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Welcome to the Steelers Kenny Pickett

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by 86WardsWay, Apr 28, 2022.

  1. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

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    It is the elephant in the room, but you do have to wonder how much the Haskins tragedy affected this pick.
    If things were different, would they have taken another player and then moved up in the 2nd to grab Pickett or someone else?

    He was recruited by Canada to come to Pitt. Have to wonder how much influence MC had in their decision. And if he did have a lot of influence, what does that say about the Steelers belief in MC?
     
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  2. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

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    I've always wondered about this take on him and never understood it. You make sense, so I get it now. That said, I agree with the latter part of your post too. Just because he's been around a while and didn't mature until later, doesn't mean that he can't still grow and improve as a pro.
     
  3. Busman

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    Thank you football gods.
     
  4. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

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    Mobile QB. Not sure why people keep interchanging mobile with running. Very much not the same thing.
     
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  5. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

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    Come back to Oakland? With the first round money he's going to get, Im sure he'll be able to afford something a little better than what's in Oakland :lolol:
     
  6. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Kenny, now go compete hard.
     
  7. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    If you liked what Mac Jones did in NE, with the same disciplined coaching style
    you will like Kenny Pickett. He is also more athletic than Jones.
     
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  8. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    My 10 year old daughter went to bed at 9. Many discussions I had with her on the Steelers could draft.

    Tell me who the new QB is when I wake I up in the morning before she goes to sleep. Then at 10:17 Pickett..

    man she called it. Hopefully she gets the joy of good QB play we all got the last 17 years
     
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  9. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Some folks heard the “mobile” QB comments and assumed we were looking for a guy who would be a weapon in our running game.
     
  10. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Welcome to the Steelers Kenny Pickett! :herewego::herewego::herewego:

    Kenny, I know that you have a high floor and will be able to be a capable starting QB in this league for years. The challenge is to elevate yourself and be more than just a capable starter. You may not have the physical traits of some of the elites like Mahomes and Allen, but you do have physical traits that compare favorably to other recent greats like Brady, Manning and Brees. You have the tools that you need, and one of the most stable, well-led franchises in the league to support you. Work hard, study harder, and lead this team back to championship glory!
     
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  11. jrompola

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    Plus if u look up their 40 times which willis did not run u find he's around 5.0. Pickett is faster, but ben was faster per combine ages ago. Pickett will be mobile and able to extend plays. Will be weird not seeing a tree under center.
     
  12. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    He has a legit problem with his thumb, doesn’t open all the way and needs to wear that damn glove. That will nag at me until he proves he can win in this league like that.

    Everything else about his game is impressive.
     
  13. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Steelers Kenny. You best perform or you will be toasted on this board. Be afraid, be very afraid...

    First they bring in Trubisky. Then they draft Pickett. I hope they trade him and grab the missing 5th rounder. Would be the first time I believe a 5th round pick has a 1st round grade :lolol: He has to go.
     
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  14. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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  15. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    i like our qb room at the moment. even with these 3 we are paying a lot less than many teams are for one guy. didn't think we had a shot at pickett but glad we got him. all seem hungry and i like that. let's see where it takes us. :cool:
     
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  16. Karl

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    Good pick. I like it
     
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  17. FeartheBeard

    FeartheBeard Well-Known Member

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    Feeling great about this pick!! Welcome to the Steelers, Kenny!!
     
  18. UKSheffieldSteeler

    UKSheffieldSteeler Well-Known Member

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    New era time. Welcome Mr Pickett.
     
  19. 58stillers

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    Welcome the the Steelers Kenny…. But I can’t help but think about that old Burger King small hands commercial….. prove the critics wrong!!!
     
  20. 88Unstoppable82

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    Tomlin's new favorite call, "We're gonna run the Pickett fence at 'em."
     
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  21. steel machine

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    TBH I'm still pissed he skipped the Bowl game. I know it's meaningless and you have to protect the product but I feel it was a kick in the face to his teammates who winning a Bowl game meant something.

    When they drafted Ben I was excited. I knew we finally had a QB who gave us a chance. Not sold on Pickett, time will tell. Hope we don't hear to often, "Pickett threw a pick".
     
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  22. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    don't pick your nose, let kenny pickett.

    :smiley1::cool:
     
  23. JAD

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    Welcome Kenny, it sure was nice to see how passionate, happy and emotional he was when selected. That's what he wanted.
     
  24. Quadrupleyoi

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    Agreed. The Steel Sieve oline made it necessary for Big Ben to get rid of the ball in a hurry before he was made into steak tartare. There often wasn’t time for downfield plays to develop. They have addressed the oline through free agency and likely aren’t done yet.
     
  25. SteelerNole

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    I said it on another thread, we could’ve done worse. I don’t hate the pick, but I’m not ready to kneel at the Pickett / Colbert / Tonkin altar either. Reading some of these posts makes me wonder how many ghost accounts Tomlin and Colbert have.
     
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