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2013 Steelers Draft Discussion Thread [No Spoilers]

Discussion in 'The Bill Nunn Draft Room' started by TerribleTowelFlying, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I don't bow to the professionals when the GM starts listening to the fans that's when he ends up sitting with the fans. I just don't understand when fans get bent out of shape over a draft pick and say how terrible a pick it is just because the team didn't draft the player you like.
     
  2. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    What choice do you have? Sorry, but what a meaningless line of conversation this is. Message boards are for discussing and sharing opinions. I assumed it was pretty well known that no one here has a say in the team's management decisions.

    And the FO being perfect is implied from time to time when someone throws out the 'I think I'll trust in the FO, they know better than you' card. It happens on here on occasion.
     
  3. biggbunch68

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    colbert said they had a third round grade on him , thats why they traded up to get him...
    I said along time ago that we would prob draft jones,
     
  4. Myronwemissyinz

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    Tell me again why we drafted him? Good player!! Just dont need him!!!
     
  5. freakfontana

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    well since i don't believe they will ever say the mess around , if they really have the third rd on him what they had on nassyb ? a first ? and dysert ? he was a 7rd , everywere landry jones was scouting like a 5th at best , i don't know i don't want to be to harsh but a a 3rd round on landry jones if is real scare me more than the pick they made
     
  6. biggbunch68

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    who we talkin about jones??? os thomas?? JONES is much better QB than the others here, esp (geno,) the kid is a winner, as far as Thomas i guess they wanted a hard hiting sfty. I have watched OU just aboufght evry season and this has been Jones'es wrst season yet,
     
  7. biggbunch68

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    No they had a 3rd on thomas, Pollian said JONES was the best QB in the draft, i believe he knos what he is talkin abot, Im not a big fan of jones, he is ok, but i do believe he is goning to be a great bckup,
     
  8. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    The man with the Steelers tattoo is officially a UDFA,get some.
     
  9. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I thought we were going to take Brown, would have been happy if they had but I'm happier with Bell, he'll help us immediately, better then Franklin and Lattimore, best in the draft IMO whereas Brown wouldn't haven't made as much of an impact immediately, more of a down the road player.
     
  10. freakfontana

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    ahhhh that's better ..maybe . i hope bell become the new s jackson and a brown the new mcclain
     
  11. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    Nope. Just picked up by the Jets.
     
  12. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Where did you see this? I was listening to Mike Francessca and he was saying what a crazy time it is for the 2 hours after the draft. Anything goes in trying to pick up FA, he said they really should document it, I think he's right, would be really cool to see this process.
     
  13. biggbunch68

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    Iguess he got his feeling's hurt bcause we didn't draft him, now he is jaded .:lolol: I dont kno why anyone would play for the jets, that org is a mess ,
     
  14. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    Twitter. I think it was one of the guys you see on the homepage sidebar.
     
  15. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    When you are an UDFA, you play for whoever throws you a bone.

    Ah, thanks :thumbs_up:
     
  16. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

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    Dang, TTF, that little guy keeping you up at night? ;)

    I will say that our FO and coaching staff spend ALOT of time evaluating these players so I generally trust their decisions. That shouldn't stop any of us from expressing our free speech rights and criticizing them when we think they should do something else though.
     
  17. nwsteelerfan

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    Nor should it stop those of us who for the most part like the way the draft was handled and also show support for the FO while being considered 'blind followers'.
     
  18. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    Certainly, however I haven't seen one person try to stop anyone today from showing support, nor label someone a blind follower. I have however seen the opposite today for people who had a less than positive opinion.

    Anyway, Go Steelers! :towel:
     
  19. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I'm in the camp that likes the way the draft was handled. The point of my post was FREE SPEECH. Sorry you didn't get that part.
     
  20. 12to88

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    About the Landy Jones pick:

    The time really is about right to start thinking about the QB who will take over from Ben. I thought (hoped?) that person might be Brock Osweiler last year, but it was probably a year too soon. This year, I sort of hoped Matt Barkley would fall into their laps. But I am fine with the Landry Jones pick.

    The Steelers didn't draft a QB to play in 2013. Or 2014. They chose the kid who would develop and be ready in 2015 or 2016. So they wanted someone they could develop, and Jones seems to be that kind of QB. He is very smart and has played (performed well) in an up-tempo offense. Every draft pick is a gamble. This one maybe more so. But don't forget: Tom Brady wasn't highly thought of, either. Neither was Colin Kaepernik or Russell Wilson. You never know. You weren't going to find a can't-miss QB prospect in the third round.
     
  21. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    If our line gets its act together Ben could play for 7-8 more years.

    Its fine if they pick Landry, but don't sign Gradkowski then... or sign Gradkowski to be back up for a number of years, but don't draft a qb in the 4th round when some good players are still on the board. Seems like a waste to me.

    Do one or the other, but not both. If Ben gets hurt we won't win the SB anyways....
     
  22. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I agree, I've been over this so many times though I just don't feel like it anymore. I'll just say that Ben isn't getting hit any more then other QB's that have played into their late 30's. Last seasons injury was a fluke, that played looked like nothing and a freaky injury resulted from it. If Ben sustains a significant injury again this year, then perhaps I'll start to rethink things.
     
  23. steel1031

    steel1031 Well-Known Member

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    Its funny that all i heard for weeks was taking bray is ok cause he can sling it. Let him play behind ben. Now we draft a qb to sit behind ben and its a wasted pick. I dont understand
     
  24. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Never heard that from me. I didn't want any QB.
     
  25. nwsteelerfan

    nwsteelerfan Member

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    After reading through the thread this morning I realize I was 'overreacting' by quite a bit. I guess I was a little surprised at the negative reactions to the draft and responded poorly. I guess that comes from living near "Seattle":shrug:?!!
     

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