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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSD View Post
    Well, this is one interesting offseason. Not a big fan of Fields if he were coming in as the starter, and we'll have to see how his contract plays out because his fifth year option is untenable (25+ million). We'll now on or by May 2nd. But, for now, he's an affordable backup for a 6th rounder that's unlikely to turn into a fourth unless Wilson gets hurt for an extended period of time.

    As for Pickett...what a Milo that guy turned out to be. First, the refusal to suit up for the Seahawks game last year. Then to demand a trade after you've shown nothing but glimpses of promise while you're in a situation where you may only have to be the #2 for a year (or less, potentially) while learning from a vet QB like Wilson? That's beyond delusional. He should have been more careful with what he wished for, because if he thinks that he's going to get more opportunity to play with Jalen Hurts starting in front of him, he's nuts.
    I think this is sadly our new generation coming home to roost.

    We've seen it in high school but moreso college. The days of riding the bench and working in practice to get better are done and over. Instead of competing for a spot or learning from a veteran (which Pickett could probably learn from Russ), they transfer out or ask for a trade to find a better opportunity.

    The only way Pickett sees the field in Philly is if Jalen Hurts gets, well, hurt. And that could very well happen. Either way, Pickett is Chad Pennington 2.0. Probably better suited as a career backup QB.

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    Re: Any Other Steelers Fans On Here?

    Do you trade for Fields if you don't expect to pick up the 5th year? As much as I would hate to see it in Pitt, I hope Fields gets a shot with a competent organization. I don't know how much Russ has left in the tank, and while Fields wasn't great in Chicago, he was far from the reason the Bears were awful during his tenure.

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    Do you trade for Fields if you don't expect to pick up the 5th year? As much as I would hate to see it in Pitt, I hope Fields gets a shot with a competent organization. I don't know how much Russ has left in the tank, and while Fields wasn't great in Chicago, he was far from the reason the Bears were awful during his tenure.
    Id imagine the fifth year option isn't happening.

    Best case scenario for Fields (not the Steelers) is that Russ gets hurt or is ineffective and Tomlin/Smith are able to get out of him what the Bears couldn't. After the season when he's a FA he could then cash into a better payday aka Baker Mayfield.

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    Re: Any Other Steelers Fans On Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Do you trade for Fields if you don't expect to pick up the 5th year? As much as I would hate to see it in Pitt, I hope Fields gets a shot with a competent organization. I don't know how much Russ has left in the tank, and while Fields wasn't great in Chicago, he was far from the reason the Bears were awful during his tenure.
    My guess is that the plan is to draft their QB of the future, maybe Bo Nix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    My guess is that the plan is to draft their QB of the future, maybe Bo Nix
    I thought and suggested that earlier in this thread but that was before they traded for Fields.

    I mean they still could...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Do you trade for Fields if you don't expect to pick up the 5th year? As much as I would hate to see it in Pitt, I hope Fields gets a shot with a competent organization. I don't know how much Russ has left in the tank, and while Fields wasn't great in Chicago, he was far from the reason the Bears were awful during his tenure.
    They can do a one year extension in lieu of the 5th year option, for a reduced "prove it" amount. It's exactly what the Packers did with Jordan Love. Worked out well for them. Khan is pretty creative so I think he'll figure it out.

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    The Steelers have really put together a strong off-season.

    Right now it looks like the teams could all go 3-3 in Division play. Bengals get the benefit of a last-place schedule while BAL has to have a 1st-place schedule.

    I think two teams will finish 11-6 and the other two finish 10-7, with 3 or 4 teams making the playoffs.

    Don't think the Chiefs win their Division (games were handed to them by the refs last season).

    Don't think Buffalo wins their Division.
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    They just signed Cordarelle Patterson to be the kick returner. With the rule changes they have jumped on it.

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    Re: Any Other Steelers Fans On Here?

