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    None of us should be concerned with this. As he stated to Ben the other day, he's got the mental part but the physical part is what he's learning. That shows he's intelligent enough to grasp what's needed but learning how to deal with guys much bigger and stronger takes time.

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    FWIW, Jim Wexell Tweeted today he blocked McClendon on every play in head up matches in the two minute drill. I don't read too much into these tweet updates but I guess it's a good sign because all the tweets so far have said how dominant McClendon has been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcitysfinestXL View Post
    FWIW, Jim Wexell Tweeted today he blocked McClendon on every play in head up matches in the two minute drill. I don't read too much into these tweet updates but I guess it's a good sign because all the tweets so far have said how dominant McClendon has been.
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    Once he learns how to use leverage a little more and better legal use of his hands to influence a defender, he wil lbe fine. . .

    And before Polamalu was a living legend, wasn't he "Bustamalu" to some? Only significant difference between 1st round picks and other round picks is money. There might be slight differences in ability, but you typically don't stay in the NFL if you suck.

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    No worries, it will take a little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcitysfinestXL View Post
    FWIW, Jim Wexell Tweeted today he blocked McClendon on every play in head up matches in the two minute drill. I don't read too much into these tweet updates but I guess it's a good sign because all the tweets so far have said how dominant McClendon has been.
    For every tweet/report I have read about DeCastro struggling I also read a tweet about him stoning somebody......So I'm not worried...He is going to have his moments when he is a beast and some were he gets beat this year period.....He is a rookie........I expect him in his third year to be the best OG in football.....

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    Even a struggling DeCastro isn't as bad as a dopey looking Kemo.
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    twitter makes people overreact. its drill by drill updates, but the overall body of work day to day hes improving

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    As I said in the first post, this is a good thing. In no way is Foster a bum he will only make DeCastro that much better
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    DeCastro struggling ...

    According to the Beaver County Times, Steelers rookie RG David DeCastro "hasn’t exactly been a camp sensation."
    DeCastro has yet to unseat incumbent Ramon Foster, and admitted to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger he's struggling with the physical aspect of the NFL game. The Steelers didn't take the rare step of using a first-round pick on a guard to have him sit on the sideline, but it sounds like DeCastro is going to need every preseason rep he can get in preparation for Week 1.
    It's early but this is expected ... the leap to the NFL is a hefty one ...

    We all tend to project our hopes on the #1 picks far too early ...

    My hunch is that DeCastro will ultimately be a reserve early on and find his way into the game-day lineup through the alternative course of action ... nicks, dings and injuries above him on the depth charts ...
    It's hip to T-Squared ...

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