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    The year of the rookie, Steelers 2012

    The number of rookies or 2nd year players that could be starting (or taking on prominent backup roles) this year is pretty impressive.


    Decastro - OL
    Adams - OL
    Ta'amu - DL
    Cortez Allen - DB (Allen has the fast track to that starting spot if you listen to some experts but I'm still not convinced that Keenan Lewis doesn't land that job)


    Then throw in:
    -Cam Heyward in the rotation on the DL,
    -Another 2nd year DB behind the starters in the secondary
    -Redman getting his first legitimate opportunity to be the feature running back.
    -Dwyer and either Batch or Rainey getting 3rd down opportunities.


    Considering that the Steelers have had primarily the same core lineup for nearly a decade now, so many new faces taking on prominant roles is going to be exciting to watch..and a bit nerve wracking too.

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    dlineman im most excited about is heyward, i expect him to come out and crush the opposition. He was dragging RBs down by one arm when he didnt know wtf he was doing, a full TC he should out class hood on the field

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    I can't wait to see what DeCastro does. I wanna see him out in space and just flatten linebackers. I'm a bit concerned with Adams out there at either tackle spot just because those edge rushers are so quick.

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    if adams has anything at all to bring to the table as a rookie its quicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    I can't wait to see what DeCastro does. I wanna see him out in space and just flatten linebackers. I'm a bit concerned with Adams out there at either tackle spot just because those edge rushers are so quick.
    Adams will be going up against some mean compitition in camp. He'll be ready by the end of the preseason.
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    For us to be called an old team on defense/offense we sure got young fast i'm excited to see what Spence can do in Timmons old position and Timmons in Farriors old spot!,the DB's and Safeties,man i can't wait to see Colon and Decastro both pulling our line is gonna be legendary if these 2 rook's work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLEVELANDSTEEL View Post
    For us to be called an old team on defense/offense we sure got young fast
    Hehe. Good point.

    Though, we do have some age at OLB and Safety that we'll need to deal with next year. But we moved out a bunch of older players this past off season.

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    To be honest about it the management did allow age and decrepitude to creep in and it was being all too apparent on the field. They really pulled a rabbit out of the hat with this draft though and I think they were extremely fortunate to get the guys they did this time around. It usually takes a lot longer to recover when you let age/dead wood infiltrate a team.

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