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BlackGold4vr
08-26-2007, 12:38 PM
According to Dave Lolley
of SCI.com

QB's (3) St. Pierre Makes it the other 2 are obvious.

RB's (5) Willie, Najeh, Davis, and Russell are locks. Leaving Kreider and Haynes fighting for last spot.

WR's (5) Ward, Holmes, Wilson and Reid are locks. Washington and Young will fight for the last spot.

TE's (3) Miller, Tuman & Spaeth all make it.

OL (10) Starters Smith, Faneca, Mahan, Simmons and Colon. Back-ups Starks, Kemoeatu, Philip, Essex and Capizzi. Okobi gets a visit from the turk. Capizzi is on the bubble but is also their best option at 2nd team LT and they don't think he would last 5 minutes on the practice squad.

DL (7) Hampton, Smith, Keisel and Hoke are locks. Kirschke is likely as well. Eason and McBean should round out the final 2 spots. Nua.....we hardly knew ya.

LB (8) Haggans, Farrior, Foote, Harrison, Timmons, Woodley, and Kriewaldt are locks. 1 spot left.....Arnold Harrison gets it.

DB's (9) Polamalu, Townsend, Clark and Taylor will start. Backed up by McFadden, Smith, Gay, Colclough and Carter. Chidi was made expendible by Gay and also gets a visit by the turk.

Specialists (3) Reed, Sepulveda and Warren.

These are the final 53 as predicted by Dave Lolley.


I have no problem with these cuts except I would like to see 1 less DL spot and 1 more WR spot. Would like to see Young and Washington make it. Send Eason or McBean to the practice squad. :2cents:

strong D
08-26-2007, 12:44 PM
they have reid on there twice as a wr and as a specialist
sorry they must mean Reed

BlitzburghRockCity
08-26-2007, 01:06 PM
I think the final RB spot is more between Kuhn and Kreider than Haynes and Kreider. I like Verron alot but coming back from the injury he just hasn't shown as much as I hoped. He can play ST though and he's a demon there but if it comes down to it, Kreider is my pick.

We need to carry 6 WR's IMO, with this renewed emphasis on the passing game. Granted we do have another spot at TE now with Spaeth who can catch but still, I'd like to see us carry 6 WR's.

I don't think we can sacrifice 1 DL spot because we only have 3 DL as it is and if one goes down then you are using one of your backups to start and you're down to 1 reserve guy, we gotta carry 6 DL so they can be rotated in and out and stay fresh in the 2nd half.

We can sacrifice one DB spot and carry 8, we don't need 9. Let Coc go !

strong D
08-26-2007, 01:13 PM
what about rian wallace at ILB

BlackGold4vr
08-26-2007, 01:19 PM
I don't think we can sacrifice 1 DL spot because we only have 3 DL as it is and if one goes down then you are using one of your backups to start and you're down to 1 reserve guy, we gotta carry 6 DL so they can be rotated in and out and stay fresh in the 2nd half.

Lolley has us keeping 7 DL.

DL (7) Hampton, Smith, Keisel and Hoke are locks. Kirschke is likely as well. Eason and McBean should round out the final 2 spots.

Eason or McBean. One of these guys should go to the practice squad. I agree on 6 WR's.

Mike Tomlin
08-26-2007, 01:30 PM
We can put Capizzi on the practice squad, he won't last a day. We've seen what Starks can do we need to keep Capizzi if not only for his age and size.

BlackGold4vr
08-26-2007, 01:38 PM
We can put Capizzi on the practice squad, he won't last a day. We've seen what Starks can do we need to keep Capizzi if not only for his age and size.

:plus1:

I agree with you. The best player we currently have on the roster to back up Marvel Smith at LT is Jason Capizzi. He is young and a raw talent but he has shown a lot of potential. Enough so that he would not last on the practice squad. If we put him there we will lose him to another team. Marvel Smith has had injury problems and we cannot afford to end up with Starks or Essex playing at LT........not if we value Ben Roethlisberger's health. :yesnod:

Mike Tomlin
08-26-2007, 01:43 PM
Why not let essex go and let Starks back up Colon. I've heard that our offensive line coach focuses more on tech. skills which should great for young linemen. Starks makes too much to keep him around to do what he does. He'll be gone next year.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-26-2007, 02:18 PM
Lolley has us keeping 7 DL.

