1. Hi Guest, Registrations are now open. See you on the inside.
    Dismiss Notice

Cole Holcomb

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by JackAttack 5958, Mar 15, 2023.

  1. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

    13,091
    2,478
    Oct 18, 2011
    So what’s the consensus from the board? I for one am very excited about this signing. He’s got athletic measurable that are Bush-like and apparently called the defense in Washington so he’s Spillane-like in that regard. And the dude’s got some pop to his pads. If he’s healthy from the foot injury, he may be a signing on par with James Farrior from a few years back. Thoughts?
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Very Optimistic Very Optimistic x 1
  2. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    28,024
    6,762
    Nov 14, 2011
    He would appear to be a better version of Spillane, he ran a 4.5, and might be more athletic and a little better in coverage.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    21,825
    5,356
    Apr 21, 2016
    A more twitched up Robert Spillane who can cover. Essentially, one of two three down Linebackers that we need. The other will have to be had in the NFL Draft at this point. I seriously hope Tomlin, Kahn, Austin and new ILB Coach Aaron Curry head to Iowa's Pro Day on March 20th. If not Iowa, please oh please Arkansas on March 29th via Drew Sanders!!!!


    Either or would suffice!! :beg:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

    13,091
    2,478
    Oct 18, 2011
    Love how he destroyed Zeke Elliott on this play!

     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Winner Winner x 1
  5. BluegrassSteel

    BluegrassSteel Well-Known Member

    90
    49
    Dec 21, 2022
    I was listening to 93.7 The Fan today, and Joe Starkey was saying that (according to ESPN) that Holcomb's foot issue was a Lisfranc injury. We Steeler fans are all too familiar with Lisfranc injuries. From what I have read, recovery time is in the 7-12 month range, so I am hoping he is ready to go by the start of the season. If he does make a full recovery, I think he can really help this team!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2023
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    41,830
    9,120
    Oct 16, 2011
    Gawd, we already talked about this in the off season/Free agency thread. Why’s it so hard to look in there.
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 5
    • Very Optimistic Very Optimistic x 1
  7. soulkitchen

    soulkitchen Well-Known Member

    130
    62
    Oct 25, 2015

    Agreed. Good signing should be a solid contributor. And that is what we need.

    Thanks for posting...in separate thread!
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. bradshaw12

    bradshaw12 Well-Known Member

    444
    89
    Sep 9, 2018
    If he turns out to be comparable to Farrior, who in my humble opinion, played HoF caliber football for the Steelers, I'll be thrilled.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Winner Winner x 1
  9. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    15,563
    4,449
    Nov 4, 2011
    Trenton Simpson
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    10,867
    2,660
    Nov 5, 2011
    They needed to add to this position savy. The only downside is the Lisfranc injury. Just watching the tape of him blowing up Elliot (a thing of beauty) and man he seems like a fly to the ball type with a high motor. Hopefully his coverage skills are at the least average. This would be an upgrade of what we have seen of late. A presence in the middle to strike fear. Yes he is a replacement for Spillane. Spillane was a lunch pale type below average in coverage.
    But I have a feeling this kid might be just what we needed.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

    26,991
    10,039
    Oct 26, 2011
    GoldBunny says you are too tight
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2023
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 2
  12. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    41,830
    9,120
    Oct 16, 2011
    I eat coal and poop diamonds.
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 4
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  13. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

    26,991
    10,039
    Oct 26, 2011
    Self employed I see :drinks:
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 5
    • Like Like x 1
  14. CanadianSteel

    CanadianSteel Well-Known Member

    3,628
    676
    Oct 24, 2011
    Thank you for saying ‘a few years back’, makes me feel less old.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 1
  15. JAD

    JAD Well-Known Member

    3,219
    338
    Jan 2, 2012
    In talking with some Washington fans, they hate to see him go, makes a lot of tackles and always seems to be in the right place. I think a slight upgrade
    over Spillane and definitely better than Bush.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

    5,924
    3,177
    Apr 20, 2019
    From what I've seen he is the opposite of Devin Bush. Holcomb hustles and isn't afraid of contact.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
  17. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

    10,913
    2,699
    Nov 18, 2015
    Talked to one of my Commander fan relatives last night... and he said Steelers got a great player in Holcomb. He was pissed that Commanders let him go. :cool:
     
    • Like Like x 3
  18. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

    26,991
    10,039
    Oct 26, 2011
    I saw an article that said he could be the steal of free agency
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Very Optimistic Very Optimistic x 1
  19. mikeyg

    mikeyg Well-Known Member

    3,757
    763
    Dec 23, 2020
    well, yes - we all would! that is a high bar. I am hopeful, just don't know enough about him

    of course, Farrior played under a HOF defensive coach. not sure we have the same situation here today
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    30,923
    8,110
    Dec 23, 2020
    Just that little exchange was worth getting on the board today. LoL :lolol:
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 4
  21. SteelersFan369

    SteelersFan369 Well-Known Member

    1,408
    578
    Oct 31, 2022
    A Pittsburgh coal miner's fable, better than the golden egg
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 1
  22. GoalLine

    GoalLine

    2,531
    984
    Oct 16, 2011
    he's an entrenmanure
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 3
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  23. Quadrupleyoi

    Quadrupleyoi Well-Known Member

    1,125
    434
    Dec 23, 2017
    I sure hope so! But I also remember “experts” saying that Mason Rudolph was the steal of the draft.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  24. GoalLine

    GoalLine

    2,531
    984
    Oct 16, 2011
    he stole a roster spot
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  25. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    14,502
    2,223
    Oct 26, 2011
    And Rooney money!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page

Welcome to the ultimate resource for Steelers fans. Sign Up Here!