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Should the Steelers load up on offense or defense?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steelersrule6, Feb 13, 2023.

  1. SteelReal

    SteelReal Well-Known Member

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    time of possession (not being able to get into rhythm) may have had a large part in that and playing on a bum ankle...
     
  2. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't have done anything if they didn't win the sb.
     
  3. Karl

    Karl Well-Known Member

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    I agree.
    Spillane is my version of Matt Millen.
    They definitely need to keep him. He makes up lack of athleticism with smarts.
    Bush failed me. I had hopes he would turn it around, he did not.
    Jack is a hard worker. I am more promoting bringing in a guy that pushes him.
     
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  4. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    https://steelersdepot.com/2023/02/s...arge-and-scary-humans-to-ol-according-to-pff/


    sure would like an O-lineman in this draft at some point but if they can, i wouldn't mind seeing trent scott brought back because we are lacking any backup at tackle on the team right now. we have a couple of guards in dunkle and green and a center in mccollum. two are usually needed. so much is going to depend on free agency and what we do. are witherspoon and jackson in the plans at corner? even if we bring back sutton do we keep one of them? jackson saves 12 mil. witherspoon 4 mil. we have quite a few futures picks at this position for money savings if the get rid of both. how much they rely on those types of picks this year will be telling. it depends on the money spent on sutton.

    ILB, safety, corner, swing tackle look like the picks we should be looking at in the first 4. the last two will probably be the d-line players for depth or one DL and one TE.

    jonathon marshall is another depth d-lineman with wren we have here. they are 6th rounder and 4th round drafted players when they were drafted. they go with cam, adams, leal, loudermilk.

    we have tons of wr options for the depth spots. miller, white, austin being the top ones. gunner of course would save 2 mil. but he is also a return man.

    :cool:
     
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  5. strummerfan

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    Trenches
     
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  6. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Some of those low snaps are because they couldn't play from injuries.
    If You lose a guy they must be replaced. It doesn't matter how good they are. That's what I'm getting at. Again We have a chance at losing.....Edmunds, Sutton, Bush, Alualu, Wormley, , and Jack. I know I'm forgetting someone. That's a lot of people off of one D. While We aren't scheduled to lose anyone on Offense this year. That's all I'm getting at.
     
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  7. mikeyg

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    heavy D

    but they won't . they will be drawn to some sexy skill position player, fall for the that instead of building in the trenches, where we are soft, and have been for too long.
     
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  8. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    Trent scott, gentry, hassenauer, Jesse davis, snell, simms. No backup tackle. Our backup guard/center. Blocking TE. 3rd WR. We already got rid of claypool. Our 3rd RB. Sure not starters until we have an injury. There is not a backup tackle on the team at this point. Kendrick green is our interior backup. :cool:
     
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  9. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    New GM and assistant GM could lead to different draft strategy.
     
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  10. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    I like trench coats :huh:
     
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  11. mcam

    mcam Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what's available. For example I want Oline in the 1st, but as there is no impact OL I care about really I'm liking the best available player. I'm liking this CB class a lot and like what they might available at #1 but also realize they might be able to pick up a quality CB later.

    There are a lot of holes on this team right now with MLB being a glaring need still imo so that has to be addressed
     
  12. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    Ok columbine
     
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  13. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    Defense. They have the next Joe burrow at qb so no need to worry about offensive personnel.
     
  14. GoldBurgh

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    JPJ at 17 and Jack Campbell at 32 would be a solid start.
     
  15. mikeyg

    mikeyg Well-Known Member

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    i am hopeful!
     
  16. Rush2seven

    Rush2seven Well-Known Member

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    Both
     
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  17. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

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    For some crazy reason I thought the Eagles were built around their defense last year. I was for sure that San Francisco was winning because of their defense too.
    Wrong and Wrong again.


    And how did Detroit finish in the Top 5 for points?
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  18. S.T.D

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    What You keep skipping on KC is they drafted D heavy last year, and they brought in as many D players in FA, as they did O players.
     
  19. mikeyg

    mikeyg Well-Known Member

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    we NOW can discuss who and what to draft - it is always premature to do this before FA is over. in our case, I think we are done. Now - who do we draft with the first 3 picks?
     
  20. blackandgoldpatrol

    blackandgoldpatrol Well-Known Member

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    Unless a can't miss offensive player falls into our laps, then I say at least 3 of our first 4 picks should be on defense...... With a focus on CB, ILB and NT
     
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  21. mikeyg

    mikeyg Well-Known Member

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    the did not need to keep him, nor as we now know in hindsight, did they keep him. he was a lunch pail guy, I liked him. But we need better talent at ILB. Bush was a colossal failure
     
  22. mikeyg

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    yes
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    make this D great again!
     
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  23. Karl

    Karl Well-Known Member

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    The playing field in Free Agency changes by the moment.
    The 'swap' of Spillane for Holcomb is an upgrade that negates any value Spillane was bringing. (I am/was more of the thinking Spillane is a good rotation guy like Millen was in the past, bring him in a 1st and 2nd sub packages or obvious run scenarios.
    Holcomb every play guy which is superior.

    Bush flat out failed me. I don't know about 'colossal failure' as that is a little dramatic, there have been far worse.
    But yeah, he is a fail. I cannot argue that. It is shame too. (reminds me of LaVar Arrington who came into camp and was showing fantastic athleticism... come game day, he was just average. He did end Troy Aikman's career and I like him for that.
     
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  24. AskQuestionsLater

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    Pick 17: ???



    Sorry my man!! Wish I could tell ya but there are so many different directions the Steelers can go with this one. Being within the Top 20 picks is both a blessing and a curse; blessing as one can get a Day One Impact Starter but curse because that player can be one of a number of positional based needs!! That said, my sig is often a dead giveaway but there are so many Pro Days remaining to figure out who the Steelers will go with.


    Pick 32: ILB or Darnell Washington



    No Pat Freiermuth failsafe really has me going here a bit. I would love nothing but to draft Jack Campbell here but I will not be shocked if he propels himself into late First Round consideration come opening Draft Night. Same goes for Trenton Simpson. If that is the case, Darnell Washington is the Tight End who's frame and potential can pair up well with not just Freiermuth but the entire Offense; more weapons for Kenny as a bonus. If either Campbell or Simpson are there, pick either or.



    Pick 50: John Michael Schmitz or Keeanu Benton:


    Powering up the Trenches here. Either or works imo. Reminder to all that Mason Cole has a potential out in his 2023 Contract per Sportrac. Ricky Stromberg from Arkansas could also work here as well but Schmitz is the superior technician and fundamentalist of the position. If he is not available, Keenau Benton can still provide some youth and extra muscle up front for the aging Defensive Line.
     
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