    Steelers draft recap:

    1 (20): T Troy Fautanu, Washington
    2 (51): C Zach Frazier, West Virginia
    3 (84): WR Roman Wilson, Michigan
    3 (97): LB Payton Wilson, NC State
    4 (119): G Mason McCormick, South Dakota State
    6 (178): DI Logan Lee, Iowa
    6 (195): CB Ryan Watts, Texas

    PFF loves this draft, giving in an A+ score: https://www.pff.com/news/draft-2024-...um=twitter#PIT

    Clearly, the Steelers had massive opportunities on the offensive line last season. The much-needed rebuild started during last year's draft with the selection of rookie Broderick Jones (LT), who began anchoring the right side during starting with game five last season. The veteran guards (Isaac Seumalo, James Daniels) were fine, but RT Dan Moore simply can't pass block consistently, and center Mason Cole- released this offseason- was terrible. Center was such a glaring need that a ton of Steelers fans rooted for the selection of Graham Barton in the first round, but grabbing Fautanu after a mini-slide was just a perfect pick. Not sure if Dan Moore will immediately be replaced and the Steelers still need to figure out the RT/LF combination when Moore is finally, mercifully, benched. But that's a fine problem to have.

    However, the Fautanu selection meant giving up on Barton and after much nail-biting during the second round, Zach Frazier- potentially the last of the plug-and-play centers in the draft- fell into the Steelers' lap at slot #51. Whew! Rounding out the O-Line focus was the round-four selection of SDSU Jackrabbit guard Mason McCormick, who PFF graded out as the top guard in the draft. McCormick, if as advertised, is likely a "futures" pick to replace James Daniels after this season. He might wear a hat throughout the season though as he can play all interior line positions, including backing up center.

    Not sexy picks, but absolutely what was needed.

    Speaking of needed, Pittsburgh is short on wideouts after dealing Dionte Johnson, so they attempted to address that with the selection of slot receiver Roman Wilson in round 3. Not sure if I'm sold. Wilson separates well, ran a sub 4.40 40-yard, isn't plagued by drops, but broke only 9 tackles during his college career and his catch radius is limited. He does run block, but at only 5'11"- 185 lbs., I'm not sure how well that translates to the NFL. Just not sure that's the kind of upside you want with a day two selection. However, Pittsburgh's second day two selection- LB Peyton Wilson- is all upside. Highest raw athletic scoring among draftable linebackers. The question is whether his body will hold up over time. Already having two ACL surgeries (one leaving him without an ACL) isn't a great injury history, which is why a 4.43/40-yard speed sideline-to-sideline backer lasts until late in the third round. His tape is unreal.

    The two guys I haven't talked about- DT/DE Logan Lee and DB Ryan Watts are your usual late-draft "hope" picks. As in, the Steelers hope Lee develops into Aaron Smith or Brett Keisel type rather than another Isaiahh Loudermilk. Watts is listed as a CB, but his size (6'3", 208 lbs.) and lack of straight-line speed (4.53 40-yard) will probably necessitate a move to safety, which is fine as that's a thin position.

    Overall, I don't think I agree with the PFF "A+" grade (I'd drop it to a B+), but a very solid draft for anyone who was looking for a ramp-up on the O-line rebuild, which is exactly what they got.
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    Re: Any Other Steelers Fans On Here?

    Peyton Wilson could easily be the next great Steelers LB.

    Ryan Watts is bad.
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    This draft class is rated in the top 5 of just about every analyst's rankings. I concur. Now all these guys have to do is back it up on the field. I especially love the top 5 picks. I'll reserve judgment on the 2 6th rounders.

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    According to NFL reporter Jordan Schultz, the (Christmas) showdown between the Chiefs and Steelers will be broadcast only on Netflix.

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    And the high seas.
    I believe there is a special place in hell for people that buy entities that others "root for" and treat it like any other regular business from a profit/loss standpoint.

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    * Attended the 1990 and 2010 Reds Division clinchers *

    Go 76ers, Go Steelers and Go Bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by goreds2 View Post
    Welp, I always wanted to know how a team's schedule would turn out if the scheduler was on a heavy dose of ketamine. Now I know.
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