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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by oldschool, Jan 16, 2023.

  1. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    No-one actually knows the Exact #’s but many get close, real close. Some issues are updated and actual current numbers , not projections, and future numbers.

    Nothing actually really matters right now, but come March Every Team Must meet the top 51 rule.

    I posted a link in a new thread about the cap , the link from The depot, who I have found over the Last 5 yrs or so are really good at being current and accurate as any other site. Overthecap and spotrac are good But tend to be not updated as I’d like.

    Cajun
     
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  2. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    First and foremost he is under contract for 2023. They can negotiate with him and see if they can extend him. The issue is there are 3 that are taking up a big portion of the defensive cap. They can push money into the future by restructuring. And then there is Sutton. I believe they will offer him a deal and hope he stays. But he is going to get paid!

    If they don't come to a deal with Highsmith they can always franchise him in 24.
     
  3. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Ingram was a good fit, though he absolutely disappeared when Watt and Highsmith were both out. Hopefully, they can find someone who can rush the passer. They got nothing out of any of their backup outside linebackers this past season.

    I've never bought into the narrative that Ingram was misled. I think people hear what they want to hear. It reminds me of a guy who got a job at one of the local papers near me. I knew the sports editor fairly well and he told me the story. The job was covering sports at many levels. It would include some pro and college games, but mostly high school, in addition to long-term projects. The guy they hired lasted less than a week. They sent him to a high school softball game. He decided that was beneath him and quit the next day even though he had been told more than once that such assignments would be a part of his job. I think something similar happened with Ingram. He was going to get playing time as the No. 3 outside linebacker, but he was definitely No. 3 behind Watt and Highsmith. I guess he assumed he could force a change. Oops.
     
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  4. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he would come back. The Steelers do have a history of bringing guys back who had previously left as free agents. I think he would be a great fit for next season, but I imagine he's staying in Kansas City.
     
  5. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Ingram leaked it to the media that he thought he was better than Highsmith, he just didn't like his role with the Steelers.
     
  6. jeh1856

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    Bird flu

    57 million egg laying hens died
     
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  7. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    It's awesome to have Your own.
     
  8. forgotten1

    forgotten1 Well-Known Member

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    It has in Watercooler Forum
     
  9. groutbrook

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    The real reason. Millions of dead chickens I believe because mcnuggets are suddenly priced to move but those eggy birds are plug n play these days. Look into it.
     
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  10. Michael E

    Michael E Well-Known Member

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    Waaaaaaaaaaaay too many holes to draft a back-up anything in the first 4 rounds in next two drafts. ILB is possibly worst in NFL at this moment. CB is lacking and may be worst in NFL if Sutton moves on. OL is still WELL below average. Saftey is solid, WR is solid, RB is solid. QB is sketchy, Pickett isn't there yet (no thanks to Canada) and no good backup option. DL is sketchy. I consider Watt DL though he and Highsmith are listed OLB. No good interior lineman beyond Heyward and he is ancient in football years.

    ILB, OL, CB, DT/DE are all in DIRE need of improvement before any backup OLB can be even looked at.
     
  11. mytake

    mytake Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for agreeing with me.
     
  12. CanadianSteel

    CanadianSteel Well-Known Member

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    Quincy Roche was just signed back. Not that he’s going to be the savior at backup OLB, but he’s shown some flashes.
     
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  13. Michael E

    Michael E Well-Known Member

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    2023 outlook

    I am neutral on 2023 outlook. I am neither optimistic or cynical. I just see a team stuck in the middle right now with lots of holes and not enough cap space to get this team to the contending level in one season. Draft pick hits are a must. We cannot afford to take a WR in round 1 or 2, we just can't. Have to fix the OL, DL and ILB...and some improvement at CB talent would be helpful as well.

    Pros:
    We have a new GM that might be able to improve us quickly...but there is risk/unknown there too.
    We have the best QB from a horrible rookie class, thats something, though hardly glowing endorsement. Pickett at least appears to really care and I can see leadership qualities in him.
    We have great OLB tandem.
    We have a good WR group, even with some concerns over Diontae Johnson and his drops. We get Calvin Austin next year too.
    We have a very good young TE in Freirmuth. Will he be utilized properly moving forward?
    We have 3 picks in the top 50, but we need to get instant impact from all three to move into mild contender for AFC North (unlikely still) or wild card team.

    Cons:
    We have subpar talent in the trenches, no OL is even average, some are downright bad,
    DL isn't much better. NT lacking ability to take on multiple OL, DEs lacking youthful impact (Heyward is beastly, but one step away from retirement)
    Awful ILB group
    Poor offensive coaching staff
    Mediocre head coach that does just enough to stay off a hot seat...oh, joy.
    Steelers instill NO fear in any playoff team and haven't in at least 7 years (head coach most responsible)
     
  14. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how You can watch us play ,and say not one of the Oline is even average....:shrug:
     
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