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    ICS's Player Report Card

    Tough day. Didn't feel like doing much of anything. Funny, I knew it was coming, but I'm still pissed. Probably becasue we awoke from our lathargic sleep and decided to make a game of it. Oh well, the ending is what I expected and it's definitely better than it happened sooner rather than later.

    Anyhow, here's my season ending report card for each player.


    Charlie Batch - C - Didn't see him offer too much. Could be regressing.
    Tyrone Carter - C+. Makes the most of his small size and limited athletic ability. Not sure what happened against the Jags.
    Ryan Clark - B-. We missed him more than most thought when he went down.
    Ricardo Colclough - F. See ya.
    Willie Colon - C. Hope for the future? Still in a learning mode.
    Marquis Cooper - F - All I know is he blew the JAX return. Bum status
    Najeh Davenport - B-. Played like a backup RB. Stepped up big in some games. Can still contribute in the role that suits him best ...3rd down back.
    Carey Davis - D. Unimpressive.
    Nick Eason - D. Didn't hear his name all year.
    Trai Essex - C. Not a starter but can provide depth. Did a nice job yesterday.
    Alan Faneca - C+, Would be nice to keep him, but not at $9M per year. See ya!
    James Farrior - C+. A little slow, but is still a good tackler. Still has a few years left in 'em.
    Larry Foote - C-. Slow and weak.
    William Gay - C. Did very little after a promising preseason.
    Clark Haggans - D. Continued our proud tradition of lazy OLB's. Gildon in his later years comes to mind.
    Casey Hampton - C-. The penguin needs to lose some weight. Casey, nobody is double teaming you anymore and you're still not doing anything!
    Arnold Harrison - Inc.
    James Harrison - A. Clearly our D-MVP.
    Chris Hoke - C-. Too little impact.
    Santonio Holmes - A. Legit deep threat, and he's only going to get better.
    Brett Keisel - D, as in Did Nothing. Needs to play ST's and be a situational pass rusher only.
    Chris Kemoeatu - Inc.
    Travis Kirschke - F. Bum status ....
    Dan Kreider - Inc, because he was too good for Arians' offense. One of Arians bigger mistakes was not to start Danny.
    Clint Kriewaldt - C. (yawn, another "Average Joe")
    Sean Mahan - D. This guy is a back-up. I don't care how you slice it.
    Bryant McFadden - C-. So good his rookie year... what happened?
    Heath Miller - A. Any other team would throw 10 balls a game at this guy.
    Willie Parker - B+. Led league in rushing up till week 16, but YPC too low.
    Marvin Phillip - F. Bum status ...
    Troy Polamalu - D. The fact that this low-impact player made the Pro Bowl serves as proof the media really doesn't bother to watch the sport they cover. Needs to come in next year healthy and 10 lbs. heavier in muscle.
    Jeff Reed - A. Automatic on field goals and improved kickoffs.
    Willie Reid - F--. Clearly turning out to be an epic bust. Bum status ...
    Ben Roethlisberger - A+. A truly fantastic season, 2nd to Brady in Rating. I'll take whatever bad that comes with his good anyday.
    Allen Rossum - C-. Returned a kick for a TD early, then decided he was done getting positive yards for the year. No drops saves him from "D" status.
    Gary Russell - C - Not really impressed which is a shame. I had hopes for him. He got totally blown up yesterday on that ST's return for a TD.
    Daniel Sepulveda - D. Hasn't justified a 6th round pick yet, let alone a 4th AND a 6th.
    Kendall Simmons - D is for Diabetes. It's also for subpar play.
    Aaron Smith - A. True value wasn't realized by most until he got hurt.
    Anthony Smith - D. I have hope for this guy for the future, but he needs a LOT of work.
    Marvel Smith - D.
    Matt Spaeth - B. Solid rookie campaign.
    Brian St. Pierre - Inc. Why do we even keep this guy around?
    Darnell Stapleton - Inc. Who?
    Max Starks - C. It seems to me that his future is on the left side, not the right. I'd try to re-sign him. We need him.
    Ike Taylor - B. He got burnt some, but all corners do. Pretty good season overall.
    Lawrence Timmons - F. I expect more from the 15th overall pick than an occasional ST tackle.
    Deshea Townsend - A (given his age, he played about as well as could have been expected)
    Jerame Tuman - C-. Should have been cut about 4 years ago.
    Hines Ward - A+. Always, always shows up when it counts. Some subpar games can be attributed to injury.
    Greg Warren - C.
    Nate Washington - B. A rare bright surprise for the team...
    Cedrick Wilson - F. ...and then we have the flip side of it.
    LaMarr Woodley - B+. We'll get a chance to see what he can do as a starter this year.