DL (7) Hampton, Smith, Keisel and Hoke are locks. Kirschke is likely as well. Eason and McBean should round out the final 2 spots.

Eason or McBean. One of these guys should go to the practice squad. I agree on 6 WR's.

My bad, I can't count :lol: Im just not sure McBean has shown enough to warrant keeping him but then again Eason hasn't shown much more so it's probably a toss up at this point.

Black@Gold Forever32
08-26-2007, 02:32 PM
Even though it wouldn't break my heart at all to see Ricardo Colclough cut.....But if he is cut then the Steelers will only have 4 corners on the 53 man roster....That will leave that position alittle thin.....

Keeping 7 DLineman doesn't make to much sense.....I could see keeping 7 if both Eason and McBean were having great camps/pre-seasons...But both have been lack luster so far so keeping 6 would be wise.....

I agree with keeping 6 WRs........

As for Dan Kreider....I think the FB will less used in this offense....But I still think there is a need to keep Dan Kreider.....For those crucial short yardage/goal line situations were a great blocking FB is so important.....

Keep Parker, Dookie, Russell, Davis and Kreider.......

BlitzburghRockCity
08-26-2007, 02:44 PM
Even though it wouldn't break my heart at all to see Ricardo Colclough cut.....But if he is cut then the Steelers will only have 4 corners on the 53 man roster....That will leave that position alittle thin..

Yeah but Coc isn't really worth a roster spot because he's shown nothing on the field really since he's been here other than the fact that he played CB and atleast knows the basics of it, that's my concern with keeping him or lack thereof of losing him..LOL... I'd sooner keep Chidi and let him play ST most of the time since he's atleast good at that, Coc certainly can't play ST and he's not much better than Chidi at CB. Ryan Clark can play CB in a pinch if he had too.

It's a toss up, I just can't stand Coc.

AZ_Steeler
08-26-2007, 02:50 PM
DB's (9) Polamalu, Townsend, Clark and Taylor will start. Backed up by McFadden, Smith, Gay, Colclough and Carter. Chidi was made expendable by Gay and also gets a visit by the turk.
:nono: I hope he's wrong it comes to Smith... the guy has been impressive since day one... why would he be a backup? :dunno:

BlitzburghRockCity
08-26-2007, 02:55 PM
Remember, Clark was a starter at Washington and pretty highly regarded as one of the better safeties in the leage, maybe not a top flight one but definitely an upper echelon guy. He's not going to give up that spot easily and at this point I guess Smith hasn't shown quite enough to yank that job away. A big part of being a safety is being a leader on defense and Smith is still young; Clark has some extra experience to draw on so I'd bet that played atleast a part in it ? :2cents:

Mike Tomlin
08-26-2007, 02:58 PM
Yeah but Coc isn't really worth a roster spot because he's shown nothing on the field really since he's been here other than the fact that he played CB and atleast knows the basics of it, that's my concern with keeping him or lack thereof of losing him..LOL... I'd sooner keep Chidi and let him play ST most of the time since he's atleast good at that, Coc certainly can't play ST and he's not much better than Chidi at CB. Ryan Clark can play CB in a pinch if he had too.

It's a toss up, I just can't stand Coc.
I don't know man Coc's showed up the last couple of games. With the addition of Tomlin he's made our whole secondary better. Plus Gay basically kicked Chidi out the door. He's taken most of the tackles on special teams and killin him at corner.

Black@Gold Forever32
08-26-2007, 04:19 PM
Yeah but Coc isn't really worth a roster spot because he's shown nothing on the field really since he's been here other than the fact that he played CB and atleast knows the basics of it, that's my concern with keeping him or lack thereof of losing him..LOL... I'd sooner keep Chidi and let him play ST most of the time since he's atleast good at that, Coc certainly can't play ST and he's not much better than Chidi at CB. Ryan Clark can play CB in a pinch if he had too.

It's a toss up, I just can't stand Coc.

