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    Colbert doesn't see any first year starters:

    Colbert doesn't envision any draft pick coming in and being an impact player in his first season. "I never do because I think there is always a growing process that has to occur," Colbert explained. The Steelers do believe they can find future starts in the first three rounds of this year's draft.

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    its politically correct to say that every year. Dont want to start ousting vet players on your team before you even know whos in the draft class

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    its politically correct to say that every year. Dont want to start ousting vet players on your team before you even know whos in the draft class
    Hogwash. In this case, he means what he says. This team is so ingrained with making young guys sit they are so out of touch with the modern game. You have to find a way to get some rookies on the field or you will eventually run into a wall, which is what we will see this season if they refuse to let a few rookies play. They think their past policies are infallible. They are not. At some point, those using horse carriages had to admit cars were the way to go (unless you are Amish). Other teams routinely get production out of rookies. Look at the turnaround Indy made in a single season, and that was with a rookie QB, and missing tons of their best players from the previous season. And yet they made the play offs. It can be done, but not when your organization is in denial. Pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    its politically correct to say that every year. Dont want to start ousting vet players on your team before you even know whos in the draft class
    Yep and didn't this happen last year with DeCastro and he won the right to start after excelling in camp? Just unfortunate with the knee injury, but I think they have to hear that to understand that you need to be there and learn the system. Excel in camp and you can win the starting spot. Just my .02.
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    they havent had a problem starting the olinemen young...most guys take a year to become "starters" but getting rookies in the rotation is something they do frequently.

    Also, they have young guys to play this year that havent played much the last 1-2 years but have been in that rotation. Id expect Heyward and Woridls to get a ton of playing time (for better or worse, hopefully for better)

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    they havent had a problem starting the olinemen young...most guys take a year to become "starters" but getting rookies in the rotation is something they do frequently.

    Also, they have young guys to play this year that havent played much the last 1-2 years but have been in that rotation. Id expect Heyward and Woridls to get a ton of playing time (for better or worse, hopefully for better)
    OK, but look at Heyward and Worilds: Heyward going on 3rd season and Worilds on 4th? That is exactly my point. If Worilds is any good, we will lose him after just 1 year of production in free agency. That system sucks. It is a major FAIL when they only get 1 good season out of a player before they are free agents. It is what happened to Lewis this year as well. They should consider that every much as a failure as drafting poorly to begin with. Getting just 1 good season out of a player before losing them is idiotic. At least with Wallace we got some production his first few years, before he pouted and quit trying last season. The fact that Colbert ALREADY came out and said he doesn't see any draft picks who will contribute this year is maddening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice cream glove View Post
    OK, but look at Heyward and Worilds: Heyward going on 3rd season and Worilds on 4th? That is exactly my point. If Worilds is any good, we will lose him after just 1 year of production in free agency. That system sucks. It is a major FAIL when they only get 1 good season out of a player before they are free agents. It is what happened to Lewis this year as well. They should consider that every much as a failure as drafting poorly to begin with. Getting just 1 good season out of a player before losing them is idiotic. At least with Wallace we got some production his first few years, before he pouted and quit trying last season. The fact that Colbert ALREADY came out and said he doesn't see any draft picks who will contribute this year is maddening.
    I made a post in the past about them giving up Lewis and you defend the org. Now you are siding with me ? Make up your mind dude and the Steelers are about the draft but it makes no sense when a player finally comes productive and they don't keep him. Now you see my point!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Colbert doesn't see any first year starters:

    I figured but the article had me scratching my head. Maybe it would be a good thing to worry the vets once in a while?? lol

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    Like this could be the year a handful of rookies take over some positions.. kinda thing... that could make you work a bit harder to get in shape....

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    If I thought Colbert really meant what he said, I'd be asking for his resignation right now. He's saying the PC thing right now. No worries.

    Because if we drafted Patterson, Lacy, Franklin, Jones, Rhodes or Moore, they'd be starting.
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