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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by chuckie_os, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. chuckie_os

    chuckie_os Well-Known Member

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    So with the season over and looking back at the entire season, where do we need to improve the most??

    Is it OL, QB, or RB..
    Those are imo the three main spots we need to look hard going into the draft and FA.. Now we won't spend a fortune on anyone in FA, but will there be any decent FA in these positions?? Some may say WR should be in this, but if we can get healthy I think we can have a decent to good WR core.. Washington, Johnson and Juju can be a great core for sure.. DO NOT BRING SWITZER BACK!!!
    If Ben returns then these three should flourish.

    OL:
    I know he is older, but he could help (especially if we draft a OL in the draft) but I wouldn't mind looking @ Bulaga from Packers..

    If we cut Pouncey then do we resign Finney??


    QB: I think MT and the FO will look and see we went 8-8 with a 3rd and 4th string QB... with that being said.. Lynch is gone for sure... and one of Duck or Mason will be too.. There will be some ok to good FA QB out there, but will hey demand an arm and a leg??
    Possibly look @ Rivers, Bridgewater (who will probably land a starting job somewhere) or Mariota..
    Rivers has experience and yes he does throw a lot of INT but he can help a lot in tutoring a Drafted QB or would do well if Ben can't go next year.. I don't think we should look @ Winston though...

    RB:
    Do we look to move on from Connor?? He is a great guy at heart, but can he ever be healthy for a whole year?
    Maybe we just use him wayy too much?? I think Samuel is gone.. and right now we have Snell and Connor..
    personally we should look @ Drake (arizona), Carlos Hyde (Houston) maybe McCoy (KC) and either Jalen Richard or Peyton Barber...
     
  2. Boomer

    Boomer Well-Known Member

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    If they are smart, they let Foster walk and keep Finney in his spot knowing he can also play center. Pouncey goes when Ben goes, which will hurt us until he's gone. No way he should have made the Pro Bowl with his play this year. We are also stuck with this sorry coaching staff until Ben's gone.
     
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  3. Jim90

    Jim90 Well-Known Member

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    Coaching and GM cus both of these morons have no clue on how to draft or develop.
     
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  4. chuckie_os

    chuckie_os Well-Known Member

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    OC needs to go.. along with ST coach..
    DC gets to stick around..
     
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  5. steelers5859

    steelers5859 Well-Known Member

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    I disagree about the receiver group. We need a TOP receiver. Neither of Washington, Johnson or JuJu requires defensive coordinators to stay up at night. Neither of these guys requires a double team. So many times during the season I seen no separation from these guys.
     
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  6. chuckie_os

    chuckie_os Well-Known Member

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    But with our cap space.. we cannot sign a TOP receiver..

    We all know AJ Green won't be coming here.. nor is Amari Cooper (if some of you think he is a TOP receiver) or Emmanuel Sanders
    if we bring in/have a chance to bring in any receivers it would be in the group of: maybe Robbery Anderson (but I know he will want top dollar), Geronimo Allison, maybe Randall Cobb..
    I don't see any other WR worth looking @..
    Hey maybe if we are lucky.. and i mean extra lucky, Larry Fitz may want to return to pitt for one year and end his career in pitt..
     
  7. KMM

    KMM Well-Known Member

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    It begins and ends with QB. If Ben comes back healthy and relatively effective that will make a world of difference in this team. If not, then the team is effed, unless they find a capable veteran.
     
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  8. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

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    I am of the belief that if you have a good OL then a work horse RB isn’t needed. I’m good with a rotation of Snell, Connor, Samuels, and Whyte in some combination if they improve the OL and QB play.
     
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  9. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    DJ leads the league in separation with 3.6 seconds. JuJu and Washington are inline with the likes of Amari Cooper, Beckham, Boyd with 2.4 (JuJu) and 2.5 (Washington). All of which is higher than Julio Jones who is at 2.2

    You are going to see a big jump in DJ's production next season.
     
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  10. blackandgoldpatrol

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    I saw plenty of times when these guys got separation, but the qb didn't have the vision or arm talent to deliver the ball to them........ a good nfl qb is also able to throw his receivers open
     
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  11. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Johnson
    Bush
    Watt
    Washington
    Hargrave
    Yeah but they can't draft and develop :facepalm:
     
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  12. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Samuels isn't a good runner, he's more of a receiving back, they should draft a RB Conner is unreliable.
     
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  13. blake duerden

    blake duerden Well-Known Member

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    everyone sticks around till ben is done. sad but true. barron and foster may go. please keep finney hilton and maybe dudpree . maybe try for fitzmagic to cover bens beard til he is ready. rudolf will have another chance to groom and show some peach fuz maybe. one can dream
     
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  14. Jim90

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    Doesn't take a genius to pick Bush and Watt , the rest are average. JJ is probably the one developing TJ, JJ told them to stay away from him before they screw him up too.

    The secondary is pretty much made up of trades and signings. They've givin up on trying to develop. The bad pick list is 10 times longer than yours.
     
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  15. Jim90

    Jim90 Well-Known Member

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    Anybody know where Rooney lives so somebody can plant drugs in his car. Need new ownership too.
     
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  16. steelers5859

    steelers5859 Well-Known Member

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    Well, the key to your statement is "a good NFL qu is also able to throw his receivers open". Duck is not a good NFL quarterback. Neither is Rudolph. I would say below average.
     
  17. SteelersFanIrl

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    Top priority for me is the OLine, with a bad OLine nothing else on offence can possibly work.
     
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  18. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    They had to trade up to get the right player in Bush, that has to be the dumbest response ever JJ is developing TJ :facepalm:. No team hits on every draft pick :shrug:. Diontae leads all rookie WRs in receptions with 59.
     
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  19. Illini_Steeler

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    Agree. I don’t think you can make an evaluation till Ben is throwing the ball.
     
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  20. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    Diontae Johnson was an excellent pick, he is going to be a terrific receiver
     
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  21. SteelersFanCanada

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    OC: needs to go
    ST coach: needs to go
    OL: get some youth
    QB: get a legit back up
     
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  22. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

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    thats fine, that’s why you have 4 options to use based on the situation.
     
  23. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

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    I just want to say this. Before suggesting a massive overhaul to the team ask yourself this:

    Would a healthy Ben Roethlisberger have given them 3 or 4 more wins? IMO yes, thus putting their record at 11-5 or 12-4. That may or may not have won the division but it would change the outlook of the offseason.

    Just perspective.
     
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  24. Jim90

    Jim90 Well-Known Member

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    WR is the only position where they had the most success,,unless a name jumps out they suck everywhere else.
     
  25. Clive From PIT

    Clive From PIT Site Admin

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    But a healthy Ben = no Minkah. Better offense, worse defense.
     

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