Category Archives: Front Office

Never Write in Absolutes, Especially on Willie Colon

Long-time and respected Steelers’ reporter Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette blogged that there is no chance whatsoever that Willie Colon will move to guard because “he does not run well enough to play the position.” First, people should never … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge 2011 NFL Draft Discussion Thread, Day 3

Use this thread to talk about and keep up with  – you guessed it — the 2011 NFL Draft. If you missed it, you can read through the Day 1 and Day 2 threads, and while you’re at it, might … Continue reading

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2011 Steelers Draft: Strong Start, Still Plenty to Do

It may have not been in the order that most projected, but the Steelers addressed their three primary needs in this draft through two days. They took the best player available left on their board in the first round in … Continue reading

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On the Clock: Steelers’ Third-Round Projection

Needs at This Spot: CB, CB, CB Most Likely Possibilities (With 92 off the Board and Steelers Picking at No. 95): CB Curtis Brown, Texas; ILB Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina; RB Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington; OL Clint Boling, Georgia; CB … Continue reading

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On the Clock: Steelers’ Second-Round Projection

Needs at This Spot: CB, OL Most Likely Possibilities (With 60 off the Board and Steelers Picking at No. 63): CB Johnny Patrick, Louisville; OL Clint Boling, Georgia; CB Curtis Brown, Texas; WR Randall Cobb, Kentucky; OT Marcus Gilbert, Florida; … Continue reading

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Steelers Right to Take Heyward, Must Go CB in Round 2

The Steelers desperately need upgrades at No. 2 and No. 3 cornerback even if veteran free agent Ike Taylor is re-signed. As usual, however, the Steelers made the correct call in selecting Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward with the 31st … Continue reading

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2011 Steelers Final Mock Draft: Versions 6a-d

Version 6A: (Staying put at the Steelers’ seven original picks with no trades; addressing primary needs first, while mixing in the best-player-available philosophy) 1.    CB/FS Aaron Williams, 6-0, 205, Texas: This goes against the Steelers’ successful recent history of drafting … Continue reading

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Day Before the First Round Draft Notebook

Desperately Seeking Cornerback Help But Not Reaching Put simply: The Steelers must bolster their cornerback corps for 2011 and beyond in this draft. But are either Texas’s Aaron Williams or Miami’s Brandon Harris worthy of the 31st overall pick? No, … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ 7-Round 2011 Draft Value Board

The Steelers are a squad that usually does not maneuver much during the draft. As such, the draft-value board below is simply a list of players I like and/or players that the Steelers have shown interest in (particularly visits to … Continue reading

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2011 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft, Version 5

Okay, it is time to stop worrying about how free agency or the NFL labor strife will affect the Steelers in the draft. Pittsburgh, like every other team in the league, will not have those answers before the draft, and … Continue reading

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