot looking te just ruined the whole draft

Captcoolhand
04-29-2007, 06:05 AM
colbert is a biggity bitch.........he has been with cowher to long, i bet he was talking to cowher on who to pick here..........this is so gay, i hope we just throw away our other picks cause this faggot looking te just ruined the whole draftThis Is that ******* Bruce Arians Doing, I'll bet ya.
The Browns ran his *** out of Cleveland, Now he's OC here and he Going to F*ck our team up also.
Anyone here that has any faith in this ******** Arians is in for one rude F*ck'n awakening. :cursin:

Stairwayto7
04-29-2007, 07:43 AM
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Captcoolhand
04-29-2007, 08:04 AM
He is big, tall and fast. He can block; he is an outstanding, prototypical tight end. At 6'7", he can help stretch the field and he can also handle the point of attack. He gives us good flexibility to take Heath (Miller) and move him around a lot more. Also, I am a three tight-end guy. Jerame Tuman has played extremely well for us the last couple years. I like having three tight ends on the field a lot of times. It gives us a good personnel group, with two tight ends that can stretch the field and all three guys can block the point of attack. He is a very solid guy.
Is he more of a wide receiver than tight end?
No, he is pure tight end. He is very similar to Heath. He can stretch the field. I would have to go back and look at it, but I can throw a number out there, maybe a 4.7 or 4.82.


Weaknesses:
Average athleticism...Lacks the timed speed and quickness you prefer...Not a big play threat and won't stretch the field vertically...Doesn't provide much after the catch...Needs to play with more consistent leverage as a blocker...Had his college career cut short by injury and it is unclear how healthy he'll be prior to the draft.
Come on, How contradicting does this sound.:banging:
http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/8/4/29/f_bullshitm_d67aed0.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?srv=img01&img=/8/4/29/f_bullshitm_d67aed0.jpg)

House of Steel
04-29-2007, 10:25 AM
I am starting to warm up to all three picks, so I am going to give them all a chance before judging the outcome of the draft. They think they got a steal, so we will wait and see on that opinion.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-29-2007, 10:36 AM
Come on, How contradicting does this sound.:banging:
http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/8/4/29/f_bullshitm_d67aed0.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?srv=img01&img=/8/4/29/f_bullshitm_d67aed0.jpg)

That's what Ive been saying too. Every scouting report shows Spaeth as a blocker and an average WR at best, yet Arians is trying to tell us he's a prototypical TE and that we've addressed our pass catching needs with him now ??? :wtf:

House of Steel
04-29-2007, 10:40 AM
I am doing a lot of this now :scratch: There is mixed reaction from everyone in here about this pick. Capt, got a point. Arians was a joke in Cleveland. I don't know about this.

SteelerSal
04-29-2007, 10:45 AM
Everyone, when in Cleveland, has been a joke. I'm gonna give this a chance before I jump the gun and and call this a bad pick.

House of Steel
04-29-2007, 10:47 AM
Everyone, when in Cleveland, has been a joke. I'm gonna give this a chance before I jump the gun and and call this a bad pick.

Good sound advice, Sal :iagree:

BB2W
04-29-2007, 11:28 AM
If the Steelers think we need a third tight end and they plan on using three tight ends then I think this was a good pick.

Don't put too much stock in these "draft sites" scouting reports... it's not branded on the player for life. Watch him play and form your own opinion. What does whoever wrote the bio consider is "stretching the field"?... like Ted Ginn stretching the field? He obviously can't do that... but can he get off the line and run up the seem then look back and catch the ball?... yes. Can he get off the line and settle down in a zone in the middle of the field?... yes. I've seen him play and he killed Penn State last year on third downs... prolly 7 catches 100 yards and a TD. He had a lot of good games last year.