Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by mac daddyo, Apr 26, 2022.
With you on the NT. Could very well be our 1st pick.
Well...Haden was still the best player in the secondary,and he's gone...And they were average to start with...
Witherspoon didn't play that much so how can he figure into the average play? Wallace wasn't here so aren't they a different secondary from what you say is average? Haden didn't have his best year last year. Norwood was a rookie last year as well. Sutton and the secondary were playing better when he went back to the slot over maulet. Quite different from what we fielded last year.
I think and hope SS slides into the slot where you have DL. LB, we have added Myles Jack and genard avery, plus we have last year's draft pick buddy Johnson that should be added to the mix.
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Steeler Glemm, what have you done with Mac Daddyo?
I tend to agree with @mac daddyo , the team feels much better than before free agency..... not necessarily better than last year.... but I feel good about where the team is pre-draft. After last season, there were soooo many holes, it was hard to imagine filling them all through the draft. I'm not ready to say 17-0 but I'm not going to concede a losing season yet either. Cautiously optimistic
Last year’s team was really hamstrung by the lack of cap space, a declining QB and the unexpected losses of Decastro and Tuitt.
On paper this year’s team should be better. The issue is the division and the rest of the AFC is a lot stronger this year.
In the NFC I think this version of the Steelers would be a playoff team.
I am going to go to the corner now and bang my head against the wall saying "Chuks for 30 million, Chuks for 30 million" WTF!!!
I still have hope that the Steelers will get a RT in the draft; and he will come in and make Chuks the highest paid backup RT in the NFL.
Are the stat numbers that bad?
I would feel much better about this team if they would have kept one of juju,Washington, or McCloud.
While You are correct Haden didn't have His best year last year, but when He was out there....He was still our best CB IMO.
You are quite correct that it's is different from what We fielded last year, but since I've never seen Washington play here, and I know every time Haden missed a game our secondary look worse....Is it a better secondary?????
That's the Question.
Is hard for Me 2 believe it will be better unless We do something else 2 change it.
Like the way they’ve plugged the holes the last few years.
I’ll feel better once I hear Tuitt is back and I would sign ole man HAden yet again. That old man is still our best and the D is better when he’s out there.
Did Haden sign with Buffalo yet, or is that still a rumor?
For a while I thought both Haden and Edmunds were heading off to Buffalo.
1. Of the only 2 returning receivers from the starting 53 man roster, 1 of them slumped last year and went from budding star to big question mark. Plus, there’s the chance that our only proven returning receiver is entering his final season with us. This adds up to a pretty significant draft need.
2. Corner is serviceable heading into the season. Wallace is a legit starting corner. Witherspoon found his mojo down the stretch and played decently. Sutton is a good coverage slot corner, though he is lacking in ability around the line of scrimmage (where Maulet is OK). I’d definitely be happy to add a corner in the draft, but I don’t think corner is a top 3 need.
My top 3 needs are a starting safety, WR and a D lineman who can two gap in run defense. Anywhere on the O line is my #4 need, preferably tackle or center. The only guys there that I feel truly comfortable with are Daniels and Moore (I’m expecting a decent year 1 to 2 improvement from him).
I don't think they need a top WR in the draft, they could find a speedy one in the mid rounds, guys like Tyquan Thornton, or Danny Gray. They need Claypool to play like he did as a rookie, and not like he did in 2021, maybe they could get contributions from Boykin and Miller.
They won't be missed, time to upgrade.
Chuks probably won't be on the team to collect that whole contract, they can get out of that contract after one year.
While I'm not crazy about them bringing okrafor back, he doesn't pass block that bad. His problem has been the run game. He has a good player to his inside now and a more competent coach I believe. We at least have qb that can move and our TE help on his outside should be better.
Cole should be better at the center spot but we don't really know yet if he will play there or at guard and we draft one. They have met with a couple. Most assume that he will play center but we don't know that yet.
Claypool 59 receptions 860 yards 2 TD
Miller 6 receptions 25 yards 1 TD
Olszewski 2 receptions 31 yards 0 TD
Boykin 1 reception 6 yards 0 TD
Sims 0 receptions 0 yards 0 TD
Outside of Claypool we have 62 yards and 1 TD out of the rest of our current receivers for 2021. 3 total TD from WR's not named Johnson from 2021 that are still on this team (Miller's TD was from a game with Houston in 2021) and that IS including Claypool. I understand that we are going to rely a lot on Freiermuth and Harris in the receiving game... but our WR group behind Johnson is pretty bad. Not a lot of faith in those guys.
We will miss Juju. He was a solid player. We wont miss Washington or McCloud one bit. Washington is horrible, and McCloud (while he represented himself well enough at WR) is still just mainly a returner. Look for us to add a rookie WR in the first few rounds of the draft this week. I'll feel a lot better when we actually have a third WR.
I fully expect them to address wr at least once in the draft. I wouldn’t be shocked if they doubled at the position. With that being said I would still feel far better about the position if they weren’t relying on one or two rookies.
Gonna have to rely on rookies somewhere. At least WR is a position where a rookie can come in and contribute fairly quickly.
If the can find someone to coach the team we may have a shot.