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#1 L-TownCat

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:31 AM

Starks, Colon, and Foster could all be cap casualties.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

I feel like Starks and Colon are on the market every year and they end up getting re-signed through injury.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

Id take a look at Starks

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

Colon was not a great tackle, but has made himself into a pretty good guard. I remember him pancaking Burfict last year and then laying on top of him trying to drive him into the ground.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

I suppose concessions have to be made somewhere to get us out of cap hell. I would be willing to take the risk on Starks/Colon if we get them on the cheap. Get a little old to tide us through the here and now so we can get in good shape for the future.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

Won't surprise me if a few of the signings that happen this year look like "placeholder" signings, i.e. older cheaper veterans to get us past this year's salary cap mess.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

The Steelers offensive line is consistently labeled one of the worst in the league. I'm fine going young.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

Steelers OL was terrible anyway. No thanks.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

Sign em!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

this is the type of players we'll be signing the next couple years...older, cheaper, short term contracts.

don't want any steeler OL cast offs, tho. they've been really bad for years.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

The thing i like to remember when referencing the Steelers offensive line is that these guys were part of the smash mouth downhill run blockers. The new Steelers are going pass heavy and looking for more athletic lineman. Im sure that one of these stout run blockers could fill that right guard spot nicely. At least for a year or two until we can draft a replacement.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

The thing i like to remember when referencing the Steelers offensive line is that these guys were part of the smash mouth downhill run blockers. The new Steelers are going pass heavy and looking for more athletic lineman. Im sure that one of these stout run blockers could fill that right guard spot nicely. At least for a year or two until we can draft a replacement.


Steelers have been pass happy for quite a few years now and those guys haven't really been good at either run or pass blocking..

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Steelers have been pass happy for quite a few years now and those guys haven't really been good at either run or pass blocking..



One could be seen as a result of the other. Kind of like how our line produced good rushing totals until Chud found away to neutralize their talents with the read option.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

One could be seen as a result of the other. Kind of like how our line produced good rushing totals until Chud found away to neutralize their talents with the read option.


can't say I have seen either though.. poor at rushing, while the QB consistently finds a way to keep the play alive in spite of his OL's pass protection.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

Colon played pretty well at guard, I'd consider him above average there. I'd love to pick him up on a really cheap one or two year deal.

And while the Steelers OL isn't an elite group by any means, they aren't as bad as they are perceived. Big Ben hanging onto the ball for 18 seconds every play makes them look worse than they really are.


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