Steelers Lounge Podcast #70: Ernie Stautner

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…

Steelers Lounge Podcast #70: Ernie Stautner

Steelers Lounge Podcast

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  • DJAnyReason

    In 2012, A. Brown ranked 20rd DYAR and 34th DVOA.  M. Wallace ranked 5th and 8th respectively.  If I have a forced choice of keeping one or the other, I choose Wallace 11 times out of 10.

    • DJAnyReason

      2011, that is.

      If anybody wants more future 2012 NFL results to take to Vegas, send me an email.

  • Randy Steele

    I think I heard you talking seriously about drafting Cordy Glenn in Round One, and I found this recent post about him by Ben Muth, who writes exclusively about offensive line play for “Football Outsiders.”

    “He (Glenn) plays way too high, and the only time he plays with any pad level is when he bends straight over at the waist, which is another awful habit. Why does he do that? Probably because he’s too stiff to bend his knees.

    “In pass protection, he’s a ‘clamper.’ He doesn’t punch at all–just tries to clamp your shoulders. NFL defensive ends will knock his hands away, NFL defensive tackles will get into his chest, and NFL refs will call him for holding. I don not get how this guy has risen up draft boards.

    “Oh, and he also has the lateral movement of Jabba the Hut. I’m not even sure if it technically qualifies as movement.”

    • Rob D

      Hmmm..quite the ringing endorsement!

      I laughed at the the “clamper” comment. My wife heard and said she met many a clamper in high school….lol..

      • Anonymous

        Oh wait. I was thinking of claspers.