I just don't like the idea of carrying 4 corners....If Ricardo is cut then the Steelers might want to bring in a vet #4 corner or maybe give that Anthony Madison another chance.....I just think keeping 5 corners is wise.....

As for Ryan Clark playing CB....I don't know if that would be good...I'm sure Clark wouldn't be as good as Carnell Lake moving from safety to corner....lol

Just keep Ricardo away from returns and let him be the 5th corner...Who knows maybe the light will go on in his head and he can contribute in some way as a backup corner..lol

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Remember, Clark was a starter at Washington and pretty highly regarded as one of the better safeties in the leage, maybe not a top flight one but definitely an upper echelon guy. He's not going to give up that spot easily and at this point I guess Smith hasn't shown quite enough to yank that job away. A big part of being a safety is being a leader on defense and Smith is still young; Clark has some extra experience to draw on so I'd bet that played atleast a part in it ? :2cents:

Ryan Clark is a solid football player and I would feel comfortable with him starting at FS.......But I think Anthony Smith has the potential to be a very special player and can be a serious play maker that can change games with his big plays....

I agree its smart to not just hand the job to Smith so if he hasn't over taken Clark then wait until Smith shows he is starter material....

SteelerSal
08-26-2007, 04:26 PM
Just keep Ricardo away from returns and let him be the 5th corner...Who knows maybe the light will go on in his head and he can contribute in some way as a backup corner..lol

I agree!
I think Coke is a decent backup db. We should keep him on the roster for insurance if one of the starters gets hurt.
He has been getting negative vibes because of his return blunders and it's really not fair to the kid who was drafted for his cover skills only. The front office and coaches had Randle El and then drafted Reid to cover punts and not Coke. He was clearly thrown in there by coaches stupidity when it was clear to the rest of Steeler Nation that Q. Morgan and Santonio were better suited to handle punt returns.:scratch:

Mike Tomlin
08-26-2007, 04:50 PM
I agree!
I think Coke is a decent backup db. We should keep him on the roster for insurance if one of the starters gets hurt.
He has been getting negative vibes because of his return blunders and it's really not fair to the kid who was drafted for his cover skills only. The front office and coaches had Randle El and then drafted Reid to cover punts and not Coke. He was clearly thrown in there by coaches stupidity when it was clear to the rest of Steeler Nation that Q. Morgan and Santonio were better suited to handle punt returns.:scratch:I saw Coc during the Greenbay game and he was doing a damn good job of coverage that day.Hell he almost had an int. to the house.

Prosdo
08-26-2007, 04:54 PM
I would have liked to have seen them keep 6 WR's as well. I think Kreider takes the spot over Haynes. Kreider has been way more dependable then Haynes.

Koopa
08-26-2007, 06:23 PM
washington is a lock, the dude has to much potential, the writer is obviously just looking at drops instead of the overall player, and washington is worth one more year, so he's a lock and the writer should slit his wrist lol

ok, this writer is even dumber you don't cut your only reliable back up center, it doesn't matter how much he is getting paid, he's already counted towards the cap might as well keep it, not like cutting him will help money wise cause there's no one else to spend it on anyway......... and mahan hasn't even proven he's the starter, if okobi didn't hurt his ribs he'd still be the starter cause mahan is garbage....... again there's a reason we got him on the cheap, he's sucks, you don't get quality lineman for the price we got mahan for.... hell, the bucs didn't even put up a fight for him to stay

tg, kuhn is not in the running, he hasn't even got a chance cause everyone we have is like 95413957934571347197 better then him, it's between krieder and haynes and only them two........ krieder will get it just because he's a five year starter....... but haynes has shown his knee won't be a problem... at least not yet, he's still a china doll and will eventually get hurt

Prosdo
08-26-2007, 06:52 PM
I agree completely with you Koopa. Washington has way to much potential to let go. Getting rid of Okobi would be ridiculous.

digdug
08-27-2007, 12:31 PM
IMO Kreider needs to be kept regardless of who gets let go, he needs to be an integral part of the O, if only to be an extra lineman in the backfield.

Stlrs4Life
08-27-2007, 12:37 PM
Haynes can go, Kreider needs to stay.

Prosdo
08-27-2007, 12:38 PM
Haynes can go, Kreider needs to stay.

