Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by TuRnDoWnForWaTT, Mar 5, 2020.
Not doomed this week? They are covering their bases.
PFF are saying that the Steelers have the most complete roster in the NFL after free agency, not necessarily the best roster, but the most complete as in that there isn’t a glaring need at any of the starter positions.
Damn them non-losers Tomlin & Colbert.
8-8 or better next year most likely.
Still nowhere near elite like Chiefs and Ravens. Those teams would destroy us... and also probably the Brady-less Patriots by default.
I bet we get at least one from the Raisins.
I think that is a decent bet. The Steelers were a Smith-Schuster fumble away from beating them in Pittsburgh and that was with the ugly injury to Rudolph forcing Hodges into what I think was his first NFL action. The Ravens did get better on paper, but so did the Steelers. Just the return of Roethlisberger makes them a muchbetter team than they were in 2019.
Chiefs are on another level but an injury to Kelce, Hill or especially Mahomes would really weaken them. They may also simply get a SuperBowl hangover that a lot of teams get. Any team can get injuries or lose form for whatever reason. Can the Ravens pick up where they left off in 2019 regular season? IDK
One thing I would be fairly sure of is that the Pats are not a threat next year. Brady and Gronk are gone, they lost half their team in free agency as well. Belichick will turn things around because he is the best HC ever but to do that in one off season when there probably won’t even be OTA’s is beyond even him.
If a few things go right for the Steelers they can be in the mix for the Division and conference. The defence should still be very good, offence needs to take a step forward. Much depends on Ben and having a normal level of injuries as opposed to the catastrophic injury bug that afflicted the offence as a whole last season.
Tomlin is better than Hairball.
The good thing about having Vance and Ebron they can probably not have to use a draft pick on a TE this year.
Agree. TE and Center would be good value at round 2... but I'd rather the Steelers go for a RB, WR or OLB.
I asked you a little over a year ago did you fear New England. You told me no. I think not?!
I think he has a Cheats shrine in the basement.
Chris Ballard's comments are pretty significant here imo.. but.....
Anyway the acquisition isn't even final yet until his physical is done so he is still up in the air as being a member of the team from what I read.
I'm definitely a little concerned about the way Ebron handled things last season and his reputation for being a lousy blocker, but the guy can be a hell of a threat in the passing game, especially in the red zone.
So the difference b/t McDonald and Ebron is.......(a fill in the blank question). Part 2.....are we referring to an OT as an edge protector when the opposing defense dictates? Yes, I get the new Watt is here. no judgements here, just a collection of sentiments
I think you and I were the only ones not on board with this signing.
I hope the Steelers didn't make a HUGE mistake. It is pretty hard to change a Leopards spots.
I am on the fence about this and what I mean by that is I am not sure about the kind of offense they are going to run . Is this a sign that they are worried about Ben and his elbow and are they looking to run a more short game style? If they are then this makes a ton of sense on the field however the off the field stuff has to be a concern. None of us knows if he quit on his team or not, there could be a lot of reasons why a players does what they do. For example I can see a player knowing there may be a weak market at his position in the upcoming FA period and wants to make sure he is 100% to cash in, just a thought. Let's not forget to us it is a game to many if not all the players it is a business. All we can do in the end is hope Fitchner knows we now have 2 TE's and we use them.
That all makes sense. My best guess on Ebron, and it is only a guess, is that he wasn't fully healthy, but he could have played. He made a business decision, which I absolutely understand. That said, couldn't it be both a rational business decision and quitting on his team?
Tomlin folds like a cheap tent vs. Belichick. I don't think Brady leaving for the Bucs will matter much.
You won't be snarky when the Patriots get Trevor Lawrence next year in the draft. I hate the Patriots with the passion of 10,000 exploding Supernovae. That team has been the root of my NFL misery since 2001. So many opportunities for the Steelers squandered and crushed by that team.
Tank for Trevor!
We can only hope that with a fresh start he excels. He did with Luck. So if Ben can get back to form having weapons at his disposal is a positive thing. The issue lies if Ebron doesn't get enough throws going his way. What will happen then? But i'm sure that Tomlin will handle that situation in a positive way as he did with Bell and Brown
They have their way with the NFL, you should be looking for your pitchfork.