Steelers Lounge Podcast #71: Orpheus Roye

Hey, hey, hey, it’s another Steelers Lounge Podcast. On this episode we take a look at one of the best drafts in recent memory, specifically, what we should expect from David DeCastro and Mike Adams in Year 1. We also have the inevitable “Should they kick Willie Colon inside?” conversation and all agree that signing Max Starks isn’t the worst thing in the world.

We take a look around the rest of the AFC North and clown the Browns while applauding the Ravens for their patience. Of course, as we wrapped the podcast, news broke that Terrell Suggs will likely miss the 2012 season after tearing his Achilles. So we hop back on to discuss the implications (it’s at the very end of the show).

Finally, we look at the Steelers’ depth chart heading into training camp. As it stands, there isn’t a lot of it, from inside linebacker to cornerback to wide receiver. That said, the SL podcast consensus is that this team (on paper, anyway) should be better than the 2011 version.

Alright, let’s get to this.

Steelers Lounge Podcast #71: Orpheus Roye

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  • David

    Holy Crap, Suggs tore his Achilles and may be out for the season.

    • The Backup Quarterback

      Ravens also lost Jarret Johnson at OLB and signed no LBs in the offseason.  Clark Haggans is available.  Or they could try recently-signed Curtis Painter at LB: http://www.backupquarterbackblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/suggs-out-4-reasons-ravens-d-is-in.html

      • Anonymous

        They drafted Courtney Upshaw, who may not yet have signed his contract, but he will.

  • http://www.steelerslounge.com/ ryan

    Just tweeted this:

    ryanwilson_07 Ha! Just noticed that Terrell Suggs’ (https://twitter.com/#!/untouchablejay4) avatar is the pic I took of him at the Super Bowl: http://t.co/BSJvddFs5/3/12 12:35 PM

    I consider this a compliment, because even as a Steelers fan, I have begrudging respect for Mr. Sizzle.

  • EasyLikeSundayMorning

    I look forward to the podcast.  So much content all of a sudden! 

    I had a hard time believing Orpheus Roye was the most deserving Steeler at #71 until I looked up the list of guys who have worn the number, which is impressively bad.  It includes one of our biggest draft busts in Tom Ricketts and also Charlie Bradshaw, who has this on his wikipedia page: “As a Pittsburgh Steeler, Charlie Bradshaw became one of the most
    notorious linemen of the day, drawing such tremendous booing from the
    home crowd that Club Owner Art Rooney discontinued pregame introductions
    of players at Pitt Stadium.”  The only debatable guy is Gordon Gravelle, who evidently started most of the games at OT for the early-to-mid 1970s Steelers, but until this I’d never heard of him.

    • http://www.steelerslounge.com/ ryan

      In typical JJ fashion, Gravelle was the first name he mentioned when I said “No. 71.”

      • GlennW

         JJ’s impressive.  I didn’t recall his number, but as a starter for two Super Bowl teams I certainly remember Gravelle.  Then again, I’m old, and I don’t think JJ is.

        • JJ Cooper

           Thanks GlennW, but I am old. I became a Steelers fan during the SB run in 1974 (I was 2 at the time, but my parents swear I was rooting for the Steelers that year). I also go back and watch games from the 70s regularly, so I’m not just remembering them from back then.

  • Callouswhisper

    nt from wash big pick