Yes, we’re jerks for leaving you without so much as a card. But we’re back! (We’re out of money and need a place to stay, sure, but that’s not the point. The point is that we missed you. Also, can we have some money? Too soon?)
Okay, for real: apologies for the unannounced hiatus. As I mentioned in the comments to Ted’s post Tuesday night, you know the excuses — work and family have consumed us, but we’ll try to do better (and if we don’t, we promise, we’ll go with you to couples therapy).
With the groveling out of the way, it’s another Steelers Lounge Podcast, pre-draft edition. JJ, Adam and I talk about who we like in the first round (duh). We also talk about why the Steelers shouldn’t (won’t?) take an outside linebacker with the 24th pick, if they should trade up for guard David DeCastro if he starts to fall (remember those draft-day conversations we had about Prince Amukamara last year?), and how we’d feel if Pittsburgh took tight end Coby Fleener at No. 24.
We also touched on Mike Wallace’s situation and what it means for his future in Pittsburgh, as well as if Rashard Mendenall’s best days are behind him. And if so, how soon should the Steelers think about drafting a running back in the coming days. Finally, I make a plea for quarterback Russell Wilson in the third or fourth round, an idea summarily shot down (and rightfully so, in retrospect) by JJ.
Talking starts promptly. It’s good to be back…