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  1. It was surprising but comes with a caveat. Here's how the 1st rd went. Frankly, I got lucky. Pick 7 essentially passed. Wonder if a player should have been assigned rather than he be skipped. This dynasty league has been in effect for 15 years now and interest is waning a bit for some of us, and obviously team #7. 2019 Rookie Draft 1) Shady Time - Josh Jacobs ,RB 2) You Kapernick the Futrue - Kyler Murray, QB 3) The Oracle - David Montgomery 4) Wine Her, Dine Her, 49er - Dwayne Haskins, QB 5) Aka Titans - Miles Sanders 6) Midnight Express - Darrell Henderson 7) Mad Dog - skipped after 5 days and no reply ­čśÄ Fin Nasty- K'Neal Harry 9) Drugs Don't Ruin Your Career, Drug Tests Do! - Hockenson 10) The Corporation - Darwin Thomspon 11) Warrior Nation - Devin Singletary 12) Iron City - DK Metcalf
  2. I just selected him at 1.12 in dynasty ppr rookie draft. Concerns are he is too lean and needs to get his body fat to 3 or 4 %. He'll do it. This is the NFL. Pro sports physiologic science and nutrition is capable. Seahawks kmow what they are doing. Steelers safety Trey Edmunds is also worrisomely lean with 2% body fat. Mo freaking out there. https://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/fat-chance-steelers-safety-edmunds-embracing-the-grind-073119
  3. Don't mess with my fantasy here, please. I have visions of a clean and sober and happy and well Josh Gordon playing catch with a still hungry Tom Brady adding to his ridiculous legacy and racking up crazy statistics, eclipsing the Brady/Moss season of lore. It's my fantasy. Let it be. Thank you very much.
  4. Count me in. I took him as a boom pick at 7.02 in 12 team ppr. I am gambling my season on him being at his floor, a wr2..
  5. All kinds of options at 66. Hakeem Butler or Myles Boykin or Chase Winovich or Love.
  6. https://www.fanduel.com/theduel/posts/6311951-oshane-ximines-nfl-scouting-report-draft-profile-and-projection
  7. I sort of view the top cb prospects as all fairly even. I'd be happy if the Steelers waited until rd 2 or 3 for a cb and they go bpa in rds 1 and 2.
  8. Still no sign of them formally meeting with Iowa TE Hockenson. Here are their documented interviews/contacts so far across all predraft events/activities. http://a.msn.com/02/en-us/BBSm1Fe?ocid=se
  9. Barron is thought to be an upgrade over Bostic in the Steelers scheme where as an ILB at the dime spot he can more effectively drop into pass coverage. Filling a position of need also gives them flexibility in the upcoming draft in terms of options.
  10. Inspired by the great writing of Gene Collier. https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/gene-collier/2019/03/16/Antonio-Brown-Le-Veon-Bell-Steelers-NFL-Collier/stories/201903170077
  11. The NFL New Year came last week. Yinz wanna start the new 2019 Steelers thread? It will be nice to shed the vestiges of all the recent drama that surrounded the team last year.
  12. Tomlin benching AB was the right move. From his year end presser on Wed he was careful to state he decided not to dress AB due to uncertainty of his availability even after agent Drew Rosenhouse called him and said AB's knee was feeling better. That decision appears it was not based on discipline but more so that he wasn't going to allow AB to play with an uncertain physical ability. His lack of communication with the team and coaching staff in the lead-up prompted Tomlin to go with the players that were there and ready to go. Whether that's the truth or just Tomlin's shaping the optics I'll let you decide. Tomlin did indicate discipline is needed and will be delivered soon which is good enough for me. OF course since all of that transpired we see AB standing next to James Harrison in an Instagram post while Tomlin is running his Presser and they are indicating that Antonio's going to do an interview of his own that's going to be a real show stopper. Tomlin indicated what amounts to him needing to look in the mirror to conduct personal assessment of his shortcomings as HC which is reasonable response.
  13. Would that type of conduct be in violation of a personal conduct clause that could be within the contract and if so does that offer cap remief if they cut him? what do we think they can get for him in terms of a trade? Would there be other NFL teams willing to trade for a head case?
  14. Brown skipped walkthrough, leaves game early - NFL.com http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001006628/article/antonio-brown-skipped-walkthrough-left-game-early
  15. If the AB84 report is true Tomlin really does look like needs to go. No discipline and dishonest about reason a player is not available. https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2018/12/31/antonio-brown-dispute-steelers-news-nfl/stories/201812310108
  16. Here is link to AB mess. https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2018/12/31/antonio-brown-dispute-steelers-news-nfl/stories/201812310108
  17. One team can't win the SB every year. "Managed properly´╗┐" is subjective. Performance output in football is a product of the system operating tactfully against an opponent trying to defeat you. The outcome of whether a team wins or loses any one game or the SB is dependent upon countless´╗┐ variables more so than just management from the head´╗┐ coach. But in assessing HC management performance you could look at key performance indicators and trends. You can look at probability statements pitted against actual performance and form conclusions. The process of running a football team and playing the football game is a dynamic exchange subject to changing variables. It requires the´╗┐ ability to be both strategic and tactical and decision-making and execution. There for managing the same way in this particular environment does not bode well in terms of overcoming obstacles on the path to achieving the goal of sustained winning and being a SB champ when relevant indicators indicate perhaps you should.´╗┐ The outputs of coaching performance are subject to way too much variability in football. The best the Steelers could hope to do is create and sustain a stable underlying system of how to operate a winning organization (winning in terms of how they define longterm success) and make incremental improvements where they assess weakness in the executio´╗┐n of their performance, i.e. identifying the leverage points´╗┐ in the overall operating scheme. That can be in actual gameplay, game management, that could be in talent evaluation, that can be in drafting, that can be personnel management, that can be media relations, etc. All of these are head´╗┐coaching management and leadership skill variables.
  18. Negatives: 1 ) Year over year losses against by all accounts what are inferior appearing teams in which Tomlin's team ´╗┐appears based on probability and odds thinking to be the favorite to win. These losses are during regular season and in playoffs since SB win vs the Cardinals ten + years ago´╗┐. The subset of issues to those unanticipated losses: a) Failure to overcome team weakness such as suspect secondary and overall defense that has tendencies to give up big plays at mist inopportune moment. b) Pattern of poor in game decision making as a head coach (clock mgmt, play calling, substitutions, challenges) ´╗┐ c) Failure to make in game adjustments in terms of play and coverage schemes d) undisciplined play/too many penalties e) in game communication failure ´╗┐ f) As a supposed player's coach, appears at times soft´╗┐ on discipline. To be fair however, he has benched players for various infractions, though at times perhaps inconsistently displaying what might appear to be a double standard Positive: 1) Overall Tomlin has avery good regular season winning percentage but with glaring losses against inferior teams as noted above. 2) As a supposed player's coach Tomlin appears very good at people management with respect to the off the field distractions with which modern players often find themselves. Bottom line: Steeler fans maintain high expectations relative to playoff contention and winning Super Bowls. For many of the fans that's how they measure success. When the team fails in that regard, the fanbase gets restless and you get the resultant calls for a head coaching replacement because for many of them the buck stops with the head coach.
  19. Like your reference to "rooted blood and guts". As a Steeler fan, I can relate. The older I get and the longer their struggles at returning to playoff relevance, I tend to not root as much with blood and guts.
  20. I am a life long fan of the Steelers since I was old enough to remember. I'm 46 years old. I see no reason to stop being a fan of theirs just because they don't meet my preferences every single season. Take the good with the bad.
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