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Steelers Likely To Cut Three O-Linemen

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Swaggasaurus    837

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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top dawg    8,650

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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Mr. Scot    34,530

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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rayzor    10,302

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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L-TownCat    11,865

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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bleys    1,995

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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L-TownCat    11,865

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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bleys    1,995

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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R0CKnR0LLA    7,733

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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rayzor    10,302

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..

yep, they've pretty much just been ineffective at everything.

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