    Dick Lebeau - B. I refuse to believe a guy involved in football for 60 years forgot it overnight. Also can't justify a grade below 'B' for the #1 ranked defense. I think that we just didn't have the players to implement his style of system, and he was unable to adjust.
    Coach Tomlin - C. An average grade for an average coach leading an average team to an average record. Average.
    Legishisky - F. Duh.
    Bruce Arians - D Ironically, I thought his playcalling improved until the egg I watched him lay last night. I don't like this guy. I think he's busy playing checkers when every other talented OC in the league is playing chess.
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    Good! But my only arguments would be!

    Batch - B I thought he played well when called upon! Sitting on the bench that long, he was bound to be rusty!

    Haggans F- Didnt deserve your D, If Woodley would have been healthy, Haggans would have sat long ago!

    Parker C+, Lead the league in yards and carries. I like him just not in love with his style of running!

    Sepulveda A when we didnt need it! If we needed a good boot F-!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clevestinks View Post
    Good! But my only arguments would be!

    Batch - B I thought he played well when called upon! Sitting on the bench that long, he was bound to be rusty!

    Haggans F- Didnt deserve your D, If Woodley would have been healthy, Haggans would have sat long ago!

    Parker C+, Lead the league in yards and carries. I like him just not in love with his style of running!

    Sepulveda A when we didnt need it! If we needed a good boot F-!

    Fair enough. Not much to argue here other than to say I can't offer-up the excuse of Batch being rusty because that's the nature of the beat with being the 2nd string QB ..... comes with the territory. His responsibility is to step up and be sharp when called upon.

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    Can't disagree with any of that, we definitely have excess baggage that needs to be dropped ASAP!!


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    Overall I like your analysis of players.

    Sepulveda A when we didnt need it! If we needed a good boot F-! - Sep had a really solid year and was worth every penny of that 4th round draft pick. He will only get better but being a rookie I think he may have felt the pressure alittle bit when we needed a long punt and he sometimes didn't deliver but he still gets an A in my book.

    Carey Davis - D. Unimpressive.
    - I would agree up until the Rams game when he played better and I think Jags game yesterday even though we didn't run the ball well he showed some versatility in the receiving game and I saw him make several key blocks to save Ben's ***. I'd give him a C+.

    Anthony Smith - D. I have hope for this guy for the future, but he needs a LOT of work. I think Smith deserves a B-, he was really good right up until the Pats game and then he just didn't hold it together. He made a lot of good plays for us this year but he also showed his age and that he needs to grow up on the field more. I could see a C+ also here.

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    i disagree with the grade for d-sep, he was money with inside the 20

    and i disagree with timmons, he did recover a fumble, he killed ricky williams......and what do you expect?? the dude he was backing up is starting in this years pro bowl hard to do anything other then make special team tackles

    i agree with willie ried, but lmao @ epic bust, he was a ****ing third round pick, only first and second rounders deserve a bust tag, third and on just go in the oh well pile lol
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    3rd rounds go to the oh well pile?....lol The first three rounds is were you mainly build your team through......lol Timmons recovered a fumble and killed Ricky Williams so lets give him a pass...lol Ok whatever....Sorry but at the 15th overall pick I expected more then a fumble recovery and him stepping on Ricky Williams...lol

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    That's a good point Koop, I didn't realize the grade for Timmons. Considering he missed the entire offseason of workouts, most of training camp and only got to play on ST which was horrendous to begin with I think I would tend to give him a C simply because he just didn't get to play much. Woodley jumped ahead of him because of staying healthy and getting more time on the field.

    Wood is going to be really wicked next year, you can just see the power he plays with on the sacks he got and his relentless motor.

    I do expect more from 3rd picks, anybody on day 1 should be a contributor in a big way on the team. Reid has been terrible. Granted he missed a lot of time with his foot injury but still the guy has done nothing with the chances he's gotten since then. Perhaps the ST horrific play has something to do with it but nobody makes you fumble, you do that on your own because you don't take care of the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black@Gold Forever32 View Post
    3rd rounds go to the oh well pile?....lol The first three rounds is were you mainly build your team through......lol Timmons recovered a fumble and killed Ricky Williams so lets give him a pass...lol Ok whatever....Sorry but at the 15th overall pick I expected more then a fumble recovery and him stepping on Ricky Williams...lol
    yeah but he was one of 2 third rounders, anthony smith is the one that will do good.....plus it was cowher drafting so you get those oh well guys lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koopa View Post
    yeah but he was one of 2 third rounders, anthony smith is the one that will do good.....plus it was cowher drafting so you get those oh well guys lol
    Smith has the potential to be a very good safety....I just hope he puts this season behind....With Cowher and Colbert picking so poor in the later round of the draft lately has put added pressure on the Steelers to have a great draft this year.....Which they can't afford to miss on any pick really since depth is lacking......I know its crazy to expect them to hit on all picks but this team needs a great draft in the worst way....Plus it would be nice for the Rooney's to bring in some good FAs....Thats a pipe dream though...

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