I second that!

GoBenGo
08-27-2007, 12:54 PM
Kreider is a no-brainer!! Gotta stay.
Haynes is beat. Wilson needs to wake up.
REID: WTF you don't field a punt on your five! FOR THAT VERY REASON!
Santonio I have guarded enthusiasm for.
Did I hear that Faneca is concerned about staying healthy for his next team, next year?????

floodcitygirl
08-27-2007, 04:29 PM
I just got a text message from KDKA. The Steelers have cut Barlow, Barr, Hughes, Sheldon, Croom, Raiola, and Retkofsky.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-27-2007, 04:33 PM
http://news.steelers.com/article/80603/


PITTSBURGH — The Steelers released 10 players today, including three rookies and one seven-year veteran, as they trimmed their roster to 75 players.

Seventh-year running back Kevan Barlow was released after being signed by the team earlier this year. Among the rookies released were wide receiver Eric Fowler, defensive end Derrick Jones and long snapper Jared Retkofsky.

The Steelers also released second-year running back Larry Croom and five first-year players, including punter Mike Barr, kicker Connor Hughes, linebacker Richard Koonce, center Donovan Raiola and wide receiver Dan Sheldon.



NFL teams must trim their rosters to 53 players by 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. Teams may sign up to eight players to their practice squad after noon on Sunday, Sept. 2.

No surprises here, the first round is usually pretty uneventful as far as notable players go. Barlow didn't do anything for us and from what we saw his attitude sucked so no big loss there.

K Train
08-27-2007, 04:38 PM
lol at TG and kuhn

barlow was cut since day 2

i am telling you all washington is gonna be great

krieder is gonna stay, i wouldnt care but hes a lock this year

Mike Tomlin
08-27-2007, 05:05 PM
Yeah that was a great catch by Washington last night.

Black@Gold Forever32
08-27-2007, 05:10 PM
Yeah that was a great catch by Washington last night.

Thats the thing with Nate he always makes the great/highlight catch...Its the simple catch he struggles with at times....He is going to make this team....I personally think he is the third best WR on this team even if he starts out as the 4th WR...I have a feeling Wilson will be third...I hope note but thats my gut feeling....

K Train
08-27-2007, 05:11 PM
wison will be third even though he a ****ing **** overpaid piece of **** ***** that should just leave us the **** alone

Black@Gold Forever32
08-27-2007, 05:17 PM
wison will be third even though he a ****ing **** overpaid piece of **** ***** that should just leave us the **** alone

If Nate can do consistently what he did last night then he will bump Wilson to the 4th WR spot......Its all up to Nate really...

K Train
08-27-2007, 05:21 PM
yeah, dont make me say what i really think about wilson...that was me holding back lol

Black@Gold Forever32
08-27-2007, 05:26 PM
yeah, dont make me say what i really think about wilson...that was me holding back lol

I'm not a big Ced Wilson fan myself...He is alright but the Steelers can do much better and hopefully Nate steps up the plate consistently....It should be interesting between these two Thursday at Carolina since Ward and Holmes won't play much.....

Mike Tomlin
08-27-2007, 05:27 PM
wison will be third even though he a ****ing **** overpaid piece of **** ***** that should just leave us the **** alone

:cursin::banging:

Iron City South
08-27-2007, 05:53 PM
If Haynes is cut, he'll be a Bengal within the next 2 weeks. Bet it ... Same with either Davis, or Russell.

Mike Tomlin
08-27-2007, 05:56 PM
If Haynes is cut, he'll be a Bengal within the next 2 weeks. Bet it ... Same with either Davis, or Russell.
Yeah i'd hate to see that,but it's either Haynes or Kreider.I think Tomlin is the sole reason that Russell is here. Davis and Russell both have made the team in my opinion.:helmet:

Prosdo
08-28-2007, 02:45 AM
Yeah i'd hate to see that,but it's either Haynes or Kreider.I think Tomlin is the sole reason that Russell is here. Davis and Russell both have made the team in my opinion.:helmet:

I agree. Davis and Russell showed a lot of potential. They need to make the team. Parker, Davenport, Russell, Davis, and Kreider!